Story Archive July 16 2012

A fitting sendoff for one of their own

Officer Brian Lorenzo always made sure every detail of a funeral procession was correct. Now, it was up to his fellow officers to do it without him.

A final salute for Officer Lorenzo

Hundreds mourned the loss of Philadelphia Police Officer Brian Lorenzo last week.

Jessica Barth as TEDdy bear's tart

To prepare for the role, the Frankford native had to learn a Boston accent, brush up on streetwise lingo and get a Snooki-style hairdo.

Letters to the editor: July 11, 2012

Fourth of July entertainment was garbageI cannot believe that Mayor Nutter thinks Philadelphia should have national coverage for our Welcome America concert and fireworks.The city of Philadelphia will never receive national coverage when they continue to provide horrible entertainment year after year. When will the city get some class and provide entertainment meant to celebrate our nation’s independence? Just look at the other major cities and what they provide on the Fourth of July — Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. If I’m not mistaken, Philadelphia is the birthplace of America. We should act like it. Get some class entertainment next year. Year after year it is the same old garbage.Happy birthday, America!!Mark PuckerRhawnhurst