May 12, 2015 |
Linda Spinelli had a wedding to attend. So on a Monday in November, she took her son's 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Spa Car Wash in Berwyn, where Spinelli was a regular customer. She sat in the lobby while a young worker climbed into the driver's seat. And as the Jeep exited the wash bay, Spinelli and other customers watched in horror. The Jeep suddenly lunged forward, she said, as the driver swerved to avoid pedestrians and slammed into large planters and four cars, including a Maserati.
February 27, 2015 |
A MEASLES outbreak among more than 100 children has turned political, and apparently so has hand-washing. Earlier this month, repeating the conservative trope of an over-regulated America, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., told a bipartisan group in our nation's capital that "restaurants should be allowed to opt out of certain regulations, like making employees wash their hands after going to the toilet. " This misguided belief in the primacy of individual liberty over the larger benefits of society often transcends political parties.
January 7, 2015 |
A proposal to cut the maximum salaries for the mayor and several other top officials in Washington Township has set in motion a heated dispute among some administrative and elected officials. Documents filed in relation to an ordinance that was unveiled by the town council during a weekend reorganization meeting outline the possibility of cutting Mayor Barbara Wallace's salary by 40 percent - from $25,000 to $15,000 - and reducing the permissible pay for six other employees, including the business administrator, mayor's aide, and clerk.
November 10, 2014
C HRISTOPHER CAPORALE, 21, of Havertown, is a St. Joseph's University junior and founder of Waterless Works, a water-free mobile car-wash business. The new, five-person startup allows customers to schedule a car wash at a time/place that's convenient. It says each of its car washes saves 38 gallons of water, and for every car wash completed five gallons of clean water is donated to WaterisLife, a charity that provides clean drinking water to families in Ghana, Kenya and India. Q: How'd you come up with the idea?
October 31, 2014 |
Things continue to roll well for Philadelphia's Wash Cycle Laundry, the bicycle-powered laundry delivery service that recently expanded to Washington and Austin. Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of the eco-friendly company, won the $25,000 first-place prize Tuesday at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch competition in New York. Calling Blackstone "among the savviest investors on the planet," Mandujano said the win was valuable recognition for sustainable businesses in general.
August 24, 2014 |
The Broomall-Newtown squad claimed the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series championship with an 11-4 victory over Chandler-Mesa (Ariz.) in Glen Allen, Va., Friday night. Broomall-Newtown, the Mid-Atlantic Region champions, was down by 4-3 before breaking the game open with a three-run fifth to take a 6-4 lead. Broomall-Newtown tacked on five runs in the sixth. Jim White, the MVP of the Mid-Atlantic Regional, had three hits and four RBIs. In the semifinals, Alden Mathes pitched Broomall-Newtown to a 13-0 victory in five innings over Gainesville-Haymarket (Va)
August 12, 2014 |
THE HOT August sun beat heavily on 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue yesterday. But that didn't stop Jameer Greer, 10, and Jhafi Sexton, 15, from standing at the corner, directing drivers to a car wash on the block. Greer and Sexton spent the day working the event at Time Out Car Wash, in Nicetown, as part of a fundraiser for WANPAE - Worry About Nothing Purpose is Alive in Everyone - a Philly organization that teaches preteens and teenagers entrepreneurship and how to pursue their passions.
June 14, 2014 |
The Philadelphia Catholic League's first-round game against Tri-Cape in the 29th annual Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tournament was postponed Thursday because of rain. The matchup was rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in South Philadelphia. In Carpenter Cup games earlier Thursday, Olympic Colonial defeated Delaware North, 3-2, in the opener, and Burlington County prevailed, 8-4, over Lehigh Valley.
April 15, 2014 |
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago this spring, Ron Hextall woke up before a Game 7 in Pittsburgh and told his coaches - including Paul Holmgren, his head coach - that this is how it would go: Hextall had suffered a first-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Game 6 of the series at the Spectrum. For Game 7, he would walk to the morning skate from the Flyers' hotel, a Hyatt. He would walk across the street and then up the hill to the Civic Arena, and if his knee felt OK, he would start in goal.
March 8, 2014 |
Down by a point entering the fourth quarter, the Williamstown girls' basketball team wasn't about to let the opportunity of knocking off the group's top seed pass by. The ninth-seeded Braves outscored host Washington Township by 10 points in the fourth quarter to upset the No. 1 Minutemaids, 67-58, in a South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinal. Amber Anderson led the Braves with 19 points. Julia Dixon added 16, and Taylor Bynoe finished with 15. Washington Township's Kylie Giedemann led all players with 21 points.