Business Spearheads Cleanup At 10th & South

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Editor’s note:  Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up for Penny Dutch Apparel and private sector involvement!

Vanessa Velez and her mother, Karen, worked in tandem as they shoveled leaves, dirt and debris into orange bags at Reading’s 10th & South Playground.

“We’re just trying to help out, and give the kids a nice place to play,” said Karen Velez of Ephrata.

The mother-daughter pair were among about a dozen volunteers who helped clean up the playground Saturday.

The cleanup was organized by Penny Dutch Apparel of Mountville, Lancaster County, with support from the nonprofit Reading Beautification Inc.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=478864

Allentown Gets Creative Using Private Sector To Expand Surveillance Camera Network

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…Allentown is asking businesses to cover the costs of adding blue-light crime surveillance cameras to the 97 already installed on the city’s streets.

The city spent about $1.5 million on the cameras over the last four years, with most of the money provided by state and federal law-enforcement grants. But that funding is drying up, prompting the city to turn to the private sector to expand the network’s reach.

This month, Capital Blue Cross became the first company to chip in, paying the city $16,670 to install a blue-light camera at Hamilton and Jefferson streets, across from its 1221 Hamilton St. offices, near its employee parking lot…

To read the entire article from the Morning Call, click here:

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-allentown-security-cameras-20110813,0,5783419.story

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to Allentown’s leadership for using surveillance cameras to fight crime and for seeking private sector involvement to expand their system! 

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to Capital Blue Cross for being a responsible corporate citizen.