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April 10, 2006
THE CITY PLAN to close five fire companies to save $3 million is as outrageous as it is dangerous. Overall fires are up and fire deaths are through the roof. There is a surplus of more than $160 million and this plan is being pushed to save a paltry $3 million. The mayor is gambling with the safety of every resident and their families. Let your councilperson know that you won't stand for being used as a pawn in the mayor's game of political Russian roulette. Joseph Lee Philadelphia
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | STAFF REPORT
PHILADELPHIA government and city schools will again be closed Tuesday as the region recovers from Hurricane Sandy. Schools Superintendent William Hite said Monday that district staff will check buildings after the storm passes to decide when they're ready to reopen. CITY GOVERNMENT: All city employees, except for emergency personnel will have another day off. Trash pickup scheduled for Tuesday won't be picked up until next Tuesday. COURTS: State and federal courts will be closed.
NEWS
April 24, 2007
RE "THE disappearing maternity wards" by Dr. Jennifer Simmons (April 18): Dear Doctor, Repeatedly, all I hear are the complaints from doctors and politicians about jury awards. Why is it you never hear a doctor criticize another doctor about his lack of skills? Maybe medical-school standards need to be higher. I wouldn't want a surgeon - or any doctor - who just squeaked by in school to practice on me. Nor would I want a doctor who is not fit to practice caring for my family or me. Doctors know which colleagues shouldn't be practicing, but you never hear that - publicly.
NEWS
December 22, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
A shouting and chanting crowd of hundreds told officials Thursday night exactly what they thought of a Philadelphia School District plan to close 37 schools and change grades and shut programs at dozens more. "SOS! Save our schools!" hundreds yelled as they marched up North Broad Street toward district headquarters. "Whose city? Our city! Whose schools? Our schools!" It was a dramatic stand against the planned closings of one in six city schools, announced last week. Closings were not on the agenda of the School Reform Commission's voting meeting, but they quickly became the hot potato of the evening, with students, teachers, parents, and community members demanding answers.
NEWS
December 30, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
President Bush has ordered federal agencies to close Tuesday, the day of former President Gerald R. Ford's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington. The Postal Service announced that mail deliveries would be suspended, with normal service resuming Wednesday. U.S. stock markets will close Tuesday, as will energy and agricultural exchanges. Also, bond and currency trading will be conducted in abbreviated sessions. philly.com Read and view much more about Gerald Ford?s life and presidency and share your thoughts about him via http://go.
NEWS
June 1, 1993 | BY TOMAS SANCHEZ
Calling all Catholics. Our church is in trouble and we need to act now if we hope to save it. By the end of this month, more than a dozen Catholic churches and schools will be suppressed and the Eucharist removed from their communities. Alarmingly, recent history indicates that this is just the beginning. In Detroit, more than 30 neighborhoods lost their churches in a year. In Chicago, more than 70 worshipping communities were wiped out over two years. If we don't act now, Philadelphia will be similarly affected.
NEWS
August 27, 2011
These emergency storm measures were announced Friday by area transit, bridge, and parking agencies. Conditions may warrant changes. SEPTA: All operations will cease at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.* Selected Regional Rail routes will end service at 5 p.m. Saturday.* Operations will resume at midday Sunday or later. NJ TRANSIT: Rail service will be suspended at 12 p.m. Saturday.* Bus service and light-rail transit ends at 6 p.m. Saturday.* Access Link Service will be suspended at 6 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
August 24, 1992 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
City officials in 1990 settled on sex-shop spies as a reasonable alternative to more drastic action. They initially considered shutting down sex shops where potential deadly sexual activity was encouraged, according to a seven-page unsigned memo circulated within the department two months before the July 1990 program began. The memo shows that health officials were particularly concerned about bathhouses - popular gathering spots for gay men. The bathhouses "for many years provided a unique environment conducive to multiple sexual encounters, drug use and unprotected sex," the memo said.
NEWS
January 6, 2012 | By Inquirer staff
Here are the list of Archdiocese of Philadelphia's school closings/mergers, announced Jan. 6: BUCKS COUNTY St. Michael the Archangel , Levittown, merges with Our Lady of Grace , Penndel at the Penndel site. St. Mark , Bristol, merges with St. Ephrem , Bensalem, at the Bensalem site. Assumption BVM , Feasterville, merges with St. Bede the Venerable , Holland, at the Holland site. Holy Trinity , Morrisville, merges with St. John the Evangelist , Lower Makefield, at the Lower Makefield site.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
First Union announced the locations yesterday of the 156 branches scheduled to close this fall, including seven in Philadelphia. The closings are the result of First Union's $16 billion purchase of CoreStates Financial. The deal announced last fall became official last month. The 156 branches, which are situated throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, are slightly fewer than the bank's earlier estimate of 172 closures. Most of the 156 branches are in areas where Charlotte, N.C.-based First Union and Philadelphia's CoreStates had operations within a few blocks of each other.
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November 22, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite pleas from board members and parents, the School Reform Commission voted, 4-1, Thursday night to close another Philadelphia charter school for alleged academic and financial failings: Imani Education Circle in Germantown. Commissioner Sylvia Simms cast the dissenting vote. Imani officials challenged the commission's findings and vowed to take the case to the state's Charter Appeal Board in Harrisburg. "One of the most demeaning issues is that no one on that commission has been to Imani," Imani board member Gail Hawkins-Bush said after the meeting.
SPORTS
November 19, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers got some positive news on the injury front Monday: Andrew MacDonald and Luke Schenn, defensemen who will help their sagging penalty-killing unit, were upgraded to "day to day," and there is a possibility they will play Wednesday against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Both practiced Monday in Voorhees. If they don't play Wednesday, they could return Thursday against visiting Minnesota. "They need practice," coach Craig Berube said. Schenn, who injured his left shoulder when hit by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon on Nov. 8, said "every day is getting a lot better.
SPORTS
November 17, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the Weekend National - Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon rushed for an FBS-record 408 yards and four touchdowns in only three quarters of a 59-24 win over visiting Nebraska. TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson had 406 in 1999. Local - Widener's defense forced six turnovers in a 44-28 win over fellow unbeaten Delaware Valley in Chester. It's the program's 12th unbeaten regular season and second in 3 years, this one with first-year coach Mike Kelly.   Around Town Penn State 30, Temple 13 The Owls will have to wait until next year's game in South Philly to try to end a losing streak that dates back to 1941.
SPORTS
November 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
HOUSTON - For the first time in three games, the 76ers did not find themselves facing a deficit of 41 points or more. For the first time in three games, they were able to get themselves a lead that was greater than two points. And following consecutive losses that totaled 85 points, the team gave a remarkably strong effort against one of the top teams in the rugged Western Conference. But for the ninth time in nine games, the Sixers were dealt a defeat, this time by 88-87 at the cold-shooting hands of the Houston Rockets.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City said in a court filing Friday they expected to close the Boardwalk property on or before Dec. 12. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. had been warning for months the struggling casino might close this fall if it didn't get significant relief from its biggest union and millions in government aid. The company got the relief it sought from labor last month when a bankruptcy judge allowed it...
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The young waitress at the Jersey Shore was not expecting to hear from her best friend after he boarded a plane to Greece to commit to a prearranged marriage in his home country. But there he was, this short-order cook, calling long-distance to say he had canceled the wedding. He had fallen in love with her at the diner where they both worked and during their strolls on the beach. After a storybook start 40 years ago, George and Colleen Catanakis' life together developed into a tale of sweat and perseverance as they opened several South Jersey diners.
NEWS
November 15, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Less than three weeks after the Walter Palmer charter school abruptly closed its high school, another Philadelphia charter said it was shuttering because it was on the brink of financial collapse. At a meeting that drew dozens of angry and sobbing parents, staff, and students, the board of Wakisha Charter School in North Philadelphia voted Thursday night to close Dec 23. The move affects 261 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who attend the charter at 800 W. Jefferson St. "Unfortunately, because we don't have enough students, we cannot meet our financial obligations," board chairman Miguel Pulido said before the board voted to close the school right before the holidays.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
FALCONS FLYING away from their nest under the Girard Point Bridge in 2011 caused a flap, but the lasting furor has been the alleged fibbing over who did it. After almost three weeks of testimony in a federal courtroom, jurors yesterday began to hear closing arguments in a case involving three defendants and whether they lied to federal authorities. On trial are Nikolaos Frangos, 38, the boss of the Liberty-Alpha Joint Venture, which was refurbishing the double-decker bridge that carries Interstate 95 over the Schuylkill; George Capuzello, 43, a painting foreman; and Mikhail Zubialevich, 42, a worker.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Voters were lined up when the polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Tredyffrin Township municipal building. Another unexpected rush came at 11:15 a.m., before the typical lunch-hour crowd. An hour later, someone shouted "We hit 500!" - nearly 25 percent of the precinct's registered voters. Poll workers cheered. For a midterm election with polls suggesting few tight races, experts had predicted a light turnout on Tuesday. As the polls closed, figures were still trickling in. But across the region, officials and poll workers were surprised by the legions who chose to vote.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER DEBATING FOR hours, SEPTA and its largest union reached a tentative agreement on a months-long contract dispute. Sources close to the negotiations said the transit authority and Transport Workers Union Local 234 had signed a two-year labor contract late last night, avoiding a strike, though no further details were immediately available. Late last night, several SEPTA executives, including General Manager Joseph Casey and board chairman Pasquale Deon, joined the proceedings, signaling positive progress.
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