February 5, 2016
ON TUESDAY, students and staff at Kensington Urban Teaching Academy were placed on complete lockdown by the Philadelphia Police Department for over 90 minutes because of the reckless and irresponsible behavior of a school police officer. We at Youth United for Change, as well as other community groups concerned about the state of public education in the city, have consistently and publicly expressed our frustration at the school district's increasing reliance on police presence to "improve climate" in our schools (through a model of "neighborhood pacification")
February 16, 2008 |
A pair of high-profile Nationwide Series teams owned by drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip likely will be penalized after NASCAR inspectors found technical violations before qualifying yesterday. Inspectors impounded Earnhardt's No. 5 car Thursday night after spotting an illegal modification to his rear spoiler. The team got its car back yesterday morning, minus the spoiler and rear deck lid. Officials also confiscated the carburetor from the No. 99 Nationwide car driven by David Reutimann, who drives for Michael Waltrip Racing.
September 18, 2003 |
Safety regulators yesterday announced voluntary product recalls of Dannon water bottles and of Simon & Schuster board books that may pose a safety hazard for young children. About 3.2 million bottles of water with push-pull caps were recalled because the drinking spout can come off unexpectedly, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. Ten complaints have been filed about the spouts, but no injuries have been reported, the commission said. The water was sold singly and in multipacks in 8-ounce, 8.5-ounce and .33-liter sizes under the brand names Dannon Fluoride to Go, Pure American, Enon Springs, Alhambra Junior Sport Drinking Water, and Sparkletts Junior Sport Drinking Water.
July 14, 1991 |
Darby Township officials say they will enter a vacant rowhouse in the 800 block of Oakwood Avenue to ensure that it does not become a safety hazard. Commissioner James Sandone said at a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday that neighbors had complained about an odor coming from the house. They also have complained about vandalism of the property. Sandone said the home had been vacant since October, when the occupant entered a mental-health facility. Attempts to find the occupant's relatives have been unsuccessful, he said.
December 2, 1994 |
Plans to construct a maintenance facility for the school district have been interrupted again, but this time by a township offer that could prove profitable to both parties. According to the offer, the district could lease three buildings on a six- acre tract of open space that the township acquired last month. Purchased through Montgomery County's Open Space Grant, that tract will be added onto Walker Field, near Brandywine Village. The money raised by that lease agreement would be used to help the township eventually demolish those buildings and develop that land.
September 6, 1990 |
Haverford students who looked forward to starting class in the brand-new wing of Chatham Park Elementary School in Havertown this week were disappointed. But probably not nearly as much as district administrators and teachers. The eight-classroom addition was supposed to be completed by yesterday when school opened, but early problems with a crane and steel fittings and a recent delay in the arrival of custom windows have set the project back more than a month. "The target date from the general contractor is Oct. 25, but the district anticipates it taking longer," said Joe Anderson, district spokesman.
July 11, 1990 |
Unable to come up with a decision on street-side basketball courts, the Deptford Council, at least for now, will decide court controversies on a case- by-case basis. Council members debated for more than half an hour Thursday over what to do with the goal posts that hang over streets, drawing pickup ballplayers and angering residents who complain about noise. But without their regular attorney present to explain their legal options, they decided not to decide anything. In recent months, at least half a dozen neighbors of the makeshift courts have complained to various township planning, police and government officials about noise and abusive language generated during the games.
January 14, 1990 |
A Nether Providence resident has complained about a "very dangerous water condition" on Palmers Lane and asked the township for some help in correcting the drainage problem. Ward Pollock, who lives on the road, told the township commissioners Thursday that the water drained from land south of Copples Lane and froze in the street in front of his home. "In heavy rain, it all comes down," said Pollock, adding that it could be a safety hazard to drivers. William Peck, vice president of the board, asked the township engineer and township manager to investigate the problem.
January 18, 1990 |
Traffic congestion, lack of space and the proximity of Route 202 were the reasons the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors this week opposed Goddard Early Learning Center's proposed location. The chief concern expressed at Tuesday's meeting was that the school for preschoolers would be too close to a major road, creating a safety hazard. In addition, the proposed site for the school, a lot facing Route 202, does not meet the 2-acre requirement for development in that section of the township.
August 12, 1993 |
Don't park on the park. Officials here have put some teeth in that message since July 1, ticketing Masons Mill Park visitors who leave their cars on the grass when the parking lot is full. "Cars were destroying the turf and posing a safety hazard," said Ronald J. Woodhead, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Those $10 tickets prompted letters from two park users who wrote to the township in protest, prompting a discussion at Monday night's meeting of the committee on parks and recreation.