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  • Metal Panel Manufacturer Plans $24 Million Pennsylvania Factory (70 jobs)

    10/14/2019 10:46:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Thomas Insights ^ | October 9, 2019 | Andy Szal
    A California-based manufacturer of metal building panels will expand to Pennsylvania in an effort to better reach markets in the northeastern U.S., state officials announced Friday. All Weather Insulated Panels, which makes foam composite insulated metal panels at factories in Vacaville, California, and Little Rock, Arkansas, will invest $24 million to overhaul an existing facility in Stroud Township near the New Jersey state line. The 13-year-old company’s third manufacturing facility is expected to create 70 jobs over the next three years. Natalia Rizzatti, AWIP’s president, said the plant would feature a “best-in-class” production line and help realize the company’s expansion...
  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • Boil water advisory issued for nearly 900 households after Mount Washington water main break

    10/13/2019 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 12, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for nearly 900 households in parts of Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhoods after a water main broke on Mount Washington Saturday afternoon. The boil water and flush advisory applies to portions of Ridgemont, Westwood and Elliott, according to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Many residents in the area had no water service or experienced low water pressure due to the break, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. along a 16-inch water main on Virginia Avenue at Kearsarge Street, the PWSA said. PWSA officials said the break was isolated and normal water service was...
  • Bloomfield's Columbus Day parade is on, despite false flyers

    10/12/2019 9:44:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 11, 2019 | Andrew Goldstein
    Rain or shine, cold or warm, false information or not, the Columbus Day parade will take place Saturday morning in Bloomfield. The event was never in question. But there was certainly some confusion. That’s because someone went around Bloomfield’s business district this week passing out flyers falsely claiming that the parade had been canceled. The flyer, which included an official Pittsburgh Columbus Day parade logo, said “it has been brought to our attention that this is an offensive holiday. “Columbus’ arrival to America caused the mass murder of Native American people,” the letter read. “There are plenty of other ways...
  • Cuomo Orders Utility To Pump Imaginary Natural Gas

    10/12/2019 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Now the Governor has come up with a unique plan to end the stalemate. Using an obscure state law regulating utility companies through the power of the Public Service Commission, Andrew Cuomo (who helped kill the pipeline project) is simply ordering the utility to hook up the gas lines anyway. But there isn’t enough natural gas in the existing pipeline to keep adding more service points. If they continue to hook up new customers, you’re going to see the backpressure in the lines start dropping during peak demand hours. If you look at the configuration of a typical gas furnace...
  • Rep. Gainey appeals for statewide ban on assault weapons

    10/11/2019 3:10:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 10, 2019 | Lacretia Wimbley
    Democratic state legislators urged Pittsburghers on Thursday to support a bill that would ban the use of some military-style rifles by everyone except service members and law enforcement personnel. The lawmakers also said hunters in Pennsylvania don’t need the added firepower of semiautomatic rifles, including AR-15-type weapons, even though the Legislature passed a law in 2017 allowing that. The weapons increasingly are being used in mass killings that are “traumatizing today’s children,” said state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Lincoln-Lemington, at a gathering sponsored by House Democrats at the Carnegie Library in Homewood. He and others called for support of a bill...
  • Murdered Cop’s Widow Outraged Over “Racist” Tweet by Philly DA Spokesperson Jane Roh

    10/09/2019 10:41:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 10/09/2019 | VICTOR FIORILLO
    A now-deleted tweet by Philadelphia District Attorney spokesperson Jane Roh has outraged Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, whom Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering in a 1981 shooting. Faulkner, now a California resident, was in Philadelphia on Friday to lead a protest against Philly DA Larry Krasner’s involvement in Abu-Jamal’s ongoing appeal for his 1982 conviction
  • Groom sexually assaulted bridesmaid two days before wedding: cops

    10/08/2019 2:26:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | October 6, 2019 | Tamar Lapin
    A Pennsylvania groom-to-be sexually assaulted one of his fiancée’s bridesmaids while she was black-out drunk — just two days before the planned ceremony, state police said. Daniel J. Carney, 28, allegedly attacked the bridesmaid at a Poconos hotel on Aug. 30, then asked her to “be as happy as possible” for the sake of the bride in a text message sent on his wedding day, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. -snip When the bridesmaid came to, she said, Carney was biting her hard and grabbing her. She blacked out again and said she woke up to...
  • City adopts U.N. sustainability goals

    10/06/2019 3:49:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 5, 2019 | Don Hopey
    Pittsburgh has become the second U.S. city to incorporate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into its practices, planning and policies, an initiative that will affect more than $4 billion worth of public and private projects in the region during the next 12 years. Mayor Bill Peduto announced the commitment to the 17 U.N. sustainability goals Friday, saying they identify the most important issues facing the globe -- poverty, hunger, climate change, education, gender equality and health, among them. He said the goals will help inform coordinated and collaborative programs and partnerships with universities and nonprofit, business and civic sectors, and...
  • Liberal groups pledge millions to push Pa. Trump voters to switch allegiance

    10/06/2019 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 18, 2019 | Julian Routh
    As Democrats inch closer to the 2020 primary elections without a clear front-runner, two prominent liberal super PACs are pouring money into Pennsylvania in an effort to pull working-class voters away from Donald Trump. In separate efforts that nonetheless have striking similarities, Priorities USA and American Bridge have pledged millions of dollars to persuading swing voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin that the incumbent Republican president isn't looking out for their interests. "We want to show what life is like for real Pennsylvanians in Trump's economy," said Jack Doyle, director of outreach for Priorities USA’s Pennsylvania effort. "President Trump...
  • Blue collar voters fear the Democrats have abandoned them

    10/05/2019 7:02:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 5,2019 | Salena Zito
    This cohort leans Republican now more than ever; a Gallup poll this year shows they favor the GOP by a whopping 25 percentage points. It was as if the Democratic Party didn’t understand how much they needed labor. Oddly, it appears they still don’t. “The working-class voters in my county tend to wonder if the party still wants them,” says Mark Hackel, the Democratic chief executive of Macomb County, Mich., where voters favored Trump over Clinton by 11 percentage points. “They’re not really sure where they fit in.” Mike Mikus, a Democratic strategist who helped guide Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s...
  • After a fading romance with the Democratic Party, Mt. Pleasant became Trump country in 2016

    09/30/2019 10:00:02 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 6 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Monday, September 30, 2019 | Deb Erdley
    Pride, patriotism and service are literally at the heart of Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania . A towering obelisk, topped with a statue of a World War I doughboy, looms over the traffic diamond at the heart of Main Street. Off to the right, a fountain bubbles in the midst of a spotless park featuring a Victorian-style gazebo and a gleaming black granite wall, bearing the names of about 2,000 borough residents who have served in the U.S. military. Another 103 names were just added as applications flowed in from local families looking to honor those who have served. The spirit that...
  • Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers

    09/28/2019 4:40:10 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 09/28/2019 | fred Lucas
    What a difference a year made for Joseph Alcoff. On Monday, the 37-year-old has a court date in connection with charges he’s facing in Philadelphia that include aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for allegedly being part of an Antifa mob in November that attacked two Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both Hispanic. Alcoff and two others charged in the attack have pleaded not guilty. ANTIFA FIGURE CHARGED IN MARINE ATTACK But while Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in...
  • New Castle company hiring new employees as it continues to grow (Pennsylvania)

    09/28/2019 4:26:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WKBN-TV ^ | September 25, 2019 | Dave Sess
    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – Berner International needs more help as it continues to grow. The New Castle company hired about 10 employees since WKBN’s JobsNow story aired in January. It’s now looking for Shippers, Powder Coaters and General Assembly Workers. All of these positions are being sought on first (6 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and second (2-10 p.m.) shifts. Berner says steady growth and expansion over the last decade has given it the opportunity to increase staff and continue offering its team fully-paid health benefits, a 401K plan and competitive wages. If interested, stop by the plant in the...
  • Lawyer for Exxon workers charged with beating two black women says clients not racist

    09/27/2019 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 26, 2019 | Lacretia Wimbley
    The attorney for two of three men charged with assaulting two black women last week at a North Side gas station denied Thursday that the defendants are racist and rejected calls to upgrade the charges against them. “My clients are not racist,” lawyer David Shrager said during a news conference at his Downtown offices. “They love that community. They feel terrible that people think this was based in some way, shape or form on racial discrimination when it was not.” Mr. Shrager represents Balkar “Bill” Singh, 40, of Harmar, and Sukhjinder “Simon” Sadhra, 35, of Ross. He said that police...
  • Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

    09/26/2019 9:10:37 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Reuters) - Having his morning coffee and cigarette outside a Starbucks in one of the most politically contested counties in the United States, Richard Sibilla recoils at the memory of President Donald Trump's election. But impeach him now? Sibilla can see little upside. "After this he has a much better chance of winning another election, as scary as that sounds," said Sibilla, 39, a resident of Pinellas County, Florida, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. "It's not even worth following because it's all going to help him." Among the public, interviews with more than 60 voters across four of...
  • Protesters demand gas stations shut down after violent fight goes viral

    09/23/2019 4:59:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 22, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - A fight at a gas station on Pittsburgh's North Side was recorded on video and went viral on social media. Police said multiple people are now facing criminal charges, and the videos led to a protest Saturday and Sunday. For the second straight day, dozens of people gathered outside two Pittsburgh gas stations to protest the owners. Police also were back at the Exxon gas station after they said two customers were violently attacked by an owner and employee. Officers went into the gas station as they continue their investigation, collecting evidence throughout the day. On Sunday, protesters...
  • Top 5 Worst Global Warming Propaganda Efforts on TV

    09/20/2019 10:20:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/20/2019 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    This week, 250 news organizations around the world are colluding to produce global warming propaganda in the days surrounding the UN climate summit on September 23. Variety magazine is one of the publications involved and they reported on Hollywood’s efforts to combat global warming, wondering if the entertainment industry is doing enough to sway public opinion. For them to act like celebrities, reporters and politicians haven’t already been fear mongering about climate change for decades is laughable. As the Newsbusters’ TV Blog has documented over the years, global warming stories have flooded the airwaves. Here are the top 5 worst...
  • Democrats want to impeach Kavanaugh? Go for it!

    09/20/2019 4:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 19, 2019 | Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post
    The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates. No sooner had the New York Times published a new, unsubstantiated allegation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, then most of the candidates demanded Kavanaugh’s impeachment. “These newest revelations are disturbing,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) wrote on Twitter, adding “Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) declared Kavanaugh’s “place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.” Sen....