Larry Miller, of Nike’s Jordan Brand, Asks Forgiveness for 1965 Murder

Barbara Mack hugged Larry Miller after he apologized for killing her brother, Edward David White. But if she were 30 years younger, she told him, “I would have been across that table at you.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #miller-larry-g-1949, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nike-inc, #philadelphia-pa, #white-edward-david-1946-65

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #des-moines-iowa, #east-coast-us, #georgia, #interstate-95, #iowa, #kansas-city-mo, #kentucky, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #north-dakota, #philadelphia-pa, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Philadelphia Fire Started When Boy, 5, Ignited Christmas Tree

Investigators determined that a 5-year-old, who told the police he had been playing with a lighter, was the only person in the part of the apartment where the fire began.

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #smoke-detectors

Infant Among 4 Injured in Medical Helicopter Crash Near Philadelphia

The authorities said it was a “miracle” that the injuries were not life-threatening. The helicopter was carrying an infant patient to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #childrens-hospital-of-philadelphia, #helicopters, #philadelphia-pa, #transportation, #upper-darby-pa

18 Relatives in a Deadly Fire: For Some, Crowded Housing Is Not a Choice

A fire that raged through a public housing unit in Philadelphia left 12 people dead. But families living in cramped conditions have few options, with thousands waiting for subsidized housing.

#fires-and-firefighters, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Hundreds Gather to Remember 12 Victims of Philadelphia Fire

The city is investigating the possibility that a child playing with a lighter near a Christmas tree sparked the blaze.

#christmas-trees, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #mcdonald-destiny, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #tate-mcdonald-quintien

Philadelphia Rowhouse Fire: What We Know

Twelve people, including eight children, were killed in the blaze, which swept through a building owned by the federally funded Philadelphia Housing Authority.

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #smoke-detectors

Philadelphia Fire in Fairmount Leaves 12 Dead, Including 8 Children

It was among the deadliest residential fires in the country in recent years. The mayor called it “one of the most tragic days in our city’s history.”

#deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-housing-authority, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #smoke-detectors

Representative Mary Gay Scanlon Is Carjacked in Philadelphia

Five teenagers were arrested in Delaware on Wednesday after they were found in a car that was stolen from Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, who was not harmed, the authorities said.

#carjacking, #delaware, #newark-del, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #scanlon-mary-gay

What Happened When Philadelphia Mandated Covid Vaccines for Health Workers

Federal officials point to the city’s mandate as a success story and a shield against new Covid outbreaks at hospitals and nursing homes.

#centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-homes, #philadelphia-pa, #vaccination-and-immunization

Former Temple U. Dean Found Guilty of Faking Data for National Rankings

Prosecutors said he conspired to submit fake data about Temple’s Fox School of Business that helped it climb influential U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

#business-schools, #colleges-and-universities, #falsification-of-data, #frauds-and-swindling, #moshe-porat, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #temple-university, #us-newsworld-report

The Police Fatally Shot a Young Girl. Two Teenagers Are Charged With Murder.

After two teenage boys exchanged gunfire outside a football game in a Philadelphia suburb, the police opened fire and killed an 8-year-old girl. Now the teenagers are charged with a crime.

#castor-bruce-1961, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

In Confessional Book, a Nike Exec Omits the Name of the Man He Killed

Larry Miller has written a book revealing that at age 16, in 1965, he murdered someone. The disclosure blindsided the family of the victim, whose name he never mentioned.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #content-type-personal-profile, #harpercollins-publishers, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nike-inc, #philadelphia-pa, #portland-trail-blazers

Philadelphia Settles Lawsuit in Fatal Police Shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

The city agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the family of Mr. Wallace, a Black man with a history of mental illness who was shot by officers last year while holding a knife.

#deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stun-guns, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

His First Art Was Graffiti. Now His Pottery Is in the Met.

With his ceramics, Roberto Lugo tries to reach out to people who often feel ignored by museums.

#art, #black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #lugo-roberto-1981, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #puerto-ricans

N.F.L. Concussion Settlement to Eliminate Race as Factor

The revised agreement eliminates race as a consideration in evaluating dementia claims by former players.

#black-people, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #davenport-najeh-1979, #discrimination, #henry-kevin-1968, #national-football-league, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity

As a Woman Was Raped, SEPTA Riders Failed to Intervene, Police Say

The SEPTA train car near Philadelphia had several passengers aboard but none called 911 while the woman was sexually assaulted, the authorities said.

#fiston-ngoy, #philadelphia-pa, #sex-crimes, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #timothy-bernhardt, #upper-darby-pa, #upper-darby-township-police-department, #witnesses

After Years of Sexual Abuse Allegations, How Did This Doctor Keep Working?

Hospital staff members looked the other way while Ricardo Cruciani addicted vulnerable women to pain medications and assaulted them, according to a new lawsuit.

#assaults, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #drexel-university, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #hillary-tullin, #hopewell-nj, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-beth-israel-hospital, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #nella-vince, #opioids-and-opiates, #philadelphia-pa, #psychology-and-psychologists, #ricardo-cruciani, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tanisha-johnson, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor

Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children’s schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.

#arkansas, #carbon-dioxide, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #filters, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #santa-cruz-calif, #st-louis-mo, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

To Combat Gun Violence, Clean Up the Neighborhood

Gun violence interventions often focus on high-risk people. To achieve meaningful change, policy makers should focus on high-risk places, too. 

#black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #gun-control, #philadelphia-pa

How Students Fought a Book Ban and Won, for Now

Hundreds of students, parents and residents in York County, Pa., protested limits on books told from the perspective of gay, Black and Latino children.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #york-pa

Thousands of Haitians Are Being Allowed Into the U.S. But What Comes Next?

Members of a Haitian church in Philadelphia opened their hearts and pocketbooks to sponsor a family of immigrants. Then came another, and another.

#beersheba-adventist-church, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #philadelphia-pa, #trenton-nj

Their Produce Is Pristine Enough for Picky Chefs. But They Give It Away.

The couple behind Carversville Farm believe that everyone deserves high-quality food, so they donate most of theirs to kitchens feeding the neediest in Philadelphia.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bucks-county-pa, #carversville-farm-foundation, #dorazio-amy, #dorazio-tony, #food-insecurity, #organic-foods-and-products, #philadelphia-pa, #philanthropy, #soup-kitchens

Review: ‘Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror’ Divides and Conquers

“Mind/Mirror,” a monumental retrospective at the Whitney Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reveals an artist’s protean talent, changing perspectives and resiliency over six decades.

#art, #castelli-gallery-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #johns-jasper, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #rauschenberg-robert, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Omi in a Hellcat, Prominent YouTuber, Is Charged in $30 million Fraud Scheme

A flamboyant YouTuber known as Omi in a Hellcat was charged with illegally selling copyrighted TV shows and movies through an online service, prosecutors said.

#automobiles, #comcast-corporation, #computers-and-the-internet, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #money-laundering, #new-jersey, #philadelphia-pa, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The World Catches Up With Dindga McCannon

After over five decades of making art, and confronting the double bind of racism and sexism, she is having her first major solo show. Unfazed, she says, “I just kept making what was right for me.”

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #fridman-gallery-manhattan-ny, #mccannon-dindga, #philadelphia-pa, #women-and-girls

Philadelphia to Pay $2 Million to Woman Pulled From S.U.V. During Protest

“It’s life-changing money for Rickia and her family,” a lawyer for Rickia Young said. “But what she went through was equally life-changing.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #outlaw-danielle-1975, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-philadelphia-pa

Behind Jasper Johns’s New Exhibition ‘Mind/Mirror’

Two major museums teamed up for “Mind/Mirror,” only to realize they disagreed. Alike yet different, the two shows offer a revelatory look at America’s most famous living artist.

#art, #carlos-basualdo, #cezanne-paul, #content-type-personal-profile, #duchamp-marcel, #johns-jasper, #lauder-leonard-a, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #rauschenberg-robert, #rothkopf-scott, #sculpture, #sharon-conn, #south-carolina

Philadelphia Highway Flooded After Ida Moves Through

Tornadoes touched down in Maryland and in the Philadelphia suburbs. Rain-swollen rivers were still rising. Many were without power.

#floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #maryland, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa

The Pandemic Exodus: Kindergarten Enrollment Drops

As the pandemic took hold, more than 1 million children did not enroll in local schools. Many of them were the most vulnerable: 5-year-olds in low-income neighborhoods.

#charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #honolulu-hawaii, #income-inequality, #jackson-miss, #philadelphia-pa, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #stanford-university, #united-states

Passenger Arrives Taped to His Seat After Assault of 3 Flight Attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assaults, #assn-of-flight-attendants, #federal-aviation-administration, #fines-penalties, #flight-attendants, #frontier-airlines-inc, #miami-dade-county-fla, #nelson-sara, #norwalk-ohio, #philadelphia-pa, #sexual-harassment, #travel-warnings

Consuewella Africa, 67, Dies; Lost Two Daughters in MOVE Siege

One of the girls’ remains from a 1985 police attack are believed to have ended up in a cardboard box for use in a university forensics course, provoking outrage.

#africa-consuewella-1953-2021, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #forensic-science, #move, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-philadelphia-pa, #university-of-pennsylvania-museum-of-archaeology-and-anthropology

As Money Launderers Buy Dalís, U.S. Looks at Lifting the Veil on Art Sales

Secrecy has long been part of the art market’s mystique, but now lawmakers say they fear it fosters abuses and should be addressed.

#art, #art-dealers-assn-of-america, #auctions, #bouvier-yves, #dali-salvador, #finances, #financial-crimes-enforcement-network-treasury-department, #great-britain, #money-laundering, #philadelphia-pa, #rybolovlev-dmitry-evgenevich, #senate-permanent-subcommittee-on-investigations, #tax-shelters, #united-states-politics-and-government

Hit Hard by Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to Merge

By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #finances, #kimmel-center-for-the-performing-arts-philadelphia-pa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-orchestra, #philadelphia-orchestra-and-the-kimmel-center-inc, #theaters-buildings

What $900,000 Buys You in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and New Mexico

A Greek Revival-style home in Memphis, a brick townhouse in Philadelphia and a three-bedroom Earthship house near Taos.

#memphis-tenn, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #taos-nm, #tres-piedras-nm

Rethinking What It Means to Be a Philadelphia Artist

In a major interior expansion directed by Frank Gehry, the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens new spaces and invites new artists in.

#art, #gehry-frank, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #restoration-and-renovation

Philadelphia’s Progressive District Attorney Fends Off Democratic Challenger

Larry Krasner, part of a new breed of prosecutors, easily defeated Carlos Vega in Tuesday’s primary in spite of a rise in gun crime.

#crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #elections-district-attorneys, #krasner-larry-1961, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #primaries-and-caucuses, #vega-carlos-attorney

With Violence Rising, Can a Gentler Prosecutor Keep His Seat?

Larry Krasner, the district attorney who reduced incarceration in Philadelphia, faces a challenger who blames him for a spike in shootings and homicides.

#democratic-party, #elections-district-attorneys, #fraternal-order-of-police, #krasner-larry-1961, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #police

In New Vaccination Push, Biden Leans on His ‘Community Corps’

Frantic efforts to vaccinate people in an underserved area of Philadelphia underscore a difficult new stage of the nation’s vaccination campaign, as door-to-door efforts become the norm.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #health-and-human-services-department, #philadelphia-pa, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #volunteers-and-community-service

MOVE Bombing Bones, Believed to Have Been Discarded, Are Found in Storage

City officials said that remains from the 1985 bombing, which were believed to have been cremated without the family’s permission, had apparently been saved in a box in storage.

#black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #bones, #cremation, #farley-thomas-a, #gulino-sam-p, #kenney-james-f-1958, #move, #philadelphia-pa

Philadelphia Health Chief Resigns Over Cremation of Remains From MOVE Bombing

The revelation that unidentified remains from at least one of the victims of a 1985 police bombing had been discarded without regard to the family’s wishes touched off fresh waves of pain and anger.

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #bones, #cremation, #farley-thomas-a, #gulino-sam-p, #kenney-james-f-1958, #move, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-philadelphia-pa

They Are Their Own Monuments

In two North Philadelphia neighborhoods, many hands create homegrown art tributes to local heroes.

#art, #barnette-sadie-artist, #farber-paul-m, #monument-lab-philadelphia-pa-public-art-studio, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #philadelphia-pa, #staying-power-exhibit, #village-of-arts-and-humanities, #yeh-lily-1941

Decades After Police Bombing, Philadelphians ‘Sickened’ by Handling of Victim’s Bones

The disclosure that anthropologists at two Ivy League universities had kept bones from a victim of the 1985 MOVE bombing infuriated its members as well as city leaders.

#black-people, #bones, #forensic-science, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #move, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #princeton-university, #university-of-pennsylvania, #university-of-pennsylvania-museum-of-archaeology-and-anthropology

Review: In ‘Philly D.A.,’ a Reformer Prosecutes the System

The gripping PBS documentary series is a richly detailed look at what happens when an idealist gets actual power.

#brook-yoni-filmmaker, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #documentary-films-and-programs, #krasner-larry-1961, #passon-ted-filmmaker, #philadelphia-pa, #philly-da-tv-program, #police-reform, #public-broadcasting-service, #television

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kariko-katalin, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #philadelphia-pa, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #university-of-pennsylvania, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weissman-drew

Up on the Met Roof, an Artist Is Taking Big Bird to New Heights

Alex Da Corte, known for provocative, brightly colored installations, will showcase the beloved “Sesame Street’” character at the top of the Met this spring — but with a twist.

#art, #big-bird, #content-type-personal-profile, #da-corte-alex, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #philadelphia-pa, #sculpture, #sesame-street-tv-program

She Vanished Decades Ago. Her Children Just Learned She Had Been Killed.

William Heiser Jr. said his father had told him and his sister that their mother, Marie Heiser, had “just packed up her stuff and left.”

#delaware, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #heiser-marie-petry, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #parabon-nanolabs-inc, #philadelphia-pa

Man Says He Lived in Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium for Years

Several people corroborated parts of the account of Tom Garvey, a Vietnam veteran and former stadium employee who described his “secret apartment” in a recent book.

#bradley-bill, #content-type-personal-profile, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-eagles, #philadelphia-phillies, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tom-garvey, #veterans-stadium-philadelphia-pa, #vietnam-war

As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.

#bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #norristown-pa, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees