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Walking the walk

As I write this, the UN-sponsored World Summit for Sustainable Development is under way in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it's generating all kinds of unusual reactions. South African President Thabo Mbeki warns...

Flunking out

Stealing Harvard Rated R Opening tomorrow in area theaters 0 reels out of 4 (and I'm being nice) I've never been much of a sports fan, but when the NCAA tournament was...

Artistic revolution

The two exhibitions that just opened at the Brandywine River Museum are particularly relevant as the nation remembers the attacks on its institutions and people with thousands of ceremonies across the country. The...

15th Street Bookbinder’s

15th Street Bookbinder's 215 S. 15th St. 215-545-1137 Credit cards accepted Wheelchair-accessible Open for lunch and dinner Reservations a good idea Labor Day Weekend was a washout. My husband Edward suggested we go...

‘Partners’ laws take center court

Philadelphia is once again the focus of a legal controversy that takes on the notions of marriage, morality and equal rights. Late last month, Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court determined that city ordinances extending...

Sweeping away tickets

Get ready for a kinder, gentler and probably less effective street-sweeping program. First District Councilman Frank DiCicco has requested the Philadelphia Parking Authority stop issuing tickets to residents who fail to move...

Reform brings the norm

After a year of speculation about the fate of the revamped school district, officials at local privatized schools happily reported a smooth first week of classes. Joe Ritvalsky, principal of Universal Companies'...

No escape from death

The last time Phillip Gay saw his next-door neighbor alive was around 4:30 p.m. last Friday. At that time, he said, Jennifer Foster told him she was trying to find an address...

Progress moving in

The hole left in the neighborhood after the city imploded the four towers of Martin Luther King Plaza in 1999 is quickly evaporating. In its place are rows of new townhouses, in...

Maine course

A recent article on Ipswich clams in The New York Times prompted me to take a culinary trip to New England. What comes to mind when we think of our northern states? Maine...
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