April 12, 2013 |
SugarHouse Casino has submitted a revised expansion plan to the state Gaming Control Board calling for a shorter parking garage, more food and beverage outlets facing the riverfront, an expanded promenade, and a new bike trail. The city's only casino said in a filing last week that the expansion would cost more than $540 million. The investors behind the project are seeking $410 million in financing to fund construction and refinance part of their existing debt. The gaming board plans to hold a hearing on the revised plan in May, said Doug Harbach, a spokesman.
April 11, 2013
The Cherry Hill school board on Tuesday night asked administrators to review the district's middle school lottery system after a group of parents criticized the process at a recent board meeting. Cherry Hill has three middle schools, one of which - Rosa International Middle School - admits students through a lottery. Students attend the other two schools, Beck and Carusi, based on where they live. The parents opposed to the lottery have children at Johnson Elementary, which sends students to both Beck and Carusi.
April 11, 2013 |
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has called on the Rutgers University governance boards to oust one of their members who viewed the damning video of former coach Mike Rice long before it went public last week. Sweeney expects the Board of Governors, at a regular meeting Thursday, to "take action to request the resignation of board member Mark Hershhorn," he wrote Tuesday in letters to Board of Governors Chair Ralph Izzo and Board of Trustees Chair Dudley H. Rivers Jr. Athletic director Tim "Pernetti is gone.
April 10, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The family of former football coach Joe Paterno has endorsed three candidates for Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees who have the backing of an alumni group that has criticized the way school leaders handled the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. A letter from Paterno's son, David, posted on the website of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship urges alumni to follow the group's lead in voting on three alumni-elected seats that begins Wednesday.
April 9, 2013
Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit health-advocacy organization, elected the following board officers: Lisa Wollan, head of consumer insights and brand strategy at Wawa Inc., is president; Fred Stein, senior producer of the Creative Group Inc., is vice president; Ronald B. Morris, managing member of Innovative Financial Services L.L.C., is treasurer; Judy Kellem, owner/president of...
April 5, 2013 |
It is almost a year since Philadelphia's new zoning code became law. After 50 years the code has been simplified, clarified, and modernized. A huge amount of work was done by our political leadership and dedicated citizens. And no one will miss the old code. But it did provide for unforgettable moments that may never be repeated. As a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment working with the former code, I heard and read a lot about hotel development in Center City, billboards on Interstate 95, cellular towers sprouting inside and outside the "antenna farm" in Roxborough, and numerous other requests for homes, swimming pools, decks, signs, and fences.
March 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress are traveling less and worrying more about meeting office salaries. Their aides are contending with long lines to get inside their offices and fewer prospects of a raise. Such are the indignities thrust upon the men and women who this month brought the country $85 billion in government spending cuts. There probably won't be much sympathy for a senator or Congress member making $174,000 a year who is in no danger of being furloughed or laid off, at least until the next election.
March 27, 2013 |
Following Gov. Christie's announcement Monday of the state's takeover of the Camden School District, one of the youngest and most increasingly vocal members of the school board turned in her letter of resignation. Kathryn Ribay, who was appointed in 2011 by Mayor Dana L. Redd, cited politics as her decision to step down. "My heart and soul are in education, not politics," Ribay wrote in a letter to Board President Kathryn Blackshear. "I believe firmly in the intelligence and capability of every child in the city of Camden, as well as in the critical need to bring our schools up to the standard that they deserve.