West vs. Coates: Two views of black progress

Opinion | January 5th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Aristarchus Patrinos I am not ashamed to admit that I was giddy on a tabloid level, seeing my former professor Cornel West get into it with National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates. (West published a broadside denouncing Coates in The Guardian last month. The ensuing public furor prompted Coates to delete his Twitter account.) […]

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62 years of performing on stage, TV & film for Freyda

Arts | January 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio At age 12, Glenside singer Freyda Thomas strutted onto a stage at a Montgomery County country club in a prom gown and belted out “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Her father, Eddie Shaw, whose popular band played in Philadelphia for many years, had invited her to perform. “I still remember […]

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Tough decision on city schools looms for Mayor

Opinion | January 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jay A. McCalla In a few short weeks, Mayor Jim Kenney will present to City Council his plan for financing the future operations of the Philadelphia School District. He pledged to do so simultaneously with his early November announcement that he supported the end of the School Reform Commission. Kenney must demonstrate that we […]

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Local contractor’s SUV claimed by falling tree

News | January 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Despite the frigid temperatures between the holidays, drivers slowed down at Seminole and Chestnut Hill avenues as a rotted tree in Fairmount Park had come down on Christmas Day, totaling a Land Rover belonging to Tamara Myers, president of Myers Constructs Inc., a design-build firm in Philadelphia. Myers, and her partner Megan […]

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John Albert Gialuco

Death Notices | December 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

John Albert Gialuco, aged 73, passed away from natural causes, in his home, in the early morning hours of December 7, 2017. Son of the late John Joseph Gialuco and Evelyn Morini, he is survived by his wife Amy Bortner-Gialuco. Born and raised in Camden, NJ., he was the owner of a real estate business, […]

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1,000-pound home delivery for Hill mom and author

Local Life | December 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Elizabeth Coady If early sales are any indication, illustrator Liz Lynch seems to have mastered the ABC’s of self-publishing a children’s book. In between caring for four-year-old Ellis and 18-month-old Everett, the Chestnut Hill mom has been working diligently for two years to publish her first children’s board book, “Pandas Love Pickles.” That effort […]

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