November 19, 2015 |
WHEN ANTHONY Stagliano is in the Downtowners clubhouse in South Philadelphia, he is still waiting to hear that step on the stairs. Neither Stagliano, who is the Downtowners' captain, nor anyone else in the rarefied world of Philadelphia Mummery can believe that Jim Julia is gone. Surely, he's going to walk back up those stairs at 149 Snyder Ave. to be with the organization that was his passion and pride for so many years. Jim was not only a leader as a Mummer, he was an inspiration, a cheerleader, a promoter and a devoted lover of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade.
September 5, 2015 |
Sen. Cory A. Booker (D., N.J.) on Thursday backed the international nuclear deal with Iran, adding to the momentum for the agreement despite intense pressure from critics and a long list of his own reservations. Booker announced his stand in a statement packed with concern about the accord and its potential effect on Israel. He said supporting the deal is the best way to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions for now and maintain a united international front. "We have now passed a point of no return that we should have never reached, leaving our nation to choose between two imperfect, dangerous, and uncertain options," Booker's statement said.
August 14, 2015 |
WHEN GEORGIA Bruson was born, William Howard Taft was president, the Ford Model T was a year old, and the Wright brothers were still trying to figure out how to fly that thing. Georgia was born on the Fourth of July, 1909, in Edgefield, S.C. She died July 29 at 106. Her life encompassed a big chunk of American history. The Model T morphed into the sleek chariots plying Interstate 95; the Wright brothers' creation became supersonic jets, and a black man is president of the United States.
August 11, 2015 |
New Jersey had three law schools last month. Now it has two. Rutgers University learned July 31 that the American Bar Association had signed off on merging the university's two law schools, completing a years-long process of creating a unified school. The merger took effect immediately. Born of the Camden law school formed in 1926 and the Newark law school formed in 1908, Rutgers Law School is now one of the largest in the nation, school officials say, with about 120 faculty members and 1,100 students.
June 25, 2015 |
TRENTON - The budget introduced and advanced by New Jersey Democrats on Tuesday includes $2.5 million for Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in Camden. As reported last week, it also includes $2.5 million for Newark to help that city establish its own EMS operations. The Democrats' spending plan totals $35.3 billion and is expected to head to the floor of each house for a full vote Thursday. Paramedic services in Camden are currently provided by Virtua Health, which operates in every town in Camden and Burlington Counties.
June 23, 2015 |
Cars, cars, parked everywhere in South Philadelphia. On expansive lots below the Walt Whitman Bridge, on parcels at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. On Norfolk Southern Corp. rail land, and along the old Mustin military airfield now part of 200 acres known as Southport, at the eastern end of the Navy Yard. Since August 2010, when Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. moved their vehicle-import business from Baltimore and Newark, N.J., ports to Philadelphia's waterfront, the number of shiny Hyundai Sonatas and Kia Sorentos rolling off ships has risen from 127,406 in 2011 to 143,258 in 2012 and 151,296 last year.
June 18, 2015 |
NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge here on Tuesday denied a motion by Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) to move his corruption trial from New Jersey to Washington. U.S. District Judge William H. Walls rejected almost all of Menendez's arguments in favor of holding the trial in Washington and said a Newark trial would be more convenient to Menendez's constituents. "Justice's workings, such as judicial proceedings, should be readily transparent when possible," Walls said in reading his opinion from the bench.
May 7, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - A new organization backed by President Obama has turned to Mayor Nutter and Sen. Cory A. Booker (D., N.J.) for support as it aims to help young minority men thrive, and perhaps shape the president's legacy after he leaves office. Booker and Nutter are among a star-studded list of board members or advisers to My Brother's Keeper Alliance, which has spun off from an Obama initiative and figures to play a major role in the president's plans after he leaves office. The group, Obama said, will work to close "opportunity gaps" that confront minority men born into poor communities, leaving them feeling that "no matter how hard they try, they may never achieve their dreams.
May 1, 2015 |
For Keshia Knight Pulliam, posing for the camera began at the age of 9 months, when she appeared in an ad for Johnson & Johnson baby products. From there, she was featured in more TV commercials, then "Sesame Street," then made her feature-film debut in "The Last Dragon," in 1985. At age 5, she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Emmy, for playing the part of Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. " On May 9 and 10, Philadelphians will be able to meet and greet the former child star for the first time at Wizard World Comic Con (May 7 through 10)
April 15, 2015 |
The four sons of Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife raised new questions Monday about their parents' death, and alleged that investigators botched the case from the beginning. In the latest round in a mounting public campaign seeking to prove that their parents were murdered, they released a letter to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano accusing his office of ignoring evidence and hastily determining that the deaths were a murder-suicide. "All we want is the answers to what happened to our parents," one of the sons, Mark, said Monday during an interview at his Newark, N.J., law office.