January 29, 2015 |
Voters sunk a measure Tuesday to make facility improvements at Sterling High School in Camden County that would have required increases in real estate taxes. In Paulsboro, Gloucester County, voters said yes to higher taxes to improve schools. The Sterling tally was 620 against and 538 in favor, said John Keenan, the municipal clerk for Stratford and Magnolia. Those numbers included mail-in ballots. The Sterling question sought voters' approval of renovations including roof replacement, heating and air-conditioning replacement, new security doors, and improvements to athletic and performing-arts facilities.
August 22, 2014 |
Computer hackers traced to China stole personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients who used hospitals owned by Community Health Systems, which includes 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania and one in South Jersey. The stolen information included patient names, addresses, birth dates, and telephone and Social Security numbers, but not credit card or medical information, according to a report filed with the federal government by Community Health. "The company is providing appropriate notification to affected patients and regulatory agencies as required by law," the report said.
July 21, 2013
In the Region Ryland scoops up Cornell California's Ryland Homes has acquired Cornell Homes in Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, said Ryland spokesman Drew Mackintosh. Cornell, with 12 active developments in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey suburbs, has 97 houses under sales contracts and controls 1,716 buildable lots, Ryland said. All of Cornell's current employees are expected to join Ryland, based in Westlake Village, Calif. Greg Lingo, Cornell's president, will be Ryland's area division president.
May 20, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Officials in Washington state took their first stab Thursday at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults. Among the preliminary regulations: They want to track marijuana from "seed to store. " They'd put a cap on the number of retail outlets in each county, but not on the number of licensed pot growers or processors. No sales of what the board described as marijuana extracts, such as hash, would be allowed - unless the extract is infused into another product - and all pot-related businesses would have to have security systems, 24-hour video surveillance, and insurance.
April 4, 2013 |
President Obama's Homeland Security chief toured Drexel University on Tuesday and announced the Philadelphia school is one of seven U.S. colleges that will participate in a federal pilot program to improve emergency preparedness on campus. "A crisis can happen on campus without notice," said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. "Drexel has been a true leader when it comes to campus safety. " Napolitano noted that Drexel was ranked third among higher-education institutions that promote campus security according to the 2012 Security 500 report prepared by SecurityMagazine.com that surveyed more than 20 campuses.
March 6, 2013
The new Copyright Alert System that went into effect last week is a weak response to the rampant Internet theft of music, films, games, and television programs. But it's better than doing nothing to combat the wrongheaded assertion that intellectual property should be free to anyone who can grab it. Artists deserve to be compensated for their efforts, and so should the companies that take risks to promote and distribute their work. Stealing songs and movies to pass among friends or to sell in a black market robs the originators of their incomes.
March 24, 2012 |
The witnesses described how the crime had shattered their shared belief in urban neighborliness and safety in South Philadelphia's Bella Vista section. On Friday, the man who admitted the crime that fractured Bella Vista was sentenced to 311/2 to 63 years in prison for the rape last March of a barista at a popular local coffee shop. Christopher Reeves, 33, a man whose lawyer said began a life of homelessness and chronic drug use at age 12, said nothing before he was sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge William J. Mazzola.
September 9, 2011 |
More and more American homes are being burglarized, the Associated Press reports - all in pursuit of gold, whose price peaked last month at $1,891 an ounce. Gold rings, gold chains, gold bracelets, gold earrings. Getting rid of them is easy - they can be melted down and sold, no evidence left, unlike hot TVs or laptops. For homeowners, there are at least a couple of ways to look at this distressing trend. First: How to protect your house from break-ins. Second: How to keep your losses to a minimum if a burglary does occur.
June 29, 2011 |
Carl M. Campbell Jr., 79, who developed computer-security systems from his home office in Newtown Square, died Sunday, June 26, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A son, Carl M. 3d, said Mr. Campbell closed his home-based firm, Transaction Security Products, in 2003. His son said that, during much of his career, Mr. Campbell "was chiefly involved with the application of cryptography for the protection of electronic financial-messaging systems. "He was also integral in the development of national and international standards currently in use for protection of electronic financial data throughout the world.