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November 29, 1996 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Powerful state Sen. Vince Fumo will fly to Cleveland next week for heart surgery, sources have told the Daily News. The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the surgery was an elective procedure to correct a leaky valve, and is not considered to be high-risk. The Philadelphia Democrat chose to go to Cleveland, the sources said, because a surgeon there is a nationally known expert in the kind of surgery Fumo needs. The Cleveland Clinic is a highly regarded cardiac care hospital.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2010
Bancroft , a Haddonfield provider of services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and other neurological challenges, has appointed Greg Dobbs of the Philadelphia Phillies to its board of trustees.   Sandra A. Jeskie has been named president of the International Technology Law Association , formerly called the Computer Law Association. She is cochairwoman of the Information Technologies and Telecom interdisciplinary practice group at Duane Morris L.L.P.
FOOD
March 7, 2013 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Chef John Brandt-Lee began renovating his Avalon restaurant in West Chester on the cheap a few years ago. One feature was the wooden cheese table in the middle of the dining room. No thousand-dollar table crafted by artisans. Not on Brandt-Lee's budget. It was handmade and topped with 12-by-12 floor tiles. The cheese boards themselves were made of bamboo and were always falling apart, he recalls. A customer directed him to a small woodworking shop in Montgomery County to get better quality.
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September 20, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Some trustees at Pennsylvania State University are balking at a board proposal that would discourage them from talking publicly about a university matter outside of a board meeting without prior approval of the board chairman. Trustee Alice Pope, a psychology professor at St. John's University, called the practice "totalitarian" and said it would stifle the free exchange of ideas typically considered a cornerstone of a university. Board members Barbara Doran, a private-wealth manager, and former state Sen. Robert Jubelirer also said they viewed the proposal as an attempt to restrict free speech.
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September 18, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Saying that Lincoln University is in "free fall," a group of students, parents, and faculty is calling for the ouster of board of trustees president Kimberly Lloyd, who they complain has done little to resolve the school's deepening fiscal and academic troubles. Armed with a petition that had 472 signatures as of Friday afternoon, they plan to make their case against Lloyd at a news conference Saturday morning on the Chester County campus of the nation's first degree-granting historically black university.
NEWS
September 16, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney's appointee to lead the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment resigned Wednesday, three weeks after his home and office were raided by FBI agents investigating the powerful electricians union and its leader, John Dougherty. James Moylan, a South Philadelphia chiropractor and longtime friend of the union chief, made the decision to step down in consultation with the mayor and his administration, mayoral spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said Wednesday. "The Mayor believes Dr. Moylan has done an exemplary job as the chair of the [Zoning Board]
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, STAFF WRITER
Lower Merion Township residents clashed at the first school board meeting since a Montgomery County judge ruled the district had unnecessarily raised taxes by claiming it was short on funds, when it actually had tens of millions of dollars in reserve. Of approximately 200 people who showed up Monday night, many of the two dozen who addressed the board criticized it for overtaxing the community and not being transparent about its budget process. Others praised the members for doing whatever it took - including per-pupil spending among the highest in the state - to provide a top-notch education for Lower Merion children.
NEWS
September 10, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Under fire for controversial online posts, the chair of Ursinus College's board of trustees has resigned, college president Brock Blomberg announced in an email to faculty and students Thursday evening. Michael C. Marcon, chief executive officer of Equity Risk Partners, based in San Francisco, both relinquished his chairmanship and left the board, the college said. Marcon's resignation came on the day he met with students for two hours and apologized for tweets he made on his private account over the last few years.
NEWS
September 10, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
New regulations aimed at curtailing the high number of tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods, particularly those near schools, were approved Thursday night by the Philadelphia Board of Health. The regulations, designed to reduce tobacco use and discourage children from picking up the habit, include: Suspending tobacco sales permits - for 12 months - to retailers who are cited three times in two years for selling to minors. (In 2015, 23 percent of the city's tobacco retailers sold to youth, according to department data.)
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Tweets by the chairman of Ursinus College's board of trustees have drawn ire from some students and at least one fellow board member, who called them "elitist, racist, sexist, body-shaming," and "generally intolerant," and resigned over them Sunday. The controversy at the small liberal arts school in Collegeville began last week after a student posted on Facebook the tweets by Michael C. Marcon, an insurance executive and 1986 Ursinus graduate. A four-page printout of the tweets also was circulated on campus.
NEWS
September 1, 2016
ISSUE | 30TH STREET STATION Losing a piece of Philly's soul Please Amtrak, don't remove the departures flip board ("A beloved sound will pass," Sunday). In the last 50 years, I have passed through 30th Street Station hundreds of times. It has been wonderful to see this building slowly restored to its original art deco grandeur. The Angel of the Resurrection statue is one of the most emotionally moving pieces of art in the city. The Spirit of Transportation sculpture powerfully displays the evolution of man and the modes of transportation created over time.
NEWS
August 29, 2016 | Adam Hermann, Staff Writer
THE WARM, click-clacking sound of a forgotten time tumbles through the cavernous atrium of 30th Street Station. It emanates from a large, old-fashioned board that displays train departure and arrival times on flaps that spin and spin, cycling through a half-dozen destinations. The board is a reminder of a lost era. And for better or worse, it is nearing its end. Amtrak soon will replace the board, although a timeline has not been set, spokesman Mike Tolbert said Thursday.
NEWS
August 27, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Mark Fazlollah, STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Kenney's appointee to lead the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment this week became the latest ally of labor leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty to fall under federal scrutiny as part of the expanding investigation into the powerful Electricians union. FBI agents served search warrants Tuesday on the Pennsport home and chiropractic office of James Moylan, who has worked as a political consultant for Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in the past, according to sources close to the investigation.
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