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November 22, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coatesville Area School District's board voted unanimously Thursday night to sue its former superintendent and former high school athletic director to recover any money the district may have lost due to the men's alleged misconduct. The district is acting before the statute of limitations can expire on some of the claims against former Superintendent Richard Como and former athletic director James Donato. The administrators resigned last year after school officials found the racist and sexist text messages about students and staff they exchanged on district-issued cellphones.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The "a-ha moment" for Gabriel Tatarian came at a party when, light-headed, he passed out. When he regained consciousness, son Gabriel T. said, Dr. Tatarian determined to get himself into shape. After the episode, "he was a pretty avid runner, from age 50 to 88," his son said. "He was running five miles a day for 15 years, to 65. " And that was despite a demanding day job. On Monday, Nov. 17, Dr. Tatarian, 91, of Moorestown, from 1961 to 1988 the co-chief of obstetrics and gynecology at the Rancocas Valley division of the former Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital, died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie's chief of staff, Kevin O'Dowd, will step down this month to work for Cooper University Hospital in Camden, nearly a year after the governor named O'Dowd his pick for attorney general. O'Dowd, whose selection as attorney general never moved forward after controversy arose over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, will serve as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper, where he will focus on business development, Christie officials said.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The young waitress at the Jersey Shore was not expecting to hear from her best friend after he boarded a plane to Greece to commit to a prearranged marriage in his home country. But there he was, this short-order cook, calling long-distance to say he had canceled the wedding. He had fallen in love with her at the diner where they both worked and during their strolls on the beach. After a storybook start 40 years ago, George and Colleen Catanakis' life together developed into a tale of sweat and perseverance as they opened several South Jersey diners.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ballard Spahr L.L.P. said Monday it has hired Timothy John H. Delaney as chief marketing and business development officer, a position in which he will oversee the firm's marketing strategies and other matters. Delaney had been in the Washington office of the WilmerHale law firm before joining Ballard, a 500-lawyer firm based in Center City with 14 offices throughout the United States. At WilmerHale, Delaney was responsible for business development, procurement strategy and professional development training programs.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has named a former state environmental protection secretary as his chief of staff. In his first appointment since winning election, Wolf said Kathleen "Katie" McGinty would be his top aide. McGinty, 51, of Wayne, was among three candidates who ran against Wolf in the Democratic primary. A graduate of St. Joseph's University, she served as the head of the environmental agency under Gov. Ed Rendell, and also held posts in the White House during the Clinton administration.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Parents of Central Bucks High School West football players expressed a variety of emotions Monday night during a private meeting with the school district's superintendent and the Bucks County district attorney, the first time officials have met with parents since the district canceled the rest of the football season over allegations of hazing. For more than an hour in the Doylestown school's auditorium, Superintendent David Weitzel addressed about 75 parents and took questions from the audience, said the father of a sophomore player who did not want to be identified.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's business community was officially introduced Wednesday to the new executive director of Select Greater Philadelphia - the organization charged with attracting business to the region. Matt Cabrey, 48, never made it to the stage at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's annual breakfast at the Convention Center, but he heard the applause from the more than 1,200 business people in attendance. "Select Greater Philadelphia is stepping up" its marketing efforts, the chamber's new chairman, Denis O'Brien, said before showing a new video promoting the group's slogan: "Here for the Making.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Rep. Chaka Fattah's new chief of staff comes from a familiar place. He is the former chief operating officer of a nonprofit that Fattah founded - and that federal prosecutors say was at the center of a scheme to help the congressman repay an illegal campaign loan. Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, said he hired Roger Jackson, whom he has known for close to 30 years, because he was "a great guy who has done extraordinary work for a number of organizations. " Among the groups Jackson has played a top role in was the Educational Advancement Alliance, a charity Fattah created to help boost educational opportunities among people in need.
NEWS
October 12, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille urged his colleagues Friday to take action against Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, reacting to newly disclosed sexually explicit e-mails McCaffery sent this year to the government account of his brother, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge. In an interview, Castille, who viewed the messages obtained by The Inquirer, said their graphic contents "undermine our moral authority" and the respect the citizenry has for the court system. "It's a cloud over all of the courts," Castille said after seeing the e-mails.
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