Pa. researchers unable to unearth Irish mass grave →
The Irish immigrants building a stretch of railroad near Philadelphia in 1832 had been in the U.S. only a few weeks when they died - ostensibly of cholera - and were unceremoniously dumped in a mass grave. Their families never knew what happened to them. Nearly 180 years later, local researchers say they have a clearer picture of the men’s fate.
Crossword Kathy :: Hollywood From Right To Left →
Got Sunday’s NYT crossword puzzle a day early and a dollar cheaper. What a country.
Occupy Philly avoids antagonism at other protests... →
The Occupy Philly movement, which began weeks ago as a rally against economic injustice, has evolved into a fledgling tent city with yoga in the mornings, governing assemblies at night and three square meals in between. Some protesters say there is no end in sight.
Take It From The Top :: Crossword Kathy →
The Situation from “Jersey Shore” made it into today’s puzzle in a less-than-flattering joke. With any luck, he won’t figure that out.
Philly educators: Jobs bill will help schools, too →
Education advocates gathered Monday at a 97-year-old city high school with chronic water leaks and a single functioning science lab to urge support for federal jobs legislation that includes billions of dollars for school repairs and renovations.
'Mighty Macs' movie follows same underdog path as... →
Here’s a sports fairy tale that never gets old: Underdog team with few resources but a lot of heart beats the odds and comes out on top. That is what actually happened to the 1971-72 women’s basketball squad at tiny Immaculata College. It’s also what happened to “The Mighty Macs,” a small-budget movie about the team’s improbable national championship.
Getting in Shape :: Crossword Kathy →
Phew! Does solving a puzzle titled “Getting in Shape” mean I don’t have to go to the gym? Because I think this crossword gave my brain a pretty good workout.
Benefactors take over Philadelphia Catholic school →
An independent group of benefactors announced an agreement Tuesday to take over a struggling Roman Catholic school from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, pledging to keep its religious identity while making it financially sustainable for generations to come.
Grin and Parrot :: Crossword Kathy →
I couldn’t really tell what today’s puzzle theme would be from looking at the title: I briefly thought it might involve types of birds, or parrot-like expressions (“Polly want a cracker!”). But it’s subtler than that.
Judge upholds Barnes Foundation's move to Philly →
A judge on Thursday upheld his ruling allowing the Barnes Foundation to move its multibillion-dollar art collection from the suburbs to Philadelphia, rejecting claims that new evidence should force a reconsideration of his hotly contested decision.
Philly schools to get extra financial oversight →
The city’s public schools received extra academic and financial support Tuesday as officials worked to restore public confidence in a system buffeted for months by scandal and political turmoil.
Masquerade :: Crossword Kathy →
Trick or treat! Today’s crossword celebrates Halloween a little bit early. As related in an editor’s note, the grid is a double puzzle that — when fully solved — will yield the names of 10 “famous” people attending a “costume party.”