December 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Grabbing hold of an issue that affects paychecks across the country, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will begin a push this week to extend a payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of the year. The Pennsylvania Democrat is about to release a fact sheet showing that extending the cut would spare 122 million households from a tax hike next year. He plans to put the numbers front and center at a Thursday hearing on the fiscal cliff, hoping to raise the profile of an issue that has received scant attention.
August 1, 1996 |
Amid growing opposition to a proposed commuter rail line that would run through some of the oldest towns in Gloucester County, NJ Transit yesterday issued a fact sheet outlining the disadvantages of a popular alternative. The sheet, sent to state legislators by Frank M. Russo, NJ Transit's senior director of new rail construction, lists 14 reasons to oppose rail service along Routes 55 and 42. This route was offered by a Gloucester County citizens' group as an alternative to using the existing Conrail freight tracks.
February 9, 1992 |
In the midst of an asbestos cleanup of a Bucks County apartment complex, the complex's management has criticized the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it distributed a "misleading" fact sheet about the cleanup. But about 45 angry residents of the complex, the Salem Harbour Apartments in Bensalem, lambasted the management during a meeting yesterday morning. They said they trusted the EPA. Salem Harbour hastily called yesterday's session on Friday night, hours after the federal agency sent residents a three-page fact sheet about the cleanup of asbestos shingle debris at the complex.
July 24, 1990 |
Since Mala Lim saw her husband fatally beaten on a South Philadelphia street corner on June 16, she says she's been afraid of running into the man who she said did it. "I don't like to go out," the 31-year-old Cambodian immigrant said. "I just stay inside all day with my daughter. " Police yesterday arrested a 21-year-old South Philadelphia man in the beating death of Heng Lim, a crime that stirred anger among Asian-American activists in the city. Timothy Meitzler, of American Street near Porter, turned himself in to detectives about noon yesterday, according to Homicide Capt.
February 20, 1992 |
Five conventions will have to be canceled unless Reading Terminal Market merchants agree to be closed at various times between now and March 1994 for reconstruction of the train shed. In a fact sheet released yesterday, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority said that, "without adding substantial cost, the only way to get the schedule back to (the March 15, 1994, completion date) is to close merchants in phases in the . . . market for a period not to exceed 2 1/2 months. " Responding through their merchants' association, tenants at the market have told authority officials in a letter that "unless the authority changes its stated intention immediately, the market will have no choice but to fight this closure on all fronts.
February 17, 2005 |
If the NFL won't hold its draft at New York's Madison Square Garden this year, it should consider Camden, two New Jersey lawmakers say. Democratic Assemblymen Joseph J. Roberts Jr. and David R. Mayer sent a letter to commissioner Paul Tagliabue this week asking that he consider holding the April 23-24 draft at the Tweeter Center, a concert venue on the Delaware River. The NFL and Cablevision, which owns Madison Square Garden, are feuding, and the league says it will not hold the draft there.
September 16, 1995 |
The hopes of thousands of former Navy Shipyard workers were dashed yesterday when Pennsylvania Commerce Secretary Thomas Hagen announced that the German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft won't be coming to Philadelphia after all. The news came an hour after the 194-year-old shipyard formally closed, affecting 1,900 workers. The shipbuilder had wanted to take over part of the shipyard and hire some 2,000 employees to build luxury cruise vessels here. Hagen put the blame on Meyer Werft, contending the company "walked away from discussions with the commonwealth.
May 2, 1990 |
Although many business executives are not applauding, some city Commerce Department officials are bowing. The director of the city's international business division wants her unit to go down in history for its efforts in attracting foreign investment and sending Philadelphia products overseas. She's distributed an "accomplishments and results" fact sheet giving her division credit for $140 million worth of Philadelphia products sent abroad and 3,500 new jobs created in the area.
December 27, 2002
EVER SINCE the November election, when Republicans cemented their control over the federal government, people who care about reproductive rights have wondered what new threats they would cook up. We didn't have to wait long. Here are just a few examples of the Bush administration's extreme attitudes toward sex and reproduction: This week, 11 new members were named to a scientific panel that is supposed to make recommendations on women's health to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
October 26, 1995 |
One week after voters approved a $49.9 million referendum on school construction, some residents have begun to question whether the school board was completely honest about the impact on their taxes. "They didn't lie, but they didn't exactly tell the whole truth," said Vincent Grosso, 70, who campaigned against the referendum. Grosso and other residents, several of whom have called both the Board of Education offices and their Township Council representatives to complain, say that the board did not make clear how much the referendum would increase taxes.