The residents of Philadelphia can likely tell you themselves what Dr. Norman Tabas, a dentist in the city since 1980, has done to help them. However, it was Oct. 3, in Tokyo, Japan, that he received recognition from his peers for his work.
If you live in South Philly or have a relative or friend who is a Mummer, someone has probably asked for you to take a ticket to a raffle or a fund-raising event at a clubhouse. Yes, since City and State entities have cut or eliminated funding, the Mummers are on their own, and self-funding is crucial to survival.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Public Corruption Task Force announced Oct. 16 that it would press charges against six individuals presumably connected to a scheme that netted one supposed plotter the home and car of Dorothy Kennedy, who passed away in her 2800-block-of-South-Marshall-Street home on Aug. 21, 2010.
A study conducted by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, deemed Philadelphia the least healthy county in the state this year, with 31 percent of adult Philadelphians considered obese and 29 percent tabbed physically inactive.