Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Blue Bell-based Correctional Medical Care Inc. is being investigated by New York's Attorney General in connection with the deaths of nine inmates who reportedly received substandard medical care.
The Attorney General of New York has announced that his office has launched an investigation into the deaths of nine inmates over a three-year span after critical reports by the New York Commission of Correction (COC) regarding the prison medical care provided by Blue Bell-based Correctional Medical Care Inc. (CMC) . In an article by Steve Reilly at the Ithaca Journal, CMC repeatedly defends the care they provide, but Reilly cites reports by the COC's Medical Review Board which state that CMC had at least "some level of fault" in the deaths of nine inmates. Some reports go as far as recommending county-level inquiries to decide if CMC is fit to provide care, the report states. CMC was founded in May of 2001 by Emre Umar, whom the report …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lower Providence Police say Freddy Martin Ramirez burglarized a home on Woodland Avenue in 2011.
Lower Providence Police are searching for a man allegedly involved in the armed burglary of a Lower Providence home in 2011. According to authorities and court records, 31-year-old Freddy Martin Ramirez (a.k.a. Freddy Leonard Ramirez) is charged with burglarizing a home on Woodland Avenue on July 20, 2011, while the residents were still inside. Ramirez allegedly possessed a large knife at the time of the robbery and should currently be considered armed and dangerous according to police. Court records indicate Ramirez is also facing charges including criminal use of a communication device, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and multiple counts of criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy. Ramirez's last known address was in…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hundreds of AOL and Patch employees showed up this weekend with their families to drop off supplies for people in affected Patch communities.
We Patch editors are always telling people we're more than just journalists, we're part of our communities. Well this weekend we showed it. Patch and AOL employees mobilized this weekend in Dulles and Baltimore to drop off supplies for people in Patch communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. We even commissioned our own tractor trailers that will roll out Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. to deliver supplies to New Jersey. More Patchers and AOLers will be meeting the trucks at their drop-off locations to help unload and to meet with local officials. It's not everybody who can say that their job helps make people's lives better. I'm really happy that I can. Thank you for reading and being part of Norristown Patch.
Friday, November 2, 2012
East Norriton Fire Department is reaching out to help communities in New York and New Jersey who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
While our area saw some damage from Hurricane and some residents are still without power, communities in New York and New Jersey saw much more devastation. Homes and lives were lost and residents of those communities are still struggling to pick up the pieces. The East Norriton Fire Department is hoping to help our neighbors in need by collecting donations of money and supplies to send to these storm ravaged communities. According to Fire Captain Derek Thomas, area residents wishing to help can drop off donations of water, non-perishables, batteries, hand warmers, flashlights, toiletries and blankets at the Norriton Fire Engine Company, 2830 Swede Road in East Norriton, this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m…
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Amtrak's plan for the Northeast Corridor could take you from Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes, but is it worth the project's $151 billion price tag?
Amtrak’s latest East Coast high-speed train plan could get you from Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes, according to Philly.com. The faster service is part of a major plan that would: What do you think? Is this worth it the money?