January 6, 2013 |
Police are searching for an 82-year-old man who went missing early Saturday morning from the Parx Casino in Bensalem. Dominick Paparella, from West Windsor Township in N.J.'s Mercer County, suffers from dementia and was last seen at the casino before 5 a.m. Saturday, after being driven there by his wife. police said. Paparella's wife was inside the casino when he apparently took the vehicle, a 2001 silver Infiniti I30 with license plate KUK66X. Paparella was last seen driving the car, though he has not driven in over a year.
March 19, 2012 |
EDITH REDCROSS had lived in Philadelphia since childhood. She joined churches and ran successful businesses, but never developed the famous Philadelphia accent. She always sounded like she might have been in Flatbush, her family said. She was born in Brooklyn, got her early education and served her father's church there, and never gave up that famous Brooklyn twang. Edith, known to family and friends as Edie, who celebrated the beauty of black women with a popular boutique, and ran catering and cleaning services, died March 6 after a tough battle with breast cancer.
July 12, 2011 |
Mike O'Hara graduated from La Salle High in 1992. He played football and rowed for the Explorers. He eats cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and Tastykakes. So what's not to like? Well . . . he's a diehard Yankees fan who rooted against the Phillies in the 2009 World Series. And he cheers for the Giants, Knicks and Rangers, too. On top of that, he has a cool job in Manhattan where he gets paid to watch baseball games. Really. O'Hara and his partner, Ryan Wagner, spend 13 to 16 hours a day in Major League Baseball's Fan Cave, headquartered in the old Tower Records building in Greenwich Village.
October 6, 2010
Pharmacist gets 4 years Thomas Fortunato, a 47-year-old pharmacist, was sentenced yesterday to nearly four years in federal prison in connection with the illegal distribution of oxycodone in September and October 2008. Authorities said that Fortunato, of Warrington, Bucks County, unlawfully filled more than 120 false and fraudulent prescriptions for more than 14,000 Percocet, OxyContin and similar pills from a pharmacy he owned in Delaware County. 3 jurors picked in cop killing The first three jurors were selected yesterday to hear the trial of Rasheed Scrugs, 35, the North Philadelphia man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Police Officer John Pawlowski, 25, on Feb. 13, 2009.
May 20, 2010
Change is coming for the Carpenter Cup Classic, a baseball tournament that features 16 all-star teams representing leagues/regions from around the tri-state area. The Phillies announced yesterday that the first two rounds of the tournament will move from Penn, where parking and traffic issues have caused major grumbling, to the newly renovated Richie Ashburn Field. RAF is located across Broad Street from the Wachovia Center, at the very south end of FDR Park. There is ample parking beneath I-95 and in smaller nearby lots.
March 16, 2006
ENOUGH is enough! Kimora Lee Simmons, a woman basically known for who she's married to and how she manages to spend the fortune he amassed on her little pursuits, gets the front cover and two pages in the Daily News (March 15) courtesy of Jenice Armstrong. News flash: There are tons of talent in Philadelphia, yet Ms. Armstrong spends time on anyone who is not from Philadelphia. From obscure writers to Ludacris to the golddigger above, Ms. Armstrong continues to ignore the plethora of talent within the tri-state area.
August 18, 2005 |
Craft beers are blooming in the Philadelphia region, giving hops-heads craving big flavors plenty to get excited about. Ten small breweries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware earned spots on a recent list of the 100 best in the world. Pennsylvania had five in the ranking by RateBeer.com, third behind California, with 10, and Michigan, with seven. "I think eastern Pennsylvania is the best place in the United States to be a beer drinker right now," said Brian O'Reilly, brewmaster at Sly Fox Brewhouse, which came in 54th and has locations in Phoenixville and Royersford.
September 28, 1999 |
Using the silhouettes, the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation plans a candlelight ceremony of "remembrance, celebration and hope" at 7 p.m. Friday at Eakins Oval in Center City to commemorate those who have been touched by breast cancer. The pink cutouts will be replaced by 342 white ones, representing the number of women in the tri-state area who are expected to die from the disease each month.
September 22, 1999 |
La Salle University head basketball coach Speedy Morris has filled an important vacancy on his coaching staff by hiring Roland Houston. Houston, 39, is a product of Martin Luther King High and a 1982 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, whose basketball connections in the city, tri-state area and Atlantic 10 Conference recruiting strongholds run deep. He takes over for Tyrone Pitts, who resigned this month to devote more time to his real-estate business. He joins another newcomer, John Gallagher, and second-year assistant Jim Phillips on Morris's staff.
June 17, 1999 |
The Carpenter Cup baseball tournament will begin tomorrow and will have a new look. The single-elimination 16-team tournament, which features the best high school players from the tri-state area, will be held at Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The previous 13 years, the tournament was played at Veterans Stadium, and the organizers say they expect to return there next year. Scheduling conflicts caused the change. The tournament will begin with a 9:30 a.m. game tomorrow between South Jersey's Olympic/Colonial team and the Suburban National squad.