North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!
Five years ago, Pennsylvania legislators passed the Clean Indoor Air Act, which eliminated smoking in some, but not all, indoor workplaces.
State Reps. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) and John Taylor (R-177th dist.) announced that they plan to introduce legislation to implement a statewide scrap metal office.
Raising children with cultural ties
Gregory Drobish may not win any “grandson of the year” contests. But in the eyes of the law, Drobish’s role in the beating and robbery of his 94-year-old grandmother last March 3 paled in comparison to what his drug buddy, Christopher Brunkel, did to the poor woman.
A local artist’s tree-carving project, the first of its kind in Philadelphia, has been completed in Port Richmond’s Campbell Square, and neighbors said they are thrilled by the striking natural beauty.
— A Somerton mom and dad are in trouble with the law after enrolling their daughter in a Lower Moreland school.