July 6, 2014 |
John V. "Bud" Hendrick Jr., 95, of Wallingford, a cofounder of the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media, died Tuesday, June 24, of cardiovascular disease at his home. Mr. Hendrick grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and lived in Drexel Hill for 35 years before moving to Wallingford in 1988. He worked as a pharmaceutical representative for the wholesale division of Smith, Kline & French for 36 years and later joined Suburban Medical Services in Newtown Square as manager of pharmaceutical purchasing.
February 1, 2014 |
Bestselling authors and illustrators converge on Community College of Philadelphia on Saturday for the 22d African American Children's Book Fair. Participating in the free fair will be about 20 authors and illustrators including Jerry Craft, award-winning syndicated comic-strip cartoonist of Mama's Boyz ; My Best Friend illustrator E.B Lewis; Floyd Cooper, illustrator of These Hands ; Tonya Bolden, author of Finding Family ; Crystal Allen, author of How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy , and more.
July 6, 2013 |
More than a year after it was closed for repairs, the State Street Bridge that connects East and North Camden is set to open later this month - along with a twin. Excavators were still rummaging through dirt at the site Wednesday, but Camden County officials said July 26 would be the grand opening. The last set of streetlights is being installed on the new companion span, city officials said, and Camden City Council is expected to pass a resolution at its next meeting, on Tuesday, to approve paying the monthly utility charges for the lights.
April 19, 2013 |
Students gathered by the hundreds Tuesday night on the patio behind Rowan University's student center, until close to 2,000 had formed a protective pack surrounding the family of Matthew J. Uhl. Uhl was killed around 12:30 a.m. Friday when he was hit by a car on State Street as he walked on campus with friends. The 22-year-old from Little Egg Harbor, N.J., was a senior entrepreneurship major just five weeks from graduation. His family came to the Glassboro campus for the Rowan Remembers vigil, held the last few springs in memory of Rowan students who have died during the year.
April 19, 2013 |
Down the red-brick, ruby-throated passage of Delancey Place's 2000 block, nestled between other stately townhouses, the Rosenbach Museum and Library quietly sits, waiting to welcome all those drawn to its bibliophilic nectars. This is where A.S.W. Rosenbach, legendary bookseller and collector, and his brother Philip once lived, an 1865 townhouse at number 2010, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, on any day but Monday, a curious visitor or a driven literary tourist can explore a quintessential Philadelphia gem. The Rosenbach houses a significant part of the brothers' collection and much that has been added since 1954, when the museum was established after the brothers' deaths, in accordance with their wishes.
January 28, 2013
CAMDEN - Felony murder charges have been filed against a Camden man accused of attacking and repeatedly stabbing another city resident this month. Bail has been set at $800,000 for Alexander Santiago, 29. It wasn't known Saturday whether he had an attorney. Camden County prosecutors say Santiago was charged in the Jan. 13 stabbing death of 46-year-old William Ahing. They say Santiago was trying to rob Ahing in the 500 block of State Street at the time. The slaying was the first in Camden this year.
January 25, 2013 |
A Camden man was been charged with murder in the city's first homicide of the year, authorities said today. Alexander Santiago, 29, of the 400 block of Erie Street, fatally stabbed William Ahing, 46, also of Camden, several times during a robbery on the 500 block of State Street on around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Santiago was arrested on Jan. 14, a prosecutor's office spokesman said, and is being held on $800,000 bail in the Camden County Jail.
January 14, 2013
A 46-year-old Camden man was stabbed to death on a city street Sunday afternoon, becoming the city's first homicide victim of 2013 after a record number of killings last year. The stabbing occurred around 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of State Street, Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson said. The victim, whose name they withheld until his family could be notified, died at Cooper Hospital shortly before 3 p.m. There were no arrests in the case, and a spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office declined to say whether investigators had talked to witnesses.
July 14, 2012 |
Film Beasts of the Southern Wild (ssss out of four stars) Benh Zeitlin's intensely strange and wonderful film, about a girl named Hushpuppy, her defiant but deathly ill father, and the ragged Louisiana delta community they inhabit, is dreamlike and full of grand emotional swells. Moviemaking as outsider art. PG-13 (intense imagery, violence, adult themes). — Steven Rea Music Big-voiced Nona Hendryx releases her new album next week, Mutatis Mutandis (Latin for "by changing those things that need to be changed," sort of like saying, "Now that we've changed what needs changing")
November 8, 2011 |
Gently rocking in a canvas chair at Occupy New Jersey, Edward Anthony Salter seems as serene as the Sunday morning around him. Pretty much everything else is closed in downtown Trenton, and for the moment, he's alone. "Hello, brother," Salter, 29, says, his smile as strong as his handshake. "Have a seat. " For the next hour, we talk about why he's become a de facto resident of the World War II memorial park across State Street from the Capitol. A small band of "occupants" is maintaining a presence there to protest economic inequality, and this Trenton Central Class of 2000 graduate is a part of it. "A more informed citizen is my goal," Salter says.