February 20, 2004 |
Borough officials said yesterday they ended a nationwide search when Shelagh Purnell, the assistant director of the West Chester Recreation Department since 1995, said she was interested in the top spot. Borough manager Ernie McNeeley made the decision and the council approved her promotion Wednesday night. "I was pleased to discontinue the recruitment process when Shelagh elected to become a candidate for the position," McNeeley said yesterday in a news release. "She has been an excellent, hardworking assistant director and we are always happy to be able to promote from within when there are qualified candidates.
May 25, 2016 |
IT'S 4:45 ON a recent weekday and there's a light drizzle coming down on the Taney Youth Baseball Association fields at FDR Park in South Philly, across Broad Street from the sports complex, where the Phillies are supposed to play Miami in a little more than two hours. It's been raining on and off for most of the afternoon. The forecast is calling for the precipitation to stop, well, soon. One of the in-house teams in the league for 11- and 12-year-olds, the Wizards, has just arrived in several carloads.
March 30, 2013 |
Sarah Knechel braced for the onslaught that follows admission decisions. It usually starts 25 minutes after the decisions are posted. "In the spring, we hate picking up the phone because it's either why didn't I get admitted? I got admitted, why didn't you give me merit money?" said Knechel, 28, associate director of admissions. "Every so often, you'll get a thank you, and those are the calls that make the other ones bearable. " Some applicants who complain have a point, she concedes.
January 2, 2015
Jeffrey Lurie, chairman/CEO Don Smolenski, president Howie Roseman, general manager Chip Kelly, head coach Scouting Anthony Patch, director of college scouting Rick Mueller, director of pro personnel Tom Donahue, senior football adviser Ed Marynowitz, assistant director of player personnel Michael Bradway, assistant director of college scouting Football operations James Harris, chief of staff Jake Rosenberg,...
January 27, 2015
The public relations and crisis communications firm Bellevue Communications Group , Philadelphia and Harrisburg, has promoted Diana Torralvo to senior account executive from account executive. In her new role, Torralvo will be responsible for handling media, public relations, and social-media strategies for clients. NRG Energy , Philadelphia, has hired Keri Murschell as director of business and product innovation, East retail. She founded Keri Golf, a company focused on women's products, and later sold it to a large manufacturer.
October 23, 1988 |
Emil Zarella, 81, a 1924 graduate of Girard College who grew up to head the institution, died Friday at Paoli Memorial Hospital. He lived in St. Davids. Mr. Zarella was born in Philadelphia and was 3 when his father died. At age 8, he was accepted into Girard, where admission was then limited, by the terms of Stephen Girard's will, to fatherless white boys. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the provision restricting admission to white males in 1968. While attending Girard, Mr. Zarella was known as a good student and athlete, and he set the college's record for the longest home run ever hit. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania and pursued graduate studies at Penn and at Temple University.
October 24, 2012 |
The special agent who runs the FBI's Philadelphia division will be named assistant director in charge of the bureau's New York City office, possibly as soon as Wednesday, according to a knowledgeable source. The agent, George C. Venizelos, had been considered the front-runner for the New York post, one of the most prominent within the bureau. Spokesmen at the FBI's Washington headquarters and its New York and Philadelphia offices declined to comment late Tuesday. But agents within both field offices were notified of the decision, said the source, who was not authorized to publicly discuss it. For Venizelos, 52, the promotion is a homecoming of sorts.
November 30, 2012
Here are the 25 nonunion school district employees that got raises since the end of last school year. NAME // TITLE // OLD SALARY // NEW SALARY *Michelle Armstrong // Director, career and technical education // $74,353 //$92,000 *John Barber // Director, grants compliance //$66,000 //$81,000 Jennifer Barry // Assistant director, financial services // $73,929 //$85,029 *Martina Boardley // Regional access...
June 9, 2012 |
The NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions was postponed for the second consecutive day Friday and was rescheduled for Monday. The meet was stopped because of rain and lightning Thursday and was supposed to resume Friday. But because of the threat of more bad weather and because many schools had conflicts with graduation or a prom, the meet was pushed back again, NJSIAA assistant director Don Danser said. The resumption is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at Lombardi Field in Old Bridge.
February 19, 2000 |
John Demby has been named the interim athletic director at Rancocas Valley for the remainder of the school year. Demby has replaced Carmen Cella, the longtime athletic director at Rancocas Valley, who returned to become the interim AD in late December after athletic director Len Grzywacz left for personal reasons. Cella, who retired after the 1998 school year, said that this was his final week in the interim roll and that Demby only wants the job on an interim basis. "John doesn't want the position past this school year," Cella said yesterday.