June 11, 2014 |
IN AN ABOUT-FACE from the passions expressed last week, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell gave her approval yesterday to a step forward in the redevelopment of University City High School. Council's Rules Committee unanimously passed a zoning bill that would enable the sale of the school and its 14-acre site to Drexel University. Blackwell softened her tone from the tongue-lashing she gave Drexel's lawyers last week. Defending her constituents, she had accused developers of disregarding community input, but yesterday said that progress had been made.
June 10, 2014
MALVERN PREP QB PICKS PITT Malvern Prep junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook committed to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking to Twitter to make the announcement. "Very excited and humbled to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh," Hornibrook tweeted. The 6-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns last season on an offense that relied heavily on stud running back Troy Gallen (Delaware), who rushed for 1536 and 19 scores for the co-Inter-Ac champion Friars (tied with Haverford School)
June 10, 2014 |
DR. PAUL J. FINK admitted to feeling a bit uneasy. There he was with 100 community leaders at an anti-crime summit in Graterford prison, sitting across from 100 inmates who were unlikely ever again to see the light of freedom. To get to the chapel, where the meeting was held, Fink and his group had to follow guards through the many clanging gates and locks that served as a stark reminder of what it must be like to be shut away for life. But to Dr. Fink's relief and satisfaction, the inmates were just as eager as the community leaders to find answers to what was happening to young people outside in the violent streets.
June 6, 2014 |
What better way to reach people with the "eat fresh and local" message than to go where they work, study, commute, or pray? Neighborhood squares, parks and parking lots still host many farmer's markets in the region, but more and more are operating out of workplaces, universities, transportation hubs, and places of worship. This spring, new markets are coming to Drexel University, the U.S. General Services Administration offices in Center City, two neighborhood churches, and Congregation Rodeph Shalom, the synagogue on North Broad Street.
May 18, 2014 |
Nearly 13,000 viewers have tuned in since St. Joseph's University trained a webcam in April on a pair of hawks nesting on campus. This week, they got a bonus: chicks. At least two fuzzy little heads have been spotted in the nest atop a towering pine, next to the pedestrian bridge that arches over City Avenue into Philadelphia. "The first chick hatched earlier this week (probably Monday) and we think the second hatched yesterday," biology Professor Michael McCann said in an e-mail Thursday.
April 30, 2014 |
When Paul E. Sigmund and his brother Peter returned to the United States from Germany in 1933, the then-preschoolers could not speak English. "He and I both spent our first years in Germany," where their father worked as a civil engineer, Peter Sigmund said. Their American parents "considered it better to stick with one language. " So they were the only German-speaking children on their block of Hewitt Road in Wyncote, making them "an object of wonder," he said. On Monday, April 28, Paul Sigmund, 85, who retired in 2005 as a politics professor at Princeton University, died of complications from pneumonia at University Medical Center of Princeton.
April 30, 2014 |
* THE GOLDBERGS. 9 tonight, 6ABC. SOME people share their old family photos and memories on Facebook. Others sort through their childhoods with a therapist. Adam F. Goldberg has a TV show for both of those things. For Goldberg, who's spent the past TV season painstakingly reconstructing his Jenkintown boyhood on a studio lot in Culver City, Calif., ABC's "The Goldbergs" has turned out to be more specific than what he envisioned when he first pitched a sitcom about growing up in the '80s and used his home movies to sell it. Plenty of shows have been set in and around Philadelphia.
April 28, 2014 |
St. Joseph's University truly is the home of the Hawks. They've got the birds to prove it. Two red-tailed hawks have nested in a towering pine on the lawn of McShain Hall, a freshman residence next to the pedestrian bridge that arches over City Avenue into Philadelphia. The university community is enthralled with the birds, monitoring them via a "Hawkcam" set up April 2 on the fifth floor of McShain. There are signs that chicks are on the way. "Everybody's got their fingers crossed," Michael McCann, biology professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said Thursday.
April 27, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER West Chester University campus police are investigating what they are calling the third sexual assault in a week, university officials said Friday. A female student walking between Goshen and Tyson Halls about 12:30 a.m. Friday was approached by a man who appeared to be intoxicated and grabbed her buttocks, the police said. The woman pulled out pepper spray, and the man fled. University police said it was the fifth such incident in the last month, all of which they have referred to as sexual assaults.