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December 20, 1990 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
It's still Frank's, thanks. But because of the quiet sale of the 95-year- old local institution to an Elizabeth, N.J., bottler, Frank's Beverages are no longer made in Philadelphia. Frank's sodas, including cream, birch beer and the legendary Black Cherry Wishniak, are being manufactured and bottled these days in North Jersey, at the plant of C&C Cola. The grandson and great-grandson of founder Jacob Frank sold the business in August to C&C, owned by a fellow independent bottler who'd been wooing them for some time.
NEWS
January 5, 2010
STANDING IN line in the post office the other day, I was delighted at the response when two customers at the window were short of cash. Each time someone quickly supplied the 10 cents and 48 cents needed. And a lady asked an elderly woman (me) to go ahead of her in line! Did you know that on Nov. 26, Mayor Nutter participated in a reading from scripture in City Hall at the invitation of the American Bible Society? Indeed, the mayor read from Psalms and was followed by the president of the Westminster Theological Seminary and then by many others.
NEWS
February 3, 1991
Friday's front page brought news about two of Philadelphia's genial, if quite different, old gentlemen - G. Stockton Strawbridge and Peter Camiel. Mr. Strawbidge, 77, the Grand Old Man of Market Street East, was receiving the Powell Award for his civic accomplishments; Mr. Camiel, the one-time boss of the city's Democratic Party (but who is somewhat more famous as the man who proved Frank Rizzo a liar), had died at 81. The easy thing is to talk about Mr. Strawbridge's grand and glorious achievements and contrast them with Mr. Camiel's amusing if venal activities in trying to make the world a better place for, among others, the state's beer distributors in whose behalf he labored ceaselessly while a state senator.
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November 16, 1988 | By DAN ROTTENBERG
Over lunch the other day, the head of a high-profile Philadelphia company confided that he recently almost moved his headquarters from Center City to Bala Cynwyd. His company needs more space, he said - and if it's going to move, why not move across City Line, where taxes are lower, traffic is lighter, potholes are fewer and you can go for months on end without confronting a vagrant, hooker, a drug dealer or a mugger? My executive friend ultimately decided against such a move - but only because of its potential negative effects on his company's image.
SPORTS
November 19, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia won the intercity squash racquets matches for the Lockett Cup with 5-0 victories over Baltimore, Boston and New York yesterday at Chestnut Hill Academy. The Philadelphia team included Ben Desombre, Jim Masland, Rob Whitehouse, Rich Sheppard and Trip Davis. Desombre is the Philadelphia champion. Baltimore won the Class B title by defeating Philadelphia, 3-2.
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February 23, 2012
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April 29, 1999 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Overbrook's Chris Lange and Andy Thompson each won singles matches and teamed for a 4-and-3 win in the better-ball competition against Little Mill's Mike Hyland and Manasquan's Bob Housen to lead the Golf Association of Philadelphia to an 11-7 win over the New Jersey State Golf Association yesterday in the 37th annual Compher Cup at Metedeconk National. The results Singles matches Ron Vannelli, Metuchen, def. Jamie Slonis, Little Mill, 2 and 1; Robbie Gaglioti, Twin Brook, def. Jarrett Kling, Merion, 1 up; Oscar Mestre, Overbrook, def. Kevin Purcell, Forest Hill, 3 and 2; Chip Lutz, Berkshire, def. Bill Henry, Forsgate, 5 and 4; Harry Goett 3d, Ash Brook, def. Tom Shallow, Phila.
NEWS
December 11, 2007
REP. MARK Cohen has called for a "state-system college" for Philadelphia. In fact, Cheyney University, part of the state university system, has had an urban campus in Philadelphia for years, offering graduate degrees and certification programs in education. My understanding is that Cheyney would be happy to expand their course offerings in Philadelphia, perhaps even extending them to undergraduates. So there is a strong base on which to build. And, since Cheyney has an agreement with Community College of Philadelphia about accepting CCP students, there could be a smooth transition.
SPORTS
May 13, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Boston are the finalists to host the 2013 and 2014 Frozen Four hockey tournament, College Hockey News reported. The site in Philadelphia would be the Wachovia Center. The Frozen Four consists of the NCAA ice hockey semifinals and the championship game. St. Louis, which will host the NCAA West Regional in 2011, last hosted the Frozen Four in 2007, while Boston last hosted in 2004. Philadelphia, which has been in the mix before, and Pittsburgh have never hosted the event.
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December 13, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia and the poinsettia go back almost 200 years, but the relationship has never been exclusive. It involves a raft of iconic names and institutions in this city's lengthy horticultural history: Bartram's Garden, Col. Robert Carr, Robert Buist Sr., J. Liddon Pennock Jr., and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS has mounted a small exhibition showcasing the popular "Christmas plant," in all its local connectivity, through Dec. 19 in the society's newly refurbished library.
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December 13, 2014 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
In a swelling tide of tinsel and Bing Crosby, Hanukkah sometimes seems like a mesh bag of gold foil-wrapped afterthought. Yet the very theme of the Festival of Lights is survival, and the panoply of options for Hanukkah activities in the region demonstrates that this holiday refuses to go quietly into the fake snowy night. Here are some ways to keep the lights burning: Lighting ceremonies. Re-creating those flames that wouldn't quit, lighting ceremonies abound on the eve of the holiday on Tuesday - at sundown at Suburban Square, 6 Coulter Ave., Ardmore (information: 610-896-7560, suburbansquare.com)
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December 10, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Plugging into national outrage over the decisions not to indict the white police officers who killed two black men, one in Missouri and the other in New York, local lawmakers and clergy on Monday expressed anger, frustration, and weariness born of a perception that skin prejudice dies hard. "Our lives matter," intoned more than one speaker at a news conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus at Prince of Peace Baptist Church in Strawberry Mansion. Though police killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., "the real weapons were the courts," where grand juries failed to indict the officers, said Minister Rodney Muhammad, new president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP.
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December 9, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHENEVER THERE was something going on in the Lansdowne Avenue neighborhood of West Philadelphia, you could be sure Miss Bessie would be there. Bessie L. Williams was always part of that close-knit neighborhood where it's been a long tradition for everyone to help and support one another. "She was beloved by all," said Jean Waites-Howard, evangelist, teacher and longtime resident of the neighborhood. "We often rallied around for various events, prom send-offs, cookouts, etc. We are committed to each other.
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December 8, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Dana was kind of flu-ish one Sunday night in November 2009, but she joined her roommate Maria at the bar below their apartment anyway. Dana was not thrilled to learn that the guy Maria was seeing and one of his friends would be joining them. She didn't bother changing out of her sweatpants. Matt, the friend, strolled in wearing Yankees garb. Dana's apartment was in Hoboken, but her heart was firmly in Philadelphia. The Washington Township native still smarted from her Phillies' then-recent World Series loss to those damn Yankees.
FOOD
December 5, 2014 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
It was just a few short years ago that caffeine-minded Philadelphians got their first jolt of the lighter roasts, latte art, and prized single-origin beans of the so-called third wave movement. (See related story here .) Suddenly, there are so many exciting new players, small-batch roasters and well-crafted spaces taking the city's cafe culture to a distinctive new level. We've now entered a golden age: the Philly Coffee Wave. Here are some of my favorites among the newer spots perking up coffee standards around town: Ultimo ( Graduate Hospital location: 2149 Catharine St., 215-545-3565; Newbold location: 1900 S. 15th St., 215- 339-5177; ultimocoffee.com )
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December 5, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
MINISTER RODNEY Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam Mosque No. 12, is the odds-on favorite to succeed J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire as president of the Philadelphia NAACP, insiders say. Members of the chapter are scheduled to vote Saturday. The election is mired in controversy because the national NAACP suspended Mondesire and three board members. Muhammad, born Rodney Ellis in Chicago, is first vice president of the Philly NAACP chapter. He faces opposition for the presidency from two other candidates: *  The Rev. Pamela K. Williams, a community activist and retired School District of Philadelphia police officer.
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December 4, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene V. Alessandroni II, 77, of Chestnut Hill, a career prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, of cardiac arrest at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Alessandroni, known as "Gene," was the son of Walter E. and Ethel Alessandroni. His father, then state attorney general, had received the Republican Party's endorsement for lieutenant governor. He, his wife, and two others were headed to a campaign appearance on May 8, 1966, when their twin-engine plane crashed near Somerset, leaving no survivors.
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December 4, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
With the help of former Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser, the financially beleaguered Philadelphia Theatre Company has bought itself some time, buoying hopes for its survival. Kaiser, who was brought in to devise and execute a recovery plan, says the group now has a month-to-month lease with TD Bank on its home, which the bank continues to market for sale. Previously, PTC's residency in the space at the base of Symphony House at Broad and Lombard Streets had been assured only through the end of December.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Carl Lewis needed a refrigerated dessert display case for his 48th Street Grille in West Philadelphia, he applied for a $5,000 zero-interest loan from crowdfunding website Kiva.org. "I envisioned opening this restaurant. I applied to several banks for a loan, and they all turned me down," said Lewis, whose Kiva Zip loan was underwritten by 185 lenders as far away as Sweden and Australia. The money-raising initiative will now be available to more small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the launch of Kiva City Philadelphia on Tuesday.
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