July 27, 2010 |
Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center) were cited for critical violations of health requirements at food and concession stands, according to health department inspection reports reviewed by ESPN's "Outside the Lines. " ESPN reviewed local health department reports conducted in 2009 of all 107 North American arenas and stadiums occupied by Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
July 19, 2010
Philadelphia Futures , a nonprofit organization committed to helping Philadelphia public high school students attend college, has elected Kevin R. Boyle and Stephen Lis to its board. Boyle is a partner at Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young L.L.P., Philadelphia, where he is chairman of the firm's Business Department and serves on its board of directors. Lis is a partner at KPMG L.L.P., Philadelphia. The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation , an independent organization partnered with the Hatboro-Horsham School District, has named the following to its board: The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board , a volunteer commission appointed by the mayor to govern the public workforce system in the city, said Mayor Nutter had appointed the following to its board: Albert P. Black Jr. is chief operating officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
July 16, 2010 |
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P. is set to announce the hiring of Bart J. Colli, the former general counsel of Aramark Corp., one of Philadelphia's largest employers, as a partner in its business and finance practice. The firm said it anticipated that Colli would provide key insights and tactics as the firm sought to work with financially pressed legal departments of clients seeking to cut costs. "Having overseen the legal department of a Fortune 250 company operating in 20 countries with 260,000 employees for over a decade gives Bart tremendous insight into the issues keeping in-house counsel up at night," said firm chairman Francis Milone.
May 26, 2010 |
Seeing sales opportunities among ecstatic Flyers fans, Aramark will open four "team store outposts" to sell jerseys, Flyers souvenirs, and Stanley Cup merchandise. The Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the National Hockey League Eastern Conference finals on Monday, ushering them into the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1997. The Flyers will play the Blackhawks for the Cup, beginning Saturday in Chicago. "This town is really excited," Ike Richman, spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, said Tuesday.
April 22, 2010 |
Early Wednesday, the former Holmes Lounge & Garden was a drab wood-frame and stucco building on North 27th Street in East Camden. Its mirrored bar and covered patio - where customers including Patti LaBelle, Allen Iverson, and Boyz II Men once enjoyed smooth jazz and hard crabs - were idle. That changed with the arrival of more than 100 volunteers from corporate and nonprofit groups who gave the former popular restaurant a makeover - and a new purpose. Whirring saws, hammers, and fresh paint quickly helped to transform the building into an early child-care and education center.
April 8, 2010 |
For the Phillies' seventh season at Citizens Bank Park, concessionaire Aramark wanted to throw a little change-up in the hot dog routine. Not that hot dogs are unpopular. Last season, Aramark sold 1,314,223 hot dogs at the ballpark. The Center City-based food giant wanted to create a signature variety for its home team - something memorable, something that says Philadelphia and baseball . Aramark decided that the meaty matter would be put to a fan vote. Three choices were unveiled online last month, and all were sampled at the ballpark during last week's two preseason games.
March 13, 2010 |
Aramark Corp., the huge Philadelphia food-service company, routinely cheats local stadium workers out of overtime pay while getting them to work through lunch and breaks without compensation, a union leader said yesterday. "Wage theft occurs when workers are not paid all their wages, or when workers are denied overtime, or when wages aren't paid at all," said Lynne Fox, manager of the Philadelphia Joint Board, an affiliate of Workers United. Fox and several Aramark workers are among plaintiffs who yesterday filed a summons in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court signaling their intention to follow it with a class-action lawsuit.
March 6, 2010 |
Saying it is owed $7.3 million, Aramark Corp., the Philadelphia food-services provider, has sued a New Jersey operator of correctional facilities. In the suit, Aramark contends Community Education Centers Inc., of West Caldwell, N.J., has been in default on bills since at least June 2008. Locally, Aramark services Community Education Centers facilities in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Reading, and Trenton. Aramark's lawsuit, filed Feb. 18 in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, said Community Education Centers was overdue on $5.2 million of the total, and it requested that a judgment, including interest, costs, and attorney's fees, be entered in its favor.
March 5, 2010 |
The National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia filed unfair-labor-practice charges this week against Aramark Corp., accusing the Philadelphia food-service company of withholding union dues and failing to bargain. A hearing is set for May 3 before a Philadelphia NLRB administrative law judge. More than 1,300 Aramark workers at the Convention Center, St. Joseph's University, the University of Pennsylvania's Steinberg Conference Center, the Wachovia Center, Citizens' Bank Park, and Lincoln Financial Field are affected.