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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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50 Years Later, Gamble and Huff’s Philly Sound Stirs the Soul

The songwriters and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Black-owned label Philadelphia International Records turned a city’s aesthetic into a movement that reverberated around the world.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #gamble-kenny-musician, #huff-leon, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-international-records, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Honoring One Life Among 500,000

In North Philadelphia, a family gathered for a last day with “The Best Mom Ever.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #philadelphia-pa

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Would the Founders Convict Trump and Bar Him From Office?

They believed as a matter of civic principle that ethical leadership is the glue that holds a constitutional republic together.

#constitution-us, #corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #franklin-benjamin, #hamilton-alexander, #impeachment, #madison-james-1751-1836, #philadelphia-pa, #senate, #trump-donald-j

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John Chaney, Hall of Fame Temple Basketball Coach, Dies at 89

He won more than 500 games and six Atlantic 10 tournament championships with Temple, and he took his teams to the N.C.A.A. tournament’s regional finals five times.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #chaney-john, #coaches-and-managers, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #philadelphia-pa, #temple-university

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CBS Suspends Two Executives Accused of Racist and Sexist Conduct

The executives, Peter Dunn and David Friend, were placed on leave after a report in The Los Angeles Times in which they were accused of creating a hostile work environment.

#cbs-corporation, #david-friend, #news-and-news-media, #peter-dunn, #philadelphia-pa

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Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic.

#airports, #amazon-com-inc, #anchorage-alaska, #building-construction, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #kentucky, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-commercial, #san-bernardino-calif, #united-parcel-service-inc

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The Composer Tyshawn Sorey Enters a New Phase

The Newark native has long been lauded for his brilliant abstractions. Lately he’s writing about something more concrete — and producing his most powerful music yet.

#assn-for-the-advancement-of-creative-musicians, #black-people, #classical-music, #columbia-university, #content-type-personal-profile, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #jazz, #music, #philadelphia-pa, #university-of-pennsylvania

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Facing Deportation, They Fled to the Safety of a Church. Now They are Free.

A Jamaican couple spent nearly two and a half years inside Philadelphia churches, isolated even further by the pandemic. This month, U.S. immigration officials relented.

#asylum-right-of, #churches-buildings, #deportation, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #philadelphia-pa, #thompson-oneita

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Why Would a Broadway Actor Choose to Live in Philadelphia?

When Rob McClure fell for Maggie Lakis, he also fell for her hometown. But don’t get him started on the reliability of Amtrak.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lakis-maggie, #mcclure-rob, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #theater

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He Wanted to Count Every Vote in Philadelphia. His Party Had Other Ideas.

When Donald Trump’s campaign tried to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, Al Schmidt found himself trapped between his party and his principles.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #lewandowski-corey-1975, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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What Are the Greatest 2,020 Songs Ever? Philadelphia Is Deciding

The Philly radio station WXPN polled its listeners and is revealing their choices in a marathon show. “I treasure the folly of it,” our critic writes.

#music, #philadelphia-pa, #polls-and-public-opinion, #pop-and-rock-music, #radio, #wxpn-88-5

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Use It or Lose It: Tenant Aid Effort Nears a Federal Cutoff

Emergency pandemic funding to help renters must be distributed by Dec. 30. But getting the money to those who need it is no small task.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #federal-aid-us, #landlords, #nonprofit-organizations, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #states-us, #urban-areas

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Storm May Bring Over 6 Inches of Snow From Virginia to New England

Some areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may get more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #delaware, #east-coast-us, #interstate-95, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #new-york-state, #north-carolina, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #restaurants, #snow-and-snowstorms, #virginia, #weather

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Dick Allen, 78, Dies; Baseball Slugger Withstood Bigotry

One of the game’s best and most honored players in the 1960s and into the ’70s, he nevertheless felt racism’s sting early in his career in Philadelphia.

#allen-dick, #baseball, #black-people, #chicago-white-sox, #deaths-obituaries, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-phillies, #race-and-ethnicity

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Patti LaBelle, the Doyenne of Philadelphia Soul

At 76, she is the embodiment of success, the personification of warmth and an artist who changed the landscape of American music.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #franklin-aretha, #gospel-music, #knight-gladys, #labelle-patti, #music, #philadelphia-pa, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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$1.3 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Texas

A 1769 townhouse in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia, an 1898 home in Denver and a 1997 postmodern house designed by Michael Graves in Austin.

#austin-tex, #denver-colo, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Republicans Rewrite an Old Playbook on Disenfranchising Black Americans

As they try to somehow reverse Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump and his allies have targeted heavily Black cities, painting them as corrupt and trying to throw out huge numbers of votes.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Trump Is Wrong. There’s No Evidence of Election Fraud in Philadelphia.

The claim itself is fraudulent.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Lockdowns, Round 2: A New Virus Surge Prompts Restrictions, and Pushback

California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #michigan, #navajo-indians, #philadelphia-pa, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Cities Accused in Fraud Conspiracies Didn’t Cost Trump the Election

Yet Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Detroit have become the targets of G.O.P. allegations of voting shenanigans.

#detroit-mich, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Put Down Philadelphia. The City Got Payback.

A city that “will long remember slights,” as one area congressman put it, came through for Joe Biden, who benefited from his ties there and President Trump’s affronts to its voters.

#biden-james-brian, #biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #democratic-party, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Make America Rake Again.’ The (other) Four Seasons is Selling Merchandise.

#fashion-and-apparel, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #four-seasons-total-landscaping, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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A Way for the Supreme Court to Protect Religious Minorities

The justices have an opportunity to overturn a precedent that has hurt Americans’ First Amendment rights.

#constitution-us, #law-and-legislation, #philadelphia-pa, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations, #supreme-court-us

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When Will We Know Who Won? A Guide to Day Two.

It was a long night. Here’s your guide to Day 2.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #detroit-mich, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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Poll Watchers Endure, Minus the Partisan Drama

As President Trump urges supporters to watch for fraud at polling places, people inside the polls already are keeping watch — and usually not finding much.

#las-vegas-nev, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Campaign 2020: Let’s Never Do This Again

It’s not hope or change. It’s not making anything great. It’s just about making it through.

#atlanta-ga, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #hialeah-fla, #marietta-ga, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #saginaw-mich, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Americans Surge to Polls: ‘I’m Going to Vote Like My Life Depends on It’

Anxious but determined, Americans are pushing through challenges like the pandemic and long lines to cast their ballot. The country is on course to surpass 150 million votes for the first time.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #absentee-voting, #atlanta-ga, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #green-bay-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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2016 Nonvoters, a Key Prize for Biden and Trump, Turn Out in Droves

In Pennsylvania and other battlegrounds, both parties are succeeding in coaxing infrequent voters off the sidelines. The all-important question is who does it better.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #pittsburgh-pa, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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What We Know About the Death of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia

The fatal shooting of Mr. Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, set off protests, looting and violent clashes with the police in Pennsylvania, a swing state, days before the presidential election.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #looting-crime, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vandalism, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

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Facing Gap in Pennsylvania, Trump Camp Tries to Make Voting Harder

Trailing in the polls, President Trump and his campaign are pursuing a three-pronged strategy that would effectively suppress the mail-in vote in the critical state of Pennsylvania.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wolf-thomas-w

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Days From Election, Police Killing of Black Man Roils Philadelphia

The shooting and its aftermath were guaranteed to ratchet up tensions in a country already on edge. Debates about how to improve police accountability have been complicated by looting.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #looting-crime, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

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Philadelphia Protests Continue After Fatal Shooting by Police

Demonstrators gathered in the streets for a second night after Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by two officers.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #wallace-walter

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Can We Trust Pennsylvania’s Polls?

They show Joe Biden clinching crucial counties. So why does it feel so different on the ground here?

#bensalem-pa, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bucks-county-pa, #montgomery-county-pa, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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