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.
November 18, 2015 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams remained silent yesterday, again ignoring a request to his office for details about the sensitivity training that three city prosecutors involved in the Porngate email scandal are supposed to undergo. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women went live with an online petition calling on Williams to fire the three prosecutors and "restore public trust" in his office. NOW president Nina Ahmad said last night that the petition would be "pushed out" today to members and women's groups around the country via blast email and social media.
November 13, 2015 |
LONGTIME political allies of District Attorney Seth Williams attacked him yesterday, calling on him to immediately fire three prosecutors involved in the Porngate email scandal and excoriating him for failing to hold them accountable - beyond sensitivity training. "We are really outraged," Councilwoman Cindy Bass said at a joint news conference at City Hall with her female colleagues on Council and leaders of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women. "We want to see action.
August 14, 2015 |
Ariel Winter opens up Like most girls, Ariel Winter , 17, used to wish she'd grow up to have big breasts. Then the unthinkable happened, and the Modern Family star had an alarming growth spurt when she was 15. "They kept growing and growing and growing, and it didn't seem like they were going to stop," she tells Glamour mag. "I was 15 years old with [size] F" breasts, says the 5-foot-1 actress. "How do you navigate that?" The media stopped writing about her as a performer and fixated on her physique, says Winter.
March 27, 2015 |
City Council is slated to vote Thursday on a plan to bring two digital billboards to Center City. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla, allows for "urban experiential displays" near the Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. Squilla has said there is widespread support for the bill, citing 300 letters sent to his office and more than 100 people expected to speak in favor of the digital billboards. A review by The Inquirer of the typed letters shows they are identical and that the signatures are in the same cursive font.
November 24, 2014 |
Dawn Wells is the mother of two young boys, one of whom will turn 3 in February. It is the same age Scott McMillan was when, police say, he was beaten to death nearly three weeks ago by his mother and her boyfriend in their home in Chester County. At her home in Nova Scotia, Canada, Wells heard about the case through social media. "It doesn't matter what part of the world you're from, everyone's affected by this," she said. "It just broke my heart. " She wanted to do something for McMillan and his 6-year-old brother, who police say also was abused.
October 22, 2014 |
Sayreville, restive for weeks over a high school football scandal and officials' response to it, braced for more turbulence Monday as the school board prepared to discuss the fate of the team's coaches, and supporters of the coaches thronged to an online petition. On Tuesday, meeting in Sayreville War Memorial High School's cafeteria, the Board of Education is scheduled to privately discuss personnel matters, and then possibly publicly announce action on the future of coach George Najjar and his assistants.
July 30, 2014 |
VISIT THE South Street Beer Garden or the Oval and try to find an empty seat. These temporary pop-up taverns already feel so established, it's hard to recall that, by winter, the spaces will revert back to the wind-whipped tundra we race to escape. Summer has transformed these spots. And, if the crowds are any indication, we can't get enough of them. Not many Philly bars offer colorful hammocks like those at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's beer garden, plopped on a lot at 1438 South St. Or lawn blankets and pillows, like those on the Oval on the Parkway, supporting the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
March 11, 2014 |
THOUSANDS of people affected by the suicide of Penn freshman Madison Holleran have signed an online petition urging universities to become more proactive before and after such tragedies. The petition, posted on MoveOn.org by a former teacher of Holleran, seeks a "Madison Holleran Law" in New Jersey, requiring universities to keep statistics on suicides and attempted suicides by students and to provide them to the parents of prospective students. "It seems, unfortunately, that suicides have become a regular occurrence on campuses," the retired teacher, Ed Modica, told the Daily News last night.
January 10, 2014 |
RADNOR With new state standards and worries over America's slipping academic standing, interest in early childhood education has never been stronger - President Obama last year declared that "the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. " But in affluent Radnor Township on the Main Line, a move to expand to full-day kindergarten this fall has spurred an unexpected reaction: Opposition from a growing number of parents complaining about school overcrowding and disruptions, and the end of a half-day option.