When I was a kid growing up in South Jersey, it seemed that every other town offered a 4th of July fireworks display. So no matter where you lived, you never had to travel far. Over the years, though, the field has thinned out. But Berlin, New Jersey, has always held strong. Until now. And the residents are none too happy. Read more »
Good news for N.A. Poe: Gov. Tom Wolf says he is in favor of decriminalizing pot.
“I believe, for a number of reasons, that we ought to decriminalize marijuana use,” Wolf told Pittsburgh TV station WPXI. “I think our prisons are over-crowded as a result of people going to jail for reasons that, you know, we break up families for reasons that we shouldn’t.”
He added: “We destroy lives and we make it hard to find employment. So often right now possession of a small amount is a felony and an employer looks at that and dismisses (the person) automatically.”
Monday night on Fox 29, reporter Brad Sattin covered quite the story: A Sweet 16 party in Levittown was interrupted by an airplane releasing its bathroom waste overhead. Shortly, the party was covered in poop.
As you might expect with such a story, Sattin delivered multiple poop puns and other similar lines during his report. Here they are, ranked from best to worst: Read more »
John Templeton Jr., who led the John Templeton Foundation after his father’s 2008 death, has died. He passed on Saturday, according to reports.
John M. Templeton Jr., a former pediatric surgeon who was president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, died on Saturday at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 75.
The foundation, based in West Conshohocken, Pa., announced his death on Tuesday, saying the cause was cancer.
Dr. Templeton retired from medicine in 1995 to manage the foundation and became its top executive after the death, in 2008, of his father, Sir John Templeton, who created the Templeton Fund in 1954 and the foundation in 1987. Under Dr. Templeton, the foundation’s endowment grew to $3.34 billion from $28 million.
Normally, South Jersey’s Clementon Park is a peaceful, fun place to be for families. OK, that’s not actually true (I’ve been there a few times in the last several years and it is even more rambunctious than Six Flags Great Adventure on a Saturday in the summer), but last Saturday’s Summer Splash party at Clementon Park definitely raised (lowered?) the bar for misbehavior there. Read more »
Paine’s Skatepark is a skateboarding park set next to the Philadelphia Museum of Art along the Schuylkill River. Naturally, the two-year-old facility is popular with children, and now police have sent out an alert about an incident there involving a grown man and a child’s feet. Read more »
On Monday, we heard that ex-Temple football player Adrian Robinson had died over the weekend, but no cause of death had been reported. Then TMZ stepped up to the plate with a report that Robinson, who most recently played for the Washington Redskins, had been shot and killed in Harrisburg. Read more »
Authorities are still trying to determine why an Amtrak train derailed last week in Philadelphia, killing eight people. The New York Times says some theories are starting to be ruled out. Read more »