Cheery and cherry

The U.S. National Park Service states cherry blossoms symbolize “friendship between nations, the renewal of spring and the ephemeral nature of life,” with these specimens at Marconi Plaza, 2700 S. Broad St., certainly affirming the middle element of that description. Visit subarucherryblossom.org to learn of events, lasting through Sunday, that pay tribute to the flowers. ■...

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

OPINION > CARDELLA

By Tom Cardella

Understanding zombies

Why is no one speaking up for one of the most aggrieved minorities in the U.S., zombies? Northwestern University athletes want to unionize to get better working conditions, but who has it worse than zombies?

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 2

OPINION > LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

By Daniel Lanzilloti South Philadelphia

Fighting authority

It is so frustrating to read the article on spring cleanups, (“Let the spring cleanups begin,” March 27) which I’m reading at this very moment. I reside on the 600 block of Morris Street, an absolutely horrendously filthy dirty block as far as trash strewn in the streets.

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

OPINION > WORD ON THE STREET

By Interviews and Photos by Kathryn Poole

Do you empathize with the SEPTA union, or do you think its workers are already well-paid?

“I think the raise they are asking for right now is fair. I would vote ‘yes’ for a new contract.”

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 2

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