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A taste of Mardi Gras

“Olives are passion fruit, you know,” my friend, Barb, confided to me. “I’ll have to remember that,” I replied, chuckling.


Making healthy choices helps the whole family

Are you looking to improve your health, but tired of making New Year’s resolutions that fall by the wayside way too soon?


Letters to the Editor: February 3, 2016

Time to correct the record


Housework can be a chore, but the benefits usually worth it

I vacuumed today. The whole house.


Letters to the Editor: January 27, 2016

Choose peace, not violence


Are you ready for some football food?

What do Eagles and pigs have in common? Neither can fly — at least not this year. But pig skin will fly in San Francisco on Feb. 7, as Super Bowl 50 (not Super Bowl “L”) celebrates its golden anniversary. Before that happens, however, there’s Groundhog Day on Feb. 2.


Op-ed: Supreme Court ruling could weaken revenues of public sector unions

As a product of two generations of union labor and a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 170th Legislative District, I am deeply concerned about the controversial Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case that has made its way to the Supreme Court and could deeply hurt many families in the Northeast and others like us across the county.


Safety of people in Philadelphia should be top priority

“Help me, Dad …”


Hats off to scones

We return, once again, to the sights and sounds of Downton Abbey, and this will be our final seasonal visit. With a year’s hiatus, Downton fans are now in the throes of all things magical that make up this wonderful series.  


Letters to the Editor: January 20, 2016

Freedom of speech is vital