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May 7, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
After rising for a decade, violent and property crimes dropped on SEPTA subway and elevated lines last year, as fare-evasion arrests skyrocketed. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III credited a change in police tactics: more officers in the subways, a crackdown on minor crimes, and a focus on fare jumpers. In 2013, there were 464 reported violent and property crimes on the Broad Street subway and the Market-Frankford elevated/subway line, down 14 percent from 541 in 2012. Violent and property crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, theft, and arson.
NEWS
May 4, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
UPPER PERKIOMEN A former superintendent of the Upper Perkiomen schools whose retirement package was criticized as "excessive" by a state official has been called back to duty by the Montgomery County district. The school board's president, William Scott, said the board had asked Timothy F. Kirby to be interim superintendent starting July 1, to take over for Beth Yonson, who resigned in December for unspecified medical reasons two years into her five-year contract. She officially retires June 30. Kirby worked for the 3,200-student district from June 2004 until he retired in February 2012 with $229,000 in unused sick and vacation days and health-care coverage.
NEWS
May 1, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Roy Kaiser, Pennsylvania Ballet's artistic director for two decades, is stepping down. The former dancer, who started his career with the company 35 years ago, will stay on until a successor is found. A search committee will be assisted by outgoing Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser (not related), who is also the author of a plan designed to raise the ballet's artistic and institutional ambitions. Roy Kaiser, 56, joined the company in 1979, and danced his last role - Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet - before becoming full-time ballet master in 1992.
NEWS
April 27, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
NO BOOZE, no entering any place that serves booze and submit to random alcohol testing: These are among the terms of Robert J. Kerns' bail conditions, after the attorney general filed new rape charges against him yesterday morning. Kerns, the former Montgomery County GOP boss, is out after posting 10 percent of $1 million bail. He was initially arrested in October following allegations that he drugged and raped a paralegal from his law firm. But last month, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman dropped the charges and punted the Kerns rape case to the state Attorney General's Office.
NEWS
April 27, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge in Burlington County has reduced by nearly a third the 17-year sentence being served by a former Bordentown police officer who conspired a decade ago to kill his estranged wife. Judge Jeanne Covert resentenced Philip Castagnaon Friday to 12 years in state prison after an appeals panel decided last year that she improperly considered his status as police chief when sentencing him in 2011. A judge may give a public official a harsher sentence because of a breach of public trust, but Castagna was suspended from his job at the time of the crime.
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Hanson, the new chief executive of the Delaware River Port Authority, has been spending Friday afternoons far from his Camden corner office overlooking Philadelphia and the river. With a fluorescent green vest over his suit jacket, he has been at the crowded Eighth and Market station beneath Center City, herding passengers onto packed PATCO trains. "There's room in this car," he called on a recent Friday as he and other DRPA executives joined PATCO workers to ease crowding caused by a construction project on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Since his freshman year, Trevor Osler has been hearing about the Cherokee boys' lacrosse team's Class of 2015, the class just behind his. Those juniors are lauded for their depth, their talent, their chemistry . . . The praise is well-deserved, Osler conceded, but some perspective is in order: "I feel like I have to point out," the senior attack said with a grin, "when we were sophomores and they were freshmen, our class won the freshmen-sophomore game....
NEWS
April 5, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
QUAKERTOWN William Harner, a longtime school administrator who has sparked controversies in Harrisburg and elsewhere, is involved in another one, this time in Bucks County. A proposal to make Harner, 57, who has been serving as the interim superintendent in the 5,500-student Quakertown Community School District since January, the permanent chief has generated sharp criticism from some residents and board members who want to interview other candidates. Harner's board backers say he has gained support from teachers, parents, and students since replacing Lisa Andrejko, who is on medical leave awaiting retirement this summer.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
There was no ceremony before or after the game. Instead, there were little moments that spoke volumes. Before the game, players braided her hair, talked with her, laughed with her - cherished the moments spent with a teammate who inspires them every day. During the game, they turned to her and smiled or gave her thumbs up as they ran to the sideline. This was the first time Katie Bednarek had been on the same field with her Cherokee girls' lacrosse teammates since the final game of last season, the first time since Bednarek learned she had brain cancer.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TOMAS SANCHEZ'S former man cave got a little burned yesterday - and fire officials are investigating the blaze as a possible arson. An early-morning fire damaged a rowhouse owned by Sanchez and his wife, City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, on Hancock Street near Norris in North Philadelphia, officials said. The blaze, which started just after 5:30 a.m., was easily contained, Fire Department Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said. The property, which the Sanchezes moved out of six months ago, was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
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