April 15, 2015 |
The four sons of Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife raised new questions Monday about their parents' death, and alleged that investigators botched the case from the beginning. In the latest round in a mounting public campaign seeking to prove that their parents were murdered, they released a letter to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano accusing his office of ignoring evidence and hastily determining that the deaths were a murder-suicide. "All we want is the answers to what happened to our parents," one of the sons, Mark, said Monday during an interview at his Newark, N.J., law office.
February 1, 2015 |
As Camden leaders tout a budding renaissance in the city, one Rutgers-Camden project will be keeping an objective eye by tracking neighborhood changes in the Cramer Hill section. The Camden Neighborhood Change Study, nearing completion of its initial data-collection phase, will create a database of every property in Cramer Hill, along with a variety of indicators of condition: broken windows, graffiti, vacancy status. Once complete, an online map will allow anyone to explore the baseline information.
December 23, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - It was a strange experience for Jim Gerlach: After more than 20 years in public office, he was sitting out an election. Gerlach, a Chester County Republican, had decided to leave office after a decade in the state legislature and 12 years in Congress - making for some odd feelings as he saw campaigns ramp up last fall without him. Gerlach, 59, is one of three local members of Congress who leave office Jan. 3. He, Jon Runyan (R.,...
January 18, 2014 |
TRENTON With little fanfare, Gov. Christie has named Dianne Solomon of Haddonfield president of the Board of Public Utilities, the state agency charged with approving rates for gas, electricity, cable, and water companies, and implementing state energy policy. A paralegal with close political ties to Christie, Solomon is the wife of Superior Court Judge Lee A. Solomon, who served as BPU president from 2010 to 2012. She succeeds Robert M. Hanna, who was confirmed this week as a judge of the Superior Court.
July 13, 2013
More than a month after the fatal building collapse at 22d and Market Streets, Mayor Nutter is still withholding pertinent public records. Nutter, who promised voters a transparent government, says it's because a grand jury is investigating the collapse. But the office of District Attorney Seth Williams, which is overseeing the investigation, says Nutter does not have to suppress public information. Reinforcing public-records experts' analysis, a Williams spokeswoman said in a statement that "there is no reason that public officials cannot discuss issues of public policy arising from publicly available facts and materials.
April 30, 2013
TO STU Bykofsky: I generally like your columns, so I am disappointed by this one. It is important and good to expose the corruption and ineptitude of the city government. They certainly deserve it. What I do not like is the general "can't do" attitude that is an epidemic in Philadelphia. This city needs something to be proud of other than just its past, and it needs significant modernization. Hosting the Olympics can do both, along with being really fun (that should not be overlooked)
March 22, 2013 |
TWO MONTHS after a 5-year-old girl was abducted from her West Philadelphia school, City Council on Thursday held a hearing to examine the school district's policies for early dismissal. "For every bad thing, something good can come of it. What I hope comes of this is good public policy," said Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., who arranged the hearing. "It's a teaching moment, and all of us are paying keen attention to this issue. " The girl was taken Jan. 14 from Cullen Bryant Elementary, at 60th Street and Cedar Avenue, by a woman who was dressed in Muslim garb and posed as the girl's mother before signing her out of school.
November 9, 2012 |
EL PASO, Texas - A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel. Marco Antonio Delgado waived his arraignment Thursday, essentially entering a not-guilty plea, during a hearing in federal court in El Paso. One of his lawyers, Ray Velarde, asked Judge Norbert Garney to postpone the bond hearing for Wednesday. His other lawyer, Jose Montes, said they would seek Delgado's release on bond next week.
October 31, 2012
By Jennifer Donahue President Obama and Mitt Romney have made their cases to the American public through grueling daily campaign events, three televised debates, and the conventions. The result is a tie, and voters on the left and right won't break it. That will fall to a small group of people who don't vote regularly, but will be moved to head to the polls next week. This race will likely be decided by a fence-sitting 5 percent of the electorate in just nine swing states. The key to these undecided voters' late-breaking decisions - and the election - won't be the campaign promises the candidates have made.
May 21, 2012 |
When beliefs and policy collide The letter "So-called skeptic can't serve" (May 13) claims that objections to a "global-warming skeptic" on the Board of Public Utilities are akin to persecution of religious dissent from "orthodoxy. " I don't know the specific viewpoint of the board member in question, but as a rabbi with a background in science, I find this argument deeply flawed. The fact that scientific ideas are widely accepted does not render them "orthodoxy. " Differences in religious doctrine are not subject to proof or disproof.