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March 1, 2008 | By SOLOMON JONES
I'VE BEEN hiding a horrible secret for the past few months. OK, it's been more than a few months. It's been at least a year. What's the secret, you ask? Well, the truth is . . . we've been living with raggedy furniture. Like millions of families with little boys, we've tried desperately to conceal our shame beneath chenille throws and strategically placed pillows. This past week, it finally came to a head. It all began two-and-a- half years ago, when Little Solomon started walking, and testosterone took over.
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July 3, 2014
Leslie S. Richards, a Montgomery County commissioner, has been elected to chair the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the nine-county agency that funnels federal transportation funding to the Philadelphia region. Richards replaces James Simpson, who resigned last month as New Jersey transportation commissioner. Simpson's successor will be the vice chair of the DVRPC board. The other newly elected officers are Camden Mayor Dana Redd, secretary, and Ronald Henry, Gov. Corbett's representative, treasurer.
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May 12, 2011 | Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Legislative leaders on Pennsylvania's Legislative Reapportionment Commission met Wednesday with the retired judge who chairs the panel. Stephen McEwen, a senior judge on Superior Court, met with the other panelists at the Capitol. The five-member commission is realigning the boundaries of state House and Senate districts.  
BUSINESS
October 4, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. announced Thursday that Thomas M. Gallagher, head of the firm's white-collar litigation and investigations practice group, has become chair of the firm, succeeding former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who had reached the end of his two-year term. The firm had begun a search for Freeh's replacement earlier this year and Gallagher was named chair by the firm's 12-member executive committee in August. Freeh was seriously injured in an auto accident near his vacation home in Vermont on Aug. 25, well after the succession plan had been set in motion, and he is continuing to recover, the firm said.
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August 26, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHEN HE GETS out of prison, the stories Jermaine Coston will tell his sons about his incarceration will be few and far between, but there is one tale - of how Coston and his fellow inmates built a chair for Pope Francis - that he will recount with pride. "I built a chair for the pope; being in here, I never thought I'd have an opportunity like this," Coston said. "It's something I can share with my kids. " When Pope Francis visits Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sept.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a major leadership change, Center City's Morgan Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., one of the nation's largest law firms, named its first woman chair on Tuesday, Jami Wintz McKeon, who will succeed long time chair Francis Milone. McKeon, a top courtroom advocate who defended corporate clients against class action lawsuits and in various regulatory proceedings, headed Morgan Lewis's 400 lawyer litigation department, and has been instrumental in the firm's overseas growth, particularly in London and Moscow.
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December 16, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
The board chair of the Curtis Institute of Music has pledged two new gifts to the school totaling $11.5 million. Baroness Nina von Maltzahn is making a $10 million gift to the endowment to establish the Nina von Maltzahn President's Chair, a post currently held by Roberto Díaz, plus $1.5 million to underwrite the Curtis on Tour program during the next three years. The endowment gift helps to continue Curtis' tuition-free practice, and the investment in the touring program extends its concerts in Europe, Asia, and South America and related student-recruitment and fund-raising there.
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March 3, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
GOV. WOLF appears to be moving ahead with his "Apocalypse Now" approach to governing, and School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green is the latest head on a stake. Wolf, fewer than six weeks into the job, called Green yesterday to inform him that he was removing him as chairman. It was a bold move by the new Democratic governor - on a Sunday night no less! - that Green says might be illegal. Wolf named Commissioner Marjorie Neff, a career educator, as the new chairwoman of the five-member SRC, which governs the 200,000-student Philadelphia School District.
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August 26, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHEN HE GETS out of prison, the stories Jermaine Coston will tell his sons about his incarceration will be few and far between, but there is one tale - of how Coston and his fellow inmates built a chair for Pope Francis - that he will recount with pride. "I built a chair for the pope; being in here, I never thought I'd have an opportunity like this," Coston said. "It's something I can share with my kids. " When Pope Francis visits Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sept.
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August 13, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
PHILADELPHIA GOT three new state representatives yesterday in a low-turnout special election to replace two reps who were on the take and one who was promoted to the state Senate. Democrat Donna Bullock will step in for former state Rep. Michelle Brownlee, who resigned in June after she was busted for pocketing cash from a lobbyist-turned-informant. Bullock, 36, a former special assistant to City Council President Darrell Clarke, defeated Republican computer engineer Adam Lang and write-in candidate Judith Robinson.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2015
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia , has elected Jane Palmieri and Chris McIsaac to its board of trustees to serve three-year terms. Palmieri is business president of Dow Building & Construction at the Dow Chemical Co. McIsaac is managing director of planning and development at Vanguard. The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter in Philadelphia has named Cathy Rossi , vice president of public and government affairs at the AAA Mid-Atlantic, to its board. Ballard Spahr partner and former DuPont general counsel Tom Sager has been named to the advisory board of DirectWomen.
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July 14, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A time of trial. A time of triumph. And both are now, as African Americans and the nation continue to grapple with the "insidious disease" of racism. That was the message from Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, speaking to thousands of its members gathered in Philadelphia for the group's 106th convention. "The normal state of affairs in America is unacceptable," she said Sunday evening at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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May 27, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
What Marjorie Neff envisioned for her life after retiring in June was travel and undivided time with family, sprinkled with regular stints volunteering at her neighborhood school. What the former Philadelphia principal got was quite different - one of the toughest positions in the city, unpaid at that, with political stakes so high the future of 200,000 children depends in part on how well she does her job. When she told one of her sons over the winter she was about to become chair of the School Reform Commission, he was a little wistful: Why couldn't Neff be more like his girlfriend's mother?
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May 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY yesterday named an acting chair to its physics department after federal prosecutors indicted former chair Xiaoxing Xi for fraudulently obtaining key technology to help associates in China. Former associate chair James Napolitano will take over the department for the time being, a university statement said. Xi, who still remains on the faculty, agreed to take a leave of absence, spokesman Ray Betzner said. According to the indictment, Xi, who is charged with four counts of wire fraud, used a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to purchase a device which revolutionized growing of thin-film superconductors made from magnesium diboride.
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May 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writers
Update: Temple University said Friday that Xiaoxing Xi has been temporarily suspended as chair of Temple University's physics department, pending the outcome of federal charges that he schemed to provide sensitive U.S. defense technology to China. "The concern is this certainly will affect his ability to do administrative duties," Temple Provost Hai-Lung Dai said. No decision has been made on whether he will be permitted to teach in the fall if the case has not been resolved, Dai said.
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