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April 2, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Germantown Settlement, a venerable Philadelphia social-service agency overwhelmed of late by apparent fiscal mismanagement, has filed for bankruptcy. In a filing seeking Chapter 11 protection while reorganizing, Settlement and a key subsidiary reported more than $11 million of debt. The subsidiary, Greater Germantown Housing Development Corp., is Settlement's community-development arm. It filed for bankruptcy, as well. Both filings were made Thursday. Settlement and its subsidiaries face more than $2 million in liens for unpaid city, school district, state, and federal taxes dating to 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1993 | By Andy Wickstrom, FOR THE INQUIRER
You may have bought Madonna's book without blushing, but would you have the nerve to ask for a videotape called Bankruptcy? And even if you did, would the clerk accept your charge card? Seriously, personal bankruptcy is an option that millions of consumers face every year, and the right person to advise you on this course is your lawyer. But there's no reason to approach him or her in a state of ignorance. One way to prepare for that initial visit is to review the federal laws discussed in Bankruptcy (100 minutes, $39.95)
BUSINESS
January 16, 2004 | By Porus P. Cooper INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATX Communications Inc., of Bala Cynwyd, a regional phone and Internet service provider that has tried for three years to cut its debt, filed yesterday to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company employs 1,200 people - nearly half of them in the Philadelphia area - and serves 300,000 residential and 30,000 business customers from here to the Midwest and New York. It does not anticipate laying off any workers as a result of the filing, said Grant Evans, a company spokesman.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2009 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sam Truell, a retired Chester policeman, has been supplementing his pension with monthly income from Advanta investment notes. "It helps me along quite a bit," Truell, who has been living off his retirement income for 17 years, said yesterday. But Advanta Corp.'s weekend bankruptcy filing in Delaware is snatching away that extra income, leaving Truell and thousands of other retail investors with gaping holes in their budgets. Bankruptcy court will now determine the amount and timing of any further payments.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2008 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brighten Health Group L.L.C., a Bryn Mawr skilled-nursing and rehabilitation group, and five of its nursing homes have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Philadelphia. Company representatives and their attorneys were not available late yesterday afternoon to respond to questions about how residents would be affected at the homes. When a company files for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it typically remains in business during the proceedings, often gaining access to new sources of credit.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1990 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Butcher & Co. real estate partnerships that own the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., have filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors. Butcher's Deilwydd Corp. and Sovereign Group Ltd. 1986-1 filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankrutpcy Act in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last Friday. Deilwydd Corp. is the general partner of the limited partnership that owns the property. David Lloyd, president of Sovereign Group, Butcher & Co.'s real estate subsidiary, yesterday said hotel revenues had increased, but not enough to pay off its debt to a Florida bank that was about to foreclose.
NEWS
June 9, 2001
This will be one of the last chapters in the Timothy McVeigh saga. I hope for this survivor from now on it will not be Timothy McVeigh. It will be Timothy Who? - Bombing survivor Paul Heath, who attended Wednesday's hearing, in which U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch denied a stay of execution for Timothy McVeigh. I believe that we have satisfied the responsibility, completely and fairly, that the system operate innocently and fairly ... and it is an appropriate ruling, for which I am grateful.
NEWS
January 13, 1991 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Describing Philadelphia as "one of our strongest markets," a spokesman for Best Products Inc. said Thursday that customers of its two Philadelphia stores - including one of its largest at Roosevelt Boulevard and Comly Road in the Northeast - should expect business as usual despite the company's recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. If anything, said Ross Richardson, corporate communications director, shoppers might find shelves better-stocked now than before the holidays.
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April 18, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA In ongoing changes at the local chapter of the NAACP, a new slate of officers has taken over leadership of the organization. Carl Fitchett, pastor emeritus of Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in South Philadelphia, was named the new president of the chapter. The other new officers are Rodney Muhammad, first vice president; Rahim Islam, second vice president; Jennifer Whitfield, third vice president; and Shirley Jordan, assistant secretary. Gill Ford, the NAACP national director of unit administration, said the appointments were made last week following the suspension of president J. Whyatt Mondesire.
NEWS
January 26, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three officers of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP are questioning whether its president, J. Whyatt Mondesire, has mismanaged the organization's money, and have asked the national organization to take control of the local chapter's finances. They also called on the national organization to audit the local chapter's finances over the last 10 years, their lawyers said Friday. The officers, political activist Donald "Ducky" Birts, restaurateur and nightclub owner Sydney Booker, and the Rev. Elisha Morris, are calling on Mondesire to answer wide-ranging questions about the chapter's finances.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
A YEAR BEFORE the NAACP's national convention comes to Philadelphia, a lawyer for three officers of the local chapter is questioning whether longtime president J. Whyatt Mondesire has mismanaged the chapter's finances. "We're demanding answers," said Gerard Egan, who is representing former political aide Ducky Birts, restaurant owner Sydney Booker and the Rev. Elisha Morris. Egan, a former federal prosecutor, said he is also asking the state attorney general to investigate the matter, which was first reported by AxisPhilly.org.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova coach Jay Wright used to refer to the annual "old" Big East rivalry with Syracuse as "like a love-hate," especially those trips to the cavernous and loud Carrier Dome. "We love it but the games are so tough," Wright said. "It's a really hard place to play up there, but we love going up there. You love the experience, even when you lose. Everybody up there is so nice to you, they really are. " The eighth-ranked Wildcats (11-0) will receive that same Upstate New York hospitality, and the typically tough opponent, on Saturday when they meet fellow unbeaten and No. 2 Syracuse (11-0)
NEWS
December 10, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Haddonfield Public Library wasn't even officially open yet Thursday, but Dorothy Peppard already had 29 preschoolers' amazingly full attention as she read them tales of animals' wintertime adventures. Funny voices, inflections, warm smiles - she had the storytelling thing down. During the next several hours, Peppard, head of children's programs, spun her magic for toddlers, more preschoolers, and a bunch of kindergartners, who got history slipped in with their listening pleasure.
NEWS
November 9, 2013 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA It might be considered the low-budget sequel. But reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Ligambi and the federal authorities who have pursued him for 13 years both hope this time brings blockbuster results. Ligambi, known as "Uncle Joe," returned to court Thursday for his second trial in as many years on racketeering conspiracy charges. His nephew and alleged consigliere, George "Georgie Boy" Borgesi, sat by his side. Eight months ago, a federal jury deadlocked on the most serious counts against them after a marathon, four-month trial involving 12 other mob defendants.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there is one certainty to Michael Vick's career, it's that he keeps coming back. He returned from imprisonment and injuries. He rebounded from being a backup and an expected castoff. One of the qualities that his teammates often mention about him is his ability to get back up after the hits he takes. Vick will be back in the Eagles lineup on Sunday against the New York Giants. He missed only two games, and there was speculation that if Nick Foles had thrived in Vick's absence, Vick might not be back.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Just six games old, the book on Christian Hackenberg's collegiate career is still a rather short one. But in the next three-and-a-half seasons, the quarterback might not be able to match the chapter he wrote Saturday night. Led by Hackenberg, the Penn State offense pulled off the improbable as it went 80 yards in 23 seconds to tie Michigan on a last-minute drive that now holds a special place in the program's long history. It was a standout moment for the 18-year-old, who has put together a nice resume at the halfway mark of his true freshman campaign.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even though he did not face the Pittsburgh Penguins when he was with the Flyers at the end of last season, goalie Steve Mason is well-versed on the fierce rivalry. The teams usually play wildly entertaining (read: high-scoring) games, and they will meet Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "I've seen all the playoff series and the heated regular-season games that this organization has had against them," Mason said after Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. "I think you always want to measure yourself against the best players in the world, and they definitely have a couple of them and a great supporting cast.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
When blogger Joey Sweeney took over Philadelphia's dormant 215 Festival of authors and musicians last year, he didn't do it for money. The 215 Fest and its dedication to all things literary and boozy was once a necessity for smart, pop-conscious writer/readers and listeners thirsty for knowledge, song, strong drink, and a commitment to literacy, things Sweeney figured should always be part of this city's character. With 2012's packed houses, he found an amazing sense of goodwill toward the 215 Fest, confirming what Sweeney calls "a real void in Philly for small, curated literary events in the post-Borders, lonely Amazon age. " This week, Sweeney's local website, Philebrity.com, will again curate the 215 Fest, with events at diverse venues held beyond downtown, in the bars and book-nooks of Northern Liberties and South Philly, with name authors such as Nicholson Baker and Cari Luna, and with special readings like those from Philly's notable Irish writers.
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