January 21, 1995 |
You've had a chance to hear the candidates, now it's time to vote. Neighborhood residents will have an opportunity today to select representatives to community trust boards that will help decide which projects will be funded from the $79 million in federal empowerment zone money. In December, Philadelphia and Camden were selected to share business tax breaks and $100 million - $79 million for Philadelphia, $21 million for Camden. The money and tax breaks can be used for housing, business development, drug rehabilitation and other programs.
March 23, 1990 |
Minnesota coach Clem Haskins stood at attention, arms folded, face crunched into a scowl. Though the vastness of the Superdome nearly drowned his deep, booming voice, Haskins kept shouting, "Crash the boards. Crash the boards. Crash the boards. " The message finally reached the Gophers. They crashed the boards. Even in the Superdome, Haskins could hear the sound of bodies meeting. Thud. Then Haskins smiled. "We're going to need a lot of that tomorrow night," he said yesterday.
March 13, 1992 |
Mayor Rendell moved yesterday to increase his influence on the boards of the Redevelopment and Philadelphia Housing authorities. Rendell named Ernest Jones, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, to the boards of both authorities, saying the appointment would help bring about "a coordinated approach in housing. " Jones will replace John Paone on the RA board and Clayton Carter Jr. on the PHA board. Both were appointed to the non-salaried posts by former Mayor Wilson Goode.
January 31, 1991 |
Middle Township dominated the boards last night against the limited play of Wildwood's 6-foot-6 center Mike Emory and came away with a 46-40 victory in a Cape-Atlantic League National Division game. The win keeps the host Panthers (14-3 overall, 10-2 league) even with Bridgeton and one game behind Cape-National leader St. Augustine. Wildwood (12-4, 9-3) falls two games off the pace. "They are a completely different team without Emory," said Middle coach Tom Feraco. "He's one of the league's best players and, with him in the middle, they are very tough to defend.
October 29, 1989 |
When Martha W. Bark was named to fill a vacant freeholder seat in Burlington County five years ago, she joined only 17 other women serving on county freeholder boards throughout the state. She ran successfully for re- election just months later, and by the time she was sworn in again, the number of female freeholders had climbed to 19. "In some cases," Bark said, "there certainly has been reluctance on the part of voters to accept women. That's certainly fading. " And yet, the number of female freeholders around the state has dropped since 1985.
April 4, 2000 |
Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind'Amour sustained a concussion and was removed from the ice on a stretcher after being checked into the boards by Pittsburgh's Bob Boughner last night. Brind'Amour had his head immobilized, but was alert and moving his arms when he was taken to the Hurricanes' locker room for evaluation during the host Penguins' 3-2 victory. Brind'Amour might not be able to fly back with the team because the pressure of high elevations could aggravate the concussion.
May 1, 1988 |
Every time you drive across the Ben Franklin or Walt Whitman Bridges, you pay a toll. Every time you drive down the turnpike, you pay a toll. Every time you hop on the Atlantic City Expressway, you pay a toll. But you don't elect the people who decide how much you pay. No one does. Those bridges and roads are run by self-governing, autonomous boards called independent authorities. The board members, while they are appointed by elected officials, have command of the operations once they are in office.
November 22, 1986
As a member of a local board, I make the following points in response to Neal Peirce's Nov. 8 column, "Grade many schoolboards with an F": Today's governors can ignore the schools. They must rely on the legislature to authorize the funds for the mandates. Pretty speeches do not translate themselves to dollars. A move to the "voucher system" would create a situation that could end the existence of many schools. At the same time you would see a true beginning of an elitist system of education.
March 22, 2013
Boards, commissions and offices created or re-established under Mayor Nutter: * Mayor's Office of the Chief Integrity Officer * Mayor's Advisory Committee on Construction Industry Diversity * Mayor's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy * Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council * Mayor's Advisory Task Force on Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform * Office of LGBT Affairs * Mayor's LGBT Advisory Board * Office...
April 9, 1998 |
If I broke my leg, I would not have an amputation. If we have a "broken" school system, we do not need to change how it is governed; we need to fix its fundamental educational flaws. The Legislative Commission on Restructuring Pennsylvania's Urban Schools has proposed many solid interventions already in progress for more than three years as part of the Children Achieving agenda. And the results are encouraging: Between 1996 and 1997, 82 percent of the 247 schools improved their academic performance, including 71 schools that met their two-year goals in one year.