May 24, 2012
Throughout the 2011 baseball season, the Daily News was inundated with emails and calls. Nonetheless, Phillie Phoodie is back for another season as the guardian of Phanatics' taste buds. This year, the Phoodista will sample new offerings at Citizens Bank Park, as well as some nearby eateries that are popular game-day stops for Phillies fans. We may even hit the road to taste test some of the region's minor league ball parks. First up: Outlet: Panini's, at Section 133. We went: Pregame, 12:30 p.m. Wait: None.
May 18, 2012 |
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.
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
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
January 7, 2012 |
It was billed the Outdoor Classic, but more appropriately it was a chance to look at some potential reinforcements for the Flyers. However, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, those reinforcements aren't likely to be playing in Saturday's Flyers game. On Friday night the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, scored a 4-3 overtime win over the Hershey Bears in front of 45,667 at Citizens Bank Park. Shane Harper's breakaway goal 58 seconds into the overtime was the game-winner.
December 25, 2011 |
Astonishing in its animus and its initially enormous damage claims, litigation between two of the region's economic heavyweights - Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania and developer Brian O'Neill - is over. Accompanying word of a settlement from O'Neill and the bank Friday was O'Neill's enthusiastic pronouncement that his long-stalled Uptown Worthington mixed-use development near Malvern - which stood at the center of the nearly two-year-long dispute - would soon rumble with new construction.
December 23, 2011 |
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania and developer Brian O'Neill of O'Neill Properties Group have announced a settlement of all litigation between them. The terms and conditions of the settlement are confidential. O'Neill, one of the Philadelphia region's most prolific developers of residential and commercial properties, had filed a lawsuit against Citizens, one of his company's primary lenders, in January 2010, claiming that it breached its financial commitments to him. That action was part of a deteriorating relationship between bank and developer, with Citizens Bank having secured a $61 million judgment against O'Neill in November 2009 for default on an office-construction loan for his still-largely incomplete Uptown Worthington mixed-use project in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.
December 16, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Come Jan. 2, when the Flyers and Rangers play the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' home ballpark will be transformed into an homage to outdoor hockey. The NHL's signature regular-season event will appear seamlessly integrated into a facility specifically erected to provide an optimal baseball-viewing experience. The bulk of the preparation responsibilities fall on the shoulders of Don Renzulli, the NHL's senior vice president of events. In April, he started overseeing biweekly logistical planning meetings with about 50 people in the largest conference room on the 14th floor in the NHL's New York offices.
December 1, 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services boosted its credit rating of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania to "A/A-1" from "A-/A-2. " The upgrade also applied to RBS Citizens N.A., which has branches in New England and in the Midwest. Both banks are owned by Citizens Financial Group, of Providence, R.I., which is a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group p.l.c. S&P cited Citizens' improved profitability this year and the stabilization of Citizens' loan book, which includes $24 billion worth of home-equity loans from areas where it has branches.