January 9, 2012 |
ON PAPER, there seemingly isn't much that separates the basketball teams representing Drexel and Virginia Commonwealth. On the court, the same holds true. Two of the nation's more tenacious defensive squads took turns trading the lead, elbows and three-pointers in a slugfest of Colonial Athletic Association contenders that had a near-sellout crowd of 2,532 in the Daskalakis Athletic Center rocking with each crashing body, each subtle shift in momentum. In the end, Drexel (10-5, 2-2)
December 16, 2011 |
Eastern Metal Recycling Terminal L.L.C., with a heap of crushed scrap at the foot of the Platt Memorial Bridge in South Philadelphia, has received a setback in its move to Eddystone. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, on behalf of the administration of Gov. Corbett, rescinded $31.1 million promised by Gov. Rendell to develop a pier on the Delaware River. The scrap recycler, formerly Camden Iron & Metal Inc., will spend $60 million to transform the vacant Foamex Industrial Inc. property in Eddystone, with seven buildings, into a modern scrap-metal shredding operation.
November 3, 2011 |
Democrat Kathryn Boockvar said she's made it to at least 55 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties in her bid for a seat on Commonwealth Court. Republican Vic Stabile said his campaign for Superior Court has him going "as far as my shoes and tire rubber will carry me. " Voters may not know much about Pennsylvania's intermediate appellate courts, but four candidates for two judgeships are sure learning a lot about the state as they wrap up long-distance, high-mileage...
October 19, 2011
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that it would launch a Twitter feed to instantly communicate opinions, rulings, and other relevant information. Recipients can sign up at http://twitter.com/SupremeCtofPA "The manner and pace in which the Commonwealth's citizens expect to receive information from their government is changing rapidly," Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin said in a statement. "This is a logical extension of an ongoing commitment to enhance the delivery of court information and services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
September 15, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - After questioning by a full panel of seven Commonwealth Court judges Wednesday, a lawyer for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board rejected the argument that the agency overstepped its bounds when it took away the license for the Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia. "The board was justified in saying, 'We've been down this road before and enough is enough,' " said James Eisenhower, an attorney for the gaming board. The board members, he said, have a duty to provide tax relief to Pennsylvania communities through gambling revenues.
May 27, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Election boards in Pennsylvania's 67 counties are poised to start recounting hundreds of thousands of ballots in a tightly contested statewide judicial primary race. Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele on Thursday ordered a mandatory recount in the Democratic primary election for Commonwealth Court judge. Doylestown lawyer Kathryn Boockvar beat her opponent, Barbara Behrend Ernsberger, a Pittsburgh lawyer, by 2,116 votes in the May 17 election. The margin of victory was below one half of 1 percent of the total vote - the threshold for triggering an automatic recount under the law. Ernsberger said she decided not to waive her right to a recount so Democratic voters would have a clear decision on who won. "I believe the legislature put the recount mechanism in here so that everyone knows the results," Ernsberger said.
April 21, 2011 |
ONE OF THE most vivid memories of my boyhood was the period just before April 15. Every year, my father, preparing to submit his tax forms, commandeered the dining-room table, which he totally covered with papers and forms, as well as pencils and a calculator. During those couple of days, you had to leave the house, as Dad was in an almost constant rage, smoke practically pouring out of his ears. My father was a Goldwater Republican. To him, the federal government ranked below the Mafia, and taxes were nothing short of robbery.
April 9, 2011 |
An effort to remove City Council members Marian Tasco and Frank Rizzo and City Commission Chairwoman Marge Tartaglione from the May 17 primary election ballot is in the hands of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The state Commonwealth Court yesterday sent three lawsuits up the judicial ladder, saying the higher court has jurisdiction in election matters. But an opinion by Commonwealth Senior Judge Rochelle Friedman made clear how that court would rule if the case comes back for another review.