June 2, 1988 |
Formation of a coalition to stop construction of Bucks County's controversial Point Pleasant pump project was announced yesterday by 16 local, regional and national environmental groups that historically have opposed the pump. The coalition's "sole purpose" is "litigating the Point Pleasant Water Diversion Project," said a statement handed out at a news conference in Doylestown. Coalition members have, individually, either appealed or sought to intervene in the granting of certain permits for the project, according to Robert J. Sugarman, an attorney who has for several years represented pump opponents and who now represents the coalition.
June 15, 1989 |
Gilbert A. Wetzel, former president and chief executive of Bell of Pennsylvania, yesterday was named executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Economic Development Coalition, effective July 1. Walter D'Alessio, coalition chairman and president and chief executive of Latimer & Buck, said he was pleased to have Wetzel, a "high visibility, high quality, proven executive," join the coalition. "We are delighted that Gil has agreed to be drafted and will lend his considerable management and executive talents to the coalition for this interim period," he said.
June 10, 1990 |
While vowing to continue its fight against the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District's reorganization plans, the Coalition for Neighborhood Schools has offered the board a compromise. Rather than accept the board's recent decision to reorganize all the district's elementary schools, coalition members have voted to accept some reorganization and redistricting to preserve neighborhood schools. The vote to compromise came during a meeting of more than 300 coalition members Wednesday.
December 12, 1996 |
African-Americans spend $8.6 billion annually on gas and motor oil, according to Target Market News, a Chicago-based publication which tracks black spending. Of that, $175 million is spent in Philadelphia. Today, a coalition of local groups plans to discuss how it can make corporations such as Texaco more responsive to minority workers and communities. "Our fight is not with the African-American or local gas station owners. It is with Texaco as a whole," said David J. Warren, development director for the Black United Fund of Pennsylvania.
June 29, 1989 |
What do 100 area civic, business and political leaders all joined in a common cause sound like? To John Miller, chief executive officer and chairman of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. and one of the leaders who traveled to Harrisburg on Tuesday to argue for more money for SEPTA, they sound like three million people. "I told the legislators that as they listened to us, that they were really hearing the footsteps of three million people," Miller said. "That is the kind of broad-based coalition that we had out there.
August 16, 1990 |
A coalition of civic groups has asked East Whiteland Township officials to develop soccer, football and other sports fields on a 10-acre site across from the township building, on the north side of Route 401. The presidents of two civic organizations told the supervisors at their meeting Monday that the environmentally sensitive site was deeded to the township with the intention that it be used for ball fields, but that it has been used as...
February 1, 1989 |
Enforcement of existing laws, rather than new legislation, is the way to protect Pennsylvania's wetlands, a coalition of sportsmen and environmentalists said yesterday. Members of the coalition, speaking at a Capitol news conference, said they supported an administration plan and other steps to better protect the state's wetlands from development. Coalition members are concerned about dwindling bogs, marshes and other wetlands, which provide flood control and help filter agricultural pollutants from runoff before it reaches rivers and streams.
October 15, 1991 |
The 23 women and two men representing various Philadelphia constituencies said they grew increasingly angry as, hour by hour, they watched the Senate Judiciary Committee probe Anita Hill's sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Yesterday, they acted. During a City Hall news conference, the ad hoc coalition denounced the all-white, all-male panel's handling of the charges made by Hill, a black University of Oklahoma law professor, and urged voters to make their displeasure known to the commonwealth's two senators and the committee chairman.
November 5, 1987 |
The Krewstown Homeowners Coalition has appealed a decision by the Zoning Board of Adjustment permitting the construction of 46 condominiums on Krewstown Road off Bustleton Avenue. Attorney Stanley R. Krakower, who was recently hired by the coalition, filed the appeal in Common Pleas Court on Monday. Krakower, who specializes in zoning law, has represented about a dozen civic associations throughout the city, including those in Burholme and Bridesburg in the Northeast. Stanley Kress, one of the coalition organizers, said the group had spent the last few weeks trying to raise money and community support for the appeal.
March 24, 1987 |
A coalition of community and civil rights groups has criticized the Police Study Task Force report for touching too lightly on the problem of police abuse of citizens, and urged that the city inspector general's office be authorized to investigate charges against the police. David Kairys, spokesman for the Coalition for Police Accountability, said yesterday that current procedures for dealing with police abuse are "totally inadequate," and that the subject was barely touched on in the March 11 report that recommended extensive changes in the way the police deal with the community.