July 21, 2015
P AUL GREENWALD, 64, of Huntingdon Valley, is a retired dentist and entrepreneur who recently began marketing a board game about marijuana, PasstheGrass, which he developed in 1976. It's interactive and designed to be used by people who enjoy relaxing at home with marijuana. It's available online at Amazon for $24.95 or can be downloaded via Android app on a tablet for $1.99. The game is recommended by its manufacturer for users 21 and over. Q: How'd you come up with the idea?
July 21, 2015
Melinda K. Holman , chairman of Holman Automotive, has been named chair of the regional board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey . Holman will lead the regional board for a two-year term. She succeeds Lon Greenberg , chairman of the board of UGI Corp., who served as chair from 2013-2015. William R. Sasso has been appointed a member of the board. He is chairman of Philadelphia law firm Stradley Ronon. Raymond Skinner has been elected to the board of the Reinvestment Fund , a nonprofit rebuilding distressed towns and cities through the use of capital and information.
July 16, 2015 |
Temple University's board of trustees on Tuesday approved a 2.8 percent increase in tuition for the coming year, meaning in-state students will pay $14,398 in 2015-16, up by $392 from the last academic year. Fees for all full-time students will rise by $100, to $790, to accommodate increased costs in activities and technology, said Ken Kaiser, Temple's chief financial officer and treasurer. Students will pay $15,188 in 2015-16 for tuition and fees, up $492 (3.3 percent) from the last academic year.
July 13, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - Publicly, 76ers center Jahlil Okafor had no intention of letting on that Saturday's NBA Summer League matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers meant anything more to him than any other game. But despite his being the Lakers' expected pick, Los Angeles passed over Okafor in the draft last month to take guard D'Angelo Russell second overall. The Sixers were expected to snag Russell at No. 3. Three weeks later, Okafor was rocking a Sixers white practice uniform, while Russell had on a Lakers purple practice outfit at the Thomas and Mack Center.
July 8, 2015 |
At a tense meeting, during which angry parents berated Rose Tree Media school board members and Superintendent James Wigo, the board voted unanimously Monday night for a plan to get rid of suspended Indian Lane Elementary School principal Bill Bennett. The board did not offer details of the settlement, but sources said the plan, approved by an 8-0 vote, would allow Bennett to resign while covering his back pay and legal expenses. Bennett - who was given a leave of absence in April 2014, then suspended without pay in January when Wigo recommended he be fired - has until Tuesday to accept the offer, board members confirmed.
June 22, 2015 |
WHEN THE season ended and the Flyers had a vacancy at head coach, general manager Ron Hextall took a ride to the Lehigh Valley to meet with Phantoms coach Terry Murray. The meeting in Allentown wasn't to let Murray know he was being considered as a replacement to Craig Berube, but rather the opposite. Hextall told Murray, a former player and head coach in the organization, who also worked with Hextall in Los Angeles, he was not being tabbed as a candidate. Murray didn't expect to be, but he told Hextall he wanted to finish his career in the NHL. So once Hextall brought in Dave Hakstol from the University of North Dakota to be the Flyers' next head coach, many thought Murray would be the perfect fit to work alongside a guy with zero NHL coaching experience.