November 11, 2011
DOVER, Del. - Lawyers for the City of Wilmington and the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement Thursday allowing the use of a downtown plaza by Occupy Delaware protesters. City officials announced the agreement hours after a judge ruled that the protesters could use Spencer Plaza as they saw fit pending a hearing Friday in a lawsuit claiming that the city is violating their rights of assembly and free speech. Under the agreement, which was approved by Occupy Delaware participants in a vote Thursday night, protesters could erect tents on two-thirds of the plaza and would not have to obtain a city permit or pay a fee. - AP
January 17, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Standing on the top deck of a parking garage he hopes to replace with the Provence casino, developer Bart Blatstein on Wednesday introduced two high-profile New York chefs who want to join him as restaurant partners. TV personality Tom Colicchio of Top Chef and Manhattan restaurateur Andrew Carmellini said they would open restaurants if Blatstein's project is selected for the city's second casino license. Both chefs declared Philadelphia "a great food city. " Blatstein "didn't have to sell me very hard," said Colicchio, Top Chef's head judge and owner of the Craft restaurants in New York.
September 8, 2011
Stonebridge Financial Corp., the parent of Stonebridge Bank in Exton, entered a restrictive agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia designed to conserve financial resources for the bank, which has lost $10.8 million over the last four quarters and has seen its equity decline by $18 million, or 46 percent, in that period. The agreement, dated Sept. 1 but released Thursday, prohibits privately held Stonebridge Financial from paying dividends or redeeming stock or debt without permission from the Fed, which regulates bank holding companies.
June 21, 2014 |
A labor agreement to lower union costs on new construction won unanimous approval Thursday from the Philadelphia Housing Authority's board of commissioners. Herb Wetzel, a PHA commissioner and executive director for housing and community development issues for City Council, said he "never thought he'd see the day that we'd get an affordable housing agreement in Philadelphia. " Under the pact, the building trades would lower costs by 20 percent on large-scale construction projects for the housing authority.
December 12, 2012 |
HONG KONG - HSBC says it's paying $1.9 billion in penalties to settle a U.S. money laundering probe. The investigation into HSBC has focused on the transfer of billions of dollars on behalf of nations such as Iran and the transfer of money from Mexican drug cartels. The British bank said in statement Tuesday that the settlement involves a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The bank won't be prosecuted if it meets certain conditions, such as strengthening internal controls to prevent money laundering.
April 27, 2006
Re Cletus McBride's letter "A body query": Mr. McBride should've noticed at the Body Worlds exhibit the many signs explaining that the bodies on display were those of people who signed agreements before their deaths, allowing their remains to be put on display for the exhibit. So, to answer your question of why all the models were Caucasian, I assume that it's because only Caucasians signed the agreement. Thomas C. Clemens Philadelphia
March 28, 2013 |
The soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference announced Tuesday that it has an agreement with longtime partner CBS Sports to televise men's basketball games through the 2019-20 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced. "We are delighted to be extending the historic and successful relationship that we have enjoyed with CBS Sports since 1983," Big East president Mike Aresco said in a statement. "This agreement further illustrates the excitement and anticipation that surround the reinvention of our conference, and it will provide our fans across the country the opportunity to watch our games on network television.
April 16, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - A political brawl has broken out between the mayor and a sheriff who runs the city jail, which has come under scrutiny for a video showing inmates using drugs, drinking beer, and handling a gun. Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked a judge last week to take the extraordinary step of placing the jail under federal oversight, effectively wresting control away from Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Landrieu is upset over an agreement Gusman reached with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the jail, saying the city, which funds the jail, can't afford the potential expense.
December 13, 2013 |
AFTER threatening a strike, the leader of Philly's prison-healthcare-workers union has reached a tentative agreement with the company that manages treatment for the city's roughly 9,000 inmates, sources with knowledge of the negotiations said. Henry Nicholas, president of the National Union of Hospital & Health Care Employees District 1199C, is expected to present to his 270 prison workers a compromise that will include wage increases and less-generous health-care plans. If approved, the agreement would avert a strike threatened in an op-ed by Nicholas in yesterday's Inquirer . Nicholas and representatives of Corizon, a Tennessee company that the city pays $42 million per year to manage the city's prison health care, spent hours yesterday in the offices of Everett Gillison, Mayor Nutter's chief of staff.
March 14, 2015 |
A deal in Washington Township between elected officials and school leaders may help temper opposition to a housing and commercial project initiated seven years ago. The township council approved a measure Wednesday to allocate 44 percent of the revenue from a proposed tax agreement for the Washington Square redevelopment project to the school district. Resistance to the project from residents and school officials has centered on concerns that the planned housing components and a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT)