Bill Minahan recalls when his portable emergency radio failed while he was at a house fire a few years ago. The deputy chief of the volunteer Lionville Fire Company had to run to his car and use the mounted radio to tell county dispatchers about a woman police had rescued.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Hazardous waste recycling Saturday BLUE BELL The county has scheduled a recycling day for Saturday to collect hazardous chemicals for proper disposal. Residents can drop off certain toxic and flammable household chemicals at Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The collection is set to take place rain and shine.
A 22-year-old man was in critical condition after being stabbed Thursday night in North Philadelphia, police said. About 7:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, the man was stabbed once in the lower abdomen. Police took him to Temple University Hospital.
Gov. Christie on Thursday disavowed the controversial Common Core education standards he once supported and directed his education commissioner to consider developing New Jersey-specific goals.
BUCKS COUNTY Food drive to launch on Friday DOYLESTOWN The United Way of Bucks County and Delaware Valley University are to launch Friday a campaign to fight hunger, known as "Bucks Knocks Out Hunger," at the university's Doylestown campus, the organizations announced this week.
With a waning public-comment period for a proposed state settlement with ExxonMobil Corp. over pollution, opponents took aim Thursday at another aspect of the deal, this time in a South Jersey town well acquainted with environmental issues.
Crozer-Keystone Health System and Temple University Health System sharply narrowed their operating losses in the nine-month period ending March 31, according to financial reports released this week.
CHESTER COUNTY Strawberry Festival is underway COATESVILLE Film crews from the Cooking Channel TV show Carnival Eats were some of the first guests at the Brandywine Health Foundation's 43d annual Strawberry Festival. The festival, which began Thursday and ends Sunday, benefits the nonprofit Coatesville Youth Initiative.
SEATTLE - Stepping up its challenge to brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com launched a new shipping feature Thursday that will let shoppers buy a product on its website by noon and have it delivered by 9 p.m., seven days a week.