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April 5, 1997 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William Bennington, 74, of Newtown Square, a retired economist and market planner for the Delaware River Port Authority, died Thursday at Paoli Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Bennington retired from the Port Authority in 1992 as manager of marketing research in its World Trade Division, now the Port of Philadelphia and Camden. "He was very involved in the whole port community," said public information officer Joe Diemer. "Everyone in the port community knew him and liked him. " Diemer said Mr. Bennington was "very effective" in conducting international marketing tours of both sides of the Delaware River.
NEWS
September 25, 2000 | By Mark Stroh, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Township officials will begin to advertise for a master planner for the Haverford State Hospital site within the next two weeks, Township Manager Thomas J. Bannar said Friday. Local officials met with state officials in Harrisburg Thursday to review the township's request for proposals to hire a planner - and got their approval the same day. "They really want us to move ahead quickly on this," said Mary March, the First Ward commissioner, who chairs the township hospital site steering committee.
NEWS
February 19, 1989 | By Elisabeth Ryan Sullivan, Special to The Inquirer
For many professional planners, the assignment of guiding development in Cherry Hill Township - a sprawling suburb that is already 95 percent developed - would not exactly ignite the imagination. The patchwork of strip shopping centers and housing developments that arose from the rural fields of Delaware Township - as Cherry Hill was once known - have all but filled in the blanks. But three new professionals recently hired into the Cherry Hill's Department of Community Development look at that patchwork and see a challenge.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joanne Barnes Jackson, 68, a regional planner, died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease Friday, Oct. 29, at her home in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Mrs. Jackson was the former executive director of the Advocate Community Development Corp., at 18th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia. The agency helped restore housing for low- and moderate-income households in the Diamond Street Historic District and tried to preserve the neighborhood's heritage. "We have the largest, richest collection of Victorian buildings in Philadelphia," she told an Inquirer interviewer in 2003, "and right now they are lost from public consciousness.
NEWS
February 21, 1990 | By Christopher Mumma, Special to The Inquirer
The Winslow Township Committee ended its month-long association with former township planner Gail Elbert last Wednesday by voting to pay her for her 35 days on the job. The committee decided, 6-3, to pay Elbert $4,060.80 for working 216 hours at an hourly rate of $18.80. Republican Mayor Norman F. Tomasello, who originally opposed hiring Elbert, voted with the Democratic majority to pay her. The remaining three Republicans on the committee voted against the measure. Elbert was appointed to the new position by an 8-1 vote at a Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, but the Township Committee, embroiled in partisan debate, never voted to include her in the salary ordinance.
NEWS
October 24, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jacques E. Mauch, 93, a financial planner and active Villanova University alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 20, of pneumonia at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Jake" to friends, Mr. Mauch lived in Rosemont and Bryn Mawr. He spent most of his 55-year career as a financial and estate planner working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and CIGNA. A 1943 graduate of Villanova University, he served as class president and for the rest of his life was an ardent supporter of the university and its swimming, football, and basketball programs.
NEWS
July 3, 1988 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
For 12 years, Richard Ragan was a man whose name was virtually synonymous with planning in Evesham Township. As both the planner for the township and adviser to the township's Planning Board, Ragan tried to keep the township - one of the fastest-growing in South Jersey - growing in an orderly way. Moreover, he was well-liked and well- respected. But the harmonious relationship between township and planner came to an abrupt halt last month when charges of conflict of interest by prominent developers prompted Ragan to resign from both his positions.
TRAVEL
February 14, 2016
Name: Vurb. What it does: Combines service apps such as Google Maps, Foursquare, Yelp, and Lyft to help you find destinations, restaurants, movie theaters, trending videos, and more. Get reviews of the place you want to try, directions, even a ride, all with the same app. Available: iOS, Google Play, Amazon. Cost: Free. What's hot: If you already use apps such as Yelp as well as group chats and list-makers, Vurb turns deciding what to do into a much more efficient and fun process.
NEWS
June 9, 1987 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Services will be tomorrow for David B. Williamson, city transportation coordinator during the Green administration, who died Friday of an apparent cerebral hemorrhage. He was 32 and lived in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia. Under Wiliamson's leadership, from 1980 to 1984, the city saw a surge in transit development that impacted on highways, subways, buses and other transit facilities. Lauded by his colleagues as a brilliant planner who refused to fit comfortably into any bureaucracy, Williamson knew how to cut through red tape and bring agencies and people together for action.
NEWS
October 16, 2001 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Dozens of residents turned out last night to lob final shots at Bancroft NeuroHealth before an independent planner decides how the borough should deal with the nonprofit school's zoning status. "We have to put up with a million buses every day, and my cat's been run over," one man shouted at the public meeting. "I am filled with fear that something terrible is going to happen," added a woman worried about children's safety. Haddonfield hired Elizabeth McKenzie, a planner from Flemington, Hunterdon County, this year to study the touchy Bancroft situation.
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NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
A. Lindley Bigelow, 89, formerly of Abington, a retired Air Force pilot who developed the evacuation plan for residents around the Limerick nuclear plant, died Monday, July 18, of complications from a series of strokes at Rydal Park Retirement Community. Known to friends as "Lin" or "Colonel," Lt. Col. Bigelow was born in Trenton and reared in Abington. He left Abington Senior High School early to join the Navy and fight in World War II. He had hoped to become a lawyer, and when the war was over, he matriculated at Temple University to that end. However, the opportunity arose to join Air Force Officer Training School.
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Yale Rabin, 88, a Philadelphia urban planner who was a plaintiffs' witness in the court cases that successfully sought to provide affordable housing in Mount Laurel, died of heart failure Tuesday, March 22, at his home at Foulkeways, the retirement community in Gwynedd, Montgomery County. Peter J. O'Connor, a lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, said that Mr. Rabin testified, in 1976 for the case decided in 1983, "as an expert witness on issues of equal facilities at the time between the black and the white communities.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
When the legendary personal-finance guru Harry S. Gross signed off, he would tell his radio listeners the same thing every day. "He said with a big flourish, 'Make it a great day!' - every time," recalled Anne Brophy Putney, who in the 1980s was director of editorials and public affairs for WCAU-AM, which hosted Gross' first radio show. It was with a mix of sadness and devotion that Putney attended Gross' funeral Wednesday at Abington's Old York Road Temple-Beth Am. The service was packed with hundreds of mourners, who alternately wept and laughed out loud at recollections about the feisty 92-year-old accountant and Daily News columnist, who died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rydal.
TRAVEL
February 14, 2016
Name: Vurb. What it does: Combines service apps such as Google Maps, Foursquare, Yelp, and Lyft to help you find destinations, restaurants, movie theaters, trending videos, and more. Get reviews of the place you want to try, directions, even a ride, all with the same app. Available: iOS, Google Play, Amazon. Cost: Free. What's hot: If you already use apps such as Yelp as well as group chats and list-makers, Vurb turns deciding what to do into a much more efficient and fun process.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Robert E. Coughlin, 88, of Chestnut Hill, a retired city and regional planner, died Thursday, Jan. 7, of heart failure at home. Born in Boston, he was the son of William and Helen Coughlin. Dr. Coughlin graduated from Roxbury Latin School and received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the Navy before and after college, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade.
NEWS
September 12, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a second baseman, Thomas C. Goldschmidt Jr. touched all the bases, from Little League through Camden Catholic High School and into the adult teams in the U.S. Amateur Baseball League. "From what I heard," his wife, Vinese, said, "he always loved baseball. " She recalled the family story that, because Mr. Goldschmidt seemed ever on the move, "his father, when he was 2 or 3, used to call him Scooter Boots. " On Sunday, Sept. 6, Mr. Goldschmidt, 50, known as Tim, died of a heart attack at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township, where he resided.
NEWS
February 16, 2015 | By Chris Hepp and Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writers
President Obama had three questions Wednesday night when asked to give his blessing for Philadelphia's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The first two dealt with logistics and were quickly resolved by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who brought Obama word of her committee's recommendation. The last, according to a source told of the conversation, turned on the president's need to be assured the convention would be a success, particularly financially so. Is David L. Cohen onboard?
BUSINESS
November 21, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal planners on Wednesday outlined possible futures for passenger rail service on the Northeast Corridor, ranging from minimal service improvements to an entirely new high-speed rail corridor between Boston and Washington. The presentation in Center City by Federal Railroad Administration officials was one of nine this month in cities along the 457-mile corridor to explain how the FRA is developing a final "NEC Future" proposal. The four broad alternatives outlined Wednesday are the latest steps in planning for upgrading the corridor over the next 25 years.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal planners have refined their choices for the future of the Northeast Corridor's passenger rail service, but have not attached cost estimates to any of the alternatives, from minimal service improvements to an entirely new high-speed corridor between Washington and Boston. The "NEC Future" planners will be in Philadelphia this month to discuss the plans and the process with the public. The four broad alternatives outlined by the Federal Railroad Administration this week were the latest steps in planning for upgrading the corridor over the next 25 years.
NEWS
October 24, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jacques E. Mauch, 93, a financial planner and active Villanova University alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 20, of pneumonia at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Jake" to friends, Mr. Mauch lived in Rosemont and Bryn Mawr. He spent most of his 55-year career as a financial and estate planner working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and CIGNA. A 1943 graduate of Villanova University, he served as class president and for the rest of his life was an ardent supporter of the university and its swimming, football, and basketball programs.
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