Philly overdose drug may have contained toxic designer drug

The batch of heroin circulating in Philadelphia believed responsible for at least 165 overdoses this past weekend may have been contaminated with a mix of fentanyl and a toxic synthetic cannabinoid. In a tweet posted Wednesday, Barry K. Logan, executive director at the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) in Willow Grove, stated the lab had tested samples of …

This Montco designer melds the Grateful Dead and Black Flag

When graphic designer Jeremy Dean showed up to his first Dead & Company concert in 2016, he was certain he was walking into a sting operation. At the time, he was a few years into running a popular Grateful Dead bootleg clothing brand, so Dead & Co. guitarist John Mayer’s invitation to join him backstage …

Pearl Nipon, 90, Philadelphia fashion designer and couture icon

Pearl Nipon, 90, the fashion designer behind the Albert Nipon label and one of Philadelphia’s most widely acclaimed purveyors of haute couture, died in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 2, of heart disease. Mrs. Nipon frequently described her relationship with her husband and business partner, Albert Nipon, the same way: He was the head of the family, but …

Reba C. Weiner, 103, fabric designer, store owner, and lively storyteller

Reba C. Weiner, 103, a former textile designer, general-store proprietor, and engaging storyteller, died Sunday, Sept. 2, of cerebral vascular disease at her home in Philadelphia, where she had lived for 70 years. Born to Russian immigrants Philip and Clara Cohn, Mrs. Weiner grew up near Second Street and Girard Avenue, across from the old Schmidt’s …

Ryan Zinke, Face of Trump Environmental Rollbacks, Is Leaving Interior Department – The New York Times

Delaney Marsco, ethics counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog group, said Mr. Zinke’s actions had sometimes been overshadowed by Mr. Pruitt’s more obvious fumbles. That let the secretary operate in an “ethical Wild West,” she said. “There are these laws and these ethical norms that are being blown to bits by these …