Former state Sen. Vince Fumo will be transferred from a Kentucky federal prison Tuesday to a North Philadelphia halfway home as I wrote in this column.
Fumo’s fiancee, Carolyn Zinni, doesn’t fly so he will be making a 10-hour journey back to Philadelphia by car and must report to Kintock by 9 p.m.
Reaction to the column was, to the say the least, interesting. But then Fumo can bring out strong emotions.
At least four Camden neighborhoods will host free public events Tuesday evening to mark the 30th anniversary of the grassroots anti-crime initiative known as National Night Out.
"Crime is less likely to happen if neighboroods come together and ... [residents] make their presence known," says Monica Flores, a mother of three who lives in the city's Morgan Village section. "I want children to be able to go back to the days when they could play dodge ball and double-dutch in the streets."
Flores volunteers with one of the city's District Council Collaborative Boards (DCCB), which work to build relationships between citizens and police. DCCB is sponsoring Tuesday's events in Whitman Park, Waterfront South and East Camden; the festivities will include a block party and a skating party. DCCB works with the Camden County Police and other law enforcement agencies.
Let’s face it: New York does everything bigger, even when it comes to sexting/selfie scandals.
Consider that our neighbor to the north has mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his pronounced tendencies toward intimate self-portraiture.
As amazing as it seems, Weiner is still running for mayor nine humiliating days after the latest revelation of his talent for self-exposure and Internet socializing. His habits launched a seemingly inexhaustible barrage of New York tabloid pun-filled headlines and late-night television jokes, while virtually every female writer on the Eastern Seabord wrote a column asking what is Good Wife Huma Abedin is still loyally by his side.
The cerebral Mercer County Democrat's campaign may seem quixotic, given front-runner Cory Booker's sheer celebrity firepower and fundraising advantage. There's also the fact that this special four-way Democratic primary and two-candidate Republican contest are set for August 13, when few voters will be paying attention -- much less, casting ballots.
But Lassiter and Powell, who are veterans of the marriage equality battle in New Jersey, are unswayed by Booker's showmanship. They're convinced that veteran House member, "teacher-scientist-progressive" (as the slogan says) and five-time Jeopardy! winner Holt will jolt the Senate with his smarts.
The company is gauging the interest of potential customers in person, through on-campus sales of selected menu items, as well as an online survey.
The opening this week of the temporary sales operation, which is set to close Thursday, has ignited a lively debate on social media sites and has startled some in the LGBT community.
Set aside, for a moment, Milly Silva's spotty personal voting record, slender professional resume and non-existent political experience.
In selecting this heretofore obscure labor union executive as her running mate, Democrat Barbara Buono appears to have given her honorable but so-far uninspiring campaign to unseat Chris Christie an energy shot.
Stepping from behind the podium and going off mic at a Willingboro, NJ senior center Tuesday, Buono worked the room like a pro. But in that thoroughly Democratic township, the state Senator from Middlesex County had little to prove. Unlike the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, who did.
The crowd at the XPONential Music Festival on the Camden Waterfront got to hear some great tunes (video below) -- and had a chance to say something about Camden County's future.
Planner Bob Melvin and three members of his team asked concertgoers to fill out surveys Saturday as part of the initial phase of the first Master Plan process the county has undertaken since 1972. The $150,000 effort is being paid for with a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
"One of the problems we face as planners is that it's difficult to draw from a broad spectrum," says Melvin, whose firm, Group Melvin Design, has an office on the Camden Waterfront. "We also want to get the opinions of people who are younger, because they're going to be the ones living with (the plan)."
Arthur Makadon, who died at age 70 Wednesday of lung cancer, was one of Philadelphia’s most prominent litigators and powerbrokers.
The former chairman of Ballard Spahr was a formidable presence, as The Inquirer’s Chris Mondics details in Makadon's obituary. The litigator did not stand on decorum. He did as he pleased. During a eulogy for former City Solicitor Alan Davis, Makadon excoriated partners of the now-defunct Wolf, Block, Shorr & Solis-Cohen for forcing out Davis and other lawyers.