February 11, 2016 |
Rough-and-rustic singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze may call his piercing new album Oil & Water , but that immiscible combination also describes the oddball situation that defines the 29-year-old artist. He's an earnest, homespun post-folkie who just happened to win that most plastic of tokens, 2010's ninth season of American Idol on Fox. On Feb. 15 at World Cafe Live, DeWyze will set out to show you how little A.I. recognition changed him. He's certainly got proof in stoic new blues like the richly appointed "Stone," or the starkly rural, Johnny Cash-like "Blackbird Song," which appeared like a punch in the face during a 2014 episode of AMC's zombie thriller The Walking Dead . As a young artist, DeWyze came out of Illinois a fully formed Nebraska -era Springsteen-, Paul Simon- and Cat Stevens-inspired songwriter.
February 4, 2016 |
A few coaches with Camden's Whitman Park Tigers youth football program were sitting around after a recent meeting, watching a news story about the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., when they had an idea. "We said, 'We've got to do something,' " coach Jai Green said. "We don't have much - but we better give what we have. " On Thursday, the team is launching a drive to collect 100,000 bottles of water - 4,200 cases - to donate to residents of Flint. The drive will run through Feb. 29, Green said, and involve participation from players, coaches, parents, and sponsors.
February 4, 2016 |
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney told the Inquirer Editorial Board on Tuesday that he now wants Atlantic County to buy Atlantic City's much-coveted water utility, and to use its good credit to help the cash-strapped city pay off $160 million in tax refunds owed the Borgata Hotel & Casino. Sweeney noted that unlike downgraded Atlantic City and the State of New Jersey, the county's credit rating is solid. "They have access to markets," he said. "The county could do all that stuff," Sweeney said during a one-hour meeting, part of a tour of newspaper editorial boards to promote his plans for North Jersey casinos and Atlantic City intervention.
January 29, 2016 |
The long-standing lack of concern at every level of government about poisonous water in Flint, Mich., should serve as a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation. People's lives are at stake when environmental safeguards are ignored for economic or political considerations. In 2014, Flint opted out of Detroit's water system, which draws from Lake Huron, to save money. The town started getting its water from the Flint River while a less expensive provider built a new pipeline to Lake Huron.
January 28, 2016
Makes 4 half-pint jars; 32 ounces total 10 lemons 4 cups water 3 cups sugar 1. Use a vegetable peeler or channel knife to zest 4 of the lemons. (You don't have to be too careful about the amount of pith.) 2. Bring the water to a boil in a large, wide pot over high heat, then add all the lemons, including the zested ones, and the strips of lemon peel. (Depending on the size of your pot, you might have to do this in batches; the fruit must be submerged.) Cook for 2 minutes, then transfer the lemons to a bowl to cool.
January 25, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - At the Jersey Shore, it was a matter of perspective Saturday as a powerful winter storm brought fierce winds, tidal flooding, and snow accumulation for more than 24 hours. To some, the 1 to 2 feet of water flooding streets in Ocean City and Margate didn't seem like much of a threat in places where nor'easters are common at this time of the year and heavy rainstorms often produce the same results. In other spots, officials lamented "record flooding" that forced a number of road closures all along the coast from Atlantic City to Cape May. Record tides were reported at Cape May Harbor and Stone Harbor: 9.38 feet and 10.52 feet, easily beating the highs registered during Sandy in 2012.
January 16, 2016
FLORIDA Helmet leak disrupts astronauts' walk Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk Friday and hurried back into the International Space Station after water leaked into one of the men's helmets in a scary repeat of a near-drowning 21/2 years ago. The trouble cropped up after the astronauts - including Britain's first spacewalker - successfully restored full power to the space station. NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra took everyone by surprise when he reported a small water bubble and then a film of water inside his helmet.
January 16, 2016 |
Anna Okropiribce, 16, drinks from the water fountains at Northeast High School only when she's "desperate. " The water is warm and metallic-tasting. "It's pretty gross," she said. "Once, I filled up my water bottle, and the water wasn't clear. It was gray. I got scared. I was like, I don't know if I should drink this. " That's cause for concern, given that poor water intake is a likely factor in a startling phenomenon outlined in research published Thursday by a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia doctor.
January 7, 2016
In the Region Tabula Rasa plans stock sale Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc. , which operates drug software maker CareKinesis, among other brands, has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission in hopes of raising $115 million in a public stock sale. The money will go to pay back investors, including Eastward Fund Management and Bridge Bank NA , and to add products and buy companies. The Moorestown-based company, headed by CEO Calvin Knowlton, employs about 180 and booked sales of $50 million from January through September 2015, up from $35 million in the first nine months of 2014.
January 7, 2016 |
Aqua America Inc., of Bryn Mawr, has acquired a private Montgomery County water utility that serves a growing part of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Aqua's Pennsylvania subsidiary bought Superior Water Co. Inc. in Gilbertsville for $16.8 million in stock Monday. Superior's five water systems serve 3,868 customers in Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which approved the merger Sept. 17, said the ownership change will be transparent to Superior's customers, who will continue to receive service under the same rates and terms.