Letters to the Editor: April 25, 2018

Northeast residents discuss robot domination and raising money for the needy in this week’s letters to the editor.

Murt collecting for needy

Until further notice, I will be collecting food and certain household items for dissemination to local food cupboards and for distribution to needy families in our community.

Requested items include: cereal, pasta/noodles, boxed macaroni and cheese, boxed rice, soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, applesauce, canned potatoes, canned beans, canned pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, jelly, peanut butter, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, laundry detergent and dish detergent.

These items can be dropped off at my district office, located at 19 S. York Road in Hatboro. If you have a large donation, I will happily arrange a pickup. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Rep. Thomas P. Murt

152nd Legislative District

Post signs, Starbucks

If Starbucks lets people sit and read the paper and use cell phones without making a buy, then that is their system. If it is the rule that you have to make a purchase to stay there, then this should be posted.

I have been in Dunkin’ Donuts at Cottman and Rising Sun avenues and you can sit there all day and read a paper. Same thing at Panera. I have been in there and four women sat for over an hour and played cards. I asked where I could sit and I was told that they would not ask the ladies to leave.

Our police commissioner was right that he and many others do not know that you can do this at different places. This was all the Starbucks manager’s fault. If that is the rule of the store, then it should be posted. When places do not take credit cards, it is posted. When the tip is added to the bill, it is posted.

The pictures show that the officers handled this well. There was a manager who made a complaint, and if the officers did not respond to the complaint, this manager would have called the corporate office and made a complaint against the officers.

Print her name like everyone wants the name of any officers to be published. Do you want fair? Then print her name.

Robert W. McCann

Rhawnhurst

Robots are taking over

A new generation of tech geeks are re-inventing the rise of the robots.

We already have a vacuum cleaner robot, a device that automatically cleans windows and a mechanical arm that opens doors. And just recently the world welcomed the first robot burger-flipper, called Flippy. Soon we will be getting self-driving automobiles. All this to make our lives easier.

But if these tech wizards are doing all this, then why not go all out and invent what we all need more than robots doing household chores? Why not invent the real Robo-Cop and have it protect our schools, businesses and us. If it does what RoboCop did in the movies against crime, I’m all in for the robots!

Al Ulus

Somerton