May 8, 2015 |
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)
May 7, 2015 |
A Methacton school board candidate is under fire and has lost the Republican endorsement after parents drew attention to what they said were racist and anti-Semitic posts in his name on social media. Scott Misus, a self-employed financial consultant, is accused of making numerous offensive remarks regarding black people, women, and "the real reason that Jews got their comeuppance after Hitler came to power. " Misus, 52, of Worcester, hung up when called for comment Tuesday, and his Facebook page appears to have been deleted.
May 5, 2015
Lathrop B. Nelson III has been elected to the board of directors of the Committee of Seventy , a nonpartisan government watchdog group in Philadelphia. He is a partner in the litigation department at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. He concentrates his legal practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar crime and government investigations. The City of Philadelphia's managing director, Richard Negrin , was elected to the board of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education , a youth sports development organization based in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.
May 1, 2015 |
THE PHONE rang, as it does dozens of times a day, but this call was different. It was a bustling afternoon here in the office, I remember that much. This particular conversation, however, I will never forget. It was Feb. 5, a Thursday, and Stan Hochman was calling in to check with the sports editor about some bit of business or another. I just happened to answer the phone. "Eddie," Stan said with that unmistakable raspy voice, "I got our Derby winner. But hold yer ticket.
May 1, 2015 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Board of Ethics yesterday fined Deborah Watson-Stokes, who's running for judge, $300 for sending out a fundraising flier and planning her retirement party as a fundraiser before she'd officially quit working for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Watson-Stokes worked for the D.A.'s office from September 1990 until Feb. 6, according to the ethics board. In January, she told her colleagues there that she planned to resign and run for judge in Municipal Court and Common Pleas Court - and that her retirement party would be a fundraiser, according to the ethics board.
May 1, 2015 |
Sean Brown, a former Camden school board member and a longtime critic of the district's leadership, this week began a grassroots campaign aimed at making the board an elected body, rather than a panel appointed by the mayor. Mayor Dana L. Redd has had the power to appoint all members of the board since 2010, when the state takeover of the city ended and Camden became a Type 1 school district dependent on its municipal government. Before that, the board was made up of a combination of members appointed by the governor and the mayor, as well as several who were elected.
April 20, 2015 |
PENNSYLVANIA Labor Relations Board examiner Jack E. Marino, reversed his decision to throw out complaints made by union carpenters, paving the way for their return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where they had been banned from working last May. "The Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters is pleased that the PLRB has reversed its earlier dismissal of the union's charges and has agreed to hold hearings on the lockout of carpenters from...
April 19, 2015 |
Mayor Nutter on Friday named a diverse group of 24 people to oversee the implementation of the 91 recommendations made last month in a U.S. Department of Justice report that found that Philadelphia police used lethal force too often. The newly created Police Community Oversight Board will also work on implementing the broader recommendations made in President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing report, which made similar suggestions. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey chaired the task force.