May 3, 2013 |
One year ago this week, Pennsylvania tied eligibility for food stamps to the assets people possess. Since then, nearly 4,000 households have lost or were denied benefits because they had too many financial resources, according to the Department of Public Welfare. In that same time, many more people - around 111,000 households - were denied benefits because they failed to provide proper documentation for the asset test. Advocates for the poor now say that by weeding out a relatively small number of people with too many assets, the Department of Public Welfare made getting food stamps so complicated that deserving low-income people became inundated by paperwork and lost their benefits.
February 14, 2004 |
NJSIAA associate director Jim Loper said yesterday that the status of Camden's participation in the South Jersey Group 3 boys' basketball state tournament probably will not be resolved until Tuesday. The NJSIAA said it never received the required paperwork from Camden necessary for tournament participation. Loper said he spoke yesterday to Camden school administrators, who told him that athletic director Al Hall said he sent the paperwork. "We never received anything," Loper said.
February 24, 2000 |
Gov. Ridge has joined Mayor Street's effort to rid Philadelphia of abandoned cars: setting about some much-needed house-cleaning before thousands of Republicans arrive for the GOP's national convention in late July. Ridge sent officials from the state's Department of Transportation to Philadelphia for a Tuesday meeting with the Street administration, spokesman Kevin Schivers confirmed yesterday. "He directed them to find a solution to the problem of abandoned vehicles on city streets," Schivers said.
June 4, 2010
Here is the fifth installment of waste in the legislature, as detailed in the recent grand jury report. PennDot concierge service Getting rid of the legislature's employees who work solely on PennDot paperwork would save taxpayers more than $1 million per year. PennDot has taxpayer-funded offices around the state and a website to help residents and businesses apply for driver's licenses, register vehicles, or handle title work. Even so, the legislature pays dozens of employees who do nothing but fill out PennDot paperwork for constituents who don't want to wait in line at a PennDot office or can't be bothered to do it themselves.
December 1, 2010 |
A Delaware County man mistakenly released from jail in August is back behind bars after being apprehended in Wilmington on Friday, police said. David Wilson, also known as David West, 19, of Chester, was taken into custody without incident at 6 a.m. and now faces additional charges for his unauthorized furlough, according to Lt. Joseph Blackburn of the Delaware County Sheriff's Department. Wilson waived extradition at a Friday morning hearing in Delaware and, after a court hearing in Media, was immediately returned to the Thornbury Township jail.
November 9, 1988 |
A dispute over whether the necessary papers were filed to register the Pine Hill Fire District with the state apparently has been resolved. The official documents were mailed to the state last week - more than seven weeks late - according to James LaGrande, chairman of the fire commissioners. At LaGrande's request, the council had a special meeting Oct. 31 to adopt a resolution to establish the fire district that combined the borough's three fire companies. LaGrande said that with the assistance of borough clerk Joan Schneebele, the necessary paperwork was completed and mailed to the state on Nov. 1. "We're expecting approval (from state)
January 5, 2012
CUBA LIBRE chef-partner Guillermo Pernot isn't content with bringing Cuban chefs to Philadelphia and Washington for his "Pop-Up Paladares" series. He also wants Cuban-food devotees to experience the tastes of the island firsthand. To that end, he is hosting a five-day culinary expedition to Cuba, April 20-24. "We're going to go to Havana just to eat - lunch and dinner and everything in between - and smoke cigars and drink coffee," Pernot promised. "We are not gonna [visit] any state paladares.
October 8, 2010 |
Officials are investigating another unauthorized release of an inmate at the Delaware County prison. At least six people have been mistakenly turned loose from the Thornbury Township facility since May. Officials have acknowledged widespread problems with procedures and paperwork. In the latest case, Cyril M. Devine, 49, of Downingtown, was sentenced in August to two to six months of confinement after pleading guilty to child-pornography charges. He was to report last Friday and was eligible to leave the prison during the week for work, said Robert DiOrio, prison solicitor.
March 9, 2000
The state's steps to deal with abandoned vehicles The Inquirer half-heartedly endorsed the aggressive new steps that city and state officials are taking together to help combat Philadelphia's chronic abandoned-vehicle problem (Editorial, March 2). I believe you underestimate the promise that this plan holds for improving Philadelphia's quality of life. First, according to city officials, about 30 percent of Philadelphia's abandoned vehicles have been so completely stripped or burnt out that they have no recognizable vehicle identification number (VIN)
November 28, 1993 |
For almost six years, school has been an issue for Sylvia Ernst's granddaughter. The Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families sought - and received - custody of the girl in 1988, when she was 8, because she was missing too much school. While in the agency's custody, the girl attended about eight schools, and her education suffered. Today, Ernst has regained custody of her granddaughter, who is now 14. (The Inquirer is withholding the girl's name.) And a Chester County judge ruled this month that, in the interest of the girl's stability, CYF must pay $7,000 in tuition so she can complete the school year at the private school where she was enrolled in September.