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January 17, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
MAJOR LEAGUE Soccer will hold its SuperDraft at noon today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The first two rounds of the draft of college players will be today. Rounds 3 and 4 will be on Tuesday. The Union has eight picks in the draft, including the second overall. Other Union picks are: 6, 25, 27, 44, 46, 52, 63. A live stream of the draft will be on WatchESPN. The Union's supporters group, Sons of Ben, is holding a predraft event at Field House Sports & Beer Hall at the Convention Center from 8 to 11 a.m. On Tuesday, the Union traded Jeff Parke to D.C. United for Ethan White.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | BY BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writer lakerb@phillynews.com, 215-854-5933
TRADE UNION members who went on strike early yesterday morning at the Pennsylvania Convention Center over proposed changes to work rules reached an agreement with the center's officials last night that put them back on the job. The settlement, reached about 10 p.m., includes a 2.5 percent raise for one year and the extension of a customer-satisfaction agreement between the unions and management, said Ed Coryell Jr., business agent for the carpenters...
BUSINESS
July 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
With the Democratic National Convention less than three weeks away, both the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the stagehands' union are investigating an alleged overbilling scheme by some of the union's top officers. Michael Barnes, who leads Local 8 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), has ousted Anthony Tortorice Sr., vice president of Local 8, and his son, Jonathan Tortorice, the secretary-treasurer, a union source said. Both men have responsibilities for dispatching union members to assignments at the Convention Center.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
An editorial in Tuesday's Inquirer misstated Bruce Crawley's affiliation with the Pennsylvania Convention Center. He is chairman of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The Barnes Foundation has been booked this week with a string of parties related to the Democratic National Convention. "Normally, July private events are few, so this is a tremendous increase in activity," Barnes spokeswoman Deirdre Maher said. Hotels were nearly full, streets around the Pennsylvania Convention Center and City Hall bustled with pedestrians, and some restaurants were booked by out-of-towners for the entire week. Does this mean that the convention, which brought an estimated 50,000 people to Philadelphia - about the same as for the annual Army-Navy football game - was an economic boon for the region?
BUSINESS
April 15, 1994 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Brothers Ed and John Hladczuk look through a metal gate yesterday at the American Welding Society's convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The gathering attracted about 17,000 and brought about $7 million into the area.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia is in the middle of its biggest hotel-building binge since the late 1990s, as developers rush to accommodate an expected burst of business travelers, tourists, and conventioneers. Eight hotel projects now in the planning stage or under construction in and around Center City would bump up the number of rooms by more than 2,000, or almost 20 percent, from current levels - the sharpest increase since the surge that surrounded the Republican National Convention in 2000. The new hotels range from a Four Seasons atop the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, which when completed will be one of the country's tallest buildings, to boutique projects such as the planned transformation of a historic court building just off Benjamin Franklin Parkway into a Kimpton Hotel.
NEWS
October 12, 1993 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Bicycle enthusiasts Peter (left) and Gerard Bechard of Springfield, Mass., check merchandise yesterday at 1993 Interbike Eastern State Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The expo, to promote new products in the bike world, attracted about 700 vendors and manufacturers.
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NEWS
August 20, 2016
By Patrick J. Morgan and Pedro A. Ramos There's great post-convention buzz in the city right now. But what did one important audience - the next generation of voters - see and experience? What were they thinking as they witnessed this unusual presidential election year? Providing young people with a voice is essential to building a strong democracy into the future. It is also important in creating a culture of civic engagement in Philadelphia and building a community of problem-solvers who are committed to shaping their city.
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
Members of Local 8 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) approved penalties levied against two former officers, Anthony Tortorice Sr., vice president of Local 8, and his son, Jonathan Tortorice, the secretary-treasurer, the union's lawyer said. The union met on Thursday. The two were dismissed in June after the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the union itself began an investigation into an alleged overbilling scheme by the some of the union's top officers.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
ISSUE | HOST CITY Top-notch police work A tip of the hat to the Philadelphia Police Department ("Police kept the peace," Saturday). As a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I have participated in the planning of dozens of large-scale international events. In this post-9/11 era, with the threat of terrorism looming over our shoulders, Philadelphia police balanced huge security issues with the freedoms protected in this great nation. The police deserve a huge "Thank you. " and the city should be proud of their performance.
NEWS
August 2, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Philly shines on national stage Now that we've said goodbye to the 50,000 guests who descended on Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, we wanted to reflect on its spectacular success and thank the many Philadelphians who enabled us to host it so well. We had the opportunity to mingle and talk with thousands of delegates, journalists, elected officials, and visitors. Their near-unanimous verdict: Philadelphia was a great host.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The Barnes Foundation has been booked this week with a string of parties related to the Democratic National Convention. "Normally, July private events are few, so this is a tremendous increase in activity," Barnes spokeswoman Deirdre Maher said. Hotels were nearly full, streets around the Pennsylvania Convention Center and City Hall bustled with pedestrians, and some restaurants were booked by out-of-towners for the entire week. Does this mean that the convention, which brought an estimated 50,000 people to Philadelphia - about the same as for the annual Army-Navy football game - was an economic boon for the region?
NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A FORMER Harrisburg city councilman was arrested in Philadelphia this week and charged with stealing Democratic National Convention parking passes, media passes, and food vouchers, according to the District Attorney's Office. Brad Koplinski is accused of using a press pass from last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland to enter the Pennsylvania Convention Center last weekend and take an assortment of DNC passes from boxes, according to Cameron Kline, spokesman for the D.A.'s Office.
NEWS
July 28, 2016
She was beautiful. She was magnificent. And in four riveting, I'm-not-playin' minutes, she schooled the world that disabled people don't want the able-bodied to speak for them. They want the able-bodied to listen to them and respect their equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you missed Anastasia Somoza's speech at the Democratic National Convention, Google it and grab the Kleenex. You'll be moved by the dignity and ferocity of Somoza, 32, a disability-rights advocate who was born with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
It won't be like when the pope came to town. Sure, there are protests planned, cracks in some SEPTA trains, and any number of presidential motorcades whizzing through Philadelphia. But all in all, officials say, getting around the region during this week's Democratic National Convention shouldn't be too difficult. Shuttle buses, subways, and Ubers will move guests at the convention, and all of it should only mildly inconvenience people who couldn't care less that the donkeys are in town, organizers say. They plan to close streets only around the stadiums and keep highways open to passenger autos.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
I'VE HAD A lot of emotions in the last few days, given all of the political unrest and demonstrations over the back-to-back fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Rage. Shock. Sadness. Disbelief. Then I wandered over to the big African Methodist Episcopal Church conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which ends Wednesday, and found another emotion creeping up. Discomfort. I started feeling that after I struck up a conversation with the Rev. Lekubela Moobi of South Africa, whom I found relaxing on a couch between sessions.
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