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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.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles paused their search for a personnel executive this week, and Howie Roseman explained Wednesday that they will wait for more candidates to become available after the draft. Roseman, the team's executive vice president of football operations, said the Eagles "met a bunch of candidates. " There is typically more movement for personnel positions after the draft, and the team will expand its search at that point. "Just by the nature of the time of year, teams aren't necessarily going to be so aligned with [a comprehensive search]
NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Conrad Hering Knerr, 91, of Blue Bell, an engineer, business executive, and entrepreneur, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at his home in Whitpain Farm of complications from a fall in September. Born in Germantown, he was the son of Horace Calvin and Jean Reid Knerr and the great-grandson of Dr. Constantine Hering, founder of Hahnemann Hospital and the "father of homeopathy in America. " In November, Mr. Knerr was thrilled to be present for dedication of a state historical marker commemorating Dr. Hering's role in homeopathic medicine.
NEWS
January 25, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph B. Farrell, 85, of Mount Laurel, a former beer distribution executive, died of pneumonia Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inpatient Center in Mount Holly. Services, initially set for Saturday, have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 27, because of the storm. "He just doesn't want to leave us," his wife, Mary, said. During his career as a salesman, she said, "he was a very outgoing person. He loved talking to people, so he just loved what he did. " Born in Schuylkill County, he was known there as Tuffy.
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