February 4, 2016
IN DISTRICT Attorney Seth Williams' letter to the Daily News, published Jan. 27, he wrote: "I want to make this clear: I . . . make decisions based on the merits and facts at my disposal. My number one job is to keep all Philadelphians . . . safe from crime, fraud and corruption and I take that role seriously. " That you felt the need to defend your person in such public way belies your words, makes your motives suspect and speaks volumes, which you kept silent. If you really do "make decisions based on the merits and facts at (your)
January 31, 2016
1 p.m. Sunday on WRTI-FM (90.1) :The Philadelphia Orchestra, with conductor Gianandrea Noseda (recently tabbed to lead the National Symphony Orchestra), play Franz Liszt's brilliant Symphonic Poem No. 6, "Mazeppa," and renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos plays Jean Sibelius' profound, brooding Violin Concerto .
December 31, 2015
The city on Tuesday announced a push to get uninsured Philadelphians participating in the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline of Jan. 31. Residents can call 311 to make an in-person enrollment appointment in their neighborhood, or schedule an appointment through the city's 311 mobile app, officials said. Neighborhood enrollment events can be located through GCAConnector.org. The White House in November launched an enrollment challenge for 20 cities. Philadelphia was in third place, behind Milwaukee and Detroit, officials said last week.
December 18, 2015 |
Not only has the Force awakened, but so have generations of Star Wars freaks, united by nostalgia, driven by a mythic zeitgeist, eager to have their galaxies rocked by one of the most anticipated films in light years. Fans in Star Wars costumes camped out on Hollywood Boulevard for days in advance of the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , J.J. Abrams' reboot of the original George Lucas trilogy. Industry Yodas predict an opening weekend that will hit $200 million in North America, and $400 million more overseas, possibly launching it into the all-time box-office stratosphere with Avatar , Titanic , and this summer's Jurassic World . For local luminaries - from the food, film, academic, commerce, politics, science, and TV universes - Star Wars has been a big deal.
November 22, 2015 |
Philadelphia has made some strides in helping its poor over the last two years, but has a long way to go as the most deeply impoverished of the nation's 10 largest cities, according to a City Hall report released Friday. An office established two years ago to reduce poverty in the city reported that in the last year alone, a new network of benefits centers has helped connect several thousand impoverished Philadelphians with about $13 million in local, state, and federal benefits. Other measures also have yielded results since Mayor Nutter created the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity in 2013 and placed Eva Gladstein at the helm as executive director, the group reported.