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 |
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 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 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.
June 26, 2011
Just outside the visitors clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park, the Oakland A's family will-call list sat on a small, red table hours before Saturday's interleague game against the Phillies. The seventh and eighth entries read: "Wife, Amanda Bailey," and "Parents, under William Bailey. " On Saturday night, cheers could be heard throughout the park as Oakland closer Andrew Bailey got a save against the team he grew up rooting for in Haddon Heights. He's grown up a lot since graduating from Paul VI High, winning the American League rookie of the year award in 2009, and making two all-star appearances.
June 10, 2011
David L. "Poppio" Wix, 67, of Drexel Hill, a business owner, died of cancer, Saturday, June 4, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Since 2001, Mr. Wix had owned and operated LFS Coating Services in Clifton Heights. The firm provides coatings to protect and enhance metal materials for industrial and residential use. Mr. Wix graduated from Strath Haven High School. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Army in Germany. After his discharge, Mr. Wix worked for coating companies and, at night, attended Pennsylvania State University at the Brandywine campus in Media.
May 13, 2011 |
Snowflakes falling, the smell of crab fries sizzling in Old Bay and the sound of hockey pucks bouncing off the glass just a few feet from where Ryan Howard launches balls that make the Liberty Bell gyrate. Those are just a few of things you can look forward to this winter at Citizens Bank Park. The Winter Classic is coming to Philadelphia. While a league source has confirmed that no contract has been signed, the Flyers will be hosting the NHL's annual outdoor game this winter at Citizens Bank Park, as first reported by the Daily News last month.