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June 7, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A state advisory board has recommended creating a drinking-water regulation for a chemical found in Gloucester County water supplies, a move that could have implications for a company whose West Deptford plant is believed to be responsible for the chemical's presence. The unanimous vote Thursday by the Drinking Water Quality Institute followed more than a year of work evaluating the unregulated and little-studied chemical. The group's research and recommendation on perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
BUSINESS
June 2, 2015
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Gary Kozick and Mark Pliner to its board. Kozick is sole proprietor of Gary Kozick Elder Care Solutions L.L.C. in Blue Bell. Pliner is a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in Philadelphia. The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers , Camden, named Kimberly D. Barnes , vice president of planning and development at Lourdes Health System , as chair of its board of directors. Barnes will serve a three-year term.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the group representing Pennsylvania school board members, when it comes to the state's billion-dollar charter-school industry, there's no such thing as too much information. But frivolous is the word charter-school operators are using to describe the blizzard of Right-to-Know requests submitted by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. They were lodged with about 180 publicly funded charters in every corner of the state, seeking data on how those schools spend millions of dollars on such items as salaries, consultants, rent, ad campaigns, and a long list of other expenditures.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE DARKEST of clouds hovered over the Wells Fargo Center at noon yesterday, threatening a downpour of epic proportions. Inside, though, the sun's high beams were on. Accolades for a coach who has never dipped his toes into the NHL, from a first-year general manager who has never hired a head coach before. Accolades for both from an 82-year-old chairman whose very approval of it clearly indicates a mindset that is now all-in. Give the old man credit for this. Ed Snider defended the hiring of a career college coach yesterday by referencing the humble starts of Fred Shero and Mike Keenan, reminding us not only that his stewardship has not always been about hiring known quantities and former players, but also how long his tenure as head of this team has been.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many know James Cuorato as the silver-haired CEO of the Independence Visitor Center, or as chairman of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, now working to revive the Market East corridor. Few know he lives a second, secret life: He's a Beatle. In fact, he's Ringo. At the Hard Rock Cafe this month, Cuorato, 61, banged a driving beat on the drums, transformed in a dark wig and Ed Sullivan-era suit as his tribute band, the Beat Tells, performed an exacting re-creation of the lads from Liverpool.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight corporate and civic leaders have joined H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, owner and publisher of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, to serve on a board of directors for the Philadelphia media company. Philadelphia Media Network L.L.C., the corporate parent of the news operations, announced the formation of the board Wednesday. Lenfest said the board would meet quarterly and provide him with guidance on the management of the company. The new members range from a former newspaper publisher to one of the region's leading philanthropists, from the Philadelphia founder of a top venture-capital fund to two leaders of prominent city law firms.
NEWS
May 10, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University's trustees agreed Friday to add four female board members, increasing the board's gender diversity, an issue that several female members had raised. But the way things stand, come July the state's flagship university will lose its only African American trustees. Both Merck CEO Ken Frazier, the board's liaison to former FBI Director Louis Freeh, whose investigative report faulted university leaders for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, and Adam Taliaferro, a lawyer and former Penn State football player, are leaving because their terms are up. The board also has only one Hispanic member, acting state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, and one Asian American, David Han, vice president of the department of surgery at Hershey Medical Center.
NEWS
May 10, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics and City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson settled a complaint Friday over $3,900 wrongfully contributed to his reelection campaign. Johnson received the money before he announced his campaign and failed to apply campaign contribution limits to it when he directed the money to his reelection bid, the board said. In the settlement, Johnson agreed to transfer that money out of his campaign coffers, and pay a $1,000 fine for other misstatements and omissions in his finance reports.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
WHEN A nobody cozies up to a celebrity in the black comedy "The D Train," the photobombs go off in all directions. Lighting the fuse is Dan (Jack Black), a dweeb planning his 20-year high school reunion, which is going badly until he recruits class heartthrob Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), now a Hollywood actor. Lawless - it's an apt name for the sexually voracious Oliver, who bunks with Dan and his wife (Kathryn Hahn) in the days leading up to the reunion. Along the way, there's an incident (beware spoilers)
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