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June 12, 1988 | By Nancy Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Rose Tree Media school board members have begun reviewing the long-awaited facilities study, which outlines more than $16 million worth of repairs, renovations and improvements. Representatives from the Wagner Group of Reading, which was hired in January to produce the 150-page report, told the board the buildings were safe and in good repair. The report makes recommendations for bringing buildings up to fire and building codes as well as suggestions for improving the appearance of the buildings, especially Penncrest High School.
NEWS
February 16, 1992 | By Marjorie Keen, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The results were as different as day and night. On Wednesday, Oxford teachers voted at dawn, the school board after sundown, on a state fact-finder's labor contract recommendations. The teachers said yes. The school board, 8-1, said no to terms recommended by the impartial labor expert, Charles Halpin of La Salle University. The teachers' association was "extremely disappointed" by the school board's rejection, Donald Orner, the chief union negotiator, said Thursday.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
A conference on African American health problems yesterday recommended dozens of ways to improve health care in Pennsylvania and called for establishing a state agency for minority health issues. Conference leader State Rep. David P. Richardson (D., Phila.) said the goal of the four-day session was to persuade Gov. Casey to provide $3.5 million for the proposed agency. "We have been mostly emotional people who only speak out of emotion. . . . We just speak off the cuff," Richardson told about 40 conference delegates who issued recommendations to be presented to Casey.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2011 | By Laura Olson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG - A group of environmental, labor and liberal-leaning public policy groups said the governor's Marcellus Shale advisory panel didn't go far enough in its recommendations, and released its own report Monday calling for broader protections from gas drilling. Calling themselves the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission, organizers also countered criticism from one of their former members, Maya K. van Rossum, who on Friday described their final recommendations as watered down to become "politically palatable.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | By Mary H. Donohue, Special to The Inquirer
The executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit presented at the West Chester Area school board meeting this week alternatives regarding the future of the county's two vocational-technical schools. During the board's monthly meeting Monday, John K. Baillie reported on the recommendations of the Occupational Education Advisory Council, formed to study the reasons for the decline in enrollments at the county's two vo-tech schools. He told the board that the council's recommendations offer alternatives that would help to bolster enrollments and would make the vo-tech school programs eventually pay for themselves.
NEWS
May 30, 1993 | By Lem Lloyd, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A much-anticipated report, aimed at settling the stalemated contract negotiations in the Coatesville Area School District, recommends that salaries for the district's 485 teachers be raised by 6 percent or more in each of the next three years. The recommended salary increase is more than double what the Coatesville school board has offered to pay the teachers. The report, completed by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, was ordered because of the two sides' inability to reach agreement on a new teachers' contract.
NEWS
September 25, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The owners of the Stringfellow Acid Pits and many of the companies that used the hazardous waste dump should pay to clean the area and to stop leakage into nearby water supplies, a court-appointed overseer has ruled. Those recommendations by federal court Special Master Harry V. Peetris will be forwarded to U.S. District Judge James Ideman who will consider their merits, said court spokesman Todd Maiden. Peetris also recommended Tuesday that J.B. Stringfellow Jr., operator of the dump, be held liable for cleanup costs at the 22-acre site near the community of Glen Avon.
NEWS
August 16, 1989 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
A bipartisan subcommittee formed in Winslow to look into the township's controversial practice of selling public land has issued its preliminary report to the Township Committee. The report, released Aug. 9, proposes more stringent guidelines for future sales, including: That no public lands be sold below assessed market value; That any special conditions be reflected in the deeds, That a monitoring system be adopted to ensure that all obligations from a sale are met. The four-member subcommittee was created in March to examine public land sales in the township and to recommend procedural changes or refinements.
NEWS
July 14, 2011 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett's advisory group on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale is set to meet in public Friday to recommend ways for dealing with the growing industry - catch is, the public won't necessarily know what it is they are recommending. That is because the governor's much-ballyhooed commission has decided it will not detail the actual recommendations when voting on them, but instead include those that are approved in a report it will send to the governor by the end of next week.
NEWS
April 14, 1992 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Michael Attie, 14, knows the bumpy sidewalks, the "holes and gaps where your wheels could get caught," and the cars going "highway speed, almost," along the river drives. He sometimes bicycled with his father along the drives. Two Sundays ago, his father, Dr. Maurice Attie, an endocrinologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania who often saw patients at the hospital on Sunday mornings, went bicycling alone on West River Drive just before 7 p.m., indulging a passion dating back to medical school, according to his wife, Barbara.
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NEWS
November 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission on Monday recommended that the city review why police officers fired from the department were frequently reinstated through arbitration. In 26 cases reviewed by the commission, officers were reinstated by arbitrators in 19 instances, according to the commission's annual report, made public Monday. "Arbitrations involving Philadelphia police officers, particularly those fired for serious misconduct, have been a source of frustration and public scrutiny for more than three decades," the report states.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two unions representing SEPTA railroad engineers and electrical workers on Friday expressed disappointment with the recommendations of a presidential panel on their long-running labor dispute. The panel, appointed by President Obama, on Monday sided with SEPTA management on most of the issues in the dispute, which prompted a one-day strike last month. "We are disappointed with the recommendations of the [presidential emergency board], particularly because the board, instead of directly addressing the economic analysis of the employees, simply sidestepped the core issue of this labor dispute," the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and IBEW Local 744 said in a joint statement.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
There are several ways to increase ridership and revenue on the Atlantic City Rail Line, according to a study commissioned by NJ Transit, but the agency doesn't plan to do any of them. With NJ Transit strapped for money and Atlantic City losing casinos, visitors, and employees, the transit agency has shelved the recommendations of a study that was authorized in 2009 by the Corzine administration. "NJ Transit does not have any immediate plans to begin action on any of the proposals in the analysis," spokesman William J. Smith said in an e-mail.
NEWS
March 22, 2014
New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner was incorrectly quoted in Friday's Inquirer article on recommended changes to the state's criminal justice system. Rabner said that the recommendations were not a criticism of the bond industry but that if the recommendations were implemented, the role of the industry would diminish over time.
NEWS
January 12, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
CITING CONCERNS about stability and consistency, Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite said yesterday that he will not recommend any school closings this year. The announcement follows 30 school closings in the past two years, including 24 a year ago, to address steadily declining enrollment and underutilized buildings. In announcing his decision during a conference call with reporters, Hite said his focus was on bolstering existing neighborhood schools. "The primary factor is we could not guarantee, based on where space was available, we would be improving the academic environment for children," he said.
NEWS
December 23, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Holiday time for many of us still is book-giving time. So the call goes out - and people are really pounding me, assistant books editor, for recommendations. What's good? What do you recommend? Old, new, no matter? Why should I do all the work, though? Luckily, the Inquirer staff is full of readers, folks of discrimination and taste, of course. Here are their recommendations. Most prices are for hardbacks (but we know plenty of folks giving e-books). There's something below for almost any bibliophile, for Christmas or any other time.
NEWS
November 7, 2013 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia voters elected 10 new judges Tuesday and reelected 18 more in yes-or-no retention votes, paying little attention to negative recommendations on four candidates from the Philadelphia Bar Association. All of the new judges were running as Democrats, the key to electoral success amid Tuesday's light voting in a city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by better than 6-1. The city's new Common Pleas Court judges will be Anne Marie Coyle, Timika Lane, Joe Fernandes, Daniel D. McCaffery, Giovanni Campbell, Sierra Thomas Street, and J. Scott O'Keefe.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY Train service on the Atlantic City Line should be increased to one train an hour, and a station near the Atlantic City airport would boost ridership, a study for NJ Transit says. The cost of operating 20 round-trips daily between Atlantic City and Philadelphia was estimated at $29.4 million a year, with passenger fares expected to cover 38 percent of the cost. Currently, there are 12 trains in each direction daily, with passengers required to wait as long as 21/2 hours between trains at midday.
NEWS
October 19, 2013 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Municipal Court judges and two Democratic candidates for the Philadelphia bench were rated "not recommended" Thursday after evaluations by a 30-member panel of the Philadelphia Bar Association. All four are on the citywide ballot for the Nov. 5 general election, as are 25 judges and judicial candidates who won "recommended" ratings from the panel. In low-turnout judicial elections, candidates who make it onto the fall ballot usually win election even with a "not recommended" rating.
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