The powerful photo on the cover of this week’s Northeast Times was taken by veteran photographer Peter Tobia from the roof of his home in Queen Village. News outlets from as far away as London have used the image of the two firefighters huddled against the heat and flames as part of their coverage of the death of Philadelphia Fire Capt. Michael Goodwin. The image appeared first in The Inquirer and then was distributed via the Associated Press.
Say it ain’t so, Joe
Rest in peace my friend, Marvin Barrish
Those of us who take good care of our houses and yards know that a single rundown property on an otherwise tidy street can turn a neighborhood upside down with worry in no time at all.
For a few days earlier this week, we thought the Easter Bunny would have to wear earmuffs and arrive on a pair of skis this Sunday.
The pandemonium that erupted at City Council when Mayor Nutter tried to deliver his annual budget message last week gave us all a front-row view of political theater at its rawest. The script went this way:
Has everyone governing air travel gone berserk?
Hey Council, finalize a zoning code
Leave the Pennypack train trestle alone