November 17, 2014
ISSUE | TIME Kids' safety tops A recent letter urging the extension of daylight saving time year-round overlooked crucial issues ("Dark winter evenings pose a double risk," Nov. 11). A study quoted did not account for schoolchildren on the roads in the morning. In winter, daylight would not come to many parts of the country until nearly 9 a.m. That would place in harm's way many children waiting for buses or walking to school. Also, there would be more accidents as commuters rush to work.
October 7, 2014
Airgas Inc. , Radnor, supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hard goods such as welding equipment and related products, has named Jack Appolonia president, Airgas East region. He had been vice president of construction since 2008. Lincoln Financial Distributors , the wholesale distribution business of Lincoln Financial Group , has hired Kathy Leckey as vice president and head of strategy for its Retirement Solutions Distribution business. She had been senior vice president for business development at Realty Capital Securities L.L.C., New York.
May 12, 2014 |
Robert W. Deaton, 88, of Marlton, former finance director of the Catholic Diocese of Camden who retired in 1997 as diocesan director of long-term care facilities, died of complications from pneumonia Thursday, May 8, at the Virtua Marlton medical center. Born in Camden, Mr. Deaton graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1944 and served as a Navy radio operator on PT boats during World War II in the South Pacific. Mr. Deaton became a bookkeeper for Kenney's, a former restaurant across from Camden City Hall, and in the late 1950s and early 1960s he was comptroller of the firm that operated that eatery and Kenney's Suburban House in Cherry Hill, his son, Robert W., said.
March 16, 2014 |
CONSHOHOCKEN Conshohocken officials on Friday fired the borough manager, a longtime employee who also served as finance director. Francis Marabella had worked for Conshohocken for more than eight years, Councilman Robert Stokley said. But in recent months the council members began considering that the borough's operations and finances might be more efficiently managed by two people, not one. "It's a lot of work, holding those two positions," said Stokley, who indicated that the council decided several weeks ago to terminate Marabella.
September 26, 2013 |
Irvin R. Davis, 79, of Philadelphia, who helped guide the city and then the school system in money matters for four decades, died Thursday, Sept. 19, of respiratory failure at Nazareth Hospital. Mr. Davis was best known as city finance director under Mayor Frank L. Rizzo in the 1970s and finance director for the School District in the 1980s under Superintendent Constance E. Clayton. He worked under tremendous pressure, advising officials on vendors, taxes, teacher contracts, pensions, federal and state funding, capital projects, and bond issues.
April 4, 2013 |
U.S. REP. Allyson Schwartz has not officially announced plans to run for governor in 2014. But that hasn't stopped the rush of Democrats interested in grabbing her 13th District seat, which covers parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. One of them, former City Controller Jonathan Saidel, predicts that Schwartz's political plans will be made clear next week. Saidel, who filed federal forms two weeks ago to run for her seat, said he signed on last week to serve as chairman of Schwartz's political-action committee for governor.
December 8, 2012 |
Democratic U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz has hired the state party's finance director for her own political operation, an indication the longtime congresswoman is seriously thinking about a run for the nomination to take on Gov. Corbett in 2014. Aubrey Montgomery, whose fund-raising is credited with putting Pennsylvania Democrats on a sound fiscal footing, informed her colleagues she was leaving in an e-mail Wednesday night. "While my time as a PA Dems staff member will be coming to an end, my commitment to the operation we've built, and the reputation we've earned, will continue as I move into this new role," Montgomery wrote.
April 25, 2012 |
Barbara Erie Deiter Drill, 59, formerly of Richboro, Bucks County, died Thursday, April 19, at Baptist Medical Center/South in Jacksonville, Fla., of colon cancer. A graduate of Abington High School, Mrs. Drill was licensed as a certified public accountant in Florida and Pennsylvania after graduating with a master's degree in business management from Central Michigan University. At the time of her death, she was director of finance for ElderSource and had more than 20 years of experience preparing financial statements and tax returns for clients.
February 11, 2012
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced Friday the once-every-four-years adjustments in the campaign contribution limits for individual and political action committees. The city code calls for the finance director to certify the adjustments, which are based on the Consumer Price Index. The limits are the maximum contributions that can be made to or accepted by candidates for city elective office and their political action committees. The new limits on what a person or organization can give have been increased to $2,900 for an individual and $11,500 for political action committees and other entities, such as partnerships and businesses.
January 4, 2012 |
THERE'S a new sheriff in town, all right, but he's turning to an old, familiar face to help straighten out his office. Ben Hayllar, who served as the city's finance director in the 1990s under then-Mayor Ed Rendell, was appointed yesterday by Sheriff Jewell Williams as his chief deputy for finance and accountability. After he took the oath of office Monday, Williams identified the post as a critical one, given the negative headlines that have haunted the office in the last year.