May 15, 2013 |
The Montgomery County Republican Party is looking to the courts to force Michael Paston, acting director of voter services, out of office. The GOP filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie S. Richards improperly appointed Paston and that he has been serving "unlawfully" since April 18. Shapiro dismissed the lawsuit as "laughable. It's wrong on the facts and wrong on the law. " The suit appears to conflate the positions of "acting director" and "chief clerk" of Voter Services, implying that Paston is in both roles and thus must be a permanent employee approved by the Salary Board.
August 12, 2011
City Council has scheduled two more hearings to get input on drawing new boundaries for its 10 districts. Council's first hearing on redistricting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Council chambers, on the fourth floor of City Hall. The additional hearings, announced Thursday, will be: Aug. 31, beginning at 5 p.m., at Esperanza Academy Charter High School, 301 W. Hunting Park Ave. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez is the sponsor. Sept. 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Albert Einstein Medical Center's Gouley Auditorium, 5501 Old York Rd. Councilwomen Donna Reed Miller and Marian B. Tasco are cosponsors.
November 7, 2010 |
Vincent J. Logan, 96, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a retired Philadelphia postmaster, died of heart failure Tuesday, Nov. 2, at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown. In August 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed the Postal Reorganization Act, abolishing the Post Office, a cabinet-level division of government, and establishing the U.S. Postal Service, an independent agency. In November that year, Mr. Logan and several other career employees received postmaster commissions. They were the first to be promoted by the merit-selection process adopted through the change.
November 5, 2010 |
H. Arden Kinsey, 85, chief clerk of the Montgomery County Board of Elections in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died of end-stage Parkinson's disease Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Rockhill Mennonite Community in West Rockhill, Bucks County, where he had lived for more than 10 years. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Kinsey was mayor of Telford Borough, which is divided by the line between Bucks and Montgomery Counties. His son, Eric, said Mr. Kinsey was a Telford Borough councilman from 1991 to 1997, when he retired because of his illness.
June 12, 2010
Carole Hedinger of Toms River has been selected as the new executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff announced Friday. Hedinger previously worked for the lottery from 1994 to 2003. She most recently was chief clerk of the Ocean County Surrogate Court. Hedinger is expected to begin her tenure as acting director next week, pending final approval by the state Senate. Last year the state lottery generated $2.5 billion in sales. - AP
July 30, 2009 |
Don't ask Patricia Rafferty about that September day in 1981 when her husband, Councilman Francis Rafferty, got into a fistfight with Councilman John F. Street that left the pair wrestling on the floor of Council chambers, a highlight of Philadelphia's political lore for decades to come. "It was unfortunate because for 10 years after that it got played and played" on television, she said of the brawl, sparked by a school district crisis. No, Rafferty would much rather reminisce about the strange array of questions she has been asked over the years.
February 27, 2007
IMAGINE a business that takes in $300 million a year and disburses it to various departments, which then spend the money without accounting for how. Receipts aren't even required for a lot of the spending. And the spending can include big staff bonuses - up to $30,000- without any criteria being followed. Think that company wouldn't be in business long? Think again. The company is the Pennsylvania Legislature. And the money is yours. The Harrisburg pay-raise scandal that ultimately led to unemployment for some legislators last year was the tip of the iceberg.
February 27, 2007 |
Herman Mancini, 94, who was the glue of the Penn Relays in his role of chief clerk for 32 years, making sure the runners hit the track on time, died Sunday in Coral Springs, Fla., after a long illness. Mr. Mancini, a graduate of West Catholic High School, attended more than 65 Penn Relays, including 19 years as assistant clerk, and served as chief clerk from 1966 through 1998. He retired after the 1998 carnival and was named chief clerk emeritus. As chief clerk, Mr. Mancini supervised the smooth flow of thousands of athletes passing through the paddock on their way to the Franklin Field track.
February 16, 2003 |
If not for an ailing daughter who requires much of her time, Adela Rudzinski, 85, said she would work another 47 1/2 years at the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. "I love my job. I'm very reluctant to leave," said Rudzinski, who retired Feb. 1. She must leave, though, to help her only child, Lorraine, 54, who is disabled and now requires constant care. Rudzinski started as a stenographer in July 1955. Since then, she said, the structure of the Prosecutor's Office has changed - as have the types of crimes it handles.
September 12, 2002 |
Vincent F. Scarcelli, 88, a former Pennsylvania state representative and chief clerk of the House, died Tuesday of complications associated with colon cancer at Pennsylvania Hospital. He had been a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia. Mr. Scarcelli was an old-fashioned South Philly politician. He was fiercely loyal to his party - he was a Democrat - as well as his constituents and political sponsors. He also bore the scars of a lifetime in the political trenches. He faced charges of fraud in connection with placing "ghost" employees on the legislative payroll - a practice considered in many quarters to be a tradition rather than a felony.