July 24, 2014 |
Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp. (OARC), the controversial community development firm with ties to State Rep. Dwight Evans, has replaced its longtime chief executive officer, Jack Kitchen. In an announcement that made no mention of Kitchen, who led the organization for 14 years, OARC named Kimberly A. Lloyd, chair of the Lincoln University board of trustees, interim president and CEO. The announcement, made Monday, said the change was effective June 30. It could not be determined Tuesday what led to the change at the organization, which has been buffeted by a state inquiry into its operations and the loss of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies - in part as a result of Evans' loss four years ago of his position as chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
July 22, 2014 |
THE PHILADELPHIA School District is dealing with more personnel changes, including the departure of the director of strategic partnerships after just one year. Stacy Holland will leave the district Aug. 31 to become executive director of the Lenfest Foundation, according to an internal memo last Thursday, a copy of which was obtained by the Daily News . Holland was hired in September to head the new office. She had been the co-founder and CEO of the Philadelphia Youth Network.
June 29, 2014 |
Camden promoted two employees at a special City Council meeting Friday, making the business administrator a Municipal Court judge and the city spokesman the business administrator. Christine T.J. Tucker, who worked as business administrator for more than a decade, was appointed to the bench and sworn in Friday afternoon. The court previously had one full-time and two part-time judges, but Council passed an ordinance to add an additional full-time judge. The ordinance was approved by former Assignment Judge Lee A. Solomon and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
June 28, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - In another blow to this struggling Shore resort, the Showboat Atlantic City hotel and casino may be seeing its last summer. Bob McDevitt, president of Unite Here Local 54, said he was notified by Showboat's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, that employees would receive layoff notices Friday. The union represents about 900 of the casino's 2,100 employees, said McDevitt, who was angered at what the loss would mean for the city and its workers. "For Caesars to close a profitable casino is a criminal act committed upon the citizens of Atlantic City," McDevitt said Thursday.
June 25, 2014 |
Sloan Gibson, acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, visited the Philadelphia VA hospital Monday and encouraged potential whistle-blowers to come forward with concerns, as part of a goodwill tour amid the national appointment-delays scandal. Gibson's visit shed no new light on why the medical center in University City or the clinic it runs in Horsham were targeted for added scrutiny, according to local House members who met with him Monday. Gibson did not speak or appear publicly during his visit.
June 13, 2014 |
For the second time in seven years, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the day-to-day operations of the Clayton Police Department. County officials say the circumstances of the two takeovers are very different. The first, in 2007, came after former Chief Frank Winters and his wife were charged with stealing more than $150,000 from the New Jersey branch of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The recent takeover happened quietly on May 14, after Chief Dennis Marchei took a leave of absence for what county officials have said were personal reasons.
June 11, 2014 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie's chief of staff testified before a legislative panel Monday that he had played no role in the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge - and indicated that he did little to seek information about the incident as controversy mounted. During testimony spanning nearly seven hours, Kevin O'Dowd, a former federal prosecutor whom Christie has backed to become state attorney general, was pressed on why he asked few questions about claims that lanes to the bridge were shut illegally and for purposes of political retribution.
June 9, 2014 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - One pitch into the biggest game of his high school career, Denny Brady was facing a moment of truth. He met that challenge and every other one Saturday in leading the Buena Regional baseball team to the first state championship in the history of the program. "That's Brady," Buena coach Harry Grose said after the Chiefs became the first public-school team from the Cape-Atlantic League to capture a state baseball title, with a 4-1 victory over Bernards in the Group 2 final.
June 6, 2014 |
The legislative panel probing the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge announced Wednesday that it had subpoenaed Gov. Christie's chief of staff to testify on Monday. Kevin O'Dowd "is in a unique position to provide insight into what happened under his watch as chief of staff to the governor," the committee co-chairs, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D., Bergen) and Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D., Middlesex), said in a statement. O'Dowd, whom Christie nominated in December to serve as attorney general, told the governor's lawyers that he had no role in the September lane closures.
May 31, 2014 |
Two lawsuits pitting a Camden police lieutenant and a former captain against Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson have been filed in federal court in Camden. The lawsuits - filed Tuesday and last week - involve John A. Sosinavage, who worked at the department from 1994 to 2013, and Lt. Anthony Carmichael, who started the same year and remains at the department. Both previously worked in the Internal Affairs Unit, and allege in their lawsuits that they were told to bend the rules in Internal Affairs investigations.