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October 20, 2011 | BY REGINA MEDINA, medinar@phillynews.com 215-854-5985
REBECCA POYOUROW, like other interested parents, attended a community meeting at Roxborough High School last spring, eager to learn about the school district's plan to close some schools and consolidate others. The mother of two soon felt that the whole event was "a charade," she said yesterday. "There was absolutely no real information and lots of expectations. . . . An outside consultant was there to facilitate the meeting, so it felt like no one from the district was there," said Poyourow, one of 1,500 participants citywide who attended 23 community meetings between November and May. "It felt like we were being handled.
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | By Michael J. Crumb, Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will close 259 domestic offices, labs, and other facilities as part of an effort to save $150 million a year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday. Though the closings and other cost-cutting steps will affect USDA headquarters in Washington and operations in 46 states, the saving will be relatively small in the context of the agency's $145 billion budget. The USDA did not immediately say which offices would be closed or whether employees would be laid off. An outline given to the Associated Press before Vilsack's speech said many offices had few employees or were near others.
NEWS
December 6, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Postal Service frayed nerves Monday with talk of downsizing and diminishing first-class mail service, but officials insisted that no final decisions had been reached about closing more than 250 regional facilities, including large centers in the Philadelphia area. The Postal Service announced its intention to seek the Postal Regulatory Commission's opinion on $3 billion worth of cuts. Among the regional postal facilities under consideration for closure are centers in Tredyffrin Township (Chester County)
NEWS
November 1, 1987 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
The Wallingford-Swarthmore board president has said that an earned-income tax and school closings are two things district residents won't have to worry about next year. Board President Ronald C. Albrecht announced at last week's meeting that members intended to review the district's financial status to find ways of saving money and to identify possible new methods of raising funds. Albrecht said that the board would explore all aspects of the district's operations, but two. "The board will not explore the feasibility of closing a building and will not consider an earned-income (tax)
NEWS
January 8, 2012 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
After just three months as head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput found himself wondering last month whether he should put off the massive Catholic school closings that a special commission had privately recommended to him. "So I took the question to the priests' council," Chaput said in an interview after Friday's news conference that unveiled the closings, "and I asked them if we should postpone it for a year....
BUSINESS
April 24, 2012 | Andy Maykuth
The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee announced Tuesday that its hearing this week on refinery closures will be webcast on the committee's website: www.jec.senate.gov . The hearing, which will be chaired by U.S. Sen. Robert Casey (D., Pa.), will focus on the impact that the closing of refineries serving the Northeast will have on fuel markets. Three refineries in Philadelphia are idled or threatened with closure and a fourth refinery in the Virgin Islands also shut down earlier this year.
NEWS
July 2, 1993 | By Mark Jaffe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Heavy rains that flushed pollution into coastal bays and seas were the key ingredient in most of the 111 beach closings at the Shore last summer, according to a state water quality report released yesterday. In most cases, the beaches were closed because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Energy said. Most of closings came during one five-day period in August, after heavy rains. For example, 22 of 27 beach closings last summer occurred during this stretch.
NEWS
January 10, 1992 | By Andrea Knox, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
The continuing shake-out among major Philadelphia retailers took another victim yesterday. Stern's announced it would close its two remaining area department stores, at The Gallery in Center City and Echelon Mall in Voorhees. The closings, scheduled for sometime in March, must be approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Cincinnati, which is overseeing the reorganization efforts of Stern's parent company, Allied Stores Corp. The stores employ about 365 people, all of whom would lose their jobs, according to Howard Fraser, senior vice president for marketing for the Paramus, N.J., company.
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