September 26, 2012 |
Kristen Hertzog was 16 when she discovered why people say Haiti is a place that can steal your heart while breaking it. A typical adolescent, worried about "boys and pimples," she had traveled to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with a church group from her hometown of Edison, N.J. One day, a Haitian woman rushed up to the teenager on the street, thrust a wad of dirty towels into her arms, then tried to run away. She did not get far. "I started screaming, 'She just gave me her baby!
March 21, 2012 |
Hello there In September 2009, the dating site eHarmony told Lisa and Ray that they might make a good pair. Looking at his profile, Lisa saw that Ray "was passionate about making a difference in the world, and I was intrigued by that. " Ray, who grew up in Cherry Hill, had moved to Camden to try to help revitalize that city. He is CEO of the nonprofit Latin American Economic Development Association, which helps to start and grow small businesses. Lisa, who lived in the Art Museum neighborhood, sent him a message through the eHarmony site.
February 29, 2012 |
CHARDON, OHIO - The teenager accused of killing three students in a shooting rampage in an Ohio high-school cafeteria chose his victims at random and is "someone who's not well," a prosecutor said yesterday as the teenager was brought to juvenile court. T.J. Lane, 17, admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table Monday morning, prosecutor David Joyce said. The hearing came hours after the death toll rose to three, and as schoolmates and townspeople grappled with the tragedy and wondered what could have set the teen killer off - a mystery that the court appearance did nothing to solve.
February 29, 2012 |
CHARDON, Ohio - The teenager accused of killing three students in a shooting rampage in an Ohio high school cafeteria chose his victims at random and is "someone who's not well," a prosecutor said Tuesday as the slightly built young man appeared in juvenile court. T.J. Lane, 17, admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table Monday morning, Prosecutor David Joyce said. Joyce said Lane would probably be charged with three counts of aggravated murder and other offenses.
February 28, 2012 |
CHARDON, Ohio - A teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at his suburban Cleveland high school Monday, killing one student and wounding four others before he was chased from the building by a teacher and captured a short distance away, authorities said. A student who saw the attack up close said it appeared that the gunman targeted a group of students sitting together and that the student who was killed was gunned down while trying to duck under the table. FBI officials would not comment on a motive.
July 23, 2011
CHI Institute, a Broomall vocational school with a majority of its students receiving federal financial aid, has agreed to pay $1.6 million to reimburse the U.S. government and resolve allegations that CHI failed to deliver the education it promised to candidates in its now-suspended surgical technology program, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Friday. The surgical technology program, which ceased new enrollment in 2008, was supposed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in a surgical setting.
November 17, 2010 |
For nearly a year, people from all over the city have told the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations stories - sobering, inspiring, instructive - about intergroup tension and violence in city schools. Since January, the city panel has held 11 hearings on the subject, drawing testimony from more than 100 people on subjects ranging from attacks on immigrants to bullying because of sexual orientation. The hearings were prompted by racial violence at South Philadelphia High. And after the final hearing Tuesday evening, commission chair Kay Kyungsun Yu said she had heard loud and clear that creative answers to violence and bullying exist in the Philadelphia School District, but only in pockets.
November 2, 2010 |
At St. Dymphna's School in Tanzania, the students call Merida Reiner "Momma. " No wonder. The East African school for disabled children is her baby. And Reiner is one proud parent. "We started out with nothing," says the 61-year-old grandmother of six, who lives in Pennsauken. "Now we've got three classrooms, 27 children, and a waiting list of 13. Last year we put electricity in. Now my goal is running water for the village. " The strikingly youthful Reiner is a pedorthist, fabricating ankle braces and other devices for her husband, Maple Shade podiatrist Steven Reiner.
February 24, 2009 |
The two 19-year-olds linked to the Coatesville-area scourge of arsons briefly attended the same vocational school. Roger Leon Barlow Jr. and Mark Gilliam were among approximately 550 students who in 2007 and '08 attended the Center for Arts and Technology Pickering Campus near Phoenixville, one of three career and technical education centers run by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, IU spokeswoman Mary Jeanne Curley said yesterday. Now, like three other suspected arsonists arrested in December, the pair are in custody, and yet the set fires in the Coatesville area - 43 in 2008 and 25 in 2009 - have continued.
September 27, 2007 |
Carlos Matos, a passionate and controversial North Philadelphia Democratic ward leader, described himself as an activist who followed his heart. Undoubtedly, he helped untold numbers of the downtrodden, judging from the 60 supporters who went to Camden yesterday in two yellow school buses for his hearing in U.S. District Court. There, Matos was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000 for bribing three Atlantic City councilmen in the hope they would help him get a role in several development projects.