July 19, 2016 |
BOTH PRESIDENTIAL candidates will take the stage in the next two weeks to try to sell us on the idea they can lead our nation. One way to demonstrate they have what it takes to be president is to tell voters how they'll keep Social Security strong for our kids and grandkids. If our nation's leaders don't act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in benefits. With a volatile stock market and fewer jobs offering pensions, today's workers and future generations will likely have an even greater need for Social Security.
July 16, 2016 |
A Social Security office on South Broad Street close to the Wells Fargo Center will be closed during the Democratic National Convention, though other nearby businesses say they plan to remain open. Social Security officials said the office at 3336 S. Broad St. will be closed from July 25 to 28 because of the expected DNC-related road closures and heavy traffic. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 29. "The street closures and rerouted traffic will make it difficult for our employees as well as the public to access the office," District Manager Joan Permar said in a statement.
July 13, 2016
By Micah Meadowcroft This year's Fourth of July weekend went more smoothly than last year's. Then I spent part of the weekend sleeping fitfully on a backpack, a gym bag, and two chairs stuffed together outside an airport coffee kiosk. All because there was a worry that I was a terrorist. Flying to the United States from Dublin, you're supposed to arrive three hours before takeoff. The airport's Terminal 2 contains a U.S preclearance facility, meaning that after a second round of security - TSA-approved - and a chat with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, passengers flying to the states are considered domestic arrivals.
July 8, 2016 |
Less than three weeks out from the Democratic National Convention, officials announced road closures, security perimeters and again addressed plans for dealing with protests. The security plan, confined mostly to South Philadelphia near the Wells Fargo Center, is more limited than the much larger papal visit's security footprint in the fall. Unlike the papal visit, all major highways in Philadelphia, including I-95, will remain open to passenger vehicles throughout the convention.
June 30, 2016 |
AS MUCH as the landscape has changed for the 76ers lately, it has eerily stayed the same in some respects for coach Brett Brown. Since the trade of reigning rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams on Feb. 19, 2015, Brown has seen a bevy of point guards come and go, start and sub, somewhat succeed but mostly badly fail. MCW's best replacement, Ish Smith, had a successful 25-game run to end the season in 2015 and helped to grow the struggling offensive game of Nerlens Noel. But then-general manager Sam Hinkie chose not to bring back the veteran point guard the next season, instead reasoning that the lot of Kendall Marshall, Tony Wroten (who were both recovering from ACL surgeries)
June 27, 2016 |
The leader of a local grassroots pro-Bernie Sanders organization said his group has gotten city permits for four demonstration areas in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park during the Democratic National Convention next month. Billy Taylor, the executive director of Philly.fyi, said he is offering the use of as many as three of the zones to the national Sanders organization. During a news conference in the park Saturday, Taylor, 31, a landscaper and political activist, also invited other organizations and interest groups to apply to Philly.fyi to use its permitted space.
June 26, 2016 |
Before shelling out big bucks for an alarm system, take basic measures to improve your home's security. Many effective strategies cost very little or nothing. Most burglars enter homes by opening unlocked doors or windows, or by pushing, kicking, or prying locked ones until they open. Some break glass to reach in and unlock windows or doors. Only a few will break enough glass to walk or crawl through, or bash in a well-secured door, and they seldom pick locks. So start by making doors and windows as difficult to penetrate as possible.
June 25, 2016 |
A security guard was wounded in an overnight shootout outside a bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a corner bar at Front Street and Wyoming Avenue, police said. The guard, who had been working at the bar, saw a man firing a gun as he left the business, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The security guard returned fire, and both men fired several shots. The guard was struck in his right leg, Small said, and taken to a hospital.
June 21, 2016 |
There are many things that People's Light and Theatre's world premiere, The Harassment of Iris Malloy , by Zak Berkman, is not. It is not a Mamet-style tale of a woman cooking up a scheme to entrap a senator because women can be just as ruthless as men. It is not the story of a privileged man taking advantage of an underprivileged woman. It is not easy the same way life-changing decisions made in real time are not easy. Whenever it seems that Berkman has written himself into a much-used corner, somehow, he finds another door.