September 10, 2014 |
As the Philadelphia School District began the academic year Monday amid budgetary uncertainty, a proposal to fund the addition of nurses in schools that need them was being presented at 30th Street Station. U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D., Pa.), a cosponsor of the bill, said the NURSE Act - Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere - calls for implementation of competitive grant programs to reduce the ratio of students to nurses throughout the United States. According to the bill, districts where the ratio is greater than 750-1 would be eligible to apply for grants.
September 10, 2014 |
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., was a powder keg of civil-rights violence in the early 1960s. And Thelma Davis English was there. Herself a native of Alabama, Thelma and her husband, Vann, and their daughter Carolyn, left the safety of Philadelphia to become foot soldiers in the civil-rights movement led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and others. The activists, however nonviolent in keeping with King's philosophy, were met with snarling police dogs, fire hoses and billy clubs wielded by the forces of Eugene "Bull" Connor, the city's commissioner of public safety.
August 28, 2014 |
After more than six decades of hands-on caring for the sick and elderly in South Jersey, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden announced Tuesday that it is seeking to sell its four nursing and elder-care facilities because it can no longer afford to maintain them. "The current nursing-home model cannot be sustained," Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan said in a statement declaring that he was seeking buyers for Our Lady's MultiCare Center in Pleasantville, Bishop McCarthy Residence in Vineland, and St. Mary's Catholic Home in Cherry Hill, which includes the Manor at St. Mary's, a residential health-care facility.
August 12, 2014
Nancy Pokorny has been appointed director of nursing excellence at Einstein Healthcare Network . Pokorny joined Einstein in 1973 as a direct-care nurse in the emergency unit and subsequently held positions as assistant nurse manager, coordinator, and nurse recruiter. In 2011, she served as an interim co-director of nursing at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, and most recently served as nursing career specialist. LevLane Advertising/PR/Interactive , Philadelphia, has hired David Huehnergarth as senior vice president/director of client engagement, and Michael Wood as senior vice president/director of public relations.
July 30, 2014 |
The 911 calls came within minutes in the wee hours of Friday morning. First, for a 5-year-old girl banging on the front door, her clothes bloodied, at the Winslow Township home she shared with her mother. "Mommy is dead," the girl, uninjured, told another person, who answered the door, according to authorities. Less than a mile away, a pizza delivery driver dialed 911 after finding a body - the girl's mother, covered in blood - on the side of a road. Night turned to dawn, and a manhunt ensued for Jennifer Bongco's killer.
July 30, 2014 |
A New Jersey investment firm has agreed to pay $30.25 million for Northeast Philadelphia's Deer Meadows Retirement Community, which filed for bankruptcy protection in April. Investment 360 L.L.C., of Lakewood, will function as a "stalking horse bidder" at an auction next month, setting a baseline price, according to a bankruptcy court filing. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Eric L. Frank on Monday scheduled a hearing for Aug. 11 on a proposed breakup fee that would pay 2.5 percent of the purchase price, or $756,250, to Investment 360 if the deal does not close or a higher bidder emerges.
July 25, 2014 |
Lorraine E. Piccone, 79, a nurse and resident of Upper Darby and later, Broomall, died Friday, July 18, of septic shock at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Work and family were top priorities for Mrs. Piccone, whose maiden name was Shelzi. A talented and dedicated nurse, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Moylan and pursued her nursing studies and training at Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing School. She spent many years administering long-term care at Little Flower Manor and St. Francis Country House, Catholic nursing facilities in Darby Borough.
July 24, 2014 |
Meneko Spigner McBeth was raised with Japanese delicacies, indulging in handmade egg-and-cucumber sushi rolls as a young girl, a child-friendly creation whipped up by her grandmother, a native of Japan. McBeth continued to try new twists on Asian cuisine as she grew up in Pemberton, but what she really fell for was the Play-Doh-like, fiery, green wasabi. That adoration was only topped when she paired it with the soy sauce and shaved ginger often found decorating sushi plates. "That was the way I had to have my sushi from now on," she said of the first time she sampled the trio together, a combination she uses to dress tuna and other fish.
July 10, 2014 |
QUICK! NAME a landmark bar on Robbins Street on the way to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Got it? Great. Now name a landmark bar on Robbins Street on the way to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge that isn't the original Chickie's & Pete's. If you said the Shore Road Tavern, pour yourself a frosty Bud to celebrate. No one seems to know exactly how long the Shore Road Tavern has been open for business on Robbins Street near Jackson, but for generations of Shore-goers, passing by it on the way to Cape May (or Wildwood or Ocean City)
July 3, 2014 |
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached an agreement to sell its seven nursing and senior-living facilities for $145 million, officials said Tuesday. It's the biggest deal yet in Archbishop Charles J. Chaput's effort to fill deep financial gaps caused by years of overspending and mismanagement. The buyer, Center Management Group, is a privately held for-profit company in Flushing, N.Y. Center Management owns and operates 15 nursing homes in New York and New Jersey, including two former Catholic homes in Brooklyn, archdiocesan officials said.