April 17, 2001
Cell phones are a danger while driving a car. Something drastic has to be done soon. People on cell phones in stores and restaurants are a nuisance. Nobody wants to listen to them pretending to be big deals. This is getting out of hand. LARRY LIVENGOOD, Drexel Hill
October 18, 2004
On Sept. 11, 2001, I turned on the television just after the first plane had hit the World Trade Center, and my view of our world changed. The terrorists made it perfectly clear: we're at war. The President told us way back in September 2001 that this war on terrorism was going to go on in various ways for years, and may not end in our lifetimes. Go look at the speeches. This isn't a little thing that will be over in one fell swoop. It's not a 4 month war after which we go home with our movies and medals.
March 18, 1992 |
The Paulsboro council last night renewed the liquor license of the Poodle Inn, a downtown bar that police Chief Roger DiStefano has called a major nuisance. The Borough Council had denied the tavern a license in June, but owner Janette Ramer appealed the decision. The council changed its vote last night after Council President Jeanne Giampoli said the earlier decision might not have held up in court and after Ramer agreed to conditions the council placed on the bar. Among those conditions: A manager must be present at all times while the bar is open.
October 8, 1997 |
Trying to crank up his sputtering campaign for district attorney, Republican Jack McMahon charged yesterday that Democratic incumbent Lynne M. Abraham was taking a "run-and-hide" stance on street crime and police corruption. McMahon delivered his comments during a news conference - his first in two months - in which he pledged to form one special unit in the District Attorney's Office to fight "quality of life" crimes, such as car theft and vandalism, and another to guard against the kind of misconduct uncovered in the 39th Police District scandal.
March 4, 1996 |
FIRST THEY GET THEIR KICKS, THEN THEY GET THEIR REWARD A bunch of soccer players in Brazil are having a cow. Literally. The new top executive of the Brazilian soccer club Londrina, who also happens to be a big cattle rancher, said the team is so deep in debt that he could no longer afford to give bonuses for good performances. He's decided, instead, to reward his players in cows. Kind of the score-a-goal-get-a-bovine system of motivation. So far, he's handed out 20 head of cattle, and is prepared to dispense with another 50 depending on how the players do. It's not for nothing he's known as the "cash cow" of Brazilian soccer.
January 18, 1991 |
It is, said a local school superintendent, "what lawyers call an attractive nuisance. " Soaring 100 feet above a sharp bend in Crum Creek, and shadowing a lovely meadow to the south, the railroad bridge on the Swarthmore College campus is indeed attractive. Nuisance, however, might be understating the case. In the last seven years, five young men have died in falls from the trestle on SEPTA's Media-West Chester line, either in accidents or suicides. The most recent incident involved a 20-year-old Rose Valley man, who leapt from the bridge earlier this month, six months after his best friend slipped and fell to his death there.
January 27, 1997 |
Jim Kenney has just learned that his best friend's South Philadelphia home was burglarized - in broad daylight. "While they're out working, some piece of . . . is crawling through his window to support his drug habit," fumes Kenney, the at-large city councilman who has made a mission of improving the quality of life in Philadelphia. His mantra: Nuisance crimes can make urban life miserable. Crack down on that, Kenney says, and you might start to reverse the exodus to the suburbs.
September 16, 2014 |
JEFFREY Jackson, as an addictions counselor, is supposed to save the city's most desperate. At the same time, outside of his job, he's renting rooms to them in hazardous homes that the city has deemed unfit. In a side business he dubbed "Dignity Recovery," Jackson for years has run shabby "recovery homes" that house former and current clients treated at Addiction Medicine & Health Advocates (AMHA), where he works, and others. He collects rent even though he has no rental license or zoning permit, and housing officials have repeatedly deemed the properties, including one crammed with as many as 34 beds, "unfit for human habitation," according to city records.
September 18, 2014 |
CAPE MAY - Many of them begin the 2,000-mile transcontinental journey in Canada and arrive in New Jersey every September and October on the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Delicate and weighing only a half gram, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies - with colorful wings like stained-glass windows - pause in Cape May before crossing the Delaware Bay. But in recent years, their numbers have declined in New Jersey, and over the last 20 years, they've dropped by more than 90 percent at their final destination, Mexico's mountains, said the Monarch Monitoring Project, a research and education program run through the New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory.
October 16, 1992 |
Since its inception in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been working aggressively to improve the quality of life for African-Americans. We are deeply troubled because here in Philadelphia, the quality of life is being destroyed by the crime and chaos associated with nuisance bars. Nuisance bars and "Stop 'n Goes" are feeding grounds for society's enemies: shootings, robberies, disorderly crowds . . . and substance abusers. One tragedy is that brave residents who battle these nuisance establishments have found the Liquor Control Board (LCB)