January 20, 1989 |
Cries of outrage over a perceived social snub rang out yesterday as City Council members launched the new year much as they had ended the last one, with complaints that they get less respect than they deserve. The subject was lunch. It all began months ago when the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce asked Mayor Goode when he wanted to give his annual business report to a chamber-sponsored gathering. This is supposed to be a big deal. Reception at 11:30 a.m. at a Center City hotel, chicken and salad for 1,000 business people at noon, Eagles cheerleaders and players in attendance, all to mingle and to hear the mayor.
May 7, 1994 |
If you were eating lunch in a public place yesterday, you knew. You knew that there's a governor's race happening right now, and that Tuesday is Election Day. Republican Ernie Preate was working the Northeast and Roxborough, while Republican Sam Katz and Democrats Lynn Yeakel and Dwight Evans were working the Center City lunch crowds. The city was crawling with so many gubernatorial candidates that two of them bumped into each other. Yeakel and Katz collided near the fried shrimp and grandfather chicken in the food court at 1 Liberty Place and both were in full candidate mode.
June 22, 1990 |
Sometimes Philadelphia is as bad as Philadelphians say it is. The city now has the lowest credit rating of any city in the nation, nine people were murdered here last weekend, the budget is foundering and the streets are littered with garbage. And then there is Independence National Historical Park, 40 acres of federally preserved serenity, backed up by 200 employees, 85 trained rangers, a $7 million annual budget - and a superintendent whose philosophy is to keep America's historical landmarks presentable.
March 2, 2007 |
Dunkin' Donuts restaurants do 80 percent of their business between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. But now, with Starbucks, Subway and Wendy's hungry for breakfast business, Dunkin' Donuts is expanding its menu and revamping stores to attract customers later in the day. Philadelphia has one of the first nine "new concept" stores in the country, where the menu includes oven-toasted flatbread sandwiches and individual pizzas designed to be eaten on the...
August 7, 1998 |
The evacuation of the Chester County Courthouse yesterday sent people flocking to Wally's Wiener World at High and Market Streets, where vendor Scott Vassil was making sales faster than he could slide hot wieners into buns. "There were people coming out of the courthouse and lining up. It was great," said Vassil, who has been hawking hot dogs at the intersection for 12 years. Soda, chips, hot dogs. The goods were moving quickly as people were told to leave the building around 12:30 p.m., after explosions and an underground electrical fire in a transformer sent smoke billowing.
November 24, 2009 |
Seven of Philadelphia's largest health systems were sued yesterday and Friday by employees who said they were not compensated when they worked through their unpaid lunch hours. Among the plaintiffs is nurse Pamela Kimble-Armstrong of Vineland, who said she was fired for taking a 15- minute break when she worked in the emergency room at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital in Southwest Philadelphia. "A lot of times I worked triage," she said. "I was the only nurse out there. " It got so bad, she said, that she started to wear adult diapers to work because it was close to impossible to get a bathroom break, let alone find time to eat a sandwich.
December 1, 1991 |
If you are interested in architecture, history, hors d'oeuvres and beautiful homes dressed up for the holidays, the Designers' Touch Holiday House Tour may be for you. The one-day tour of six private homes in Chestnut Hill and the Wyndmoor section of Springfield Township will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Proceeds from the third annual event, which is sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Hospital Auxiliary and the Chestnut Hill Community Association, will benefit Chestnut Hill Hospital and the Chestnut Hill Community Fund.
June 18, 2011 |
There's more on the menu than tasty lunch dishes and homemade treats at the new Black Cat Cafe in Devon. Scattered throughout the yellow-and-lavender restaurant are pictures of cats in need of homes. The one-of-a-kind spot is run by PALS, a Main Line pet-rescue group, and is serving up food along with a feel-good mission: to find homes for unwanted cats. Earlier this year, PALS bought the former tea shop at 42 Berkeley Rd. intending to rent it out, but decided to try its own paw, er, hand at running a cafe.
May 19, 2007 |
Vietnam veteran Michael J. "Turk" Turek packed his lunch into his Harley's leather saddlebag, slid on his black sunglasses and leather gloves, and paused to consider a landmark immigration bill that could offer legal status to millions of immigrants living here illegally. "I'd say, give them a chance," the 56-year-old ironworker from Upper Darby said before rolling his Heritage Softail Classic onto MacDade Boulevard and heading back to work. "I mean, what the hell is this country founded on - giving people a chance.
January 31, 1993 |
Bishop Conwell Parents Association's Annual Fashion Show will be presented from 2 to 6 p.m. next Sunday at Woodbourne Caterers, 1561 Woodbourne Rd. in Levittown. Fashions are provided by the Lancaster Dress Co. The cost is $18 per person and includes a late lunch. For more information and tickets, call 943-4300, Ext. 15. Bensalem High School's Guidance Department is sponsoring Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Feb. 8. The featured speakers are Nicholas Flocco, director of financial aid at Drexel University, and Sally Whiteman, senior banking officer at Provident National Bank.