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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.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Voters elected minister Rodney Muhammad president of Philadelphia's NAACP chapter Saturday, and he promised to bring stability and direction to a group riven by controversy. One defeated candidate immediately sought to challenge the results of the three-person race to replace J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, who was ousted by the national NAACP along with three board members in April. Election workers announced the winner to a rain-soaked crowd of voters, candidates, and supporters who waited outside the Beech Cos. offices near Temple University in North Philadelphia.
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BUSINESS
July 14, 2015 | By Joel Wee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independent booksellers, long the losers in the Internet war with Amazon, are seeing a modest rebound in their fortunes by being hyperlocal, diversifying into new products, and of course selling books online. The American Booksellers Association, a trade group promoting independent booksellers, had 1,712 members as of May, an increase of 311 members - or 22 percent - since 2009. "There is no doubt about the resurgence of the independent bookstore," said Oren Teicher, CEO of the booksellers association.
NEWS
April 5, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Ben Stiller and Noah Baumbach have worked together before. Naomi Watts and Noah Baumbach have not. For the actress, trying to crowbar her way between the collaborators of 2010's Greenberg - Stiller starred in a decidedly Baumbachian role, Baumbach wrote and directed - seemed like it might not be that easy. "Noah's relationship with Ben was already well-established," Watts says. "So it was scary coming into that dynamic. I thought, 'How am I going to hold my own?' These guys are, like, besties and totally in love with each other.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
The weekend traffic crawled onto the turnpike and inched along Route 611. Then slow-moving local roads lined with big-box stores opened up into fields of melting snow interrupted by sprawling developments. We were getting close. My wife, Jackie, and I drove out to Bucks County this weekend to visit two of my closest friends, Mike and Jay. We all grew up in Brooklyn, and we've all been growing up together ever since. Mike and Jay lived in downtown Brooklyn when it was beautiful, bruised-up downtown Brooklyn.
NEWS
March 2, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Fox Searchlight Pictures President of Production Claudia Lewis and Participant Media Executive Vice President of Production Jonathan King announced today that production on the upcoming sequel, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2," had begun in India. – Press release, Jan. 10, 2014   They're called art house films, or specialty films. You know, the ones that never show up at your local multiplex. Except that every once in a while, they do . Look what happened with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , the saffron-scented romcom about a group of British pensioners who resettle to cheaper digs, and sunnier climes, in a rundown hostelry on the subcontinent.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
If leaders of the Philadelphia Singers are ready to throw in the towel, the singers themselves aren't. A core group of members, plus assistant conductor Brian Schkeeper, says it is forming its own successor organization - a new 150-voice symphonic choir. The effort is being led by six or seven members, and already about 80 current singers have signed on to sing on, says Schkeeper. "I think it's an artistic imperative to continue professional music-making," he says, referring to the Philadelphia Singers' pioneering role as a substantially paid, rather than all-volunteer, choir.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Voters elected minister Rodney Muhammad president of Philadelphia's NAACP chapter Saturday, and he promised to bring stability and direction to a group riven by controversy. One defeated candidate immediately sought to challenge the results of the three-person race to replace J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, who was ousted by the national NAACP along with three board members in April. Election workers announced the winner to a rain-soaked crowd of voters, candidates, and supporters who waited outside the Beech Cos. offices near Temple University in North Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leaders of the National Urban League announced a $1 million grant to the organization's Philadelphia chapter and voiced concern Friday about fatal shootings by police in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City that have sparked protests over the last two weeks. With Mayor Nutter and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) standing by, Marc H. Morial, president of the league, announced that the chapter would receive the five-year commitment to boost its programs for job-seekers, entrepreneurs, and youth development.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The country's first business incubator for veteran-owned technology firms will launch a local chapter here Wednesday at the Hub Cira Centre, next to Amtrak's 30th Street Station. Under the name the Bunker, the new incubator will assist military veteran-owned start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Launched in Chicago earlier this year, the Bunker is opening affiliates in Philadelphia and six other cities. "The veteran community is an able and ready talent pool of entrepreneurs," said Todd Connor, CEO of the Bunker and a Navy veteran.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
AVALON, N.J. - When you walk into the Paper Peddler, there is an accumulated-over-time perfume of ink and paper - a vintage scent in an era when electronic devices have taken over delivering the written words of books, magazines, and newspapers. And so - shut out by potential customers who would sooner take a photo of the cover of a book with a plan to download it later and a dwindling customer base of print newspaper readers - the Paper Peddler will close its doors at the end of the month after 46 years.
NEWS
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.
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