Northeast native Sam Pond developed his work ethic in a variety of jobs. But he settled into law and, these days, likes to bang heads with insurance companies that turn balky when it comes time to satisfy claims.
A combative attorney and about 130 concerned neighbors made for a raucous Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing last week about a proposed methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave.
A retired NE Philly firefighter remembers the day nearly 10 years ago when death and destruction changed America forever.
It’s been a tough time in the area lately. First there was the Great Quake of ’11 and the Great Superintendent Scandal of ’11, both of which took place on the same day last week. Then there was Great Irene’s megadose of wind, rain and power failures, complete with powerful but necessary evacuation warnings from Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey but nary a word from The Invisible Man of Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett. Then, just this Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles gave their star dog abuser, Michael Vick, a six-year extension on his contract. All in all, a lot of disturbing news for man and beast alike.
Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.
As director of Philly’s office of the Anti-Defamation League, Barry Morrison is a fervent crusader against mankind’s insensitive ways.