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July 29, 2008
TO THOSE IN THE CITY who oppose the red lit logo that Unisys wants to erect on Liberty Place as a condition of moving 225 of its executive jobs to Center City, we have just one word: Kvaerner. A decade ago, the European shipbuilder got $430 million in public subsidies and tax breaks based on a promise of creating 1,000 jobs -over 15 years. Not long after pocketing the dough, Kvaerner decided to get out of the shipbuilding business. The point is, using the same tortured math that state officials used on Kvaerner, Unisys would be eligble for $100 million in public subsidies; in fact, some might argue that since the Unisys jobs would be highly compensated executive positions, that might equal 500 shipbuilding jobs and double that to $200 million.
NEWS
August 14, 1988 | By Karen K. Gress, Special to The Inquirer
The New Garden Township supervisors have favorably reviewed plans for three houses at Penn Green and Laurel Heights Roads. The preliminary plans call for a three-lot subdivision for the houses, which would be built, rented and managed by Anne Fields of Landenberg. Gregory Fields, representing his wife at a meeting of the supervisors on Monday, said final plans for the 4.4-acre project would be submitted at the next supervisors' meeting, on Sept. 13. In other business: Developers of the proposed 19.9-acre Pusey-Brosius Business Center at Baltimore Pike and Scarlett Road presented a new traffic plan, eliminating an entrance on Scarlett while keeping two exits and entrances on eastbound Baltimore Pike.
SPORTS
December 13, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
When green-haired Dennis Rodman roared up to the Alamodome in his white jeep, a few dozen waiting fans cheered him on. When he stepped onto the basketball court, a few thousand admirers did the same. The controversial forward stole the show last night as the host San Antonio Spurs defeated the Washington Bullets, 122-101. Rodman played in his first regular-season game after two suspensions and a leave of absence. "I add spice, so people like to see somebody different," Rodman said before the game.
SPORTS
February 10, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If he can withstand the pain, he can play in the Olympics. That was the verdict on the Flyers' Jiri Dopita, a center from the Czech Republic who missed his fifth consecutive game last night because of a strained neck. "Our doctors said he can play if he can withstand the soreness," Flyers general manager Bob Clarke said. "You know he's tough. He'd play if he could. . . . Our doctors won't stop him from playing. " Clarke said he asked his medical staff to notify Czech officials that Dopita's pain had kept him sidelined.
NEWS
October 18, 1989 | By Laurie Kalmanson, Special to The Inquirer
How many bureaucrats does it take to put up a traffic light? Too many, if you ask Gloucester Township Mayor Ann Mullen. "The red tape is enough to make you scream and want to clutch someone's throat," said the mayor. Fourteen years after the township first dreamed of stringing traffic signals across the intersection of Hickstown and Erial Roads, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) last month gave the project a green light. The roads cross at the southeast corner of the 60-acre GEMS landfill, and each is a major artery through nearby housing developments.
SPORTS
May 11, 1995 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The comment that haunted Tyler Green was deceptive, like a changeup. It started out looking like a compliment and then, whoops, it wasn't quite what it seemed. "There's never been any question that Tyler Green has the stuff to be a winning big-league pitcher," Phillies manager Jim Fregosi would say. "There's never been any question that he has the arm. " But, of course, the Phillies' No. 1 draft choice in the June 1991 draft had never been a winning big-league pitcher. Had never, in fact, won a big-league game.
SPORTS
September 13, 2003 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Catholic League athletes fearing that their fall seasons would be lost may be able to put their worries to rest. With the Philadelphia Archdiocese reaching a tentative agreement with its lay teachers yesterday, practices are allowed to resume today and games could begin again as soon as the agreement is ratified. Conwell-Egan athletic director Chuck Knowles, the Catholic League football chairman, said that league athletic directors likely will meet on Monday to discuss how to handle games that had been called off because of the strike, how to rearrange schedules and to determine whether teams have had enough practice time to begin playing.
NEWS
April 6, 1995 | By Christine Schiavo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The township gave up its fight against a proposed Route 1 car wash after the first round in court, agreeing Tuesday not to appeal a judge's order to grant the developer a conditional use permit. The decision, handed down in Bucks County Court by Judge Susan Devlin Scott on March 14, gives Francis T. Theuer the go-ahead to build a car wash on an old used-car lot just east of Woodbourne Road. The supervisors cited traffic and safety concerns in denying Theuer's conditional use application after a public hearing in 1993.
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NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Federal energy regulators on Friday approved a draft environmental impact statement for the hotly contested 118-mile PennEast Pipeline, which would deliver Marcellus Shale natural gas primarily to utilities in the Lehigh Valley and in New Jersey. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said that construction of the $1 billion pipeline would cause some adverse environmental impacts, but that "most of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with the implementation of PennEast's proposed mitigation and the additional recommendations in the draft EIS. " Environmental groups, which have sued FERC for its pipeline oversight, denounced the 1,176-page environmental study as inadequate.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The local fund-raising committee for the Democratic National Convention still has not received tax-exempt status from the IRS, and that could affect donors who want tax deductions. The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, which is responsible for raising at least $60 million for the July 25 to 28 convention at the Wells Fargo Center, has not received the designation under section 501(c)3 of the tax code. The committee is trying to close a funding gap of at least $4 million less than four weeks before the start of the convention.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Julie Shaw and Joseph A. Gambardello, STAFF WRITERS
Police are looking for an older model minivan and its driver who fled after fatally hitting a teenager as she was crossing Adams Avenue, near Roosevelt Boulevard, in the Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia late Monday. The victim was identified late Tuesday afternoon as Markalyah Jackson, 17, of the 4900 block of North Boudinot Street in Feltonville. Jackson was crossing Adams Avenue in the crosswalk, heading south about 11:30 p.m. Monday when the minivan, which had been heading north on the boulevard, turned right onto Adams and hit her, Capt.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer
Shell Chemical Appalachia announced Tuesday that it will move forward with construction of a long-awaited multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania that business and political leaders say will transform the state's shale-gas industry. Construction of the giant polyethylene complex on the site of a former zinc smelter in Beaver County will create up to 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs when it is completed in the next decade, the company said. The plant represents the kind of major downstream economic development envisioned when the state welcomed shale gas development.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
When a Broadway production gets slammed by the critics, it closes. When a Philadelphia megaproject is rejected by city planners and residents, the developer simply moves on to the Zoning Board. So far, every group that has examined Bart Blatstein's proposal for a gargantuan, mixed-use development at Broad and Washington has concluded the design is a disaster in the making. City planners hate the way the parking podium consumes the entire block. Neighbors complain the slablike tower will wall off their part of South Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
What if a philanthropy were run like a venture capital-funded start-up? Welcome to the GreenLight Fund. With seed money of about $12 million, GreenLight gives money to local organizations here, in Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Local grantees then raise additional rounds of money - $32 million for social-impact work so far. How does GreenLight Fund work here? Venture capitalist John Simon and Margaret Hall cofounded GreenLight as "a way to do philanthropy using the approach a VC firm would take," Philadelphia executive director Matthew Joyce said.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city's fiscal overseer, the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, approved Mayor Nutter's final five-year spending plan Thursday, despite concerns raised by the city controller that Philadelphia's government could be facing significant deficits by 2017. The five-member PICA board followed the guidance of the agency's executive staff, which issued a 110-page report explaining why the plan should be approved. Among its points: Previous budgets have shown that the city's revenue projections are "realistic," and tax collection rates have been higher than expected.
SPORTS
September 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Domonic Brown rewarded Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg for giving him a green light on a 3-0 count. Brown drilled Tanner Roark's fastball for a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning of Saturday's 3-1 win over Washington at Nationals Park. "He is one of the better players [at 3-0 counts]," Sandberg said. ". . . He enjoys the green light, and it takes the thought process out of it, and he has had some success in that situation. " In his career, Brown has faced a 3-0 count 41 times.
SPORTS
June 7, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
ALLENTOWN - Walking to the plate in the top of the seventh inning, Lansdale Catholic's Ashley Seal wasn't sure what to do. Should she bunt to advance the runners, or swing away and hope to knock in one of her teammates? Crusaders coach Paul Suder knew what he wanted to do. With runners on first and second, none out, and his team down by a run in the PIAA Class AAA softball quarterfinals, he wasn't going to have his team go for the tie, he said. They were going to go for the win, and his sophomore pitcher, Seal, had the green light to swing.
SPORTS
January 30, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
SCORERS dream of basking in its glow. Its power is great but proves elusive for most because only the trustworthy are granted control. Abraham Lincoln senior guard Raymond Fred said he was deemed worthy yesterday and used it to score 30 points in the Railsplitters' 78-73 takedown of visiting Northeast High. "It was out of hand, to be honest," Fred said, laughing. "In the second half, coach just gave me the green light, so I tried to make things happen. " Fred finished 11-for-16 from the field with two assists and two steals.
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