May 7, 2013
DEAR HARRY: Several years ago, I co-signed a loan for my son through Sallie Mae, the student-loan corporation. Shortly afterward, he stopped all contact with us and stopped paying on the loan. Naturally, they came after me for payment. Fortunately, I was able to resolve this problem by entering into a co-borrower release agreement with Sallie Mae in February 2009. Since then, I have been contacted from time to time by collection agencies claiming to represent Sallie Mae. They insist that I still owe the full remaining principal on the loan.
April 23, 1999 |
Members of the West Chester Area Educational Support Personnel Association demonstrate over their lack of a contract before Gov. Ridge's arrival at West Chester East High School for a land-use conference. Julie Hunter (left) and Joan Riviello (in plaid) led a group in the protest. The union, which represents about 150 secretaries, aides and technicians, has been without an agreement since July 1. District officials say a pay raise is the main outstanding issue, but the union also wants benefits paid.
January 9, 2014 |
One of the region's leading paving contractors, Danella Cos., has agreed to pay more than $2.3 million to settle claims that it overbilled the Philadelphia Gas Works for materials. The city's Office of Inspector General said Tuesday that it found "significant discrepancies" over three years in the amount of paving materials the Plymouth Meeting company used to patch up roadways after gas-main repairs. The investigation, undertaken at PGW's request, included more than 400 core samples of roadways.
September 3, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - Sens. Robert P. Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware, both Democrats, announced their support for the international nuclear agreement with Iran on Tuesday, putting President Obama on the brink of a major victory. The two became the 32d and 33d senators to support the agreement, one shy of the number needed to sustain a potential Obama veto of any congressional resolution to kill the deal. Both senators, representing states with large Jewish populations and facing intense pressure from both sides of the debate, were seen as key swing votes as Congress prepares to weigh in this month.
September 4, 2015 |
SECRETARY OF STATE John Kerry looked and sounded like a salesman pitching the deal of the century yesterday morning during a speech supporting President Obama's Iran nuclear deal at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center. Though the deal became veto-proof earlier in the morning when Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to announce her support, Kerry nevertheless used the hard sell, warning that Iran would ramp up its efforts to develop nuclear weapons without the deal and would be indefinitely stopped from doing so with its approval.
June 1, 2014 |
New Jersey will channel more than $200 million - in addition to $379 million already allocated - to build replacement rental homes for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, officials said Friday. It will also, for the first time, prioritize the most affected communities across nine counties, giving special attention to Ocean, Atlantic, and Monmouth. The action came as part of a settlement involving the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the State of New Jersey, its Department of Community Affairs, and the complainants: the Latino Action Network, the New Jersey NAACP, and the Fair Housing Center, a Cherry Hill advocacy group.
April 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Friday that it has reached a preliminary agreement on a complex $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, in what would represent the latest major weapons sale to U.S. allies in the Middle East. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attempt to finalize the arms package next week when he is scheduled to visit the three countries. Ultimately, the deal will need the assent of Congress. Defense officials said they have kept lawmakers apprised of the negotiations and revealed basics of the agreement to lawmakers on Thursday.
May 29, 2015 |
When he abruptly resigned from the state House last month, Joe Hackett said he was returning to an $85,290-a-year job with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office after a five-year leave of absence. However, in response to an Inquirer request, the county's open-record office said Tuesday that it had no record that Hackett applied for an extended leave beyond the one granted for his first two years in office under the labor contract between the Fraternal Order of Police and the county.
August 13, 1989 |
The road to Baughman Farm is shady and narrow, winding past country estates to an unspoiled tract in the heart of pastoral Charlestown Township. The farm is prime Chester County land - 59 acres so desirable that some of the area's most prominent residents are battling to control it. The fight has soured longstanding friendships and led to a lawsuit filled with allegations of chicanery and malice. On one side of the court battle are Arnold Bartschi, the elderly millionaire who owns the land, and Henriette Bumeder, his beautiful longtime companion, 36 years his junior.
May 8, 2014 |
THE TEAMSTERS and carpenters who set up exhibits at the Pennsylvania Convention Center could find themselves out of work by Saturday, after refusing yesterday to sign a labor agreement that changes their work rules. Four of the six convention-center unions agreed to a new deal, giving exhibitors more freedom in choosing how their displays are set up and who does what work in the process. The move came after years of dwindling bookings at the center, which was supposed to draw conventions on an international scale.