April 25, 1997 |
Perhaps you're one of the 5,000 people who volunteered to clean up Germantown Avenue on Sunday as part of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future - and you're wondering what else you might be able to squeeze in between collecting trash, scrubbing graffiti and sweeping dirt. (Then again, maybe you're not a volunteer and your intention is to stay as far away from Germantown Avenue as possible until the dust settles and everybody goes back home.) You should know, if you don't already, that the Avenue is lined with scores of stores, shops and eateries that are as varied as the neighborhoods it runs through.
November 12, 2010 |
At lunchtime on May 15, 2001, CSX Locomotive No. 8888 eased down tracks in a rail yard outside Toledo, Ohio. The engine known as "Crazy Eights" picked up speed as it pulled 47 freight cars, two of them loaded with toxic chemicals, south toward Columbus. Only no one was on board. Jon Hosfeld, a native of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was in the rail yard eating his lunch. He wasn't supposed to be there that day. Hosfeld, 52, ran a CSX yard 67 miles south in Kenton; he'd come north to deposit a carload of children and Ohio's lieutenant governor in Toledo for a program aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of rail crossings.
July 19, 2014 |
An investigating grand jury has found no evidence that a female police officer seriously injured a teenager's genitals during a stop-and-frisk search earlier this year, District Attorney Seth Williams said Thursday. Darrin Manning, 16, and his lawyer said he was injured after police stopped him and some friends near Broad Street and Girard Avenue. Some of the teens, who had been on their way to a school basketball game, ran from the officers. Manning, however, was apprehended.
October 12, 2007
THEY SAY A lie repeated often enough will come to be seen as the truth. We hope that isn't the case with SugarHouse's claims about where their casino would be located. Contrary to what Philadelphians may read in the papers, SugarHouse would be located in both Fishtown and Northern Liberties - not just in Fishtown. We believe SugarHouse is working to create the impression that its casino would be located only in Fishtown because the membership of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association has chosen not to discuss a potential community-benefits agreement with SugarHouse at this time.
May 2, 2003 |
A commemorative marking the 200th anniversary of the greatest real estate bargain for the United States - the Louisiana Purchase - was issued this week. It is the third time the Postal Service has recalled the occasion. The 37-cent stamp, issued Wednesday, is vertical in format and depicts three unidentified signers of the treaty, along with the handwritten treaty with France superimposed on a map of the United States. The purchase annexed 828,000 square miles to the fledgling United States for $15 million.
January 8, 2012 |
We are what we eat. But we are also where we live. Volumes of anthropological, criminological, and sociological research back me up on this. What results is a rich stew of eccentric flavors seasoned by our parents' housing histories and their parents' housing histories, too. Is it any wonder then that home-buying - and home-selling - decisions are often driven by emotion, that gut feeling that this is the house we were meant to live in?...
December 10, 2009 |
Visitors to New Jersey chain restaurants may soon have more information when deciding whether to add fries and a shake to their order. A bill in the Legislature would require chains to post calorie counts for all items on menus inside the restaurant and at drive-up windows. Aimed at curbing obesity by helping eaters make the healthiest choices, the bill would affect any chain that has 20 or more locations nationwide. The Senate is scheduled to vote on it today. Consumers aren't very good at guessing the calories of a cheeseburger or a bowl of fettuccini Alfredo, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health and cited by authors of the bill.
April 27, 2000 |
A former Norristown High School track and football star attending Shippensburg University was shot in the head and then set on fire in a central Pennsylvania state forest, authorities said yesterday. The charred body of Sydney Bull, 23, was discovered about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after firefighters were called out to extinguish a small blaze in Michaux State Forest in Cumberland County, about 10 miles southeast of Shippensburg. "There is no indication it had anything to do with the school [Shippensburg]