October 15, 1989 |
The Sharon Hill firehouse and the municipal building will get new curbs and sidewalks, at a cost of $11,980. The Borough Council on Thursday awarded a contract for the work to Alexander Pastuszek Contractors of Swarthmore. The vote was 6-0. Councilwoman Mary Schraepfer was absent. The contract was awarded to Pastuszek subject to review by the borough engineer. "We're coming into the cold weather. If we wait until the spring, we might not have it done in time for (next year's)
May 28, 1992 |
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday dropped the firm that has been performing its traffic signal maintenance for 15 years and signed on with Lobec Inc. of Broomall for a one-year pact. The supervisors chose Lobec, whose bid was $3,900, over Signal Service Inc. of Exton, the township's long-term provider whose bid was $6,300. "I thought it was time to put it out to bid," said Township Manager Larry M. Comunale, who added that Lobec had been lauded by area townships.
July 16, 1992 |
Newtown Township police officers facing disciplinary action will have 10 days to seek a hearing before the Board of Supervisors under an amendment to the police code approved by the board at its Monday meeting. The change is a procedural one, according to Township Manager Larry M. Comunale. Previously, the board could suspend an officer and then hear the officer's appeal, Comunale said before the meeting. "The courts have said that . . . it denies due process if the same body that makes the decision hears the appeal.
January 30, 1986 |
An Atlantic City police officer was arrested yesterday for allegedly aiding in the theft of jewelry and furs. Dan J. Neville, 33, was charged with misconduct in office, burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary in the theft last week of more than $10,700 worth of fox and nutria furs and jewelry, said Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz. Neville, who surrendered to police at his attorney's office, was later released from custody and ordered to appear at an arraignment at 9 a.m. today in Superior Court in Mays Landing.
June 25, 1992 |
The Newtown Township supervisors are considering amendments to the police code that would allow the township manager in an emergency to suspend a police officer without revoking his or her pay. Normally, Township Solicitor Robert J. Sugarman said at the board's meeting Monday, an officer cannot be suspended without a hearing from the board. The proposed amendments would allow for an emergency suspension with pay. "That is the major change," he said. "The officer has the right to a hearing before a suspension," Sugarman said.
November 14, 1991 |
Federal prosecutors yesterday recommended that five former Upper Darby police officers be jailed for at least nine years for civil rights violations and an attempted cover-up of their crimes. "The defendants' crimes are appalling - the stuff of a police state," wrote Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ronald H. Levine and James J. Eisenhower III, the case prosecutors. The recommendation to U.S. District Judge James McGirr Kelly stems from the defendants' convictions earlier this year for violating the civil rights of an 18-year-old township resident and his father in 1988.
June 1, 1988 |
There was a time about 15 months ago when it seemed the four-year investigation of corruption by Philadelphia police was nearing an end. "The investigation is running its course," U.S. Attorney Edward S. G. Dennis Jr. said in February 1987 of the federal government probe. But now it seems that a new vein of corruption may have been found by local investigators. Yesterday's indictment by a Philadelphia investigating grand jury of seven current and former police officers on racketeering and corruption charges continues a general scouring of the department that has resulted in the convictions of 34 police officers in the last five years - the first in May 1983, the most recent a year ago next week.
May 4, 2012 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Parking Authority is spotlighted in an A&E cable TV show titled "Parking Wars. " If A&E were to do one on the Philadelphia Police Department, I suggest the title "Fireproof. " Just what do you have to do to get yourself fired, if you're a Philadelphia cop? Just how bad to the bone must you be? The latest awful example is Officer Michael Paige, 45, driving a patrol car marked with the words "Honor, Service, Integrity" — the Philly cops motto — but his honor is besmirched, his service suspect, his integrity questioned.
February 6, 1988 |
Thomas J. Gibbons, who worked his way through the ranks to become the first man to hold the title of Philadelphia police commissioner, died yesterday in a convalescent home in Hallandale, Fla. He was 83 and lived in Hollywood, Fla. Gibbons was the stereotype of the Irish cop of old reruns on the late, late show. Only, he was the real thing: big, jovial, witty, but no-nonsense. In fact, it was Gibbons' size - a burly 6-foot-3 - that got him his start in law enforcement. Seeking municipal employment in either engineering or accounting (he attended evening classes at the Wharton School)
July 21, 2000 |
The videotaped beating of Thomas Jones by Philadelphia police officers is yet another incident that calls attention to the nationwide, systematic problems of police brutality and racially discriminatory policing. I am a former U.S. Marine and police officer who has come under gunfire and confronted many fleeing suspects both armed and unarmed. Regardless of the severity of Jones' alleged actions, his having been set upon by a mob composed of law-enforcement agents indicates cowardice and a lack of professionalism by the officers involved.