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.
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]
November 12, 2002
YOU OUGHTA be in pictures. Or better yet, your neighborhood oughta be. Philadelphia is now the silent co-star in two programs that have won sizable audiences: "Hack" and "American Dreams. " "Hack" has done a decent job of showing Philadelphia in all its gritty charm, with forays into Fishtown, Manayunk and West Philadelphia. (Recently canceled "Philly" never much got past Center City.) "American Dreams," on the other hand, hasn't filmed much in Philadelphia, even though there are neighborhoods that haven't changed since the 1960s, the show's focus.
December 3, 2002 |
The interior of St. Gabriel's Church at 29th and Dickinson in Grays Ferry is magnificent - a block-long, cavernous space of wooden pews, marble floors, stained glass, and three-story-high pillars. It is in an unlikely neighborhood for Hollywood types, but during the last several months, a lot of them have walked through as members of the cast and crew of Hack, the first network series to be shot entirely in Philadelphia. "It's marvelous. It's certainly no soundstage in Santa Monica [Calif.