October 10, 2010 |
There's not enough food in Imani Sullivan's life. At home, Sullivan, 31, often doesn't set a fork for herself at the table so that her sons, ages 3 and 10, can eat. Naturally diminutive, Sullivan looks frail these days. She has dropped 15 pounds since losing her part-time janitor job during the summer. Each family meal feels like an obligation she cannot meet, a daily burden multiplied by three. "It makes me feel like less of a mom not to have food," she says in her mother's North Philadelphia apartment, suddenly overcome by the hardship.
March 22, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I am a young man in college. When I was an infant, I was circumcised, and I feel violated that my parents decided to circumcise me without my consent. When the doctor performed the surgery, he took too much off, which causes me pain. When I was in grade school, I was sexually assaulted by an older classmate, but I feel much more violated from the circumcision because it took a part of me that I can never get back. I am filled with hate and anger toward my parents, even though I know it is unfair to them because they believed they were making the right choice at the time.
February 17, 1994 |
The Coffee Family Ranch, an hour's drive southwest of Austin in the hill country of Blanco County, Texas, is a piece of land steeped in history. And Lawrence Coffee, a 52-year-old rancher, is determined to preserve it. His family's spread is located on 1,000 acres of ground that used to be a part of a community of freed slaves known as Peyton Colony. Coffee is a descendant of one of the original settlers. The colony was named for a freedman, Peyton Roberts, who settled there in 1865.
March 2, 1986 |
A 17-year-old Bucks County high school senior was arrested early yesterday and charged with the fatal shooting of his grandparents in their home in Warrington Township. Several hours after the bodies were found in the immaculate stone house, Richard Mazeffa, who had lived with his grandparents for the last two years, admitted to the killings at the Warrington Township police station, according to records filed in Magistrate's Court in Newtown, Bucks County, an official source said.
May 30, 2015 |
For years, planners and residents have been trying to understand why Haddon Township isn't more like Collingswood, the millennial enclave that is South Jersey's answer to Fairmount and East Passyunk. Situated side by side in Camden County, the two towns are old-school commuter suburbs, with small house lots, good sidewalks, and great transit to Center City. They even share a main street, Haddon Avenue, which runs through the center of both. The pair are models for what smart-growth advocates call walkable urbanism, but Collingswood's downtown is by far the buzzier place.
July 13, 1999 |
Joseph Ehrenreich Sr., 86, of Croydon, a retired plant maintenance employee who also owned and operated a restaurant, died Wednesday at Crestview North Nursing Center in Langhorne. He had battled cancer for two years. Mr. Ehrenreich was a "master craftsman," able to fix or build anything, including stained-glass lamps and windows, lead carriage lamps, tables, and shelves, said a son, Joseph Jr. He retired at age 66 after 25 years as a lead burner and plant maintenance employee for Yates Industries in Burlington.
May 14, 2013
THE NEW head of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania knew that his only shot at escaping abject poverty in rural Georgia was to go to college. But the biggest goal anyone around Marcus Allen had growing up was to graduate from high school and maybe get a factory job. When he'd bring up his dream of continuing his education, relatives and friends would laugh and say, "Boy, you're not going to college. We don't go to college. " It might have ended there, if not for Allen's mentors - a couple of old-school, God-fearing Southern gentlemen willing to step in for the father that Allen never knew.
June 3, 2007 |
Everywhere investigators went, every time they talked to an informant or questioned a suspect, one name kept coming back to them: Raymond Morales. It seemed that all the drug dealers in Camden were getting their cocaine from him. While his name was ringing out, no one would cooperate against Morales because he had such a terrifying reputation for violence. "He put the fear of God into people on the street," said Lt. Michael Mangold of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
June 9, 1991 |
After an hour above an empty sea, our 14-seater descended over scattered reefs, looped around a smoldering volcano and dropped down on a runway so short that each end overhung the sea. We had arrived on the Banda Islands, still known in many parts of the world as the Spice Islands in what was once called the Dutch East Indies. Separated by hundreds of miles from the main body of Eastern Indonesia's Moluccas, the islands of this group are so small that their size must be grossly exaggerated for them to show up on most maps.
March 17, 2000 |
Something is on the loose in Bensalem. Three times this week, frightened residents have reported a large cat - either a mountain lion or an ocelot - slinking through back yards near Bensalem High School. Local police are hunting the creature, using digital imaging and the expertise of the Philadelphia Zoo. Yet, police remain unsure of what exactly they're looking for. "No one has been able to give a clear description of it," said Fred Harran, deputy public safety director.