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March 26, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Andrew Seidman, STAFF WRITERS
The crisis over Atlantic City's tapped-out cash reserves intensified in a 10-hour war of words Thursday, with the governor, mayor, and Assembly speaker all digging in to a stalemate that could shut City Hall from April 8 to May 2 and threatens to send the city off a financial cliff. But first, this being A.C., a word about the city's big Beer Fest, also scheduled for April 8: It's still on. In fact, said Mayor Don Guardian, nearly all 900 city workers, including police, fire, and public works, have agreed to work without pay when a broke government folds its cards for three weeks.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Telling a crowd of supporters that the civil rights of African Americans are more important than her arrest, social worker Nicol Newman announced Thursday that she wants a trial on her summary offense charge of disorderly conduct. Newman, 48, and her attorney, Michael Coard, had a brief appearance before city Trial Commissioner Marsha Floyd, where Newman rejected pleading guilty or going into a first-offender diversion program in connection with the March 9 incident at her home. Floyd set April 19 for a trial before a Municipal Court judge.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
A worker was injured after getting trapped under a bale of paper at a Wissinoming company. The incident happened at Newman & Company Paperboard at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The man was rescued about half an hour later, according to emergency radio reports. The 35-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition with an injury to his right leg, police said. The worker was operating equipment when the accident occurred, but further details about what happened weren't available.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Gladys Norton Hulitt, 98, a director of volunteers at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, died Tuesday, March 15, at a long-term care center at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minn. As the wife of the Rev. Daniel Hulitt, a Methodist pastor in South Jersey, Mrs. Hulitt began as a Methodist Hospital volunteer in the early 1960s, son Daniel B. said. "It was a litany of things she was doing," her son said. "Answering phones to taking books to patients, whatever was needed.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
Workers at Philadelphia International Airport postponed a planned strike Tuesday and instead arranged to hold a vigil Wednesday in honor of those killed in terrorist attacks in the Brussels airport and subway.At least 30 were killed Tuesday in suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State claimed responsibility. "As workers at highly sensitive airports around the country, they are well aware of the dangers and risks that unfortunately continue to be a threat," the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ said in a statement.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
A trash worker died after being run over by his truck in Delaware County on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ridley Park man was "hustling" to catch up to the truck when officials believe he tripped and fell on the ground, where he was caught under a tire on the truck's right side. The truck was turning the corner at Ladomus and Delaware avenues, and another car coming past created a tight spot The worker was in the driver's blind spot, said Ridley Park Police Chief Robert M. Frazier.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Even as the job market tightens and unemployment declines, the recent recession has yet another blow to deliver to the labor economy - one that may not be felt for several years. "We may not be able to provide a good number of jobs for highly skilled people," said economist Efua Afful at Moody's Analytics in West Chester. That is because research-and-development investment, which leads to innovation and employment for highly skilled workers, plummeted during the recession and has yet to rebound, she said.
NEWS
March 23, 2016
An Atlantic City Public Works employee was arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in Mays Landing, authorities said. Edwin V. Velazquez, 42, who was arrested without incident at work, helped plan the slaying of Michael Black, who was found with a gunshot wound in a home in the 5900 block of Elmhurst Drive on Nov. 9, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said. Black was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Eva Mae Mayfield, 72, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, March 6, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center of injuries she suffered in a Feb. 1 fire at her home. Mrs. Mayfield was lighting a candle when the flame got away from her, said her son, Carl A. She was hospitalized in critical condition and never recovered enough to leave the facility. The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that Mrs. Mayfield's death was accidental. The cause was smoke inhalation and burns. Born in South Boston, Va., to John Isaac and Kate Stephens Lewis, she was reared on the family farm with 13 brothers and sisters.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Warning: Language in video above When SEPTA employees saw surveillance video of a man shooting an employee inside a Church's Chicken store in the city's Tioga section this month, they believed they recognized him, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said Thursday. The man they knew as "angry rider" Ronald Graham had lodged so many complaints against SEPTA, Nestel said, that transit officials were able to zero in on Graham's "main route of complaint," Route 23. And on March 10, SEPTA police turned their body cameras on Graham as they arrested him on a Route 23 bus. Body camera footage released Thursday shows SEPTA Officer Matt Arlen quickly and quietly evacuating the full bus without ever waking Graham, who was asleep in the rear corner.
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