July 17, 2016 |
The Shipley School in Lower Merion announced Friday that a student who was reported missing earlier in the week had likely taken his own life. "Although everyone was praying for a good outcome, I do not have good news," Head of School Stephen Piltch wrote in a letter posted to the school's website Friday. Austin Wylie, 17, was entering his senior year. He was described as a talented player on the school's soccer team and the club team FC Europa. On Thursday, Philadelphia marine units were searching the Delaware River near where Wylie's car had been found, according to police sources.
June 18, 2016 |
Aqua America Inc., the Bryn Mawr water utility, has hired a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia Water Department as its chief environmental officer. Christopher S. Crockett, the department's deputy commissioner, will be responsible for overseeing water quality and environmental compliance for all Aqua America's drinking water and wastewater systems in eight states. He will also manage Aqua's in-house laboratory and the company's water-quality services and water-resources engineering departments.
June 17, 2016 |
For many LGBT people of my generation, the dance floor was the place we realized we were far from alone and in fact belonged to a tribe. That sort of awakening is unlike any other, and I bet the young men and women dancing at Pulse in Orlando last weekend knew that feeling too. What they felt as their place of sanctuary and celebration became a killing field I prefer not to imagine. I'd rather look at their faces in the photos. The youthfulness is heartbreaking, but the exuberant, unabashed gay fabulousness makes me smile.
June 9, 2016 |
Elemica Inc., a Wayne company founded in 2000 as an e-marketplace by eight major chemical manufacturers, is being sold to Thoma Bravo L.L.C., a San Francisco private-equity firm. The price for Elemica, which has evolved into broader supply-chain and logistics network, was not disclosed. Elemica employs 75 in Wayne and 200 worldwide, a spokeswoman said. email@example.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
May 30, 2016
ISSUE | FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Try privatization? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Transportation Security Administration both fail in their stated purposes. Veterans wait too long to receive treatment; airline travelers are missing flights because of long waits to get through security ("TSA to fliers: Help us go faster," Wednesday). Maybe privatization would result in veterans getting treatment promptly and travelers proceeding through security more quickly. |David M. Levin, Vineland
May 21, 2016 |
American Airlines said Thursday that it would spend $4 million to hire private contractors to help manage security lines at its nine hub airports, including Philadelphia International Airport, during the peak summer travel months. The airline's chief operating officer, Robert Isom, said in a letter to employees that "tens of thousands" of American's customers have missed flights and "tens of thousands of checked bags have been delayed" in Transportation Security Administration bag-check rooms because of low staffing.
April 30, 2016 |
Want to visit a public park in China? It'll cost you. Many parks in China charge admission , usually a fraction of a yuan. That's small change if you happen to be a tourist, as I was two years ago. But if you're a service worker looking for a green spot to spend your lunch break, or to carve out some solitude during your daily routine, the fees can add up. In America, we have a tradition of treating public space differently. Urban parks are the physical embodiment of our democratic system, maybe the only place in our increasingly lopsided society where rich and poor can come together as equals.
April 16, 2016 |
Swift: It's magical! Wyomissing's great gift to the cosmos, Taylor Swift , isn't ready to wed yet, but she sure adores her DJ bf. "I'm in a magical relationship right now," she tells Vogue regarding Calvin Harris , who has accessorized Swift for the last year. Swift, 26, vows that if she and Harris do say their vows, it'll be in private, away from the media. "I want it to be ours, and low-key," she says. "This is the one thing that's been mine about my personal life. " Antebellum at Derby Lady Antebellum 's Dave Haywood says the trio is honored to be singing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 7 . "It's one of those songs that holds so much meaning and has already been performed by the best singers in history, so there's a lot of pressure," he tells USA Today.
April 7, 2016 |
Beka Rendell, the well-connected daughter-in-law of the former governor, hosted a NINObrand shopping party last month in her white-walled Old City art studio. Perrier water and champagne bubbled in stemless wineglasses, and attendees snacked on a three-tiered tray filled with cheddar, Brie, and grapes. Artists mingled with stylists while socialites chatted with journalists. We forgot all about shopping until Alisa Frederico emerged from the dressing room in a V-neck black frock.