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January 19, 1992 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
Anthony Milone, Upper Darby treasurer since 1986, has been appointed chief municipal clerk to replace Margaret Murdoch, who recently was sworn in as mayor. The Township Council Wednesday approved Milone's appointment. Milone, 71, has been a resident for 40 years and served as a council member from 1983 to 1986. "We are happy that you accepted this position," Council President John Clark said. "With all your knowledge of the township, we know you will do a good job. " Milone, a retired electrical engineer, served as treasurer and tax collector full time from 1986 to 1990.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
It didn't take outgoing Montgomery County Chief Clerk Robert C. Graf long to find a new job. One day after the new administration announced that Nicholas D. Melair would take over as the county's chief administrative officer, Graf was named assistant administrator at the Montgomery County Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Providence Township. He will also spend at least half a day each week for six months helping to ease Melair into his new job. "When it became clear that the transition team felt that Bob should not stay on, I said his talents could certainly be used elsewhere in the county," Commissioners Chairman Paul B. Bartle said Friday.
NEWS
May 25, 2001 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Edwin H. Bishop Sr., 70, longtime chief clerk for the Camden County Sheriff's Department, died of heart disease Monday at his Cherry Hill home. He had lived in Cherry Hill for 38 years and previously lived in Camden, where he was born and raised. Mr. Bishop was the department's chief clerk from 1965 until retiring in 1981. He started working there in 1959 as a clerk-typist. Among his duties was overseeing the department's civil services, including tax sales of homes and businesses.
NEWS
December 27, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Nicholas D. Melair Jr., Cheltenham Township manager for 16 years, will become administrator and chief clerk for Montgomery County when a new administration takes office next month. Making the first of what promises to be a long list of appointments, Commissioners-elect Jon D. Fox and Mario M. Mele announced at a Norristown news conference yesterday that Melair, 55, will replace Robert C. Graf as chief clerk. Other key spots will be filled in the next several days, Fox said. "I did not go out looking for a new job," said Melair, a Glenside resident.
NEWS
February 20, 1986 | By Henry Goldman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Thornburgh took sides yesterday in the dispute over who runs Traffic Court, and he sided against the man he appointed, President Judge Salvatore DeMeo. The governor, who appointed DeMeo, a Republican, four years ago, said yesterday that administrative control of the court rests with a committee set up last year by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix Jr., and not with DeMeo. That panel named Chief Clerk Royal D. Hart in July to administer the court after it had become enmeshed in a ticket-fixing scandal that resulted in the convictions of 13 people.
NEWS
May 31, 1997 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles H. Sawyer Jr., 80, of the Northeast, the retired chief clerk of City Council who was once said to be "as much a part of City Hall as William Penn," died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Allegheny University Hospitals/Hahnemann, where he had been for stomach problems. A quiet, dedicated man who survived both the hubbub and the humdrum of Council goings-on for more than two decades, Mr. Sawyer was appointed to the position in 1967 and liked the job so much he held on until 1991, when he was well past retirement age. "Charlie is as much a part of City Hall as William Penn," Councilman W. Thacher Longstreth said in an Inquirer profile of Mr. Sawyer in 1984.
NEWS
January 30, 1991 | By L. Stuart Ditzen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Royal D. Hart, chief clerk of Philadelphia Traffic Court, yesterday was fired from his $76,000-a-year job by Traffic Court President Judge George Twardy in what Twardy called a cost-cutting measure. Twardy said he took the action as a first step toward compliance with a demand by Supreme Court Justice Nicholas P. Papadakos that Traffic Court reduce its 200-plus workforce by 100 positions. "I feel with the crunch we can do without him," Twardy said of Hart, who was named chief clerk in 1985.
NEWS
November 5, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 19, 1986 | By Henry Goldman and Fredric N. Tulsky, Inquirer Staff Writers
In a battle over the authority to hire and fire Traffic Court employees, President Judge Salvatore DeMeo yesterday attempted to fire the court's chief clerk, who was hired last year to rid the agency of scandal. Chief clerk Royal D. Hart, however, refused to recognize DeMeo's authority to fire him. DeMeo's effort to fire Hart was the latest development in what has been a simmering rivalry between them over who controls the court. Hiring and firing has been traditionally the responsibility of the president judge, who is appointed by the governor.
SPORTS
February 27, 2007 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 15, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 7, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 5, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
July 30, 2009 | By Marcia Gelbart INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
February 27, 2007 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 16, 2003 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
September 12, 2002 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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