September 3, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney on Thursday condemned a photo of a Philadelphia police officer with an apparent Nazi-style tattoo on his arm, saying the tattoo was "incredibly offensive" and not the sort of message police should be giving the community. The Police Department also said its Internal Affairs unit would review the photo, which began circulating on social media Wednesday night. It showed a bike-patrol officer with a tattoo on his left forearm of an apparent spread-winged eagle resembling a symbol used by the Nazis, and above it the tattooed word Fatherland in Gothic letters.
August 28, 2016
Name: Collage - The London Picture Archive, collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk What it does: Offers more than 250,000 images of London from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery. What's hot: Travelers can hunt for photos of that special pub they caroused in, or browse historical photos from London's past. There are several ways to search, so don't feel as though you must use only the London Picture Map or the search bar. You can browse a variety of topics: royal or political events, viaducts, mythology, markets, street sellers, artists, and many more.
August 26, 2016 |
A cache of 15,000 photographic negatives that nearly got tossed into the trash is offering Cinnaminson and its police department fresh pictures of a largely forgotten past. Who knew that routine photos of fender-benders, burglaries, and men in blue on their beats during the late 1940s through the mid-1970s could illustrate the evolution of a once-rural South Jersey suburb? Paul M. Seymour, who saved the black-and-white negatives and is making images from them, knew. So did his fellow township police officer, Thomas Lillagore, 49. He utilized more than a dozen of the photos to finish a job his late father started.
July 31, 2016
Name: Avast Photo Space - cloud photo storage What it does: The Photo Space app takes your original high-quality, heavily weighted photos and, with your permission, uploads them to cloud services Dropbox or Google Drive (you will need accounts for those in advance). Then it optimizes your photos so you still have a lower-weighted copy on your phone. After they are uploaded and optimized, it asks your permission to delete the original photos from your phone, releasing the storage space.
July 18, 2016 |
At the four-way stop intersection at Smithville and Powell Roads in Eastampton Township, an area that used to be a big plot of grass has turned into a scenic stop. "We're a small town, but we do have distinctive character," Eastampton Mayor Rob Apgar said. "I see people actually pulling over to take pictures. . . . People never did that before. " It is not a park or monument that passersby are admiring; it's a stormwater basin. One of several in the township, the basin collects and infiltrates stormwater, but it has been naturalized, so it's covered in wildflowers instead of a green lawn.
July 11, 2016 |
BEACH HAVEN WEST, N.J. - There's a view of the causeway bridge over her shoulder, and her rescue Chihuahua Lucy is ready as always for the close-up. Never mind that Lucy, without her consent, is being dropped from the billboard photo, ears and all. Stacy Janzer, 46, Long Beach Island Realtor and part of a builder family, Team J - or, as the license plate on her black Mercedes SUV says, because the proper spelling was already taken when she went to Motor Vehicles, Teem J - is replacing the photo on her "Got Realtor?"
July 1, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm concerned about a photo my uncle posted to Facebook. It features my two female cousins, ages 6 and 2, shirtless. I know no harm was intended in posting the photo, as they are both adorable girls. However, I find it inappropriate that the 6-year-old - who is going into first grade - was shirtless in the photo. Now that it is on the internet, it could be easily seen by a pedophile. How do I express my concern to my uncle about this without coming off as if I were trying to parent for him?
June 4, 2016 |
A York County woman was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison Thursday for a mass art theft from the award-winning Chester County photographer who snapped National Geographic's famous Afghan Girl portrait. Bree DeStephano, 33, of York, pleaded guilty in April to three felony charges related to theft and conspiracy for stealing more than $650,000 worth of prints and books by Steve McCurry. "This defendant engaged in a calculated, systemic theft from her trusted employer," said Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Michael Noone.
May 29, 2016
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