April 30, 2014 |
PARKING-METER rates in neighborhood commercial corridors have been set at 50 cents for more than 20 years, but a bill approved by a City Council committee yesterday could double it to a buck if Council passes it. Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vincent Fenerty Jr. said that rate increases would benefit businesses by forcing a higher turnover rate at parking spots. Virtually all the additional money from the rate increases would go to the city's beleaguered school district.
October 29, 2012 |
Parking will be free in Philadelphia through Wednesday morning, the city's parking authority announced Sunday. In response to the coming storm, Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Vince Fenerty said there will be no enforcement of meter and kiosk parking violations. PPA kiosks have been disabled and wrapped in plastic for their protection. PPA will still enforce and issue tickets for safety-related parking violations though, Fenerty said in a news release. "We are pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter during the current severe weather emergency to do our part to help ensure the safety of all city residents," Fenerty said in the release.
March 18, 2012
Drawback in library plans I read with interest the plans that the Free Library has to make the main branch more usable for Philadelphians ("The next, uncertain chapter," March 11). However, I think it is overlooking one major drawback: parking. When I was recently in Nashville, I noted the central library there had a great idea, and maybe it could be instituted here. It offers an indoor parking lot with free parking for the first two hours with library validation. Any time over the two hours is charged at standard parking rates.
December 20, 2011 |
TRENTON - The former head of the Hoboken Parking Utility has pleaded guilty to official misconduct for his role in a scheme to steal $600,000 in parking-meter revenue. John P. Corea entered his plea in Ocean County. Corea was accused of steering no-bid contracts to a Toms River contractor to collect coins from the parking meters, then looking the other way when he discovered the contractor was stealing. The contractor, Brian A. Petaccio of Toms River, pleaded guilty in 2009 to stealing a total of more than $1.1 million.
December 19, 2011
By Joan Wickersham Last week, I finally used the last of my mother's eye-makeup remover. I found it in her medicine cabinet as I cleared it out - when? In 2005, when she moved from her condo to assisted living? A year later, when she had to move into a nursing home? Or after her death in 2008? Whatever its age, this fancy little bottle hung around long past its expiration date. There never was much call for it - my mother wasn't a big makeup-wearer, and neither am I - and it was carefully rationed.
October 2, 2011 |
ASBURY PARK, N.J. - Summer may be over, but this Jersey Shore resort is enjoying what promises to be its hottest fall season in decades with an impressive array of events. Off-season hotel and bed and breakfast rates, which are 20 to 30 percent lower, are now in effect. The landmark, 300-room oceanfront Berkeley Carteret Hotel, headquarters for a three-day, 30-band music festival engulfing the city Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, was sold out. "We've had an amazing summer, our best yet despite a $30 room rate increase during this recession year," said Berkeley manager Michael Fanning.
September 27, 2011 |
With the price of everything from food to gas and clothing on the rise, Lower Merion Township is giving beleaguered consumers a break when it comes to parking. The township's new digital parking meters offer drivers 10 minutes of free parking with the push of a button. Just enough time so they can run an errand or get change - to stuff back into the meter. "That's always been the typical excuse for receiving a ticket - they didn't have change," said Tom Pintande, Lower Merion's parking services manager.
August 12, 2011
A former Conshohocken police sergeant who admitted he pilfered change from parking meters to pay his bills was sentenced Friday to two years' probation. A CBSlocal.com report said Anthony J. Santoro, 47, a 22-year veteran of the Conshohocken police force, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to a misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking. Santoro was immediately sentenced by Judge Steven T. O'Neill to probation, and also to make $1,500 in restitution to the borough. The incidents occurred in late 2009 when Santoro fell behind on his bills and was looking for a quick way to raise cash, the reports said.
December 22, 2010 |
A Conshohocken police sergeant has been suspended without pay after admitting he stole hundreds of dollars in coins collected from borough parking meters, prosecutors said. Antony Santoro, a 22-year veteran of the force, confessed to skimming quarters by the handful from parking collection funds on at least 14 occasions, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. Before his arrest Tuesday, investigators found $386 in coins that Santoro allegedly took while on patrol with the borough's parking enforcement officers and hid in his personal vehicle during one day's patrol.
September 10, 2010
CAPE MAY - Voters have rejected proposals to add parking meters and spaces in Cape May. In a 495-255 vote Wednesday, residents turned down a plan that would have raised about $75,000 annually by adding 80 meters on the east side of the resort. A second proposal, to gain metered spaces by replacing parallel parking on the beachfront with back-in, angled parking, was defeated, 546-200. The results did not include provisional ballots, but the clerk said there were not enough of those to change the outcome.