September 30, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane can remain the state's highest law enforcement official even with a suspended law license, Pennsylvania's top jurist said Monday. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor said the high court's decision to suspend Kane's license "is in no way constitutionally disabling. " He said Kane remains a member of the bar in Pennsylvania - a requirement, under the state constitution, for anyone to be attorney general. "An attorney who is the attorney general, and is suspended, is still a member of the bar of the Supreme Court, because the suspension is just temporary," Saylor said during a speech at the monthly press club luncheon in Harrisburg.
September 22, 2015 |
Arthur Winkler, 71, of Rockbridge Baths, Va., a lawyer, public official, health executive, and president of Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill in the 1990s, died of a brain disease at home on Sept. 12. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Winkler graduated from Millburn High School in Essex County in 1962, and earned a bachelor's in history in 1966 and a law degree in 1969, both at Rutgers University. When Richard Chait roomed with Mr. Winkler at Rutgers in the 1960s, "we were the backcourt duo on the basketball team," Chait said.
September 22, 2015 |
"The Maz Runner: The Scorch Trials" edged out "Black Mass" at the box office on the first weekend of the fall movie season. 20th Century Fox's sequel to "The Maze Runner" earned an estimated $30.3 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. Although that came in slightly below the debut of the 2014 young-adult dystopian sci-fi original, it counted as a win for a movie that cost $61 million to make. Warner Bros.' "Black Mass," starring Johnny Depp as Boston gangster Whitey Bulger , premiered with $23.4 million.
September 19, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Pushing for more evidence even after charging Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Montgomery County investigators Thursday conducted a new search to test her testimony that she never signed a key oath of secrecy, The Inquirer has learned. Montgomery County detectives executed the search warrant shortly after 11 a.m. at Kane's offices here, seeking an oath of secrecy she may have signed shortly after taking office pledging to keep years of grand jury investigations confidential.
September 18, 2015 |
A Philadelphia police officer fired his gun twice at a 16-year-old robbery suspect while serving a warrant at a North Philadelphia house Monday morning, police said. No one was injured in the incident, and police found no guns in the house. Police had been searching for 16-year-old Aaron Sims, who they said was one of three suspects in an armed robbery that took place on the 1600 block of West Norris Street about 2 a.m. Monday. After interviewing the victims in the robbery, police obtained a search warrant for a house on the 1500 block of West Lehigh Avenue, about a mile from where the robbery took place.
September 14, 2015 |
PMC Property Group has a novel idea for part of the Center City office building it just bought: Offices. The company's practice of buying up tired old office properties and refurbishing them into sleek, high-end apartments has helped make it one of Philadelphia's biggest residential landlords. It hasn't been working alone: Up to seven million square feet of office space - the equivalent of almost six Comcast Center towers - has left the market over the last 25 years, most of it converted to residential use, according to real estate services firm JLL. But as a flood of proposed rental properties in central Philadelphia coincides with a shrinking supply of office space, PMC is tweaking its formula at a former U.S. headquarters of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which it purchased last month.
September 10, 2015 |
Alterra Property Group and Stockton Real Estate Advisors have purchased the 1760 Market Street office building in Center City from an affiliate of Swiss pension-fund advisor AFIAA. The joint venture closed on the 14-story building on Sept. 3, Alterra managing partner Leo Addimando said. Addimando declined to disclose the purchase price. The AFIAA affiliate paid $19.3 million for the 137,000 square-foot building in February, 2006, according to city records. Altera and Stockton will invest in a cosmetic upgrade of the building, which will remain in use as an office property, Addimando said.
September 9, 2015 |
IT WAS NOT ONLY a slow weekend on the celebrity non-news front, it was a slow weekend at the box office. Summer blockbusters gave way to niche films over a sleepy Labor Day weekend, with notable performances from the faith-based "War Room" and the Spanish language cartoon "Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos. " "War Room" fought its way to first place in its second weekend in release, earning $12.6 million across the four-day holiday weekend, according to Rentrak estimates on yesterday.
September 8, 2015 |
Edward Biddle, 93, of Wayne, a retired captain who had a distinguished 30-year career in the Navy, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, of respiratory failure at Devon Manor. Capt. Biddle was born in Philadelphia. In 1939, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Unit in Philadelphia and entered the Naval Academy through the reserve in June 1940. He graduated and was commissioned an ensign in 1943, according to a biography released by the Navy at the time of his retirement on July 1, 1973.
September 5, 2015 |
Center City's unionized office cleaners, maintenance workers, and other building-service staffers say they want to share in the benefits of an improving commercial real estate sector as they begin negotiations on a new labor contract. Members need to earn more to support their families and cannot afford the bigger payments for medical insurance sought by employers, Daisy Cruz, mid-Atlantic district leader for SEIU 32BJ, the local of the Service Employees International Union, told at least 100 workers at a rally on Thursday ahead of the talks.