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January 5, 2016
The New Hope Historical Society has elected Carole Oberholtzer Martin president. She had been a sales engineer in the building controls and automation industry for 20 years. She has served on the board of the Valley Forge Historical Society. Other officers include Edwin Hild, cofounder and owner of Olde Hope Antiques Inc., New Hope, vice president, and Chuck Mintzer, member of the Friends of the Delaware Canal and Solebury Township Historical Society, treasurer. New members are Mary Ellen Mason, co-owner of the Lambertville House, Lambertville; Claire Shaw, periodontist and owner of Doylestown Periodontics, Doylestown; Bryce Sanders, president, of Perceptive Business Solutions.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
The sign above Ian C. Rexach's barbershop just outside Northern Liberties proudly promises the "sharpest cuts in the city. " But when a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge found against his business in a 2012 tax delinquency case after he failed to show up in court, it was his mother - Common Pleas Court Judge Angeles Roca - who was quick with the cutting remarks. Roca was furious with Judge Dawn A. Segal for denying her son's request to reopen his case, and called Segal's colleague - Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. - to complain.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has imposed fines on the political committees for two City Council members, including President Darrell L. Clarke, and a state senator for violations stemming from missed deadlines for publicly reporting campaign money. The fines are part of settlements reached between the board and the committees. "None of this appears to be deliberate," said Shane Creamer, executive director of the board. "I think these are just mistakes of omission, and just bookkeeping and filing mistakes.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Following a molto allegro search process, the Curtis Institute of Music board on Thursday approved a new chairman. Real estate mogul Mark E. Rubenstein will succeed Nina Baroness von Maltzahn on June 1, after the end of the academic year, the school announced. Rubenstein, 74, joined the board in 2009, and has been active in matters relating to facilities, governance, and fund-raising. He advised the school on construction of Lenfest Hall, and was a major contributor to the campaign to build the addition.
NEWS
November 30, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writers
When Narberth Councilor Gigi Tevlin-Moffat wore jeans to a council meeting after a day of working at the food bank she runs, a resident told her to dress more appropriately. When Mary Fuller was elected to the Lansdale Borough Council in 2009, a male administrator patted her on the shoulder and wondered if "all the big numbers" confused her. And when Haverford Township Commissioner Jane Hall introduces a new proposal, she knows one vote she'll never get - that of a commissioner from her own party who routinely opposes her because of her gender, she believes.
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