November 19, 2011 |
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania is closing nine branches in the Philadelphia region, consisting of seven in Southeastern Pennsylvania, one in South Jersey, and one in northern Delaware, a spokeswoman said Friday. The bank, which is part of Citizens Financial Group, based in Rhode Island, had 173 branches in the eight-county Philadelphia region at the end of June, the second largest number behind Wells Fargo's 187. Spokeswoman Sylvia Bronner said the closures were part of a regular process of assessing how the bank can best serve its customers economically.
October 27, 2011 |
MONTREAL - Eric Lindros will be back in Philadelphia on Dec. 31. More than a decade after his disastrous departure from the Flyers, the "Big E" said he will put aside his differences with the organization to return for an alumni game against the New York Rangers on Dec. 31 at Citizens Bank Park. The alumni game will be 2 days before the Flyers and Rangers play in the Winter Classic. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told ESPN.com that the team is hoping to reunite the LCB line of Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber.
October 27, 2011 |
Three Philadelphia men were charged Thursday in an aggravated identity theft and bank fraud scheme that victimized 23 individuals and six banks throughout the region. Authorities said that from December 2006 through July 2011, Lawrence Fudge, 46, Shawn Robinson, 38, and Richard Williams, 23, used stolen identification information to fraudulently withdraw, or attempt to withdraw, more than $148,00 from victims' bank accounts. The trio also allegedly obtained retail credit cards in victims' names and purchased, or attempted to purchase, goods worth more than $42,000.
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.