December 2, 2015
ISSUE | UNIVERSITY CITY Community partners In Friday's column , Inga Saffron reached an inescapable conclusion: Universities were complicit in postwar urban-renewal programs that failed to sustain strong, diverse neighborhoods. She suggested that requiring payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) by nonprofit institutions is the logical form of redress. But that narrative fails to account for 20 years of successful efforts in University City. And the conclusion is shortsighted - no program of PILOTs could match the impact that anchor institutions make today.
November 22, 2015 |
Sheen plot thickens a lot Charlie Sheen paranoia is spreading. Several women who have slept with him claim that he didn't disclose he had the HIV virus. Now his Two and a Half Men costar Jenny McCarthy says Sheen is guilty of negligence for not telling her he had the virus when they pretended to be lovers on the sitcom. "Playing even his love interest on the show, back in the day, I go, 'Ick! That's not fair. It's scary,' " she said on her Sirius XM radio show.
November 21, 2015 |
Drexel University already ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide when it comes to patent awards developed by faculty members, said Keith Orris, university senior vice president of corporate relations and economic development. And with Thursday's announcement of Drexel's new funding partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners and a mentoring relationship with Wayne-based Safeguard Scientifics, university inventors and entrepreneurs will have 10 million new reasons to keep the research fires burning, the brainstorms exploding.
November 6, 2015 |
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Mount Sinai Health System, of New York, this fall will collaborate on a pediatric cancer program, with services available to selected Mount Sinai locations, the two tax-exempt health systems said Wednesday. Collaborative programs in cardiac care and fetal medicine are expected to follow, the systems said. Financial terms were not available. CHOP, which had $210 million in operating income on $2.35 billion in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2015, has relationships with adult hospitals as far north as Saint Peter's University Hospital, in New Brunswick, N.J. The deal with Mount Sinai, which has seven hospitals will extend CHOP's reach into New York.
October 28, 2015 |
Days after FBI agents raided Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr.'s Ritz-Carlton condo in 2012, investigators with the Philadelphia School District met with an anonymous tipster who offered to expose his employer in exchange for a reward. That tipster, they later learned, was Fattah himself. Over the course of three meetings between March and May, he not only managed to dime out his boss - a contractor who ran schools for at-risk youth - but also thoroughly implicated himself, an FBI agent testified Monday.
October 17, 2015 |
Evesham's nightlife never looked quite this good. The Burlington County town announced Thursday that it will partner with two big-name ride-service companies to transport bar- and restaurant-goers to their homes late at night - part of a continued effort to combat drunken driving - through the end of the year. For free. "You can sit at a bar and literally push a button on your phone and have someone come pick you up," Mayor Randy Brown said. "We wanted to make it that easy. " Uber, a popular car-service company, will feature an Evesham "safe ride" option for customers to request free rides through UberX.
October 16, 2015 |
Coretrust Capital Partners, a real estate investment company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, has closed on a $200 million equity commitment from a fund managed by Austin, Texas-based Hawkeye Partners. The fund, which has the ability to expand to $300 million, will focus on office-building acquisitions in the major markets of the Mid-Atlantic, the West Coast, and the Southwest, Coretrust said in a statement on Wednesday. Coretrust is led by three original partners of Thomas Properties Group, an offshoot of the company that developed Philadelphia's Commerce Square office complex.
October 14, 2015
D EAR ABBY: My wife and I have been together for 10 years. As all couples do, we've had our ups and downs, but we love each other very much. Two months ago, we welcomed our first son into our family; we are overjoyed. Raising a newborn has its challenges because babies don't come with an owner's manual. Our communication has always been good, and we work hard in our relationship to keep it that way. When we disagree, we try not to fight in front of the baby or raise our voices.
October 2, 2015 |
Q: I HAVE A QUESTION for you, Steve and Mia: How many partners have you each had? Not that having 1,001 makes one more or less knowledgeable about sex and how to make a relationship work. I have danced a few dances in my life - in fact, I have turned down more women than most men dream of. Again, it does not prove anything. Hot sex lasts as long as one or the other person wants it to. And what is hot for one may not be for another. I am assuming that most of your readers are quite young and with limited experience, based on what I have read.
September 11, 2015 |
From a recent online discussion. Question: My friends and I are at a loss for how to help our good friend chill the hell out about finding a partner. It occupies an inordinate amount of her considerable brain space, and it shows. She's had two short but serious relationships in the 10 years I've known her, and both were mean man-babies. But she has had thousands of micro-relationships in her head with any guy who enters her orbit. There are new prospects every week, and she checks what little she knows about them against her spreadsheet of desired qualities in a guy. Her deal-breakers go way, way beyond what one typically applies to that term.