Story Archive February 22 2012

Witnesses recount Panas slaying at trial

“Frank Tepper murdered Billy Panas. He had his entire life ahead of him. Don’t let anybody tell you that he deserved it.” — Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry

It’s a pierogi party!

Pierogi Week kicks off at the Green Rock Tavern, 2546 E. Lehigh Ave., on Feb. 26.

I’m staying home on St. Patty’s Day (You should too)

Riverward Rant - Columnist Joe Quigley explains why St. Patrick's Day - a common holiday for celebrating with alcohol - is a day he'd rather spend at home.

Editorial: Look out!!

It should come as no great shock that a shockingly high percentage of Northeast residents surveyed  for a recent poll by Pew Charitable Trusts think Philadelphia has changed for the worse in the last five years.

Fishtown soprano sings her tune in Ava opera

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents “Pelleas et Melisande” by Debussy featuring Fishtowner Chloe Moore.

Local legislators urge Port Richmond to get involved

State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-1st dist.) and Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) visited last week’s meeting of the Port Richmond West Community Action Network to discuss the importance of community groups in Philadelphia.

Panther progress

“I think this season was a huge step in establishing Fels as a major program in the Public League.” — Samuel Fels basketball coach Mark Heimerdinger

Letters to the Editor: February 22, 2012

How dare Michelle push for healthy kids!

Tasty talents

Swenson senior Bridget Giedemann has enjoyed plenty of success with the Lions. In the classroom, she’s a culinary-arts major. On the basketball court, she recently broke her school’s record for most career points.