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Cardella: The Apology

I’m thinking of getting a side job. I’ve given up on my earlier idea -- reading the newspaper to tourists swimming in hotel pools. That brainstorm came long ago while my wife and I...

WOAR Hotline Helps People in Need

Who do we allow to conjure temptations, and who do we punish for fulfilling them? “Temptation” is a magical word. It can transform wrongdoers into victims, and predators into prey, all without the knowledge,...

Cardella: The Killing Fields

I spent a lot of time on a schoolyard basketball court when I was growing up. My buddies and I would play even in freezing temperatures. We cleared snow off the court if we...

Cardella: Lady Day

I’m thrilled about the latest Billie Holiday revival. The film UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, starring Andra Day, has fueled much of the interest. (You can stream it on Hulu). I haven’t seen it,...

Cardella: Seriously, Folks

Seriously, folks, some days I feel like the only one Andrew Cuomo hasn’t tried to kiss. I can never understand some guys’ idea of seduction. Does Gov. Cuomo really think that it’s romantic to...

Address health hazards in schools

By Gloria Endres As a retired Philadelphia public school teacher and also a former Temple supervisor of student teachers who practiced in many different district buildings, I read with great interest Tom Beck's report on...

Cardella: Pizza Got Complicated

Everybody loves pizza. Good old pizza. Cheap. Delicious. Pizza was Friday night dinner. Pizza was essentially tomato sauce and mozzarella. The most exotic we ever got was to add anchovies. The melted mozzarella was...

Cardella: Ode to the City

This city is in ruins. Emotional ruins. But this city is my city. The city where I was born. And the city where I’ll likely breathe my last breath. Philadelphia. You’re hurting and this...

Cardella: Wise-cracking

I’m at the age when a young woman’s compliment can seem patronizing. Last week at the Navy Yard, the nurse, prior to administering my first COVID-19 shot, asked me if I were retired. When...

Cardella: The Choosing

As a nation frets about fixing the pandemic and the economy, we in this city have an added worry. Can the new head coach of the Eagles fix our broken football team? In Philadelphia,...
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