May 25, 2014 |
For the second time in 16 days, fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles descended Friday on the ResinTech building on Cooper Road in West Berlin. But this time the flames were licking at hamburgers, and the blue-gray smoke wafting under a big white tent smelled of hot dogs and barbecued chicken. It was ResinTech's way of saying thanks to the emergency squads and employees who responded May 8 to an astonishingly fast-moving fire that consumed the manufacturing plant of its subsidiary, Aries Filterworks.
April 24, 2014 |
Hello there Spotting Charlie at their mutual friends' rehearsal dinner, Alexis walked over to say hello. They had met a few years before, when Alexis, who is from Mount Airy, was a student at Barnard College in New York, and Charlie, from Glencoe, Ill, was at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Mutual friends had a party at Penn. Alexis hadn't thought about Charlie until a few weeks before that June 2010 wedding, when another mutual friend suggested they might get along.
December 9, 2013
By at least one measure, the ominous onset of the holiday shopping season was rated a success. As a Time headline put it, it precipitated "Only 1 Death, 15 Injuries. " But now that any number of consumer casualties can be portrayed as a triumph, it may be time to reflect and reconsider. Moreover, the exercise doesn't seem to have been particularly successful by its own standards. A survey by the National Retail Federation estimated that spending from Thanksgiving through last Sunday fell 2.9 percent compared with last year.
December 2, 2013 |
SIX UNRULY TEENS were charged with disorderly conduct on Thanksgiving for allegedly throwing beer bottles at police as officers tried to disperse a large crowd in Mayfair. Cops responded to a wooded area near Ryan and Sandyford avenues about 10:30 a.m. and found roughly 300 juveniles drinking and hanging out, police said. Six teens, ages 15 and 16, were cited for disorderly conduct, a summary offense. Their names were not released due to their ages. "Basically, they were drinking in the woods and fighting," said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman.
November 30, 2013 |
Before Macy's doors in Center City opened Thursday night - before a momentary hush fell, before hundreds of shoppers pressed their way in from the cold - two young visitors from Lebanon were looking in through the glass, making faces at the trio of security guards keeping an eye on the slowly gathering crowd. "You know what would be cool? If they took our names" and told us we could go in whenever we wanted, Omar Nahhas, 24, said. This was the first year Macy's opened on Thanksgiving, so Nahhas, who in his native Lebanon had never experienced Thanksgiving and the retail frenzy that follows it, wasn't sure what to expect.
November 29, 2013
Even on Thanksgiving, most people forget to count their blessings. Instead of toasting their good fortune, people get so worked up criticizing this country's shortcomings that if you didn't know better you might think they want to live somewhere else. Criticism is fine. Free speech is a core principle of our nation, and there is plenty to criticize. But some individuals, groups, political organizations, and cable news networks keep hitting the same sour notes over and over and over until you finally realize that complaining is their life's blood.
November 29, 2013 |
More than bragging rights between traditional rivals will be on the line for several South Jersey football teams during Thanksgiving weekend games. Among the games with championship implications: The winner of Thursday morning's clash between visiting Clearview (4-5) and Kingsway (7-3) will earn a share of the West Jersey Football League National Division title. Both teams enter the game with 3-1 division records. Shawnee has clinched a share of the title with a 4-1 mark. Delran (7-2)
November 29, 2013 |
After a wet start to the Thanksgiving holiday, travelers and shoppers in the Philadelphia region can expect mostly sunny weather through the weekend. Rain and some freezing precipitation moved up the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, but building high pressure was expected to keep the area dry for the next few days, said Lee Robertson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Overnight lows will dip into the 20s in most of the area, Robertson said. Temperatures should stay above freezing starting Saturday, and highs will hit the mid-40s for the first half of next week.
November 28, 2013 |
The first time Deptford High School hosted its traditional Thanksgiving football game on the night before the holiday, athletic director Maureen Bilda heard several comments from fans. Most were positive. "Especially the moms who had to cook" on Thanksgiving, Bilda said. Deptford will host its season-ending game on Thanksgiving Eve again, on Wednesday night against Glassboro. The Spartans are one of several programs in South Jersey that have moved their annual Thanksgiving Day games to Thanksgiving Eve. Other games set for Wednesday night include Penns Grove at Pennsville, Cherry Hill East at Cherry Hill West, Collingswood at Sterling, and Pennsauken at Bishop Eustace.
November 26, 2013 |
On Thanksgiving, we give thanks for friends, family, and food, but no one is particularly grateful for the traffic and transit nightmare that challenges the holiday. Luckily for Robert M. Henry, 38, executive director of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, a nonprofit designed to advocate a viable transit network, his family's T-day trip will be a relatively short stint on Route 309 from his home near Quakertown to his in-laws' in Horsham. But to Henry, who leads an organization that studies, communicates, and creates transportation alternatives, Thanksgiving represents everything about a system gone wrong.