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BUSINESS
August 8, 2011 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Advance Bank, of Baltimore, is closing the former Berean Bank branch in West Philadelphia in October, leaving a hole in the community. Berean, started in 1888, was among the oldest continuously operated African American financial institutions in the country when financial difficulties led it to merge in 2003 with Advance, a bank with a similar profile that was founded in 1957. Advance's chairman, John Hamilton, said it was hard to operate as a small bank in two markets during these difficult economic times.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2015
Marian Baldini has been hired as president and CEO of KenCrest, a nonprofit Plymouth Meeting provider of human and social services for people across the age spectrum who have, or are at risk of having, intellectual disabilities and autism. She had been chief operating officer of Jewish Employment and Vocational Services of Philadelphia. Amy J. Goldberg has been appointed professor and chair of the department of surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University , surgeon-in-chief for Temple University Health System , and medical director of perioperative services at Temple University Hospital.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
A man was arrested after a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery in King of Prussia, police said. At 3:27 p.m., Upper Merion police responded to a robbery call at Citizens Bank at 435 W. Dekalb Pike and were given a description of a man who presented a note demanding money and said he had a gun. An officer spotted a man who fit the robber's description driving a Mazda sedan and began a pursuit, police said. The chase crossed into Norristown, where the fleeing car hit several other vehicles before flipping over onto the front yard of a home.
NEWS
June 20, 2016
On May 26, the annual City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Wall Ball was held at the Fillmore. The Mural Arts is the nation's largest public-art program and is dedicated to the belief that art brings about change. For 30 years, Mural Arts has brought together artists and communities to create art that transforms public spaces and people. The Mural Arts Wall Ball brought together more than 600 guests for a reception and program, which honored Daniel Fitzpatrick, CFO and president of Citizens Bank, and David Montgomery, chairman and former president of the Philadelphia Phillies.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2010 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The acrimony in the $297 million legal battle between local developer J. Brian O'Neill and Citizens Bank, and how it has played out in public, was on the mind of Common Pleas Court Judge Albert W. Sheppard Jr. at a pretrial hearing in his Philadelphia courtroom Wednesday. The judge apologized to attorneys for comments he had made to The Inquirer about how much the megalawsuit was costing to litigate. "I have a very high opinion of these lawyers involved here," he said Wednesday.
NEWS
September 4, 2002 | By Jere Downs INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and revitalize urban and older suburban communities, Citizens Bank announced yesterday that it will offer larger mortgage loans to home buyers who purchase property close to bus stops or train stations and agree to limit the number of cars they own. Under the "Smart Commute" program, which begins this week in Philadelphia and the four surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the bank will increase loan amounts...
BUSINESS
November 21, 2007 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia banking veteran Daniel K. Fitzpatrick is moving from Bank of America to Citizens Bank, where he will lead operations in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Fitzpatrick, 44, had been Bank of America Corp.'s top commercial-banking executive in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, as well as president of Bank of America in Pennsylvania. Stephen D. Steinour, who used to head Citizens Bank's operations here, said yesterday that his own promotion this year to chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group Inc., of Providence, R.I., made it hard for him to spend much time working in the Philadelphia market, although he still lives here.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
RBS Citizens Financial Group Inc., which owns Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, said it is expanding its private student loans business to all 48 contiguous states from the 12 now served by Citizens and Charter One, another bank owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The move comes amid increased attention to the heavy debt loads of college students. A Citizens spokeswoman said the bank's student loan business had grown 50 percent in the past year, but declined to say how much Citizens has in student loans outstanding.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
A 28-year-old Fishtown man has been charged with two bank robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, police said Tuesday. Brandon Shields was arrested Monday at an apartment complex in Wynnewood by members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Lower Merion police. Shields, of the 1100 block of East Eyre Street, allegedly robbed a PNC Bank at 6855 Frankford Ave. on Dec. 7 and a Citizens Bank at 6537 Castor Ave. on Jan. 6. - Robert Moran
NEWS
February 5, 2012
A man brandishing a fake beard and a silver handgun robbed a Citizens Bank in Whitpain Township on Sunday, police said. Township police gave few details of the heist, which they said took place at 11:05 a.m. at a branch at 48 Skippack Pike. Police were asking for help in identifying the man, who they said was white, stood 6 feet tall, and weighed about 180 pounds. He was wearing a fake reddish-blond wig and sunglasses. Anyone with information should call 610-279-9033. - Tom Infield
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