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.
It’s three days into the hunger strike for Philadelphia’s schools and Earlene Bry says she’s feeling good. Bry, a mother of a ninth grader in Philadelphia, began a hunger strike put together with members of Unite Here, the union representing noontime aides and safety workers in Philadelphia schools, on Monday. She and several others are camped [...]
As promised, Sen. Charles McIlhinney unveiled his amendments to Senate Bill 100, the liquor privatization bill, on Tuesday afternoon. As expected, no one seems too happy about it. McIlhinney (R-Bucks) had been a Republican hold-out on the legislation, which would change Pennsylvania’s liquor selling system from a state retail- and wholesale-run operation to…something else. And Tuesday’s press conference [...]