May 17, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Maybe you've noticed the new lighting on the Boardwalk. Or the dozens of "ambassadors" along it eager to answer questions about where to dine, shop, or just have fun. Most likely, you've seen the splashy "DO AC" ads on TV and billboards, or heard them on the radio. All are part of a bigger effort, along with the Atlantic City Tourism District that was created last year by Gov. Christie and the Legislature, to boost tourism and give the Queen of Resorts a makeover.
May 10, 2013 |
If the 76ers were to heed the advice of their all-star point guard, they would call off the search for the team's next coach and promote from within. As the 76ers ramp up the search for their eighth coach in the last 11 seasons, Jrue Holiday, who has voiced his opinion that the Sixers should consult him during the search, cast his vote for the promotion of associate coach Michael Curry. "I've known him for the last three years," Holiday said Wednesday in a telephone interview.
April 22, 2013 |
The dignitaries had said their pieces by the time Joseph L. Williams, a new deputy chief in the Camden County Police Department, stepped to the lectern this month during a news conference showcasing hires on the new force. Williams, who was a sergeant with the city police, joined the county department that is to replace the city force by April 30. "This is an exciting, historic day for me, being one of the first employees starting up this new county metro division," the 20-year veteran said.
March 24, 2013 |
Cash payments for genoa salami, capicola ham, and provolone led to a guilty plea for tax evasion for Nicholas Papanier, 57, who has been working to turn the Primo Hoagies chain into a successful franchise business. Papanier, who owns Primo Hoagies Franchising as well as Nellie's Provisions in Gloucester City, often received cash payments from Primo franchisees when they bought deli products from him, according to documents filed in federal court in Camden on Friday. Papanier diverted $556,664 in cash to his bank accounts during 2006, 2007 and 2008, in the amounts of, in order, $56,395, $349,264, and $151,005.
March 15, 2013 |
The Philadelphia Housing Authority has promoted its interim head, Kelvin Jeremiah, to the new position of president and chief executive officer. An expert in compliance and investigations, Jeremiah, 40, had been acting as executive director since the abrupt resignation last June of Michael P. Kelly. With his appointment, Jeremiah will maintain his salary of $190,000. Jeremiah, who was born in Grenada and moved to Brooklyn as a boy, was recruited to PHA in 2011 by his predecessor Kelly, who had worked with him at the New York City Housing Authority.
March 2, 2013 |
When he left as principal of Carusi Middle School to become principal at Cherry Hill High School West, Joseph Meloche got to see students he had known as sixth graders earn their high school diplomas. "It was incredible to watch these kids grow," said Meloche, a 1989 West graduate. "And I will miss things like that. " Now in his seventh year as principal, Meloche, 41, is stepping down to become the district's director of curriculum, and the district is searching for his successor.
February 28, 2013 |
CELEBRITY BOXING PROMOTER Damon Feldman may be heading to a small screen near you, courtesy of a liquor magnate. Reality-TV cameras will follow Feldman as he makes his comeback in the Philly celebrity boxing arena. Feldman is the man who brought the likes of Tonya Harding , Rodney King and Michael Lohan (Lindsay's dad) into the ring to fight for celeb supremacy. Each episode of the currently untitled series will follow Feldman as he puts the fights together and feature a different celebrity boxer.
February 28, 2013 |
Beau Sherry is not a new coach looking to drastically change the Moorestown football program. Sherry, 32, was named Moorestown's coach by the Board of Education on Tuesday night. He hopes to build on the foundation created by former coach Russ Horton, who resigned after last season. "I look at this as a continuation," Sherry said. "It's important that the kids know what is expected of them. We might have new wrinkles here or there, but I want to continue with what Russ has done.
February 26, 2013 |
OSCAR PETTIGREW had a restless mind. He was always on the lookout for moneymaking schemes, some of which he'd try for a short time, then move on to the next venture. He was a store owner, street vendor, chauffeur, T-shirt designer and DJ, to name a few. He also had a heart as big as his body - 6 feet 9, 400 pounds. His generosity and concern for others knew no bounds. Oscar H. Pettigrew Jr. - who was also concerned with the safety, progress and cultural development of his community - died Feb. 18 of complications of sleep apnea.