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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.
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.
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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.
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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June 19, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A BIPARTISAN commission yesterday unanimously recommended a new funding formula for Pennsylvania schools that would allocate more state funding to districts with higher levels of poverty, English-language learners and charter schools. The proposed formula from the Basic Education Funding Commission also factors in a school district's total enrollment and assigns weights to other elements that impact learning to determine how they drive up the cost of educating a student. Additionally, it compares a district's median household income with the state median household income.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A state advisory board has recommended creating a drinking-water regulation for a chemical found in Gloucester County water supplies, a move that could have implications for a company whose West Deptford plant is believed to be responsible for the chemical's presence. The unanimous vote Thursday by the Drinking Water Quality Institute followed more than a year of work evaluating the unregulated and little-studied chemical. The group's research and recommendation on perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
An advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve the first-ever medication for premenopausal women with low libido, but only with special safety precautions. The 18-to-6 vote was a victory for Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which has pugnaciously pushed for flibanserin - proposed brand name Addyi - despite two previous rejections by the FDA. After the last denial in 2013, the Raleigh, N.C., company and its allies created an Internet-based advocacy campaign dubbed eventhescore.org that accused regulators of sexism and a double standard.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
President Obama's speech in Camden on Monday will focus largely on that city's improvements in policing and crime reduction, but it also will touch on several federal initiatives aimed at improving policing nationwide. Among them is the release of the final report of the 21st Century Policing Task Force, chaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. The report's recommendations revolve around helping departments to build community trust, improve diversity on their forces, and increase transparency in use-of-force incidents.
NEWS
May 15, 2015
REPUBLICAN at-large Council members could be pitied for holding some of the loneliest jobs in City Hall. That said, the two slots for Republicans on Council can be important, not just to carve out issues that might otherwise be ignored, but as loyal opposition to follow-the-leader members of the majority party. The current incumbents, David Oh and Dennis O'Brien, alas haven't provided that role when it was most needed: calling for public hearings on the proposed PGW sale to UIL. They fell in with their colleagues in letting the deal die without explanation or full airing of the issues.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's own personnel office has recommended she fire her newly appointed chief of staff after two female employees alleged he made unwanted sexual advances toward them, according to people with knowledge of the advice. The Human Resources section sent the advisory memo to Kane shortly after she named Jonathan Duecker to the top post last month, recommending his termination for violating both the office's internal policy on sexual harassment as well as state rules governing such behavior, the sources said.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia grand jury has recommended criminal charges against a caseworker who allegedly let an autistic client wander out of a Center City department store 13 months ago, a day before the client was found dead in the cold in West Philadelphia, authorities said Wednesday. Hassanatu Wulu, the caseworker, allegedly took Christina Sankey, 37, into Macy's around 2:25 p.m. last March 6. Within minutes, according to a statement from District Attorney Seth Williams, Sankey, who was born with severe disabilities, had walked out of the store by herself and crossed Broad Street.
NEWS
April 1, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Three candidates at the top of the ballot for city judgeships this year received endorsements by the Democratic Party but were not recommended by the Philadelphia Bar Association, including one who has been penalized by the state disciplinary board. Lawyers Scott DiClaudio, Tracy Brandeis Roman, and Sharon Williams-Losier, all drew top three positions on the ballot for Common Pleas or Municipal Court judge, secured party endorsements Saturday, but were rated "Not Recommended" on a list the Bar Association released Monday.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writers
Warning of a liquidity crisis through 2015 and a revenue decline "a lot more severe" than they had anticipated, Atlantic City's emergency managers on Tuesday recommended $10 million in budget cuts, hundreds of layoffs, and mediators to negotiate with casinos and unions. The 60-day interim report by Kevin Lavin and Kevyn Orr, appointed by Gov. Christie, highlighted a $101 million budget shortfall for the city and a $47 million shortfall for the school district, but was short on details of how the city's long-term financial woes can be solved.
NEWS
March 25, 2015
THE long-awaited, 174- page report on the Philadelphia Police Department from the Department of Justice released yesterday - which concludes that the department has great deficiencies when it comes to policies and training, especially around the use of deadly force - is thorough, prescriptive . . . and somewhat depressing. We don't necessarily find the department's problems detailed within the report depressing, nor even the fact that during a period when Philadelphia violent crime has decreased, police-involved shootings have increased.
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