October 24, 2013 |
JUST AFTER 6 o'clock on Monday night, about a dozen people were scattered around the meeting room at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, laying on their backs, staring at the ceiling. They stretched out on yoga mats and padded benches in the minimalist, white-walled room, waiting for sunset. The retractable roof opened, exposing the meetinghouse to the elements and providing its inhabitants an unobstructed view of the sky. Then the lights began, multicolored hues that circled the opening in the vaulted ceiling as part of an art installation titled "Greet the Light," which artist James Turrell calls a "skyspace.
August 25, 2013 |
Stately and welcoming, fronted by a glass-enclosed portico and topped by a widow's walk, the Victorian landmark known for generations as the Mount Holly Library ceased, on Friday, to be. So, why was everybody inside smiling, clapping, and shaking hands? Because this architectural gem on High Street, whose survival had seemed precarious for years, had just come into the possession and protection of Burlington County, which will turn it into a history museum and "lyceum. " "This is a pretty historic event in a pretty historic building," Freeholder Director Joseph Donnelly told the 30 people perched on Windsor chairs in the ground-floor meeting room.
August 5, 2013 |
The two people battling to be the 2013 starting quarterback for Penn State have never have taken a snap in a big-time college football game. That might leave some head coaches apprehensive, but not Bill O'Brien. O'Brien, who will lead the Nittany Lions into Monday's opening day of preseason practice, is excited about working with the quarterbacks, sophomore Tyler Ferguson and freshman Christian Hackenberg. He loves being able to "mold" each player, not just in terms of mechanics and fundamentals but in being a leader.
June 12, 2013 |
It started in late 2011, when four high school students started holding informal mentoring sessions with younger students in Camden. Within a few weeks, the talks that Zaire Martin and three classmates were having with younger students started paying off, prompting teachers at Dudley Elementary School in East Camden to encourage the high school students to keep the meetings going. "The teachers kind of pointed it out that they actually listened to us," said Martin, 18. The mentoring group, "Child of Mine," started with those informal sessions and quickly transformed into a group that works with six seventh and eighth grade students at Dudley.
June 15, 2012 |
TRENTON — William Scott Jr. was concerned about a housing development being built near his Montclair home by a politically connected nonprofit. He filed an open records request to try to figure out how the nonprofit secured a big government construction grant from Essex County, even though it applied past the deadline. His request was rejected by the county. So he appealed to the New Jersey Government Records Council (GRC), which hears such cases. Twenty-one months later, he watched as the GRC voted on his case in a meeting room in Trenton.
May 13, 2012 |
While it's nice, Temple's Edberg-Olson Hall isn't on par with some of the nation's premier college football practice facilities. But once the $10 million expansion and renovations are completed July 1, there likely will be plenty of satisfied people at 10th and Diamond Streets. The upgrade "is twofold," Owls coach Steve Addazio said Friday amid the construction. "It's got a big effect on recruiting. But it's also functionality. You need a state-of-the-art training room to give your players the best opportunity for rehab and to be able to come back from injuries and protect their bodies.
March 23, 2012 |
CALL IT what you want - a clearing of the air, a cleansing of the soul, a blackboard session - the 76ers and their coaches met yesterday for close to an hour at their practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to discuss the differences in the team that started the season with a 20-9 record and the one that has won just six of its last 18 games. After Wednesday night's loss to the New York Knicks, coach Doug Collins wouldn't pinpoint any reason for the recent skid, particularly when asked about his use of Evan Turner.
March 23, 2012 |
Despite a raucous disruption by Occupy Philadelphia protesters, the city Board of Health approved amended regulations Thursday for groups that feed the homeless outdoors. Groups will be required to obtain a permit from the city and to have at least one member receive free food-safety training from the Health Department. Health Commissioner Donald F. Schwarz said he expected the new rules to be enforced around May 1. The regulations come as the city proceeds with a ban in city parks on feeding the homeless and others who want free meals.