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June 20, 2008
OURS IS A CITY of new promise . . . and old problems. Education, crime, economic development and jobs are among the old and familiar problems that we need to battle. One thing we like about the new mayor is his insistence that solving these problems is not just government's job. It belongs to all of us. That's why we have big hopes for a televised chat Mayor Nutter will be having tonight with the Daily News' own Dave Davies. This Q&A session will rely on questions called in and e-mailed from the audience - and that means you. Consider it "UsTube.
NEWS
August 23, 1994 | BY GREGORY APELIAN
I was pleasantly surprised by your excellent editorial (Aug. 5) on welfare "reform," titled "Reweaving safety net for the needy. " As an activist minister in South Jersey for 10 years, I worked with the Florio administration to lend much needed grass-roots input to facilitate a truer reform process. Now, as a resident of the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love, I am compelled to share with your readership and my new neighbors what I gleaned by the process. First, while I agree that welfare is part of a system of unintentional institutional bondage and self-esteem erosion leading to hopelessness, a myriad of complexities need to be addressed, especially regarding people who are genuinely limited in their ability to generate income.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1991 | by Sheila Simmons, Daily News Staff Writer
Burger King says: "Have it your way. " What if retailers said it, too; asking you to have it your way - when it comes to the design of their store? Mantua's Quality American Family supermarket, on Haverford Avenue near 34th Street, is soliciting advice from customers on how they'd like the store to look. "I wanted to take some of their input," explained store owner Jamil Mohd- Abd-El-Rahman. "I thought that was basic to making anything successful. You have to know the needs of the community.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2012 | Andy Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In another development on the alternative-fuels front, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it is looking for suggestions on how to dole out $20 million in grants to help municipal and commercial vehicle fleet owners convert to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas. DEP has set up a website that offers information on its Natural Gas Energy Development Program as well as existing NGV fueling tools and...
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN What was Montgomery County like 10 years ago? What do you want it to be 10 years from now? Those existential questions will be front and center over the next year as officials solicit public input for a countywide master plan through 2040. Such plans tend to be voluminous, dry, and bureaucratic. But they touch upon elements that affect residents' lives every day - transportation, parks and trails, housing, economic growth, recreation, senior care, energy, and more, said County Commissioner Leslie S. Richards.
NEWS
December 9, 2005 | By Arthur Corsini Jr
The people of Haddon Township are the best judges when it comes to the DyDee Redevelopment Project on Haddon Avenue. That's why Fieldstone Associates is trying to update residents on the changes we've made. We believe a program that gives residents a firsthand look at who we are and what we're proposing and provides them with an opportunity to voice their opinion in a fair and unbiased forum will best serve the community and the project. On Nov. 19, we offered residents and businesspeople the opportunity to learn more about our company by joining us on a tour of our projects.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
Tell us about your experience with city services. E-mail cityhowl@phillynews.com or call 215-854-5855
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1988 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer TV Critic
It's a commonplace among media pundits that television has turned the world into one vast TV station - Marshall McLuhan's "global network. " INPUT 88 is doing something about the implications of that cultural cliche. For the last decade, a loose, often obstreperous gathering of public- television filmmakers and representatives from all over the world have organized various INPUT conferences. For example, last year's INPUT - the name stands for the International Public Television Screening Conference - was held in Grenada, Spain; the year before that, in Montreal.
NEWS
December 19, 2006 | By Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Street named his favorite among the competitors for two slots licenses in Philadelphia, but his input may have little meaning this late in the process, a spokesman for the state Gaming Control Board said yesterday. Street praised all five competitors for two slots parlors allowed under Pennsylvania's 2004 gambling law, but singled out the minority-controlled Riverwalk Casino as his favorite. "Let the minorities and local people share in this," Street said yesterday of an industry that is expected to generate about $600 million in gambling revenues annually from Philadelphia slots players.
NEWS
February 11, 1999 | By Tom Avril, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Responding to allegations that the New Jersey State Police single out minority motorists in traffic stops, Attorney General Peter Verniero yesterday announced that a special review team will study the agency's procedures for disciplining troopers and handling complaints. The announcement was greeted positively by some who have alleged that state troopers practice "racial profiling," though one lawyer faulted the review because it will not involve outside input. For years, the state police have faced persistent allegations that they pull over motorists just because they are black or Hispanic.
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NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside the gates of PPL Park on game days, nearly 18,500 fans bustle around the $122 million Major League Soccer stadium on the Chester waterfront. They cheer the Union, they relax, they buy drinks and food. For a few hours, it's an image from Chester that few might recognize. But by the day's end, those visitors abruptly leave - returning to homes far outside Chester's city limits - without ever venturing beyond the I-95 ramp leading to the complex. It's been nearly five years since PPL Park opened with high expectations: The stadium would become a hub for economic development, the centerpiece of a waterfront stretch that would include housing, corporate offices, and a convention center.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like cartoon thought bubbles, a series of bold, red decals will be appearing on sidewalks around Philadelphia this week. City transit planners are hoping the decals will inspire passersby to think about - and give feedback on - the potential of the 85 tagged sites as station locations for the city's long-awaited bike-share system. The stickers, designed by Mural Arts Program artist Eurhi Jones, are part of a high-tech and, according to the city, unprecedented effort to incorporate public opinion in shaping the system, which will launch in May with 600 bikes and 60 docking stations over 8.28 square miles.
SPORTS
August 9, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawyers for the NCAA, Gov. Corbett, and other state officials think they can settle within the next month a lawsuit over the $60 million in penalties Penn State is paying for its mishandling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual- abuse scandal. In a joint motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Harrisburg, the sides said another month would give them a "meaningful opportunity" to resolve the lawsuit. However, nine members of the university's board of trustees have recommended a meeting Aug. 22 to decide on an official negotiating position for Penn State in the matter.
NEWS
May 20, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have a complaint about L&I? A new website wants to hear from you. The Special Independent Advisory Commission, which is studying the way the city Department of Licenses and Inspections does business, seeks information from the public as it prepares a comprehensive report. Mayor Nutter appointed 17 people to the commission in October at the urging of city treasurer Nancy Winkler, whose daughter Anne Bryan was killed in the Salvation Army thrift shop at 22d and Market Streets on June 5, when the building next door collapsed on it during demolition.
NEWS
May 10, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER In the latest step toward a 10-year economic development strategy, Chester County government and business leaders are encouraging residents to visit a newly launched website and fill out a questionnaire about the direction the county should take. The strategy, called the VISTA 2025 initiative, is an effort to balance economic progress and the preservation of natural and historic resources, and is to guide future projects and spending. The plan will help the county maximize its assets and address its challenges, Commissioner Ryan Costello said.
NEWS
April 7, 2014 | By Jacqueline Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a move it said would "increase transparency" in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management opened a 30-day public comment period on an important hazard mitigation plan - a full week after it had already submitted the plan to the federal government for approval. The state emergency management office - which regulates everything from dispatch of personnel and equipment to mandatory evacuations during a disaster - on March 11 opened a 30-day public comment period, which it heralded as the first time the agency had ever sought input for the plan from "civilians.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hurricane Sandy shook much of the New Jersey Shore off its foundations, literally and figuratively. So the state's Office of Emergency Management is asking the public - for the first time - to review the hazard mitigation plan being submitted to the federal government. The plan is updated every three years. No hearings are scheduled, but in writing, citizens may weigh in on concerns about withstanding disasters, as officials lay the groundwork for mitigating future storms. In a news release, the state's emergency management office said the public comment period is an effort to "increase transparency" with regard to its "disaster risk reduction strategies.
NEWS
November 20, 2013
IF YOU OWE a debt, you should make every effort to pay it. After all, you've enjoyed the services or goods that your debt bought. And companies have a right to try to collect or even sell that debt to recoup their money. The more they can collect, the less likely they are to pass on their debt troubles to other consumers in the form of higher prices or the cost of credit. But consumers have a right to accurate documentation to back up the collection efforts. And certainly folks who don't owe a debt shouldn't be harassed or bullied because of some computer error or faulty debt data.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN What was Montgomery County like 10 years ago? What do you want it to be 10 years from now? Those existential questions will be front and center over the next year as officials solicit public input for a countywide master plan through 2040. Such plans tend to be voluminous, dry, and bureaucratic. But they touch upon elements that affect residents' lives every day - transportation, parks and trails, housing, economic growth, recreation, senior care, energy, and more, said County Commissioner Leslie S. Richards.
SPORTS
October 4, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Owen J. Roberts' season-opening loss to Penn Manor in field hockey, the Wildcats held a meeting in which they sat down, took out pen and paper, and wrote down everything that had gone wrong. "We talked about it," coach Clarence Jenelle said. "[The players] gave their ideas. I gave mine. I put them into drills for the next day. They needed to buy into what we needed to do. Now, we have a set pattern. " An Owen J. Roberts practice is structured like a field hockey democracy. There's a meeting before every practice in which coaches and players set goals for the day. The players mostly run the practice.
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