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October 5, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer, brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
Colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols today after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post. The threat was posted Friday on 4chan, the same website that carried postings threatening a school in the "northwest" the day before nine people were slain at an Oregon college, a law-enforcement source with knowledge of the Philly threat confirmed to the Daily News. "This is only the beginning, . . . " the Philly-area threat says.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker and Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia City Paper will appear in print for the last time next Thursday, Broad Street Media L.L.C., the publication's new owner, said Wednesday. Broad Street Media, of Cherry Hill, bought City Paper for an undisclosed price from SB New York Inc. and will consolidate City Paper's website with that of Philly Weekly, which is owned by a related company. "To have two papers in the city of Philadelphia like that made no sense," said Perry Corsetti, publisher of Broad Street Media.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When Ray Fussell was growing up, Saddlertown's two streets were made of dirt. But for Fussell and others with roots in Haddon Township's historically black hamlet - started by former slave Joshua Saddler in 1842 - Beechwood and Rhoads Avenues were paved with gold. "All of the people up and down the block left their doors unlocked," recalls Fussell, 85, describing Saddlertown's close-knit, extended-family ambience. The gentlemanly retired technician is one of three Saddler descendants living in the tucked-away neighborhood off MacArthur Boulevard.
NEWS
September 3, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
An East Norriton woman has been arrested and charged with creating an online fund-raising page for a friend whose husband had pancreatic cancer, but keeping the money herself. Traci Small Kratzer, 39, was charged Tuesday with theft. Montgomery County officials said she took more than $8,000 by setting up a fraudulent online charity fund-raiser. Kratzer created a website in April on www.youcaring.com , police said, connected it to her own bank account, and advertised it as a fund-raiser for John Henson.
NEWS
August 29, 2015 | By Chris Palmer and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - You can order groceries online these days, stream live TV, hail a cab, and schedule when your dry cleaning will be picked up. As of Thursday, Pennsylvania residents can add another item to the list: register to vote. Gov. Wolf announced that the state had launched a website that allows its 10 million or so eligible voters to submit a registration application online. The initiative makes Pennsylvania the 23d state to digitize registration. New Jersey is not one of them.
NEWS
August 21, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
TATTLE COULDN'T NAME YOU too many Duggars, except we'd guess a lot of "J" names, but there's no question Josh is our favorite. Or should that be least favorite? And should he change his name from "Josh" to "Jerk"? Calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever," the ex-reality star has apologized for a "secret addiction" to pornography and for cheating on his wife. "While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," he said in a statement posted to, and later removed from, the family's website yesterday.
NEWS
August 21, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Office of Information Technology is investigating whether city employees used the city's email system and computers to access a website that promotes extramarital affairs. The website, Ashley Madison, was targeted by anonymous hackers, who posted a large data set Wednesday that they say exposes the website's millions of registered users. The website, whose slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair," is aimed at married people looking to cheat on their spouses. The full data dump is difficult to download and navigate.
NEWS
August 16, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since it went live in June, a website that contains a petition to end hazing at fraternities, a roster of cases related to physical and sexual abuse in the Greek system, and a plethora of related documents, has drawn brisk traffic. Aaron Freiwald, a creator of endhazingnow.com, says the site is about more than the civil suit filed by his client, James Vivenzio, against Pennsylvania State University and the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. But the attorney for the fraternity's national organization contends the site is about a lawyer selling his services and is an abuse of something ordinarily out of the public eye - the pretrial discovery process.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
DEVOTED CLOUT readers probably remember the name-calling and the campaign fliers of weird hot-tub photos that popped up during the fierce spring primary election race between City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and real estate developer Ori Feibush . At the time, former Gov. Ed Rendell noted the race had entered something called the "silly season," a point in time where candidates just throw ideas - and rumors - at a wall, and hope something...
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
FORMER broadcast meteorologist, Philly.com contributor and "bar girls" scam survivor John Bolaris has suspended operation of his "Weather Savior" wire service. The Emmy-award winning forecaster launched Weathersavior.com in May 2014. For about $500 a month, it offered weather events 24/7, with a specialty in storms. Bolaris told me he has pulled the plug on his website because it just wasn't making any money. While he said he's shutting down the website, he is not giving up on the project.
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