November 6, 2014
REPORTS throughout Election Day that voter turnout was not anemic but actually rather healthy is gratifying. The turnout is especially encouraging given recent outrages related to elected officials in Pennsylvania. Through two separate deals - for disgraced Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and disgraced state Sen. LeAnna Washington - both will be able to retain their pensions. One response to such news would be to skip voting out of disgust, but reminding public officials that their constituents take voting seriously is the better option.
September 29, 2014 |
Let New York gloat about completing the High Line. Philadelphia is about to debut a linear park that might be even more impressive: the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. As wonderful as the High Line is, it merely allows people to wend their way through Manhattan a few stories above its bustling streets. When the latest segment of the Schuylkill Banks trail opens to the public Thursday, you'll be able to walk on water, under the glittering gaze of the Center City skyline. The new 15-foot-wide walkway dives into the river at Locust Street, and doesn't crawl back onto dry land until it reaches the South Street Bridge, a joyous journey more than 2,000 feet long.
August 9, 2014 |
You don't have to go to the Shore to hit the beach. Families can enjoy a custom-built beach, boardwalk, and more at Penn's Landing Marina's new Spruce Street Harbor Park from now through Aug. 31. Visitors can stroll along an imported oceanfront boardwalk with concession stands, a shuffleboard game course, arcades, and more. Get a seat-side view on the Harbor Park's Urban Beach, with umbrellas and lounge chairs and beachlike pebble sand. On the west side of the park, stretch out and sway in the wind on oversized hammocks in the midst of trees.
March 12, 2014 |
REMEMBER when phone numbers began with two letters from the alphabet? Remember when kids could run the streets of Philadelphia without fear? Remember when you had to walk over to the TV to change the channel? Then "Remember When" is the radio show for you. Airing Saturday nights since December 2005 on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (currently 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.), "Remember When" is a chatty stroll down Memory Lane guided by the show's troika of hosts - Steve Ross, Jim Murray and Jackie Strauss.
January 15, 2014 |
A 16-YEAR-OLD male picked the wrong street to go for a walk with his rifle yesterday. The teen was carrying a pump-action rifle on Corlies Street near Tasker in South Philadelphia about 4 p.m. when he was spotted by two detectives - one from the Attorney General's Office, the other from the Police Department - who happened to be serving an unrelated warrant on a nearby home, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The police detective told the teen to drop his weapon. He didn't, instead pointing the gun at the two law-enforcement officers.
September 13, 2013 |
IT LOOKED AS though Steve Robinson might have pulled out his table and photo displays for nothing last night as the rain poured and people scattered on Baltimore Avenue. Fortunately for Robinson and other business owners, the brief showers did not dampen spirits as hundreds of patrons weathered the storms for University City's third Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. "The night was really successful. A lot of people came out," said Robinson, who opened You Photography Studios on Baltimore Avenue near 46th Street nearly two years ago. For $1, he offered a photo shoot, a frame and one 8x10 photo, a deal he said many people can't believe.
July 25, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Gov. Christie flaunted his bipartisan support Tuesday, taking a walking tour in Newark flanked by two Democratic county officials who have crossed party lines to endorse him in his reelection bid. Accompanying Christie through the Ironbound section, known for its Portuguese influence and numerous restaurants, were Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and longtime county Sheriff Armando Fontoura. DiVincenzo is the highest-profile Democrat to endorse Christie.
July 18, 2013
Q: Kimberly, I hate exercise, but I want my kids (ages 4 and 6) to be active. I have no idea where to begin. Any suggestions? - Unfit Mom A: That's a good question. While you personally do not dig exercise, it would be great if you'd lead through example. It doesn't have to be deep - just take a stroll in the neighborhood, or start using the stairs instead of the elevator to go up or down a few flights. Free play (just running around) is great for preschoolers. You can watch - or join in!
June 25, 2013 |
Editor's Note: This column is sponsored by TD Bank. The opinions and analysis expressed here reflect the views of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TD Bank, N.A. or its affiliates. Summer, typically slow in the business world, proved a season of entrepreneurial inspiration for Nadine Gelberg. As she strolled the beach in Ventnor, the 43-year-old Chestnut Hill resident noticed a trend - beyond sweat and pumping arms - among the power-walking women she passed: They were wearing big, baggy T-shirts.
June 17, 2013
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Gideon, a 9-year-old shar-pei mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Gideon is gentle and loves to take leisurely strolls. He is house-trained and neutered, has his current vaccinations and comes with a month of free pet insurance. Through June, he's available free. For more information on Gideon, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave., or visit the website at www.pspca.org .