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ADL Sponsor’s Inaugrual 5K Walk Against Hate

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment
Come on and Support Inclusion

Walk Against Hate

Jeff Bohen-Staff Reporter

This Sunday the Anti-Defamation League, is sponsors The Walk Against Hate.

Set to take place at a  more than “symbolic” starting point , on Martin Luther King Drive adjacent to the Philadelphia Art Musem,  Spokesperson for the ADL Barry Morrison pointed out saying ”

What better place than Philadelphia…to have such an event? Morrison offered. “Its the City of Brotherly Love.”

The walk, is the Anti Defamation League’s way of asserting its way back in to the community dialogue of inclusion and inclusivity in the South Eastern

Pennsylvania Region, Morrison told in an exclusive interview.

The ADL has been active in the region for a number of years, and thought it was time to celebrate Philadelphia’s “Diversity” of community organizations and individuals that comprise it.   The ADL with the support of a number of other community based organizations decided an annual event reflecting the “Principles, ideals and values” of those that laid the groundwork for our everyday freedoms is needed, the ADL Spokesperson, shared.

Morrison, went on to say, “it’s not a response or a rally”  but  a celebration of the entire cultural experience of the region.

“Founded in 1913, The Anti-Defamation League has evolved into an international  organization dedicated to standing up for the rights of all groups. ADL is
hosting its first annual WALK Against Hate on Sunday, May 15, 2011 to promote diversity.”

“The Public’s response has been strong with registrations climbing to in to the thousands and beyond according the latest published reports.

You can still register for the Walk,  by going to the ADL’s Walk page at

Or by clicking the link below.

Walk activities kick off  at 1:45 pm  and a Diversity Expo beginning at 2 pm.

The Walk itself starts at 3pm and is scheduled to end at 5pm Rain or Shine!

Its $10.00 to register for adults$ 5.00 for children and students.

There are T-shirts included for the next 150 online registrations.

There will be balloon sculptures among the activities for kids, a hip-hop performance, and other live music.

This posting will be updated throughout today with other important information for the Walk.

Morrison said “We pray for good weather” for Sunday and an inclusive turnout.

Walk Home Page Below

Registration Page Below

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NBA Starts Playoff Drive

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Erik Powell & Jeff Bohen

April is one of the most thrilling sports months of the year. The baseball season begins anew, college basketball winds down with the Final Four, the NHL playoffs start-up, and the NFL holds its annual draft.

 But quite possibly the event most pencil in on the calendar is the NBA playoffs with round one games starting today at 1pm.

On ESPN the Chicago Bulls looking like a serious contenders for a title run face of  against the Indiana Pacers in Chicago.

The hometown 76ers take on the trio of the year, Duane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosch of the Miami Heat with tipoff scheduled for 3:30 on ABC.

Is there an upset in the works? Not likely in this case.

The Atlanta Hawks land  in Orlando for game one with a start time of 7pm on ESPN. 

To close out the first day of playoff action the Portland Traiblazers take on the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas with a 9:30 jump ball scheduled.

Our Guest Contributor, Erik Powell says

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Indiana Pacers- This will be a low scoring series with the Bulls outstanding scoring defense (1st in the NBA) and excellent rebounding (2nd in the NBA) battling the Pacers who are 12th in the league in defense and 5th in rebounding. Indiana, and any team who opposes Chicago, will have to find a way to defend future MVP PG Derrick Rose. For the Pacers to have a chance, PG Darren Collison will have to make Rose work for points while taking care of the ball. Indiana will need SF Danny Granger to get hot from long distance, something he is capable of with a near 40% success rate during the regular season, and he must outperform Luol Deng. For the Bulls, Deng will be critical as his defense on Granger will determine whether the Pacers have any legit chance to win and when he has had good scoring games, the Bulls haven’t lost. While Chicago doesn’t have substantial playoff experience, having not made a deep run since the Michael Jordan heyday, Indiana has even less. What the Pacers do well in slowing games down, forcing opponents to execute to perfection, crashing the boards, the Bulls do even better. Plus, Chicago has the ultimate game breaker in Rose who Indiana will be ill-equipped to stop.  He will carry the Bulls late in Bulls and enable to win this series with relative ease.  

Bulls win 4-1  

I agree, but for a different reason. 

The X-Factor for the Bulls is Carlos Boozer, an enigma of sorts. Indiana has no answer for him in that Boozer will become part of the everyday talk on the NBA scene.

This will be his coming out party dominating the boards and Indiana physically.

(2) Miami vs. (7) Philadelphia- The Heat enter the playoffs with a ton of pressure due to the scrutiny surrounding the acquisitions of SF LeBron James, PF Chris Bosh, and the resigning of SG DeWayne Wade. They go up against a overachieving, well-coached 76ers team that will need to execute at its finest to have a chance. While Philadelphia has a core of good young players in SG Andre Iguodala, PG Jue Holliday, PG Lou Williams and F Thaddeus Young to go along with PF Elton Brand who finally stayed reasonably healthy through the course of the season, they are overmatched by Miami’s core three. The 76ers will also be short-handed, dealing with a hamstring injury to Williams. Miami performs best against teams, like Philadelphia, that lack interior size and explosive perimeter players they should beat. While one can’t discount the possibility the Heat might have a mental lapse or two, knowing they are the heavy favorite, they have just too much firepower to be overcome by the scrappy 76ers. 

Miami wins 4-1  

So my friend here has the Sixers winning one game.

For Sixers fans, it’s going to be painful to watch, but this series ends game two.

Miami in a Sweep.

4) Orlando vs. (5) Atlanta-In the 2010 NBA playoffs, the Magic smoked the Hawks in an embarrassing four game series for Atlanta that led management to change coaches. The Hawks shouldn’t be overlooked with All Stars SG Joe Johnson, and C Al Horford as well as ultra skilled PF Josh Smith to go with a top 10 defense. If Atlanta comes in with the right mindset, motivated by the difficult loss last year, they have the ability to surprise. Orlando has adapted to early season trades, bringing in PG Gilbert Arenas, SF Hedo Turkoglu, and SG Jason Richardson in an effort to keep up with the acquisitions Boston and Miami made.

Results are mixedwith Richardson and Turkoglu being decent pickups and Arenas an expensive disappointment. The Magic still have critical components from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals run with PG Jameer Nelson, PF Rashard Lewis, and MVP Dwight Howard. As long as Howard is 100%, Orlando with the ability to play with anyone. His interior presence opens up everything for his teammates and if they’re hitting shots, the Magic are nearly unbeatable. Atlanta believes it has someone who can contain Howard in C Jason Collins who did a fair job covering him in the regular season. But can that continue during the playoffs? Howard’s motivated like never knowing his time in Orlando could be nearing an end with his impending free agency in 2012. He will make the ultimate difference in this series. It shouldn’t be as ghastly a result for the Hawks this time around, but expect the same outcome. 

Orlando wins 4-1   

As much as my partner says the “Hawks shouldn’t be overlooked,” they are the thinnest team out there in terms of overall mental toughness.

Sure they win games in the regular season, and lots of them over since signing  Joe Johnson, but when all is said and done they are a team of individuals who melt under the gaze NBA Playoff pressure.

They done in again by the Magic in a sweep.

(3) Dallas vs. (6) Portland-The Mavericks will look to overcome their recent history of early postseason disappointments and take on one of the hottest teams in the league. Dallas will rely on PF Dirk Nowtitzki to lead role players PG Jason Kidd, SF Shawn Marion, and C Tyson Chandler to victory. The Mavericks are deep at just about every position but take on an opponent in the Trail Blazers that can say the same countering with PF LaMarcus Aldridge, C Marcus Camby, PG Andre Miller, G Wesley Matthews, and SF Gerald Wallace. The injury to SF Caron Butler, who will miss the series, figures to give Wallace a significant edge. Portland is playing with confidence ever since acquiring Wallace at midseason and they have thrived on being overlooked by insiders. The Trail Blazers have the edge at more matchups than Dallas and combikned with superior cerebral assurance will carry them to the second round.

Portland wins 4-3

As series go, this one will be hotly contested.

The Mavericks maybe making their last run at a title , the window of time and age closing.

The upstart Trailblazers closed out the season with a momentum not since in Portland since the early part of the decade will run and pound the Mavs into submission in a seven game struggle.

This will be the best matchup for today.

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Police Look for Suspect in Lower Moreland Robbery

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

By Jesse Reilly
The Public Spirit/Globe Times Chronicle

File - (Tom Sofield)

A man with a razor knife or box cutter robbed the Dunkin Donuts in the 600 block of Welsh Road Jan. 30 at 8:25 p.m., Lower Moreland police said in a release.

The man, believed to be between the ages 25 and 30, first entered the store looking for a bathroom, police said. He then bought a coffee and returned to the bathroom area of the store.

When the employee went to put the money for the coffee into the cash register the man, who he believed to have been by the bathroom, came behind the counter and, showing the knife, told the employee to give him the money or he would get hurt, police said.

Approximately $350 was taken from the register, police added.

After taking the money, the release said the male calmly walked from the store and was last seen walking south at Huntingdon Pike.

The man is described as a white male with a thin build and dark hair, police said, adding that there were pock marks on his face and stubble on his chin.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black and green checkered long-sleeve shirt and a black wool hat. He did not have gloves or a mask.

Republished with the permission of The Public Spirit/Globe Times Chronicle

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It Was All a Lie: Man Accuses Police of Theft

January 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Kevin John Rosano

By Tom Sofield
Online Editor – (

A 19-year-old Hatboro man was arrested Friday after police say he made false charges that an Upper Moreland police officer stole money from him during a recent arrest.

Kevin John Rosano, 19, of the 600 block of Continental Road in Hatboro, PA was arrested for possession of alcohol in Upper Moreland on December 30, 2010.

The next day he went on the Upper Moreland township website and alleged that the female arresting officer, Pamela Cordura, stole $20 from him. He went onto make disparaging remarks about Officer Cordura, said police.

After the allegations were made, Upper Moreland police Chief Thomas Nestel launched an internal investigation into the events of December 30.

Rosano was interviewed by police about the reported theft and gave them specific details about the incident.

When investigators reviewed Cordura’s police cruisers in-car video system they discovered Rosano’s claim did not add up.

During a follow-up interview Rosano was shown the video and he then admitted that his claims were fabricated.

Officer Pamela Cordura, who is a 4-year veteran of the Upper Moreland Police Department was “devastated” that someone would attack her integrity and accuse her of a crime, said police.

According to a press release Cordura has never received a citizen complain.

Rosano was arrested and charged with unsworn falsification, making a false report to law enforcement and harassment.

Christmas Tree Safety

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

File - (Tom Sofield)

The National Fire Protection Association urges you to follow the tips listed below to make sure you have a safe holiday season.

Placing the tree:

  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source such as fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Ensure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand daily if you have a real tree.

Lighting the tree:

  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing lab.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

After Christmas:

  • Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles.
  • Dried-out trees are dangerous and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
  • Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.

Jeff Bohen’s Roll Call

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Watching the Flyers & Rangers on ComcastSportsNet today, one of the talking heads, made the brilliant, yet wrong observation that New York sports are jealous of Philadelphia sports fans. That was the ending line of a preview for the Giant’s –Eagles divisional clash set for 1 pm tomorrow at the New Meadowland’s, and used as a setup for the hockey game by the

To which I say jealous of what exactly? Can we get a little real here?

There is long rivalry between both cities due to proximity more than anything else, but the reality is there is nothing to be jealous off. Championships are the barometer to measure this
out in, because the only thing that matters in team sports are Rings!

The last time I looked Cliff Lee decided to sing a deal with less money and years with the Phillies over the Yankees and Rangers. This only means one thing; the Phillies are winners of the
World Series on paper only.

If recent memory serves correct, wasn’t it the same fans and media saying the same thing when Roy Oswalt came to Philadelphia? Oh yea that’s right, the local media called them a
DYBASTY! That was short-lived, because well a team with better pitching and timely hitting, the San Francisco Giants, happened. And what do you know; they won the real World Series!

And didn’t a team from New York beat a team from Philadelphia in the 2009 World Series 4 games to 2? Yea, that Yankee team did, didn’t they?

The Giants have won 3 Super Bowls since 1986.

The Eagles? NONE, Never, nada, zilch, zero!

The Rangers won a Stanley Cup in 1994. The Flyers? Uhh The last time the Cup was seen on Broad St was 1975!! Or was that 76? One thing for sure, Gerald Ford was still president so that’s a looooooooooong time ago.

The Knicks have not won a title since 1973. The 76ers won in the 1982- 1983 season with “Moses” taking them to the Promised Land. The Knicks have been to the NBA Finals twice since the 90’s, the 76ers? One time, so we’ll give that one to Philly, although the franchises seem to be heading in different directions presently.

I’ll confess one of the starters was in a class with me at Temple, and you can’t help but root for a guy that’s as humble as he is. There’s nothing basketball star about him, and in my book that’s a good thing. And he has winner written all over him, so root for Juan Fernandez.

The last time Men’s College Basketball meant anything in New York was when a kid from Flatbush, named Mullin was shooting the lights out on a nightly basis for St. Johns.

So I don’t think “jealous” quite covers it, Mr. Flyer’s broadcaster.

New Yorkers don’t waste time with jealousy when it comes to sports, they just let the numbers, and dates in this case, speak for themselves.

Oh yea, the Phils won another World Series this week well,,,,on paper that is.

Giants –Eagles is one of the many highlights this NFL Sunday.

The battle for the Eastern division crown will end with an Eagles win tomorrow. If the Giants win, it will go down to the wire. The Giant’s finish on the road with games at Green Bay (QB Aaron Rodgers, will not play against New England tomorrow) and at Washington, which is going through one of those decades…again.

The Eagles close out with Minnesota & those winners of all Super Bowls played on paper in the past 15 years the Cowboys.

The significant difference from the first meeting between the two teams that will be a definitive factor for this game comes in the form of two nasty, straight ahead, I dare you to try and tackle me words;

And that would be Brandon Jacobs.

If you’ve seen him since he got his starting job back one thing is clear. He is the force he was two seasons prior, and he’s stopped his twinkle toes routine when heading towards the line of scrimmage. He now just runs straight into you.

So if I’m playing for the Eagles secondary tomorrow it might be a good day to call out sick or something, unless of course you want to be hit by the Jacobs Train.

Should be a great game though, east coast football. The way the game is supposed to be played.

On another note, and just as important is the University of Connecticut’s Woman’s Basketball Team.

Winners of 87 straight, tomorrow they can tie the record of 88 held by the UCLA Bruins of the 70’s The Huskies, ranked first in the country, plays tenth ranked Ohio State at 1pm tomorrow looking to tie the record. Win or lose, that team historically speaking is something to behold.

Go Lady Huskies!

And to the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team congratulations, they won their fourth consecutive title today sweeping the University of California 3 sets to none.

Senator Toomey, where are the Jobs?

Oh yea, by the way, as a disclaimer, I am a proud New York Sports fan. And NY just kicked your *** Philadelphia..again.

Jeff Bohen (

Staff Writer

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Police Release Home Invasion/Shooting Details

December 10, 2010 Leave a comment

A police car sits on Eastview Avenue, the scene of the home invasion, in Lower Southampton Thursday afternoon. (Tom Sofield)

Lower Southampton authorities have released the police report in the Wednesday night home invasion and shooting that occurred on Eastview Avenue in the Feasterville section of the township.

Police are now releasing that the three black men who were armed with handguns, stole two cell phones, in the home invasion that left no one injured.

The police report says the family which consisted of an adult male, female woman, two sons and dog were in the home when the three black males entered the home through an entrance at ranch style home’s kitchen. will not be releasing the names of the family.

The adult male and one of his two sons were watching television when the family dog began barking, the dog began barking when the gunmen entered the house.

The three men with handguns drawn demanded phones, drugs and money from the family.

Next the adult female entered the living room and one of the suspects told her to shut the dog up, she said she would crate the dog. One of the suspects followed her with his gun drawn.

The adult male and his son were forced to lay on the floor as one of the suspects went into one of the three bedrooms. Once in the bedroom the suspect slammed the door shut and fired his gun three times in rapid succession.

The report also says the adult male then heard one of the suspects tell his other son who was in the bedroom to enter the other bedroom and lay down on the floor.

The adult male told police he then yelled out for his wife who did not respond.

The suspects fled the house and the adult female who was crating the dog ran to a next door neighbor’s house where she called for the police.

The adult female reported to police she thinks there was a dark-colored vehicle outside the home but it took off as she was running to her neighbor’s home.

Police arrived five minutes after 9:30 p.m. and checked the home and found the bedroom door smashed in and a broken mirror was discovered.

The responding officer also reported that three shell casings and a bullet were found near the bedroom door.

The report says that the bedroom appeared to have been rummaged through during the home invasion.

Lower Southampton police said that officers from Bensalem, Bristol and Upper Southampton also responded to assist Lower Southampton authorities.

The three suspects were described as being African-American, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, one of the suspects was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Tom Sofield (
Online Editor