September 1, 2004 |
The City Controller's Office said yesterday that it would investigate the city's loan of $1.8 million to Welcome America to coordinate Philadelphia's July Fourth celebration - money that has not been repaid and, according to the Mayor's Office, doesn't have to be. Controller Jonathan Saidel said it appeared that Welcome America had defaulted on three loans from 2002 to 2004. "What were the parameters of the loans? What was the documentation? Welcome America is important, but, beyond that, it was supposed to be a loan," Saidel said.
August 24, 1998 |
Barefoot and smiling, Paula Robinson leaned back in her chair and surveyed the scene before her - about 300 people spread across the grassy fields of Simmons Park, eating, laughing, and listening to the music blasted by D.J. Jameelo and his assistants, Jeffrey Sowall and Shaun Chatman. Norristown's Family Unity Day, complete with a Batty Ball contest, live musical performances and a championship game for the summer basketball league, was in full swing. "We have to surround our children with as much support as we can," said Robinson, who organizes the event every summer.
February 28, 1997 |
The last few weeks, Lindsay Cohen has been going nonstop, with what seems like 27 hours of work to fit into a 24-hour day. An eighth grader at Voorhees Middle School, Lindsay, 13, has taken on an ambitious project that combines her passion for volleyball and sense of community service. The fruits of her labor will be on display today, starting at 3 p.m., when the third annual Voorhees Middle School Volleyball Tournament is staged at the school in a six-hour marathon. Proceeds this year will benefit two South Jersey charities: Solace House, a shelter for battered women, and Tony's Gang, an organization that provides a big brother or sister to children with life-threatening diseases.
October 8, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Wei Chen honed his organizing skills as a student during a boycott triggered by racial violence at South Philadelphia High School four years ago. On Sunday, he was awarded a fellowship that will help him continue organizing Asian youth. "Organizing is one of the best ways to change our society," said Chen, who grew up in China's Fujian Province, where organizing was not tolerated. Chen, 22, is one of 10 young people to receive the inaugural Peace First Prize, which is supported by various foundations and which celebrates those who have confronted injustice.
June 2, 2011 |
D. Theodore Brownworth, 79, of Chestnut Hill, a former advertising executive, died Sunday, May 22, at the Chestnut Hill Lodge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Wyndmoor of complications from a stroke. Mr. Brownworth and his wife, Elizabeth, were active in the Philadelphia to Philadelphia Project, said a daughter Victoria. A 1966 Inquirer article reported that the Universalist Church of the Restoration, a Unitarian-Universalist congregation in East Mount Airy, had set up the project the previous year after three civil rights workers were murdered near Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964.
July 19, 2010
A job expo targeted to veterans will be held Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Club. RecruitMilitary L.L.C. of Cincinnati, the event organizer, says the event is open to anyone just returning from active duty and members of the guard, as well as their spouses. Employers and educational institutions, as well as veterans service agencies and veterans associations are among the 35 organizations expected to be on hand, the organizer said. More information here . - Roslyn Rudolph
January 25, 1988 |
It was Sweden, 1980, and the Montgomery County Amateur Boxing Team could almost taste victory. Bruised and sore, Kensington's own Mark "Buddy" Osborn, state Golden Gloves middleweight champion, dropped his dukes and went to his corner to await the decision. "And the winner is - Mark Osborn of the United States of America!" remembered Osborn, now 28, a Roofers Union organizer who was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday on federal racketeering charges. Also sentenced were eight other union officials, including former business manager Stephen J. Traitz Jr. Osborn, who is appealing his conviction, last night traced his past with Traitz to those boxing days, when Traitz was his coach and he was a rising star.
April 7, 2011
David M. French, 86, who helped found an organization of doctors that provided medical care to marchers during the civil rights era and who later organized health-care programs in 20 African nations, died Thursday in Charlottesville, Va. The cause was a pulmonary embolism, his son Howard said. A surgeon, Dr. French was an organizer of the Medical Committee for Human Rights and in March 1965 led more than 120 of its members in the third, and finally successful, attempt by voting-rights advocates to march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, the state capital.
April 3, 1988 |
There was plenty of buying, selling and ogling at the 35th annual West Chester Antique Show last weekend. About 50 booths were set up at the event, which was held at the West Chester Inn on Route 202. Nearly 3,000 people visited the three-day show, according to the organizer, Janet's Antique Shows of Lancaster. Janet's organizes shows throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
March 20, 2006 |
Here are hints from organizers and authors on how owners of home businesses can keep from becoming overwhelmed by clutter: If you find you are not working in your home office, don't fight it. Instead, figure out why. Maybe the lighting or furniture is bad. Maybe it's psychologically stifling to be in a basement, attic or spare bedroom. Either solve the problem or make the place where you actually work into a more effective office. Not every house really needs a dining room. - Adriane Weinberg, organizer An Organized Approach, Ambler Maintain boundaries of both time and space.