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February 12, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FOLKS IN THE BLOCK of Tackawanna Street between Kinsey and Gillingham, in Frankford, knew Beverly Dennison-Pritchett as a devoted leader. Beverly saw it as her job to make sure the block was clean, no trash strewn about and, most important of all, no rowdiness. As the block captain, Beverly took her position seriously. She wanted her block to shine above all the others in Philadelphia. "She loved doing things for her family and her community," said her daughter, Georganna Pritchett.
NEWS
February 12, 2015 | By Sarai Flores and Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writers
Stephen Timothy Roll, 61, of Bala Cynwyd, an executive at WHYY for more than two decades, died Friday, Feb. 6, of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Known as Tim, Mr. Roll had a long career in the Philadelphia radio and TV industry. He was a manager of corporate underwriting at WHYY, where he worked for 24 years. In his role with WHYY, Mr. Roll sold advertising spots to corporate and nonprofit clients across all platforms - radio, TV and on www.whyy.org . Before that, Mr. Roll worked in radio advertising sales for WCAU-AM, KYW-AM, and WMGK-FM.
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saying they had been "swatted," police are investigating two false reports of shootings in Bala Cynwyd in Lower Merion Township Saturday. "Nobody was shot in our township," a Lower Merion Township police dispatcher said Saturday. When "swatting," callers play a dangerous trick on law enforcement by contacting police to report crimes that never occurred, prompting officers to rush to the scene for no reason. Besides wasting resources, it creates unecessary danger as officers drive quickly to the scene.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Debra Ann Whitlow Rosier, 54, of Wallingford, an executive at a media company in Bala Cynwyd, died Friday, Jan. 30, of breast cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Orlando, Mrs. Rosier grew up in Cohasset, Mass. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Syracuse University in 1982. Mrs. Rosier worked for advertising agencies in Dallas and Boston before joining Harmelin Media in Bala Cynwyd in 1992. Her first job was as a senior media planner, evaluating the best mix of media outlets in order to get a client's message across.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The company with the most job openings in metro Philadelpha is - Oracle Corp. ? The California-based business software giant is at the top of the regional hiring list, according to a January scan of corporate openings collected by the jobs website SimplyHired.com. Next on the list are Johnson & Johnson, Comcast, Penn Medicine , and Pricewaterhouse- Coopers . Six months ago J&J had the most local jobs open; a year ago it was Bayada , the home-health aide company.
NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claude B. Kershner Jr., 86, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, longtime owner-operator of an office products firm, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, of heart failure at his home in Audubon, Montgomery County. Mr. Kershner was not one to waste time. In 1952, he went on a blind date with Mary Ellen McCormick. By 1962, the couple, now married, had produced eight children. After a stint as a salesman in 1960, Mr. Kershner bought a small retail stationery store in Upper Darby with three employees. With his family's assistance, he built C.B. Kershner Inc. in Manayunk into one of the largest office products firms in the region.
NEWS
December 26, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Sister Eileen Marie Sheehan, 86, a longtime elementary schoolteacher, died Monday, Dec. 8, of coronary artery disease at McAuley Convent in Merion. The youngest of nine children, Sister Eileen Marie attended St. Francis de Sales School and West Catholic High School for Girls. After graduating in 1946, she entered the Sisters of Mercy, and professed her vows in 1949. She spent 30 years in elementary education within the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Her assignments included stints at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, both in Philadelphia; St. Matthias in Bala Cynwyd; St. Denis in Havertown, and Holy Martyrs, in Oreland.
NEWS
December 9, 2014
ISSUE | JUSTICE Stanch protests Why not just completely dispense with grand juries ("Grand jury clears officer in N.Y. death; protests follow," Dec. 4)? Instead, have all such decisions made by a permanent panel consisting of the president, the attorney general, various members of Congress, and, of course, countless social advocates. After all, they know what is fair and correct without wasting time hearing all the facts. By eliminating grand juries, we also could have eliminated the anarchy that followed two recent decisions on deaths involving police.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nation's businesses added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, demonstrating strength in the job market. But Kenny Dubin, who runs a recruiting company in Bala Cynwyd, didn't need Friday's report from the U.S. Labor Department to evaluate the economy. "October and November were the two best direct-hire months in the history of my company," said Dubin, chief executive of the Dubin Group, founded in 1998. Not only did the nation's payrolls add 321,000 jobs in November, beating expectations, but the Labor Department revised data from earlier months, adding 44,000 jobs to the numbers reported in September and October.
NEWS
December 5, 2014
R ONIT TEHRANI, 26, of Overbrook Farms, is co-founder (with Edward Kraftmann, 29, of Bala Cynwyd; and Jonathan Krause, 20, of Teaneck, N.J.) of So2Speak.org, a nonprofit group that combines speech and education to empower youth. It consists of two main programs: Strive2Speak, which enhances speech fluency, and Education2Enrichment, an after-school lounge for middle- and high-school students in Bala Cynwyd. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for So2Speak? A: Edward and I started a nonprofit and wanted to reach more people because originally it was to help students with speech impediments.
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