August 11, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney isn't known to back down from a political fight. He has called Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput "not Christian" and Gov. Christie a "fat-assed . . . creep. " One of Kenney's first acts as mayor in January was clearing the north apron of City Hall, where for years dozens of politicians and other VIPs parked their vehicles. But those 200 cars parked illegally between the northbound and southbound lanes of Broad Street in South Philly? Reversing that generations-old tradition is apparently too fraught with peril.
August 9, 2016
Abington-Jefferson Health has named Orlando C. Kirton as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Kirton, a trauma surgeon, served between 1992 and 2001 in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, where he ascended to the rank of major. He had been the Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Chair of Surgery and chief of trauma at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., and professor and vice chair of surgery University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
July 30, 2016 |
Lee A. Casper, 90, of Gladwyne, a home builder who leveraged his business skills to bring opportunity and affordable housing to declining neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Baltimore, died Sunday, July 24, of heart failure at Lankenau Hospital. Born in Philadelphia and reared in Newark, N.J., Mr. Casper graduated from Newark's Central High School. He served in the Navy aboard a submarine in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he was a potato and tomato farmer in Clarksburg, N.J. In 1958, he became an owner- partner in John Lecroy & Son, a spice manufacturing company in Camden.
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.