June 13, 2016
ISSUE | ALZHEIMER'S Lyon's an inspiration After years of learning, laughing, and weeping thanks to Bill Lyon's wonderfully touching colums, I am heartsick to learn of his battle with Alzheimer's ("Fighting a thief most cruel," June 5). His courage, toughness, and humor keep us all going. And bravo for letting us continue to share his wit and wisdom. |J.N. Rainey, Media It's all about time I guess I'm supposed to say "hurrah" about Bill Lyon's fierce determination to live to 96 with Alzheimer's.
June 3, 2016 |
A Johnson & Johnson diagnostic test that can detect the Ebola virus has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use when there is a suspected outbreak. The test, developed by J&J subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica and partner Biocartis NV in Belgium, detects the Ebola strain that caused more than 11,000 deaths in West Africa in 2014. Using only a few drops of blood, the test can distinguish Ebola from other fevers, such as malaria, in 100 minutes, said Janssen medical director Theresa Pattery.
May 27, 2016 |
TRENTON - Convicted criminals and individuals with ties to organized crime have dumped tons of contaminated soil and construction debris near residential areas and waterways in New Jersey in recent years, enabled by gaping loopholes in state regulations, investigators say. The scheme stretches across the state, from Palmyra to Newark, according to the State Commission of Investigation, which held a three-hour hearing on the matter Wednesday at the...
May 22, 2016
Hello there Craig came home to King of Prussia with a bachelor's in drama from Ohio's Kenyon College and assembled a collection of local theater jobs, including directing and backstage work at Lantern Theater Company. A year later, his college friend Jonny joined the Lantern as a production intern. Friends joked that the South Philadelphia apartment Craig and Jonny rented in 2011 would be an epic bachelor pad. But within months, Jonny was dating Theresa, and Theresa brought Laura, her friend and roommate since their days at Hope College in Michigan, to hang out with the guys.
May 4, 2016 |
Craig E. Burgess - patriot, poet, proud Audubon resident - has always lived in the bungalow his parents bought in 1938. But on 41 occasions, he's happily left the little house on Washington Terrace behind and gone off to Hawaii. The retired teacher is showcasing his beloved vacation destination in a new book, A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise - Photographic and Poetic Images of the Hawaiian Islands (Dorrance Publishing). A paean to the Hawaiians whom the gregarious author, prolific public speaker, and lifelong bachelor has embraced, and vice versa, the heartfelt book is something of a family album.
May 1, 2016 |
Rutgers University's New Brunswick commencement ceremony next month - with President Obama as speaker - will be ticketed for crowd control, which is riling some college seniors who say they now have to decide whom to invite. Each of the 12,000 graduating Rutgers-New Brunswick students is being offered three guest tickets for the May 15 event at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark students also are being invited to attend the ceremony as guests, which has made some New Brunswick students angry.
April 18, 2016
BBQ & brews New Jersey. Barbecue, beer, and hard cider will be served up at the historic village inside Allaire State Park. Craftspeople, demos of blacksmithing and carpentry, live music, and games. Costumed interpreters provide tours of village buildings. Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest , Farmingdale, April 30. www.allairevillage.org/event/allaire-bbq-brew-fest/ Natural surprises Delaware. Discover spring wildflowers at Mt. Cuba Center. Gardening demos, live music, programs for all ages.
April 8, 2016 |
Bill Moyers, an American journalist who served as press secretary for Lyndon B. Johnson, will be this year's Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement speaker. Rutgers has had a long-standing invitation to have President Obama speak to graduates this year, but with no word from the White House, the university's board of governors approved Moyers as speaker at a meeting Wednesday. Sister Mary Scullion, the head of the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Project HOME, will speak at the Rutgers-Camden commencement along with Raymond Ackerman, a South African businessman whose supermarket chain, Pick n Pay, is now one of the largest in southern Africa.
March 28, 2016 |
IF YOU'RE IN Mayfair in May, you might want to look for a new crop of monarch butterflies. They will be part of the Mayfair Monarch Project, an effort to increase the number of monarch butterflies in North America, and spruce up the corridor between Mayfair and Holmesburg. The project is the brainchild of Steve Kanya, who for 24 years has operated a not-so-little shop of critters called the Insectarium in Holmesburg. In a few weeks, Kanya plans to unveil a new Butterfly Rainforest Pavilion inside the 8,000-square-foot warehouse behind his existing business and museum.
March 26, 2016 |
Federal authorities on Thursday charged three men in a fraud scheme that allegedly netted them close to $1 million. According to charging documents, the men worked for an inventory-management company in Radnor identified as "Company A," or a pharmaceutical company in New Brunswick, N.J., identified as "Company B. " While the companies were not named, "Company A" appears to be Storeroom Solutions Inc. and "Company B" appears to be Bristol-Myers Squibb,...