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.
May 12, 2012 |
With family ties to Camden dating back six generations, Jonathan Latko was determined to rebuild a corner of his impoverished city by developing 124 apartments on a block along Market Street between the waterfront and downtown. Looking for money during the recession in 2009, Latko and some similarly civic-minded friends turned to Remington Financial Group, a firm that boasted of arranging multimillion-dollar funding for huge projects. Remington demanded - and got - a $12,500 up-front fee to arrange the financing, but it never materialized.
April 9, 2015 |
In 2013, Arden Kass was one of about 20 Philadelphia parents who traveled to Harrisburg to deliver 4,000 letters by schoolchildren pleading to restore education funding. It didn't go well. "The mothers were shocked at how callous the environment was, and, when they went to deliver these extraordinary words of children, how little currency they had," said Donna Cooper, executive director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), which helped with logistics. "Some of the women became activists on education as a result of that.
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.