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February 1, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has established a website for current shareholders of the defunct Meritor Savings Bank. A federal judge in December ordered the FDIC, which was found to have improperly seized the former Philadelphia Savings Fund Society in 1992, to distribute $236 million to shareholders. That was the amount left from a $276 million court award after a $24 million contingency payment for the lawyer who led an 18-year court fight, $8.3 million in expenses, and the reserve of $7.6 million to cover a possible award to a former shareholder who has appealed the terms of the distribution.
SPORTS
October 6, 2010
The Phillies' postseason is live on philly.com. Look for: Live game updates. Live chats with other fans. Breaking news from throughout baseball's postseason. Video reports and complete coverage from Daily News sports writers. Plus, David Murphy's Phillies blog, High Cheese.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2011 | Associated Press
Sometimes, a fashion launch is just too enticing. Target Inc.'s entire website crashed Tuesday, the day the cheap-chic retailer launched the online sale of its limited offerings of Missoni for Target, a partnership with the Italian luxury knitwear designer. The collection, which ranges from plates to clothes, is priced at a fraction of the real duds. Items include a dinnerware set for $31 featuring the trademark zigzag patterns, $29.99 silk floral dresses, and $12.99 bath towels.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Omar L. Gallaga, AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
AUSTIN, Texas - The woman, a test subject, sits at a computer listening to a set of scripted instructions. "Tell me what you think, not what I want you to think. You can leave at any time. I'm here to learn about how travelers obtain traffic and road construction information through a website. " Conducting the test is a University of Texas master's in information science student, Donna Habersaat. She watches and answers questions as the test subject clicks and scrolls through drivetexas.org, a Texas Department of Transportation website for travelers.
NEWS
April 25, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Democratic primary for mayor went negative this week with a website whose caustic tone spread like an Internet virus to other campaigns. State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams launched ProgressivePhilly.com, which suggested that former City Councilman James F. Kenney and former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham had been soft on rogue cops in their political careers. Kenney's campaign, during the taping of a debate to be aired Thursday evening on Fox29, issued an e-mail hitting Abraham on some of the same issues raised by the Williams website.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | INQUIRER STAFF
The City and Philadelphia Gas Works set up a website Friday that officials said will track the effort to sell the city-owned utility. The site, www.exploringasale.com , has sections on how a sale would affect PGW customers, employees and the business community, background material and an FAQ. Over objections of unionized gas workers and the city's public advocate, the commission that oversees PGW voted in January to hire a team of lawyers,...
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The morning after Tuesday's election, Philadelphia City Council's website was hacked and replaced by a sparse black Web page with white text reading: "I am Muslim & Islam is my way of Life. " On Twitter, Cyber ComandOs, a group that identifies itself as a Muslim hacker team, took responsibility for the cyber attack. Efforts to reach the Cyber ComandOs were unsuccessful. City government sites, which are hosted separately from Council's, were not affected by the breach, according to Jane Roh, spokeswoman for Council President Darrell L. Clarke.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Holly Phares was a mouse click away from becoming the first, and she was psyched. "I want to 'confirm,' " she proclaimed to the three people gathered at the Resources for Human Development office in Roxborough. Everyone stared at the screen bearing the words "Confirm and Save Your Health Care Plan" as Phares positioned the cursor and clicked. Since the health-insurance marketplace opened Oct. 1, RHD has not enrolled one client using the federal Healthcare.gov website. It wasn't for a lack of trying.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Four months ago, the healthcare.gov website wasn't looking so dandy to Ted Trevorrow. The insurance veteran and freshly certified Affordable Care Act navigator was shaken by the exchange's disastrous rollout and the cascade of Web errors that followed. "It took some luster off the ACA," said Trevorrow, speaking at Resources for Human Development's office in Roxborough. But these days much of that luster has returned to the site's bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans. The website has rallied.
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | Staff Report
SEPTA has launched an online page that allows riders to get real-time service updates on the mass transit agency's system. The website page is http://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml It also can be accessed by clicking on the System Status "Eye" icon under Quick Links on every page at www.septa.org . On the page, riders can find information service suspensions on specific rail, subway, trolley and bus lines; sudden,...
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TRAVEL
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.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
TRAVEL
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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | By Jeff Gammage, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 12, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
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)
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