July 11, 1993 |
Nicholas Trabosh, Township Council president for the last 17 years, has accepted the position of municipal judge in Berlin Township, a seat left open when Angelo DeCamillo was named to the Camden County Superior Court. "I thought that maybe I'd move up to a state office one day," said Trabosh, 44. Despite the Democrat's nearly two decades in municipal government, Trabosh said he was looking forward to his days on the bench. "I'm excited about becoming a municipal judge.
January 27, 1991 |
Lower Merion officials have created an Office of Policy and Program Development to keep track of the township's operational efficiency under a newly restructured municipal government. The new office, called OPPD for short, will play a large role in finding ways to generate more revenue and to cut back on expenditures, as well as providing financial forecasts, officials have said. "OPPD was established as an analytical arm of the township," Township Manager David Latshaw said last week, adding that analysts had been hired for the two-person office.
August 4, 2006 |
With municipal corruption cases and a brush with bankruptcy behind it, Norristown municipal government seemed to be righting itself in 2006. But that changed Wednesday, when the Norristown council announced that Municipal Manager Paul Janssen was being ousted because of a health insurance contracting error that cost the borough $170,000. Janssen had been on the job in Norristown only since April 2005, earning $117,000 a year. "The difficulties over the insurance certainly entered into the decision," said Council President Bill Procyson.
April 15, 1987 |
There were balloons, confetti, placards and posters everywhere. And there were candidates touting their programs and rallying supporters with promises of better cafeteria food, weekend dances and the formation of a coed track team. In a mock election last week, 30 of the 120 children who attend the Haddon Heights Junior School ran for offices ranging from mayor to borough prosecutor. The winners earned honorary positions in the local municipal government - and the chance to participate in real borough meetings.
April 2, 1998 |
Mayor Jack Luby strolled into his plush office on the third floor of town hall with 17-year-old Kim Pinckney on his heels. "Have a seat," Luby said, motioning to the blue leather chair behind a large, freshly polished mahogany desk. Pinckney turned to the mayor and raised her eyebrows. "In the chair?" she asked, alluding to the seat usually warmed only by mayors of the township. "Yes, in the chair," Luby said, laughing loudly. Pinckney plopped down in the soft seat and ran her hand across a desktop so shiny it glared.
April 26, 1994 |
Joseph C. Certaine, who has been serving as acting managing director since the resignation of Raymond G. Shipman last month, was named yesterday by Mayor Rendell to fill the post permanently. Certaine, Rendell said, has a wealth of experience in municipal government, dating back 15 years, that qualifies him to oversee the city's daily operations. "Joe knows the government better than anybody in the government," Rendell said. "He understands the complex, difficult relationships between departments, between the managing director's office and between the mayor's office.
March 28, 1993 |
Officials say it'll be tough replacing two longtime administrators scheduled to retire Thursday. John McPeak, finance director/administrator, and Charles Palumbo, solicitor, have announced they will step down after serving Gloucester Township for a combined 40 years. "It's like losing gemstones from your engagement ring," Mayor Ann Mullen said last week. "We'll never be able to replace them. No one will be able to do the work they have done. " McPeak, 70, came to the township in 1975 after leaving a job at an engineering firm.
March 14, 2004 |
After he graduated from Temple University with a degree in elementary education, Dennis St. John headed to the Betsy Ross Bridge. To be an ironworker. It was what he knew, coming from a family of bricklayers and ironworkers. In fact, it was in high school shop class - he's North Catholic, Class of '66 - that a teacher persuaded him to study education. It turns out that the teacher knew better. St. John left the bridge for 16 years as an educator, including more than nine as administrative principal in Berlin Township, before becoming community activities coordinator for Haddon Township, in 1986.
September 6, 1992 |
If boxing promoter Don King lived in Yeadon Borough, you can bet he would find a way to telecast the monthly council meetings on pay-per-view. Fight fans would definitely get their money's worth. Ever since the Democrats took the title away from the Republicans in the last election, council members on both sides have laced up the gloves and gone toe-to-toe every first Thursday of the month. The latest bout centers on the qualifications and salary of the newly appointed borough manager, Mary-Rita D'Alessandro.
January 18, 1998 |
Richard J. DiPrimio, 72, who spent more than 30 years in municipal government, including stints as township manager in Malvern and Marple, died of pneumonia Friday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He lived in Broomall. Mr. DiPrimio, who was respected as a "people person," served 15 years as manager of Malvern before he retired in 1991. The tenure is considered an unusually long period for township managers, who are appointed and serve at the discretion of commissioners and supervisors. "Richard laid down the groundwork for the revitalization of the central district and the rebuilding of the Malvern Bridge," said Malvern Mayor Domenic Pisano.