November 19, 2014 |
The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission on Monday recommended that the city review why police officers fired from the department were frequently reinstated through arbitration. In 26 cases reviewed by the commission, officers were reinstated by arbitrators in 19 instances, according to the commission's annual report, made public Monday. "Arbitrations involving Philadelphia police officers, particularly those fired for serious misconduct, have been a source of frustration and public scrutiny for more than three decades," the report states.
November 17, 2014
Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County has appointed Allison Turner and Sandra Nichols to its board. Turner is assistant professor in the master of public administration program at West Chester University, and Nichols is an independent consultant working with the Digital Innovation Group at AstraZeneca. Mann Center for the Performing Arts , Philadelphia, has appointed Miller Parker to its board. He is CEO of the Philadelphia Business & Technology Center and president of the Philadelphia Non-Profit Advertising Agency.
November 16, 2014 |
The Lincoln University's board of trustees decided Saturday to conduct an internal review of the school's president, Robert Jennings, who has been under fire for comments about women and sexual assaults while also being at the helm during drops in enrollment and financial ratings. Chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd said after a closed two-hour session that the board "reviewed the actions of the president" and would refer the matter to an executive committee. The committee of several board members will begin the review immediately, though no timetable was given for a decision.
November 16, 2014 |
Daan Polders' whiteboard has seen better days. Polders trekked the implement, a staple throughout his coaching career, with him to Villa Maria this season from his previous gig at Colorado Academy in Denver. But it has taken a beating. The board has been stepped on, struck by misfired balls, and tripped over throughout the last three months - in addition to being subject to an occasional funny message or two scribbled by players. Nevertheless, the board is still magnetized. It still erases, despite a bit of water damage.
November 14, 2014 |
Even with the revelation that NCAA officials may have bluffed their way through getting Pennsylvania State University to agree to football sanctions, the chairman of the university's board of trustees on Thursday maintained that the university made the right decision signing the consent decree. And the university, Chairman Keith Masser said, will continue to honor the deal. "It's easy to play cards when they're turned up," Masser said in an interview, during a break in board committee meetings on Thursday.
November 6, 2014 |
All will be the same in 2015 in terms of leadership in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties following Tuesday's general election. For Camden and Gloucester Counties, that means the all-Democratic freeholder boards will retain their current makeup. In Burlington County, on the other hand, a tense race with the potential to end nearly four decades of GOP control once again ended in another victory for Republicans as an incumbent and a former freeholder were returned to office.
November 2, 2014 |
The executive board of the influential electricians' union IBEW Local 98 will remain unchanged after a vote Saturday returned incumbents allied with the union's business manager, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' election was remarkable due to federal oversight brought on by a complaint filed by two challengers who failed to win. Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor, saying they were unfairly denied a place on ballots.
October 30, 2014 |
At a meeting Tuesday of gambling regulators from around the world, Mayor Nutter urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to finally vote on the second casino license in Philadelphia. "The record's been closed for some time," said Nutter, referring to public suitability hearings, where applicants made their cases before the board members - which took place eight months ago at the Convention Center. Speaking generally of deliberative bodies, Nutter said, "Taking action is very important.