October 19, 2011 |
SINCE BEING arrested in the July 2009 beating death of a man outside Citizens Bank Park, three buddies from Moe's Tavern in Fishtown had maintained their innocence. Yesterday, they pleaded guilty to causing the death of David Sale Jr., 22, of Lansdale. Francis Kirchner, 30; Charles Bowers, 37, and James Groves, 48, all pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and conspiracy. Kirchner, of Palmer Street near Thompson, had been charged with first-degree murder. Groves, of Almond Street near Norris, and Bowers, of Bustleton Avenue near Devereaux, were facing third-degree murder charges.
October 15, 2011
In the Region Cephalon takeover completed Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. , which is based in Israel but has operations in North Wales, on Friday completed its $6.8 billion acquisition of Frazer-based Cephalon Inc. The combined company, which will make branded and generic drugs, will have a presence in more than 60 countries. - David Sell Ursinus gets lighting funds A low-wattage LED-light conversion project at Ursinus College in Collegeville is among 13 clean-energy projects that received $3.7 million in grants from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority.
October 14, 2011
Online banking operations at Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania were disrupted for several hours on Friday by what the bank described only as a "technical issue. " By late afternoon, Citizens said, business was fully operational, though online customers experienced residual delays because of high volume. For six days in early October, Bank of America customers also were slowed in, or prevented from, accessing their accounts online. It also cited a technical problem.
August 22, 2011 |
These 2,000 aren't just any loyal Phillies fans. They opened a vein for their team - and for the region's blood supply. The Phillies held their seventh annual blood drive Sunday with the American Red Cross at Citizens Bank Park, an event that has become one of the region's largest blood drives. The summer is generally a slow time for blood donations - but not Sunday. "We had more interest than we could accommodate," Phillies spokesman Rob MacPherson said. Some people were asked to donate another time, but they won't have Sunday's perks as incentive.
August 17, 2011 |
THERE IS a curious afternoon contest currently penciled in for Monday, Jan. 2 on the Flyers' schedule. Technically, without a peep from the NHL since the league's matrix was released on June 23, it's just one of 82 games on the Flyers' slate. That is all expected to change next week when the NHL will finally - formally and officially - announce Citizens Bank Park as the home of the 2012 Winter Classic between the Flyers and New York Rangers, a league source told the Daily News . It will be by far the latest announcement of the summer compared to the previous four Winter Classic setups, each of which were announced in July.
August 8, 2011 |
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.
June 29, 2011 |
A Philadelphia man has been convicted of running a multistate identity-theft ring that stole up to $3 million, in part by persuading female financial-services employees to slip him customer-account information. Miguel Bell, 36, was convicted in U.S. District Court of bank fraud and identity theft. He had romantic relations with two bank tellers and an insurance company clerk as part of a scam that typically used the information to generate bogus checks, according to prosecutors. The checks were then cashed by coconspirators.
June 29, 2011 |
I hadn’t found myself sitting on my hands at Citizens Bank Park since the last time I watched the Phillies play the Red Sox. That was mid-season 2008, although it feels like another century ago. Bostonians arrived then as two-time champs. Philadelphians were still losers. I felt like relinquishing my citizenship in Red Sox Nation. The Boston bandwagon stayed in full throat, shouting down the locals with their "Let’s Go, Red Sox" chants and candy-colored caps. Their hubris was not easy to sit through, even if you happened to have grown up in Massachusetts and rooted for the Sawks since the days of Dick Stuart, aka Dr. Strangeglove.
June 28, 2011 |
A Philadelphia man was convicted Monday of organizing an identify theft ring that stole up to $3 million, in part by persuading female bank tellers to slip him customer account information. Miguel Bell, 36, was convicted in U.S. District Court of bank fraud and identify theft. He had affairs with "many" female tellers as part of a scam that typically used the information to generate bogus checks, according to prosecutors. He will be sentenced in September. A total of 24 people have been charged in connection with the thefts.