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  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm enough to melt the wax, so his numbers would stick. In between, he wrote poems on the backs of the tally sheets. He remembers when he showed up for work one day just as a co-worker's foot was being amputated; it was caught in the machinery and it was the only way to free him. Weaver thought, I gotta get a safer job. He did, relatively speaking, and worked the next 14 years on the packing floor and, later, in the warehouse of Proctor & Gamble's factory in Locust Point.
  • If Otis Rolley's bright ideas are enough to get him elected mayor, are they enough to fix the city?

    There is no doubt Otis Rolley is an extraordinary person. Born in Jersey City, N.J., and raised by his mother, he excelled in an urban public high school, went to Rutgers University, and got himself on national television by his junior year. He decamped...

    Carl Stokes bags his mayoral bid to try to retain 12th District Council seat

    “Stokes for mayor!” chirps the young woman who answers the telephone at Carl Stokes’ 12th District City Council campaign office in the late morning of July 6. Asked for the candidate, who is running for City Council, the woman takes a...

    Catching up on the news at Penn State

    Even during a vacation in June, Penn State doesn't cease making news, large or small. Here are some things you (and I) might have missed last week. 2015 CLASS ADDS FOURTH PLAYER FROM NEW JERSEY Myles Hartsfield, a safety/running back...

    Easton athletes who are going on to compete at the next level

    Congrats to these former Red Rovers student-athletes and best of luck to them at the collegiate level. Note that football players Justin Weldon and Cameron Casciole are receiving scholarships: ATHLETE NAME/ SPORT/ COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY Nicole Jagernauth --...