July 9, 2013 |
New Jersey's new anti-bullying law has stepped onto the sports field, with the state's high school athletics association taking steps to clamp down on "trash-talking" that goes too far. The new rules have won national attention - and captured the talk-radio airwaves - with their requirements for referee warnings for any talk or gestures that demean fellow athletes, officials, or spectators, specifically citing those targeting race, ethnicity, religion,...
July 5, 2013
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June 28, 2013
D EAR HARRY: On May 9, I received a letter from the city of Philadelphia dated May 13. (How could this be?) The letter notified me of a code violation stating that there were recycled items in my regular rubbish. I called and spoke to a very nice young lady. I told her of the many times in the last 50 years that we had to clean up what was left at our house by residents of the apartment building next door. We have seen them dropping off trash bags at night numerous times.
May 27, 2013
A bear has been wandering Burlington County neighborhoods for the past week. According to police reports, the same large black bear has been sighted from Florence Township down to Westampton. Most recently, the bear, which has done no reported damage, was sighted in Mount Laurel shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday, said a supervisor at Burlington County Communications. Dawn McKenna, who lives on the 200 block of Meadow Drive in Mount Laurel, said late Sunday that the bear was spotted down the street but she hadn't seen it herself.
May 4, 2013 |
Philadelphia City Council passed a bill Thursday to allow advertising on municipal property - an idea championed by President Darrell L. Clarke to raise money without hiking taxes. The bill is just the first step, giving zoning permission and setting up a task force that would explore which buildings and other property would be appropriate for advertising and what kinds would be allowed. Ultimately, Mayor Nutter would have to sign a contract with a vendor that would seek and manage advertising.
April 29, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - "Who would leave that on the beach?" Hector Guerrero was disgusted by what he saw, the 11-year-old evidently recognizing the object. His mother, wearing gloves, picked it up and threw it in a trash bag. It was a condom. Aura Alejeria, 36, of Somers Point, wasn't surprised: "Condom" was listed on a sheet on which she catalogued all the trash she had found. She and Hector were searching for debris on a mile stretch of beach Saturday along with about 100 other volunteers.
April 21, 2013 |
They don't have a name. But if they did, it might be this: Trash Walkers. That isn't a rock band or a reality-TV show, but a group of people in Cheltenham Township who, while out on their regular, healthful walk, make it a mission to search out, pick up, and dispose of all the trash they can find - everything from candy wrappers to car tires. "There's a bottle," veteran walker Bill Schwarzschild said Monday, spying a flash of curbside plastic as he began his trek along Jenkintown Road.
April 18, 2013 |
If all goes well, May 13 will come and go with Mount Laurel homeowners taking little notice of that humblest of household chores: taking out the trash. Garbage trucks will rumble through neighborhoods. Their brakes will squeal, crushers will whine, and barrels that were heavy at dawn will be empty by noon. What will be different will be the cost. Starting that day and continuing for at least three years, trash collection throughout the town will be handled not by township employees, but by a private company.