May 24, 2013
While the Internet teems with "angel" investors searching for the next jackpot, it suffers from a shortage of guardian angels. Criminals have been wreaking havoc all over cyberspace lately, while governments and corporations have struggled to keep up with them. In February, an international gang of criminals reeled in $40 million in 10 hours by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining ATMs around the world. Last month, the Associated Press' Twitter feed, allegedly hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, falsely reported explosions at the White House, causing stocks to plummet.
April 24, 2013 |
Federal prosecutors charged the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings with terrorism on Monday, outlining a chilling plot in which the man and his brother allegedly used low-grade but deadly explosives timed to detonate a block apart. As he lay seriously injured in a Boston-area hospital, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property, counts that could bring him the death penalty. He made his first court appearance in an unusual, nonpublic proceeding in which a federal judge and several lawyers went to his hospital bed. The toll from the bombings, according to court documents and interviews on Monday, could have been far higher.
February 20, 2012
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Angel (left), a 1-to-2-year-old pitbull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Angel is sweet and friendly. She is good with children. To adopt Angel, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier, A15431533-Clinic. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
January 17, 2011 |
More than 40 Guardian Angels began patrols in Camden on Sunday morning, two days before the planned layoff of up to half of the city's police force. Members of the volunteer anticrime group, who wear distinctive red berets, came from New York, Connecticut, Washington, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia, said Miguel Fuentes, the organization's national director, who was in Camden for the launch. Members will walk the streets in groups daily between 11 a.m. and midnight, Fuentes said.
January 14, 2011 |
The Guardian Angels are heading to Camden, where about half of the police force is expected to be laid off Tuesday. The volunteer anticrime group, which recently arrived in Philadelphia's Kensington section, will "aggressively patrol" Camden beginning Sunday, its founder, Curtis Sliwa, said Thursday. About 40 leaders of the battalion plan to meet near the Walter Rand Transportation Center in downtown Camden at 11 a.m., then fan out across the city. The group hopes to maintain that presence and recruit members from the city.
December 31, 2010
How will Corbett balance the budget? What a wonderful, bittersweet moment for a Democrat such as myself to read about the Pennsylvania fiscal mess that Gov.-elect Corbett will find himself facing in 2011 ("Rendell gives Corbett sweeping info on Pa.," Tuesday). Corbett will find himself between the proverbial rock and a hard place as he struggles mightily to balance a budget despite his campaign pledge to never raise taxes. How does Corbett say he will address the growing deficit bomb?
December 23, 2010 |
The Guardian Angels have come to Kensington. With their signature red berets and their famous founder, they are bringing more eyes - and even more attention - to the search for a killer who raped and strangled three women there recently. Since Sunday, the Guardian Angels have been patrolling the neighborhood, handing out fliers, escorting women, and offering to be a conduit of information. "Our goal is to be out there several hours a day and do that as many days as we can," said Scott Gallagher, the regional commander for the all-volunteer group of anti-crime activists.
December 20, 2010 |
CURTIS SLIWA pointed toward a young mother pushing a stroller through a Sunday-afternoon crowd of panhandlers and drug dealers at the foot of the Market-Frankford Line station, at Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street. "Look over there at that woman," said Sliwa, leader of the New York-based Guardian Angels. "It must be so terrifying . . . navigating through the crowd while they eye you up, thinking, 'What do you have that we can rip off and sell to get high?' " Sliwa and his squad of 10 unarmed protectors were in Kensington yesterday to help in the hunt for the apparent serial killer known as the Kensington Strangler - and to help residents who are afraid to walk the streets.
December 20, 2010 |
Villa Maria Academy swimming coach Cathy Hay has high expectations for her team, but there is a sad note to this campaign. Hay, whose Hurricanes again look to be the class of PIAA District 1 Class AA, is without her husband and sidekick, John, a highly respected track and cross-country coach who also coached swimming at West Chester Henderson for several seasons. He died Aug. 15 of respiratory failure at age 66. The two met at West Chester State Teachers College, now West Chester University.
August 25, 2010 |
A grassroots movement to revitalize Coatesville is taking hold, organizers said, and the payoff for this week's effort could be salsa dancing. A cleanup detail is scheduled for Saturday morning. At noon, partying will take over with Coatesville's Fiesta Latina, a festival featuring Mexican food, music and dancing between First and Second Avenue on Route 30/East Lincoln Highway. Sponsored by the Coatesville Cultural Society, the festival, which will showcase deejay Mono, will culminate with a dance party at 8:30 p.m. Matt Baker, one of the cleanup organizers, said the fact that a morning devoted to collecting trash in all the city's five wards will precede the festival was a fortunate coincidence.