April 14, 2015
Sunshine Foundation has named Scott Leopardi , human-resources manager for Wyndham Resorts, to its board. The foundation, a national charity founded in Philadelphia, answers dreams for seriously ill, chronically ill, physically challenged, and abused children. Philadelphia Works , the city's workforce-development organization, has named to its board Maia Jachimowicz , director of policy in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. The National Association of Corporate Directors has named Howard Brod Brownstein a board leadership fellow.
April 10, 2015 |
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams accepted six campaign donations that exceeded the city's tough limits and wrongly made $62,927 from his Senate campaign account available for his Philadelphia mayoral run, the city Board of Ethics says. The board said Williams' actions violated city campaign law. They were described in a settlement announced Wednesday between the board and Williams, who agreed to pay an $8,000 penalty. The West Philadelphia Democrat also agreed to freeze the $62,927 in question and reimburse the city for $10,000 it paid an accountant to investigate the matter.
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 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.