March 27, 2015 |
Mayor Nutter on Wednesday announced the creation of an independent oversight board to ensure that recommendations from a Justice Department report on Philadelphia police shootings are carried out. The board will report to Nutter and will be chaired by JoAnne Epps, dean of Temple University's law school. Nutter said the names of other members would be coming shortly and would include members of the community. He said he would invite the Fraternal Order of Police and the Police Advisory Commission to be a part of it. He said the board will be charged with reviewing the recommendations, "developing a realistic approach to a timeline for implementation," and making sure those changes are put in place.
March 27, 2015 |
City Council is slated to vote Thursday on a plan to bring two digital billboards to Center City. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla, allows for "urban experiential displays" near the Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. Squilla has said there is widespread support for the bill, citing 300 letters sent to his office and more than 100 people expected to speak in favor of the digital billboards. A review by The Inquirer of the typed letters shows they are identical and that the signatures are in the same cursive font.
March 24, 2015
The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter , Ambler, has elected the following board members: Claire Choppy Conway , vice president, store manager, Macy's, Exton Square Mall; and small-business owner Raina Gorman , owner of Platos Closet and Nest. James M. Bonner has been elected president of the 550-member medical staff of Inspira Medical Center Woodbury . Bruce A. Monaghan will serve as vice president. Bonner has served as medical director of Inspira Woodbury's Department of Emergency Medicine since 1998.
March 23, 2015 |
At Pennsylvania State University, women compose about 46 percent of the student body. But the percentage of women who make decisions about the university's direction - those serving on the board of trustees - is far less. Only six women currently sit on the 32-member board, 18 percent. And some of those women say that's not enough. "When we're too alike in background and perspective, our collective judgment feels right and rational, when it may actually be limited and flat-out wrong," said Barbara Doran, a private wealth portfolio manager for Morgan Stanley in New York.
March 19, 2015 |
READING, Pa. - Gemil Holbrook and Roman Catholic had to sweat out the closing minutes of another PIAA Class AAAA state basketball playoff contest. This time, it was against a small but resilient squad from Lancaster. "It's been real tight down the stretch the last two games," Holbrook said. "It's kind of tough on the heart. We can't allow the other team to hang around like that. It's going to come back and bite us. " Roman emerged with a 69-66 victory over J.P. McCaskey in a hard-fought semifinal last night at the Geigle Complex only after Kobe Gantz's right-wing, three-point try at the buzzer barely missed finding the mark.
March 6, 2015 |
Could it be Happy Valley is happy again? Ever since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal roiled Pennsylvania State University, dozens of candidates have vied each year for the three open alumni seats on its board of trustees. A record 80 or so candidates ran in spring 2012, a few months after Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was indicted in the abuse of young boys, and President Graham B. Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno were ousted. This year is different.
March 6, 2015 |
Gov. Wolf named six new members to the governing board of the bistate Delaware River Port Authority on Wednesday. The agency, which operates the PATCO commuter rail line and four toll bridges between Philadelphia and South Jersey, is now run by 16 Democratic appointees or officeholders. Wolf's appointees are: Ryan Boyer of Philadelphia, business manager of the Laborers' District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia and Vicinity, which represents 5,000 workers on major construction projects.