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October 21, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
To get a sense of what farmland preservation looks like in New Jersey, stroll Hartford Road in Moorestown. Just north of the vast Lockheed Martin missile defense complex sits 58 acres of dairy barns, grain silos, farmhouses, pasture, and soybean fields. And in the field across the way, another crop is sprouting: townhouses. There, bulldozers are clearing land and steamrollers are paving roads for a 122-unit subdivision, the Mews at Laurel Creek, with prices starting at $469,000.
NEWS
October 12, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
ABINGTON Gun-safety advocates tried to drum up support Thursday for a stalled state bill that would require background checks for all sales of rifles, shotguns, and assault weapons. At a news conference at Abington Memorial Hospital, Democratic lawmakers from Bucks and Montgomery Counties, advocates, and doctors urged a vote on the bill, which has been before the Judiciary Committee since March. Unlike handguns, the "long" guns can be purchased from a private seller without a background check.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Wednesday signed into law a bill overhauling the state's tax incentive programs, touting the measure as a bipartisan achievement that would enable New Jersey to better compete for business. During a week of events focused on jobs, Christie signed the bill at a Statehouse news conference. Standing nearby were Senate President Steve Sweeney (D., Gloucester), Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D., Essex) and other lawmakers. "Today, I'm proud to make New Jersey a more attractive place to do business," Christie said.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Got money? Help a Philadelphia school afford workbooks, paper, and other educational materials. That was the pitch from Mayor Nutter, who announced the formation Wednesday of the Philadelphia Education Supplies Fund to raise money for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District as well as the city's charter and Catholic schools. "This is a great opportunity to support children in the city," Nutter said at a City Hall news conference. "I've heard from so many people who are interested in helping and getting involved in education for children.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | BY STEVEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - Bill O'Brien came to his news conference yesterday in a blue Penn State polo shirt and sweatpants, his usual garb. But he said he did something in Saturday's season opener that would make it seem he has a sweatshirt somewhere with "COLLEGE" written on it. "I will disclose a little bit there, the first fourth down we went for it, I thought it was first down," O'Brien said. "I thought we had got the first down on the previous play. I didn't know it was fourth down.
NEWS
August 9, 2013 | By Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost 50 years after his father spoke before thousands during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King III said Wednesday that the nation is still struggling to solve racial conflict. King appeared with Mayor Nutter at a news conference with the theme of addressing modern challenges to equal rights, particularly in Philadelphia. King said poor public education, a justice system that failed Trayvon Martin, and a recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down some provisions of the Voting Rights Act highlight underlying conflicts yet to be solved.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
MAYOR NUTTER was away for the bulk of July - vacationing with family, he said at a recent news conference - but where he went remains hush-hush. During his more than two-week break from city government, some City Council members, who were continuing a probe into June's deadly Center City building collapse, wondered aloud where he was. The Daily News posed the question to Nutter's spokesman Mark McDonald on July 19 and was told he was with...
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has notified New Jersey party leaders that labor organizer Milly Silva will be her running mate, forming an all-female ticket to challenge Gov. Christie, according to a source. Buono personally notified Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver of her choice of Silva for lieutenant governor, according to a Democratic leader who confirmed that Buono had made the calls. Several news outlets reported Thursday that Buono had selected Silva, executive vice president of the New Jersey region of Service Employees International Union 1199.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal Tuesday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-by-side with his wife to say he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner said at a news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted text messages and a crotch shot that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman after he left office. Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages and acknowledged the activity took place as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House for the same sort of behavior with at least a half-dozen women.
SPORTS
July 25, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
IF YOU said you expected the 76ers to land Kentucky center Nerlens Noel on draft night, you would only be lying to yourself. Now that the team has obtained its big man of the future, the next thing on the agenda is finding a head coach. As the new general manager of the Sixers, Sam Hinkie made a big splash by sending All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Noel - the sixth overall pick - and a protected first-rounder in 2014. Noel is joining the Sixers with a chip on his shoulder after falling to sixth.
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