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May 3, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Continuing a public dispute that has embroiled the Philadelphia NAACP, two board members this week filed a petition to obtain financial records for a nonprofit controlled by the local chapter's president. Sid Booker and the Rev. Elisha Morris, the board members, and J. Whyatt Mondesire, the president, were suspended last month by the national office of the NAACP pending an internal review of the dispute. A third board member, Donald Birts, also was suspended. In the petition, filed in Common Pleas Court, Booker and Morris argue that they have a right to review the documents because they are board members of the nonprofit, Next Generation Community Development Corp.
NEWS
May 1, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN More than 200 protesters marched into the Camden school board meeting Tuesday night, chanting "Save our schools" and carrying signs, to protest ongoing and expected changes to the district. The group, organized by the teachers union, the Camden Education Association, and Save Our Schools New Jersey, was mostly teachers but included some students and parents, who held signs reading "Education Is Not for Sale" and "Layoffs Hurt. " They chanted from their seats while the board met in closed session, breaking into calls of "Please start the meeting" around the 90-minute mark.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2014
The Philadelphia chapter of Alliance Fran├žaise, a nonprofit promoting French culture and language founded in 1903, has elected the following board members: Zabeth Teelucksingh , executive director for Global Philadelphia; Courtenay Dunn , an attorney at Phelan, Hallinan L.L.P., and Bill Craig , principal with Mershon Design architects. Act II Playhouse , a 130-seat professional theater in Ambler, has elected Beatrice O'Donnell and Alan I. Roomberg to its board.
NEWS
April 27, 2014 | By Reuben Kramer, For The Inquirer
What's in a name? To hear the American Board of Surgery tell it, quite a lot. It recently won a $174,000 judgment in federal court against something called the American Board of General Surgery. In a lawsuit filed in 2010, the American Board of Surgery said the American Board of General Surgery wasn't a medical board at all, but a sham created by a Las Vegas man with a history of selling bogus medical certificates to physicians. Boards award certifications to doctors for showing expertise in a particular specialty.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
PATCO commuters will get train-information message signs, new safety cameras in stations and parking lots, and full-time repair crews for escalators and elevators, following approval Wednesday by the PATCO board. The $7.5 million package of improvements is designed to bring relief to passengers who have endured months of delays, crowded trains, and broken escalators. But the new message boards, with real-time train information, won't be operational for at least six months, so they won't help during summer construction delays, PATCO general manager John Rink said.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Woodbury Board of Education member who resigned from the post abruptly this year did so after, according to court records, he was charged with giving two minors unspecified medication. Curtis Campbell, 43, was arrested Feb. 24 and charged with distributing prescription drugs to two unidentified minors, child endangerment, and child abuse relating to the drug disbursement, according to complaints filed by the Woodbury Police Department and provided by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
SHAMONG A state ethics complaint has been lodged against a Shamong Board of Education member for Facebook posts that make pejorative references about district teachers and endorse student physical force to deal with bullies. In a complaint dated April 9, former Shamong School Board President Diane Tallaksen alleges that board member Greg Vitagliano wrote public posts in 2013 that violate state School Ethics Act provisions, including protecting "the welfare of all children in the school district," and supporting and protecting "school personnel in proper performance of their duties.
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