Advocates: More gay-friendly senior housing needed →
At age 62, Donald Carter knows his arthritis and other age-related infirmities will not allow him to live indefinitely in his third-floor walk-up apartment in Philadelphia. But as a low-income renter, Carter has limited options. And as a gay black man, he’s concerned his choice of senior living facilities might be narrowed further by the possibility of intolerant residents or staff members.
Penn State, historic flooding top Pa. news in 2011 →
Though historic flooding, power outages and a nationwide protest movement made numerous headlines in 2011, two words sum up the biggest story of the year: Penn State.
Ain’t He Sweet :: Crossword Kathy →
Mmmmm! The NYT crossword puzzle has a hidden Christmas treat in it!
Philly district posts more data on school violence →
Local education officials have begun releasing more detailed information about school violence in an effort to address an issue that both administrators and parents say has plagued the learning environment for too long.
Again? :: Crossword Kathy →
Sunday’s theme kept it plain and simple, like my weekend in Amish country.
Philly abortion doc charged with running pill mill →
A doctor charged with severing the spinal cords of babies born alive at his abortion clinic also wrote thousands of illegal prescriptions for painkillers and sedatives out of the now-closed business, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Abu-Jamal: I'm off death row, surprised by DA move →
Convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal said he was surprised and somewhat disappointed that he did not get a new sentencing hearing in the racially charged murder case that had kept him on death row for nearly 30 years.
Holiday lights in Philadelphia
jimmacmillan: I grabbed this picture of holiday lighting recently, also showing Philly’s landmark clothespin sculpture and the William Penn statue atop the city hall tower in the background. ©2011 Photo by Jim MacMillan.
Taking Half Steps :: Crossword Kathy →
Is that music I hear? Today’s puzzle is another reason to thank my mom for making me take piano lessons when I was young.
Widow OKs no death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal →
Maureen Faulkner waited nearly 30 years for her husband’s murderer to be executed. But following a seemingly endless cycle of legal appeals, she said she realized it would never happen. On Wednesday, Faulkner gave her blessing to the decision by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to stop pursuing the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Philly controller: 8 empty schools threaten safety →
Eight vacant schools pose public safety risks because of on-site drug use, vandalism or structural issues, and at least one should be demolished immediately, city Controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday.
Swapping Partners :: Crossword Kathy →
Today’s puzzle was hardly as racy or exciting as the title “Swapping Partners” implies.