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May 25, 1993 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
For City Councilman Michael Nutter, the question is where to find just one more vote to add to the 11 who voted for his bill to establish a police advisory board. Without that 12th vote, Council will be unable to override an expected veto by Mayor Rendell. Council passed the bill last week. Rendell has been adamant in his opposition to a police advisory board, although silent on whether he will veto it. The bill proposes a 13-member advisory panel that would examine broad policy issues and allegations of police misconduct.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
A controversial plan at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center that calls for an eight-story pediatric unit in Camden has received a boost from a South Jersey hospital advisory board. The Southern New Jersey Health Systems Agency, which reviews hospital construction projects, gave its blessing early yesterday morning to the $76 million addition, despite objections of several area hospitals, including West Jersey Health Systems, Inc. and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Representatives of those hospitals warned the advisory board that a large pediatric specialty unit would create a glut of hospital beds for children, in part because of the proximity to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
The Bristol Township Council is considering the creation of an advisory board to oversee how $643,200 in federal grants is spent. The proposal, outlined at Tuesday's council work session, followed accusations that the council majority was improperly favoring a private industrial-development corporation in distributing federal money. "It's a program that would take the onus off the board and would depoliticize the system of making economic loans," said David Laustsen, the lawyer whose firm is advising the township on its Community Development program.
NEWS
September 2, 1993
After an acrimonious debate this spring over the value, wisdom and necessity of creating a police advisory board, we thought at least the verbal battle was over. Not so. You may recall that City Council overrode Mayor Rendell's veto of legislation to establish an advisory board, and that afterward Mr. Rendell said he would issue an executive order mirroring the key points in the bill. But the chief sponsor of the legislation, Councilman Michael A. Nutter, objects strenously to certain elements of the mayor's proposal.
NEWS
September 25, 1988 | By Robert DiGiacomo, Special to The Inquirer
A proposal before the Cherry Hill Township Council to create a township- wide condominium advisory board has drawn strong support from condominium association officers and a mixed reaction from council members. The proposal - which calls for an advisory board of six condominium owners, three single-family homeowners and one representative of a condominium developer - would examine common problems inherent to condominium ownership such as trash collection cost and snow removal. "In the last 15 years, Cherry Hill and other towns across the nation have faced the phenomenon of condominium ownership," said Councilman John Adler, sponsor of the bill and a condominium owner.
NEWS
March 27, 1998 | By Dwight Ott, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Despite earlier objections from the city's police chief, the Camden City Council yesterday adopted an ordinance that creates an eight-member community advisory board. The board is not meant to be a police review board, officials said, but rather a community panel that will assist police by making suggestions on ways to improve public safety. "This is not against the police department," said Councilman Ali Sloan El before Council passed the measure unanimously. "It's to help it in knowing the issues in the community.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | By Mark Fazlollah, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Jeff Gammage contributed to this article
The Fraternal Order of Police filed suit against Mayor Rendell yesterday in an attempt to disband the city's year-old Police Advisory Commission, contending the mere existence of the citizens' group cripples the department. The suit focuses on the commission's first major investigation - into the Aug. 24 death of Moises DeJesus, 30, a North Philadelphia tow-truck operator. DeJesus fell into a coma after he fought with police during his arrest, and died three days later. The FOP asked for an immediate court injunction yesterday to block the commission from taking action in any cases, including the DeJesus death.
NEWS
March 8, 1992 | By Steve Boman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Upper Makefield supervisors agreed Wednesday night to advertise for a three-person advisory board to review a controversial park and recreation plan. The plan calls for the development of a 100-acre park, five smaller neighborhood parks and a multiuse trail along the Delaware Canal. Total costs of the plan have been estimated at $5.6 million by the township's Park and Recreation Board. The creation of an advisory board angered Ron Rusk, chairman of the Park and Recreation Board.
NEWS
November 12, 1993 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In a move to placate angry residents who have opposed expansion of the Lutheran Home, representatives of the home last night told the township planning board that they would accept the establishment of a neighborhood advisory board as a condition for the plan's approval. During a 90-minute presentation before a crowd of more than 100, representatives of the home conceded that there had been "neighbor-to- neighbor' ' problems over the years. Many of those problems were then detailed by residents of the east end of town, by Zelley Avenue and Main Street, who lined up at a microphone to testify.
NEWS
September 10, 1993 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Scott Flander contributed to this report
Hey, Mayor Rendell, some angry Puerto Ricans don't want you to march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade this month. Wilfredo Rojas, the president of National Congress of Puerto Rican Rights says if you are seen marching in the barrio on Sept. 26, the community will make you feel miserable. But he said if you really want to march, all you have to do is implement the police advisory board with subpoena power as soon as possible. The community also wants two Latinos to sit on the board.
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BUSINESS
September 1, 2014
Al Ponessa has been appointed president of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild , the nonprofit responsible for the care, maintenance and operations of Philadelphia's tall sailing ship, the Gazela Primiero, a 117-foot Barkentine acquired from Portugal in 1971, and the tug Jupiter. Ponessa served on nuclear submarines during his 28-year naval career, retiring as a captain. He is corporate improvement manager at Exelon Generation.    The following have been named board members: Michael Matulewicz , a deckhand for Moran Towing; Melissa Black-Simmons , assistant manager, agency community relations, Philabundance, and Robert D. Wombwell , a Realtor with Re/Max Access in Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two days after Cardinal O'Hara High School principal Marie Rogai was abruptly fired, parents expressed frustration Wednesday at what they perceived as a lack of communication from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Superintendent of Secondary Schools Carol Cary told about 100 parents gathered in the school auditorium that the archdiocese felt the school needed a new leader right away. "It couldn't have waited any longer," she said. She said she would not answer any questions, but many stood up to shout questions anyway.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
You would think Rajiv L. Gupta was busy enough with his day job. The last chairman and CEO of Philadelphia-based Rohm & Haas, which he and his shareholders sold to Dow Chemical for $18 billion four years ago, Gupta runs Avantor Performance Materials, a $500 million (yearly sales) chemical company with plants on four continents, which he hopes to sell at a profit "in the next two to three years. " But minding his own business isn't enough. Gupta is also busy helping run other public companies - and advising fellow CEOs.
NEWS
May 7, 2013
By Raymond Lamboy Gov. Christie has set the stage, and Mayor Dana L. Redd has cleared the path for a grand experiment in urban public education that will unfold in Camden. As with every well-thought-out experiment, a thesis or hypothesis statement is presented to measure success or failure. In this instance, the thesis seems to be this: The introduction and expansion of alternative-education models will lead to a functioning education system that will provide the children of Camden with an education on par with their suburban neighbors and will result in greatly increased student achievement.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cooper Health System in Camden has agreed to pay $12.6 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that it made improper payments to doctors in an effort to build its cardiology business, the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey said Thursday. From October 2004 through 2010, local doctors were paid $18,000 to attend four meetings of the Cooper Heart Institute Advisory Board in any given year under "consulting" and "compensation" agreements, in possible violation of antikickback laws, state and federal law enforcement officials contended.
NEWS
December 31, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Walter Joseph Lufkin Jr., 95, a longtime Abington resident and an Atlantic Richfield Co. employee for three decades, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, of cerebrovascular disease at Rydal Park in Jenkintown. Mr. Lufkin joined the Atlantic Refining Co. in 1945. His responsibilities included the field of industrial engineering, which was new at the time, and later, implementation of information technology. In the 1970s, he retired from Atlantic Richfield Co., now part of British Petroleum, with the title systems implementation manager.
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