April 5, 2016 |
It was Saturday morning and Stephanie Yost was getting ready to go to Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies Futures series game, first pitch scheduled for 1:05. Afterward, the plan was to head to the Wells Fargo Center for the 76ers' 7:30 contest against the Indiana Pacers. Exactly three years earlier, Yost spent the day lying in bed watching television in her Bensalem home - about five minutes from the high school. Yost, then 14, had come down with a fever - a low-grade one - but it persisted, lasting about 10 days.
December 30, 2015 |
Dorothy Jane Moore, 99, a pillar of Shiloh Baptist Church in Philadelphia, died Monday, Dec. 21. Ms. Moore was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and moved with her family at age 2 to Philadelphia. She attended city public schools, graduating from Barrett Junior High and William Penn High School for Girls. She also studied at what is now Peirce College. Ms. Moore briefly worked for the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Treasury Department, and Cuneo Press, but most of her career - and life - revolved around Shiloh Baptist Church at 20th and Christian Streets.
May 2, 2015
ISSUE | COMCAST Community pillar As Philadelphia officials consider a new franchise agreement with Comcast for cable service in the city, some of the many positive impacts Comcast has on our great city are worth noting ("Comcast's disconnect," April 28). A Philadelphia business for more than 50 years, Comcast is the lone Fortune 50 company based here and has contributed $13 billion in operations and related activity to Philadelphia in the past five years. It employs 8,000 people and plans to add another 2,800 permanent jobs once the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is completed.
November 4, 2014 |
ONE OF the few constants during Temple's coaching transition from Steve Addazio to Matt Rhule has been linebacker Tyler Matakevich. He was there for the program's final year in the Big East, in 2012, when he won multiple awards, including the 2012 Big East Rookie of the Year as a true freshman and a spot on the all-conference second team. He was the first Owls freshman to record 100 tackles in a season, finishing with 101. Then came last year, a new head coach, a new defensive coordinator in Phil Snow and a new defensive scheme.
September 11, 2013 |
E. Steven Collins, 58, a Philadelphia media mainstay and tireless community worker, died of a heart attack just after midnight Monday, Sept. 9, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Praise and remembrances for the man simply known as "E. " (for Ernest) came from government, media, and community, with Mayor Nutter calling Mr. Collins' death "a significant loss for Philadelphia. " In a remarkable multimedia outpouring, expressions of grief and celebration went out over the airwaves and the Web, as many who benefited from his mentorship and advocacy paused to remember.
July 3, 2013 |
This story was updated at noon Tuesday Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, a giant in Philadelphia politics who mentored a generation of African American leaders, died Monday in London, according to his office in Washington, D.C. He was 71. No cause of death was immediately available. A family spokesman, Bill Epstein, said Mr. Gray was attending the tennis matches at Wimbledon with his youngest son, Andrew. "Apparently, it was a sudden death," said Epstein, who served as press secretary when Mr. Gray was elected to Congress.
April 4, 2013
Cedar Park Cafe was a pillar to those around 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, with hearty, budget-priced breakfasts and lunches and cheery service. But a Christmas Eve fire forced it out of Cedar Park. Last month, it resurfaced with the same food and the same name in lovely, more spacious quarters near the Overbrook train station. Pay particular attention to the fluffy, veggie egg-white omelets ($6.95). - Michael Klein Cedar Park Cafe, 2035 N. 63d St., 267-292-2715.
March 24, 2013 |
FREDDIE QUICK thought something might've been wrong when he noticed his neighbor's dog sitting out back for what seemed like two days. On Friday morning, Quick's hunch proved correct: his neighbor, Peter Miles, was found stabbed to death on the second floor of his home on Poplar Street near 53rd in West Philadelphia. Police said Miles, 59, had been stabbed three times. Investigators didn't have a suspect or know of a motive for the slaying of the military veteran. Miles' body was found shortly after 9 a.m. by a relative who had come to check on him. The house showed no sign of forced entry, police said.
November 15, 2012 |
SHE CALLED THEM "gifts of love. " Mary Earline Davis delighted in making small craft items, such as a cross, a bank, a calendar or a poem of encouraging words, that she would place in baskets for distribution to family, friends and church members. That was the kind of woman Earline was: always considerate, always loving and willing to lend a hand and always inspiring others. "Her main mission was to care for her family," said her granddaughter, Monika Davis. "My grandmother was very giving and willing to help her friends, family and neighbors whenever they were in need.
April 26, 2012 |
The two men followed starkly different paths to the witness stand. The 49-year-old was raised in the outer suburbs, graduated from medical school, got married, and had five children. The 23-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia was kicked out of two high schools, attempted suicide, and spent much of the last decade hooked on heroin and prescription drugs. But in tense and emotional testimony to a Common Pleas Court jury Wednesday, both former altar boys described a bond: Each said he was sexually abused by his parish priest, Edward Avery.