May 21, 2015 |
John M. Templeton Jr., 75, of Bryn Mawr, president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, and a former pediatric surgeon and director of the trauma program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died Saturday, May 16, at home. The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Heather Templeton Dill. The family withheld the announcement until after a ceremony for the Templeton Prize, sponsored by the foundation, which was held Monday in London. Known as "Jack," Dr. Templeton retired from medicine in 1995 to manage the foundation created in 1987 by his father, Sir John Templeton, the global investor and philanthropist who created the Templeton Fund in 1954.
May 17, 2015 |
Many know James Cuorato as the silver-haired CEO of the Independence Visitor Center, or as chairman of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, now working to revive the Market East corridor. Few know he lives a second, secret life: He's a Beatle. In fact, he's Ringo. At the Hard Rock Cafe this month, Cuorato, 61, banged a driving beat on the drums, transformed in a dark wig and Ed Sullivan-era suit as his tribute band, the Beat Tells, performed an exacting re-creation of the lads from Liverpool.
April 19, 2015 |
Ed Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, said he felt pained when coach Craig Berube was fired Friday, six days after his offensive-challenged team completed a 33-31-18 season. "It's always difficult to let somebody go that has worked so hard and has particularly been such a good member of our organization," Snider said in a statement. Berube spent parts of 18 years with the organization as a player, coach, or assistant. He may be given another job in the organization.
March 30, 2015 |
Francis J. Haas, 76, of West Sadsbury Township, a builder, civic leader, and fire company official, died Friday, March 20, of cancer in the family home he built. Mr. Haas was perhaps best known as chairman of the Chester County Township Board of Supervisors and chairman of the Keystone Valley Fire District, a fire company network he helped create. Mr. Haas, born in Philadelphia, was the only child of Frank L. and Margaret Halligan Haas. He was reared in Southwest Philadelphia and graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School in 1957.
March 27, 2015 |
TRENTON - The new chairman of the board that oversees New Jersey's $77 billion pension fund for public employees warned Wednesday against a bill passed by the Legislature that would expand pay-to-play restrictions on the state's investments, saying it would force New Jersey to sell top-performing assets at "disadvantageous prices. " Those remarks came as the state moved ahead with a $100 million investment in a fund controlled by a private-equity firm whose cofounder donated $2.5 million in the last two years to a Republican committee with close ties to Gov. Christie.
March 20, 2015 |
Pay raises for workers and an end to delays in rebuilding PATCO commuter railcars are two of the top priorities of the new chairman of the board of the Delaware River Port Authority. Ryan Boyer, a Philadelphia labor leader who was appointed to the reconstituted DRPA by Gov. Wolf, was elected chairman by the board Wednesday. Boyer, one of six Wolf appointees to the bistate board, said Wolf wants "government that works for the people. " The support for pay raises could put Wolf, a Democrat, on a collision course with Gov. Christie, a Republican who has opposed any pay hikes.
February 26, 2015 |
Bernard Borine, 92, a Cheltenham Township commissioner and a fund-raiser for Jewish causes, died of heart failure Monday, Feb. 23, at his home in Cheltenham. Mr. Borine was the owner of Capital Brokerage Co., a food brokerage in Philadelphia. He retired in 1988, leaving the business to his son. He was most widely known, however, for the volunteer work he did over the years on behalf of Jewish agencies and causes at the local and national levels. Mr. Borine served as a campaign chairman for the Philadelphia Allied Jewish Appeal and as an officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
January 22, 2015 |
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, was selected Wednesday as the new chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority board, replacing former Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, a Republican. DePasquale is a political ally of newly elected Gov. Wolf, a fellow York resident. The Pennsylvania governor, or his representative, typically chairs the bistate board, while a representative of the New Jersey governor serves as vice chairman. DePasquale, who has been on the DRPA board since Jan. 2013 by virtue of his position as auditor general, said his top priority for the agency is "to make sure our customers . . . have a safe route that is as cost-effective as possible.
December 28, 2014 |
David Samson, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a close ally of Gov. Christie, has dropped a lawsuit that sought to block a state ethics probe into alleged conflicts of interest between his role in a public office and the private business interests of his law firm. Samson and his firm, Wolff & Samson, withdrew their lawsuit Wednesday, court records show. Casey Woods, legal specialist for the state Ethics Commission, confirmed that the suit had been dropped but said he could not "comment on any open investigations.