September 18, 2016 |
Saying that Lincoln University is in "free fall," a group of students, parents, and faculty is calling for the ouster of board of trustees president Kimberly Lloyd, who they complain has done little to resolve the school's deepening fiscal and academic troubles. Armed with a petition that had 472 signatures as of Friday afternoon, they plan to make their case against Lloyd at a news conference Saturday morning on the Chester County campus of the nation's first degree-granting historically black university.
September 15, 2016 |
The consensus on the Temple football team is that the 1-1 Owls aren't anywhere near where they need to be if they hope to approach the success they had last season. One person in particular who believes he needs to step up is quarterback Phillip Walker. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior has even more responsibility than a year ago, when strong senior leadership and production from the upperclassmen resulted in a 10-4 finish. This year's team is still feeling its way, looking for leaders and big-play performers to emerge.
September 14, 2016 |
The candidate was a woman of a certain age in a hard-fought campaign, and when she fainted in public, the pundits - mostly men - were unrelenting. No, not Hillary Clinton. We're talking about Philadelphia's storied "one tough cookie" - Lynne M. Abraham, the former district attorney who fainted under the lights during the first televised mayoral debate in April 2015. "I was watching and saw it and said, 'Hey, the same thing happened to me!' " Abraham said Monday, referring to the TV coverage of Clinton, 68, appearing to collapse as she got into a car at the Sept.
September 8, 2016 |
The Keystone State's candidates for the U.S. Senate fired volleys at each other Tuesday at campaign events on opposite sides of Philadelphia. As a start to her fall campaign, Katie McGinty rallied at a labor hall with union workers and top Democrats, talking about creating equal pay and investing in education. "It's time for Pennsylvania to have a strong voice," said the 53-year-old former chief of staff to Gov. Wolf. She also sought to link her Republican opponent, Sen. Pat Toomey, with presidential nominee Donald Trump.
August 27, 2016 |
Camden City and Camden County leaders announced Thursday that a project to demolish almost 600 of the most blighted properties in the city is more than 85 percent complete, meaning it will be done within months of the timeline set two years ago. A year ago, officials had just started from scratch on the ambitious plan. First launched in October 2014, the project had been delayed for months because city officials struggled with drafting the contracts needed for companies to take on the work, and eventually the county stepped in to oversee the job. As Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, flanked by representatives of the county, the city, law enforcement, and the business community, announced the update Thursday at a news conference in the city's Gateway section, a handful of people clapped hesitantly.
August 26, 2016 |
A man who spent 25 years in prison for a rape and murder that a jury concluded he didn't commit, Anthony Wright was emotional and tearful, elated and optimistic. Bitter, he was not. "I worship a merciful God and he forgives," Wright, 44, said at a news conference Wednesday, a day after he was acquitted at retrial in the 1991 death of a 77-year-old Nicetown woman. "Who am I to hold a grudge against somebody?" he asked. "I don't do that, man. I worship a merciful God. And I believe in him, and all the chips will fall where they may. We're here today because of that.
August 18, 2016 |
TRENTON - He's no Donald Trump, but before the swaggering real estate mogul turned presidential nominee reordered politics this year, it was perhaps Gov. Christie who held the distinction for most unpredictable tongue. At an hour-long news conference Tuesday, Christie targeted a trio of groups (and people) he seemed to hold in (seemingly amused) contempt. Of the biggest teachers' union in New Jersey: "I mean, this is a dreadful group of leaders. " In response to a question from a reporter for a TV news program in North Jersey: "It is unbelievable the streak that Chasing New Jersey has of stupid questions.
July 29, 2016 |
Hours after Donald Trump said he hoped Russia had hacked into Hillary Clinton's private server and obtained some of her email correspondence as secretary of state, GOP surrogates sought to reshape Trump's message. "I'm sure what he means is they should be released to the FBI," former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said at a news conference in South Philadelphia, referring to the roughly 30,000 emails Clinton deleted, which she has said were personal in nature. The State Department had requested Clinton's emails to comply with a House investigation into the 2012 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
July 20, 2016 |
A national spokesman for the Moorish Science Temple of America said his religious group should not be confused with other Moorish groups that some news outlets have linked to Baton Rouge, La., police shooter Gavin Long. "Regarding the shooter in Baton Rouge, he has no affiliation or ties with the Moorish Science Temple of America," Azeem Hopkins-Bey, 36, grand sheik of the temple at 2559 N. Fifth St. in North Philadelphia, said at a news conference Monday outside City Hall. "In fact, his ideologies and his actions are diametrically opposed to [our]
July 15, 2016 |
The stolen memorial flag of Seaman Patrick Corcoran, a 19-year-old from Philadelphia who died aboard the USS Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War, was returned Monday to the scene of the July Fourth crime - the front porch of a North Wildwood home. On Monday, an unidentified young woman returned the flag, which was taken from a flagpole of a home owned by Tom and Lorraine Schaffer on East 11th Avenue. The woman then got back inside a car that was waiting outside the Schaffers' home and left.