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September 16, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background, Holtec International's chief executive, Krishna P. Singh, in July faced the news media, Gov. Christie at his side, and talked about plans to build a $260 million factory on Camden's waterfront, bringing, eventually, 3,000 jobs to the impoverished city. Maybe, someday, Camden would be the place where newly designed small nuclear reactors would revitalize the nuclear power industry. "We look at this as our social responsibility," Singh, 67, told reporters as officials described how New Jersey would provide $260 million in tax incentives and Singh would guarantee 400 jobs.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stephen E. Skipton Sr., 41, of Goose Creek, S.C., former chief of the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Department in Bellmawr, died of complications from bladder cancer Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. While also a full-time emergency medical technician for Camden City Emergency Medical Services every year but one from 1994 to 2010, Mr. Skipton responded to the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001, Chris Williams, a fellow Camden EMT, said.
NEWS
September 5, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will visit Philadelphia on Friday to meet with veterans, employees, and stakeholders at both the city's VA hospital and benefits office. The visit, announced Wednesday, is the third by a top agency official to Philadelphia in the last three months and comes as the city's VA system faces multiple controversies. Last week, the newly installed McDonald apologized and ordered a systemwide review of training programs in response to a guide at the city's benefits office that appeared to liken veterans to Oscar the Grouch.
NEWS
August 28, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald M. Pennock, 80, mayor of Audubon Park for three terms, from January 1995 through December 2006, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center in Blackwood. His son Larry, the present mayor of the Camden County borough, said his father also was a member for 54 years of the Audubon Park Volunteer Fire Company. Donald Pennock was its president for 12 years and its chief for 25 years, though not in consecutive years.
NEWS
August 25, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Solomon C. Pflag, 94, of Cherry Hill, a former high-ranking officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps, died Friday, Aug. 22, at his home. When he retired in 1975, Capt. Pflag was the commanding officer of the Naval Medical Materiel Support Command with headquarters in Philadelphia, daughter Sandra White said. A Navy website states that the unit, now the Naval Medical Logistics Command, had been set up in 1973 at the Naval Hospital compound in South Philadelphia. "He oversaw the procurement of all the medical-related supplies" for the Navy, his daughter said.
NEWS
August 18, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
TRAFFIC REPORTER Kacie McDonnell announced on yesterday's "Good Day Philadelphia" that it was her last day at Fox 29. The popular traffic reporter has decided to move closer to her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (Murray's brother Josh recently won the heart of Andi Dorfman on "The Bachelorette"). Their relationship become public last year. McDonnell tearfully said goodbye to her "Good Day" family, saying she will always be a Philly girl. She's going to KSHB 41 Action News, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, where she'll be the morning traffic reporter.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott Freidheim , a veteran buyout investor ( Investcorp ), brand boss ( Sears ), and investment banker/crisis manager ( Lehman Bros. ), has agreed to move from London to Philadelphia to run CDI Corp ., the engineering and placement firm whose sales top $1 billion a year. "We met with 30 candidates," said Mike Emmi , the former Systems & Computer Technology Corp. chief executive who served on the search committee. "A wide range of backgrounds. But no one quite like Scott.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Carol Wolff took over as the head of the Camden branch of a federally funded community health organization, a disease was making headlines as "gay-related immune deficiency," or "gay cancer. " As HIV and AIDS became better understood, Wolff led her organization, the Camden Area Health Education Center, to establish a clean-needle exchange, group and individual counseling for those with HIV or AIDS, and HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness campaigns. The community-based mission led the group to create, in 1996, a weekly summertime farmer's market in downtown Camden.
NEWS
August 7, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evesham's police officers have recorded 3,705 incidents while on patrol in the two weeks since they began wearing body cameras, Chief Christopher Chew said Tuesday. "I love it. It's a game changer," he said in an interview at police headquarters, where he played several clips to illustrate the new technology and his rationale for introducing it. In one, an officer just starting his shift responds to a report of a man stumbling around the lobby of town hall. The officer taps the camera, which he is wearing on his sternum, to start the audio, then steps into the lobby.
NEWS
July 26, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Some of the revelations resulting from the 10,000 open-records requests that Terry Mutchler has handled have been blockbusters. Among them: ex-Philadelphia schoolteachers still on the payroll years after their terminations; a Little League coach pilfering the organization's till; a school district serving spoiled food. Despite bipartisan support and a rare public plea by leaders of both parties, Mutchler's future remains uncertain, three months after her six-year term as executive director of the Office of Open Records expired.
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