February 16, 1989 |
The Horsham Township Council this week listened to testimony about what everybody in neighboring Hatboro is talking about these days - slimy, dirty water infiltrating pipes, pools and plumbing fixtures. Rosalie Hoffman, a resident of Horsham's 45-home Squires Estate complex, told the council during its meeting Tuesday evening that several complex residents have reported the presence of brown, sooty water. The complex, which features four-bedroom homes, is between Cedar Hill and Lower State Roads, Hoffman said.
May 25, 2013 |
Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo, and Johnny Walker are in the pokey. State investigators confiscated 1,000 open bottles from 29 bars and restaurants across the state to see whether the contents were premium brands or substituted cheap booze - or worse - and being sold as the good stuff. On Thursday, state officials released new details of a yearlong investigation, "Operation Swill," that found rubbing alcohol, dirty water, and food coloring in a few cocktails sold as premium drinks. "This alleged scheme is a dishonest ruse to increase profits, and it is a slap in the face to the consumer," state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said during a news conference in Trenton.
August 21, 1999
Use (and reuse) paper plates and cups so you don't have to use the dishwasher. And keep a dishpan in the sink in which you can wash fruits, vegetables and your hands. Then use the dirty water for your plants. Elizabeth Hart Westtown Have a suggestion on how to save water? Call 215-854-5060 and we'll print the best ones.
December 15, 1992 |
If this was a typical holiday season, the staff at the Quarry Valley Farm in Lahaska, Bucks County, would be in high gear - stringing lights and setting up a live Nativity scene for the scores of visitors expected in the next few weeks. But this is not a typical season for the 48-acre farm. Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture closed Quarry Valley for operating an unlicensed petting zoo, citing several violations of the Animal Welfare Act, such as inadequate shelter for some animals.
December 4, 2002 |
In explaining the way criminal justice policies are made, a prisoner sentenced to life once said: "If you offer a thirsty man a glass filled with clean water or a glass filed with dirty water, there is no question which one he will drink. But if you offer a glass of dirty water or an empty glass, he'll be forced to drink the dirty water. It's the second set of choices that usually applies in prison. " Indeed, the fact that we too often make bad choices from limited and imperfect options is one of the reasons the United States is so out of step with criminal justice systems in other parts of the world.
February 11, 1989 |
A historic brownstone mansion, decorated with Tiffany stained-glass windows and pillared entrances, was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire yesterday in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section. The Bergdoll Mansion, a chocolate-colored building in the Beaux Arts style on the northwest corner of 22d and Green Streets, was hit by the blaze about 11 a.m., fire officials said. The fire was declared under control at 11:53 a.m. There was one serious injury. A firefighter, Dennis McCabe, was admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital suffering from chest pains and smoke inhalation.
April 5, 2005 |
More than 50,000 Camden residents, as well as such commercial customers as restaurants, were warned last night to boil their water for the next 48 hours after a 30-inch sewage pipe was crushed. Because of the water emergency, all of Camden's public schools will be closed today, Board of Education President Philip E. Freeman Sr. said late last night. They will remain closed, Freeman said, "until we know the water is safe. " The problem occurred about 10 a.m. yesterday while workers for a private contractor overhauling the city's water infrastructure were changing a main valve near East State Street and River Road in Cramer Hill.
August 4, 1989 |
Cape May County health officials reopened six beaches in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest yesterday, less than 24 hours after they had been closed because of elevated bacteria counts. Local officials, meanwhile, complained that the shore's latest pollution scare was being exaggerated by county health officials and the news media. "This is very aggravating, very frustrating," said Joyce Gould, mayor of Wildwood Crest, where two beaches were closed for what she called "alleged problems.
August 22, 2015 |
Say no to mulch volcanoes. These disturbing lawn features remind me of giant ant hills in South America and seem to be in vogue with many a landscaper. Piling mulch high around the base of a tree not only looks strange, but is very bad for the tree. This treatment encourages roots to grow upward into the mound, where they are susceptible to heat and dryness. In wet weather, bacteria, fungi, mice, and voles consider the tree part of the giant mulch pile, and just continue on in, munching with their little bacterial teeth through the bark into the soft tasty inner layers.
July 20, 1999 |
On the edge of the suburban frontier in Upper Bucks County, lawmen in Richland Township are wrangling with a new kind of outlaw: landscapers, contractors and others who ride up in tanker trucks in the dead of night, tap into fire hydrants on neighborhood streets, and make off with thousands of gallons of public water. Richland police officers, who in the past several weeks have been staking out remote hydrants and other public connection points vulnerable to such plundering, say they caught their first culprit last week.