February 17, 2014 |
Richard W. Ennis, 66, who retired in January 2004 after a Philadelphia career with Bell Atlantic and Verizon, died of lung cancer Monday, Feb. 10, at his home in Atco. "One of his major jobs was after 9/11," son-in-law Mark Dooling said in a phone interview. As a phone repairman, Mr. Ennis "did everything from first response" work in New York City to helping at Verizon's command center there, Dooling said. While being driven from one location to another in New York with other Philadelphia-area Verizon staffers, "he had overheard one of the New York Verizon managers saying: 'Where do these guys work?
February 13, 2013 |
He's the son of a Mummer, a Northeast Philly kid who made it big in high-tech management. Stephen J. Felice's career parallels the rapid innovations that have built, wrecked and reinvented some of America's biggest businesses since the 1980s while changing the way we talk to one another. A veteran of the Philadelphia-based Bell Atlantic Corp. enterprise group that created Verizon, Felice is now the $10 million-a-year president and chief commercial officer of Dell Inc., which is struggling to remake itself from a big-but-aging computer supplier into a "global IT solutions provider.
August 6, 2010 |
Brandywine Realty Trust, a national, commercial real estate company, said Thursday that it had acquired one of Center City's most distinctive office buildings, the pink-tinged, 53-story high-rise known as the Bell Atlantic Tower, in a $129 million transaction. The company said the deal would bring to 3.9 million square feet the total commercial office space it owns in Philadelphia, much of it in the Logan Square area, where the building, at 1717 Arch St., is located. Taken together, the company said, the purchase from an affiliate of the Blackstone Group, which will become a 5 percent owner of Brandywine in the transaction, signals that Brandywine executives are confident about the ongoing vitality of the city's commercial real estate market.
September 11, 2009 |
Ernest J. Walter III, 76, of Springfield, Delaware County, a retired telephone company executive, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Saturday at Springfield Hospital. Mr. Walter, who was born at home on New Year's Day, grew up in Southwest Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram High School. He attended Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media. During the Korean War, he served in the Army as a communications instructor. After his discharge, Mr. Walter was a lineman for Bell Telephone and earned a bachelor's degree at night from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
July 1, 2008 |
William O. Albertini of Berwyn, retired chief financial officer of Bell Atlantic, died of a heart attack while playing golf at Eagles Mere Country Club in Eagles Mere, Pa., on Saturday, the day before his 65th birthday. Mr. Albertini retired from Bell Atlantic in 1999, shortly before the company merged to become Verizon. During his 33-year career with Bell, he held various positions, including director of investor relations and vice president and president of Bell Atlantic Enterprises, before becoming chief financial officer in 1992.
May 31, 2001 |
PRESIDENT Bush's "No Child Left Behind" school reform passed the House last week. Considering what a colossal black hole the U.S. Department of Education has become, the $24 billion plan would be more appropriately dubbed No Dime Left Behind. If Beltway pols were truly interested in educational accountability, they wouldn't be funneling billions of dollars through a bureaucracy that can't keep track of its funds. The Education Department failed its last three financial audits and is on track to fail again.
August 11, 2000 |
An apparent grassroots storm overwhelmed the Capitol mailroom early last year: at least 15,000 postcards demanding that lawmakers allow Bell Atlantic to offer long-distance telephone service in Pennsylvania. Such passion on this obscure issue puzzled politicians, who, it turns out, were right to be skeptical. Bell Atlantic of Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle charges that it fraudulently used consumers' names in the lobbying campaign, Attorney General Mike Fisher announced yesterday.
August 10, 2000 |
Christine Theresa Morgan, a fun-loving former phone company worker and school administrator who would do anything for you, except give up her recipe for Jewish apple cake, died Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 50 and lived in Mount Airy. Morgan most recently worked for several months in administration at the Ivy Leaf School before leaving for health reasons in 1998. Previously she worked briefly at Raycon Corp. and worked for about 15 years at Bell Atlantic and AT&T.
August 10, 2000 |
The state ratepayer advocate yesterday assailed Bell Atlantic-New Jersey's petition to deregulate the local phone market, calling the plan "totally unacceptable" because it would more than double basic rates. Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, a unit of Verizon Communications, has asked the state Board of Public Utilities to declare the local phone market sufficiently competitive to warrant deregulation. If the board approves the plan, the company says it will restructure its basic services - offering more services, but at a higher price.
July 11, 2000 |
Delaware County's backup 911 system failed June 18 because Bell Atlantic telephone technicians had failed to install key circuits in it, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency officials have determined. The finding was reported in a June 30 letter from the agency's deputy director, Carl C. Kuehn 2d, to Edwin J. Truitt, Delaware County's Emergency Services director. It was made public yesterday by County Council Chairman Wallace H. Nunn. Lightning struck a 300-foot antenna next to the county emergency communications center in Lima at 4:15 p.m. on Father's Day, shutting down emergency calls from 47 of Delaware County's 49 municipalities during a storm characterized by extensive flooding, numerous lightning strikes and some wind damage.