September 14, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie's decision to end a decades-long agreement with Pennsylvania that allowed taxpayers to pay income tax where they lived instead of where they worked is a positive development for the Garden State's credit, a Wall Street ratings agency said Monday. The new tax arrangement is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, though Christie, a Republican, has suggested he might abandon the change if the Democratic-controlled Legislature cuts health-care costs for public workers. In a confirmation hearing Monday, acting state Treasurer Ford M. Scudder said the State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee had achieved $100 million in savings for the current fiscal year.
September 12, 2016 |
Large and illicit heaps of discarded tires are reappearing around New Jersey, a state auditor's study has found, and the report is urging a renewed effort to "monitor, identify, and remediate" them. "Scrap tires are not only an eyesore, but also present an environmental and public-health threat," State Auditor Stephen Eells wrote in an Aug. 22 memo to Gov. Christie and legislative leaders. Eells' office found that the colossal mountains of abandoned tires that once dotted the landscape were now gone, with "the vast majority" of used tires ultimately recycled.
October 9, 2015 |
The conservancy that owns the SS United States, a former queen of the sea that now rusts at a South Philadelphia dock, intends to retain a broker to explore selling the ship to a metals recycler. The group said on its website and in interviews Wednesday that it has never been closer to losing the ship to the scrap yard, despite making progress toward its potential redevelopment. It costs more than $60,000 a month to care for the vessel, and while fund-raising efforts have met that, "the financial burdens imposed by the ship's ongoing expenses have become unsustainable," the statement said.
September 19, 2015 |
Aaron Nola has never had Tommy John surgery. The Phillies righthander has not faced a significant injury. But an article about the elbow surgery's namesake reminded interim general manager Scott Proefrock about Nola. Proefrock said he spent a few days trying to figure out the best plan of action for the remainder of Nola's rookie season. Ruben Amaro Jr. said before his ouster that Nola would be shelved after reaching 185 innings, which would cause the Phillies to end Nola's season early.
June 26, 2015 |
IF YOU'RE growing your own or getting produce through a CSA, you've probably got the whole vegetable to consider. Using it all can yield more value and variation. Not only are stalks, stems and leaves tasty, but some have entirely different flavors than their more popular parts. Broccoli stalks are sweeter than their florets. Feathery carrot tops taste like herbs and can be used as such. Beet greens mellow when sauteed; raw, they can add a peppery flavor to salads. To gather the makings of a great vegetable stock, keep a plastic bag in the freezer to add vegetable scraps or unused pieces (broccoli stalks, onion pieces, carrots, celery ribs and leaves)
May 23, 2015 |
Sen. Pat Toomey has taken his defense of police to the White House. After delivering an unannounced, pro-police speech on the Senate floor two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Republican on Thursday sent a letter to President Obama calling for an end to the newly announced ban on transferring military-grade weapons to local police departments - and saying that the task force which recommended the change had made "insulting" assumptions about police....
October 16, 2014 |
SAYREVILLE, N.J. - Sayreville's mayor and Borough Council members Tuesday night defended a decision by the school district superintendent to abolish the high school football season because of a hazing scandal that has caught nationwide attention. "I thought Dr. Labbe did a courageous thing," Mayor Kennedy O'Brien said at the council meeting, referring to Superintendent Richard Labbe. "It took true strength of character. " He said it was time for Sayreville, a Middlesex County community of about 40,000 people southwest of New York City, to begin healing.
October 9, 2014 |
Florida reserve quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and teammate Gerald Willis got into a fight over a pair of missing cleats Monday night, according to the university's police department. He is a former St. Joseph's Prep star and the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mornhinweg suffered "small lacerations on his lower lip" and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the police report. Willis had a "small cut on his chin" but did not get medical attention.
July 1, 2014 |
Dania Sargenc often joked that the neon sign above Benash Liquor Store, with its bold yellow lettering, rusty red background, and arrow pointing toward the door, would one day be hers. The sign went up in 1948, when her uncle opened the store along Route 38 in Cherry Hill. Soon her father worked there, and even through ownership changes during the next 66 years, the sign remained. Then, last week, it came crashing down. What was one man's misfortune - accidentally toppling the sign with a red pickup truck - was Sargenc's chance to reclaim a part of her family's history.
April 5, 2014 |
A Philadelphia Streets Department worker and a School District employee have been caught on surveillance video hauling scrap metal from their jobs and selling it to recyclers, officials said Thursday. The video shows the streets worker using a forklift to put large items such as guardrails and storage containers into a trailer attached to his pickup truck, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said at a news conference at the Municipal Services Building. The employees were not identified.