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May 28, 2004 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Richard Turkington, 63, of Collegeville, a Villanova University law professor for 27 years who was a leading expert on the First Amendment and privacy laws, died of cancer May 20 at home. "He was a pioneer in the area," said John Decker, a professor at DePaul University Law School in Chicago and a friend. "Nobody dealt as deeply or comprehensively with the issue of privacy as he did. " Professor Turkington wrote Teacher's Manual for Privacy and was contributing editor to AIDS, A Medical-Legal Handbook and AIDS, Law and Society.
NEWS
October 24, 1993 | By Rhonda Goodman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After Nov. 2, the same Borough Council will carry on with business as usual. Four of the council's seven four-year seats are on the ballot. The four Republican incumbents - Lawrence G. DiPiano, Timothy J. Dwyer, James C. Moyer and Jay Silber - are running without opposition. DiPiano, 50, a technician for Martin Marietta Technicians, said his immediate goal was to purchase street lights for the borough. His long-term goal, he said, was to encourage new Collegeville residents to become involved in local government by asking them to run for the council and join committees.
NEWS
July 7, 1991 | By John V. R. Bull, Inquirer Staff Writer
The name may not be terribly dignified, but Harpoon Louie's has everything going for it - good food, stunning setting, moderate prices and exceptionally friendly service. Indeed, this Collegeville seafood restaurant is a comfortable, romantic place you likely will return to again and again. The 11-year-old restaurant (a companion to the original Harpoon Louie's in Phoenixville) is in a former hotel with a distinctly shore-like nautical setting. Solid wood decking edged with pier pilings and heavy iron chains leads to a massive plank door.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2000 | By Andrea Knox, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
American Home Products Corp. said yesterday that it would buy Aventis Pharmaceuticals' complex near Collegeville and make it the global and research headquarters of its pharmaceutical division, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, now based in St. Davids. Wyeth-Ayerst said it would move to the Collegeville site about 3,500 workers now scattered in nine Radnor-area buildings and one Princeton building. Neither party would divulge the price, but a real estate source familiar with the deal said American Home had agreed to pay $300 million for the 312-acre campus with 1.1 million square feet of office and laboratory space.
NEWS
May 2, 2002 | By Catherine Quillman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
St. Eleanor Roman Catholic Church in Collegeville will host a May Friendship Day and celebration beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Sponsored by the Church Women United, this annual event brings together women of all faiths for an afternoon of worship and fellowship. The afternoon opens with a service in the St. Eleanor chapel. After the service, a program titled "A Day to Honor Young Women" will include small group discussions and the handing out of certificates of recognition. The afternoon ends with a reception in Vianney Hall.
NEWS
March 11, 2016
The second I spotted a mess of curly blond hair pop up from nowhere like a meerkat that's heard a clatter, I knew my new friend was up to something. Rising above the ketchup-and-mustard-colored counter at the Collegeville chicken shack Speck's , the lookie-loo revealed herself: a toddler wearing a big, goofy grin. Without breaking eye contact, she came around to my side, grabbed the empty white vinyl stool next to me, and sent it spinning furiously on its stand, the motion producing a satisfying whirrrrr that bounced around the spotless dining room like a Super Ball.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Transicoil, L.L.C., which makes aerospace instruments in Collegeville, Montgomery County, is in the process of laying off 50 employees because one product line is being shifted to a "sister company" in Wichita, Kan. As required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Transicoil sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry of regarding the permanent layoffs. The letter said the first of the 50 layoffs was to occur March 13. Four other employees have been notified they will lose their jobs between March 27 and May 9. "The remaining 45 employees will be separated at a date in the future which has not yet been determined," according to the company letter, dated March 13. Transicoil officials could not be reached for comment Friday evening.
NEWS
September 5, 1993 | By Rhonda Goodman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Some residents want to see smaller shopping center signs, but some merchants want to see larger ones. So the Borough Council has decided to review a year-old ordinance limiting the size of outdoor signs that shopping center tenants can install. Eileen McAliney, who lives in the Collegeville Crossing development, said at Wednesday's council meeting that she understands that the borough wants businesses, but believes that the council should think about the residents who live near them.
NEWS
February 28, 2009 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wegmans, the high-end grocery chain that has built five markets in the Philadelphia region in six years, said yesterday that it would hire about 600 workers for a store in Collegeville due to open in October. Hiring for the new 132,000-square-foot store - which will feature what is being billed as the first pub in a Southeastern Pennsylvania supermarket restaurant - will begin this month, with interviews taking place the final week of March, said Blaine Forkell, a 26-year Wegmans veteran who will manage the store.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2008 | By Akos Beothy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tyco International Ltd. said yesterday that its ADT security business had agreed to acquire FirstService Security, of Collegeville, for about $187 million. FirstService Security, a division of FirstService Corp., provides integrated security systems for homes and businesses. It has annual revenue of $200 million and employs 2,400 people at 17 offices in the United States and Canada. Out of the total workforce, 150 work in Southeastern Pennsylvania - in offices in Collegeville, Valley Forge and Reading, said Ann Lindstrom, director of corporate communications at ADT Security Services Inc. ADT calls the deal a strategic acquisition, giving ADT Security access to new markets in the banking sector in Canada and in the petrochemicals industry in Canada and the United States, Lindstrom said.
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March 11, 2016
The second I spotted a mess of curly blond hair pop up from nowhere like a meerkat that's heard a clatter, I knew my new friend was up to something. Rising above the ketchup-and-mustard-colored counter at the Collegeville chicken shack Speck's , the lookie-loo revealed herself: a toddler wearing a big, goofy grin. Without breaking eye contact, she came around to my side, grabbed the empty white vinyl stool next to me, and sent it spinning furiously on its stand, the motion producing a satisfying whirrrrr that bounced around the spotless dining room like a Super Ball.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Drug maker Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that its subsidiary Wyeth, with operations in Collegeville,has reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay $784.6 million to settle claims involving Medicaid rebates for its heartburn drug Protonix. The agreement resolves cases pending in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, alleging that Wyeth's practices relating to the calculation of Medicaid rebates for Protonix violated the Federal Civil False Claims Act and other laws between 2001 and 2006.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 25-year-old Collegeville woman and 29-year-old man from Zieglerville drowned when the car in which they were riding backed into a canal in upper Montgomery County late Monday, prosecutors said. The district attorney's office is investigating the accident, which happened at the Schuylkill Canal Park in Upper Providence. Two people, including the driver, escaped the car as it went into the canal, said First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele. It was unclear why they were at the park at 11:30 Monday night.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Finishing its exit from the former Rohm & Haas Co. headquarters on Independence Mall, Dow Chemical told about 350 employees there Wednesday that they would be relocated to a suburban corporate center in Collegeville by mid-2016. The move is part of a several-step realignment of Dow facilities in the Philadelphia region that combines researchers at the former Rohm & Haas Spring House facility in Montgomery County and the business staff in Center City in leased space at the underused Pfizer pharmaceuticals complex.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Transicoil, L.L.C., which makes aerospace instruments in Collegeville, Montgomery County, is in the process of laying off 50 employees because one product line is being shifted to a "sister company" in Wichita, Kan. As required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Transicoil sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry of regarding the permanent layoffs. The letter said the first of the 50 layoffs was to occur March 13. Four other employees have been notified they will lose their jobs between March 27 and May 9. "The remaining 45 employees will be separated at a date in the future which has not yet been determined," according to the company letter, dated March 13. Transicoil officials could not be reached for comment Friday evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
Her fifth pregnancy felt different. Not only because this one - unlike some of the "whoops" conceptions that came before - was precisely planned. And not only because of her uncharacteristic cravings and aversions; she couldn't get enough of sweet/salty foods like potato chips, peanut butter, and SweeTarts candy, but felt repulsed by the smell of coffee. It was also different because Michelle was 37, of "advanced maternal age" in obstetrics lingo. The doctor ordered an ultrasound within the first couple of weeks.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard H. Heist, 82, of Collegeville, a longtime broadcaster who launched a second career restoring antique clocks, died Friday, Nov. 28, of lung disease at his home. He and his wife, Elaine Marshman Heist, had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 20. Born in Bryn Mawr, Mr. Heist, known as "Dick," graduated from the Perkiomen School and Ursinus College. He studied criminal and civil law while serving as a magistrate for the Borough of Collegeville. He then switched to broadcasting.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Liveris was born in Darwin, Australia, which is close to the other side of the world from Philadelphia. He now leads Dow Chemical's 54,000 employees, who make 5,000 products at 188 sites in 36 countries, many with cheaper real estate than can be found in Montgomery County. Liveris was in Collegeville on Wednesday to wield ceremonial scissors on the chemical giant's new home, a laboratory and office complex rented from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. With the world available, why move 800 researchers only 15 miles within the county, from Spring House to Collegeville?
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV CRITIC
Sometimes opportunity is three sheets to the wind when she knocks. That's how it was for comic Joe DeRosa, who has his second stand-up special on Comedy Central late Friday night. DeRosa always thought he was headed for a career in music, until he and a buddy were scheduled last on an open-mike night at the New Road Brewhouse in his hometown of Collegeville. "We spent the whole night drinking. We were drunk, and the audience was drunk," he says. "We started improvising all these songs about what [jerks]
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
A teenager says his parents treated him badly, hassling him about little things until they finally kicked him out of the house, forcing him to sleep in a culvert. His parents describe a willful young man who ignored house rules, disrespected teachers and others, and chose to leave. It's a scenario that plays out in communities across the United States. In this instance, the troubles between a Collegeville couple - Jackie and Steve Salotti - and their son became an international incident when Russia framed it as an example of Americans mistreating adoptive Russian children.
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