BREAKING: Steve Bannon Stepping Down From Breitbart News — Yeshiva World News

Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012. According to a statement by Breitbart news, “Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition. Bannon said, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time […]

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Trump’s DC Hotel Sued for Racial Discrimination

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If President Trump of the United States, was anyone else, news that his name sake company was being sued for racial discrimination would be the type of news that would end an administration. On September 21st, 3 employees of the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C filed suit against the company, for racial discrimination. The case is to be heard on February 23rd, 2018. Yet hardly a whisper has been made about the fact that 3 people of color allege they were treated as second class citizens at one of Trump’s crown jewels, the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C.

 Dominique Hill, Irving Smith Jr. and JaNette Sturdivant, former employees of the at the BLT Prime Restaurant, in Trump’s hotel, state they faced various forms of discrimination in violation of the Washington D.C Human Rights Act, race discrimination, a hostile work environment and retaliation. The lawsuit states that they were denied the right to work the more profitable hours at the hotel and that African American employees were made to use a back door to the hotel, that hairstyles had to conform to Caucasian grooming standards, and ordered the African American staff not to take breaks in the common areas where they would be seen and that these practices were not enforced on Caucasian employees.

The lawsuit details the history of Donald Trump past instances of racial intolerance. It states, “The Trump Organization and its owner Donald J. Trump have a long and continuing history of racist and discriminatory practices stretching from 1973 to the present.”

Continuing the suit alleges that: “Based on an extensive public record of newspaper articles, tweets, interviews, publications, there is also direct and/or circumstantial evidence that its owner Donald J. Trump either harbors discriminatory animus and/or keeps and admires the company of known racists.” The suit asks that the Jury send an strong and unified message to the Defendants that the discriminatory behavior by the Old Post Office LLC will not be tolerated by the citizens of the District of Columbia and ask the jury to award the class plantiffs forty-five million dollars in damages.”

According to an earlier interview, JaNette Sturdivant stated that when she was hired as a server for the hotel, she was complimented for having light skin.

“When I first came on board … the server manager said it’s good to see someone with Milano complexion here,” she said. Still, she said, she was not given any of the more lucrative night shifts, either. All three of the defendants claim that they too were kept to working hours when there is less traffic to the restaurant which in turn caused them to be paid less than those who were scheduled for the most profitable hours. The reason, their skin color was too dark to work those shifts.

The case is moving forward with the next hearing scheduled for February 23rd, 2018.

Paul McCullough Killed and Courtney Spenilli Injured in Crash in Upper Darby — drgleesonlawblog

Delaware County Man Paul McCullough Killed in Upper Darby Crash ID’d as Paul McCullough Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (January 8, 2018) –The man killed in a crash in Upper Darby Saturday morning has been identified, according to authorities. The crash happened around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, January 6, at Lansdowne Avenue and Township Line Road. According to […]

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SEPTA Readies For Brutal Winter Weather — CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA says it’s taking preventive steps to keep its buses, trains, and trolleys moving through the brutal weather. Subway cars are being stored in tunnels during overnight hours, train conductors are easing up on throttles to take the pressure off motors, heaters have been placed on track switches, work crews have been out knocking ice off overhead wires and tunnels, and bridge inspectors continue making rounds.

It’s an ongoing battle, says General Manager Jeff Kneuppel.

“We’re not short any vehicles today. But this snow is not always good on some of our older vehicles and so we may lose some of our railroad cars. But we’re hoping to stay ahead of that and hopefully we’ll have some time to regroup over the weekend,” he said.

via SEPTA Readies For Brutal Winter Weather — CBS Philly

Macy’s To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close Another 7 Stores — 97.9 The Box

 

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Despite stating that its 2017 holiday sales were solid, including a 1.1% increase in sales, it’s still far from good enough to stop the financial bleeding that has plagued department store giant Macy’s for the last several years.

 

https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/948916669468069893 You don’t have to do much research to know that consumers shopping habits have drastically changed […]

via Macy’s To Cut 5,000 Jobs, Close Another 7 Stores — 97.9 The Box

You don’t have to do much research to know that consumers shopping habits have drastically changed throughout the years, with many preferring the convenience and comfort of online shopping to that of the traditional department store, thus resulting in the closures and decreased sales of some of the top retailers. In a new report from USA Today, Macy’s continues to have a difficult time in the online shopping era and has just announced that a whopping 5,000 jobs will be cut along with shuttering the doors of another 7 stores throughout the country.

Via USA Today:

Macy’s is planning 5,000 job cuts, including closure of seven previously unidentified stores and other cuts at remaining locations, as it seeks stability in a tumultuous climate for physical retail. Macy’s will shutter seven new locations it had previously not identified for closure, including: Miami (Downtown), Miami, Fla., The Oaks, Gainesville, Fla., Novato (Furniture), Novato, Calif., Honey Creek Mall, Terre Haute, Ind., Birchwood Mall, Fort Gratiot Township, Mich., Fountain Place, Cincinnati, Ohio and Burlington Town Center, Burlington, Vt.

Upper Darby Schools Closed

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Schools Closed for Extreme Weather

A message from the Superintendent:

This week has brought us some extreme cold temperatures, and, as a result, put a strain on some of our heating systems and buses.  I apologize for any inconveniences broken down buses or colder than usual classrooms may have caused this week as a result of the cold weather.  Now there is a threat of snow overnight and frigid temperatures predicted for Friday.  It is with this in mind that the Upper Darby School District is deciding to close for Thursday and Friday this week.  This is a difficult decision to make, and we understand that this decision requires working parents and guardians to make alternate plans for the children.  However, keeping our students safe is always our top priority, and we believe that it is in the best interest of our students and staff members to close schools for the next two days. Regarding after- school activities and athletics, they are canceled for Thursday but are still on for Friday and the weekend.

I am also providing links to community resources that are available to assist those in need during winter storm.

http://www.ready.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm#About

http://dhs.pa.gov/citizens/heatingassistanceliheap/index.htm

Next week, we are looking forward to warmer temperatures and the return of our students and staff.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.  Please stay safe and warm, and we will see everyone on Monday.

Sincerely,

Dan Nerelli

Superintendent

Police: Teen Shot In Head After Gunman Opens Fire On Philly Restaurant — CBS Philly

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A teen has been rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night after police say a gunman opened fire on a Chinese food take-out restaurant. It happened around 9 p.m. at the Twin Dragon restaurant located in the 2700 block of Dickinson Street. According to Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small, the shooter…

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Delaware County Receives Grant Money for Trail Development, Santora Says

Delaware County Receives Grant Money for Trail Development, Santora Says
12/7/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) announced that a $62,800 grant has been awarded to develop the Darby Creek Trail through the state’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP).

The funding will be used to develop a half mile of the Darby Creek Trail in Clifton Heights Borough and Lansdowne and Upper Darby townships from Kent County Park in Darby Township to the Gateway Trail in Lansdowne Township. The work will include drawings, specifications and related documents.

“The new trail will connect two other trails that families currently use. It will be paved for the benefit of runners and bike riders,” Santora said. “This will be a great advancement of recreational opportunities we have in the area.”

The CCPP is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and includes the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (KEY 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1) and several federal funding sources. The program is designed to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

Representative James R. Santora
163rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Alison Evans
717.260.6206
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Upper Darby Listed As One of Safest In Pennsylvania

For all the news and naysayers that Upper Darby is a dying town, today good news came to the hometown of Jim Croce, Tina Fey and Todd Rundgren. Upper Darby Township has been named one of the safest towns or cities to live in the Commonewealth of Pennsylvania. According to SafeHome.org, Upper Darby is 12th in Pennsylvania as a safe community.

According to Safe Homes, the use various methods of research to come to their conclusion, such as FBI databases and the census report. Safe Homes states that

“we look at several different factors when assigning a Safety Score to a city. First and foremost is the FBI’s latest report of how many and what types of crimes occurred in each city over a single year. The city’s crime trends are also considered; in other words, cities where crime is on the decline are given a higher Safety Score and vice-versa. We also look at the number of law enforcement officers compared to the population.

Finally, demographic metrics that are correlated to crime have a small impact on Safety Score. These include metrics such as population density, population trends, unemployment rate, median income, education level, etc.”

In recent years, Upper Darby Township has worked hard to bring business back to the 69th Street Shopping District and other areas of the township under Mayor Tom Micozzie. The police department, under Superintendent Michael Chitwood have stepped up their efforts to curtail the drug epidemic that has taken hold not only in the Upper Darby area but across the United States. The police department even set up a position within the police station for anyone who wants to ask for help to go to a drug rehabiltiation. Anyone who wants helps can walk in and get help immediately.

Upper Darby shares a border with Philadelphia and crime has spilled over from the city. Yet, Philadelphia has also made strides to improve crime statistics and that reflects in their new standing with Safe Homes but it is Upper Darby that is now ranked 12th.

The work of the Upper Darby Police Department, the elected leaders of the township should be applauded for their work to improve the quality of life for it’s residents. Click here on SafeHomes to connect to the link.

 

SafeHome.org

See Which Pennsylvania Cities Made the List

 

https://www.safehome.org/safest-cities/PA/Safe Homes