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December 8, 2015
Silvia Shin has been elected president of Ladies First: the Mid-Atlantic Women's Public Finance Forum. She is a lawyer in the public finance practice at the Philadelphia law firm Saul Ewing L.L.P. Allen W. Toadvine, partner at Marte & Toadvine attorneys at law, and Joseph P. McNally, vice president and senior relationship manager at TD Bank N.A., have been named to the board of Livengrin Foundation, a nonprofit addiction-treatment center. Nicolas J. Crocetti and Julius C. Green have been elected to three-year terms on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Council.
NEWS
December 5, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Following a molto allegro search process, the Curtis Institute of Music board on Thursday approved a new chairman. Real estate mogul Mark E. Rubenstein will succeed Nina Baroness von Maltzahn on June 1, after the end of the academic year, the school announced. Rubenstein, 74, joined the board in 2009, and has been active in matters relating to facilities, governance, and fund-raising. He advised the school on construction of Lenfest Hall, and was a major contributor to the campaign to build the addition.
NEWS
November 30, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writers
When Narberth Councilor Gigi Tevlin-Moffat wore jeans to a council meeting after a day of working at the food bank she runs, a resident told her to dress more appropriately. When Mary Fuller was elected to the Lansdale Borough Council in 2009, a male administrator patted her on the shoulder and wondered if "all the big numbers" confused her. And when Haverford Township Commissioner Jane Hall introduces a new proposal, she knows one vote she'll never get - that of a commissioner from her own party who routinely opposes her because of her gender, she believes.
NEWS
November 24, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of appeals and court battles - including a civil-rights suit - the Delaware County tax board has ruled that a church in tiny Trainer Borough will not have to pay real estate levies. The Board of Assessment found Monday that two parcels in the Church of the Overcomer complex that carried nearly $10,000 in annual tax bills qualified for exemptions, effective Jan. 1. "I've spent a decade of my life fighting for this cause," said Pastor Keith Collins, adding that the dispute "should never have happened.
NEWS
November 20, 2015
HARD TO BELIEVE that Porngate, the revelation that highly placed state officials - and more than one Supreme Court justice - have routinely and frequently swapped pornographic emails, is a little over a year old. Rather than dying a quiet death, it just keep getting porn-ier . . . and more outrageous. The porn swapped among state officials, including many in the Attorney General's Office, were not just naughty pictures. They include raunchy, XXX-rated, disgusting images that demean and dehumanize women and minorities.
NEWS
November 19, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The Judicial Conduct Board, the panel designated to investigate the myriad misdeeds of Pennsylvania's judiciary, has so thoroughly botched its probe of Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin as to raise a question: Who should investigate the Judicial Conduct Board? The Inquirer reported this week that a member of the board, which last year hastily excused Eakin's involvement in Harrisburg's great pornorgraphic email exchange, had himself received similar offensive messages. The Daily News reported last week that the conduct board's chief counsel, Robert Graci, represented Eakin's 2011 retention campaign and has been identified as a longtime friend.
NEWS
November 19, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philip Buffone started playing Pop Warner football when he was 13. Rocco R. Bene was 14 and on the same South Philadelphia team. "He has been my best friend for 65 years," Buffone said from his home in The Villages, Fla., where Mr. Bene bought a house down the street four years ago. They played for the former Chadmoore Club, at Chadwick and Moore Streets near 17th Street, "an athletic sports club that changed all our lives," Buffone said....
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