Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”
If you happened to walk by Ken Geiser these days, he wouldn’t fault you for not recognizing him.
From cheesesteaks to Tastykakes, Stephen Starr to Marc Vetri, the Reading Terminal to the Italian Market, Philly food gets a decent amount of attention. But one area of the city that has been virtually written off deserves recognition for its impressive lineup of hidden gems.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday put up the $25,000 needed to bail out Monsignor William Lynn, and he was released from an upstate prison into the custody of the Philadelphia prison system this morning.
The heating guys have been here. They insist that our system is “balanced” — their word, not mine. They tell us that we’re wise and sensible people to have the whole system checked before the real bite of winter kicks in.
— That's what the school district appears to be doing as it seeks to collect money from youth groups for the privilege of playing games in school gymnasiums.
The city has a lot of lots - vacant ones, that is. The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land wants to find the best and worst of them, and help fix up the worst.
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In this week's Riverward Rant, columnist Joe Quigley, looks at the often simplified, 'black & white' issues in politics, when all too often, there is a gray area that is overlooked.