April 27, 1989 |
Members of the George Clay Fire Co. in West Conshohocken, who twice rejected the applications of women who had sought to join the all-male ranks, will vote on the requests again - using a more liberal balloting method. Rather than using a system in which three negative votes are grounds for rejection, the company has agreed to decide the matter by a majority vote. The new vote could end a dispute that led the women to file a complaint with the state Human Relations Commission in January, their lawyer, Richard Rogers of Norristown, said Monday.
December 21, 1993 |
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District Board of Education decided last night to postpone certifying the results of last week's referendum on whether the method of financing the district should be changed from one based on property values to one based on per-pupil cost. The board said it wanted to await an interpretation of the vote by the state education commissioner. Of the 3,482 votes cast in last Tuesday's referendum in the four towns that comprise the district - Chesterfield, Mansfield, Springfield and North Hanover - 2,514 were in favor of change, and 968 were against.
January 29, 2009
An editorial Tuesday incorrectly stated a proposal to extend business in the Pennsylvania House past 11 p.m. The proposal would require a majority vote only to conclude action on a pending question.
January 11, 2013 |
THE NHL is not expected to release a full schedule until the players ratify the new collective bargaining agreement. A simple majority vote is required of the NHLPA's 740 members. Voting began Thursday evening and will wrap up on Saturday. The Flyers officially will open a 6-day training camp on Sunday with physicals. It remains unclear as to whether the team will also practice on-ice that day. The home opener will be next Saturday at 3 o'clock against Pittsburgh, as previously reported.
April 24, 2003 |
He's getting more work for less money. And he's leaving a fairly stable job for one where, in two years, he will have to be elected to the post. But ask Edward J. Donnelly why he's leaving as chief of the Lower Southampton Police Department to become Bucks County sheriff and he will say simply: "It's something different. " From a captain in the Philadelphia Police Department to the head of the 29-member Southampton squad, the 37-year-veteran said he's just about seen it all. Except sheriff.
November 24, 1996 |
The Lower Camden County Regional School Board approved a policy last week that will require a majority vote before an individual board member can instruct administrators to compile detailed reports. The board voted, 6-3, on Monday to implement the policy, which is designed to prevent administrators from having to divert time from running the schools to answer individual questions. "As our administrative staff decreases and their duties increase, they find themselves more pressed," said district spokeswoman Jeanne Smith.
September 16, 2005 |
A Bristol Township Council member charged with stealing money from the local Democratic Committee resigned last night. Kevin Gilroy, 51, a one-term councilman, gave council members his letter of resignation, effective yesterday, during their monthly meeting. Gilroy was being paid $3,500 a year. He was arrested in late June and charged with theft, receiving stolen property, and tampering with public records. His arrest came after a months-long investigation initiated by the town's Democratic Committee chairwoman, Janet Keyser, after she discovered discrepancies in January.
June 30, 1999 |
State officials have revoked their certification of the township's workplace safety committee, a panel founded two years ago to reduce the town's workers' compensation premiums. "This is the first time this has ever happened, and we oversee 3,710 committees statewide," said John Currie, spokesman for the state Department of Labor and Industry. "They just didn't meet our criteria. " In a letter sent to Township Manager Joseph Flicker last week, the state said an April audit found that instead of the required monthly meetings, the township held only four in 1998.
June 19, 1991 |
If W. Wilson Goode resigns as mayor to run for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, City Council would select by a majority vote a successor to fill out the rest of his term, which expires at the end of the year. Since Goode is in the last year of his term, Council is free to select anyone who meets the two qualifications contained in the Home Rule Charter - that he or she be at least 25 years old and a resident of Philadelphia for three years or more. Should Council be unwilling or unable to pick a successor to Goode, the president of Council, Joseph E. Coleman, would become acting mayor.