Anne DeStefano was unexpectedly awakened at 2 a.m. last Thursday, but not from a loud bang or somebody snoring. The resident of Broad and Pollock streets can blame her disturbed sleep on her sense of smell. “I was going to throw up,” she said of the unexpected stench that wafted into her home.
While living in Queen Village, Will Brown had a show at Swarthmore College in 1971. In addition to being an instructor there, he worked as a freelance photographer for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and many of his colleagues came to the exhibit, including its then-director, the late Anne d’Harnoncourt.
All smiles and wearing dress pants, a winter jacket and shirt, Tony Danza and an entourage of A&E producers walked into Furness High School’s auditorium Jan. 14, where the choir was rehearsing. “Hi, I’m Tony Danza,” the 58-year-old actor/singer/dancer said to the 10th- through 12th-graders and their music teacher Ryan Miller, who was at the piano.
Officials said the project will stretch east of City Hall on Market Street to the Delaware River and span Girard Avenue to Pier 70, near Snyder Avenue, on Columbus Boulevard.
A legal brief was recently filed on behalf of the Constitution, Green and Libertarian parties of Pennsylvania, who are fighting for equal access to the state ballot. The brief, filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, challenges the state’s right to force independent candidates kicked off the ballot to pay their opponents’ legal fees, and [...]
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has released a map they helped create this summer in collaboration with grad student Tyler Dahlberg, showing Philly bicycle crashes between 2007 and 2012. The map, created with PennDOT statistics, is incredibly interactive, showing specific sites and the number of crashes at each. I was not able to embed it [...]