Psychic Dinah Wanko, owner of New Age Psychic Boutique in Llanerch, Pa., has some predictions about the economic impact of the U.S. Open on the area — and about the tournament itself. Who do you predict will win?
What makes something the next big thing — the trend foodies want to follow? We all know "Sex in the City" made cupcakes the darling of the grazing lonely hearts club. The sugar high even took over Wall Street for a bit until it didn't.
According to Baum and Whiteman, the international consulting group that has the pulse on these things, this year "Everyone wants to be Chipotle...
The School District of Philadelphia has suggested that partnerships with local universities can replace school nurses, but real nursing comes with the daily things we see and hear from our students. School nurses areadvocates for our children and a necessary part of every school faculty and learning team.
Tuesday's meeting in Delaware City over the renewal of pollution permits for the refinery there has produced some thoughts from Doug Rainey, editor and chief content officer of Delaware Business Bulletin and Delaware Business Daily.
Procedural assumptions may have proved deadly six times over this week, as a fly-by-night demolition crew undertook a half-assed teardown on Market Street. The owner is a notorious blightlord, the demolition company a bankrupt tax delinquent, and the "crew" reportedly consisted of some dude with a sledgehammer swinging away at night.But by God, those permits were all in order.
- Eric Walter, @ericaceous, and Megan Pinto, @RoxYunkFalls
The name — theParx Casino Philly Cycling Classic —wasn't the only thing new about this year's bike race. Some observers have said that they noticed a shift in focus among spectators this year from drinking and partying to the watching the racers.
When Planned Parenthood advertised free birth control through the Affordable Care Act, I was thrilled. I thought: This is just what women need. On the contrary, what I found is that the bureaucrats involved place a higher value on money than on effective health care.
Eric loves living in South Philly and is very happy to be working in public media again as a NewsWorks web producer. Before moving to Philadelphia, he spent some time on the “dark side” producing web content at MTV Networks in New York. Eric did some freelance work for WNYC, but prior to that he lived in Minneapolis and produced websites and email newsletters for many of Minnesota Public Radio’s programs. Highlights from that time include meetings with a barefoot Garrison Keillor in his office, biking around the beautiful lakes of Minneapolis, and eating plenty of cheese curds, corn dogs and pronto pups at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Eric is originally from Michigan and wears his Detroit Tigers cap with pride.