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February 25, 1986 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Black correspondents, producers and associate producers for ABC News recently attended a meeting with News president Roone Arledge to air several long-standing complaints. The complaints included the fact that there are no minorities on the division's editorial board. The group also complained about the way minorities are portrayed on the news, and how correspondents are being used to present the news. George Strait, ABC medical reporter and former Washington correspondent for Channel 6, is spokesman for the disgruntled employees.
NEWS
November 12, 1986 | By Rosemary Banks, Special to The Inquirer
When community affairs director Lawrence C. Smith was given the additional duties of investigating complaints of police abuse here, he was also handed an office near the mayor and a longer title. What the job amounts to is anyone's guess. As civilian complaints officer, Smith is responsible for policing the police when residents choose not to take complaints of official misconduct through the usual channels - the department's own internal affairs division. But in his three weeks on the job, no one has brought him any complaints.
NEWS
August 9, 1987 | By Tim Wright, Special to The Inquirer
The Sadsbury Township supervisors will announce at their Aug. 25 work session whether they intend to hold a hearing on complaints from residents about township police Officer Lewis Wilson, according to Ronald Agulnick, township solicitor. About a dozen residents of Pomeroy, an area in the southeastern corner of the township, attended the supervisors' Monday meeting to press their complaints. Larelda Lowery, who described herself as a spokeswoman for the group, complained of the manner in which "Wilson represents himself in our area.
NEWS
April 13, 1986 | By Nicole Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
In a township that covers only three square miles, an abandoned or inoperative car is sure to be noticed and, after a few sightings, is sure to draw some complaints. In the last few months, the Hainesport Township Committee has been barraged by complaints about more than 25 abandoned cars in township streets, yards and driveways. In response to those complaints, the committee is preparing an ordinance that would allow the township to levy fines of up to $500 and 90-day jail terms on owners of such vehicles.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1986 | By Andrew Cassel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Electric Co. could face fines totaling $216,000 because of complaints that the company violated state rules on customer service, the Public Utility Commission's consumer-service bureau said yesterday. The PUC's consumer-service bureau has charged PE with 216 violations involving meter readings, billing and shutoffs of electric or gas service to homes, according to Kevin Cadden, a supervisor with the division. The bureau is to present its complaint to the three-member PUC this morning.
NEWS
September 14, 1989 | By Kerry Lippincott, Special to The Inquirer
Woodland Drive in West Caln Township is as steep as a ski slope and as hazardous as an obstacle course. And those are only some of the problems with the street, according to one local resident. At a township meeting Monday night, Woodland Drive resident Elizabeth Weaver told the Board of Supervisors that there was no speed limit posted on the 500-yard stretch of road wedged between Sandy Hill and Cambridge Roads, just north of Route 340. "Cars come racing down this short-cut route, and police say they can't do anything about it because there is no sign posted," said Weaver.
NEWS
February 7, 2004 | By Benjamin Y. Lowe INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Immaculata University officials yesterday agreed to let student leaders air their complaints about graduation to the school's commencement committee on Feb. 20, a university spokeswoman said. The move came after a four-hour demonstration Thursday in the school's cafeteria building, Nazareth Hall. Student leaders met yesterday afternoon with Stephen Pugliese, the school's vice president for student affairs. The spokeswoman, Marie Moughan, said the meeting was a step forward for resolving whether the final classes of the Women's College could be grouped by school at graduation.
NEWS
January 14, 1993 | By Robert F. O'Neill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
What do you do when one of your neighbors tinkers with cars until the wee hours of the morning, spills oil on your driveway, then spray-paints in his garage until the fumes seep into your child's bedroom? Calling police is not the answer, according to a group of Folcroft residents who lodged complaints at Monday night's Borough Council meeting. The neighbor has a scanner, they said, which alerts him before the police arrive. Area residents identified the alleged offender as George Custodio, who was not at the meeting and could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
March 5, 2012
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has begun to take complaints about student loans, it said Monday. The bureau will assist all borrowers experiencing problems taking out or repaying a private loan or managing one in default and referred to a debt collector. Complaints may be submitted through 1-855-411-2372; at www.consumerfinance.gov ; faxed at 1-855-237-2392, or mailed to the bureau at P.O. Box 4503, Iowa City, Iowa 52244.    - Alan J. Heavens
NEWS
September 20, 1987 | By Mary Beth Dougherty, Special to The Inquirer
The Sadsbury Board of Supervisors has set Oct. 14 for a closed hearing for police Officer Lewis Wilson, against whom several residents have filed complaints. The number and the specific nature of the complaints were not made public when the board met Monday, but police Chief Jay Groce has said he believes that the residents' complaints stemmed from Wilson's "aggressive manner" in following up complaints last summer about youths riding unlicensed motorcycles and dirt bikes in the area.
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August 16, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Linda D. Evans has worked as a part-time academic adviser at Community College of Philadelphia for 18 years and has taught there as an adjunct professor almost twice as long. She's tried five times, most recently in April, to gain a full-time post and has been denied, she said. She pondered in a recent online opinion piece whether her former role as an "outspoken, visible adjunct faculty union leader" and her relationship to State Rep. Dwight Evans - she's his sister - may have played a role in the denials.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Citizens Bank has agreed to pay $115,000 to settle a complaint that it told a woman who was on maternity leave with full pay that she would have to return to work before the bank would approve a home-equity line of credit, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday. As part of the settlement of the alleged Fair Housing Act violation, Citizens Bank will pay the woman $40,000, provide fair-housing training to its staff, and make a $75,000 donation to a HUD-approved fair-housing or advocacy organization.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
An audit released Tuesday by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale found deficiencies in the way the Pennsylvania Department of Health enforced the state's minimum standard of 2.7 hours per day of direct nursing care. The audit covered the period from Jan. 1, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2015. Only last July did the health department start accepting anonymous complaints about nursing homes. That was a second area of concern in the audit, because it likely compromised the department's ability to receive and investigate complaints, the audit said.
NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's twin sister has received a pay raise of nearly $17,000, and an additional $80,000 in back pay and other damages, after settling a labor complaint against the Attorney General's Office, the agency said Tuesday. Ellen Granahan, who heads the office's Child Predator Unit, filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint against the office last year, claiming she was not paid as much as other lawyers in the office who have similar experience and titles.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Underage drinking, rowdy teens, and violations of bicycle and skateboard curfews - all taking place on Sea Isle City's beach and promenade this summer - have prompted police to increase patrols. Over the July Fourth weekend, the department began targeting enforcement against these and other quality-of-life issues with a zero-tolerance policy. Sea Isle City Police Capt. Thomas McQuillen said the department has received complaints from residents and tourists since the beginning of summer.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
Organizers of the Chinese Lantern Festival, which dominated and blocked off Franklin Square from April 22 to June 12, say the profit-making venture drew more than 90,000 visitors during its seven-week run. The festival, presented by an American unit of a Chinese company based in Zigong, Sichuan province, attracted criticism because cyclone construction fences draped with opaque black cloth was erected around the park to restrict access at night....
NEWS
April 23, 2016
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane lambasted judicial oversight officials last year after reviews found that former state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin was not guilty of misconduct in connection with his controversial emails. Her criticism sparked new reviews that resulted in Eakin quitting the high court in disgrace. Afterward, Kane ally State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D., Phila.) filed an ethics complaints against the lawyers that originally cleared him. Now a state disciplinary board has also cleared those lawyers.
NEWS
March 17, 2016
WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania Republicans filed a Federal Election Commission complaint Tuesday against Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty, accusing her campaign chairman, former Gov. Ed Rendell, of improperly working with independent political groups. The complaint cites public comments by Rendell, who in several interviews predicted that groups backing McGinty would spend heavily to help her win the April 26 primary, sometimes forecasting spending beyond what the groups had publicly announced.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
Temple University Thursday appointed a new senior adviser to oversee sexual assault complaints, as well as diversity and equity issues on the 39,000-student campus. "Campus sexual misconduct is one of the most important issues facing higher education today, and it is imperative that we take immediate steps to improve reporting of these incidents and reduce the incidence of sexual assault on our campus," Temple President Neil D. Theobald said. The appointment is the final piece that was recommended last summer by a university task force on the handling of sexual misconduct cases on campus, Theobald said.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
For the second time in a month, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ordered Thursday a hearing on a customer complaint that a Peco Energy Co. smart meter is responsible for a health problem. By a 4-1 vote, the PUC rejected an administrative law judge's recommendation to dismiss the complaint of Stephen and Diane Van Schoyck of Langhorne and sent the case back for a hearing on the couple's assertion that they have experienced health problems and difficulty sleeping since Peco installed a smart meter in 2015.
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