August 20, 1996 |
Three years ago, the Logan Assistance Corp. was down for the count. Its executive director had been canned in a management scandal involving misuse of funds while some relocated owners of sinking homes ended up in substandard homes with usurious mortgages. Today, the corporation, a private, nonprofit agency, is again without a director and is the target of criticism from residents and activists who argue it is too slow. But there's a difference. City officials are saying the relocation corporation is now doing its job, though they'd like to see it work more quickly.
October 21, 1987 |
In a slow, deliberate speech read from a stack of index cards, Cherry Hill mayoral candidate Cynthia Berchtold tried last night to turn her lack of political experience into a campaign advantage by emphasizing that she comes to government free of political ties. Berchtold, who seeks to become Cherry Hill's first Republican mayor since 1977, said she would bring "a breath of fresh air" to township government. "I have no obligations. I have offered no jobs. I owe nothing to anyone except you, the people of Cherry Hill," Berchtold said at a candidates' forum held by the Barclay Area Civic Association.
September 28, 1998 |
In the quiet corridors at PGW headquarters, the white-collar crowd talks in hushed tones about the "deal. " The buzz isn't focused on acquiring a new commercial customer or the latest twist in the company's checkered attempts to get into the electricity business. The deal refers to the various terms that PGW Vice President Badruddin Z. "Bud" Karachiwala worked out with company President James Hawes III to pay for his move here from Iowa. Months after he relocated here, Karachiwala was getting rate-payer dollars in benefits that no other official at the city-owned utility ever had before.
April 10, 2003
Mart needs support to move to Camden Freeholders and county authority should stop hindering. I have been associated with the Pennsauken Mart for nearly 15 years. I am excited about the arena proposed to replace it and realize that it is a move toward the future. The mart's new location would be vacant land along Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Camden. The city is very supportive of the relocation of the mart. The mart building to be constructed in Camden is just Phase 1 of the project as we've conceived it. Phases 2 and 3 would include a supermarket, a drugstore, a bank and restaurants.
April 12, 2011
Mayor's dubious 'admiration' In Jeff Shields' article on Thursday ("Firefighters endorse Milton Street"), Mayor Nutter's spokesman is quoted as saying that the mayor has "deep respect and admiration for the hard work the city's firefighters do. " Let's take a look at that "admiration. " First, the mayor goes to Harrisburg to lobby the state legislature to slash our pensions. Next, he closes seven fire companies, imposes "brownouts" on three more, and points to a "study" that says this is safe even though fire deaths and firefighter injuries have increased.
November 25, 2011 |
The eviction notice was in: 48 hours. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Mayor Nutter announced that those camping out on the City Hall apron of Dilworth Plaza as part of Occupy Philadelphia have until 5 p.m. Sunday to pack up their tents and leave. The notice was posted on trees and poles, and handed out to about 300 people in Dilworth Plaza. "This announcement today serves as the promise," Nutter said of those encamped, "you must remove all of your possessions and yourself from that location within the next 48 hours.
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.
April 26, 2000 |
Tatsuo "Tats" Tazumi, 72, a Philadelphia pharmacist for 44 years, died of lung cancer Friday at his Bellmawr home. He had lived in Bellmawr for 39 years. He was born in Salinas, Calif., but in 1942 he and his Japanese-American family were forced to move to a government relocation center in Poston, Ariz. In 1944, he moved to Philadelphia and stayed with his sister, who was working for the American Friends Service Committee. While working as a domestic, he continued his education and graduated in 1946 from Germantown High School, where he was a captain of the basketball team, said Teruko "Terrie" Oye Tazumi, his wife of 46 years.
March 8, 2013 |
The Port of Philadelphia will gain a shipping line when Horizon Lines Inc. moves its northeast terminal operations from Elizabeth, N.J., in April. The Charlotte, N.C.-based shipping company said Wednesday that the Philadelphia port would handle cargo arriving from its operations in Puerto Rico. Richard Rodriguez, general manager of Horizon's Puerto Rican operations, said in a statement that the company expected the relocation to produce "significant advantages," including faster transit and turnaround times, and expedited cargo inspections.
September 10, 2010 |
It's not every day that a billion-dollar public company decides to move its corporate headquarters to the Philadelphia area. But Gardner Denver Inc. intends to do just that when it relocates from Quincy, Ill., where it was founded 151 years ago. The maker of air compressors, pumps, and blowers wasn't specific about where it was moving. Given that the Philadelphia Mayor's Office was not listed among the organizations involved in luring Gardner Denver, it's safe to assume the suburbs won out once again.