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November 13, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
City Council's hearings on Philadelphia's energy future should be quite a show, rich with spectacle and irony. The hearings, expected to start today and continue Friday, are in lieu of real consideration of a $1.86 billion deal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works to Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corp. Council's schedule coincides with state Public Utility Commission hearings on PGW's high rates and rotting pipes, so Council members clearly want the attention - and voters should provide it, especially since they're all up for reelection next year.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
WHILE PRESIDENT Obama and other elected officials everywhere look for ways to deal with gun violence, Philadelphia City Council wants to be involved in the debate. Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a resolution Thursday calling for hearings to review how effectively the city spends its resources to combat gun violence. "I think if cities' primary responsibility is public safety, we need to see if [District Attorney] Seth [Williams and] Police Commissioner [Charles] Ramsey are getting the resources they need," Kenney said.
NEWS
July 9, 2010
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said today that it scheduled hearings for four applicants vying for the second of two state licenses to run a resort casino with as many as 600 slot machines and 50 table games. The 10 a.m. hearings, to be held in the municipalities where would-be operators want to locate a casino, are: Aug. 30, Hampden Township, Cumberland County, regarding the application of Penn Harris Gaming L.P. Aug. 31, Cumberland Township, Adams County, regarding Mason-Dixon Resorts L.P. Sept.
NEWS
January 10, 1988 | By Gail Krueger-Nicholson, Special to The Inquirer
At the request of a township resident, the East Marlborough supervisors will re-open hearings on reducing housing density in the Willowdale area, where a townhouse development has been proposed. Cuyler Walker, one of three landowners who had petitioned the supervisors to reduce the allowed density to prevent possible construction of 238 townhouses, on Monday asked the supervisors to reopen hearings on the petition. Walker said that private negotiations to reduce the number of planned townhouses had broken down between the landowners and C.L.X.
NEWS
May 5, 1987 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
If a quick survey of public opinion in Center City this morning is any indication, the TV networks won't be setting any ratings records by broadcasting the congressional hearings on the Iran-contra affair. More than half of 25 people surveyed by the Daily News were either totally unaware of the hearings or had only a vague idea that the hearings were beginning. "I heard something about it on the radio this morning," said a middle- aged man stopped by a reporter on Market Street near 8th. "I have no comment.
NEWS
September 23, 1990 | By Georgia Ashby, Special to The Inquirer
The time had arrived, at Tuesday night's hearing, for attorney and developer David H. Moskowitz to rebut months of testimony before the East Nantmeal Planning Commission on the negative impact his planned development, Morganshire Village, might have on groundwater, roads, safety of the residents and the Great Marsh. But instead, Moskowitz opened his presentation by introducing a hydro- geologist witness - a gambit that was met with the immediate objection of Ronald C. Nagle, attorney for the Planning Commission.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | By Murray Dubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite heated community opposition, Maximo Santiago, longtime head of the city Human Relations Commission's field office in North Philadelphia, will be temporarily transferred to the commission's Center City offices Monday. Leah Gaskin White, commission executive director, met yesterday with a group of Puerto Rican community leaders opposed to the transfer. After the meeting, White said in an interview: "As far as I'm concerned, we're moving ahead to utilize the services of the North Philadelphia team.
NEWS
June 13, 1987 | By Ben Wattenberg
A British journalist living in Washington and reporting on America decided he would report on America from America, rather than from Washington. His name is Andrew Manderstam of the London Broadcasting Co. His topic was the Iran- contra affair and the congressional hearings about it. Several weeks ago, Manderstam traveled to two American cities, Nashville and Detroit. He arranged meetings with small groups of Americans and, with them, watched videotapes of the hearings. He asked them what they thought about it all. Later, Manderstam made phone calls to more or less ordinary Americans in other parts of the country.
NEWS
September 11, 1988 | By Gail Krueger-Nicholson, Special to The Inquirer
The Birmingham supervisors set hearing dates in October for two controversial developments that would add 253 houses to the township. The supervisors also filled three vacancies on the Planning Commission, which will review the plans before the hearings. On Oct. 19 and 26, the supervisors will hear testimony on a proposal by Brandywine Development Co. for a planned residential development on the Charles Davis Farm. On Oct. 24, the board will conduct its hearing on T.J.E.M.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | By Tim Wright, Special to The Inquirer
Hearings on a challenge to the zoning ordinance of East Marlborough will continue Wednesday night in the township municipal building. Edward Carney and Richard Jensen, owners of a 27.7-acre site on Route 926, west of Route 82, contend that the ordinance is unconstitutional because it does not allocate enough land for commercial zoning. About 40 residents attended a hearing the supervisors held Monday night on the challenge to the ordinance. "We hope to end the hearings this month," said John Hufford, chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
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NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
This story has been updated. A burst of gunshots woke Beyan Salih late Friday, about 11:30 p.m. Seconds later, his phone chirped with a frantic call from his downstairs neighbor, Saidi Hagos, who had peeked out her front window to see dozens of uniformed police officers running down the 4800 block of Sansom Street. She was scared. "Everything will be OK," Salih assured Hagos. Salih went back to bed. At 5:30 a.m., he hurried out the front door of his West Philadelphia apartment for his job as a Center City parking-lot attendant.
NEWS
September 18, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial in Montgomery County will be allowed to hear a secretly taped 2005 phone call between the entertainer and his accuser's mother that took place nearly a year after the alleged attack. In a ruling Friday, Judge Steven T. O'Neill sidestepped defense arguments that the recording should be kept out of court because Andrea Constand's mother violated Pennsylvania's wiretap laws by taping their conversation without Cosby's consent. The judge noted that as Cosby was in California when he placed the call to the Constands' home in Ontario, Pennsylvania law had no bearing on whether it was legally recorded.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Some Pennsylvania schools have cutting-edge facilities. Others have no textbooks. The state's education-funding system is so fundamentally flawed that a judicial remedy is needed, parents, school districts, and advocacy groups told the state's highest court Tuesday. Leaving school-funding decisions to Pennsylvania's legislature has resulted in gross inequalities, said Brad Elias, a lawyer for the plaintiffs. "This is unconscionable," Elias said. "It's so far out of the range of reasonableness.
NEWS
September 10, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
New Jersey's Supreme Court said Thursday that it would hear a challenge that will decide whether municipalities now must zone for the affordable housing units they did not zone for between 1999 and 2015. The court announced it had accepted an appeal by the Fair Share Housing Center, an advocacy group that is seeking to overturn a July 12 ruling by the Appellate Division. The three-judge panel ruled unanimously that municipalities have no obligation to zone for units not created during the nearly 16-year "gap period," when the state failed to devise an acceptable formula for calculating each town's obligation.
NEWS
September 9, 2016
The state Supreme Court's inability to decide whether a ballot question on raising the retirement age for Pennsylvania judges is misleading doesn't mean the issue is settled. The Supreme Court deadlocked last week in deciding whether a question on November's ballot to amend the state constitution was improperly worded, so the case should go back to a lower court for review. After all, the Commonwealth Court is where the plaintiffs - who include two former state Supreme Court justices - initially filed their complaint.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Two men charged with critically wounding an Atlantic City police officer during an armed robbery outside a casino appeared in court Tuesday. Officer Joshlee Vadell, 29, was shot in the head during the shootout early Saturday and remains in critical but stable condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division, officials said. The suspects, Martel D. Chisolm, 29, of Millville, N.J., and Demetris Cross, 28, of Bridgeton, N.J., made an initial appearance Tuesday afternoon before Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury in Mays Landing.
NEWS
September 1, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Within hours of the June 5, 2013, collapse that crushed a Salvation Army thrift store in Center City, killing six people and injuring 13, Philadelphia architect Plato A. Marinakos Jr. had a lawyer. Marinakos, hired to oversee demolition of a building adjacent to the thrift store at 22nd and Market Streets, was granted immunity from prosecution and became the District Attorney's Office guide and interpreter of events leading to the collapse. He testified before a county grand jury and against the two men criminally charged, convicted, and sentenced to prison for causing the collapse.
SPORTS
August 25, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Nigel Bradham has a preliminary hearing on Wednesday as a result of his July arrest on aggravated battery charges stemming from an altercation in which he allegedly hit a Miami hotel employee. The linebacker will not be there. He will have a lawyer present. "I think everything will work out," Bradham told reporters. Coach Doug Pederson said Monday he was not concerned that Bradham would need to miss any time. Bradham is expected to be the Eagles' starting strong-side linebacker this season.
NEWS
August 24, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Seeking to overturn their client's conviction, Jerry Sandusky's lawyers focused Monday on a lingering mystery from his 2012 prosecution: Who was Victim 2? Who was the boy that graduate assistant Mike McQueary said he saw Sandusky rape in 2001 in a locker-room shower - an accusation that not only helped put Sandusky away, but brought down head football coach Joe Paterno, and led to charges against former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier and two others?
NEWS
August 16, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
A controversial and much-litigated natural gas pipeline project will likely face new challenges next week when the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection hosts the first of two wetlands hearings related to the proposed "Southern Reliability Link" route. New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is seeking to build a 30-mile, 30-inch pipeline that would start in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, pass through protected Pinelands on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and terminate in Manchester Township in Ocean County.
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