February 4, 2016 |
If you have belatedly received a bill, court order, or notice of a parking violation from the City of Philadelphia, City Controller Alan Butkovitz wants to hear from you. The Controller's Office found 10,000 pieces of mail sitting in baskets, unprocessed, in the city mail distribution center. A several-months-long investigation revealed that hundreds of water bill notices were still in the mail room one day before their due date. Traffic Court subpoenas were also found in the mail room on the same day the individuals were ordered for court, and parking violation notices were found 10 days after their due date, Butkovitz said at a news conference Tuesday.
January 18, 2016 |
When Lawrence A. Brown Sr. retired as a Cape May mail carrier, he didn't just watch the waves. "He worked in local restaurants as a prep cook," his daughter, Kelly Ann, said. Mr. Brown was in the kitchens at the former À La Carte in the late 1980s, the Washington Inn in the early 1990s, and the Union Park after that, she said. Why that job in those locations? "He followed his children," she said. In each place, while he was doing prep work, "I was a food server and my brothers were cooks.
September 13, 2015 |
The U.S. Postal Service is suspending mail delivery and pickup in eight city zip codes on the Saturday of Pope Francis' visit. Two federal agencies, the Social Security Administration and the IRS, said their Center City offices also will be affected on the Friday before the pope arrives, Sept. 25, and the Monday after he leaves, Sept. 28. Postal officials said Friday that there will be no mail delivery for the following offices and zip codes: Main Office Delivery (19102, 19103, 19104)
August 8, 2015 |
Feeling under attack from reporters and political enemies she believed were out to end her career, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane saw the conflict in stark terms. "This is war," she declared in an e-mail to an adviser in March 2014. Nine days later, prosecutors said, she deployed an office spy. Patrick Reese, her driver and the chief of her personal security detail, set in motion a cloak-and-dagger campaign that prosecutors said was designed to expose her enemies and snoop on state authorities as they built a criminal case against her. Now he faces criminal charges alongside her. Reese, a former police chief of Dunmore, a tiny borough outside Scranton, was described by prosecutors as one of Kane's "closest confidants" - a man Kane once said she trusted with her life.
March 13, 2015 |
The Hillary Rodham Clinton e-mail controversy points out this irony: It's hard to say exactly what a secretary of state's e-mails are. Are they diplomatic communications? Or more like letters? Or both? Last week, it emerged that as secretary of state, Clinton used a single private e-mail address and a personal server for all of her e-mail, official and un. At a Tuesday news conference at the United Nations, Clinton said that she had been at fault and that "looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two e-mail accounts," but "it didn't seem like an issue" at the time.
February 19, 2015 |
Dave Muha is Big Man on Campus. After lunch in a dining hall at the College of New Jersey, he finds tweets about Muha sightings. He spots his name on T-shirts that raised a record amount of money for last year's freshman class. Every so often, he trends on Twitter as students pray to him, praise him, and plead with him. He can't even buy jeans an hour from the Mercer County campus without being confronted with his fame. "I pass my credit card to the clerk, who looks . . . and then gasps," he said.
February 18, 2015
WHEN BRUCE JENNER taketh away, Amber Rose giveth in spades. The Olympic gold-medal winner recently prohibited his kids and stepkids from publicly discussing his gender transition. At a loss for viable fodder, Temporary Tattle feared her gossip days were through - at least, temporarily. Then came Sunday-funday-without-any-un-days at Laurel DeWitt 's New York Fashion Week show. DeWitt, a designer of metal apparel and accessories, launched several chain-mail looks down the runway at the Church of the Holy Apostles.
February 17, 2015 |
The best ideas percolate when Jules Markey walks his Center City postal route. Down and across zip code 19130, he fills the silvery stacked mailboxes of five high-rise apartment buildings on Spring Garden Street. Puzzles help Markey combat the repetition. The other day, as he slipped an Entertainment Weekly into a mail slot on Brandywine Street, he remembered when trash served as inspiration for the first crossword of his the New York Times accepted. A resident on his route had discarded a pile of doors by the curb.
February 17, 2015 |
Through requests made under The Freedom of Information Act - and with the help of a North Korean hacker - The Inquirer has obtained copies of hundreds of recent e-mails sent by prominent sports and political figures. We have published some below. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 5:59 a.m. FROM: HRoseman@philadelphiaeagles.com TO: CKelly@philadelphiaeagles.com SUBJECT: 2017 draft Chip, I still haven't received your feedback on my scouting breakdowns for all the prospective fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-round picks in the 2017 draft.
January 14, 2015 |
Prosecutors investigating U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah asked a three-judge federal appeals panel Monday to give them access to seven years of his private e-mails, a position Fattah's lawyer argued violates the protection the Constitution provides Congress. Fattah's attorney, Luther E. Weaver III, backed by House general counsel Kerry W. Kircher, argued that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit panel should block Google Inc. from immediately releasing e-mails that prosecutors have subpoenaed.