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Today the Social Security Administration has released its list of top baby names for each state in the union. Let's take a gander at Pennsylvania and New Jersey, shall we?PABoys Girls1. Mason 1. Emma2. Liam 2. Sophia3. Jacob 3. Ava4. Michael
A 14-month-old baby fell into the tracks at the 56th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line yesterday afternoon, after her stroller, which was not in a locked position, rolled away from the platform. (Her mother, 28, had become distracted.) Within a few moments, her mother jumped into the tracks and lifted her out. The infant suffered minor facial injuries and was brought to CHOP.19 seconds after a bystander hit the SEPTA emergency call button, an incoming train from 60th Street was halted. Absent that, it might have arrived within a minute. [Daily News]
So much for the heartfelt reunion story she may have been hoping for. Brenda Heist, the Lancaster county woman who vanished from her home ten years ago to bum around in Florida, is sitting in a county jail, just weeks after resurfacing.Also: Locals say she went by the name "Lovie" and never said anything about her family in Pennsylvania. Heist will be arraigned on June 6th. [Pensacola News-Journal]
Prosecutors allege that she violated her probation, which she was put on for stealing an ID from Milton resident Heike Farmer, whose house she cleaned, and using it during a traffic stop.
Depressing: The death rate for infants in Philadelphia is about the same as it is in Indonesia, the Inquirer reports today. And Indonesia has the eighth-worst infant mortality rate in the world, according to a new report from Save The Children that compiles all the very, very sad news.The Inky reports: "Philadelphia ranks fifth from the bottom of the more than 200 most populous counties nationwide on a key measure of infant mortality, the organization Save the Children is reporting Tuesday, another reminder of the overriding importance of poverty and race." Camden and Delawafe County rank 20 and 22nd, respectively,
Oh, David Oh. This issue might not be a political winner. The at-large Republican councilman is upset with the Free Library of Philadelphia, which starting July 1st, won't collect late fees from kids with overdue books. The FLP says it would rather lose money on fees than discourage kids from reading. Here's Oh:Many parents, myself included, use the late fines as a way of teaching our children about responsibility. I don't think this is money we should deny to the libraries."Instead, Oh's proposed a bill that would use the approximately $70,000 a year in fees to provide funding for children's
Albert Garland hates his unborn twins. And I, for one, can’t blame him.
Is there anyone left out there who doesn't know what Fifty Shades of Grey is? One East Falls teacher claims he did not when he ordered the book for a 14-year-old 9th grader at Eastern University Academy Charter School. Math teacher Philip Aidoo had asked students what books they might like for an independent reading period, and then ordered the books with his own money. Next thing you know, Anastasia and Christian were doing it in the bottom of the boy's book bag. When his mother found the book there, she told the school, which subsequently commenced an investigation.“Unfortunately, Mr.
Ask any Penn student holed away in the bowels of the library this week for finals: There’s nothing quite as anxiety-inducing, in student life, as the fear of being unprepared. I still remember it. Listening to neighboring pencils scratch through pop quizzes while I sat there, shaking my knee and gnawing at my fingers like the answer to number four was surely written somewhere under this cuticle.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is pushing for legislation to ban retailers from selling violent video games to minors without their parents' permission—a plan that flies in the face of a 2011 Supreme Court decision that shot down a California law of similar context.