US hiker's family hid Israeli link during... →
For the 26 months that Josh Fattal was held captive in Iran, his mother and brother were ever-present voices calling for his release. But his father, Jacob Fattal, never said a word.
Entwisted :: Crossword Kathy →
Good thing I’ve been going to yoga classes recently. It put me in the right frame of mind for today’s puzzle, which involves contortions of a different kind.
Jim MacMillan: New look for America's oldest press... →
jimmacmillan: Shhh! It’s off the record. But as long as Philadelphia’s Pen and Pencil Club - America’s oldest press club! - decided to share my photos from Friday evening on their open Facebook group, I thought it would be OK to share them here as well. Find about about membership or…
Strike's over, but Catholic schools still struggle →
After settling a teachers strike that had canceled classes for thousands of students at regional Roman Catholic high schools, officials in the Philadelphia archdiocese would surely like to breathe a sigh of relief. Yet the challenges facing Catholic education are far from over.
Report: Philly officials scuttled charter school... →
A state lawmaker and the head of the Philadelphia school board held a “Godfather”-like secret meeting in an effort to oust an education company from a local high school and replace it with a politically connected firm, according a report released Thursday.
Pa. puts up $15M for dredging of Delaware River →
Gov. Tom Corbett released $15 million Wednesday to continue the controversial Delaware River dredging project, which he contends will create jobs and economic development but opponents say will damage the environment.
Philadelphia Catholic school teachers end strike →
Students at shuttered Roman Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia area will be returning to class now that their teachers have ended a two-week strike by agreeing to a new contract with the archdiocese.
Don’t! :: Crossword Kathy →
Don’t touch that dial! Don’t squeeze the Charmin! Don’t you dare! And, of course, the famous Brady Bunch admonition: Don’t play ball in the house! Those are just a few of life’s familiar “Don’t!” phrases that didn’t make it into this puzzle. But eight no-nos are featured in the grid.
Philly home for Barnes collection to open May 19 →
The Barnes Foundation will open a new downtown home for its multibillion-dollar art collection on May 19, officials announced Thursday, even as a judge continued to weigh whether the masterpieces should be moved at all from their current suburban home to Philadelphia.
Strike closes Philly-area Catholic high schools →
The new academic year has ground to a halt for Roman Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia area, where on Tuesday the archdiocese called off classes for about 16,500 students because of a teachers strike.
Crossword Kathy: Cornered →
I’m blogging from the road again. This weekend I’m in Glens Falls, N.Y., which pretty much lives up to its nickname of “Hometown, USA” with an old-fashioned main street and gazeboed downtown park. But more on that later.
That’s Disgusting! :: Crossword Kathy →
Ew! That was my first instinct upon seeing the “disgusting” title of today’s puzzle. But I was wrong, sort of. And here’s some trivia: The grid’s co-constructor is actress Dana Delany.
Pardon ‘E’ Interruption :: Crossword Kathy →
Better late than never … the Aug. 28 puzzle. I’ll be back on track tomorrow with another post.