June 15, 2012 |
IN THE REGION Lawmakers consider relocation penalties New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday considered penalizing companies that move call center jobs overseas by making the companies ineligible for state grants, loans and tax benefits for three years. The Senate Economic Growth Committee discussed the bill but didn't vote on it. The Assembly approved a similar measure in March. The measure would also require call centers to notify the state labor commissioner when relocating overseas.
September 17, 2009
SOLOMON Jones' recent column on the president's school speech and parenting brought back some bad memories of how people treat their children. As an ex-SEPTA rider, I got quite an education into human behavior. I once saw a man with a child of 4 or 5 on the bus. The child was looking out the window, and asked, "What's that, daddy?" The man, holding a phone, yelled, "Can't you see I'm talking to my woman?" I also heard a father yelling at a young child, "Don't you listen? You're stupid.
November 12, 2008
IWAS FLIPPING around the radio dial on Oct. 31, and I heard a station playing Christmas music - not one song an hour but all day and night. This a little too soon. Can we get through Thanksgiving first? There should be a law against playing Christmas music before Thanks- giving, and a station can't go all- Christmas music till a week before Christmas. Craig Hartzell, Fairless Hills
July 20, 2008 |
The year Jim Bauer was born - 1952 - a massive steel mill was rising atop a former asparagus farm in Lower Bucks County. Bauer would spend most of his working life in U.S. Steel's Fairless Works - until he was forced to retire in 2002, marking the end of an era. Now, it's the beginning of another, and Bauer, 56, is part of that, too. It's about wind. Every morning at 6, Bauer is back at work in one of the old U.S. Steel buildings, heading a team that makes giant hubs for wind turbines.
July 9, 2007
I'M SUPPOSED to feel sorry for little Lexie, the girl accused of hitting the teacher? I don't think so. Lexie needs to go watch "Scared Straight" a few times. Your paper has done this in the past. A couple of years ago when the three kids beat that boy to death in Port Richmond, you put a baby picture on the front cover, and the headline said "Does This Look Like a Murderer?" Stop trying to make us feel sorry for these people. Craig Hartzell, Fairless Hills
May 14, 2007 |
Global Resource Corp., a West Berlin developer of technology to extract petroleum from nontraditional sources, hopes to build a $70 million tire-recycling plant at the former USX Corp. site in Fairless Hills. The plant will take about a year to construct once the permit process is completed, and will be able to process 36,000 pounds of tires per hour, according to Hawk Hogan, the company's head engineer. He added that it will employ about 250 people. The company disclosed its plans in a filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
December 25, 2004 |
Two small pillows. Two blankets, one green, the other pink. Stuffed dolls. Christmas presents for Grandma and Grandpa, carefully wrapped with red bows on top. But the New Jersey family's gifts never made it to Virginia. Some were spilled on the side of Interstate 95 in Bucks County yesterday, along with the children's toys, clothes and other family belongings, the result of a Christmas Eve accident that police said killed three members of a Sparta, N.J., family who were on a holiday drive to Alexandria, Va. A Bucks County man who had been driving the other vehicle involved in the collision also died.
July 23, 2004 |
When TGM Associates purchased Hidden Forest in 2003, it was practically new - on the inside. Every unit in this rental property (constructed in 1973 and known then as Harrington Woods) was gutted and rebuilt in 1999. New landscaping and repaving were completed, as well. "Everything was brand new," said Marilyn Thornton, 61, a homemaker. Thornton moved to the complex when it first reopened. "It's very roomy, it has closet space galore . . . and the washer and dryer is a big plus.
July 10, 2004 |
A Bucks County minister was arrested Thursday after exposing himself to young boys in the bathroom of a public pool, authorities said yesterday. W. Mark Bartlett, 47, of Levittown, was arrested by county park rangers at the Oxford Valley Pool in Fairless Hills. District Attorney Diane Gibbons identified Bartlett as the pastor of Levittown Wesleyan Church in Falls Township. He did not return a phone call seeking comment yesterday. According to court records, Bartlett was arrested after exposing himself and masturbating in front of children in the men's bathroom of the county-owned pool.
February 22, 2004 |
Turning to face his most recent landscape, artist Robert Seufert struggled momentarily for a title to describe the scene from Washington Crossing Historic Park. "I've done 1,800 paintings," he said, adding with a gaptoothed smile, "and I've used Roman numerals very heavily. " The affable painter, with a 30-year portfolio of oil landscapes, decided on Autumn Blanket for the layers of vivid fallen leaves hugging a white gazebo. He plans to include the painting in the International Artexpo next week at the Javits Convention Center in New York.