City needs to take opioid response more seriously

Opinion | February 15th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Jay A. McCalla A month or so ago, City Managing Director Mike DeBerardinis presented the results of The Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, which was empaneled to address our genuinely alarming opioid epidemic. Complete statistics aren’t available for all off 2017, but we know almost 1,000 Philadelphians died from opioid overdoses in […]

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Elizabeth Jane Allen

Death Notices | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Elizabeth Jane Allen, aged 85, of Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully on January 30, 2018. Wife of Robert C. Allen, mother of Robert C. Allen, Jr., Deborah E. Allen, and Meredith Allen Wiggins, Elizabeth was also grandmother of 4. A memorial service will be held at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Sat., Feb. 17 at 11:00 […]

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Alan G. Levy, architect and teacher

Obituaries | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Alan G. Levy, formerly of West Mt. Airy, an architect and a professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, died Jan 24 of congestive heart failure at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line in Media. Mr. Levy was a partner with Adele Naudé Santos in the firm of Santos Levy & Associates, whose projects included […]

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Peter L. Buttenwieser, educator and fundraiser

Obituaries | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Peter Lehman Buttenwieser, 82, an educational consultant and a major fundraiser for progressive causes, died Feb. 4 of acute myeloid leukemia at his home in Chestnut Hill. Mr. Buttenwieser served for nearly 25 years as an educational consultant working with foundations to deal with the problems faced by poor and minority children in public schools […]

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Adele P. Boyd, coach, teacher, athlete and volunteer

Obituaries | February 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Adele Pack Boyd, 85, of Plymouth Meeting, an accomplished coach, teacher, athlete and volunteer, died Jan. 27 of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma and heart failure at Abington Jefferson Hospital. Ms. Boyd retired in 1999 as head coach of field hockey at Ursinus College, completing a 17-year career that would include 16 winning seasons. She took […]

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Letters, Feb. 8: Missing Settlement School head

Letters | February 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Settlement School head will be missed Ed. Note: Robert Capanna, the longtime executive director of Settlement Music School and a renowned composer, died Jan. 26 at the age of 65. The Network for New Music community will greatly miss Bob Capanna’s presence in our lives. An active Network Advisory Board member, Bob was smart, kind, […]

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Opinion: Criticism of Trump ignores accomplishments

Opinion | February 8th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Sharon Reiss I write in response to Dick Polman’s recent opinion column, the focus of which was his own list of President Trump’s failures. [“Trumps Shutdown: A list of his failures,” Jan 25] Mr. Polman believes that the (pointless, in my estimation) 3-day government shut-down was caused by the “toxic problem-in-chief.” I wonder if […]

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