March 1, 2008 |
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.
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.
May 12, 2011 |
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.
October 4, 2014 |
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.
August 26, 2015 |
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.
October 3, 2013 |
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.
December 16, 2014 |
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.
March 3, 2015 |
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.