November 16, 2015 |
Edward D. Breen is the necessary man in corporate Philadelphia. The New Hope resident is lead director at media giant Comcast Corp., which is an old customer from his youth when he was selling cable antennas. He is chairman of Tyco Inc., the Princeton conglomerate he rescued from bankruptcy and carved into five public companies. And as of Monday, in what could be his biggest challenge yet, Breen became chairman and chief executive of the venerable DuPont Co., where as interim CEO he had already been freezing projects, combining units, and weighing asset sales, in hopes of boosting profits.
October 30, 2015 |
COLIN KAEPERNICK is trending on several fronts. Even the Guv is weighing in. Ed Rendell, the football-crazy politico who writes a column for the Daily News' weekend edition, told Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 that the Eagles should consider trading for Kaepernick. "One thing is clear, Sam Bradford is not, in my judgment, the quarterback of the future for the Eagles," Rendell said. "What I would like to see us get at the end of the year, I'm told that San Francisco is going to be looking to trade Kaepernick, and I think, in Chip Kelly's system, Kaepernick could be the perfect quarterback because he can run. " The 49ers' quarterback reportedly has been labeled a loner for constantly wearing his headphones in the locker room.
October 19, 2015 |
While David C. Doughty Sr. was a special-education supervisor for Camden City public schools in 1966, he led worship services for a few months at a Presbyterian church in Brick Township. He would take along his 10-year-old son, David, to play the piano before and after his preaching. "I would learn one new hymn out of the hymnbook each week," Mr. Doughty's son said. "He would preach and I'd play two old ones and one new one. " It was a form of musical homework for the son, an exercise in continuing education for the father, and a way to keep in touch with his ministerial roots.
September 12, 2015 |
When Ed Sasinowski came home from Vietnam, he quickly left the war behind. He jumped so swiftly into civilian life - selling office supplies to some of Philadelphia's largest employers - that he didn't bother to collect a Bronze Star for courage or a Purple Heart for a shrapnel wound. He was busy. He married Deborah Smith, who said they were "soul mates," and had three children. They moved to Huntingdon Valley and then to Maple Glen. And he cofounded the firm Xtec, providing office copiers to a client base of people who had become his friends.
September 4, 2015 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - One of Chip Kelly's favorite lines is that if you're not a top-tier player, there are three ways to make his football team - special teams, special teams and special teams. Ed Reynolds understood the importance of being a special-teams contributor long before the Eagles selected the safety from Stanford in the fifth round of the 2014 draft. His father, Ed, played in the NFL for 10 years as a linebacker with the Patriots and Giants. Only three of those 10 seasons were spent as a starter.
September 1, 2015
LET'S BEGIN BY saying we agree with Gov. Wolf's belief that the way the state funds special education for students in charter schools is messed up. The formula used isn't related to actual cost. A school is given the same amount whether the child has a mild disability - say, requiring speech therapy three times a week - or is severely handicapped - a wheelchair-bound child who requires special transportation and the presence of a full-time aide. Local school districts, which have to foot the bill for special-ed students in charters, say the cost of paying this subsidy to charters imperils their own financial stability.
August 19, 2015 |
Sunday was a good overall day for the Eagles as they opened the exhibition season with a fairly solid and injury-free win over the Indianapolis Colts, but it was also a very good day, specifically, for the 2014 draft class. The last draft controlled by Howie Roseman had some undeniable high points. Receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff were contributors as rookies, as was nose tackle Beau Allen and, to a lesser degree, defensive back Jaylen Watkins. There were gaps among the draftees, however, and none bigger than first-round pick Marcus Smith, who became the poster boy of what was portrayed as a failure of the previous player-personnel department.
July 17, 2015 |
This would have been a good week for Eileen and Paul J. Marmino III, their friend Cathy Barbara said. "They had put in a bid" to buy a home, she said, "and were waiting . . . to hear if it had been accepted. They were excited, because it was in Marlton, near her mom and dad. " But on Sunday morning, Eileen Lafferty Marmino, 34, of Medford, a special education science teacher at Burlington City High School, died of head trauma when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a car on Church Road near Trotter Drive in Medford, police said.
July 3, 2015 |
ED HITZEL, 64, known for tough but fair restaurant reviews as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the Jersey Shore restaurant and food scene, died Monday. Hitzel, who lived in Mays Landing, was stricken during dinner with friends at the Maplewood, in Hammonton, whose spaghetti he frequently raved about. His wife of 33 years, Susan, told the Press of Atlantic City that the cause was cardiac arrest. Hitzel, the Longport-raised son of an Atlantic City hotelier, rose from a copy boy in the 1970s to editing jobs at the Press , then left in the early 1990s to publish Ed Hitzel's Restaurant Magazine.
June 4, 2015 |
CHAKA FATTAH has grown accustomed to the sound of footsteps. Federal prosecutors have been following the longtime Philadelphia congressman for eight years - subpoenaing his emails and congressional records, auditing his nonprofits and flipping his political confidants - as they seek to build a corruption indictment against him. Fattah, 58, has been tapping his campaign war chest to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. He's in a "safe" district, so he doesn't need the campaign money to, ya know, campaign.