January 1, 2016
DOYLESTOWN Bucks County authorities know the implications of impaired driving well: Between 2013 and 2014, officers have handled dozens of drunk-driving crashes that ended in 23 deaths. So this year, in an effort to prevent impaired-driving incidents on New Year's Eve, local and state police are boosting patrols in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, especially along the Route 611 and Route 309 corridors. From 10 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday, officers from 11 municipal police departments - nine in Bucks County and two in Montgomery County - will employ additional officers on the roads to spot signs of unsafe driving, the Bucks County District Attorney's office announced Wednesday.
January 3, 2013 |
When the nurses came into the Abington Memorial Hospital delivery room yelling: "Happy New Year!" Sara and Greg Stokes knew their baby was close. "We had to get pushing," said Sara Stokes, of Lafayette Hill. Five minutes later, their daughter Marguerite Lynn - Maggie Lynn - was born. Across the region, hospitals and parents were keeping close tabs to see who had delivered the first baby of 2013. Abington Memorial, where 5,000 infants are born each year, seems to have claimed the title with Maggie Lynn.
November 15, 2012 |
Hello there Bill, a lifelong Philadelphian, and Cemantha, who grew up in Simpson, Lackawanna County, met at DeSales University in fall 2000 - when it was still Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales. Since he studied criminal justice and she psychology, they had many classes together. Additionally, Cemantha's roommate, Tammy, had gone to senior prom with one of Bill's roommates. Sometimes, they hung out in the same group of friends, but Bill and Cemantha did not stay in touch after graduation.
December 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - When revelers pack Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration Monday night, police will observe a tradition of their own: giving them lots of company. Each year, the New York Police Department assigns thousands of extra patrols - in ways seen and unseen - to the festivities to control the crowd and watch for signs of trouble. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are expected to pack into the midtown Manhattan streets to see the crystal ball drop and ring in 2013.
December 28, 2002 |
The night of no date, more devastating than any of your many nights of no date. The night of no party, not even a just-drop-by, to prove how popular and well-connected you truly are. The night of amateur drinking, when you're such an expert. The night of no regular restaurant reservations, for a regular hungry customer with nowhere else to go, like you. The night of flimsy hats, dizzy balls, antic anticipation and promises - sorry, resolutions - broken even as they're made.
December 30, 2000 |
Consider last New Year's Eve as practice. Now, Philadelphians, it's time for the "real millennium. " Despite the rolling zeros as the year 2000 flashed on lighted buildings and TV screens across the world last New Year's Eve, a full two thousand years will not have elapsed until 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan 1, 2001, scholars say. That's because about 1,500 years ago, the monk who drew up our calendar calculated it on the date of the birth...
January 4, 1990 |
New Year's Eve was "wonderfully atypical" in Brandywine Hospital's trauma center: "We had almost no alcohol-related business," said Dr. Robert D. Snyder. The number of patients was down, too. "It slowed down when party time started," said Bernie Holstein, emergency department manager.
December 31, 1989 |
This year, New Year's Eve has fallen on Sunday - a day that many people reserve for worship and rest. So what? say area police officials. New Year's Eve is New Year's Eve is New Year's Eve. "If anything, it makes for a longer holiday," said Warminster Township Police Chief Elmer P. Clawges. "People start drinking on the Friday before instead of waiting for the night itself. " Clawges and other police officials are preparing for the capper tonight, the partying-est eve of the year and a night that typically includes traffic tie-ups, drunken drivers, domestic squabbles and loud-party complaints.
December 29, 1987 |
You can divide the world into two persuasions - and we don't mean capitalist and communist. Under the superstition that whatever they're doing Dec. 31 sets the tone for the next 365 days, those of the ritualistic persuasion believe in celebrating their brains out on New Year's Eve. The anti-festive faction believes that it's a night like any other except for the irritating fact that there are a lot of jerks running around tooting noisemakers and...
December 20, 1991 |
There's no need to race up to the Big Apple to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve. The place to be that night is right here in the pretzel capital of the world, where some spectacular doings are scheduled at Penn's Landing. The countdown to midnight at the city's waterfront area will include a concert of holiday songs by the Neighbors in the New World Chorus, a group made up of local choirs; a 10-minute display of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge's computerized lighting system synchronized to music, and, to cap the celebration, a dazzling cascading "waterfall" under the bridge and fireworks with special effects.