July 27, 2013 |
An update to Rutgers University's online biography of its new athletic director, Julie Hermann, caused a stir Thursday as media outlets began to pick up on its last sentence: "Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a 7-year-old son, Aidan. " Danehy is an emotional-intelligence coach and consultant, according to an online biography. Asked by ESPN about the relationship, Hermann said she was "really blessed to have a wonderful family, and we're excited to become part of the Rutgers community.
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
July 24, 2013 |
Benjamin M. Quigg Jr., 96, of Jenkintown, who worked his way up from office boy to become a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, died Sunday, July 7, of pneumonia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 1935, after graduating from Northeast High School, Mr. Quigg joined the firm doing menial office work. Once he saw that secretaries earned more money, though, he took shorthand and typing courses to qualify as a secretary while pursuing his education, said his wife, the former Patricia Pfeiffer.
July 13, 2013 |
The Westmont, a nearly 86-year-old former movie palace in Haddon Township, may be getting a new lease on life. Township officials and Lazgor L.L.C., a Cherry Hill real estate development firm, are exploring Lazgor's buying and rehabilitating the old theater, which has been vacant for at least a decade. Depending on how those negotiations go, by late August the township and Lazgor could enter a nine-month agreement to forge a redevelopment plan. And while few - if any - are expecting a revival of the Westmont's cinematic glory days, preservationists and other theater fans are hoping for some performing-arts or community-use space, and would most like to see a performing arts center.
July 11, 2013 |
Kristen Hertzog and her backers have already shown that a tiny nonprofit based in Pennsylvania's Amish country can change the job prospects of impoverished Haitians. Haitian Connection Network, founded by Hertzog in 2010 and headquartered at her home in Ephrata, provides tuition-free online courses in computer science and business administration in Haiti. On Wednesday, Hertzog announced a big step forward for the cyberschool. It will join forces with Life Connection Mission, a nonprofit based in Germantown, Md., that provides 500 Haitian students with primary and secondary schooling, a medical clinic, and social services.
July 4, 2013 |
One of the biggest professional firms based in Philadelphia - the accounting firm ParenteBeard L.L.C. , an upstate success story that chose the city as its headquarters during its rapid growth of the mid-2000s - is losing a major practice group to a national rival, following departures by other partners. Twelve partners at the firm's Center City-based bank-auditing practice have resigned to join Chicago-based BDO USA L.L.P's offices in Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, and Woodbridge, N.J., and new BDO offices in Harrisburg and Reading.
July 2, 2013 |
BERLIN - European leaders reacted with fury on Sunday to allegations in a German magazine that the United States had conducted a wide-ranging effort to monitor European Union diplomatic offices and computer networks, with some saying that they expected such surveillance from enemies, not their closest economic partner. It was the latest fallout from National Security Agency information apparently leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor whose detailing of classified information on the agency's programs has shined a rare light on U.S. surveillance efforts that range far wider than previously understood.
June 21, 2013 |
LONDON - In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner. The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, called it "a global health problem of epidemic proportions," and other experts said screening for domestic violence should be added to all levels of health care. Among the findings: 40 percent of women killed worldwide were slain by an intimate partner, and being assaulted by a partner was the most common kind of violence experienced by women.
June 20, 2013 |
Marie Devlin Schwarz, 93, a principal in the Schwarz Gallery in Center City, died Thursday, June 13, at her home on Rittenhouse Square. Born in Atlantic City, Mrs. Schwarz graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1936 and at 19 eloped with Frank S. Schwarz, who had founded a gallery under his name in 1930 on the Boardwalk. The Schwarzes moved the gallery to Philadelphia during World War II, renaming it Frank S. Schwarz Antiques, her grandson, Robert D. Schwarz Jr., said. After her husband died in 1985, she named her son, Robert D. Sr., as president of what was now Schwarz Gallery, where she was executive vice president and where the firm focused on 19th and 20th century American and European paintings.
June 16, 2013 |
Glenn Gross and Ed Willis had been searching for an avenue to dive into the barbecue business when a "brownish-orange-colored, barn-looking building" along South Delsea Drive in Vineland, N.J., kept catching their eye. "We just kept driving by this place, looking at it and saying, 'Man, that looks like a barbecue restaurant,' " said Willis, 55, of Gloucester Township. That's where the two longtime friends opened the first Fat Jack's BBQ & Blues. The original site is now closed and their business partnership has changed, but their barbecue acclaim has spurred them to national exposure.