January 3, 2012 |
Philadelphia's new sheriff says the biggest problem facing his office is its need for a new computer system, and he already is frustrated at how long it is taking to put one in place. "My job is to make that office work, to make it as transparent and open as possible," Jewell Williams, a former state representative, said Monday after taking his oath of office. "The biggest problem we have is, there's no computer system yet, and there are still problems with accounting, policies, and procedures.
February 3, 2013
The Philly Cycling Classic, the new bike race that will take the June 2 date vacated by the venerable Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, according to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D., Philadelphia), is expected to name a title sponsor this week. Both the funding for the race, which has a proposed budget of $500,000, and the racecourse itself, could be announced as early as Monday or Tuesday, according to a source close to the nonprofit group cobbled together by Brady. The organizers for the race, which is expected to operate almost solely within the bounds of Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls, has not yet received city approval for the date, and the assessment for city security and cleanup services has not yet been agreed upon.
January 6, 2014 |
When not driving to Philadelphia for his day job (as a Temple professor), or Manhattan for gigs, trumpeter and composer Terell Stafford is musical founder and artistic director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). This orchestral gathering of 17 of this city's best-loved jazz vets and younger players will headline a glittering Tuesday fund-raiser at the Kimmel Center, playing Philly-centric material, with esteemed guests Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes, and Tony Williams.
May 1, 2012
Pennsylvania Murpenter L.L.C., doing business as Uniglobe Wings Travel, 702 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; Chapter 7; no schedules available. 1419 Allegheny West Holdings L.L.C. c/o Joel A. Harden, member, 430 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Berwyn. Chapter 11; no schedules available. James Hess,doing business as Pathetic Medic, and Kimberly Hess,doing business as Pathetic Medic, 1200 New Philadelphia Rd., Pottstown; Chapter 13; no schedules available. SOURCES: The Legal Intelligencer.
July 9, 2010 |
John H. Meissner, 85, of Glen Mills, founder and owner of car dealerships in Philadelphia and Delaware County, died of lung cancer Monday, July 5, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Mr. Meissner graduated from high school there and entered the Navy in 1943. His son David said Mr. Meissner had been an aide to the captain of the ammunition ship Nitro, which saw action off the Philippines, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Saipan, as well as in the Atlantic. In 1975, Mr. Meissner retired from the Naval Reserve after 32 years of active and reserve duty.
November 10, 2012 |
The underlying narrative of the Nutter years has been the clash between Old Philadelphia and New Philadelphia. Old Philadelphia wants to keep decision-making within a tight group of insiders and parcel out changes like packs of fun-size Halloween candy. New Philadelphia likes to cast a wider net and crowd-source big ideas. It can hardly wait for this gritty manufacturing town to be remade. The new zoning code is the creation of New Philadelphia, and it borrows liberally from the latest urban thinking: It favors density and transit while discouraging parking.
February 17, 1995 |
George E. Pavalko, 72, a member of Villanova University's football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Pottsville. Mr. Pavalko spent his entire career as a coach, athletic director and teacher at schools in Pottsville. He was at Pottsville Catholic from 1950 until 1955 before moving to the then-new Nativity BVM High School. At Nativity, he coached football for 12 years, baseball for 18, and basketball for 10. He also served as athletic director for 29 years.
August 17, 1989 |
Mayor Goode says he fired Joseph M. Egan Jr., a long-time city economic expert, from three city posts last week because Egan is "on another team. " Goode took swift action against Egan on Aug. 9, the day after Egan blasted the administration by saying that "inept and misguided leadership" by city government had produced a "diminishing quality of life. " Egan, a Republican, also called the city Democratic Party a "bankrupt party" practicing the "politics of arrogance. " Goode said he removed Egan from the Planning Commission and two mayoral advisory panels, the International Airport Advisory Committee and the Day Care Committee.
December 6, 1989 |
The Rev. Walter M. Trogler, 77, former pastor of the Old Reformed Church who oversaw the church's renovation in 1967, died yesterday at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. He lived in West Chester. Born in Fort Loudon, Pa., Mr. Trogler attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where he graduated in 1937. He later graduated from Eden Theology Seminary of St. Louis before being ordained in the Evangelical and Reformed Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio, in 1942. Mr. Trogler served churches in Glenmont and Woodsfield, Ohio, and in Butler, Pa., and Pittsburgh before becoming pastor of the Old Reformed Church in 1961.
December 10, 2007 |
When Michael Nutter gave one of his first speeches as mayor-elect last month, it was titled "The Identity of the New Philadelphia," and it took place at the Franklin Institute in honor of the "Identity" exhibit. The first key component of the "New Philadelphia," Nutter says, is optimism. He explained that a city requires a certain confidence in itself to achieve its objectives - and that Philadelphia requires this to join the ranks among America's great cities. He challenged the people of Philadelphia to shock the first person they pass the next morning and "just say hello.