It was Dec. 18, 1944, and the members of Stanley Wojtusik’s U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division found themselves surrounded by Nazis. Two days earlier, the Germans had launched what would be their last major offensive of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge.
Time for cake: Gary Seifert, captain of the Honour Guard, and John Schwartz with the American Legion help army veteran William Silver, 91, cut a cake during a celebration of the Army’s birthday at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home.
Joe Hansbury already had a college scholarship locked up, but he wanted something more.
Is there a better setting for a bleak, gritty flick than Western Pennsylvania? Set in Braddock, a steel mill town just east of Pittsburgh where 35 percent of the population is under the poverty line, the setting is one of the few things that Out of the Furnace gets right.
A new memorial honoring five brothers from Fishtown who fought in the Civil War was unveiled last weekend at Palmer Cemetery.
Former Washington baseball star is bound for the Hill School with hopes of ultimately ending up at West Point.
Income tax became law in 1913. Some good things happened 100 years ago, too.
The earsplitting shrill of referees’ whistles and derogatory chants echoed from City Council’s balcony, deafening council members and spectators alike on the floor of the venerable chamber and rendering Mayor Michael Nutter’s ceremonial budget address secondary to the spectacle.
Joseph O. McLaughlin has written a book, “The Die is Cast,” that recalls life in Fishtown decades ago.