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September 15, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | By Doug Donovan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight corporate and civic leaders have joined H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, owner and publisher of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, to serve on a board of directors for the Philadelphia media company. Philadelphia Media Network L.L.C., the corporate parent of the news operations, announced the formation of the board Wednesday. Lenfest said the board would meet quarterly and provide him with guidance on the management of the company. The new members range from a former newspaper publisher to one of the region's leading philanthropists, from the Philadelphia founder of a top venture-capital fund to two leaders of prominent city law firms.
NEWS
July 20, 2012 | By Matt Volz, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
April 26, 1992 | By Marc Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
January 8, 1987 | By Michael Collins and Laura Quinn, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
September 17, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The beleaguered Chester County SPCA will soon add 11 new board members, officials announced Monday. The West Goshen shelter has come under fire recently from former and current staff and volunteers who blame ineffective board leadership, board members who miss meetings, and unfilled senior management positions for problems at the shelter. In a deal brokered between the CCSPCA and State Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D. Chester), the new board will be in place by the end of October. "This should make a significant difference," said Dinniman.
NEWS
May 28, 1999 | By Mark Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 24, 1991 | By Andrew Hussie, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 28, 2006 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
May 15, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight corporate and civic leaders have joined H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, owner and publisher of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, to serve on a board of directors for the Philadelphia media company. Philadelphia Media Network L.L.C., the corporate parent of the news operations, announced the formation of the board Wednesday. Lenfest said the board would meet quarterly and provide him with guidance on the management of the company. The new members range from a former newspaper publisher to one of the region's leading philanthropists, from the Philadelphia founder of a top venture-capital fund to two leaders of prominent city law firms.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE SCHOOL district's Charter School Office has laid down the law to charter operator ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania over the charter renewal of one of its schools, John B. Stetson. In a detailed letter dated Jan. 22 and obtained by the Daily News , the charter office seeks an immediate overhaul of Stetson's board of trustees, its business practices and its oversight of the school. The letter's author, Charter School Office operations coordinator Lauren Thum, lists 17 conditions that ASPIRA must satisfy before the office will recommend that the School Reform Commission extend Stetson's charter for one year.
NEWS
April 27, 2014 | By Reuben Kramer, For The Inquirer
What's in a name? To hear the American Board of Surgery tell it, quite a lot. It recently won a $174,000 judgment in federal court against something called the American Board of General Surgery. In a lawsuit filed in 2010, the American Board of Surgery said the American Board of General Surgery wasn't a medical board at all, but a sham created by a Las Vegas man with a history of selling bogus medical certificates to physicians. Boards award certifications to doctors for showing expertise in a particular specialty.
NEWS
March 13, 2014
WE ONCE called the Board of Revision of Taxes flesh-eating zombies. That was back in 2010, when the BRT filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court challenging the city's ability to abolish it, prompted by decades of patronage, mismanagement and arbitrary property assessments. The city, with the support of voters, split the BRT into two, separating its property-assessment function from its appeals function. When the city tried to gain control of the appeals function, the BRT balked, and the court backed them.
NEWS
February 23, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN A new governing body for Rutgers-Camden, in its first meeting Friday, took a series of quick administrative actions, including appointing two members to a board that has eminent domain power in the city. Though it is still two gubernatorial appointments short, the board voted to fill positions on a joint panel with Rowan University that is expected to oversee the development of an "eds and meds" corridor in Camden. "The [Rutgers] board wanted to get started, Rutgers wanted to get started, I wanted to get started.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Lauren DeBruicker knows some people look at her and see her wheelchair first. They see the metal seat as a negative, something holding her back. She's wheelchair-bound , as the cliche goes. That's ridiculous, she said. " Bound . Like I've been tied to it by pirates or something," DeBruicker scoffed during a recent interview in her office at the city law firm of Duane Morris L.L.P., where she is a partner. More than 20 years after she lost the use of her legs and some of the movement in her arms, DeBruicker, 41, has a full, rewarding life and she wants other people to know it. She'll spread that message as an ambassador for Inglis, the nonprofit that helps people with disabilities live independently while providing 24-hour care to those who desire it. "There's a perception that people with disabilities don't work, don't play, don't have any fun," she said.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH & JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
BEFORE ADJOURNING for its five-week holiday vacation, City Council yesterday passed a flurry of important bills. Here's a wrap-up of what went down: * After years of proposals, months of negotiations and weeks of uncertainty, Council unanimously passed a bill to make Philadelphia the largest city in the country to create a land bank. Lawmakers hope the new agency, intended to streamline the process of selling land now handled by an array of agencies, will breathe new life into the tens of thousands of abandoned, vacant and blighted buildings throughout the city.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
The Curtis Institute of Music board of trustees on Wednesday elected Baroness Nina von Maltzahn its new chair, replacing H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest as of June 1. Lenfest, head of the board since 2006 and the most generous benefactor since its original patrons founded the conservatory, was recognized with the title chairman emeritus. Maltzahn lives mostly in Uruguay but spends time in Berlin, Zurich, and New York - reflecting Curtis' ever-expanding reach into other geographic areas for students, audiences, and donors.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Chester County SPCA, which has come under fire from former staff, board, and volunteers for alleged mistreatment of animals and neglect at its shelter, has hired two new top staff members. Emily Simmons of the Animal Farm Foundation, a pit-bull rescue service, and who formerly was affiliated with the Pennsylvania SPCA, has accepted the newly created position of executive director. Danielle Ball recently was hired as the shelter's operations manager. Ball had been with the Humane League of Lancaster County, said Marsha Perelman, board member for the shelter.
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