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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May 7, 2010 | By BOB WARNER, warnerb@phillynews.com215-854-5885
EXPERIENCE and common sense ought to spare the city of Philadelphia from ever facing another situation remotely like its confrontation with MOVE 25 years ago. But never say never. Mayor Wilson Goode appointed a commission to investigate the disaster and "make suggestions for future handling of similar situations. " After a nine-month probe, the panel issued a scathing report with 38 recommendations for change in the structure and operation of city government. Kevin Tucker, the recently retired chief of the Secret Service in Philadelphia, took over the Police Department from Gregore Sambor.
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November 16, 2012 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - As a consequence of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal, Pennsylvania State University must break down "a culture that shunned transparency," state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday. Following up on recommendations he made in July, Wagner released his office's complete report on changes he says the university must make to be accountable and ensure that complaints like ones against Sandusky do not go unheeded. The state Attorney General's Office has charged three high-ranking university officials, including former president Graham B. Spanier, with covering up such complaints.
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February 20, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
A California judge has recommended that state regulators approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., a first for the megadeal by a major government entity. But the recommendation comes with a list of conditions that would tighten regulation on the Philadelphia cable-TV giant and expand its discounted broadband service for low-income families. Comcast's $10-a-month discounted service, available nationally in Comcast cable franchise areas, is now restricted to poor families with schoolchildren.
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - The investigation into alleged leaks of confidential information by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was conducted legally and should be allowed to proceed, the judge who oversaw the case argued in legal papers Wednesday. "The truth is crying to be heard," Montgomery County Court Judge William R. Carpenter wrote of the case against Kane. Carpenter's filing comes as Kane is asking the state Supreme Court to throw out criminal charges that a statewide grand jury recommended against her late last year.
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February 11, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Monday slammed the judicial-evaluation process of the Pennsylvania Bar Association as "unethical, unprofessional, and less than forthright," contending that she was being pressured to drop her run for the state Supreme Court. Covey, of New Hope, said in a letter to association president Francis X. O'Connor that as a consequence of her treatment, Robert Morris, chairman of the Judicial Evaluation Commission, should resign. "I will not be a victim and I will not remain silent regarding the unethical and unprofessional activities I experienced with the . . . JEC," Covey wrote.
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February 4, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nutter administration has put a price tag on fixing the Department of Licenses and Inspections: $13.9 million, which would cover 110 new city employees and their equipment. The department has about 300 employees and an annual budget of $27.6 million. Under the changes outlined in a draft report titled "L&I 2015 Plan for a Safer City," the agency would gain 83 employees. An additional 27 would go to other city agencies, including the Fire Department. The report is the administration's response to recommendations made by mayor's special independent advisory commission, which in October suggested 37 steps for reforming L&I. The commission - created in response to the 2013 Center City building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 - found that L&I was underfunded, had too many responsibilities, and would better operate as two agencies: a Department of Buildings and a Department of Business Compliance.
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January 22, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane could face charges of perjury, obstruction, and other crimes in connection with the leak of confidential information to a Philadelphia newspaper in an apparent bid to embarrass her political enemies, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The documents - providing the first official look at an eight-month investigation of Kane - said a statewide grand jury also recommended that she be charged with false swearing and official oppression.
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.
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