September 15, 1991 |
It started out as a night of harmony for the Cheltenham school board, but ended on a familiar note of discord. Several members of the deeply divided board called for a new spirit of cooperation after electing a new president and naming a replacement for former President Neil Sklaroff, who stepped down in July when his wife was being considered for a teaching position in the district. But by the time Wednesday night's meeting ended, board members were sniping at each other again and new board President Lois Kligerman had stopped a live cable telecast of the meeting because a resident was trying to recruit members for a taxpayers group.
January 22, 1995 |
After more than three years of talking about how to use the Naval Air Warfare Center when the Navy abandons it next year, Bucks County officials are taking their first steps toward implementing the plan that will chart the commercial future of the 824-acre base. Although the county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday delayed the completion of that plan until the end of February, Friday was the board's deadline for accepting resumes of people interested in serving on the organization that will have legal authority to take possession of the base from the Navy.
July 20, 2012 |
HELENA, Mont. - The charity cofounded by Greg Mortenson said Thursday that it has added seven new board members, an expansion that is part of a legal settlement over accusations the Three Cups of Tea author mismanaged the organization that builds schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The new Central Asia Institute board of directors includes academics, people with business and finance backgrounds, philanthropists, and an attorney who are familiar with the region where the institute works.
April 26, 1992 |
The Bensalem Township Council wants to create a new Disability Persons Advisory Board, strongly favoring a recent proposal by President Joseph Szafran. The council flatly rejected Szafran's two other attempts to form special- interest groups this year, but approval of his latest plan seems certain at a meeting tomorrow night. "This (disability board) is something that we definitely need in the township," said Councilwoman Trish Dornisch. Early last month, she joined her colleagues in blocking Szafran's proposed subcommittees for marketing Bensalem to attract new businesses and assisting in municipal budget preparation.
January 8, 1987 |
After one year of Republican domination, the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders went back into Democratic hands last night, with the highest elective positions going to members of the new party in control. John R. Maier, a Democrat and 11-year veteran of the board, returned to his former job as freeholder director. His appointment to the $14,900-a-year post was unanimous. Maier, 48, was freeholder director from 1983 to 1985. James G. Atkinson, also a Democrat, was elected deputy director of the seven-member board.
May 28, 1999 |
Supporters of the YWCA of Germantown, 130 years old and showing its age, say the organization has made a new start. Beginning yesterday morning, with a locksmith. As newly elected directors and others cheered, a man with a chisel and hammer gouged out the old locks from office doors in the building at 5820 Germantown Ave. It was a gesture both pragmatic and symbolic. They did not have keys to the old locks, and said they wanted no reminders of the administration they ousted the night before.
January 24, 1991 |
The three Republican members of the Warminster Township Board of Supervisors characterized the new appointment to the board as "getting a fresh perspective. " The one dissenting member, Democrat Ray Regan, said those three members were trying to keep public controversy to a mininum and maintain their control over the board by appointing a political novice. The board voted 3-1 Tuesday to appoint Republican Alice Kralik to fill the vacancy left by Republican John P. Cataldo Sr., who retired in December.
March 28, 2006 |
The Philadelphia Parks Alliance yesterday called for the abolition of the Fairmount Park Commission and creation of a new Fairmount Park Board of Directors composed largely of members from the "private and nonprofit sector. " But the alliance, the largest friends group of the park, said a resolution now being considered by City Council that would merge the park with the Recreation Department was inappropriate. "It doesn't go far enough," alliance board member Graham Finney said.
December 21, 1989 |
The first business meeting of the new Radnor Township school board erupted into a contentious session as members disagreed sharply on budget issues for 1990-91 and clashed on other questions. The rhubarb began when R. Alan Miller, a newcomer to the board, questioned President John F. McNulty about a memorandum related to a Dec. 5 discussion on budgetary guidelines for the 1990-91 school year. Miller said he was disturbed that McNulty's memorandum asked for a ceiling of 4 percent on spending over the current budget of $21.67 million.
May 26, 1988 |
Under pressure by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the James C. Giuffre Medical Center named a new 15-member board of directors yesterday, ousting Dr. James C. Giuffre and appointing Philadelphia businessman G. Fred DiBona as its chairman. The ouster of Giuffre from the board appears to end his nearly 40 years of control of the North Philadelphia hospital, which has been cited by the state Health Department for serious lapses in the quality of patient care. The department had held Giuffre and the hospital's board responsible for the problems.