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.
April 28, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - The man with the neatly combed hair and the carefully pressed blue suit blended in well at Wednesday morning's meeting of the all-white, mostly over-45, and mostly male Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. That is, until he abruptly interrupted the discussion to call the commission's chairman, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, a "prostitute. " The interloper was perennial Harrisburg activist Gene Stilp, who came to accuse the commission, assembled last month by Gov. Corbett, of being a tool of the oil and gas industry.
August 9, 2010 |
As he vacuumed new carpeting in a soon-to-be-unveiled meeting room inside the greatly expanded Convention Center, Pat Taylor felt a sense of accomplishment. "It looks really nice," Taylor, 18, of Downingtown, said as he paused in his work, looked up, and surveyed a room that just three months ago was still taking shape. "It feels great that we can make a room like this beautiful," said Taylor, a member of Laborers Union Local 57. The $786 million expansion of the center - described as the city's "dream house" when it was being developed two decades ago - is 87 percent complete, on track, and on budget for its highly anticipated March debut, said Joe Resta, project executive for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, which is overseeing the expansion.
December 30, 2008 |
At precisely 10 p.m. Saturday at the American Philosophical Association's sprawling conference in the Philadelphia Marriott - the annual mass gathering of those who practice the world's oldest non-conclusive profession - a philosophical point was made. Evondra Acevedo, the academic group's employment coordinator, had announced that the "Candidates' Room," where graduate students and others apply for teaching jobs, was closed for the night. She'd been going since 3 p.m. A sign announced that the room would close at 10 p.m. She asked the 11 candidates still seeking service to come back in the morning.