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April 19, 2016
Annmarie Hora has been hired as chief human-resources officer at Lourdes Health System, Camden. She had been a vice president of human resources at Virtua Health. Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. , parent of Bryn Mawr Trust Co. , has named Stephen M. Wellman as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the wealth-management division of the bank. He had been COO at Cipperman Compliance Services L.L.C. in Wayne. Julie H. Ketover has been hired as director of professional development at Marlton-based law firm Hyland Levin L.L.P.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Gerard T. Gillon, 73, of Long Beach Island, a former president of Lavino Shipping Agencies in Philadelphia, died of pneumonia Friday, April 8, in Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital. Mr. Gillon's firm was a division of Lavino Shipping Co., a Philadelphia maritime services firm with offices in 11 East Coast and Great Lakes ports. His division was sold in 1989. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from West Islip (N.Y.) High School, where he was a basketball team starter, and earned a bachelor's degree at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., in 1964.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Outside a West Virginia courthouse, the families of the dead waited for Don Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy Inc., about to be sentenced for a mining disaster that killed 29 miners at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W. Va. "I miss my son, my brother, my nephew!" shouted one man as camera crews captured the moment at the federal courthouse in Charleston on Wednesday. "How come you never came to apologize to me?" Every day 12 people - sons and brothers, mothers, and daughters - die on the job because of hazardous conditions, but rarely do their employers face serious jail time, or anything more than a misdemeanor charge.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
The failed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works was pitched as a very good deal - for the city's budget, PGW's employees, and the utility's ratepayers. Kept secret was that one group was certain to benefit, sale or no sale. Eight top PGW executives, headed by CEO Craig White, were guaranteed bonuses regardless of the sale's outcome so long as they "actively supported the sale process," according to the bonus plan. They were in line for significantly higher bonuses if the sale went through.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Growing up in Marietta, Ga., Keesha Boyd watched A Different World - a late 1980s spin-off of The Cosby Show - with her mother on Thursday nights and imagined herself through the black cast of young men and women. She connected with Kim, played by actress Charnele Brown, as a kindred soul. "She was your type-A and studied a lot and was focused on being a premed student," Boyd said. "When you can see something, you can believe it's possible. " Last month, Boyd's vision for giving black viewers a black-centric TV service - about 2,000 hours of curated TV shows and movies with black casts, directors, and themes - launched on Comcast's Xfinity on-demand platform.
NEWS
March 20, 2016
Man arrested in Phila. killing; second male sought Police have arrested one man and are searching for a second in connection with the Friday evening execution-style killing of a 22-year-old man near Somerset and A Streets in North Philadelphia. Two men on an orange off-road motorcycle targeted the victim, who was standing on a sidewalk, police said. A gunman shot the victim and then stood over the fallen man and fired more shots, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m. at Temple University Hospital.
NEWS
March 6, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A fourth suspect has been charged in a 2014 abduction and execution-style slaying in Crescentville as authorities search for a fifth man wanted in the killing. Christopher Corley, 29, is facing murder, robbery, kidnapping and other charges in the shooting of two men, one fatally, on April 17, 2014, according to court records. Corley is the fourth man charged in the incident that left 29-year-old Carl Johnson dead and a 26-year-old man wounded. Police are now looking for 29-year-old Deforest Johnson, the final suspect on the loose in the slaying.
NEWS
February 29, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John Davenport Maine Jr., 54, of Wyndmoor, a former executive vice president at Janney Montgomery Scott, died of acute myeloid leukemia Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Known as "Jordie," Mr. Maine was a larger-than-life figure, especially in and around his native Chestnut Hill. He had battled leukemia for six months with such vigor that his friends were surprised when he died. He was known as a wonderful husband, friend, father, fisherman, business colleague, and lover of life.
NEWS
February 20, 2016
A Cedar Park man was shot and killed in an execution-style ambush as he got out of his SUV Wednesday night near a go-go bar in West Philadelphia, police said. Maurice Adside, 31, of the 5100 block of Walton Avenue, had parked at 52nd and Pine streets just after 11 p.m. when his attacker approached on foot, police said. "The shooter walked up, within feet, and fired at least six shots. So it appears that this individual was the intended target," Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters.
NEWS
February 18, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police on Tuesday were looking for the gunman who fired into the East Oak Lane home of Kelvin Jeremiah, executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Authorities said two bullet holes were discovered in a side window around 11:30 a.m. Monday, with corresponding holes in an inside wall. No one was injured, police said. Eight shell casings were found on the ground outside, police said. The burglary alarm at the house appeared to have gone off around 3 a.m., police said.
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