September 9, 2011
RE THE OP-ED "Philly's food desert" (Aug. 9) : Mr. Kaye's article suggests that local government should work with the private sector to make it easier for Philadelphians to eat healthfully. We agree. In fact, we're already making tremendous progress. Through the leadership of Mayor Nutter, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and its partners have implemented the Get Healthy Philly initiative. In 16 months, Get Healthy Philly has: * Opened 10 new farmers' markets in low-income communities (including at the Frankford Terminal!
September 15, 1990 |
The Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra and the Walnut Street Theater are negotiating a partnership that is intended to reduce the orchestra's operating expenses and bolster its marketing and development efforts. The proposed partnership would eliminate the Concerto Soloists' small administrative staff and offices at 2136 Locust St. Bernard Havard, the Walnut's executive director, said yesterday that the groups had reached a tentative agreement. The chamber group, which is entering its 26th season under the leadership of founder and music director Marc Mostovoy, has an operating budget of $1.3 million and a current deficit estimated at $300,000 to $400,000.
September 21, 1989 |
The Delaware County Council has named two appointees to the beleagured county Industrial Development Authority to replace Chairman Francis V. Mulcahy and member Drew W. Baum, who both resigned earlier this month. Named to fill the seats at the council's meeting Tuesday were Joseph A. LaSala, a former Philadelphia city representative, and Kathryn Kerwin Clayton, owner of a warehouse and distribution firm. Both live in Nether Providence. Council Chairman Nicholas Catania, who also serves on the seven-member authority board, said the board would seat the new members and reorganize at its monthly meeting on Monday.
March 19, 1996 |
U.S. Rep. Tom Foglietta is in a partnership that owns a boarded-up building in spitting distance from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and owes the city about $34,000 in back taxes. Foglietta says he's tried to get out of this partnership and has tried to get his partners to pay their taxes and sell the building or fix it up. But that's not a good enough answer for former Common Pleas Judge John Braxton, Foglietta's Democratic primary opponent. Braxton held a press conference last week in front of the building at 210 N. 13th St. to say it was a symbol of Foglietta's failure to serve his constituents in the First Congressional District.
June 4, 1991 |
State Banking Secretary Sarah W. Hargrove gave her approval in 1987 to a bank's application for a new branch office in Reading at the same time she was an investor in a Philadelphia real estate partnership with one of the bank's principal owners. Hargrove said she had acted only after checking with the Banking Department's legal staff, which concluded that there was no conflict. The legal opinion, she said, was oral and not written. Neither the state ethics law nor the governor's code of conduct specifically addresses a case like Hargrove's.
July 11, 2013 |
Between tears and tissues, Vincent J. Fumo's younger daughter said from the witness stand Tuesday that she no longer has faith in him. "I don't trust my father, unfortunately," Allison Fumo, 23, testified. Her brother, Vincent E. Fumo, 44, said much the same. He said his father wanted to win "at all costs" - even if it meant draining every dollar from a $2.5 million trust fund set up for him and his sister. As the former state senator and Democratic powerhouse closes in on release from federal prison, the painful details of a new rift with his children were being laid bare in a fourth-floor courtroom in City Hall.
August 17, 1989 |
In May, Riddle Memorial Hospital sued Freedom Group Inc. and two private businessmen, contending that the investors abandoned a partnership that provided for construction of Riddle Village life-care retirement community. On Friday, the developers and the two investors countersued, saying that the hospital never intended to continue with the proposed partnership. In their suit, filed in Delaware County Court, Freedom Group Inc. of Largo, Fla., and businessmen Paul H. Woodruff of West Chester and Peter M. Carlino of Wyomissing, Pa., say the hospital used their services until it could continue the project without them.
November 30, 1993 |
The pre-trial briefs were full of allegations that Labrum & Doak was a frat-house full of football-watching, beer-swilling good ol' boys who didn't want to let a girl into the tree house. But yesterday's opening statements in the lawsuit against the law firm were dry and technical, with textbook sex discrimination the only allegation made by a female lawyer against the 88-year-old firm's mostly male partnership. "If Ellen Masterson had been a man instead of a woman, she'd be a partner today and not an associate," Masterson's lawyer, Alice Ballard, told the federal jury of six women and two men. Masterson, 35, a Villanova Law School graduate, was passed over for partner in 1991, 1992 and this year despite what she said were "excellent" reviews.
September 21, 1989 |
Robert I. Toussie, the New York financier who is wrangling to take over Philadelphia's Lionel Corp., called the company's curt response to his overtures "inappropriate" and said his plans were unchanged. Toussie, whose partners include billionaire Milton Petrie, has accumulated 9.9 percent of the company's stock over the past several months. Last week, his partnership offered to buy out all outstanding shares for $150 million, or $8.25 per share. He gave the company's board of directors a Monday, Sept.
March 24, 1989 |
Safeguard Scientifics Inc. of King of Prussia said it had agreed in principle to sell its PowerTech Systems Division, based in Aberdeen, S.D., to a Jenkintown partnership, Pitcairn Group L.P. PowerTech, which makes gear drives and other power-transmission devices for industrial uses, has about 350 employees and had sales of about $40 million in 1988, Safeguard said. It would not disclose PowerTech's profits. Neither Safeguard nor Pitcairn would disclose the sale price. Safeguard said that specific terms of the transaction are subject to negotiation and that the deal is conditioned upon Pitcairn's financial and legal review of PowerTech Systems.