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August 2, 1990 | By Lynn Hamilton, Special to The Inquirer
On Saturday afternoon in their Newtown Square home, Mohammad Ahadi and his American-born wife, Frances, received gifts from Mohammad Ahadi's family in Tehran, Iran. The gifts included two packets of spice, a pocketbook, a satchel, a handmade pillow covering and rug. Their friend Mahmoud Baghan of Philadelphia, who recenty returned from Iran bearing the cheerful gifts, also informed the Ahadis that "everything" was still needed for victims of the June 21 earthquake that devastated northwest Iran, leaving more than 50,000 people dead, 200,000 injured and 500,000 homeless.
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June 29, 2008 | By Kate Levin FOR THE INQUIRER
The scene at King Street Espresso Bar in Gloucester City gave new meaning to the concept of variety show. Ernest Cipolone, 87, of Brooklawn, who has been writing poetry for 60 years, read his verses before an audience for the first time. Afterward his 12-year-old grandson, Peter Cipolone, also of Brooklawn, hoisted his accordion and led the audience in a rousing "Beer Barrel Polka. " The eclectic open-mic night June 21 was the latest event sponsored by the Gloucester City Cultural Arts and Heritage Society, a new group that aims to foster artistic expression among residents of the working-class community of 12,000 on the Delaware River.
NEWS
April 9, 1996 | By Chris Satullo, Deputy Editorial Page Editor
They're out there, that label-hating, Web-browsing, 'zine-reading, grunge-dressing crew. They eke out a living in a subsistence-clerking economy. They act locally, but sneer globally. And they don't seem to much care, most of them, who gets elected president. They're the American citizens who are of voting age, but below 30. And they've been reported as political "missing persons. " From "College Students Talk Politics," prepared for the Kettering Foundation by The Harwood Group, comes this portrait: "While [older]
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Freedom Academy Charter School was put on state probation last year - its charter was in jeopardy because of poor academic results - it hired a New York charter management organization as an academic consultant while continuing a partnership with a local group to oversee its finances. Eventually, both of those groups submitted bids to run the troubled Camden school as it came up for a five-year charter renewal this year. On Thursday, the state Department of Education renewed Freedom Academy's charter after asking for and receiving a management agreement between Freedom and Democracy Prep Public Schools, the New York charter school network that recently received a $9 million federal grant to expand its footprint.
NEWS
January 24, 1998 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Nearly 55 years ago, when the Dorchester was torpedoed by a German U-boat, four U.S. Army chaplains drowned after giving up their life vests to soldiers on the sinking troop ship. Unselfish as they were, the clerics probably wouldn't ever want to see two non-profit charitable groups, one old and one new, fighting over use of the name "Four Chaplains. " But the fight has moved into federal court in Philadelphia, and neither side seems willing to call a truce. Friends of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, a Philadelphia-based group which has been honoring the clerics' memory for more than 50 years, contends that the new group, The Four Chaplains Foundation, based in Minneapolis, Minn.
NEWS
June 15, 2010 | By Emilie Lounsberry, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the Boy Scouts of America could set rules as a private organization, even if that meant excluding homosexuals, the Philadelphia chapter disagreed with the exclusionary policy. The local group, the Cradle of Liberty Council, thought scouting should be open to everyone. And the council even adopted a resolution saying it opposed any form of discrimination. But retired Cradle of Liberty CEO Bill Dwyer told a federal court jury Tuesday that he and other leaders realized "in our heart of hearts" that "we couldn't repudiate totally the national position.
NEWS
September 24, 1992 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir performed with local group Swirled Whale at a benefit concert for Clean Water Action/Vote Environment Committee at the Barn at the Bensalem Country Club on Sunday. Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Kostmayer, who helped bring the event together, was there. Four hundred tickets were sold, at $20 each. The event was for people 18 - the voting age - and older.
NEWS
August 18, 1989 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Two mourners linger at the gravesite after others have left the burial service for Pamela Gleason, the Philadelphia police officer's widow and 36- year-old mother of six children who died in a car accident Sunday. She was buried yesterday next to her husband's grave at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cedarbrook. Gleason, founder of a local group for widowed spouses of police officers, was praised during funeral services as a woman who "shared her cross with others. "
NEWS
June 16, 2010 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the Boy Scouts of America could set rules as a private organization, even if that meant excluding homosexuals, the Philadelphia chapter disagreed with the exclusionary policy. The local group, the Cradle of Liberty Council, thought scouting should be open to everyone. It even adopted a resolution saying it opposed any form of discrimination. But Bill Dwyer, a retired chief executive of the council, told a federal court jury Tuesday that he and other leaders realized "in our heart of hearts" that "we couldn't repudiate totally the national position.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Another of the original investors in The Inquirer's parent company has agreed to join a local group seeking to buy the media firm at a bankruptcy auction Tuesday. William A. Graham, chief executive officer of Graham Co., a Philadelphia regional insurance broker, said he agreed to be part of the group Thursday at the request of Brian P. Tierney, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C., which owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Graham was asked to join the effort after Bruce Toll, vice chairman of home builder Toll Bros.
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March 3, 2016 | By Ashley Caldwell, Staff Writer
Growing up in West Philly, Joshua Dingle struggled with such a severe stutter he could barely form a sentence. His parents tried speech therapy, but it didn't work. Then an unexpected breakthrough at age 12 changed his life. "My parents introduced me to music and theater," Dingle said. "It wasn't because of my speech impediment, but because I needed something to do at that age. " Dingle said that within six to 12 months, his speech became "near-perfect. " "It was like a miracle," he said.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
EGYPT Four children killed in Sinai violence Fighting between army troops and extremist militants in the restive northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula killed four children and wounded eight other minors on Thursday, Egyptian medical officials said. The Rafah hospital said in a statement that the children were killed and wounded during clashes using heavy weapons, with some buried under rubble when buildings were hit and collapsed. The fighting took place close to the border with the Gaza Strip.
NEWS
October 15, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A LOCAL GROUP of education advocates has sent Gov. Wolf a letter asking for the removal of Farah Jimenez from the School Reform Commission because of her husband's association with charter schools. The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools says it is also concerned about Jimenez's oversight of the school district's Charter School Office, which she details on her LinkedIn page. The group alleges in an Oct. 8 letter obtained by the Daily News that Jimenez, who was appointed to the SRC in February 2014 by former Gov. Tom Corbett, "has taken actions which raise additional problems with her continuing as a Commissioner.
NEWS
September 8, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
WHEN SCHOOL bells ring on Monday, one organization is hoping to see thousands of children walking to school with backpacks on their shoulders and fathers by their sides. The House of Umoja, a nonprofit working for education and against violence in Philadelphia, is organizing the Million Father March for its seventh year. The march - a national effort started in Chicago in 2004 - works to redefine parental roles in their children's education by having fathers walk their sons and daughters to school.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014
THE GUYS from Hip Hop Fundamentals don't look like the performers who used to show up at my school assemblies. They arrive in fly Kangol bucket-style hats and mock turtlenecks. On their feet, they rock Adidas Gazelle sneakers or Clyde Frazier basketball shoes, by Puma. And if I say they dance their butts off, I'm not exagerating. Trust me. These dudes can pop lock, head spin and floor rock with the best bboys around. Watching them perform on YouTube videos, I couldn't help but wonder why they aren't big stars doing their thing on VH1 or Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" instead of leading school assemblies.
NEWS
September 11, 2013 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Obama administration moved Monday to insulate community nonprofits from demands of House Republicans, minimizing disruption weeks before a key part of the Affordable Care Act kicks in while potentially irking those who want to kill it. Fifteen Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters two weeks ago to 51 organizations that are receiving funds for "navigators" intended to help determine eligibility and enroll people in...
NEWS
August 24, 2013 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The state's Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that local investors in the SugarHouse Casino had no legal standing to challenge the agency's awarding of a second casino license in Philadelphia. The board also asserted that under the state's gaming act, any challenge to its actions had to be made to the state Supreme Court, not Commonwealth Court. On July 29, minority investors in SugarHouse filed a complaint in Dauphin County Court to stop the board from reissuing a second license for a Philadelphia casino.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Freedom Academy Charter School was put on state probation last year - its charter was in jeopardy because of poor academic results - it hired a New York charter management organization as an academic consultant while continuing a partnership with a local group to oversee its finances. Eventually, both of those groups submitted bids to run the troubled Camden school as it came up for a five-year charter renewal this year. On Thursday, the state Department of Education renewed Freedom Academy's charter after asking for and receiving a management agreement between Freedom and Democracy Prep Public Schools, the New York charter school network that recently received a $9 million federal grant to expand its footprint.
NEWS
February 15, 2013
THERE'S no question that the region's theater scene has undergone many changes during the past decade or so, especially the increase in the number of professional companies. But one constant remains: The demographic makeup of the audience. There are no hard numbers available, but anecdotal evidence paints a picture of a customer base with a median age on the far side of 40. At least one local group is hoping to change that with events like Wednesday night's "UMAMI" at the Power Plant Basement in Old City.
NEWS
October 4, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fledgling theater group in Chester County has landed a bit of bigtime help from showbiz dynamo Tina Fey. The Upper Darby High grad turned TV and film star filmed a surprise, unpaid pitch for Facetime Community Theatre, a Phoenixville-based nonprofit that offered its first program this summer, a theater camp for kids. "Hi, I'm domestic television personality Tina Fey, coming to you from here, the set of 30 Rock in New York City," the former Saturday Night Live star begins.
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