April 12, 2016 |
Former Haddonfield Memorial High star center and Duke University basketball player Brian Zoubek has been hired as an investment sales and leasing specialist at the Center City headquarters of MSC Retail . He had been an associate at Cushman & Wakefield's Manhattan headquarters. Health Partners Plans, Philadelphia, a nonprofit managed health-care organization, has hired Lisa Getzfrid as senior vice president of operations and COO. She had been enterprise vice president of health plan operations at Conifer Health Solutions.
April 5, 2016
Eileen Albillar has been appointed to the board of Emerge Pennsylvania , a political-leadership training program for Democratic women in Pennsylvania founded in December. A graduate of the Emerge program in Arizona, she is the volunteer and community connections manager for the Bucks County Opportunity Council in Doylestown. William Way LGBT Community Center , which serves the Philadelphia region's sexual and gender minorities through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming, has appointed the following board members: Chad Bundrock, director, client analytics at Aramark; Marc Coleman, president and CEO of the Tactile Group; John M. Loesch Jr. , sales manager at Independence Blue Cross; and Jose Sabalbaro, an associate in the real estate practice group at Archer & Greiner P.C. The following board officers have been elected: Laurie Ward, independent nonprofit management consultant, cochair; Paul R. Steinke, former GM, Reading Terminal Market, cochair; Steve Brando, project manager at Willis Towers Watson, secretary; and Anh Dang, production planner at Merck, treasurer.
April 4, 2016 |
When he was 13, Philip Snyder got a homegrown lesson in electrical engineering. "One of his brothers taught him how to take apart broken doorbells and clean the connections so they would work again," said a niece, Gail Snyder. One of Mr. Snyder's proudest accomplishments "was that he was able to rewire an entire house when he was a teenager," said Jack Porter, a Wynnewood clinical psychologist, who grew up near Mr. Snyder's home near Third and Wolf Streets in South Philadelphia.
February 7, 2016
Hello there His mohawk, while tame as far as such hairdos go, clued Jessica in that this Pawel guy was a little different. That and his professed love of history - the subject that's also the object of her geek love - led Jessica to say hi through Match.com. Pawel's response included a question: What would Jessica do with a million-dollar windfall? "When the first thing she said was she'd donate a chunk of the money, I knew there was potential," he said. And so in May 2011, Pawel, a project manager who leads historical renovation projects for Dan Lepore & Sons, and Jessica, a history major who is a mortgage loan officer at Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors, met for drinks at a Conshohocken Italian joint five minutes from her then-home and his office.
January 4, 2016 |
Hello there With Hurricane Irene aiming for the region in August 2011, Leah and her friend Stephanie thought they'd ride out the storm together at Leah's Arch Street apartment. "I invited her to camp out in my building, the Phoenix, because I thought there was no way we would lose power," Leah remembered. But Irene found a way, and it made their adventure much more like actual camping than the women intended. Stephanie wondered whether her building, the Sterling, had better luck.
November 19, 2015 |
Over the last 20 years, floods have taken a lot from Deb McGlade: Several cars, a lawn mower, "all the mementos the kids made when they were little. I pretty much have no wedding pictures. " But it wasn't until 2011, when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee smashed into the region, that she realized the rushing watery menace pervaded much of Cheltenham Township. "I had no idea that other neighborhoods were flooding as drastically as Brookdale," she said. "That was an eye-opener for me. " That horrific year persuaded McGlade and many others that the township needed to take a comprehensive look at its watershed and find places to ease the pressure.
November 18, 2015 |
Weeks after Pope Francis paraded past adoring throngs along Philadelphia's premier boulevard, a new frenzy has taken hold on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Towering cranes, traffic detours, and construction fences have created a Legoland out of Logan Square, whose Swann Memorial Fountain forms the heart of the majestic avenue connecting City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All around the fountain, apartment towers rise, workers topple Vine Street Expressway bridges only to build them back up, and old buildings make way for new hotels.
October 6, 2015
Capehart Scatchard in Mount Laurel has promoted Mary Ellen Rose to managing partner of the law firm. Last year she was assistant managing partner and was the hiring partner for the last 15 years. The firm says Rose has the distinction of being the only female managing partner at any of the 20 largest law firms in New Jersey. Rhona K. Wulf was named vice president of sales at IXP Corp., a Princeton public-safety and emergency-solutions provider. She had been vice president, client solutions, at UI Centric in New York City.
July 30, 2015 |
As cyclists whizzed past and kayakers drifted below the bridge on a hot summer afternoon, the final link in the Schuylkill River Trail connecting Philadelphia to Phoenixville officially opened. The Schuylkill Canal Towpath, a 13/4-mile stretch running along the border of Upper Providence Township, is ready for runners, bikers and walkers after 35 years of work to restore the canal. "This is a gem that links our county to Philadelphia," said Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro at the ribbon-cutting on Tuesday attended by state and local officials and advocates.