April 29, 2016 |
Voters in sparsely populated Highland Township, Elk County, where a proposed Marcellus Shale wastewater disposal well has divided the community, voted Tuesday to create a home-rule charter commission. By a 91-78 margin, 54 percent of voters approved a ballot measure establishing a seven-member commission to write a charter, which would be presented to voters at a later date for approval. Seneca Resources Corp., a drilling company that wants to build a wastewater injection well, has mounted a legal challenge against a township ordinance banning the sites.
March 28, 2016
John Rossi is a professor emeritus of history who taught Irish history for more than 40 years at La Salle University April 24 marks the centennial of the Easter Rising, the key turning point in modern Irish history. For five days, primarily in Dublin but also in other parts of Ireland, Irish rebels attempted to seize power and drive the English rulers from their country. The leaders of the rebellion were an amalgam of various radical Irish factions: the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Sinn Fein, the Irish Volunteers, even a handful of Irish socialists and feminists.
May 9, 2015
ISSUE | SICK LEAVE Home rule forgotten I find it astounding that the rationale of State Sen. John Eichelberger (R., Blair) in trying to abolish Philadelphia's sick-pay law is that local governments should not be allowed to govern, when it's a core Republican value that local communities should be able to do so ("Phila. sick-leave law is praised," April 22). Furthermore, the state House majority leader's spokesman, Steve Miskin, contends that government should not interfere with the private sector.
April 15, 2014 |
IT TOOK only 54 seconds for umpires to confirm what they ruled they had seen in the fourth inning. It is going to take a lot longer for the Phillies to understand. "I think nobody really knows what the rule is, honestly," Tony Gwynn Jr. said. The situation: sixth inning, tie game, Gwynn on first base. Chase Utley lines a double to leftfield, where Marlins rookie Christian Yelich juggles the ball as he fields it off the ground. Phillies third-base coach Pete Mackanin waves Gwynn around third.
June 20, 2013 |
A Boston man found dead Tuesday morning in an industrial park about a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was the victim of a homicide, officials in Massachusetts said Wednesday. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter's office, however, did not elaborate on the details of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd's death. His family said Lloyd played for the Boston Bandits semipro football team and had connections to Hernandez, but did not provide details. "My son is a wonderful child," his mother, Ursula Ward, said, crying as she spoke outside the family's home.
December 6, 2012
By Chad Goerner An Inquirer poll this fall showed that New Jersey residents are increasingly in favor of municipal consolidation and shared services. It may not be clear to elected officials attached to "home rule" in a state with 566 municipalities (soon to be 565), but the residents are right. A year ago, the residents of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township, where I'm the mayor, approved the state's first large municipal consolidation in more than a century - a move expected to save millions and improve services.
April 15, 2012 |
One woman said she was charged when she had her boyfriend over for Thanksgiving dinner. A 57-year-old man said he got into trouble for visiting his sister. In the crowd waiting for Woodbury Municipal Court to open on a recent Wednesday were these two and others who had run afoul of the town's requirement that anyone living at a rental property register with authorities. Ryan McMichael, 22, said he got a summons after he and a friend got into a fight on his front lawn. Neither pressed charges, but police cited McMichael for allowing the friend, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, to stay at his apartment.
May 16, 2011
You might think you're ready for tomorrow's election. And, sure, you might have attended your local council forum, read your campaign literature and even clipped out endorsements. But we bet you're not ready. Because you're going to walk into that voting booth, look at the ballot, and realize that - once again - you've forgotten all about the ballot question. The single yes-or-no question on tomorrow's ballot asks voters if the Home Rule Charter, the city's governing document, should be amended to create a new commission called the Jobs Commission.
May 14, 2009 |
They may not get the attention of the district attorney's race, but the city will vote in Tuesday's primary on two proposed changes to its Home Rule Charter. The first (Bill 080748) would mandate that police, firefighters, and paramedics killed in the line of duty would automatically receive a posthumous promotion to the next rank, entitling their families to higher pension payments. The second (Bill 090171) would allow City Council to decide, by a two-thirds vote, how and when the city's legal notices on hearings, bills, procurement contracts, etc., should be disseminated.
January 26, 2009 |
When Robert Burton called the Medford Lakes police to report that someone had cut the $3 Christmas lights on his house, not only did the police chief answer the phone, Burton recalled, but two squad cars had pulled up to investigate by the time he had hung up and walked outside. "Tell me where that happens," Burton said. When they're not working out of the department's log cabin headquarters, police officers say, they are driving up to 70 miles per 12-hour shift as they patrol their 1.2 square-mile borough of woods, lakes and rustic homes.