March 5, 2012
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has begun to take complaints about student loans, it said Monday. The bureau will assist all borrowers experiencing problems taking out or repaying a private loan or managing one in default and referred to a debt collector. Complaints may be submitted through 1-855-411-2372; at www.consumerfinance.gov ; faxed at 1-855-237-2392, or mailed to the bureau at P.O. Box 4503, Iowa City, Iowa 52244. - Alan J. Heavens
October 18, 2010 |
One mild summer evening, Emil Van-Otoo was standing on the front porch of his uncle's house in West Philadelphia, waiting for the man to answer the door, when a police cruiser pulled up. The two patrol officers were conducting a routine traffic stop, their target a 24-year-old male neighbor who had apparently blown past a stop sign. But over the next few minutes, Van-Otoo would become their primary focus, going from bystander to central player in what he contends was an act of police brutality.
September 20, 1987 |
The Sadsbury Board of Supervisors has set Oct. 14 for a closed hearing for police Officer Lewis Wilson, against whom several residents have filed complaints. The number and the specific nature of the complaints were not made public when the board met Monday, but police Chief Jay Groce has said he believes that the residents' complaints stemmed from Wilson's "aggressive manner" in following up complaints last summer about youths riding unlicensed motorcycles and dirt bikes in the area.
February 3, 1986 |
Republican Party complaints against five members of the East Whiteland Township Committee have been dismissed, William Lamb, Chester County GOP chairman, said last week. The five had been accused by another Republican of improperly working for the re-election of Supervisor Jack Finn instead of for the party's official nominee, Glenn Cockerham. "There was a procedural technicality, and thus the complaints were dismissed," Lamb said. He did not specify the nature of the technicality.
August 31, 1996 |
Abington Township police are investigating additional complaints of improper searches of teenage girls, lodged after this week's arrest of a part-time township park police officer on charges that he indecently assaulted a 17-year-old girl. Thomas Salamon, 34, of Palmyra, who also worked as director of security at Graduate Hospital in Center City, was charged Wednesday with indecent assault, official oppression and related offenses. Police said he "inappropriately" searched the girl in Alverthorpe Park on Monday evening.
May 7, 1987 |
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office yesterday said that it was investigating at least a dozen mortgage brokers suspected of not delivering mortgages on time and at the promised rate. Legal action is expected "any day" against at least one firm for violating state regulations governing the mortgage industry, said Douglas P. Yauger, director of the consumer-protection unit for the attorney general's office. Yauger said some brokers apparently are committing themselves to interest rates on mortgages when they don't have the financing to guarantee those loans.
October 25, 1990 |
Patrons of PJ's Red Garter and the Bungalow Inn in Clifton Heights had better walk a straight line when they leave the two Baltimore Pike drinking emporiums in the near future. A state liquor control agent has agreed to investigate the two bars after hearing the complaints of area residents Monday night at a special meeting in Borough Hall. The patrons have been accused of creating noise and commotion, damaging property, and general misbehavior - including public urination on streets - while walking to their vehicles after leaving the bars.
January 12, 1994 |
The squeaky taxpayers get the salt. That's one way the city Streets Department determines where to send salt trucks, after first making sure that major streets are cleared to accommodate heavy traffic and public transportation. "We've had thousands of complaints already and as long as we get complaints, we keep responding," said Kevin Koch, acting chief of highway engineering for the Streets Department. Koch said his office has received a number of calls from residents in northwest Philadelphia who complained that their streets had not been salted.
June 7, 1987 |
Monroe Township Mayor Carmen DiNovi will meet with the Township Council, Parks and Recreation Commission members and school and civic association representatives at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pfeiffer Community Center, Main Street and Blue Bell Roads, to discuss the future of the town's parks and recreation system. About a half-dozen residents complained about the township's Parks and Recreation Commission and related activities at the June 1 council meeting. Such complaints have become commonplace in recent months.