August 9, 2016
Abington-Jefferson Health has named Orlando C. Kirton as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Kirton, a trauma surgeon, served between 1992 and 2001 in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, where he ascended to the rank of major. He had been the Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Chair of Surgery and chief of trauma at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., and professor and vice chair of surgery University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
May 24, 2016 |
Philadelphia citizen Vincent Fumo, still The Senator to his admirers as if the FBI never moved him from Harrisburg to Ashland, Ky., has a public-service warning: Today's thieves are more brazen than ever online and it's easier to lose lots of money, fast, from one email. Here's how it nearly happened to him: It's boating season, and eager new captains like Fumo have been making payments to Drexel Hill's John McDevitt, broker at Bluewater Yachts , with offices from the Chesapeake to the Keys.
April 26, 2016 |
Where have all the bankers gone? The continental lenders, with their corner branches - Wells Fargo and PNC , Citizens , TD and Bank of America - still compete with JPMorgan Chase , Capital One , and other branchless brands for Philadelphia's corporate and mass consumer clients. But the local banks that focused on local businesses and their owners have consolidated, to cut costs and squeeze profits from low interest rates and weak loan demand in this slow-growing region. BB&T , from North Carolina, has taken over National Penn and Susquehanna . Souderton- based Univest is absorbing Fox Chase Bank . Philadelphia's East River Bank agreed last month to sell to Downingtown's DNB . Beneficial Bank , last of the multibillion-dollar banks once based in Philadelphia, made $93 million in new loans, mostly to businesses, in the year's first three months - but spent $82 million buying back its own stock to prop up share prices, betting that would be a better investment than more loans.
March 31, 2016
FBI seeks help catching robber The FBI/Philadelphia Police Joint Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking help in identifying a man suspected of robbing at least three Center City banks in the last year. The stickups happened July 27 at the Beneficial Bank, 1600 Chestnut St.; Oct. 7 at the Republic Bank, 1601 Walnut St.; and March 18 at the Firstrust Bank, 1515 Market St. Officials said that in each robbery the bandit wore a baseball cap and sunglasses, passed a demand note to a teller, and fled on foot after getting the money.
March 15, 2016 |
The Community Design Collaborative, a Philadelphia provider of pro bono design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, has named Julie Bush, Kevin Gray, and Carol Horne Penn to its board. Bush is a registered landscape architect and vice president of Ground Reconsidered, Gray is director of real estate development for New Kensington Community Development Corp., and Penn is a vice president with Clemens Construction Co. Elise Vider has been named the new chair of the steering committee of the Design Advocacy Group , succeeding architect Kiki Bolender.
February 19, 2016
An alleged Center City bank robber was arrested by police Tuesday after refusing to pay for his meal at an International House of Pancakes restaurant, according to federal authorities. Michael Bellini of Philadelphia was arrested at the restaurant at 13th and Walnut Streets after a manager called police to complain that Bellini had declined to pay his bill, according to charging documents. Bellini - already under federal supervision for a previous bank-robbery conviction - subsequently confessed to robbing three banks in four days starting Saturday, charging documents said.
November 3, 2015
Litigator and higher-education legal authority Robert C. Clothier has been hired as senior assistant to the president at Ursinus College , Collegeville. A cabinet-level position, he will provide in-house legal counsel and serve as the college's primary liaison to its board of trustees. He had been a partner at Saul Ewing L.L.P. in the firm's Higher Education and Commercial Litigation practices. World Wide Stereo, a Hatfield electronics retailer, has promoted Emily Cole to director of e-commerce, from director of customer experience.
October 20, 2015
Cedric Rockamore has been elected to the board of the Walnut Street Theatre , Philadelphia. He is vice president, hub operations, Philadelphia International Airport, American Airlines. Beneficial Bank, Philadelphia, has named Michael J. Donahue to its board. A veteran of 16 boards of directors, he works as an adviser to growth companies funded by the venture-capital firm NewSpring Capital. Previously, he was chief operating officer, KPMG L.L.P. and KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint). Delaware Valley Floral Group , Sewell, has elected Christine Jacobs and Ron Carkoski to the board of the family-owned floral-distribution company.
September 29, 2015 |
Although there were some skeptics in the crowd, I thought Mark Wahlberg gave a polished delivery during the officiating of Saturday night's Festival of Families. He didn't take himself too seriously or pretend to be something he was not, a fear I had when I first heard he was hosting. In reference to the movie, "Ted," he said: "Holy Father, please forgive me . . . I've always hoped the good Lord has a sense of humor when it comes and pertains to many of the movies that I've made.
September 28, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Real estate agent Tomeki J. McDuffie calls Beverly "the itty-bitty city. " Perhaps that's because cities are usually much larger than this Burlington County community hugging the Delaware River between Delanco and Edgewater Park. With a population of about 2,600, Beverly also is physically one of New Jersey's smallest cities - 502 acres, about the size of your typical Philadelphia-area borough, which it was until 1857.