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Youth Appreciation Award: Nicholas Piscitelli

Breath of fresh air Sixth-grader Nicholas Piscitelli started attending St. Casimir School, 324 Wharton St., two years ago. But if you ask his teachers, they'll tell you Nicholas couldn't be more dedicated to the school...

The taxman cometh, with cash

25598782 It was a simple enough request, but one that 39-year-old Lydia Collins couldn't fulfill. Four years ago, her teenaged daughter Victoria wanted a new dress to wear to her graduation from Meredith Elementary....

To war or not?

25598777 The United States is closing in on Iraq. The United Nations weapons inspectors are again asking for more time to make their conclusions about Saddam Hussein's arsenal. Meanwhile, the call for peace has...

Snow Escape

25598772 If you were looking to park earlier this week, you could just about forget it. If you were looking for a snowball fight, you could have a blast. Anthony Dean, of 13th and...

Big and British

25598767 Before he became director of the auto-test department at the highly esteemed Consumer Reports, David Champion spent a number of years as a development engineer at Land Rover. It was he, in fact,...

Crown of thorns

25598762 August Wilson's King Hedley II reveals the heights of tragedy and mysticism in the life of the common black man. Set in the mid-1980s in the African-American neighborhood of Pittsburgh known as The Hill,...

Cops under fire

Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1992, the thriller Dark Blue takes place days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the...


25598747 Denim 1712 Walnut St. 215-735-6700 Credit cards accepted Wheelchair-accessible The restaurant trend developing in Center City is a bit out of sync with the times. Several new spots place more emphasis on expensive cocktails and...

Mmm, smell the love …

25598752 My husband Edward and I always celebrate Valentine's Day with a scrumptious dinner by the fire. Sometimes we invite another couple over and enjoy foods filled with allure and romance. Certain foods...

Matters of life and breath

27015177 Ah, breathe in the air. Or on second thought, don't. Clean Water Fund and the Community Labor Refinery Tracking Committee recently delivered some alarming news about air-pollution levels in the area. The two...
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