June 16, 1999 |
The man appointed yesterday to lead a review of the Camden school system readily admits that he knows little about the place where, starting this summer, he will spend almost every workday for at least several months. But there is no question that he knows school systems. Vito A. Gagliardi, 60, a former Union County schools superintendent, has more than 30 years of experience in New Jersey as a teacher and an administrator. He also was a special education adviser to State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco (R., Union)
August 15, 1996 |
George McCloskey says he can't remember what he had for dinner. He gets lost in Kmart. He's afraid to get into a car. The 49-year-old forklift operator hasn't been the same since he suffered what his doctors call "post-traumatic brain injury" in a head-on collision May 7 at the intersection of Front Street and the southbound entrance to Interstate 95. McCloskey can't remember what happened that day, but he hasn't forgotten how dangerous the...
October 27, 1994 |
Armond J. Gagliardi, 71, a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia who was a former milkman and a retired city employee, died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital. He began working as a tailor in shops around the city. He then went to work delivering milk in glass bottles by horse and wagon for Abbott Dairies in South Philadelphia for 10 years. In 1965, he began working for the Streets Department as an electrician. He retired 20 years later. Since his retirement, Mr. Gagliardi spent his winters in Philadelphia and his summers in Wildwood Crest, N.J., where he was known as the Mayor of Morning Glory Road.
March 29, 1994 |
Ask John Gagliardi, owner of a hair salon, if he supports universal health care, and he offers an unqualified yes. But Gagliardi, president of the Collingswood Business and Professional Association, representing about 125 ventures, feels just as strongly that the Clinton administration's plan for an employer-paid health system could bankrupt small businesses such as his own. So when Secretary of Labor Robert Reich began fielding questions during...
November 12, 1993 |
On Tuesday night, two masked men walked into a corner grocery store in South Philadelphia, drew their guns, and asked the wrong guy to open the cash register. Sgt. Dennis Gagliardi. Gagliardi, a plainclothes officer who had stopped in for a soda, pulled his gun from his holster and fired four shots, striking one gunman in the neck. The two would-be robbers ran out of Rob's Place, at 15th and Moore, pursued by store owner Robert Crociante and Gagliardi, who called on his police radio for backup.
June 12, 1991 |
Eugenio "Gene" Gagliardi, 90, who left his native Italy in 1922 with less than $20 in his pocket and built a local meat processing business that he eventually sold for $20 million, died Saturday at Lankenau Hospital. He was a resident of Lower Merion Township. "He was a self-made person," his son Ralph said. "He made the most of the opportunity he was given in this country. His work ethic was unbelievable. " Mr. Gagliardi transformed Gagliardi Bros., a family butcher shop in West Philadelphia, into a meat processing plant whose products included Steak-Umms, a frozen, wafer-thin sandwich steak.
June 12, 1991 |
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today for Eugenio Gagliardi, a former West Philadelphia butcher whose meat-processing empire enabled people to make Philadelphia's world famous cheesesteak sandwiches in the humblest of kitchens. Gagliardi, who died Saturday, was 90, and lived in Lower Merion, Montgomery County. "Upon arriving in Ellis Island in New York, he found truth in what he believed - America is really a land of opportunity if you are willing to work," recalled a son, Gene Jr., in a profile on his father.
October 1, 1986 |
Joe Gagliardi is ready for the National League playoffs. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Rutgers's senior quarterback always has been a big New York Mets fan. He shows his support by wearing the Mets' blue and orange batting helmet. "I know (Mets pitcher) Sid Fernandez," Gagliardi said. "He came down to my uncle's sneaker store in Queens to do some promotional work and he's been over the house a couple times. " Gagliardi has Big Apple juice flowing through his veins, but he might have to steal a page from an old Broadway Joe script to lead his 3-0-1 team to victory Saturday at fifth-ranked Penn State (3-0)