January 17, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Even as talks continue in the Capitol about privatizing wine and liquor sales, the state Liquor Control Board has selected a new chief to oversee its day-to-day operations. The board on Wednesday appointed John E. Metzger as acting executive director, replacing Joe Conti. The position has been vacant since August. Metzger has worked for the board for four years and is its supply chain director. Among Metzger's responsibilities are directing the LCB's administrative and business operations, managing its executive team, and working with its three-member board to come up with new strategies and initiatives to improve the agency.
January 16, 2014 |
COATESVILLE The Coatesville Area school board pushed off voting for a new member to fill a vacant seat Tuesday night after residents expressed outrage that Tonya Thames Taylor, decisively voted off the board two months ago, was being considered. Taylor, who faced heavy criticism over the handling of the district's texting scandal, was one of three people who applied to fill the seat left empty by the Dec. 20 death of board member Paul Johnson, 82. At a special meeting to fill the seat, four members voted for Robert Beckershoff, who came in second in November's election for a Region I seat.
January 14, 2014
William DeVito and Paul Sloate have been elected to the board of trustees of regional nonprofit EducationWorks , Philadelphia. DeVito serves as executive assistant to the president and director of community and economic development at LaSalle University. Sloate is the chief executive officer of Green Drake Partners of Wayne. Alan W. Flenner , an associate at High Swartz L.L.P., Norristown, and a captain in the Navy Reserve, was assigned by the U.S. Navy as deputy chief of staff of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
January 10, 2014 |
THE PENNSYLVANIA Gaming Control Board yesterday granted a petition to intervene filed by Rodeph Shalom Synagogue and two schools, allowing them to present testimony later this month in the suitability hearings for the Provence Casino proposed for North Broad Street. In mid-December, the synagogue, the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School and the Friends Select School jointly filed a petition stating that Bart Blatstein's Tower Entertainment proposal for a casino and resort hotel at Broad and Callowhill streets would create tremendous traffic and parking problems for their institutions.
January 5, 2014 |
COATESVILLE The Coatesville Area School District is seeking another board member after the recent death of Paul Johnson. Johnson, who represented Coatesville and Valley Township in Region I, died Dec. 20 at age 82. The board has 30 days from the time of the vacancy to vote on a candidate to fill the empty seat, according to the Pennsylvania School Code. A former candidate spurred to run in the wake of the district's texting scandal that ousted two administrators has told the board that he is still interested.
January 1, 2014 |
A bill aimed at getting more people to run for school board seats has become law. The legislation, signed Friday by Gov. Christie, extends the deadline for filing nominating petitions for school board candidacy in the November general election from the date of the June primary to the last Monday in July. Had the governor signed the bill after Tuesday, it would not have gone into effect until 2015. In 2012, the Legislature sought to increase voter participation by giving districts the option of moving school board elections from the traditional third Tuesday in April to the higher-turnout November elections.
December 31, 2013 |
VANCOUVER - Riding an impressive 5-1-1 record in their last seven games, there are a lot of reasons for the Flyers to be smiling. Even more so yesterday, in one of the most beautiful corners of the world, as the Flyers completed a brisk, midday practice at Rogers Centre that allowed plenty of time for rest before tonight's test against the Canucks. It also featured a showdown months in the making. That's how long Jake Voracek and Zac Rinaldo have been chirping to each other about who is the faster skater.
December 28, 2013 |
Pennsylvania legislators are evidently pleased by the work of the state's Gaming Control Board, judging by the additional responsibilities the lawmakers are giving the gambling regulators. First, the tavern-gambling law approved by Gov. Corbett last month put the gaming board's Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement in charge of background checks on bar owners who apply for a "small games" license. Legislative leaders also introduced a bill last month to consolidate regulation of horse and harness racing under the seven-member gaming board.