December 6, 2013 |
Nothing unusual about the banquet menu lined up for Saturday evening's steelworkers union awards dinner - boneless breast of chicken, linguine Alfredo for the vegetarians. But two honorees at the event at a South Philadelphia union hall will be anything but typical. The United Steelworkers Local 10-1 will honor two high-ranking management executives with "Solidarity and Appreciation Awards. " "It's rare," said Philip Rinaldi, chief executive of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and one of the two management honorees.
December 2, 2013 |
There had been telltale signs of dementia - repeating conversations, getting lost in stores, forgetting things. But then came the day in February when Clare Day's 82-year-old father dropped her 82-year-old mother off at the supermarket. By the time her sister had picked up her mother as planned and returned her to their Logan home, their father had vanished. He had driven from Logan to Hulmeville in Bucks County, where "he ended up at the fire station," says Day, 52, of South Philadelphia, who went with family to get him. "I took his car keys and drove the car home and have had it ever since.
November 25, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA When things were good between Vince Fumo and Andy Cosenza, they saw themselves as brothers. Fumo would sign off his e-mails from prison as "Big Bro. " Cosenza was "lil bro. " Then, from behind bars, the former state senator accused Cosenza of misappropriating money from Fumo's old campaign fund. Fumo claimed in a lawsuit that Cosenza in 2010 had steered some $20,000 to himself and one of his businesses. Now, Fumo may have more reason to be incensed. In a belated disclosure, Cosenza has made a startling admission: The Fumo political fund he chairs made $253,000 in payments to Cosenza and his companies in early 2011.
November 14, 2013 |
OTTAWA, Ontario - The NHL is kicking around extending overtime from five minutes to as many as 10 minutes, a sentiment that was discussed Tuesday at the general managers meeting in Toronto. "I think they want to let the players play a little bit more than go to shootouts," Flyers captain Claude Giroux said before the game in Ottawa. From a player's standpoint, would it be exhausting to add more time to tied games? "I'm exhausted after 60 minutes," Giroux replied, laughing.
November 14, 2013 |
Celestine Phyllis Alston, 77, of Royersford, a program manager for an aerospace company, died Friday, Nov. 8, of cancer at Phoenixville Hospital. Mrs. Alston enjoyed a 30-year career in the aerospace division of General Electric Co. She started in 1955 as a temporary administrative assistant at the company's offices at 34th and Chestnut Streets. At the height of her career she was a program manager working from aerospace headquarters in King of Prussia. "During the 1970s, it was unheard of for anyone to hold such a position without a college degree," said her daughter, Yvette Alston-Pepper.
November 14, 2013 |
Michael S. Heaney, 26, a 2005 graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken who was captain of the swim team there, died Saturday, Nov. 9, at Cooper River West medical center in Pennsauken of complications from an April 11, 2012, cycling accident in Morris Township, N.J. Mr. Heaney, a product manager for Verizon Wireless in Basking Ridge, was hit by a car as he trained on his bicycle for a triathlon, his mother, Sheila, said in...
November 14, 2013 |
The Martha Stewart Pantry extra-virgin olive oil arrived on my desk from J.C. Penney Inc. earlier this year like a retail voodoo doll. Voodoo because Penneys was unveiling the premium product at an ominous time, in the midst of losing billions of dollars under the rip-apart-the-old-ways leadership of former Apple Store guru Ron Johnson. Soon after taking the helm in November 2011, Johnson spent hugely to bring the domestic diva's upmarket wares into stores he viewed as staid and in need of reinvention.
November 12, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Phillies' free-agent dance with Carlos Ruiz could come to an end before Thanksgiving, as long as general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. keeps his word on striking quick to get a catcher off the open market. Regardless of how the situation with Ruiz plays out - he has attracted considerable interest in his first week as a free agent - the Phillies have to address several areas of need in the next 3 months. In addition to catcher, the Phillies are hoping to upgrade their pitching staff and outfield, too. "They're all high priorities," Amaro said when asked to rank his team's needs.
November 12, 2013
Henry A. Davidsen: Master Tailors & Image Consultants, Philadelphia, hired Michael J. Muscarella as vice president for business development and Robert Williams as vice president of sales and marketing. Muscarella is the former owner, creative director, and founder of Rittenhouse Custom Clothier L.L.C. of Philadelphia and store CEO of the Brooks Bros. store in Princeton. Williams had been accounting manager/owner-operator of Focus Accounting Services L.L.C. Post & Schell P.C. hired Barbara Rowland as a principal in the firm's internal investigations and white-collar defense group.
November 11, 2013 |
I had pronounced myself "magic-proof" before even setting foot on the plane. Our family's fifth annual Disney World vacation was imminent and I was lost in a sea of checklists, confirmation numbers, notes to teachers pleading for mercy, and packing perfection. My husband and children lived to be transported to Neverland each year to escape the spin of business ownership and the suburban school-practice-homework shuffle. It was my job to have this mighty mouse mastered. After a half-decade of mouseketeering it, I had impressed myself with Disney know-how.