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April 9, 1989 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
The former council meeting room in Ridley Park Borough Hall soon will be renovated with the idea of turning it into a new home for the borough Police Department. A drop ceiling and new lighting fixtures will be installed in the room. Borough Hall was built at Ward and Cresswell Streets in 1896. At Wednesday night's council caucus meeting, Councilman Edward Wolff said the original ornate ceiling "would not be touched. " Wolff said the Ridley Park Historic Commission had asked the council not to disturb the ceiling or the rest of the room during the renovations.
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April 28, 1988 | By Jodi Enda, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haverford Township commissioners Monday night agreed to spend nearly $10,000 to spruce up their meeting room with new carpeting and arched doorways, even though they acknowledged they eventually may have to move out of the cramped room. The board rejected Commissioner Wilton A. Bunce's assertion that members should scrap plans for the current meeting room, which is housed in a small building behind the township hall, and build a larger room above the police station. "I think it's a very poor idea to refurbish this particular room," Bunce said.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haverford Township Police Chief William McNasby was not amused by the recent suggestion that the township commissioners build a new meeting room for themselves on top of the police station. The station, in McNasby's eyes, is a hellhole. And if any construction takes place, McNasby wants it done to improve conditions for the force. "In the summer," McNasby wrote in a recent letter to the commissioners, "small insects infest overhead air ducts in the investigations office. They fly and drop on the officers while working, creating, at the least, an unsettling if not an unhealthy situation.
NEWS
May 7, 1995 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After more than 30 years in the workforce, Carmine DeSopo has built up quite a varied work sheet, including jobs as a gas station operator, international tour director, janitorial service supervisor, jailhouse teacher, and horticulture expert. That's in addition to his duties as superintendent of the Burlington County Special Services School District, which he has led since 1972. This year, he added another job to the list: marketing director, and chief booster, of the school district's new meeting and conference center.
NEWS
April 30, 1993 | By Ken Dilanian, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two of the three Montgomery County commissioners said yesterday that their fifth-floor meeting room at the Norristown courthouse is neither large nor comfortable enough for their needs. And they disclosed a plan to spend up to $1.2 million on an office reconfiguration that would, among other things, get them a new one. "My support for this project is to get a better meeting room for the commissioners: bigger, with sound . . . just a more appropriate space to have public meetings," said Democratic Commissioner Joseph M. Hoeffel 3d. "I think this room is inadequate.
SPORTS
December 1, 1994 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
There was no day-after, position-by-position review of the Eagles' loss at Atlanta this week. Instead, it came to light yesterday, there was a team meeting called Monday by head coach Rich Kotite. There was thought-provoking dialogue about the reasons for the Eagles' three-game fall to mediocrity. "I think it was more important that we put our heads together and talk," Kotite said after yesterday's spirited practice, "and the players picked up on it. I thought it was important that we realize where we're at and what we need to do to get where we want to be. "We just all talked about where we're at, and how everybody has to take care of their own business.
NEWS
March 1, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal. Funck swore from the beginning that she would tell Hannah the whole truth about her diagnosis. Over the next year, Hannah confronted her mortality, sometimes tearfully. She also scored a winning soccer goal in double overtime two weeks after her biopsy. She laughed and celebrated.
NEWS
February 11, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When the Erlton Bowl opened in the Ellisburg Shopping Center in 1961, Delaware Township was soon to be renamed Cherry Hill. The space-age bowling center on Kings Highway near Route 70 quickly became one of the township's leisure destinations, especially after fitness guru Jim Correa's gymnasium was added on a few years later. And in the early 1970s, "Uncle Al's Lounge" inside the Erlton Bowl hosted Bruce Springsteen - then so unknown, his last name was spelled in newspaper advertisements as Springstein - in concert.
LIVING
October 6, 1996 | By William R. Macklin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Quien es mas macho? Isaac Cruz, 41, opinionated and proudly traditional, seemed to be the answer. Sitting restlessly in a second floor meeting room at Aspira, a North Philadelphia advocacy group, Puerto Rico-born Cruz insisted that while he is a man of tradition, he is not a machista, an adherent of that centuries-old code of male dominance called machismo. "The problem is that ladies are always trying to control the men," said Cruz, a member of Aspira Corps, a community-service project run by Aspira.
NEWS
June 10, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's officially safe to carry signs to School Reform Commission meetings. Three former Philadelphia teachers have settled a civil-rights lawsuit they filed against the SRC, Commissioner Bill Green, the city, and others, splitting $32,500 in what they say were First Amendment violations. At a crowded and contentious February SRC meeting, officials confiscated placards from Lisa Haver, Ilene Poses, and Barbara Dowdall. City police also removed Poses from Philadelphia School District headquarters after she refused to surrender the sign she wore around her neck.
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NEWS
June 10, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's officially safe to carry signs to School Reform Commission meetings. Three former Philadelphia teachers have settled a civil-rights lawsuit they filed against the SRC, Commissioner Bill Green, the city, and others, splitting $32,500 in what they say were First Amendment violations. At a crowded and contentious February SRC meeting, officials confiscated placards from Lisa Haver, Ilene Poses, and Barbara Dowdall. City police also removed Poses from Philadelphia School District headquarters after she refused to surrender the sign she wore around her neck.
NEWS
March 1, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Susan Funck got the horrible news on her 47th birthday - Aug. 27, 2012. Her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah Duffy, had a brain tumor. A biopsy later confirmed that the tumor was malignant. It would be fatal. Funck swore from the beginning that she would tell Hannah the whole truth about her diagnosis. Over the next year, Hannah confronted her mortality, sometimes tearfully. She also scored a winning soccer goal in double overtime two weeks after her biopsy. She laughed and celebrated.
NEWS
February 11, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
When the Erlton Bowl opened in the Ellisburg Shopping Center in 1961, Delaware Township was soon to be renamed Cherry Hill. The space-age bowling center on Kings Highway near Route 70 quickly became one of the township's leisure destinations, especially after fitness guru Jim Correa's gymnasium was added on a few years later. And in the early 1970s, "Uncle Al's Lounge" inside the Erlton Bowl hosted Bruce Springsteen - then so unknown, his last name was spelled in newspaper advertisements as Springstein - in concert.
SPORTS
December 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Marcus Smith has a plan for his first offseason as an NFL linebacker, which is more than can be said about his first regular season as an NFL linebacker. He wants to get bigger, stronger, harder. He weighs 260 pounds now, but "I don't look it," he said. "I want to be able to look it, be faster and more explosive than I was coming into it. " Smith sat at his locker for a while Tuesday, talking about his rookie year with the Eagles. It would be kind to say he has not made much of an impact.
NEWS
December 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Ryan Costello had no idea how fast his life would change. A Chester County commissioner whose first baby was born last December, Costello didn't know that less than 12 months later, he would have launched and won a campaign for Congress, and that he'd be walking the same halls as national leaders and attending a meeting in the Oval Office. "My little boy can take eight steps," Costello, 38, said last week. "When the campaign first started, he couldn't even roll over.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it comes to local politics, one knee-jerk reaction often begets another. Commissioners in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, learned that the hard way after they barred the tax collector and a state representative from holding office hours in the library. The move came after a workshop meeting in October without a board vote, and it was unclear at Monday night's workshop meeting whether there had been a consensus to take any action. As the debate grew heated, two commissioners said simultaneously: "There was no agreement" and "We all agreed.
SPORTS
August 29, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Safety became associated with a lot of four-letter words to Eagles fans that March day in 2009 when the team let its most beloved player sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. What the - insert your own four-letter word here - were they thinking when they let Brian Dawkins leave? When the - again, use the four-letter word of your choice - are the Eagles going to find a replacement for Dawkins? This is the Eagles' sixth season without Dawkins, who is retired and being paid to express his NFL opinions on ESPN.
SPORTS
August 21, 2014
THE LAST game Chip Kelly coached for the Oregon Ducks, Kenjon Barner was electric. Oregon defeated Kansas State, 35-17, in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, and after gaining 143 yards on 31 carries, Barner talked to reporters about what was special about the coach the Eagles were about to hire. "Sitting in a meeting room with him is a lot different than sitting in a meeting room with anybody I've ever sat with, because it's not just about football, it's about life," said Barner, who amassed 126 yards on 27 second-half carries.
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Concerned about reports that a faith-based organization wants to create a 300-bed facility in the township to serve Burlington County's homeless population, about 120 residents turned out for Tuesday's Lumberton Township Committee meeting in hope of sharing their views and learning more. But after Mayor Lew Jackson advised the crowd that the township had received no formal application for the project, and Solicitor Michael Mouber cautioned committee members about voicing opinions on a project they might have to vote on, only a few residents stepped to the microphones.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - A lot of Eagles fans wondered aloud this season how much better Chip Kelly's high-powered offense might have been with the injured Jeremy Maclin mixed in among the wide receivers. Here's one obvious answer: not nearly as good as Peyton Manning and his cast of dynamic wide receivers with the Denver Broncos. This, of course, will forever be known as The Season of Peyton. It will be his name next to the NFL-record 55 touchdown passes and the 5,477 passing yards. With a win in the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, he will have completed the greatest season by any quarterback in the league's history.
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