Good for business

Choosing Lance Bachmann to orchestrate your company’s marketing strategy might be the biggest no-brainer since OxiClean hired Billy Mays to be its fast-talking infomercial pitchman. Bachmann doesn’t miss a trick when it comes to selling his own Internet-based firm, 1SEO.com, which specializes in maximizing clients’ presence and performance on search engines like Google, Bing and …

He shall never be forgotten

(left) John Palowski, 2, with his mother Kimberly Palowski, leave a rose at the plaque dedicated to Officer Palowski, who was whot 2 years ago, Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Philadelphia, Pa. Officer Palowski was John’s father and Kimberly’s husband. (Maria Pouchnikova) On a day when nobody could’ve blamed Kim Pawlowski for choosing not to step …

Torresdale mourns a beloved community advocate

East Torresdale is mourning the recent death of one of its greatest-ever community advocates and volunteers. Bernard M. Reidenberg, 96, passed away on April 17. Reidenberg was a retired interior decorator and a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, but he will also be remembered for his decades of service to the East Torresdale Civic …

Construction at Glen Foerd mansion close to completion

Improvements almost are complete at one city-owned park facility in East Torresdale and will soon be under way at another, according to guest speakers at the May 9 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association. Meg Sharp Walton, the recently appointed executive director of Glen Foerd on the Delaware, reported to residents that the historic …

You’re covered! Independent bookstores are doing just fine on their own

Jonathan Sipes, manager at The Next Page on 722 Chestnut St., looks up the value of books online. Kevin Cook/for the Times Amy Dougherty and Jonathan Sipes have a simple message for those who lament the extinction of independent, mom-and-pop-style bookstores: Don’t believe everything you read. Often considered a dying breed in an economy fixated …