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May 25, 2016
DEAR ABBY: A co-worker has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She's not sure how long she may have. She is relatively young, so it's tragic. We have excellent insurance from work, national health care and disability insurance. Another co-worker sent out an email with a link to a crowdfunding site as well as an invitation to a party selling products. The proceeds will be donated to fulfilling a "cancer bucket list," which includes pampering, trips, and other luxuries. I sympathize with anyone having a terminal illness, but why does that mean I have to give money?
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Mayor Kenney wants 37 merchants at the city-owned Philadelphia International Airport to raise the pay of 1,200 full- and part-time workers to $12 an hour, in keeping with a "living wage" standard approved by Philadelphia voters in May 2014. The merchants had signed leases with the airport in 2014 or earlier, before the wage ordinance was in effect. The mayor said in a statement that 20 other airport merchants already pay their workers $12 or more an hour, including 489 unionized employees with collective bargaining agreements.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
American Airlines said Thursday that it would spend $4 million to hire private contractors to help manage security lines at its nine hub airports, including Philadelphia International Airport, during the peak summer travel months. The airline's chief operating officer, Robert Isom, said in a letter to employees that "tens of thousands" of American's customers have missed flights and "tens of thousands of checked bags have been delayed" in Transportation Security Administration bag-check rooms because of low staffing.
NEWS
May 20, 2016
AS A RETIRED Navy officer, I would like to thank Stu Bykofsky for his article on Navy veteran Tony Clark and his sense of honor and duty. Something many civilians misunderstand is that our veterans, as proved by Mr. Clark, don't stop serving just because they retire or their enlistment ends. We take the values honed by our military service back into our communities in an effort to make them better. In Mr. Clark's case he saw flags, obviously long neglected by the city, and replaced them at his own expense and on on his own time.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A maintenance worker who was critically injured when a boiler exploded at a Philadelphia public school in January died Wednesday, union officials said. Christopher Trakimas, 62, a facility mechanic, was bringing online a boiler that had been shut down for a year at Franklin S. Edmonds Elementary School when it blew up Jan. 13. "Chris has been in the hospital for five months fighting to overcome the injuries he sustained," an official of his union, Ernie Bennett, posted on Facebook.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A life celebration will be held this month for Belle Parmet, 97, of Center City, a longtime social worker, who died in her sleep Saturday, April 30, at VNA Hospice of Philadelphia. She had lived in her apartment at the Philadelphian until several days before her death, visiting with friends and family, participating in book clubs in the building, and attending a family seder. She continued to read two daily newspapers - finishing the crossword puzzles over breakfast - watched current events on TV, and looked for ways to stay involved in local politics.
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Anabel Aponte was known to friends and family by her nickname, "Beba. " She cleaned academic buildings on the night shift at Rowan University, where she had worked since 2008. On Thursday, she started work around 10:30 p.m. and finished about 5 a.m. the next day, a typical shift on her Monday-to-Friday schedule. A cold rain fell as she left work. Around 5:40 a.m., as Aponte drove her Kia Opirus onto southbound Route 55 from Route 42 in Deptford, it veered off the road and crashed into several trees.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, STAFF WRITER
A man who police say killed a homeless shelter worker and wounded another after he was kicked out of the facility was ordered to stand trial on murder and related charges in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning. John Brock, 32, is facing murder charges in the killing of shelter worker Edward Barksdale, who was shot to death Jan. 17 when prosecutors say a disgruntled Brock walked into the shelter at 2601 N. Broad Street and opened fire. Brock's lawyer, Debra Rainey, who is representing him pro bono, said her client suffers from mental health issues.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, STAFF WRITER
A former city employee pleaded guilty Monday to forging and selling fake SEPTA passes to City Hall workers, prosecutors said. Mark Cooper, 35, worked for Philly 311, the city's Call Center. Federal prosecutors say he and his co-worker Kimberly Adams sold more than $10,000 worth of forged TransPass cards between August 2013 and June 2015. The duo sold about 2,000 fake passes for about $50 apiece, prosecutors said. The passes - which allow unlimited monthly travel on buses, trolleys and subways - retail at $91 a month.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - With a Trump casino carcass next door and a local union in a protracted war with billionaire Carl Icahn, Atlantic City provided Bernie Sanders with plenty of material Monday. "I don't have to tell you too much about Donald Trump," the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd inside Boardwalk Hall, which is next to the closed and stripped-of-all-branding Trump Plaza casino hotel. "You know more about him than most Americans. " Sanders took sharp aim at both Trump and Icahn at the impassioned morning rally.
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