February 2, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A quiet neighborhood in Mount Airy was shaken up Thursday by racist, anti-Semitic, and sexually graphic graffiti on garage doors and a church. In purple paint, the perpetrators drew swastikas and penises, and wrote derogatory terms for African Americans, along with the names of gangs, on three houses on the 600 block of East Durham Street and at Germantown Christian Assembly on Mount Pleasant Avenue. Graffiti was also found on the 400 block of East Durham, although the messages were not as offensive.
January 29, 2013 |
A South Philadelphia doctor, convicted on 18 of 19 counts relating to running a "pill mill" at his office at 7th and Morris Streets, was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison. Richard Minicozzi, 79, who lives in Elkins Park, sold prescriptions for oxycodone and distributed Vicodin and Xanax for cash to "patients" who had no legitimate need for the drugs, prosecutors said. Minicozzi's attorney, Jeff Miller, told the Inquirer that his client suffers from dementia and that wholesalers who sold him the drugs are guilty of profiting from the unusually high volumes Minicozzi ordered.
December 18, 1986 |
Because revenues from its transfer tax and the collection of building permit fees were greater than expected, Edgmont Township residents will not pay higher township taxes in 1987. The township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to adopt the 1987 budget yesterday morning with revenues of $386,000 and expenditures of $380,000. This compares with an operating budget of $300,000 in 1986. The owner of a house assessed at $6,000, the average in the borough, will continue to pay $102 in property taxes.
April 2, 2009 |
Judith S. Feldman Rothman, 61, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired office assistant, died of colon cancer Monday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., where she and her husband had a vacation home. Mrs. Rothman learned in January 2008 that she had colon cancer and that it had spread to her liver. Last month, she was featured in an Inquirer article about the anxiety of living with cancer. She said she could push the worry of cancer beneath the surface of her life until her doctor told her it was time for another CAT scan.
March 15, 2005 |
For Malla Keenan of Havertown, the line has been crossed. An office assistant in the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and a longtime cigarette smoker, Keenan views a possible ban on hiring smokers for county jobs as discrimination. "I'm a smoker. But, if I smoke on my own time outside, I don't understand why it should matter," said Keenan, who is "50-something" and has tried to quit several times. The idea of exploring such a proposal was advanced last week by County Commissioners Chairman James Matthews, who quit smoking two years ago. Hiring nonsmokers, he said, would save the county up to $25 million in health-insurance premiums over the next 25 years.
December 13, 2011 |
THE Philadelphia Board of Ethics yesterday fined Michael Quintero Moore, communications director for Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, $3,800 for using City Hall office equipment and staff for political purposes. The board also fined Kacy Nickens, another Miller staffer, $300. Both staffers must resign their jobs and are prohibited from working for the city for one year. The board's staff in October accused Moore of 16 ethics violations, including producing on City Hall stationery an endorsement letter from Miller for Verna Tyner in the Democratic primary election and a news release about that endorsement.
March 28, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - When New Jersey's most powerful Bruce Springsteen fan sees the Boss perform for a 127th time Thursday, he'll rock out to what sounds like a poetic rebuke of much of what he believes in. Because while Gov. Christie has been on the "New Jersey Comeback" tour, telling audiences locally and nationally that his fiscal conservatism is bringing good times to the Garden State, Springsteen is on the road with a very different message....
May 27, 2010 |
Margaret Greenlee, 80, of Fairmount, a retired hospital admissions officer and mother of Philadelphia Councilman Bill Greenlee, died of ovarian cancer Saturday, May 22, at Penn Rittenhouse Hospice. Ms. Greenlee raised her only child as a single mother with the help of two aunts. To support the family, she was an office assistant for Hires Root Beer and the Budd Co. and then worked in the admissions office at Hahnemann University Hospital for more than 20 years. When her son ran for an at-large Council seat, she was an energetic campaigner, he said.
June 8, 2007 |
Private Fears in Public Places is an Alan Ayckbourne play, adapted for the screen by the legendary French director Alain Resnais. Rechristened Coeurs (Hearts) in Resnais' homeland, the U.S. release reclaims Ayckbourne's title. And it retains Ayckbourne's stagy structure - closed-in sets, fake snow sprinkling beyond prop windows, and actors gesticulating as if they were trolling a proscenium, not standing before the discerning eye of a camera lens. It's hammy. Never mind Resnais' revered filmography (Last Year at Marienbad; The War Is Over; Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
August 13, 1987 |
A former assistant district attorney who prosecuted illegal waste dumpers now represents some of them in civil matters. David Michelman, who specialized in trash-dumping prosecutions before leaving the district attorney's office in December, said he has been representing George Nickels Jr. in seeking properly licensed landfills in West Virginia. "He's trying to find me landfill sites," said Nickels, who pleaded guilty in 1984 to bribing city workers to allow illegal dumping at the Northwest Incinerator.