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.
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
December 31, 2012
THURSDAY I was at the Walnut Room, in Center City, for a charity bartending event for Project H.O.M.E. Local exec and event organizer Sharief El was behind the bar, serving cocktails and beer to the friends who came out to support him in raising money for the foundation. Philadelphia Y.U.P ("young urban professionals") from law, real-estate and medicine were in the house and stylish as always, giving to the cause. Project H.O.M.E. empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty and attain their fullest potential as members of society.
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.
February 25, 2014 |
At once saddened and inspired by historic events unfolding in Ukraine, demonstrators solemnly gathered Sunday in Center City to bring attention to the loss of life in the Eastern European nation - and to pray for peace. About 200 people assembled in Thomas Paine Plaza across from City Hall initially intended to mourn the loss of nearly 100 lives in Kiev. But news of the swift dismantling of President Viktor Yanukovych's government boosted spirits. "We are both mourning and celebrating," said Mary Kalyna, 59, an organizer who lives in West Mount Airy.
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.
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.