December 21, 2015
ISSUE | ED RENDELL What about Paris? In the wake of 196 countries acknowledging that we need to move away from fossil fuels as a source of energy, it is a bitter pill to read Ed Rendell praising the spoils of fracking in the Marcellus region ("Time is right to develop Phila. energy, container hub," Monday). The climate agreement reached in Paris on Dec. 12 is a much-needed landmark on the road to a sustainable future, but there is much work to be done, and we cannot afford to backslide.
December 17, 2015 |
When Ed Reynolds sprinted toward the left sideline and settled under Tyrod Taylor's deep pass for a game-clinching interception in the Eagles' victory Sunday over the Bills, it didn't occur to Reynolds to contemplate the irony of the moment. He, quite literally, could have been anywhere else on Sunday. He could have been playing for another NFL team, or idling on the practice squad for another NFL team, or doing nothing that had anything to do with any NFL team. The man is a Stanford alumnus, after all. He had options.
November 29, 2015 |
The troubled Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter School, which closed its six learning centers across the state and laid off 30 staffers earlier this week, has laid off the rest of its staff amid questions about its ability to continue to operate. Nicholas Torres, founding CEO of the cyber, based in Wayne, said Friday that the school had no choice after its bank shut down its line of credit. Without those funds, he said, the school was unable to meet payroll or pay for benefits. He said that Meridian Bank of Malvern had also frozen the school's account.
November 25, 2015 |
After 26 years in the city prosecutor's office, First Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann resigned Monday, officials said. George D. Mosee Jr., the head of the office's juvenile division, will replace him, District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement. McCann declined to say why he was leaving - although his name has been floated in courthouse circles as a possible addition to Mayor-elect Jim Kenney's administration. "I'm really proud of my 26 years of service," McCann said.
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.