September 23, 2013 |
Marsha Weinraub and Stuart Schmidt embarked 17 years ago on the transformation of a barber shop and brownfield into a dramatic home with two gardens. At the time, the couple were living with two young sons in a small rowhouse in Fairmount. "I was carrying babies up and down steep steps," Weinraub recalls. Seeking more space, they checked out a storefront corner house and two overgrown lots for sale nearby in Spring Garden. Three rowhouses had been built on the site in the mid-1800s.
September 21, 2013 |
C.J. LaFragola used to wear blue and gold. Now he wears red and white. He used to play quarterback. Now he plays fullback. He used to travel down the Garden State Parkway every morning to Absecon. Now he goes inland to Hammonton. But some things are the same: It's Week 2, it's St. Joseph vs. Holy Spirit, and the anticipation is building toward what will be one of the most hard-hitting and far-reaching games of the South Jersey football season. "It's like the South Jersey Super Bowl," LaFragola said of the game that will match his new team against his old team in a Cape-Atlantic League American Division clash Friday night at Holy Spirit.
September 8, 2013 |
One of the things Temple coach Matt Rhule wants his players to develop is a short memory. And for defensive back Anthony Robey and his teammates in the Temple secondary, this is the perfect week for that. "You can't hold onto things; you just have to learn from your experiences and be ready for the next opportunity," the defensive back said this week. "We are looking at the next challenge. " And what a challenge it should be. As Temple prepares to face Houston at noon Saturday (ESPN)
August 29, 2013 |
POLITICIANS are used to making headlines. But the one in yesterday's New York Daily News referring to Chris Christie as "fatso" was over the top. It was a retaliatory strike that came after the New Jersey governor called Manish Mehta - the paper's Jets beat writer - an "idiot. " In type as bold as the governor, the headline screamed: "Who you calling an idiot, fatso!" Christie talked trash about Mehta while appearing on WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton sports radio show in New York on Monday.
August 12, 2013 |
Forrest Gump was fantasy. Zelig was fantasy. But Lee Daniels' The Butler is real: the story of a man, an African American, who witnessed history, who served under eight presidents by, literally, serving them - bringing them tea and coffee and cocktails, overseeing state dinners, attending to the needs of the most powerful figures in the world. His name was Eugene Allen. He went to work in the White House in 1952, when Harry S. Truman was commander-in-chief, and retired in 1986, when Ronald Reagan occupied the Oval Office.
August 2, 2013 |
TRENTON - Facing Republican criticism that she lacks the experience to step into the governor's seat, Milly Silva, announced this week as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, cites her role running a union of more than 8,000 health-care workers. "That executive experience leading bargaining, and being able to advocate on behalf of the people I represent, is an experience and credential that I will bring to the ticket and bring to New Jersey," Silva said Wednesday in an interview.
July 29, 2013 |
When elite NBA teams, or those on the doorstep of true contention, want to add a pearl to the necklace of their rosters, they do what the Houston Rockets did this offseason in acquiring Dwight Howard. They go out on the market and buy a pearl. When lower-echelon teams, those with less to offer in bargaining, either monetarily or in disposable players, want to do the same thing, they buy a bunch of oysters and hope for the best. The 76ers are in the latter category, and during the first few months of Sam Hinkie's reign as general manager they are tonging the shoals of potential NBA talent with a single-minded fervor.
July 24, 2013 |
As nicknames go, "NoBe" and "SoHo by the Shore" are catchier, and carry more cachet, than "Redevelopment Zone. " That dull label for the Ventnor neighborhood now known as North Beach was a legacy of the last decade, when the city sought to revitalize the section between Little Rock Avenue and the border with Atlantic City from the Bay to the Boardwalk. Ventnor's overly ambitious, if not draconian, proposal to tear down/transform chunks of the 26-block residential and commercial area foundered and sank.
July 22, 2013 |
What do you see? I am a nonprofit CEO, a concerned citizen, and a black man, but I write this as a disturbed parent. A parent who cannot comprehend the emotions Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin must feel in the wake of losing their son Trayvon. I'm confused and scared. How do I, as a parent, protect my children from people who clearly see things differently from the way I do? When I see Trayvon, I see a child full of potential. George Zimmerman apparently saw a "thug in a hoodie.
July 22, 2013 |
Kevin and Khesha Kelly's townhouse in Doylestown's Lantern Hill community has become an anchor for their busy lives. "I feel as if I am coming home to a Norman Rockwell painting after traveling through some of the roughest cities in the Northeast," Kevin says. "I love coming back to my quiet little town. " Kevin Kelly, a salesman for a food company, travels on the job throughout the United States and Canada. Khesha Kelly, a food scientist, has just started a second career as a paralegal in central New Jersey.