June 18, 2016 |
Aqua America Inc., the Bryn Mawr water utility, has hired a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia Water Department as its chief environmental officer. Christopher S. Crockett, the department's deputy commissioner, will be responsible for overseeing water quality and environmental compliance for all Aqua America's drinking water and wastewater systems in eight states. He will also manage Aqua's in-house laboratory and the company's water-quality services and water-resources engineering departments.
April 27, 2016
ISSUE | SOCIAL SECURITY Penalized for service I concur with the letter about Social Security by another former federal employee ("Fix inequity in Social Security law," Friday). I worked for more than 28 years in the Department of Defense and in the private sector for more than 18 years. As I was about to retire, I was surprised to learn that because of Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision, my benefit would be at least 40 percent less per month than that of my colleagues and neighbors who had never worked for the federal government.
February 1, 2015 |
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges that he used his office to strong-arm political contributors during his failed gubernatorial bid last year, his lawyers said Friday. McCord, in a video statement, apologized for what he called a mistake, saying he "stepped over the line" in dealing with two potential donors in spring 2014. "I essentially said the potential contributors should not risk making an enemy of the state treasurer," he said.
January 30, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - State Treasurer Rob McCord said he was stepping down after six years in office, as signs emerged that he might be under scrutiny by federal authorities. Investigators have been asking questions about McCord's campaign-related actions in recent months, according to several sources close to the examination. The extent of their inquiry was unclear. McCord, who submitted his resignation letter to Gov. Wolf Thursday morning, could not immediately be reached for comment.
December 1, 2014 |
As Atlantic City continues to suffer an economic free fall, state officials are contemplating turning to the private sector to jump-start development there. One proposal being reviewed by Gov. Christie and legislative leaders is the creation of a nonprofit development corporation that would help decide what projects to build. That could involve demolishing the shuttered Trump Plaza to create walkable retail and restaurant space and open sight lines, officials said. The nonprofit Atlantic City Development Corp.
October 20, 2014 |
Chances are that few, if any, of the many people milling around Reading Terminal Market late Thursday afternoon recognized the dignitary seated at the Bassetts Ice Cream counter. He appeared not to have a care in the world as he worked his way through two scoops of green tea and then two more of pumpkin. "I had ice cream. How can I be stressed?" Fred Hochberg said with a laugh, though stress he surely has. As president of the Export-Import Bank, he leads a self-sustaining federal agency vital to enabling Bassetts and other businesses in the region, and throughout the United States, to export their products.
January 27, 2014 |
HARRISBURG The General Assembly is losing one of its respected elder statesman, a conservative Republican who was a straight-talking and impassioned opponent of legalized gambling. Republican State Rep. Paul Clymer, in his 34th year representing upper Bucks County, said last week that he will retire after his term ends later this year. Clymer, 76, had also announced his retirement in 2010 but changed his mind. Now, he said, his tenure in office, combined with 16 years in the private sector and two in the military, made it time to move on. "That's 52 years in the workplace.
November 7, 2013 |
CLOUT, HAVING just suffered through another "off-year" election season, looked hopefully with help to the future yesterday. We canvassed more than 20 politicians and asked them to ponder three political questions: 1. Who will win the 2014 Democratic primary for governor? 2. Who will win the 2015 Democratic primary for mayor? 3. What will Mayor Nutter do when his second term ends? Our top 10 answers were: * District Attorney Seth Williams (who won a second term yesterday)
October 9, 2013
Redress old wrongs The recent death of Birdie Africa, the only child to survive the 1985 MOVE bombing, should prompt renewed condemnation of the city officials who bombed the Osage Avenue house and let the ensuing fire burn, causing the deaths of innocent people, including children, and destroying an entire neighborhood ("A life of struggle after living through attack on MOVE," Sept. 26). Even if it is too late to demand justice, the city should at least erect a memorial to convey the message that only eternal vigilance will guarantee that a MOVE-like confrontation never happens again.
September 5, 2013
Last week, Editorial Page Editor Sandra Shea wrote a separate, signed column ("Hey, teachers: Do the math") about the points that teachers are making in the current school-budget crisis, and questioning some of them. The response was heavy and rapid, from teachers and others, in support of teachers and not, via snail-mail, email and online. Here's a sampling. I AM a 2011 graduate of Rutgers University and a certified history teacher in New Jersey. I am currently getting my cert in Pennsylvania.