How to garb yourself festively and protectively for all the holiday hoo-ha.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36; movement 3, Scherzo. Eugene Ormandy, conductor; live in Berlin, 1954.
Through much of the last half-century, the struggle for school integration played on public stages, from the country's highest courts to streets choked with tear gas. It goes on still, but in places such as Nancy and Kevin Peter's West Mount Airy living room, amid antiques and touches of Ikea, chardonnay...
From the early 1900s, Pennsylvania's school code forbade the purposeful segregation of students. That did not necessarily stop those who ran the Philadelphia School District from doing it.
As the nation marks the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, public education in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as in many Northern states, is dramatically segregated. Far more segregated, in fact, than schools today in the old "Jim Crow" states targeted by the high court in 1954.
First in an occasional series: When police officers are killed in the line of duty, the whole city mourns. But the impact on the families they leave behind is deep and far-reaching, as was the case for Police Officer Charles Cassidy's loved ones.
Just after breakfast on Halloween, Judy Cassidy hears a knock at the door. One of her neighbors has noticed something peculiar in a house a few doors...
Pat McDonald was a boy without brakes. He did things all out. And that's how he went down the alley that fateful day, in Sept. 2008.
As additional witnesses placed John "Jordan" Lewis at the scene of Police Officer Chuck Cassidy 's fatal shooting, the defendant's cousin and a family friend testified yesterday that the alleged gunman confessed to the crime and threatened to kill more police.
Eleven days before Officer Chuck Cassidy was shot and killed, suspect John Lewis was identified to police as the gunman who held up a Feltonville pizza shop, but no arrest warrant was obtained.