August 22, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (***) Others simply aren't in the mood for TGIF. It is futile to try to change their mood. Make plans just for you. Hanging with a loved one could be depressing as they once more are withdrawing. Opt for an adventure, and take off. Act as if you are as free as the wind. On Sunday you feel the need to head home. Boredom could be a factor. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (***) Others come toward you. You greet them warmly, but there is a push-shove aspect going on. Someone wants to be snuggly and close, and the next moment, that someone is long gone.
August 17, 2015 |
Hello there Aida, who loves to dance, spent many 1990s nights hopping from one Philadelphia club to another. In June 1995, she and friend Glenda landed at Tierra Colombiana on North Fifth Street. The night had barely begun when Glenda had news for Aida: "You have a secret admirer. " It was the DJ, El Bandido de Filadelfia - Mike. "He's short. He's small. I'm not interested," Aida said. Dancing to the tunes Mike spun and enjoying more than a few drinks led to a change of heart by midnight.
August 13, 2015 |
His voters still love him. They love him so much, they had him in tears as they got ready to choose his replacement. Sporting his signature newsboy cap, former State Rep. Ronald Waters strolled up to the Care Pavilion of Walnut Park in West Philadelphia on Tuesday morning to check in with voters and poll workers. The man who in June pleaded guilty in the sting investigation was greeted with much enthusiasm. "Ron! How you doing?" yelled a man, stretching out his arm in a wave.
August 10, 2015 |
Their friendship began in homeroom at Arcola Intermediate School. By the time they reached Methacton High, Rachel and Ben did everything together. Though they traveled in a group of 10 friends, "I always found myself just talking to her," Ben said. "Even when I was dating someone else," said Rachel, "he was always the friend I could lean on. " There were other, more-than-friendship feelings, but Ben was afraid that, if he acted on them and it didn't work out, he'd lose their friendship.
August 7, 2015 |
Beer geek and reformed lawyer Kristen Cevoli and business partner Jon Shinners unlocked the door on BeerLOVE , their bottle shop/tasting room at 714 S. Fourth St. in Queen Village. The storefront, across from Essene market and down the block from Famous 4th Street Deli, is stocked with about 500 beers, plus a sizable list of large-format beers. They also have eight taps dispensing many one-offs. Customers can sample flights, get a full pour, or fill a growler. Food is basically packaged bar snacks, including popcorn, plaintain chips, jerky, pickles, s'mores.
August 6, 2015 |
LAST SPRING, my colleague David Gambacorta wrote about the slow-but-unmistakable signs of improvements on struggling 52nd Street, also known as West Philadelphia's Main Street: New transportation hub, clean and well-lit? Check. Removal of filthy, tattered storefront canopies that made the street look like a war zone instead of a shopping destination? Check. Uptick in police patrols, contributing to a serious drop in crime along the corridor? Check. Stepped-up services from Ready, Willing and Able, whose workers regularly clean the streets?
August 3, 2015 |
ANDREW Stober is the kind of guy who thinks he can do something - and then just goes for it. Like when he one day realized that he enjoyed leisurely bike rides and then thought, "Maybe I should bike across the country. " Years later, Stober, as a top city transportation official, created Philadelphia's first bike-share program, Indego. He envisioned a bike program widely used by low-income residents, "not just by young white guys in suits. " So, Stober set up a network of bike stations, a number of them in the city's poorest neighborhoods, and developed an affordable cash-payment model.
August 3, 2015 |
It's the afternoon of the release of Jill Scott's new album. It's also the 15th anniversary of her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, and the middle of the Jill Scott Summer Tour. Speaking by phone from the road in Cincinnati, the Grammy-winning singer says she feels as though she's given birth. "It feels like I've been pregnant for a long time," Scott says. The baby she's talking about is her fifth studio album, Woman. She's been working on it for 21/2 years. "I can finally let the baby go," Scott says.