March 14, 2016 |
The only questions Farhat Biviji doesn't like are the ones she doesn't get asked. "If you ask it, then I have an opportunity to address it," says Biviji, an observant Muslim who emigrated from India in 1970 and has lived in Cherry Hill since 1979. "Otherwise," she adds, "I don't get my say. " A Catholic education, a Jewish godmother, and 37 years of studying the Quran have provided Biviji, 63, with a lot to say about Islam, its deep connections with Christianity and Judaism, and its place in America and the world.
July 10, 2015 |
What's new Mitch Prensky, the caterer behind the bistro of Supper on South Street, has a storefront for his Southern-style biscuit sandwiches. Scratch Biscuits opened this week at 1306 Chestnut St. The shop, which offers all sorts of varieties, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. It also opens from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, selling $5 chicken sandwiches out of the shop's back door on Drury Street near 13th Street. Xfinity Live, the entertainment center in the heart of the sports complex in South Philadelphia, has embarked on a $6 million renovation and expansion.
January 11, 2015 |
Olivier de St. Martin slept fitfully Wednesday. So he climbed out of bed in his Cherry Hill home at 4 a.m., turned to the website of the French daily newspaper Le Figaro, and was shocked by a predawn bulletin about the massacre of 12 people by Islamic extremists at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper in Paris. "When I saw the pictures," he said Friday, "well, first of all, I was pissed off, infuriated. " Throughout Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, amid a countrywide manhunt and two hostage-takings, the French-born owner of the Center City restaurants Caribou Cafe, Zinc Bistro, and Petit Roti was glued to news reports and social media, darting among Facebook, Radio-Television Luxembourg, CNN, and French and English websites.
February 11, 2014 |
Peering through the plate-glass windows of the new retail space on Market Street in West Philadelphia, Jiaqi Wu thought she was looking at just another coffee shop in a town brimming with them. Then she reconsidered, thinking they must be serving something extraordinary, given the name on the door: The Creative Café @ Replica. "I was wondering if the coffee itself was creative," recalled Wu, a Californian pursuing a master's degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
March 28, 2013
K EITH LEAPHART, 38, of Overbrook Farms, is an osteopath-turned-entrepreneur. He owns Replica, a Center City graphic-design, digital-copying, printing and branding firm, acquired in 2009. Q: You're a trained osteopath. Why did you leave medicine? A: I'm a physician by training and entrepreneur by birth. The clinical setting was too limiting for me. I was on the staff of Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern for about six years. I gave up my hospital privileges there in July 2011.
September 17, 2012 |
The treasured documents are rarely seen. They're tucked in acid-free Mylar, inside a dark safe, behind a thick door of a walk-in, climate-controlled vault at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Their soaring words - on handwritten and printed paper - are usually viewed by only a few staff members who have security clearance to exit an elevator to the second floor where the vault is located, within a locked room. They represent the thought processes of the nation's founders as they grappled with the language of the Constitution of the United States.
May 17, 2012 |
Students with Burlington County Institute of Technology's culinary arts department have been cooking up delicacies for Friday night's International Food Festival to mark the high school's 50-year anniversary. Many of the school's career majors will be contributing to the event, from banners and tickets produced by the print shop to a student-produced DVD to show the variety of the school's offerings, which have grown from machine shop and office skills to choices like performing arts, entertainment technologies, and public safety and more.
February 27, 2012 |
Blue Ivy Carter made her public debut Saturday when Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z took their 7-week-old daughter to lunch at Sant Ambroeus in Manhattan's West Village. The "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" singer, 30, held her newborn close in a blue BabyBjorn. Moving on Mary Jo Buttafuoco , who was shot in the face by her husband's teenage lover nearly 20 years ago, remarried in Las Vegas on Saturday. TMZ.com reports she used her maiden name, Connery , when she exchanged vows with Stu Tendler , said to manage a Vegas print shop.
May 2, 2010 |
William J. Monahan, 87, of Westmont, a World War II veteran who survived a plane crash and went on to a successful career in the printing industry, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday, April 28, at his home. Mr. Monahan loved the printing industry so much that after 20 years at Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelphia, he decided to teach in the print shop at his alma mater, Camden County Technical Schools. He taught hundreds of students the art of printing, including diplomas and the school newspaper, said Shawn McKay, a teacher at the school.
May 19, 2005 |
Even 282 years after he ran away, Benjamin Franklin is having a hard time coming home. Boston was to have been the first stop after Philadelphia for the international exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday next year. But the Museum of Science here decided to stage a Star Wars exhibit instead. That decision has left local Franklin boosters scrambling to arrange a proper party, and it set the touring show on a new path - to the West and South. "It really is kind of a public embarrassment not to have a role in the national celebration," said Jeffrey L. Sedgwick, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts.