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Man killed wife, shot himself at South Jersey hospital

In the third suicidal incident of the year at a South Jersey hospital, a man is in critical condition after shooting and killing his wife at Kennedy University Hospital in Statford before turning the gun on himself, according to multiple reports. The man is at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. [related tag =suicide] A Kennedy Hospital spokeswoman said more information will be available shortly. In March, a man shot and killed himself at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, Gloucester County. Earlier this year, another man shot and killed himself in the restroom at Lady of Lourdes in CamdenThe post Man killed wife, shot himself at South Jersey hospital appeared first on Metro.us.

A non-suicide letter, after 33 years of depression

A non-suicide letter, after 33 years of depression

We’ve been talking a lot about suicide and depression since Robin Williams’ death. Writer Frank Hagen has been thinking about it since he was six. In the wake of Robin William’s highly publicized suicide, there has been a lot of discussion in both the commercial media and social media… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

PW’s Year of Beer: Maine Beer Co. Mean Old Tom

We love beer. That’s why we’re devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Boasting a reputation for… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

Local Nonprofit Creates Web Tool To Help Parents Find Pre-K Child Care Programs

Local Nonprofit Creates Web Tool To Help Parents Find Pre-K Child Care Programs

“Great Philly Schools” has launched a new web tool to help parents choose early-childhood programs.

Suspect in Holmesburg double shooting had lived at victim’s house for three months

Suspect in Holmesburg double shooting had lived at victim’s house for three months

[caption id="attachment_448687" align="aligncenter" width="351"] James Mears. Credit: PPD[/caption] Police officially charged James Mears, 25, last night with the murder of two women in a Holmesburg house – both of whom were shot once in the head. [related tag = philadelphia-police]Mears allegedly shot to death Dollie Evans, 67, and Ruby Thomas, 57 on Saturday around 5:30 p.m. Mears had reportedly been living at Evans’ home on the 4700 block of Vista Street for three months. She gave him a place to stay after he left jail, reports say. Police received a call on Saturday of shots fired and discovered Evans dead on the living room couch, and Thomas dead in a second-floor bedroom. Mears is believed to have plotted to steal $500 from Evans and shot her when

2 bodies pulled from Schuylkill River

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How the 1964 Democratic Convention sank Atlantic City

If you think things are lousy in Atlantic City now, you should have been there 50 years ago this week.

New plan includes parking deck for Lower Merion school buses

LOWER MERION Lower Merion School District officials are considering expanding its existing bus parking lot after efforts to find a bigger facility have been opposed by neighbors and community groups.

De Blasio rips police union ad opposing 2016 DNC convention as ‘fear mongering’

[caption id="attachment_284441" align="alignnone" width="614"] The Sergeants Benevolent Association, which is currently negotiating with the city for a new labor contract, bought full-page ads in both the New York Times and New York Post to accuse Mayor Bill de Blasio of taking the city back to days of high crime that should disqualify Brooklyn as a safe host for the convention at the Barclay’s Center.Credit: Getty Images[/caption] Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuked an open letter published in newspapers on Tuesday and paid for by a police union in an attempt to dissuade the Democratic National Convention from coming to Brooklyn in 2016. [related tag="brooklyn" limit="3"] The Sergeants Benevolent Association, which is currently negotiating with the city for a new

Girard College board considering response to decision rejecting request to drop boarding, high school programs

Girard College board considering response to decision rejecting request to drop boarding, high school programs

[caption id="attachment_239739" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Girard College.Credit: Wikimedia Commons[/caption] An Orphan’s Court judge has rejected by Girard College to temporarily cease boarding students and offering high school classes while they try to reestablish financial stability. [related tag = philadelphia]“We’re very gratified that the judge ruled the way he did and preserved Stephen Girard’s intention to provide residential education through to high school graduation. We think that’s the fundamental purpose of Girard College,” said Joseph Samuel, president of the Girard College Alumni Association. “This court commends the Board of City Trusts for beginning to confront the myriad of financial, educational and institutional challenges currently facing Girard College. However, at this time, this court cannot permit the board to modify the will of Stephen Girard

‘Dr. Mutter’s Marvels’ author hunkered down at Jefferson

‘Dr. Mutter’s Marvels’ author hunkered down at Jefferson

[caption id="attachment_448627" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz holds a copy of her new book “Dr. Mutter’s Marvels” in the archive of the Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University. Credit: Charles Mostoller, Metro.[/caption] “Sure,” F. Michael Angelo, head archivist of the historic collections at Thomas Jefferson University, said in early 2010. He could get Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz a handsome portrait of Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter to use in her book. “And would you be able to put it on a silk pillow so I can snuggle with it at night?” Aptowicz asked. Angelo shook with laughter. “Good,” Aptowicz said, “Because if you don’t get that joke it’s not gonna work.” [related tag = mutter

FDNY debuts new fire simulator for blazes at sea

FDNY debuts new fire simulator for blazes at sea

[caption id="attachment_448626" align="alignnone" width="614"] Chief of Department Edward Kilduff gets a demonstration of a simulated engine room fire aboard FDNY’s new simulator at Randall’s Island. Designed to replicate fires aboard seafaring vessels, the four-story, 132-foot-long ship solidly placed on dry land recreates electrical and kitchen fires at sea.Credit: FDNY/Flickr[/caption] The New York City Fire Department christened its newest, state-of-the-art, custom-built simulator at its training academy on Randall’s Island on Tuesday. [related tag="fdny" limit="3"] Designed to replicate fires aboard seafaring vessels, the four-story, 132-foot-long ship solidly placed on dry land recreates electrical and kitchen fires at sea. “In a city with 520 miles of coastline — and highly

Hai Street Kitchen offers fast, casual Japanese lunch

Hai Street Kitchen offers fast, casual Japanese lunch

I still remember my first office gig, and the deep fear that lunchtime’s approach brought to my soul. This was New York in the late ‘90s, an internship I’d scored in the heart of Midtown, and everyday I faced the same fear: A salad on the one hand, probably sourced from the local… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]