August 30, 2015 |
Philadelphia City Council candidate Derek Green has been fined $1,200 by the city's ethics board for agreeing to speak at fund-raisers for a political action committee while a city employee. But the board did not fault Green for making that political action committee - the Green Fund - his own campaign fund once he quit his job and announced his bid for office. "When [the Green Fund] became his candidate committee, he was not a city employee, and therefore the political activity rules no longer applied to him," said Shane Creamer, executive director of the Ethics Board.
August 30, 2015 |
Camden school board member Barbara Coscarello stepped down this week after 61/2 years. First appointed in 2009 by Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Coscarello said she wanted to focus on the nonprofit management consulting service she owns, as well as her job as a sociology professor at Camden County College. Coscarello has been through numerous transitions as part of the school board, most recently in 2013, when the state took over the failing district, relegating the board to an advisory role.
August 26, 2015 |
When a supporter of City Councilman David Oh offered to give beyond what the city's campaign finance laws allowed to his reelection bid, Oh didn't turn the man away. Instead, the city's ethics board said Monday, Oh told him to give to another political committee, which then funneled the money to Oh's coffers. Oh, an at-large Republican councilman seeking reelection, agreed to give the city $4,600 of the excess contribution and pay a $2,000 fine. In an interview, Oh said the mistake was unintentional and that what he did was legal before campaign finance laws changed.
August 25, 2015
Main Line Health , Bryn Mawr, has elected the following members to its board of governors: Reneé Amoore , founder and president of Amoore Group Inc.; David Berkowitz , a vice president at ECRI Institute; Albert Rohr , chief of allergy and immunology at Main Line Health and in private practice with Rohr & and Columbo Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Specialists in Bryn Mawr; and Jay Siegfried , chief of the division of physical medicine and rehabilitation at...
August 17, 2015 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Steve Cunningham thought he did everything he needed to in his fight with Antonio Tarver to emerge victorious Friday night. He thought he was the busier fighter, a notion backed up by CompuBox numbers. The 39-year-old Philadelphian threw 678 punches in his split draw with Tarver (31-6-1), who threw 450 punches. When the fighters did engage, it was mostly Cunningham (28-7-1) who initiated. But Tarver landed a higher percentage of punches (31 percent to 23 percent), and he appeared to land the more telling blows, wobbling Cunningham on at least two occasions with his deceptively strong left hand.
July 24, 2015 |
Aftershocks from the controversy that led the Rose Tree Media School District to sever ties with a popular principal continue to rattle the district, with this week's surprise announcement by the school board president that he's stepping down and the resignation of a top administrator. John Hanna told Tuesday night's school board meeting that stress from the lengthy and often contentious termination hearings for former Indian Lane Elementary School principal Bill Bennett, which ended with a $300,000 settlement, was a big reason why he's resigning as president.