January 27, 1998 |
Under the threat of losing their baseball team, Allegheny County officials are close to completing a plan to provide public funding for new stadiums for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. The plan, which could be announced as early as next week, would not only provide a local contribution for the two stadium-starved teams; it would trigger a promise by Gov. Ridge to kick in the state's portion of the funding and provide a blueprint to a solution for the Phillies and Eagles. Only the state's contribution would be left to complete the financing mix of local, state and private sources that a governor's task force has said would be necessary to fund stadium construction in Pennsylvania.
December 7, 1989 |
A settlement was worked out last night under which the state will resume funding the beleaguered HealthPass program for 82,000 Medicaid patients in South and West Philadelphia. A tangle of lawsuits and bureaucratic battles over the $750.5 million contract ended in a compromise after more than a week of negotiations among more than a dozen lawyers. The negotiations have been supervised by U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois since last Friday. "It's a shame. This same agreement could have been worked out by reasonable men working together in a reasonable manner outside of court," said Anthony Welters, board chairman of Healthcare Management Alternatives, the firm that operates HealthPass.
July 13, 1989 |
Linda Redden's hopes for her son, Leslie, are similar to those of any other parent. She wants him to be the best he can be and derive self-esteem from accomplishments. She took steps to make sure her son achieved that goal when she moved from Philadelphia to Abington Township two years ago, so that Leslie, 11, could attend the RydalBrook school for special education students. Redden, along with other parents and local school officials, said she was relieved that $99 million in special education funds owed to school districts throughout the state was appropriated in the state budget passed July 1. "Certainly, I'm relieved that the funding is in and that there won't be a fight," said Redden, 38. "But every year it seems like there is some type of dilemma.
November 21, 1990 |
A senior citizens' apartment complex proposed for Barrington cleared a major hurdle yesterday when the Camden County freeholders voted, 6-0, to guarantee $8.5 million in public financing. For weeks, the freeholders had debated whether to support the project, which would consist of four 71-unit buildings to be developed by Joseph Rodi, John Gasparre and John Stern. While Republicans backed the proposal, some Democrats seemed hesitant. The election of Republican Millard Wilkinson Jr. to an unexpired freeholder term two weeks ago and his swearing-in last week appeared to provide the project with the deciding favorable vote.
September 18, 1988 |
The western and northern suburbs of Philadelphia have received a boost toward solving transit problems with a federal grant from the Urban Mass Transportaion Administration (UMTA). The administration has awarded $350,000 to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for the formation of a Transportation Management Association (TMA), a public-private cooperative venture that studies suburban transit congestion and attempts to work out solutions. The funds will be used to review traffic patterns in such suburban areas as King of Prussia, Willow Grove and Conshohocken and West Conshohocken.
June 2, 2010
QR Pharma Inc., a Radnor company that is developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease, said Tuesday that it had received a $500,000 investment from BioAdvance and additional funding from angel investors. It said those investments closed a one-year seed round totaling $2.4 million. The money will be used to fund development of two compounds, Posiphen and Bisnorcymserine, to treat Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment. - Stacey Burling
June 2, 2010
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D., Pa.) on Wednesday is set to announce a "preliminary round of funding" for his Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund, a nonprofit he helped create that will give money to the Mummers and other groups to pay for costs imposed by the city. His fund-raising efforts were driven by a Nutter administration policy of charging parade and festival organizers for expenses. - Miriam Hill
June 26, 1988 |
With both the state House and Senate having approved budgets that increase funding for community colleges, the colleges now must weather the inevitable last-minute compromises to get their first major funding boost in five years. "It's now in the hands of the conference committee," lobbyist Cheryl Boyer of the Community College Commission said last week. Boyer and an army of presidents and trustees from the state's 14 community colleges spent recent weeks trying to impress legislators with what they say is a funding crisis.
October 27, 1988 |
Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission yesterday announced that it was launching a drive to obtain more than $71.7 million - a substantial increase over current funding - from state and federal sources for criminal justice programs. Commission Director Richard F. Moore said the money would supplement the roughly $450 million to $500 million annually - which includes funding for the Police Department - that the city itself pays for such programs. For the first time the commission is seeking funding for three years' worth of programs, Moore said, because many of the programs bear on the war on drugs and require long-term strategies.
January 15, 2009 |
With frigid conditions gripping the state, an unlikely group of community activists and advocates for utilities gathered in the Capitol yesterday to push for more - and more consistent - funding for the state's heating assistance program for the poor. The groups, including the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania and the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, outlined how rising heating and cooling costs affect low-income residents. They also made a series of recommendations to improve the state's energy-assistance program, known as LIHEAP.