Liz Cheney Paid the Price of ‘True Patriotism’

Readers praise her willingness to stand up to Donald Trump. Also: Aiding Afghans; bike helmets; guns in Philadelphia; conspiracy “theories.”

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #elections, #firearms, #helmets, #philadelphia-pa, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Shootings Soar in Philadelphia, City is Awash in Guns

More than 1,400 people have been shot this year in Philadelphia, hundreds of them fatally — a higher toll than in much larger New York or Los Angeles.

#firearms, #gun-control, #krasner-larry-1961, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #police-department-philadelphia-pa

In Search of Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell may have made the name famous, but this pizza — made with leavened dough and traditional Mexican ingredients — has become a genre all its own.

#immigration-and-emigration, #mexican-food-cuisine, #philadelphia-pa, #pizza, #restaurants

Tiona Nekkia McClodden Is Not Running Away

An artist’s journey to establish her position in the world took her to the shooting range and produced a bold, original show.

#52-walker-manhattan-ny-gallery, #art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #firearms, #mask-conceal-carry-exhibit, #mcclodden-tiona-nekkia, #museum-of-modern-art, #philadelphia-pa, #shed-manhattan-ny, #tribeca-manhattan-ny

‘Oppressive’ Heat to Peak in the Northeast

Cities from New England to Washington, D.C., could set or tie daily heat records on Thursday.

#boston-mass, #hartford-conn, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #newark-nj, #northeastern-states-us, #philadelphia-pa, #weather

A Battlefield From 1777 Yields a Dozen Mercenaries’ Remains

Archaeologists uncovered the remains of 13 Hessian soldiers killed by American forces in the bloody Battle of Red Bank near Philadelphia.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #defense-and-military-forces, #delaware, #delaware-river, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #philadelphia-pa, #red-bank-nj, #revolutionary-war-american-1775-83, #rowan-university, #your-feed-science

The Choco Taco, Ice Cream Snack of American Summers, Is Discontinued

A fixture of ice cream trucks and convenience stores is no more after Klondike said it would focus on other products.

#ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #philadelphia-pa, #tacos, #unilever-nv

‘Swimming Wasn’t for Us’: Philadelphia Pool Club Tries to Close Racial Gap

The nation’s first Black-owned pool club aims to teach hundreds of children to swim this summer, helping to close a dangerous racial gap in the process.

#black-people, #drownings, #philadelphia-pa, #swimming, #swimming-pools

Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Building Collapse

A 27-year veteran of the Fire Department was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.

#buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #rescues

How a Highway Divided a Community in Philadelphia

On a personal episode of “Still Processing,” Wesley Morris revisits a highway that he walked across as a kid. He never knew how deeply it had transformed the neighborhood it ran through.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #infrastructure-public-works, #philadelphia-pa, #roads-and-traffic

At Least 3 Killed and 11 Injured in Shooting in Downtown Philadelphia

A Philadelphia police inspector said that officers “observed several active shooters shooting into the crowd” on South Street, an area with many restaurants and bars.

#deaths-fatalities, #mass-shootings, #philadelphia-pa, #police-department-philadelphia-pa, #united-states

Philadelphia Schools Reinstate Mask Mandate

With cases rising again, the superintendent said that as the pandemic evolves, “so too will our response to it.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #masks, #philadelphia-pa

Is John Fetterman the Future of the Democratic Party?

His quirky personal and political appeal is different from that of a typical Pennsylvania Democrat.

#barnette-kathy-1971, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #braddock-pa, #casey-robert-p-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #fetterman-john-1969, #lamb-conor-j-1984, #oz-mehmet-c, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sanders-bernard, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j

Amanda Sobhy’s Quest to Be the World’s Top Squash Player

The first American-born player to crack the world’s Top 10 is taking on Egypt’s dominance of the game.

#eating-disorders, #egypt, #king-billie-jean, #philadelphia-pa, #sobhy-amanda, #squash-sport

Former Philadelphia Officer Faces Murder Charge in Boy’s Shooting

Edsaul Mendoza, who was fired last month, has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Thomas Siderio, 12, the authorities said.

#mendoza-edsaul, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-philadelphia-pa, #siderio-thomas

6 Gun Shops, 11,000 ‘Crime Guns’: A Rare Peek at the Pipeline

In Philadelphia, the most comprehensive study in decades found a handful of dealers selling a huge number of guns used illegally. A House panel is uncovering similar patterns elsewhere.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #firearms, #gun-control, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #justice-department, #maloney-carolyn-b, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #philadelphia-pa

Cities Want to Return to Prepandemic Life. One Obstacle: Transit Crime.

Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.

#assaults, #atlanta-ga, #buses, #chicago-ill, #chicago-transit-authority, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #lightfoot-lori, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #ryan-kevin-k, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #solis-hilda-l, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-areas, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

Philadelphia is ending a short-lived indoor mask mandate.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #masks, #philadelphia-pa

Philadelphia Mask Mandate Back in Effect as Coronavirus Cases Rise

A sharp increase in new infections triggered the return of indoor mask rules a little more than a month after they were lifted.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #masks, #philadelphia-pa

Cities Try to Turn the Tide on Police Traffic Stops

Chiefs, prosecutors and lawmakers are rethinking the value, and the harm, of minor traffic stops like the one that ended in a man’s death in Grand Rapids.

#black-people, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-calif, #philadelphia-pa, #pittsburgh-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #search-and-seizure, #seattle-wash, #traffic-and-parking-violations

Gopuff Buys Time for Its 30-Minutes-or-Less Delivery Promise

The $15 billion rapid-delivery start-up decided to do business differently from rivals like Instacart. A changing environment is testing its model.

#computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #gopuff, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #philadelphia-pa, #shopping-and-retail, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #warehouses, #yakir-gola

City of Philadelphia Will Reinstate an Indoor Mask Mandate

The move comes a little more than a month after the city lifted it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #masks, #philadelphia-pa

What NYC Can Learn From How Cities Address Homelessness on Transit

As New York City makes a new push to relocate homeless people from the subway, the experiences of Philadelphia, San Francisco and others show the challenges ahead.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #american-public-transportation-assn, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

The Wallpaper That Is Also a ‘Reminder That My Ancestors Had My Back’

Sheila Bridges’s Harlem Toile de Jouy wallpaper and designs are getting even more attention. For this writer, it fills in the visual gaps of Black tradition.

#black-people, #bloomingdales, #france, #gibbs-chris, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-toile-de-jouy, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jones-martha-s, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sheila-bridges, #slavery-historical, #toile-de-jouy, #united-states, #wallpaper

Gary Cabana, Suspect in MoMA Stabbing, Arrested in Philadelphia

The New York police had released video that it said showed the suspect, Gary Cabana, attacking workers at the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday.

#assaults, #museum-of-modern-art, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa

Bracing for Losses, Democrats Look to Biden for a Reset

At a party retreat in Philadelphia, House Democrats hoped the president would offer a winning strategy heading into a challenging midterm election season.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maloney-sean-patrick, #philadelphia-pa, #polls-and-public-opinion, #state-of-the-union-message-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ex-Amtrak Engineer Acquitted in Philadelphia Crash That Killed 8

Brandon Bostian was at the controls of the train, which was speeding at more than 100 miles per hour through a curved section when it crashed, the authorities said.

#amtrak, #bostian-brandon-1983, #deaths-fatalities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philadelphia-pa, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #railroads

For a State Representative, the Ideal Candidate

Malcolm Kenyatta, a politician in Pennsylvania, worried Matthew Miller was too good to be true after they connected on social media. He proved even better than expected.

#philadelphia-pa, #weddings-and-engagements

Thousands in the U.S. Rally in Support of Ukraine

At events in Washington, Chicago, Boston and other cities on Sunday, demonstrators expressed their love for the country, anger at Vladimir Putin and hope for peace.

#chicago-ill, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #lightfoot-lori, #northeastern-university, #philadelphia-pa, #pritzker-j-b, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #ukrainian-catholic-church, #war-and-armed-conflicts

It Was Supposed to Be a Spec House. Then the Builder Got Emotionally Involved.

Building a house in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia was a business opportunity — that’s all. But something changed along the way.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Ime Udoka Has Convinced the Celtics to Pass the Basketball

Ime Udoka, the team’s first-year coach, has convinced his players that sharing the ball is the key to a potent offense. Now the Celtics are climbing in the standings.

#basketball, #boston-mass, #boston-celtics, #brown-jaylen-1996, #coaches-and-managers, #philadelphia-pa, #smart-marcus, #tatum-jayson-1998, #udoka-ime

Celebrating Black History Month? These 5 Cities Are Going All Out

Honoring all things African-American, with performances, river cruises, exhibitions and more, in Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Antonio.

#black-people, #cleveland-ohio, #culture-arts, #philadelphia-pa, #portland-ore, #richmond-va, #san-antonio-tex, #travel-and-vacations

Overlooked No More: Ora Washington, Star of Tennis and Basketball

She was dominant in both sports over two decades and was in all likelihood the first Black star in women’s sports in the United States.

#american-tennis-association, #basketball, #biographical-information, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #philadelphia-pa, #tennis, #washington-ora-1898-99-1971, #women-and-girls

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