February 26, 2016 |
A financial adviser has been charged in the death of a Philadelphia woman whose body was found dumped on a central Pennsylvania road on Valentine's Day, police said. Robert Moir, 59, allegedly told police that after spending several nights with Corrine Pena, 35, he awoke one night to find her dead in his bathroom from an apparent drug overdose. He then carted her corpse in his Mercedes-Benz to a snowy, secluded road in Centre County, where he dumped it and wrote authorities an anonymous letter to help them identify the body, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
February 5, 2016 |
In all the years Gene Costill was an elected official in Clayton, including five terms as mayor in the 1960s and '70s, he had a model, he said - his grandfather Elwood Costill, the little Gloucester County borough's second mayor. Elwood Costill, a lawyer who was a Union soldier during the Civil War, helped found the borough in 1887. "All my life, I've looked back at what he did and how he was able to accomplish what he did, and I figured, 'Well, I've got to do something,' " he said.
November 20, 2015 |
Thanksgiving can be predictable when it comes to the drinks. Pinot noir. Zinfandel. All-American choices. But as a nod to this year's Italian American-theme menu from chef Joe Cicala, we've decided to suggest a splash of Italian flavors, too. For example, why not loosen up the aunts and uncles with a cocktail made to echo some of the same amaro flavors they'll be tasting in that bird (due to the herbal liqueur used in the brine)? For this two-drink recipe for a "Manhattan all'Ascolana," blend six ounces of good old American Bulleit rye with two ounces of Meletti amaro and two dashes of bitters; shake well with ice, strain, and serve in two chilled martini glasses with Amarena cherries for your favorite relatives.
December 15, 2013 |
BENSALEM Eighth grader Nicholas Pizzo used to visit his grandmother regularly in a nursing home. He described the facility as a "dull and dreary" place. "You could tell they weren't happy to be there," Pizzo, 13, of Bensalem, said of the residents. So when the St. Charles Borromeo School student sat down to write a Christmas card to an elderly woman he'd never met, he could kind of relate to her situation. "God is watching over you," Pizzo wrote to the woman, living in a facility away from home and family.
November 23, 2012 |
For people grieving the death of a loved one, holidays can be more stressful than festive. "Some find comfort in the traditions, but others just can't celebrate," says Joanna Donati, a bereavement counselor with Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Marlton. "It helps to realize they're not alone. " With that in mind, her agency is among those in South Jersey offering memorial observances or support groups to help people in mourning navigate this tricky time of year. One of Donati's clients, Blackwood resident Geri Fanelli, lost her younger brother, Mario, to cancer on Nov. 1. He would have been 62 Thursday.
November 21, 2012 |
For most families, there's no messing with the Thanksgiving menu. Even the most adventurous cooks cannot part ways with tradition on this holiday. You might be able to jazz things up, but there's no escaping the requisite parts: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, and sweet potatoes. But the day after is another story. And with those most basic of building blocks, some of our talented local chefs put together some pretty inventive and tasty sandwiches with the leftovers.
November 15, 2012 |
Greg Vernick has opened restaurants from Vancouver to Qatar for superstar chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. And while cooking at that French chef's Manhattan namesake on Columbus Circle, along the route of the Thanksgiving Day parade, he routinely roasted 50 turkeys on that holiday. But when we asked Vernick to create a menu for a home-cooked Thanksgiving, the chef took inspiration from the annual turkey dinner his mother made when he was growing up in Cherry Hill. "It was always a great day with family and friends and simple, home-style cooking from Mom," said Vernick, 31, who moved back to the area last summer with his wife, Julie, to open Vernick Food and Drink near Rittenhouse Square.
November 24, 2011 |
Aidan McManus' passion for helping the needy began with a question: "Mommy, why is there a man out there with a pillow?" Aidan, then 5, had been driving through Philadelphia with his mother, Michelle, when he spied the man on the street. He's homeless, she explained. That's when the Burlington Township boy vowed that no one else should suffer the same hardship. "Not if I had anything to say about it," recalled Aidan, now an 8-year-old third grader at the Doane Academy in Burlington City.
November 24, 2006 |
Rosemari and Chester Hicks had a surprise in store for their Thanksgiving guests - a home-cooked turkey dinner with all the trimmings. At least that's the story the couple - who have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner in their lives, and didn't plan on starting yesterday - intended to tell them. In truth, the dinner came from the Cherry Hill Wegmans supermarket. "I don't know how to cook," confessed Rosemari. Her husband doesn't cook either. "We hired friends to cook for us two years ago," said Chester.