December 3, 2015 |
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.
February 27, 1997 |
NAACP President Jerome Mondesire waded into the decade-old morass of the sinking Logan homes yesterday and promptly started sinking into a nasty political swamp of his own. Standing at a press conference he had called on a corner of the 35-acre tract at Roosevelt Boulevard and 9th Street, Mondesire slammed city officials for their "foot-dragging" over the relocation of the remaining "100 families" in the sinking homes of Logan Triangle. He pledged to use all political and legal means to get the city moving.
July 29, 1993 |
Tempers flared as about 100 Woodbury residents packed the Gloucester County Courthouse last night, saying the recent relocation of the county's Adult Probation Department has brought a "criminal element" into their neighborhood. Appearing before a meeting of the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, residents and community leaders said they had no warning of the relocation, which took effect about a month ago. The probation department was moved four blocks - from Broad Street, which is a main thoroughfare, to a county-owned brick building on Glover Street near Lincoln Street, in a residential area.
January 27, 1992 |
Economic woes in Atlantic City's casino industry could be a way to attract other service industries to Atlantic County. This is one of the findings to come out of a survey of operating costs in 17 metropolitan areas nationwide conducted last fall by the Boyd Co., of Princeton. The survey ranked the Atlantic City area number three in appeal as a relocation site, behind Dallas and Cleveland. "The Atlantic City area shows promise for corporate back offices," said John Boyd, president of the 17-year-old firm, which counsels major corporations on relocation.
February 19, 2004 |
The Delaware River Port Authority yesterday approved the last piece of funding - $950,000 - needed for a $4 million demolition and relocation plan for an environmentally besieged South Camden neighborhood. About 47 families in a four-block area known as the Terraces and on neighboring Arlington Street will be bought out and relocated under the plan. The city hopes to demolish and redevelop the site, which is contaminated by industrial waste, littered by vacant lots and boarded-up homes, and surrounded by truck traffic to the South Jersey Port Corp.
April 5, 2004 |
The merchants still doing business at the Pennsauken Mart are fairly sure of one thing: Their current home will be razed to make way for Camden County's new civic center. But six months before demolition crews are supposed to come in, just about everything else remains a question mark. The vendors don't know when the county will take over the property and offer the reduced rents they say they need to stay afloat while they look for a new home. When and where the merchants will relocate is still up in the air, as a plan to redevelop a new mart site in Burlington County apparently has stalled.
May 5, 1994 |
City housing officials yesterday said the Rendell administration would provide $3 million in federal aid for next fiscal year to relocate families that still live in sinking homes in Logan. John Kromer, director of the city's Office of Housing and Community Development, said the money would be taken from an expected $40 million in federal loans that have been designated for the city Commerce Department. The allocation came after Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco threatened last week to fight the administration's bid for $70.7 million in a Community Development Block Grant to rebuild neighborhoods because none of the money was targeted for Logan.
January 28, 2016 |
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.
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.
September 7, 2012 |
PennDOT will close the Platt Bridge from 9:30 tonight through 5:30 Friday morning for expansion joint replacement and concrete barrier relocation. PennDOT says detours around the bridge will be posted. The work is part of the $43 million project to restore the bridge and keep it open for another 30 years.