Posts filtered by tags: Philadelphia[x]


Mura Masa grew up playing in a punk band with his parents. Now, he's hitting Union Transfer

Mura Masa's electric show, which he modestly describes as "a kind of weird one-man band," will travel to Union Transfer here in Philadelphia, on Saturday, August 18th.
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Mura Masa, Union Transfer

Friends say Philly-educated peace activist Peter Biar Ajak has been charged with treason in South Sudan

Ajak came to Philadelphia as a teenage refugee in January 2001, one of 40,000 "Lost Boys" left homeless by the violence and brutality of civil war in Sudan.
Tags: South Sudan, Philadelphia, Incidents, Philly, Peter Biar Ajak, Ajak

Philly City Hall staffer shot by husband in murder-suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a longtime Philadelphia City Hall staffer was shot and killed by her husband, who then fatally shot himself. A baby sitter and the couple’s twin 4-year-old girls fled the house. Homicide Capt. John Ryan says police found Linda Rios-Neuby, head of human resources for City Council, shot three times in […]
Tags: News, Ap, Philadelphia, City Council, Philadelphia City Hall, Nation & World, John Ryan, Philly City Hall, Linda Rios Neuby

Boom time: New restaurants are on the way in Philadelphia

The crop of late summer/early fall restaurant openings includes one project that's been in the works for 2½ years (P.J. Clarke's), an ambitious food hall (Bourse Marketplace), three mom-and-pop BYOBs (Cerise Craft Steakhouse, Porch & Proper, and Keep), and a partnership between the Termini South Philly bakery family and restaurateur Michael Schulson (Giuseppe & Son's).
Tags: Clarke, Philadelphia, Incidents, Termini South Philly, Michael Schulson Giuseppe Son

Book review: Shattered Silence

The following review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews and author interviews by clicking on the Books category link in the right side bar. Shattered Silence by Marta Perry flawlessly intertwines a mystery with contemporary themes, while giving a sprinkling of the Amish culture. She illuminates the differences between the Amish community and the larger urban society. The author noted, “I wanted to write something that would dramatize...
Tags: Military, Philadelphia, PAUL, Rachel, Perry, Clint, Rachel He, Elise Cooper, Marta Perry, Rachel Hartline, Clint Mordan, Echo Falls Pennsylvania, Rachel At

Philadelphia Orchestra Starts Program To Read New Scores By Women Composers

“The [Sept. 6] reading session in Verizon Hall isn’t open to the public. But by inviting select decision-makers such as conductors and artistic administrators from other orchestras, the organizers aim to encourage further exposure and opportunities for these composers.” What’s more they’ll each get to keep a recording of the reading, and a sample recording played by the Philadelphia Orchestra will make quite a calling card.
Tags: Art, Music, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra, Verizon Hall, 08.16.18

Predicting PTOs: 70 Potential Tryouts

Besides Rick Nash, who is pondering retirement, it’s pretty slim pickings among the remaining free agents. A bunch of veterans past their prime and a fair amount of former prospects who haven’t panned out to date. Add them up and there are approximately 100 players still available who could compete for NHL ice-time this season, but the majority of them will be doing so on training-camp tryouts. Yes, PTOs — professional tryouts. Now that we’re into the back half of August, those announcements sho...
Tags: Editor's Choice, Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Antoine Vermette, Cody Franson, Luca Sbisa, Nick Shore, Steve Mason, Top Story

Oscar De La Hoya has no concern for Canelo’s reputation

Oscar De La Hoya was trying to defend Canelo Alvarez, as he should. It was Wednesday, and De La Hoya and Alvarez were hosting a conference call promoting Alvarez’s Sept. 15 rematch against middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (on HBO pay-per-view). De La Hoya had two fighters – “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Fernando Vargas – test positive for performance-enhancing drugs after fights with him. So De La Hoya was asked if he is concerned his fighter might never be looked...
Tags: Hbo, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Northern Ireland, Showtime, Boxing, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Espn, Las Vegas, Kazakhstan

Of course Philadelphia beats New York, says this chef

Chef Michael Solomonov is a lot like Philadelphia: scrappy but flourishing despite some hard times. And he's sharing his favorite spots you should see on a visit.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Philadelphia, Michael Solomonov

Famous Cryptids: Are They Real?

Do you believe in monsters, fairies or supernatural creatures? Around the world, nearly every culture has stories of cryptids: beings which are commonly thought to be made-up stories. Whether it’s the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, there’s little evidence to prove whether these famous cryptids do or do not exist. What evidence does exist is usually grainy photographs or accounts of shadowy sightings. While many people believe in their existence, others reject it as simple misident...
Tags: Scotland, Fun, Canada, Myths, New Jersey, Harry Potter, Philadelphia, Cia, Great Lakes, Lifehacks, Loch Ness, Jersey Devil, Minnesota First Nations

Sergio Mims: New York Times: Overlooked No More: Sissieretta Jones, a Soprano Who Shattered Racial Barriers

Sissieretta Jones in a photograph by Addison N. Scurlock, about 1911. She was perhaps the most famous of an early generation of African-American singers. Credit  H. Lawrence Freeman Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Jones performed in gowns that were adorned with a large collection of medals given to her by admirers around the world. Library of Congress Sergio A. Mims writes: The New York Times had an article today abou...
Tags: Garden, England, New York, Wales, Congress, White House, Boston, Religion, New York Times, South America, Philadelphia, Caribbean, Jones, David Jones, Verdi, Providence

It's a party in white as Dîner en Blanc sets up outside City Hall

Thousands of guests decked out in a classy, head-to-toe ensemble of all-white gathered in Center City for Philadelphia's annual Dîner en Blanc on Thursday evening. The location for this year's posh picnic - which, per usual, was not revealed until the day of the event - was Dilworth Park, allowing guests to gaze up at Billy Penn while dining al fresco
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, City Hall, Center City, Blanc, Billy Penn, Dilworth Park

Trench collapse kills worker in Philadelphia's Oak Lane neighborhood

The man and two others were working underground at a private residence when dirt and concrete fell into their work area.
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Oak Lane

2 brothers pay respects as Marine killed in WWII is buried

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been buried in Philadelphia, more than 70 years after he was killed. Dominic Ragucci had thought that the body of brother Emil was swept out to sea during a battle on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa. On […]
Tags: News, Ap, Philadelphia, Pacific, Emil, Nation & World, Dominic Ragucci

Philadelphia boxer Jesse Hart rebranded, revitalized before fight against Mike Gravronski

Hart has knocked out his last two opponents after switching his nickname from "Hard Work" to "Hart."
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Hart, Jesse Hart, Mike Gravronski

University honors students who found love in elevator in ’72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Rubin formally introduced herself a few days later […]
Tags: News, Ap, Philadelphia, Oddities, Temple University, Philadelphia Inquirer, Rubin, Nation & World, Sharyn Rubin, Eric Schlesinger

Stolen Elections, Voting Dogs And Other Fantastic Fables From The GOP Voter Fraud Mythology

Made possible by P resident Trump started talking about voter fraud after the 2016 election in the service of his ego — the most powerful force in American politics today. He argued incessantly that he had won not just the Electoral College but also the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally .” He called for a “ major investigation ” into voting by “those who are illegal ,” as well people registered in two states and dead people . His fellow Republ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Los Angeles, Dnc, Atlanta, Georgia, Reagan

Rescuers work to free worker buried in trench collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rescuers in Philadelphia are trying to free a contractor who became buried when a trench collapsed at a residential work site. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says responders arrived at the trench near the house in the city’s East Oak Lane neighborhood Thursday around 11 a.m. for reports of a worker trapped. Thiel […]
Tags: News, Ap, Philadelphia, East Oak Lane, Nation & World, Adam Thiel

Worker trapped in trench in Philadelphia's Oak Lane neighborhood

The man and two others were working underground at a private residence when dirt and concrete fell into their work area.
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Oak Lane

Here's what you need to know to keep watching over-the-air TV

Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphia-area residents - and millions of Americans - will have to reboot their over-the-air televisions because the government has relocated their frequencies. But cable- or satellite-TV customers, including those with Verizon Fios TV, don't have to rescan their televisions because signals come over cable or satellite.
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Verizon Fios TV

7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from Aug. 19 to 25

Stevie Wonder, the Philly Caribbean Festival, "Coco" at Penn's Landing and more.
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Penn

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

A common misconception among those pursuing an advanced degree in psychology is that the degree will automatically lead to a career as a mental health care provider. While there are opportunities available to those interested in seeking a career to help people struggling with mental illness, there are also many nonclinical jobs available to those with a graduate degree in psychology. "There's a general impression, which is incorrect, that if you major in psychology, you immediately want to go ...
Tags: Science, Philadelphia, St Joseph s University, Donald Leitner

Remodeling 101: 8 Sources for Used Appliances

If you drive a secondhand car, you’re well aware of the pros and cons of buying used machinery. But did you know you could shop the same way for a fridge or a stove or a mixer? We didn’t until years back, when architect Elizabeth Roberts told us she found her Wolf range on Craigslist (see page 82 of the Remodelista book). Now we’re noticing more and more appliances sourced at a discount on sites like this (see, for example, The House that Craigslist Built and A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowho...
Tags: Books, New York, Craigslist, Budget, Ebay, Chicago, Brooklyn, House, Queens, Paris, Philadelphia, Appliances, Kitchenaid, Bosch, Kitchens, Wolf

The moratorium on soda taxes puts California on the right track

California recently banned future local soda taxes until 2031 as part of a compromise bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Places like Berkeley and Oakland, where taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages already are in place, can keep them, but other cities and counties cannot enact new ones. Public health groups immediately began complaining that the move prevents local governments from “nudging” low-income people towards healthier lifestyles by raising the price of a major source of sugar. Such argument...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philadelphia, Oakland, Berkeley, Kamala Harris, Utah State University, Beverage Digest, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Guest Commentary, Seattle Costco

Stream Nothing’s New Album Dance On The Blacktop

Philadelphia's Nothing are a curious case: A shoegaze band that never actually gazes at their shoes. The members of Nothing come from their hometown's legendarily nuts hardcore scene, and they come off as bruisers, not wallflowers. Live, they throw themselves around stages with abandon. On record, they love an intricately constructed all of guitar-fuzz as … More »
Tags: Music, News, Philadelphia, Nothing

Odor diverts Philadelphia-bound flight to North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Frontier Airlines jetliner has arrived in Philadelphia nine hours after an odor forced it to land in North Carolina. Flight 1674 landed around 5 a.m. Thursday. Its 230 passengers and seven crew members were scheduled to arrive at 8 p.m. Wednesday from Orlando, Florida, but an odor in the cabin caused […]
Tags: News, Ap, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Orlando Florida, Frontier Airlines, Nation & World

Study explores how many American cities protect the rights of employed breastfeeding mothers

Of the 151 largest cities across the United States, only Philadelphia and New York City have legislation that protects a nursing mother who returns to work outside the home and who wants to continue breastfeeding, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia published in Breastfeeding Medicine.
Tags: Health, New York City, United States, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Children s Hospital

It’s Show Season!

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about B2B Facebook Targeting, Women’s Footwear Trends, WP Gutenberg and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: ahrefs and MarketingProfs SEO: Chris talking with Eric Enge, Local SEO with Joy Hawkins Professional Targeting on Facebook In spite of pushing video, images rule on Facebook WP Gutenberg and reuseable blocks 4:36 We are giving away ahrefs accounts to one listener this week! This week’s winner is Kelsey Turner of...
Tags: Facebook, Uncategorized, Marketing, San Francisco, Nintendo, Philadelphia, Chris, Gutenberg, Christopher Penn, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Eric Enge Local SEO, Kelsey Turner, Kaiza Media Tweet

'Everyone knows Pauly Shore': The comedian, now 50, heads to Punch Line

The Weasel is coming to Philadelphia, but now 50, Pauly Shore says he is a different man from our introduction to him back in the 1990s, when he was sporting frilled tops and decorative scarves in films like Bio-Dome and Encino Man, and as a VJ on MTV. But while he is more mature, he says, he still likes to "go crazy, just a different type of crazy."
Tags: Mtv, Philadelphia, Pauly Shore, Incidents, Bio Dome

United States: Post-BMS Winning Streak Continues In Essure Litigation In The Eastern District Of Missouri - Reed Smith

These days, when the subject turns to victorious Philadelphia sports teams, most people think green, and "fly" and "Philly Special." But we are not most people.
Tags: News, United States, Philadelphia, Philly, Eastern District Of Missouri Reed Smith