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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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December 6, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paulsboro and its school district are suing Conrail for $5.9 million, saying a 2012 train derailment led to school closures and depressed property values. In the suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court, the Paulsboro Public Schools and the Borough of Paulsboro ask for $865,339 in costs related to closing schools for six days. They also seek $5 million to make up for what they calculate as lost revenue for the next decade, thanks to lowered property values and the lower property taxes that will follow.
SPORTS
December 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy needs 48 yards to break the Eagles' franchise rushing record. McCoy has 6,491 career yards. Wilbert Montgomery (6,538) has held the record since 1984. "It's something cool," McCoy said. "I never imagined when I got drafted here that I'd potentially have the chance to hold the rushing record as an Eagle. That's something big. That's something I'm looking forward to. The main goal is just to win the game, obviously, but in the way of doing that, I'd love to accomplish that.
NEWS
December 4, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City. In a letter sent by Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo and Democratic Sen. Cory A. Booker, Perez was urged to support the Atlantic City Re-Employment Initiative, a proposal to fund employer-driven training programs. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development filed the application for the grant late last month to address the needs of 8,000 people left without jobs after the recent closings of the Revel, Showboat, and Trump Plaza casinos and the earlier closing of the Atlantic Club.
SPORTS
December 3, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
MATT RHULE has never been one to dodge a question, even he'll tell you that. Temple's second-year, 39-year-old football coach typically answers anything coming his way as honestly as he can. But when asked whether he'd be disappointed if the Owls aren't able to go to New Orleans this weekend and earn their sixth victory, becoming eligible for a postseason bowl game, Rhule said it was a question he wouldn't address until after Saturday's game....
NEWS
November 23, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - In the latest in a string of litigation defeats for Gov. Corbett, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the administration to reverse course on plans to close one-third of the state's county-based health centers. In its ruling late Thursday, the court sided with union-backed nurses and ordered the Corbett administration to halt what it called the "unlawful closing" of centers primarily in rural areas as part of a reorganization and cost-saving effort. Officials with SEIU Healthcare PA said it was a victory for public health services in a state that trails many others in the number of rural health professionals and funding levels.
NEWS
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 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.
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.
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...
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