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September 23, 2014
Novira Therapeutics Inc. , Doylestown, a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection, has named Roger J. Pomerantz chair of its scientific advisory board. In this role, he also will function as a senior adviser to the company. Pomerantz is president, chief executive officer, and chairman of Seres Health and was senior vice president and worldwide head of licensing and acquisitions at Merck & Co. Inc., where he oversaw all licensing and acquisitions at Merck Research Laboratories.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"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.
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2014
ONCE UPON a time, it was enough just to go to a stadium to watch a game. But that notion is as outmoded as the rotary telephone. Today, it's all about the "game-day experience. " To that end, your Philadelphia Eagles spent the offseason completing a two-year, $125 million improvement project at 11-year-old Lincoln Financial Field. Some of the money went to adding 1,600 seats in three of the stadium's four corners and constructing bridges connecting the upper concourse. In addition, 1,300 new video screens were placed throughout the Iggles' South Philly nest, as well as larger video monitors in several other locations in and outside the Linc.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a stunning upset for the leaders of Girard College, a judge has ruled that the school may not suspend its high school and boarding programs to improve its finances. Orphans Court Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe said those programs were critical parts of the vision that the merchant-banker Stephen Girard outlined in his 1831 bequest that created the unusual free boarding school for poor orphans on a 43-acre site in Fairmount. As a result, O'Keefe denied a petition by the board that oversees Girard College seeking permission to amend Stephen Girard's will to make the planned changes for the fall of 2015.
NEWS
August 20, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of a Haddon Heights lawyer and ally of South Jersey Democrats to Rutgers University's main governing body. William M. Tambussi's appointment to the board of governors was part of the Democratic-controlled Senate's unanimous approval of a package of Gov. Christie's nominees for various state positions. Tambussi, 56, replaces former Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts Jr., also of Camden County. A higher-education restructuring act that passed in 2012 requires one of the governor's eight appointees to the 15-member board to be a Camden County resident.
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