August 29, 2015 |
His Wall Street fortune was built using data as an investment beacon. He is rebuilding the 76ers with the same gusto for analytics. And on Thursday, Josh Harris made clear he has put the Philadelphia Police Athletic League through the private equity wringer. In announcing his $3.5 million donation to the group serving boys and girls with sports and other after-school programs, Harris subjected the nonprofit to the same scrutiny that has earned him a fortune as cofounder of Apollo Global Management L.L.C.
August 28, 2015 |
Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris has pledged to donate $3.5 million to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, the largest gift ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group, The Inquirer learned Wednesday. The New York-based investment tycoon planned to announce his philanthropy at an 11 a.m. news conference Thursday at a PAL center in the Harrowgate section. The donation is being made through a family foundation affiliated with Harris, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School who cofounded Apollo Global Management L.L.C.
August 27, 2015 |
John J. Gardner, 75, of Tabernacle, owner of Tuckerton Turf Farms since he opened it in 1977, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly after a fall. The business has grown Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type tall fescue near the Pinelands, its website states, and sold the grass to Rider, Rowan, and St. Joseph's Universities, and Cherokee and Gloucester City High Schools. The farms trace their origins to the late 1800s, when the first John Gardner, at one time an Atlantic City mayor, began growing crops there.
August 24, 2015 |
AMY DEFIBAUGH was teaching her "Death and Dying" comparative-religion course at Temple University when her beloved 14-year-old border collie, Macey, died. "I knew Macey was going to die," Defibaugh said. "She had a degenerative spinal condition. As the nerves in her spine degenerated, she lost feeling in her back and hind legs. "I knew she would continue to get worse and worse. Finally, my partner and I had her euthanized. She loved car rides, so we took her for one last ride.
August 21, 2015 |
IT WAS NEARLY dusk when Patty Lake spotted the pit bull walking unattended on a busy road in Lower Makefield Township. She pulled over her pickup truck, loaded with groceries from a nearby ShopRite, and approached the dog. "She smelled my hand and started wagging her tail," Lake told the Daily News last night. "It was like she was saying, 'Thank god someone's here.' " Lake said the dog looked healthy and had a collar - she thought it had wandered away from its owner. She waited with the pooch until it was taken by a Lower Makefield Police officer, who in turn handed the dog over to the Bucks County SPCA.
August 20, 2015 |
AN OLNEY WOMAN is calling for a Philadelphia police officer to be fired after he hit and killed her dog while patrolling her block earlier this month. In online posts that have gone viral since the Aug. 9 incident, Sidara Son has mourned her petite pit bull Phoebe with the hashtag #dogslivesmatter and a Facebook page, Justice 4 Phoebe Son, which had more than 1,800 likes yesterday. After retrieving Phoebe's cremains from the Paws to Heaven Pet Crematorium in Pennsauken, N.J., yesterday, Son told the Daily News that her grief has been compounded by her fury that Officer Chad Culbreath never apologized.
August 19, 2015 |
Joseph M. Lentz, 81, of Carolina Shores, N.C., who retired in 1994 as owner of Dugout Sporting Goods in Lindenwold, died on Friday, July 24, at the Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C., following a stroke. He had lived in North Carolina since 2006, the year he moved from Marlton. Born in Camden, Mr. Lentz graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School there in 1952, and studied accounting and bookkeeping in night school, a son-in-law, Carlo DeProphetis, said. Mr. Lentz began as a teller at Camden Trust Co., became a loan officer there, and left to buy a luncheonette on 27th Street in the Cramer Hill neighborhood in the mid-1960s, he said.
August 8, 2015 |
Question: Three generations of family, 18 people, have rented a large house for vacation. Two of the couples want to bring dogs, but one person does not want any dogs because the person's child is afraid of them. One dog has had incidents with some of the kids, the other dog is friendly. The house has more than enough space. If precautions are taken by the dog owners to keep the kids safe, is it still appropriate that one person can dictate the dog policy? Should only the dangerous dog be banned, or both?
August 7, 2015 |
THE BLOCK of Seybert Street, where generations of Juan Padilla's family called home for 50 years, can be hard to find in the Sharswood section of North Philly. Seybert is unmarked where it meets North College Avenue, behind the looming stone walls of Girard College. The narrow street winds north, almost snakelike, beneath the gaze of a mural of Henry Ossawa Tanner's "The Banjo Lesson. " Then, Seybert bends west toward 21st Street. On Padilla's side of the block, the sidewalks are crumbling but the houses appear well cared for and colorful.