Had Charles Macalester happened upon the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River today, he might’ve built a Japanese yashiki there instead of a grand Victorian mansion, such is the dominance of bamboo on the present-day Glen Foerd Estate.
— And that means it’s time for the city’s sixth annual spring cleanup.
“We’ll have a real fight on our hands,” Thomas Bergstrom said last week. “And I think we’re going to win it.”
— The Philadelphia Blue Flame has raised more than $250,000 in charitable donations since its founding in 2003.
The seed for the creation of Earth Day was planted when Rachel Carson’s bestseller “Silent Spring” was published in 1962. It made the need to protect the environment and public health part of the national conversation. Earth Day and the birth of the modern environmental movement were based on an idea from Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. The devastating environmental damage of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969 had a profound impact on him. He wanted to start a national political movement to protect the earth from the ravages of air and water pollution.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz said Monday she decided to enter the governor’s race, even though history is not on her side, because she thinks Gov. Tom Corbett’s economic and education policies have failed the citizens of this state.
Philadelphia authorities arrested a Delaware County man last week for allegedly practicing medicine at a Northeast clinic even though he does not have a medical license.
A man who sneaked through an unlocked window attacked a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman, striking her head with a hammer several times.
A federal grand jury has indicted seven Philadelphia residents for using a Far Northeast ambulance company to bill the nation’s Medicare program for more than $3.6 million in unnecessary and ineligible patient transportation services.
Now that Allyson Schwartz is officially in the governor’s race, Democrats are positioning themselves for her congressional seat.