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November 12, 1986 | By HOWARD SCHNEIDER, Daily News Staff Writer
Democratic Party chief Robert A. Brady has taken paid leave from his job as Mayor Goode's labor liaison for nine of the last 14 1/2 weeks, time Goode says Brady is owed in return for hundreds of hours of overtime accumulated since 1984. With Goode's approval, Brady has taken 45 of the last 73 work days in "comp time," freeing him to attend to pre-election party duties while continuing to draw his $657.49 city salary each week. In the 100 work days between his June 16 election as Democratic City Committee chairman and Oct. 31, payroll records show Brady has spent as few as 18 days in his $34,000-a-year job as Goode's labor liaison, a post in which Brady says he helps smooth out day-to-day problems between the administration and local unions.
NEWS
August 4, 1993 | By Jan Hefler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pat Ranier, the township's clerk and administrator, is taking over the duties of liaison to all municipal departments except police. "It's her job and that's what we're paying her for," Mayor Kathy Uhrman said. During a meeting Monday night, the township committee voted 3-2 to relinquish its own power over municipal departments in favor of Ranier. Previously, committee members served as liaisons to the various departments, including public works, Municipal Court, construction office and the tax assessor's office.
NEWS
April 29, 2008 | By CATHERINE LUCEY, luceyc@phillynews.com 215-854-4172
Mayor Nutter yesterday announced that Gloria Casarez - executive director of an AIDS education organization - will serve as the mayor's liaison to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Casarez is the second LGBT liaison and the first to work in the mayor's office, reporting directly to Nutter's chief of staff, Clay Armbrister. Nutter said that he wanted the full weight of the mayor's office behind the position. Speaking to a packed crowd in the Mayor's Reception Room, Nutter reminisced about his first political mentor, the late Councilman John Anderson, who he said was gay. "Twenty-five years ago was not the easiest time to be a gay man [in public service]
NEWS
August 14, 2011
Howard G. Paster, 66, whose effectiveness as a corporate lobbyist took him to the White House as President Bill Clinton's liaison to Congress, where he helped push through the North American Free Trade Agreement, died of encephalitis Wednesday in Baltimore. As Clinton's principal ambassador to Congress at the time, Mr. Paster had to overcome the opposition of a majority of House Democrats to pass NAFTA, relying heavily on Republican support instead. The agreement, which was phased in beginning in 1994, removed most tariff and nontariff barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to create one of the world's largest trading blocs.
NEWS
December 22, 1994 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Careerwise, Amy Bortner says she can go no further. She's reached the top. Hit the heights. After all, when you start rubbing wings with cherubim and seraphim, how much higher can you get? And that's what Bortner says she does - communicates with the "angelic kingdom. " Much of the communication is with guardian angels. There have been times when Bortner has felt she visited "where angels live. " Even flew with them. "Of course I can't prove it," she says. "I couldn't bring anything back from heaven.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
With Center City's "Gayborhood" and such community institutions as the Giovanni's Room bookstore, Philadelphia Gay News and the Equality Forum that annually draws tens of thousands to issue-events affecting sexual minorities, some might feel crimes based on sexual orientation are part of the past. Helen "Nellie" Fitzpatrick says otherwise. "It hasn't been my whole lifetime that it's been OK to be gay," said Fitzpatrick, 31, a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office named last month as liaison to the city's LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender - community.
NEWS
April 29, 2008 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Nutter named Gloria A. Casarez as his liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities yesterday, and announced that she would work out of the mayor's office. Casarez has been the executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative since 1999, and before that was the program coordinator at the LGBT Center of the University of Pennsylvania. She will be the administration's "point person in the LGBT community," Nutter said at a City Hall news conference.
NEWS
May 3, 1994 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Borough Councilman Mark DuFrayne will remain in his post as borough liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency after a vote to remove him failed at a council work session last night. DuFrayne's removal was sought by three Democratic council members. The vote last night was on a motion by one of the Democrats, Anthony P. Campuzano. It failed, 4-3. "We put it on the table, and a majority has voted (not to remove him)," Campuzano said. "I don't agree with it. For the borough's best interest, he's not the man. " Campuzano moved at an April 20 public meeting to have DuFrayne removed, saying DuFrayne had a conflict of interest as EPA liaison.
NEWS
April 22, 1994 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In a stormy session Wednesday night, three Borough Council members moved to have fellow Councilman Mark J. DuFrayne removed from his post as liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency, citing a conflict of interest. The three council members - all Democrats - said DuFrayne's legal troubles surrounding his East Plumstead Avenue home, which is one of eight radiation- contaminated properties in the borough listed for a Superfund cleanup, and his "adversarial relationship with the EPA," made him a poor choice as liaison.
NEWS
February 13, 2001 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
Robert E. Baker Jr., a former Conrail executive with a background in transportation, labor and international trade, has been appointed to lead the Ridge administration's southeast regional office. Baker, 50, who will be based in Philadelphia, will serve as Ridge's liaison to seven southeast counties, including Philadelphia and its four suburban counties. Baker spent eight years as an assistant vice president for state and local affairs with Conrail in Philadelphia before he was named managing director of HMS Public Affairs in Pittsburgh.
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October 21, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SEVERAL FRIENDS of Gloria Casarez gathered in a house in her South Philadelphia neighborhood yesterday, and couldn't hold back the tears. Gloria, Mayor Nutter's liaison to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and a woman who fought for the rights and dignity of everyone who she felt had been marginalized by society, died yesterday after a battle with breast cancer. She was 42. "We loved her so much," sobbed Franny Price, executive director of Philly Pride Presents, which sponsors the annual Pride Day Parade.
NEWS
July 18, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbis and Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - After a bruising budget season in which the administration was unable to score any major policy wins, Steve Aichele, Gov. Corbett's chief of staff, is stepping down, according to two people in the governor's inner circle. Aichele will leave his $154,000-a-year post by summer's end, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Neither Aichele nor Corbett spokesman Kevin Harley could be reached immediately for comment. Also leaving this summer, according to the sources: Corbett's legislative liaison, Christopher Carusone, who was brought in last year during a previous staff shake-up and was paid $148,000.
SPORTS
July 29, 2012
The Jim Dandy (Saturday) Saratoga, Race 10 - Post 5:45 $600,000 (Grade II), 3 y.o., 1 1/8 miles 1. Alpha. . . Ramon Dominguez. . . 5-2 2. Fast Falcon. . . Rosie Napravnik. . . 10-1 3. Atigun. . . Julien Leparoux. . . 8-1 4. Neck 'n Neck. . . Leandro Goncalves. . . 3-1 5. My Adonis. . . Javier Castellano. . . 20-1 6. Teeth of the Dog. . . Joel Rosario. . . 5-1 7. Liaison. . . Martin Garcia. . . 7-2 8. Prospective. . . John Velazquez. . . 12-1 You could make a reasonable case that this is actually a more competitive race than Sunday's Haskell.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
With Center City's "Gayborhood" and such community institutions as the Giovanni's Room bookstore, Philadelphia Gay News and the Equality Forum that annually draws tens of thousands to issue-events affecting sexual minorities, some might feel crimes based on sexual orientation are part of the past. Helen "Nellie" Fitzpatrick says otherwise. "It hasn't been my whole lifetime that it's been OK to be gay," said Fitzpatrick, 31, a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office named last month as liaison to the city's LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender - community.
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the Philadelphia School District's "guardian angel," Victoria Yancey has attended hundreds of funerals, held weeping mothers, and delivered personal tributes for students who died too young. This summer, as the cash-strapped district laid off thousands of workers, Yancey conducted "healing workshops" for the employees who were left - teaching people how to deal with survivor's guilt and the worry that the next pink slip would be theirs. With end-of-the-year layoffs looming, she had planned her next session for Tuesday.
NEWS
August 14, 2011
Howard G. Paster, 66, whose effectiveness as a corporate lobbyist took him to the White House as President Bill Clinton's liaison to Congress, where he helped push through the North American Free Trade Agreement, died of encephalitis Wednesday in Baltimore. As Clinton's principal ambassador to Congress at the time, Mr. Paster had to overcome the opposition of a majority of House Democrats to pass NAFTA, relying heavily on Republican support instead. The agreement, which was phased in beginning in 1994, removed most tariff and nontariff barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to create one of the world's largest trading blocs.
NEWS
May 19, 2011 | By Mark Fazlollah and Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Asia Coney - a longtime ally of ousted Philadelphia Housing Authority chief Carl R. Greene - misappropriated thousands of dollars from a nonprofit tenant group she leads, according to allegations contained in a federal whistle-blower lawsuit. Vincent Morris, who served as PHA's liaison to Tenant Support Services Inc. until April 2010, charged in a filing on Tuesday that he repeatedly told Greene and other senior PHA officials about the problems he was finding at the nonprofit, but that Coney stayed on the job. Since October, Coney has received a $6,000 raise - to $108,000 - while still living in PHA housing and driving a PHA-supplied SUV. In July 2009, Morris charged that Coney and an assistant each took extra payments of $9,998 from the tenant group's payroll fund.
NEWS
June 29, 2010 | By JOSH FERNANDEZ, fernanj@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
THE BARE, WHITE walls once held 130 awards and honors plaques. Now, after 45 years with the Philadelphia Police Department, Chief Inspector James Tiano was packing up his fourth-floor office at 10th and Spring Garden streets. "I've had a pretty good career," said Tiano, whose last workday is today. "I spent the latter part of my career helping a lot of diverse communities, so it was very satisfying. " Tiano, 65, served simultaneously as police liaison to the Asian-, African- and Caribbean-immigrant and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities - and it has been announced that it's going to take eight deputies to replace him. His compassion for diversity was inspired by Italian-immigrant grandparents.
NEWS
October 8, 2009
It is shocking, shocking that a top aide to Gov. Rendell was lured away to work for a gas-drilling firm with a major stake in Pennsylvania's natural gas deposits. K. Scott Roy is stepping down from his $146,000-a-year job as Rendell's executive deputy chief of staff. He'll start work Monday in a job that pays goodness-knows-how-much with Range Resources Corp., a Texas company with leasing rights to 900,000 acres in the state's gas-rich Marcellus Shale region. Until now, Roy had been the governor's liaison on drilling issues.
NEWS
May 22, 2009 | By Kathy Boccella INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She was a math teacher, singer-songwriter, and Mennonite Christian who, according to her Facebook page, liked having fun with her students. But the classroom high jinks, police said, got out of hand. Heather L. Zeo, who taught at North Penn High School in Lansdale, was charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student and sending sexually explicit Internet and phone messages to another student, also 17. The 37-year-old Warrington mother of three was arraigned yesterday in Lansdale District Court on charges of endangering the welfare of children and corrupting minors.
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