May 7, 2004 |
New Jersey's Office of the Child Advocate is starting a citizen complaint office to investigate allegations that children have been placed at risk of abuse or neglect because of government action or inaction. Calls to the office could concern the juvenile justice system, the Division of Youth and Family Services, schools, group homes, or any other entity that deals with children's well-being. Child Advocate Kevin Ryan told the Assembly Family, Women and Children's Services Committee yesterday that the Bureau of Citizen Complaints would be staffed by lawyers and social workers in his office.
September 16, 1993 |
The new U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was honored by Lincoln University at a reception Tuesday at the Afro-American Cultural and Historical Museum in Philadelphia. Carrington, a specialist in African affairs, is a member of Lincoln's Center for Public Policy and Diplomacy Advisory Board. He was confirmed by the Senate in August.
August 1, 1990 |
Keino Robinson thought he wanted to pursue a career in urban government. However, the Haverford College senior and West Philadelphia native knew little about the positions available to him. Jose Huizar, a senior at the University of California at Berkeley, knew he wanted to push for social change in his native East Los Angeles. But he was unsure how his activism could ever have a real impact on the community. Because of their uncertainties, Robinson and Huizar might well have passed up careers in public affairs for better publicized opportunities in law or business.
March 8, 1992 |
David Barol of Glenside in Abington Township will run for the 153d District seat formerly held by Montgomery County Commissioner Jon D. Fox. Barol, 34, made the announcement at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Abington- Rockledge Democratic Committee. This is the first political office for which Barol has run, although he said he had worked on various political campaigns for other candidates. He will be running against Abington Commissioner Martin L. Laub, a Republican who has the party backing, as well as former Abington Commissioner Bud Hannings, who lost the endorsement to Laub.
July 13, 2013
More than a month after the fatal building collapse at 22d and Market Streets, Mayor Nutter is still withholding pertinent public records. Nutter, who promised voters a transparent government, says it's because a grand jury is investigating the collapse. But the office of District Attorney Seth Williams, which is overseeing the investigation, says Nutter does not have to suppress public information. Reinforcing public-records experts' analysis, a Williams spokeswoman said in a statement that "there is no reason that public officials cannot discuss issues of public policy arising from publicly available facts and materials.
August 29, 1993 |
Serving the public and stretching the tax dollar is the job description that first comes to mind for David O'Brien when he talks about his new position as the township's municipal manager. "What attracted me to Eastampton and this position is that it is a very hands-on kind of job in a tight-knit community," O'Brien said. "That means there is a lot of contact with the public, and I like that. " O'Brien took over the $44,000-a-year job this month after Michael Spurgeon, who held the position for three years, resigned in the spring to become business administrator in neighboring Pemberton Township.
May 21, 2012 |
When beliefs and policy collide The letter "So-called skeptic can't serve" (May 13) claims that objections to a "global-warming skeptic" on the Board of Public Utilities are akin to persecution of religious dissent from "orthodoxy. " I don't know the specific viewpoint of the board member in question, but as a rabbi with a background in science, I find this argument deeply flawed. The fact that scientific ideas are widely accepted does not render them "orthodoxy. " Differences in religious doctrine are not subject to proof or disproof.
November 9, 2012 |
EL PASO, Texas - A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel. Marco Antonio Delgado waived his arraignment Thursday, essentially entering a not-guilty plea, during a hearing in federal court in El Paso. One of his lawyers, Ray Velarde, asked Judge Norbert Garney to postpone the bond hearing for Wednesday. His other lawyer, Jose Montes, said they would seek Delgado's release on bond next week.
September 28, 2010
By Marc F. Bellemare When world leaders assembled in New York to discuss development policy last week, there was a lot of noise about rich countries' failure to attain the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted by the United Nations' member states in 2001. Chief among the goals is halving the proportion of people who are extremely poor - that is, living on less than a dollar a day - by 2015. The other goals involve primary education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and environmental sustainability.
April 20, 2005 |
Our national motto, "In God we trust," is something we should teach our children, just as we teach them the origin of the Constitution, the United States flag, and our national anthem. That's why I have written legislation in the state House of Representatives to permit all Pennsylvania public school districts to display the "In God we trust" motto in each classroom, school cafeteria and school auditorium if they so choose. My bill, known as the National Motto Display Act, is not a mandate.