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NEWS
November 1, 1986
This letter is in reference to the Oct. 4 editorial "Send Roxborough Deer North," in which the writer proposes that overpopulated deer at Schuylkill Valley Nature Center be moved to northern Pennsylvania, where they will disappear into the woodwork, or into the woods in this case. The editorial is written quite authoritatively, but the writer is neither an authority on relocation nor did he do much research. Fortunately, others have considered relocation and done research.
NEWS
December 4, 2002
RE YOUR Nov. 18 article "Blight fight targeting occupied homes": The story was correct that only 2 percent of the properties scheduled to be acquired through the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative will require the relocation of residents. Indeed, one of the principles the city has followed in identifying properties for acquisition is to minimize the need for relocation. In those few cases where it is required, the city is committed (and the Redevelopment Authority is required by federal law)
NEWS
March 8, 1990 | By Christine Ziemba, Special to The Inquirer
Traffic again was a major topic of concern at the Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors meeting. The board Monday discussed relocating Chandler Road so traffic would be rerouted to enter U.S. Route 1 at a safer intersection. Chandler Road connects Route 1 with Pennsbury Way West. The proposal would close the Chandler Road-Route 1 intersection, and Chandler Road would be relocated to meet Pennsbury Way West at a point closer to Route 1. Traffic could then cross Route 1 at Pennsbury Way West, where there is a traffic light.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1987 | By Idris Michael Diaz, Inquirer Staff Writer
Options Inc., a Philadelphia career-counseling service, has been selected to provide job-hunting assistance to spouses of Eastman Kodak Co. employees who will be transferred to the area to work for the company's new pharmaceutical division. David M. Rapp of Kodak's corporate personnel-relocation department said the company decided to offer the service because several employees who have been relocated in the past said they would have benefited from such assistance. Options has been helping spouses of workers who have moved to the Philadelphia area since the nonprofit organization opened in 1970.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1986 | By JOE O'DOWD JR., Daily News Staff Writer
This year's Academy Award-winning documentary, "Broken Rainbow" - the story of the forced relocation of more than 400 Navajo families - will be screened tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St. The relocation, the result of a 1974 law whose deadline in July 7, is "the largest (such) project since Japanese-Americans were interned at camps in World War II," according to Navajo spokesman Larry Anderson. The screening is a benefit presented by the Big Mountain Support Group of Greater Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 1, 1988 | By Thomas Turcol, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city breathed new life yesterday into its $45 million program to compensate owners of the hundreds of sinking homes in the Logan area. The boost for the troubled program came when the nonprofit Logan Assistance Corp., an arm of the city, hired a former federal official to manage the relocation effort. The agency also approved a $1 million contract with the city's Office of Housing and Community Development, clearing the way for the first payments to Logan-area homeowners displaced because of the poor soil conditions.
NEWS
May 15, 1988 | By David M. Giles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The growing number of companies moving from Center City and other parts of the country to eastern Montgomery County is prompting many real-estate firms to expand their relocation services. Merrill Lynch Realty announced last week that it had signed a lease on a new building that would double the size of its relocation office in Fort Washington. "The reason we needed to expand our Fort Washington service is because eastern Montgomery County is one of our biggest markets in the Philadelphia area," said Susan Pickett, a spokeswoman for Merrill Lynch.
NEWS
October 3, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A congressional committee said Thursday it will hold a hearing on allegations that senior officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs - including the director of the Philadelphia benefits office - misused the agency's relocation program for their own gain. The news came three days after the VA's top watchdog asked federal prosecutors to investigate whether Diana Rubens, the Philadelphia director, broke the law by orchestrating her reassignment to the job and then had the agency pay almost $300,000 to relocate her from Virginia to Havertown, Delaware County.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | By Mary Jane Fine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bringing up Kenny was always a full-time job, rife with worry and focused on the future. It is not much different now that he is an adult, a grown man with a child's mind. Twenty-five years ago, the thought of institutionalizing him appalled his parents. Last fall, the idea of deinstitutionalization was nearly as upsetting. "I was on pins and needles," Kathryn Myers said, recalling the period just before her son was moved from the Pennhurst Center - the Chester County complex for the mentally retarded that was ordered shut in a landmark 1985 court decision - to a CLA, a Community Living Arrangement.
NEWS
November 11, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seventh and eighth graders from Carnell School in Northeast Philadelphia will be relocated from an annex to a former Catholic school in January because of structural concerns about the annex's facade, the Philadelphia School District announced Friday. The district said the Department of Licenses and Inspections had asked the district to vacate the annex at 901 Devereaux Ave. in Oxford Circle that houses the Carnell Middle Years Academy by Jan. 30. When seventh and eighth graders return from winter recess Jan. 2, they will attend classes at the former St. Bernard school at 7360 Jackson St. in Holmesburg.
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NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A bear that had been roaming through a Bucks County community has been captured and safely relocated, authorities said. The animal was spotted in a wooded area behind the Pennsbury Racquet and Athletic Club in Morrisville shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Falls Township police contacted the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, which sent a marksman to hit the bear with a tranquilizer dart. The bear weighed 161 pounds, said Lt. Hank Ward of the township's police department. Based on several recent sightings in and around Philadelphia, it appears that bears are increasingly present in cities and suburbs.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Commercial real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap is moving its main Philadelphia office from Conshohocken to Center City, where it will lease 10,000 square feet in the One Commerce Square building at 2005 Market St. The Calabasas, Calif.-based company, which is vacating an 8,700-square-foot space in Conshohocken, will also open a new 2,100-square-foot office at 308 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wynnewood, it said in an e-mail Monday. The expansion will allow the company to boost its head count from 60 to about 100 staffers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2016
Question: Last year, I moved across the country to be with a wonderful man. The move required me to change my career plans a bit and take a pay cut. I also now live 3,000 miles from my family. I enjoy my new city and my job. My relationship with my boyfriend is great, and I love him very much. But he is adamant about living in this region of the country, so staying with him means staying far from my family, which is inconvenient, but not necessarily a deal-breaker. My bigger issue is that sometimes I look at my boyfriend's life and think about how he gets to live in his city of choice, he gets to live near his family, he gets to pursue his first-choice job, etc. It seems like he doesn't ever have to make any compromises.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Environmental and geotechnical consulting firm GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. has moved its Philadelphia-area operations from Fort Washington to bigger office space in Center City. The Norwood, Mass.-headquartered company is to lease about 4,600 square feet for its 10-member regional staff at the 1515 Market Street office building, the company said Friday on its website. The move allows for anticipated future growth and boosted headcount and provides "staff an opportunity to be part of the broader business community," GZA GeoEnvironmental said.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Ben Franklin Parkway and I-676 bridge construction has forced the Philadelphia Science Festival to move its signature Science Carnival to the Delaware waterfront. And nobody knows whether the festival's longtime lead sponsor, Dow Chemical, will still be so generous if its merger with DuPont goes through. Still, all parties were beaming in the noonday sun Tuesday at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing - scene of this year's festival-capping Science Carnival - affirming that this celebration of all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
For years, Diana Rubens was an ostensibly successful government employee who climbed the executive ladder at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. After being tapped in 2014 to clean up the mess at its Philadelphia benefits office, she won praise. But in the last year, Rubens became something else: a poster child, deserved or not, for the flawed management at the VA. Inspectors accused her of engineering her transfer from Washington to an easier job in Philadelphia for the same pay. Members of Congress said she fleeced the government with $270,000 in relocation expenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I love my boyfriend dearly, and we are starting to talk about building a life together. However, we live in a certain place due to job opportunities for him. I don't like where we live. I feel guilty for saying that because we live in a beautiful house and have wonderful friends. I have always wanted to live in a certain place; it's a city I love, have family ties to, and is great for my career, where here I have none of those things.
NEWS
December 4, 2015
A story Tuesday on legislation to recoup payment of some Department of Veterans Affairs relocation expenses incorrectly identified Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) as a House member.
NEWS
December 3, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A key critic of the embattled former director of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office launched a new bid Tuesday to get her to repay the $274,000 the government spent to relocate her from Washington to Delaware County last year. Rep. Jeff Miller (R., Fla.), chairman of the House VA committee, introduced legislation that would allow the agency to recoup relocation expenses paid to employees, something he said the agency claims it cannot legally do. "We aim to fix that with this bill," Miller said in a statement.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stockton University's dream of an island campus in Atlantic City will have new life on the other side of town. Although Stockton has not completed its $23 million sale of the former Showboat Casino Hotel, where its previous plan for an Atlantic City campus unraveled, new plans are underway to build the Galloway college a campus at the southern end of Atlantic City. Christopher Paladino, head of the newly formed Atlantic City Development Corp. (ACDevCo), said the independent, not-for-profit organization was going ahead with plans to build an Atlantic City campus for Stockton, to open in the fall of 2018.
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