Baltimore, MD — At first glance, Amira looks like a docile little infant cradled in the protective arms of her teenage sister. But Amira is not an infant. The 2-year-old weighs a mere 14 pounds, about half of what a child her age should weigh, and is too weak to walk.
With a deal still yet to be struck with the troika, shadows of suspicion and doubt are cast by German news sources over Greece. Some question whether the Greek government will last through December while others call Greece’s primary budgetary surplus the result of ‘an accounting trick.
Broomall, PA – The Pan-Macedonian Association of Greater Philadelphia hosted it’s annual dance this past Saturday evening. Two dance performances highlighted the evening.
More evidence of Golden Dawn’s violent Nazi leanings has come to light following the seizure of computers from the party’s MPs’ homes. Video shows leader Michaloliakos giving new recruits Nazi salutes. Members also talk of hanging and burning enemies.
Broomall, PA – Since 1948 the Pan-Macedonian Association of Greater Philadelphia has hosted an annual dance. This years event was hosted again at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church. Participants included, Pavlos Melas and Amalia chapters as well as the Youth of Alexander the Great Spirit of Macedonia Dance group.
The forecast called for light snow showers and an inch or two of snow on the ground for Sunday afternoon. The Eagles were told snow wouldn’t start until about 2 pm in the Philly region. Instead at least three inches of snow coated the field at the start of Sunday’s contest between the Eagles and the Lions.
Five years ago 15 year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was gunned down in cold blood by a police officer in the center of Athens. The murder proved to be a spark for a wave of often violent protests that rocked Greek cities for days as popular outrage reached a boiling point.
Some say it’s lonely at the top. But at St. Demetrios church, there are many contenders in the PGBL battling to for that number position. This past week, the defending champs, the Sixers showed up in full force and thumped FOB, 69-43. Their performance was given a nod and left you thinking.
The Wolfpack made a statement last night, by beating Rip City and tying for 1st place. The Sixers finally got their whole team on the court and walked all over FOB, while the Kings played like their old selves, scoring 88 points in their victory over the Spartans.
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AHEPA should depart from an archaic system of a state or group of states constituting a district. Structuring newly organized districts along population centers and regions is more sensible. In those areas where population density is low, redistricting needs to be done along reasonable and acceptable guidelines. By Basil N. Karayannis, MD.
It was not three months ago, when writing to express my outrage at the conversion of Trabzon’s Hagia Sophia Cathedral-Museum into a mosque, that I wondered out loud if Sultan Erdogan’s next move would be to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
That hour, may, in fact, be close at hand.
Oscar winning Greek-American writer-director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Descendents) recently appeared on Greek-Canadian George Stroumboulopoulos’s talk show to promote his new film Nebraska. The two also discussed how anti-Greek sentiment is why the director’s name is now Payne, not Papadopoulos.
Upper Darby, PA – Seventy-four years later, the Pontian Society Akritai of Philadelphia, appear to be going stronger than ever. This past weekend they did it again, they hosted the biggest dance of the year, at St. Demetrios church. But this year, the reins were passed on to the youth.
It was a Pontian Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia. The Akritai hosted it’s annual dance at Saint Demetrios church in Upper Darby. With lights dialed down low, the Greek community showed up on Friday night at the local club house first, for a traditional Mouhapet.
Greek national NBA rookie electrifies Milwaukee crowd with a decisive block and thundering dunk in a play that tops NBA’s plays of the week.
I “met” him rather early in life, through his immortal words of the Thourios Ymnos, drummed into our heads by our Greek School Teacher in anticipation of the March 25th Celebration.
Following the Turkish government’s decision to convert the Monastery of Stoudios into a mosque, Tayyip Erdogan’s administration is considering doing the same for the historic Hagia Sophia world heritage site in order to shore up fragmenting islamist support ahead of crucial local elections.
HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones has been featured in the culture sections of thousands newspapers the world over. But when it comes to the daily of the Greek Communist Party, the results are quite unique.
In 1979, my cousin George and I flew to Greece for a two week trek. I was 20 and he was 17. On the airplane flight to Greece, as we were about to land in Athens, the stewardess (they were not called “flight attendants” back then) handed out declaration cards for the passengers to fill out and give to the customs agent when we landed.
Despite most Greeks viewing Julian Assange as a hero, distribution company opts for Greek title that portrays Wikileaks founder as a villain right from the opening credits.
Upper Darby, USA, 2013
As snow fell yesterday throughout the metropolitan area, a Byzantine facade welcomes passers entering from West Philadelphia. Built officially in 1965, in the heart of the historic Greek community, Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church has gone through a facelift these past few years. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.