December 5, 1989 |
Nicest? Well, what about Jack Kennedy or, maybe, Jack Benny? Joan Crawford was awfully nice, and Bob Hope once sent his driver all the way back from the airport because Benny forgot to tip the bellman. But, when it comes to nice, John Timothy Ryan - Boswell of the Bellevue - thinks the all-time winner would have to be Grace Kelly. "A gracious lady," said Ryan. "She had real style. " Ryan knows about style. He was an executive at the old Bellevue Stratford hotel during some of its glory days, days of debutantes and diplomats, movie stars and presidents.
March 4, 1987 |
This is about the big campaign for president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that winds down today. It's a three-way fight between Marvin Schuman, the incumbent; John Aloysius Ryan, a four-time past president of the local, and a newcomer on the ballot, Linda Harris, an elementary school teacher. Close observers of teachers union politics say that this one could be a replay of the stretch run in the 1985 election that saw Marv Schuman whip Johnny Ryan by 717 votes in another three-way race.
April 18, 2013 |
St. Joseph's senior Chatilla van Grinsven was named the Big Five women's basketball player of the year, and the Hawks' Cindy Griffin received coaching honors Tuesday. Joining van Grinsven on the first team were Villanova's Laura Sweeney (Cherokee), Penn's Alyssa Baron, Temple's Victoria Macaulay, and La Salle's Brittany Wilson. Penn's Keiera Ray was the rookie of the year. Baseball. In his second career start, freshman John Ryan (Paul VI) allowed just one run on three hits in eight innings for Immaculata (12-15)
August 20, 1996 |
Mayor Jack Salamone's investigation into the Police Department's handling of a one-car accident involving the police chief's son is still going on. Just not the way Salamone said it would. About two weeks ago, the mayor said he had hired a private investigator from Narberth to look into whether borough officers had properly investigated the cause of the Aug. 3 accident, and whether Tom Stone 3d had been drinking. Stone, driving his father's Chevrolet Blazer, missed a curve on Fornance Street and plowed into a Peco Energy Co. pole.
May 16, 2016 |
On the banks of the Schuylkill, by the Drexel Dragons' tent at Saturday's Dad Vail Regatta, there were cheers and shouts of support as a group of racing boats passed by, slicing through the water. There also were cowbells. And ringing the mother of them all was Gerry Gartland. "Go, Drexel! Go, Drexel !" screamed Gartland, who works in quality assurance for the State of New Jersey. Clang! Clang! Clang! went his bell. "The other teams don't like that cowbell," his daughter Emily Gartland, a Drexel senior, said quietly.
October 3, 1996 |
The mayor's office has determined that borough police officers showed no favoritism when they investigated a one-car accident in August that involved the police chief's son. In a brief memo dated Sept. 10 and addressed to Chief Thomas Stone, municipal administrator Anthony Biondi said that "after a thorough investigation, I have come to the conclusion that all proper procedures were followed regarding the Aug. 3, 1996, accident of Thomas Stone 3d. " Stone said yesterday that he received the memo Sept.
April 26, 1987 |
Delaware County Recorder of Deeds Peter J. Nolan has received a one-year term of probation on a charge that he was driving drunk when his car hit a van in Brookhaven last May. Nolan's driver's license also was suspended as a condition of his entry into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program (ARD), which was created for first-time offenders to divert them from the court system. Nolan was placed in the program despite his prior entry into ARD in 1981, after an accident in Chester County.
March 23, 1992 |
Edward John Louis Wall Jr., 71, a longtime Philadelphia teacher and an early organizer of the teachers' union in the 1950s, died Saturday at Jeanes Hospital in Jenkintown. Mr. Wall worked with former Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' president John Ryan to gain collective-bargaining rights for teachers and to increase the membership of the union, which then included only 500 of the 10,000 teachers in the city. Ryan and Mr. Wall were students at La Salle University, where Mr. Wall attended classes during the day. At night, he worked at a steel mill to support his growing family.
April 18, 1996 |
Anne M. Ryan, a staunch supporter of her family and community, died Sunday. She was 66 and lived in Northeast Philadelphia. Ryan was thrust into the limelight more than 20 years ago when her husband, John Ryan, then a Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union negotiator, was ordered to jail for failing to obey a court injunction, which would have ended a school strike. When Ryan was sent to the Detention Center, Anne Ryan took her kids to the prison where she marched in protest and spoke on her husband's behalf.
March 14, 2014 |
'The pernicious impact" of federal immigration enforcement "on certain communities in Philadelphia" is pushing the city to curtail police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Director Michael Resnick said Wednesday. At a City Council hearing packed to the balcony benches with immigrant-rights groups, Resnick said Mayor Nutter would soon sign an executive order barring police and prison officials from honoring immigration detainers except when a suspect in custody was previously convicted of a violent felony and ICE obtained a warrant to support the detainer request.