April 9, 1989 |
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.
April 28, 1988 |
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.
September 17, 1987 |
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.
May 7, 1995 |
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.
April 30, 1993 |
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.
December 1, 1994 |
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.
October 6, 1996 |
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.
February 7, 1988 |
The Lower Gwynedd Board of Supervisors has cast its die for the interior decor for the new $3.1 million municipal building on Bethlehem Pike. At a special session Wednesday night, the board reviewed suggestions from Wischmann Design Associates, the Rittenhouse Square firm it's paying $14,000 to arrange the floor plan, help pick the color scheme, buy desks and chairs, and provide the carpeting. The supervisors have budgeted $110,000 for the interior design. Last month, the supervisors chose the brick-face and shingles that will adorn the building, which is expected to be completed in the fall.
January 22, 1988 |
Graham Finney, chairman of the city Planning Commission, said he was in a bad mood yesterday. He said his mood was particularly bad, considering that the commission has been asked to recommend doubling the money to build a meeting room at the Chestnut Hill Library, Germantown Avenue near Rex. "This is the original camel in the tent," Finney said of the library meeting room project. "In a town with so many needs in an area with so many meeting spaces, this is absolutely ludicrous.
March 4, 1992 |
There's an unusual work in progress at the new Mount Laurel Library, and it's a collective effort: Students of the Harrington Middle School are painting a mural on the wall of the building's meeting room. The library's board of trustees asked the art class in Harrington's Special Talented Enrichment Program to submit sketches, and a drawing by Amanda Constantino, 12 - showing a variety of animals in a forest-like setting - was chosen. The task now is to transfer her conception to the wall - in the proper proportions.