June 20, 2016
Name: Adrenaline-hunter.com. What it does: The website is a source for air, land, water, snow, urban, and crazy adventures around the globe. What's hot: Thrill-seekers don't have time to sift through all the options offered by most general-activity-focused travel websites. I like this site's niche focus: It points you in the direction of "Our Top Spots," "Our Sports," which are the best adrenaline-packed activities in each of its sports, and "Adrenaline Hunter's Top 6," which are its favorites and include canoe surfing lessons in St. Martin, paragliding over Lake Annecy in France, and scuba diving in Lesbos, Greece.
June 19, 2016 |
What Airbnb has done for vacationers looking for a room to rent, Alfrea hopes to do for those looking to grow their own food. The New Jersey-based start-up launched Alfrea.com Friday to connect those wanting to garden with people who have some extra planting space to offer. And if growers wind up with more tomatoes and zucchini than they can make sauce and bread with, Alfrea.com will help them sell that surplus. The site also provides matchmaking with gardening experts, such as people who will water and weed for $20 an hour, and others offering canning services for $15 an hour.
May 1, 2016
A teacher at Ann Mullen Middle School in Gloucester Township was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a student. Chester Stephen Ingraham, 65, of Sicklerville, faces one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to Gloucester Township police. Little information was disclosed about the alleged crime or the victim, who was only described as under 13 years old. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said the school district has been "fully cooperative.
April 5, 2016
A recent change in the law allows eligible 17-year-old New Jersey citizens to register to vote, though they may not vote until they become 18. Previous law restricted registration to those who would turn 18 by the next election. Seventeen-year-olds can complete and mail in a voter registration form and will be designated as pending until their 18th birthday. The League of Women Voters of Camden County urges every eligible 17-year-old to register today; forms are available on the league's website, www.lwvnj.org , and on the New Jersey Division of Elections' website, www.njelections.org . Additionally, a change Motor Vehicle Commission change has made it easier for everyone to register to vote or update his or her voting information when obtaining or renewing a driver's license.
March 20, 2016
Name: CelebrityHideaways.com. What it does: This is a fun and breezy website for discerning travelers who want to travel like a Hollywood celebrity or voyeurs who want to gaze at dreamy pics of beaches, luxe hotels, and secluded vacation destinations for singles, couples, and families. It was founded by actor Ian Ziering, best known for his role as Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills, 90210 . What's hot: Open a page in any of the regions in its "Destinations" section and you'll find hotels and resorts with services you might not know about: personal chef, trainer, shopper; butler service and use of a private car, rooms stocked with your favorite foods, and even a "private evening one-man jazz concert on your terrace" (at Secret Bay in Dominica)
February 20, 2016
Pennsylvania election officials say nearly 100,000 residents have registered to vote through the state's new online registration system. Since the state launched online registration last August, more than 97,800 people have opted to use the system over than the more traditional route of submitting a paper application, said Pedro Cortes, who heads up the Department of State which oversees elections. About 60 percent were registering for the first time, and nearly two-thirds were voters under the age of 35, state officials said.
January 22, 2016 |
A website called "djcreatoisinnocent.com" suggests that David "D.J. " Creato Jr., the Haddon Township father charged with killing his 3-year-old son, Brendan, is innocent and that someone else could be responsible. It's not known who created the website. An attorney for Creato's family said they were not involved and called the website counterproductive. The creators refer to themselves as "writers" and "authors" but do not disclose their identity, saying that they fear retribution and that other readers' opinions are "not welcome.
January 14, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA A Philadelphia gift H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, the owner of Philadelphia Media Network, has provided great news for the city with his landmark gift of his and our daily newspapers and website. It feels as though professional journalism has been saved, at least here. A nonprofit institute created by the venerable Philadelphia Foundation will operate the for-profit enterprise, making this journalism advance credible now and for the future. While the first three estates of government are troubled and stymied, it's important that the fourth estate have strength if we are to governmentally and individually adapt to changing times and our democracy is to thrive.
January 13, 2016 |
A crowd of about 75 people turned out at the National Constitution Center this morning as the owner of The Inquirer and its sister publications signed a ceremonial document marking his donation of the news organizations to a new media institute. "What would the city be without the Inquirer and the Daily News?" asked H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who until his gift was the sole owner of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com website. No TV, radio or internet portal can match the news agencies in-depth coverage, he said.
January 12, 2016 |
A South Jersey riverfront town is planting historical markers along its streets, though the majority of sites being commemorated disappeared long ago. Such is the fate of historic structures that aren't preserved - in Delran Township, they will live on only in small blue signs. The township's 30-by-30-inch signs will have plenty of company. More than 81,000 markers worldwide have been photographed and cataloged on the Historical Marker Database website, which was created 10 years ago. J.J. Prats, the editor and publisher of the website (hmdb.org)