CollectionsBoards
IN THE NEWS

Boards

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 23, 2012 | By Ashley Primis, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a graphic designer, Mike Dew is inspired by what he sees - especially while tooling around on the Internet. "I come across things that I want to cook, or stuff for my apartment, or things for work like type, design, architecture. " Now, it all gets tacked on his Pinterest page. Get ready to embrace the newest social media darling - because along with your Facebook wall, Twitter handle, and LinkedIn profile, now you must have a Pinterest page. That is, if you are the creative, visual type.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in January that states including Pennsylvania must resentence those given mandatory life-without-parole terms as juveniles, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has signaled that parole will be the primary, perhaps only, means of release for the city's 300 or so juvenile lifers, the largest such population in the world. Now, a federal judge who remanded two cases, one from Philadelphia and another from Delaware County, has said such a resentencing scheme - accomplished by pairing a minimum sentence, such as 35 years, with a maximum of life - would violate the high court's ruling.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
A group of Camden residents who want the city's school board to be an elected body rather than one appointed by the mayor suffered a setback Monday when a judge dismissed their lawsuit against the school district. The suit, filed in April in Superior Court in Camden, asked that city residents be allowed to vote on whether to appoint or elect members of the board. It also argued that the question should have gone before voters in April 2014, as specified in 2010 legislation that ended the state's takeover of the City of Camden.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
William "Howard" Fritz IV was 6 when he got his first job at his family's lumberyard in Berwyn. He was the "nail picker-upper. " During weighing, nails fell out of bags, and the boy was tasked with recovering them - making him the fifth-generation Fritz to serve the building needs of the growing Chester County community. After an hour, his father, who was 9 when he started as a sweeper, returned to count the collected nails. There were a half-dozen. He bent down, hands on knees, and looked his son in the eyes.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced Friday that five of the longest-serving and highest-paid board members on the $12.3-billion Hershey Trust for poor children would resign over the next 18 months after a probe into the board's compensation, governance, and travel expenses. Friday's settlement would create a new majority for the embattled nine-member board. It also was the second attempt by Kane in four years - and the fourth since 1994 - to fix the scandal-plagued charity.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2016
Reinvestment Fund, a Philadelphia nonprofit rebuilding distressed towns and cities through the use of capital and information, has named Saul A. Behar to its board. He is vice president and general counsel at the University City Science Center. The City Avenue Special Services District has elected Kevin Michaels and Mark C. Reed to its board. They replace C. Kevin Gillespie and Lita Cohen. Michaels, managing partner at Cross Properties, is a major property owner in the district.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
THE FORMER chairman of the South Street Headhouse District was accused Friday of misappropriating $1.4 million meant to beautify and promote the entertainment corridor and using it to cover bills at two restaurants he owned on the strip. Federal prosecutors allege that Dan Christensen, co-owner of Copabanana and Redwood, illegally withdrew money - sometimes as much as $430,000 at a time - from the district's business accounts to prop up his businesses between November 2014 and June 2015.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, Staff Writer
LEHMAN, Pa. - Despite criticism over his approval of $93 million in settlement payments to Jerry Sandusky's accusers, Philadelphia investment-fund manager Ira Lubert was elected chairman of Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees Friday. The election was uncontested, but some alumni trustees had been vocal last week about their hesitance to elect Lubert without public scrutiny of the money paid to 32 Sandusky accusers. As chair of the board's legal subcommittee in 2012, Lubert oversaw the payout negotiation process.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITERS
The impending dismissal of Temple University president Neil D. Theobald had its roots in a growing conflict with members of the board of trustees who faulted him for failing to consult them on key issues and mishandling others, according to people familiar with the board's decision-making. The rift began in March, when a $22 million shortfall was projected in the university's financial-aid budget for merit scholarships, several sources said. It intensified last month, they said, when Theobald removed provost Hai-Lung Dai and announced his replacement without consulting the board.
SPORTS
July 15, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WE'VE NEVER been a nation that allows the dissonance between our words and actions to slow us down, so perhaps we should look at Temple's proposed football stadium less as an unnecessary vanity project with the potential to metastasize into a full-blown money pit and more as a monument to the indomitable nature of the American spirit. Take, for example, the following sequence that seems to have occurred inside a campus boardroom earlier this week: 1) A majority of those in attendance agreed that a financial-aid budget deficit that had ballooned from $9 million to $22 million was an issue serious enough to warrant the removal of the president responsible for said budget.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|