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.
In July 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that the federal Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting federal recognition of gay marriages was unconstitutional. Enthusiastically signed in 1996 by then-President Bill Clinton curiously right before his reelection campaign, the law was one of the most queer-hostile policies in recent American history. At the center of [...]
Nine universities—all in Pennsylvania—failed to provide “equal athletic opportunity” to their female students, according to an advocacy group dedicated to promoting the rights and status of women. According to the Women’s Law Project, nine Pennsylvania state universities failed to meet Title IX Education Amendments of 1972. The universities include Bloomsburg, Cheyney, Clarion, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, [...]