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Ladies: Withhold Your Favors

By Tom CardellaWomen, in general, you’re smarter and more evolved than men. In our secret hearts, we men know you’re smarter. We wouldn’t fight so hard to maintain our male power structure if we thought...

Philadelphia’s Southwest Coalition endorses Nina Ahmad for state auditor general

Philadelphia’s Southwest Coalition on Monday endorsed Nina Ahmad for state auditor general in the Democratic primary. “To have earned the support of this powerful coalition of elected leaders in Philadelphia is both an honor and...

Letter to the Editor: Goodwill CEO says farewell to Front and Oregon location

  To the Editor, After nearly 20 years of serving the South Philadelphia community at the corner of Front and Oregon, Goodwill closed its doors effective March 3.  Our landlord, Aldi, terminated our lease to expand...

Op-Ed: Movie Review of “Unplanned,” the story of a Planned Parenthood director turning into...

By Gloria C. Endres When my dear friend Christine invited me to join her at a preview showing on March 28 of the movie Unplanned at the Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 on South Columbus Boulevard,...

Cardella: The Melrose

The news leaked out. The Melrose Diner is going to be demolished. These days, the end of another diner is normally not big news. And for a lot of us, the Melrose Diner died...

Cardella: In memory of Dr. Thomas Del Giorno

To us, he was “Doctor Tom.” He was like no ordinary doctor. He was the ideal GP — the general practitioner -- what we called back then “the family doctor.” Dr. Tom served the...

Cardella: Will Trump leave?

Is it possible that if Donald Trump loses his bid for re-election, he’ll refuse to leave office? The short answer is yes. This is not some silly scenario dreamed up by the liberal media....

On a clear night, you can see Venus

By Gloria C. Endres: Above is a photo, taken on Jan. 29, of the brilliant planet Venus in the dark southwestern sky over my Passyunk Crossing street. First of all, I am not an...

Cardellla: Stop and Frisk: Wrong, But Is It Racist?

“Stop and Frisk” laws are back in the news. The emergence of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a viable candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency has helped put the...

Cardella: Mourning in South Philly

My family always had a unique reaction to death. Dad would never say a bad word about someone who’d died. Never. No matter how evil a life a person had led, in dad’s mind,...
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