June 22, 2013 |
The picturesque landscape of Hirsch Lake in Runnemede turned into a dirty, smelly mess this week when hundreds of dead fish floated belly up. Authorities on Thursday were trying to figure out what killed the fish - all carp that were six to nine inches long. Meanwhile, Runnemede public works employees had the unfortunate task of removing the remains. "It doesn't smell too pretty," Councilwoman Patricia Tartaglia-Passio said at the lake. Thursday morning, the borough cut off lake access at Singley Avenue from Center to Sheppard Avenues while crews investigated.
October 2, 2011
Sacred Heart's Cape-Atlantic League National Conference win streak in boys' soccer reached 30 games over three seasons with an 8-0 victory over visiting Cape May Tech on Friday. Steven Tobolski scored three goals, Drew Mesiano had three assists and goalie Dustin Griaff made three saves for the five-time and defending National Conference Division II champion Lions (7-0 overall, 6-0 conference). Tech (1-4, 1-4) got eight saves from goalie Trevor Gehrig. Steven Hand made three saves to secure the shutout, and Middle Township's Jacob Cowan, Kyle Stanford, and Matt Waldron netted goals for Middle Township en route to a 3-0 win over visiting Lower Cape May. Colonial.
April 17, 2010 |
Msgr. Richard J. Wright, 94, a former pastor, died Monday, April 12, at Villa St. Joseph in Darby, a residence for retired priests. For seven years, Msgr. Wright was pastor at St. Gabriel Church in Stowe; from 1980 to 1988, he was pastor at St. Christopher Church in Northeast Philadelphia. After retiring as a pastor, he was assigned to assist the pastor at St. Colman Church in Ardmore. Though he retired from his official duties in 1996, he lived at the church rectory until moving to Villa St. Joseph two years ago. He said 11 a.m. daily Mass at St. Colman's, visited the sick, and heard confessions, said the Rev. James C. Sherlock, who has been pastor at St. Colman's since 2004.
March 8, 2009 |
W. Richard Wright Jr., 62, of Chester Springs, an antiques dealer who was an expert on vintage dolls and teddy bears, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease March 1 at home. Mr. Wright's shop in Birchrunville, Chester County, was filled floor to ceiling with furniture, Victoriana, art deco and art nouveau curios, teddy bears, and French and German dolls. Upstairs were cardboard boxes of what Mr. Wright jokingly called "dead bodies" - torsos, arms, legs, and heads of antique dolls.
May 19, 2008 |
In the end, the Philadelphians bowed out. The New England architect backed away, and the "somewhat famous" movie star was a no-go. The Esherick House, a rare private residence designed by revered 20th-century architect Louis Kahn and tucked away on a quiet Chestnut Hill cul-de-sac, failed to sell at auction yesterday. Asking price for the one-bedroom modernist home offered as a work of art? Between $2 million and $3 million. It wasn't the soft housing market, said Richard Wright of the Chicago auction house offering the property.
August 15, 2003 |
The suite of eight striking ink-jet prints that Richard Wright is showing at Silicon Gallery reveal an uncommon synthesis of painterly sensibility and photographic precision. Wright was a painter before he turned to photography. The odd otherworldliness of these images, all idiosyncratic views of tract housing, derives from the fact that they express a painter's imagination. They are, in fact, photographs manipulated digitally to create featureless black skies that extend upward to infinity, as if this suburban development connected with the dark void of the universe.
July 21, 2003 |
Henry T. McCrary Jr., 82, of Mount Airy, a former city editor of the Philadelphia Tribune newspaper and a prominent entertainment lawyer, died of asbestos-related lung disease Wednesday at Pennsylvania Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. McCrary graduated from Lincoln University in 1942. He went to work at the Sun Shipyard in Chester, where he helped organize a union. His daughter, Helen McCrary Salahuddin, said that it was in the shipyards where he inhaled the asbestos that ultimately killed him. Mr. McCrary was accused of inciting a riot and spent two months in Delaware County jail because he refused to apologize for being involved in union activities at the shipyard.
February 21, 2000 |
Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gertrude Stein and Henry Miller. When the subject is American expatriates in Paris, these are the names that most often come up. But white authors weren't the only ones who sought inspiration in France. Beginning in the years just after World War I, a whole galaxy of African American writers also found a refuge there for the imagination. To writers such as Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Richard Wright, Chester Himes and James Baldwin, Paris offered an escape from what Baldwin called the "American madness" of racism.
February 18, 1999 |
With the character Bigger Thomas, he created doom, an enraged, misunderstood black man who smothers a white woman to death in the chilling classic, Native Son. But he also has created hope: As my anger ebbs, The spring stars grow bright again And the wind returns. He wrote of youthful pain and coming of age under the threatening eye of Jim Crow in his moving autobiography, Black Boy. But he's also written of youthful innocence: A little girl stares, Dewy eyes round with wonder, At morning glories.