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October 17, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
PJM Interconnection's board on Thursday authorized 11 improvements to the electrical transmission grid in its 13-state region. The regional grid manager, which is based in Valley Forge, said the projects are expected to cost $59 million and will yield $815 million in savings over 15 years. The projects, which are enhancements to the existing transmission system rather than new lines, include three upgrades in Pennsylvania, all located near the Susquehanna River south of Harrisburg.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2015
Community Foundation of South Jersey , a Haddonfield adviser for philanthropists who seek to create charitable foundation funds, has elected the following board members: Lita Abele, president and CEO of US Lumber Inc.; Lois Greco, senior vice president, evaluations, at Wells Fargo Regional Foundation & Community Development Corp.; and Wanda Hardy, managing principal of WP Hardy Consulting L.L.C.    People's Emergency Center, ...
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
WHEN PUSH came to shove, Commonwealth Court Superior Judge James Gardner Colins just couldn't bring himself to bury the careers of three disgraced Philadelphia funeral directors. Attorneys from the Pennsylvania Department of State had sought to convince Colins to grant a preliminary injunction that would have prevented Janet Powell Dailey, John Price and Blair Hawkins from working in the funeral-home business in light of three recent bizarre episodes that involved stomach-churning descriptions of a liquefied corpse and bags of organs, among other horrors.
NEWS
September 20, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Curtis Institute of Music board chair Nina Baroness von Maltzahn is stepping down. She will serve through the end of the school year, the conservatory announced Friday. Maltzahn - who divides her time among Uruguay, Berlin, Zurich, and New York - became board chair in 2013, taking over from H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who held the position for eight years. Curtis' bylaws call for the chair to serve in terms of one year, subject to renewal. Maltzahn's original intention when accepting the chair position was to serve for two years, a Curtis spokeswoman said.
SPORTS
September 13, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A few days after watching his offensive line get thoroughly outplayed by Temple, Penn State coach James Franklin talked about how he and his staff "spent a lot of time in the offseason trying to figure out who our best five [linemen] were going to be. " The search continued this week, leaving Franklin precious little time to figure out the best five for Saturday's home opener at Beaver Stadium against Buffalo (1-0). The Nittany Lions gained 180 total yards - 54 in the final three quarters - and saw quarterback Christian Hackenberg get sacked 10 times in a lopsided 27-10 loss to the Owls.
NEWS
September 10, 2015 | By John F. Morrison, Daily News Staff Writer
It was a decision nobody should have to make. But the judge had no choice. The life or death of a woman suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - paralyzed, in constant pain, and begging to die, was his decision alone. It was probably the toughest call that Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Nicholas M. D'Alessandro would ever have to make. After interviewing Thelma Stussy, 51, who could only blink her eyes and nod, in her room at Neumann Medical Center in Kensington, along with members of her family, he ruled in April 1990 that the hospital could turn off the respirator that was keeping her alive.
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