Academics and historians tell us that the Information Age began in the 1970s with the advent of the Internet and it exploded in the 1990s with the development of the World Wide Web. But in Northeast Philadelphia, it began decades earlier when a Temple University journalism student named Richard Thorpe Lawson used a class project to create a mock-up newspaper that he called the Rising Sun Times.
Dr. Larry Kaiser, president and CEO of Temple University Health System, announced last week that Linda Benfield Grass will step down after 12 years as CEO at Jeanes Hospital, effective March 6, and that Dr. Marc Hurowitz has been named as her successor.
Broadway’s beloved Phantom of the Opera and Philly native Hugh Panaro will help celebrate the season with the Philly Pops. The annual tradition — The Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular — runs Dec. 5-20 in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.
Friends, colleagues and family described David Kedra as the prototypical Pennsylvania State Police trooper — an alpha personality, hard-working, goal-oriented, physically strong, often quiet on the outside, but charismatically confident once you got to know him.
Mark Twain, who had more of his own oneliners than Henny Youngman ever would, famously quoted his friend essayist Charles Dudley Warner, that everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. On Tuesday, some people gave it a try.