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January 3, 2012 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
January 6, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
July 9, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2012 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
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.
NEWS
February 17, 1995 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | By Toni Locy, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | By Fredric N. Tulsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 10, 2007 | By JMelody Knight
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Jazz pianist/composer Uri Caine's many years gone from his native Philadelphia are melting away, into a kind of music he wasn't taught at the University of Pennsylvania, and in places his colleagues don't typically navigate. His The Passion of Octavius Catto , a jazz/gospel oratorio about the martyred Philadelphia civil rights leader, will have its world premiere Saturday at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. It is being rehearsed at the historic St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in what's called in hip-hop circles "the O-Zone" (Olney)
NEWS
May 18, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A coalition of about 20 African American community activists announced plans Friday to develop an agenda for reducing poverty in Philadelphia's black community. Known collectively as the Philadelphia Community of Leaders, the group said during a news conference at Laborers District Council headquarters that it planned to address the difficult issue of poverty by focusing on improving education and economic development and reducing violence. The nonprofit group, which includes developers Kenny Gamble and Rahim Islam, lawyer George Burrell, antiviolence activist Bilal Qayyum, and former School Reform Commission Chairwoman Sandra Dungee Glenn, also announced it would host its first community conference at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Universal Audenried High School, 3301 Tasker St. The event, which is open to the public, will allow members to present their issues and goals and engage members of the community, Islam said.
NEWS
January 6, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
By Harris Steinberg There is a quiet revolution sweeping through Philadelphia. Just look at the bumper crop of new public spaces popping up across the city. From last year's breakaway standouts - the Porch at 30th Street and Sister Cities Café and garden - to this year's leafy-bowered pop-up beer garden across from the Kimmel Center, Philadelphians are being treated to a renewed form of urbanity. This is a new Philadelphia that fills in the rough edges lost to urban renewal and decades of disinvestment; a new Philadelphia born in the spaces we left for dead in the mad dash to modernize, revitalize, and remain relevant in the 20th century.
NEWS
May 29, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Essam "Sam" Rabadi had worked only a few years for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in the 1990s when he caught a made-for-TV kind of case. Four teens had shot and paralyzed a Brooklyn jeweler in a $200,000 smash-and-grab heist. But they were sloppy, leaving a gun in a car blocks from the scene. Rabadi and a New York City detective traced the gun to its buyer, a McDonald's manager in Baltimore. After hours of questioning, the manager caved and gave up David Gregory, to whom he had passed the gun. Gregory, investigators learned, was a criminal maestro, recruiting teens in Baltimore and New York and dispatching them to commit robberies in the two cities, then trading the loot for heroin.
NEWS
April 23, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes it's great to be away from the main office. Like, for example, when the home office is the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, where a court decision, pending legislation, and political paralysis are calling into question the board's ability to function. "It's a lot of uncertainty," Dennis Walsh said with the understatement of a man well-practiced in dodging political land mines. On Friday, Walsh, 58, was sworn in as the new regional director of the NLRB.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2013
A new website to help jobseekers was debuted Monday by Philadelphia Works, the government-funded workforce development organization. The website, www.philaworks.org/job-seekers/welcome , links job postings that come through Pennsylvania's CareerLink website with information about free workshops on resume building and interviewing skills as well as with data on employment trends from the state's Department of Labor and Industry. On Monday, job counselors from government, labor and nonprofit organizations received training on the new website at the CareerLink office at 10th and Spring Garden streets.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2012 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
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.
NEWS
September 8, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There have been first days in a building on what is now Ridge Avenue since 1748, when a one-room schoolhouse opened there. But Friday's was special - it was the first day for AMY Northwest, a district middle school, in the old William Levering School building. It was also the first day for William R. Hite Jr., the incoming Philadelphia schools chief. In a crowded schoolyard, under a blazing sun, Hite, AMY Northwest principal Marco Zanoni, and a clutch of school and city officials rang big brass bells, ceremonially marking the beginning of the 2012-13 year for the Philadelphia School District.
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