September 30, 2014
The African American Museum in Philadelphia named Harold Epps chairman of the board. He is president and CEO of PRWT Services Inc. The Downingtown Main Street Association elected Bruce Moroney , executive vice president and chief accounting officer at DNB First, and Bruce Mowday , a Chester County author and president of Mowday Group Inc., to its board. Alan Lindy was named to the board of the National Liberty Museum . Lindy is the general and managing partner of Lindy Communities, a family-owned Philadelphia apartment management company.
September 29, 2014 |
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Temple continued its streak of scoring either a defensive or special teams touchdown on Saturday, this time notching two more defensive touchdowns in their 36-10 win over Connecticut. The first when cornerback back Tavon Young intercepted Chandler Whitmer at the Temple 7 and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown with 6 minutes, 23 second to play in the first quarter. But the Owls weren't done. They got another defensive touchdown in the third quarter when Praise Martin-Oguike recovered a fumble and scored.
September 28, 2014 |
Sunoco's storied name, absent from the New York Stock Exchange since the Philadelphia company was acquired by a Dallas energy firm in 2012, will return to the Big Board this year. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP), a Dallas pipeline company that became Sunoco Inc.'s parent company two years ago, announced Thursday night that it will give its recently acquired Texas convenience-store company, Susser Petroleum Partners, a new name that is kind of an old one - Sunoco L.P. The new Sunoco L.P., which will trade under the ticker symbol SUN, will eventually become the corporate umbrella for ETP's growing portfolio of fuel stations and convenience stores, including Sunoco Inc. ETP had said it intended to drop its retail assets into the Susser partnership when it announced the $1.8 billion acquisition in April.
September 28, 2014 |
In a move that would have seemed unimaginable even a year ago, the four unions that work inside the Convention Center will receive the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association's highest award for their role in improving the hospitality business in Philadelphia and at the center. Sharing the honors with the unions at the association's annual awards event in December will be the Convention Center Authority's board, chaired by Gregory J. Fox. Fox and the board members heard the news at Friday morning's monthly meeting from Greg Stafford, general manager of the Inn at Penn and president of the hotel association.
September 25, 2014 |
Thomas Raftery III, the inspector general of the Delaware River Port Authority, is resigning, complaining of interference by the DRPA board and a "hostile" workplace environment. Raftery said in a draft letter dated Monday that his resignation would be effective Oct. 17. Raftery, who was hired in 2012 as the DRPA's first inspector general, has been at odds with many members of the board for months. He was hired to root out fraud, corruption, and inefficiencies at the DRPA. He soon collided with managers and board members, who complained that the inspector general was vindictive and bullying.
September 23, 2014
VOTERS won't be seeing a referendum question on abolishing the School Reform Commission on November's ballot, since City Council had too short a time between passing the resolution last week and the deadline for inclusion; the bill is still on Mayor Nutter's desk, waiting for a signature. Maybe it will appear in May, but voters should pay attention now to what they'll see - and won't see. They may see a nonbinding vote saying something like, "Should Philadelphia abolish the SRC?"
September 19, 2014 |
"Like day and night" is how John J. "Jack" McCormick describes the difference between living in a boardinghouse and living with a foster family. "I was at the boardinghouse for eight years and I couldn't see an end to it," says McCormick, 72, who is partially disabled from a 1985 stroke. "I thought I was going to leave there in a body bag. " Since August 2013, the retired postal clerk has resided with Bill and Jodi Cleary in their cozy home on a pretty street in Gloucester City, thanks to a New Jersey program called Adult Family Care.
September 17, 2014 |
Girard College on Monday asked the city's Orphans' Court to reconsider its recent ruling that the school cannot suspend its high school and boarding programs to improve its finances. The move, one step short of an appeal, came three weeks after Orphans' Court Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe said the boarding and secondary programs were critical parts of the vision the merchant-banker Stephen Girard outlined in his 1831 bequest. The money he left created the free boarding school for poor orphans on a 43-acre site in Fairmount.