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May 16, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry V. Schreiber Jr., 88, of Hainesport, a former designer and salesman for the Wheaton Glass Co. in Millville, N.J., died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Friday, May 8, at his home. Born in Collingdale, Delaware County, Mr. Schreiber graduated from Collingdale High School in 1943 and worked briefly for the Baldwin Locomotive Works before serving as a Navy aviation machinist in the South Pacific during World War II. He returned to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1956, taking night classes at what is now Drexel University, where he later earned a master's in business in 1968, said a daughter, Sandra Huppman.
NEWS
May 7, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
So this is what history looks like in real time. For nearly 231 years, lawyers for Rawle & Henderson L.L.P. have been plying courthouses in Philadelphia for clients with urgent legal needs, and that would make it the oldest law firm in the United States. Fittingly, its offices at 13th and Chestnut Streets are redolent of its deep ties to the past. An oil portrait of name partner Joseph Henderson, a onetime president of the American Bar Association, hangs prominently. On display nearby is a letter from Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton to firm founder William Rawle, delicately inquiring about progress in a case.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
DOUGLASS TWP. A controversial Montgomery County mulch operation has agreed to relocate from a parcel of preserved farmland in Douglass Township, under a court settlement with the municipality and residents. The township and residents sued Mountain Mulch last year, accusing the Sassamansville Road company of violating zoning laws by operating a large commercial business on preserved farmland. The settlement, signed April 24 in Montgomery County Court, calls for the company to relocate and for the township to take no further legal action.
SPORTS
May 1, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
DAVID STERN was a great commissioner who guided the NBA from a struggling league to one of global recognition. Still, it took him more than a decade to solidify his power base to where his will became like law in the NBA. Newbie commissioner Adam Silver caught up to Stern in just about 3 months. Thanks to the loose lips of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Silver took the biggest crisis the NBA has faced since the leaguewide drug scandals of the 1980s and quashed it in one 20-minute news conference.
NEWS
April 26, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service is set for Saturday, April 26, for Robert V. Selfridge, 89, a former resident of Haddonfield and Somerdale who for several years operated a telephone-installation company known as Your Friendly Neighborhood Phone Man. Mr. Selfridge, who served stints in the Marines and the Army, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday, March 11, at the Brendenwood assisted-living facility in Voorhees. He was born on June 3, 1924, in Butler, Pa., the third youngest of 10 children of Gurn and Rose Selfridge.
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Delaware River Port Authority borrowed $487 million in December to repair its bridges and refurbish its PATCO train cars, it paid about $1.5 million to politically connected lawyers and bankers. The bond sale by the bistate DRPA, which is controlled by the governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, intermingled political, personal, and business relationships. The brother-in-law of the DRPA's top lawyer was chosen as the lead financial underwriter for the sale. And the law firms hired for the sale have deep roots in Republican and Democratic politics in both states.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Stanzione, one of the nation's top telecom-equipment executives, was recently visiting the sleek former Motorola campus in Horsham and making an important point: Those who wrote the obituary for cable-TV set-top boxes because of the Internet and smart TVs got it wrong. "You have a lot of stuff coming into the home, and it's coming through one of these boxes," said Stanzione, whose Suwanee, Ga., ARRIS Group Inc. now owns the Horsham business. "The in-home box business is thriving.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
The law firm that produced the report that said Gov. Christie was clear of wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge controversy recently donated $10,000 to the Republican Governors Association (RGA), which Christie leads. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher made the donation to the RGA on March 18, according to IRS filings made public Tuesday. The donation came nine days before the firm released its report on Christie's administration. Christie has been chairman of the RGA since November, traveling out of New Jersey to drum up donations for fellow Republican governors.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Crowe is the top North American executive for Saint-Gobain , the $55 billion- a-year French construction- materials maker that traces its roots to the group that built Versailles for King Louis XIV. Crowe has been looking for a place to build another palace - in Pennsylvania - as Saint-Gobain's U.S. base and showroom. To replace the company's aging U.S. headquarters near Valley Forge, Crowe scouted sites for "an absolutely spectacular building that will incorporate all aspects of what we know as a building-materials company in terms of energy efficiency and a sustainable, open, collaborative workplace," he tells me. Plus, a research and development center to replace the old labs in Blue Bell.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTONA firm criticized for its post-Katrina recovery work recently won a second Hurricane Sandy-related contract from New Jersey - to oversee environmental reviews of damaged properties - indicating a further expansion of its role in the state. The contract for Virginia-based ICF International, estimated at $17.3 million, follows a January agreement with the state that appeared to expand an earlier contract with the firm for different recovery duties. The new contract, which began March 28 and is to run until March 2017, was announced in a posting on the state Treasury's website but has yet to be listed with other such contracts on the state comptroller's "Sandy transparency" website.
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