May 19, 2011 |
First in an occasional series on the demand for locally grown food and its impact on our region. Christine and TJ Costa, a pair of 34-year-old teachers, yearned to farm full time, but with just a quarter-acre and some hens in Chester County, they could not earn enough to quit their day jobs. Nearby, an aging Eleanor Morris watched as Lundale, the farm she and her late husband, Samuel, started in 1946, languished - protected from development but agriculturally fallow.
August 13, 2010
Special Events Candyland: Game Day with a Twist The NAACP Philadelphia Youth council hosts this afternoon of games for the entire family to enjoy. Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave. 8/13. 3-7 pm. House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission. NJTL 40th Anniversary Celebration Information at www.ashetennis.org or by calling 215-487-3477.
April 4, 2007
USUALLY a Ken Burns television documentary is greeted with great anticipation. But hype for "The War," Burns' seven-part documentary about World War II that's scheduled to air in September on PBS television stations, has been anything but good, considering the outrage it has triggered among Latino organizations. Burns' documentary, which looks at the war from the perspective of four cities and towns, excludes the contributions made by America's Latinos who fought in World War II, they say. Estimates are that about 500,000 Latinos served in the war. And 12 were awarded Medals of Honor.
January 3, 2001 |
The state Department of Youth and Family Services has turned down Gloucester County's proposal to oversee a local domestic-violence shelter and instead will seek a new operator for the beleaguered facility. A few days before Christmas, the county Department of Human Services withdrew its proposal to run People Acting to Stop Abuse Inc. (PASA), a private agency that offers services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Human Services Director David Armor said the county had intended to hire interim directors and strengthen management policies until the state permitted the 14-year-old agency to run autonomously, which is expected in about a year.
April 26, 1998 |
Rowan University's student radio station has been awarded first place in the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcaster's competition for a documentary titled "Domestic Violence: Breaking the Silence. " The five-part series, which aired in 30-minute segments on Rowan Radio WGLS (89.7-FM) during the week of May 5-9 last year, was recently honored in the annual statewide competition's Best College Production category. Ten students enrolled in Radio 2, an advanced production course taught by Rowan Radio general manager Frank Hogan, confronted the issue by profiling an array of abusive relationships ranging from boisterous college boyfriends and girlfriends to spouses who get rough.
September 17, 1995 |
It's too bright in here, and the police keep asking questions, and the paperwork keeps growing, and the bruises still sting, and the world is spinning. The attack is long over, but this can't be happening. At this moment, surrounded by strangers, a battered spouse is expected to take a deep breath and make decisions. Decisions that will immediately change at least two lives, and maybe the lives of their children. West Deptford Police Chief Tom Butts has seen it far too many times.
June 26, 1994 |
Hoping to help victims of crime, domestic violence or consumer fraud, the borough has launched the Victims Information Network Service center. The VINS center, an informal component of the Police Department, will provide research and referrals to people with a variety of needs. The center is staffed by about five volunteers, including a police officer. The center, at 311 N. Delsea Dr., is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. An answering machine takes phone messages when the office is closed.
May 4, 1993 |
Ruben Blades had a name for it. And made a movie about it called Crossover Dreams. Now two major Hollywood studios are having crossover dreams of their own. They're hoping that a pair of new releases - the barrio melodrama Bound by Honor and the border-town action movie El Mariachi - will entice mainstream audiences into movies about Hispanic lives and culture. In so doing, moviemakers also hope to lure more Latino filmgoers into the theaters. Honor, directed by Hollywood veteran Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman)
September 18, 1992 |
Lucile Pfleeger sat and watched yesterday as a tearful Elaine Wood testified about the nearly four years of physical and emotional abuse she said her former husband, Kevin Dailey, subjected her to during their three-year marriage. The abuse - it continued even after the divorce, Wood said, and included beatings and chokings and stalkings - did not stop until Sept. 1, 1988. That was when authorities said Wood's father, William, shot Dailey to death as his former son-in-law tried to force his way into the Woods' home on Huber Avenue in Monroe.
July 6, 1989 |
Many of the 55 administrators whose jobs were eliminated in a school district reorganization last week plan to appeal their reassignments, the head of the Philadelphia Association of School Administrators (PASA) said yesterday. PASA president Daniel McGinley said that 30 of the affected administrators attended a special meeting yesterday afternoon with association attorney Barry Wohlman to discuss their options. Many of those present said they would fight the moves, McGinley said.