June 10, 2014 |
Traveling across the Mantua Creek into Paulsboro's two square miles of aging infrastructure, there's a modest-seeming collection of local history on the left, right, and below. There's the home of the borough's namesake family, the house-turned-library built in 1806, and a Native American encampment under the dirt and grass. The triad of sites at Broad and Commerce Streets have become a lesson in preservation amid present-day realities. Officials this week will break ground on a long-planned expansion of the Gill Memorial Library, which was a house, general store, and doctor's office before it was donated to the borough in 1949.
May 15, 2014 |
Weeks of warnings did not help a couple living on Camden's streets for more than a year before authorities arrived Tuesday morning to dismantle the homeless' tent communities. Aaron Howe, 39, and Monica Nance, 21, took what they could as they left "the bowl," a wooded area off the I-676 ramp near Tenth Street. About 18 people from the site were placed in Camden shelters Tuesday. Howe and Nance said they wanted to sleep within arms' reach of each other. They vowed to find a new place to pitch a tent in Camden.
November 15, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Twenty-six Occupy Philadelphia protesters sued the city in federal court Wednesday, contending that their arrests two years ago after police and city workers dismantled their encampment in front of City Hall violated their First Amendment rights of free speech and assembly. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, maintains that the arrests of the 26 in the predawn hours of Nov. 30, 2011, were without probable cause. That was proved, the suit contends, by the acquittals of all 26 in April 2012 on charges of failure to disperse, obstructing the highway, and criminal conspiracy.
February 5, 2013 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Officials in a Jersey Shore community are taking steps to dismantle a homeless encampment. Summonses were recently issued to the leaders of the "Tent City" encampment in the woods of Lakewood where about 80 people live. Steve Brigham, who founded the encampment in Ocean County and who works with its homeless residents, told the Asbury Park Press authorities initially told him they would impose daily fines of $1,000 for each of the site's 100 tents and 80 wood-burning stoves.
February 3, 2013 |
BURIN, West Bank - Israeli troops fired tear gas and stun grenades in a clash with rock-hurling Palestinians on Saturday as the forces tried to dismantle an encampment that activists set up in the West Bank to protest Israeli restrictions on building in the territory. The al-Manatir camp - four tents and five metal shacks built in a Palestinian olive grove near the West Bank village of Burin - is the fourth protest encampment that Palestinians have tried to establish in recent weeks.
September 18, 2012 |
EXACTLY one year ago, Fishtown's Dustin Slaughter was one of a couple of hundred protesters who - turned away from New York's Wall Street by a thick blue wall of cops - streamed into a then-unknown corner of real estate called Zuccotti Park to spend the night. Virtually no one noticed. Over the next few months, Slaughter, 33, a filmmaker and alternative journalist, became a virtual Zelig of the movement soon known as Occupy Wall Street - always in the picture. He was there when 700 protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge and when Occupy Philly took root in Dilworth Plaza.
June 30, 2012 |
Organizers of two groups that grew out of the Occupy movement will begin a series of events in Philadelphia on Saturday and are promising peace, love, street protests, and fierce political debate. And, probably, camping. Only one of the groups has members who may camp. That would be the people who organized the Occupy Philly encampment last fall outside City Hall. They are pulling together six days of activities they are calling the "National Gathering. " Dustin Slaughter, one of the representatives handling reporters' questions for the gathering, said organizers do not know how many people will attend but believe it could be as many as 2,000.
June 29, 2012 |
Organizers of two groups that grew out of the Occupy movement kick off events in Philadelphia Saturday and are promising, peace, love, street protests, and fierce political debate. And, probably, camping. Only one of the groups has members that may camp. That would be the people who organized the Occupy Philly encampment last fall outside City Hall and are pulling together six days of activities they are calling the "National Gathering. " Dustin Slaughter, one of the representatives handling media questions for the National Gathering, said organizers don't know how many people will attend but believe it could be as many as 2,000.
December 12, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Police arrested dozens of people during a raid of an Occupy San Francisco encampment outside the Federal Reserve building early Sunday. San Francisco Police Officer Albie Esparza said that around 4 a.m., officers arrested about 55 people for illegal lodging. Esparza said that before police moved in on the encampment, demonstrators had been warned hourly for 24 hours that they were subject to arrest. The arrests Sunday came after at least 85 people were arrested Wednesday when police cleared a separate Occupy encampment in nearby Justin Herman Plaza.
December 5, 2011 |
Philadelphia's City Hall tower has reopened to tours following its closure on Sept. 22 because a crack was discoverd in the structure. The tours resumed last week, but the announcement apparently was lost in the stir surrounding the ouster of the Occupy Phialdelphia encampment from City Hall's Dilworth Plaza. The tower and its obervation deck were closed to tours on Sept. 22 after a crack was discovered on its north side. The crack may have been caused by the earthquake that rocked the East Coast a month earlier.