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.
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.
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.
February 7, 1988 |
A plan calling for the condemnation of property in Ridley Township to be used for a proposed $100 million hotel and office complex was approved by the Delaware County Council this week - despite the objections of one area businessman. Tom Wizda, operator for 17 years of Wizda's Exxon, which occupies a portion of the 31-acre site, objected to the council's approval because, he said, "I don't think it's legally or morally right the way this thing was handled. " Wizda said the proposed complex would be built on a site that suffers from sewage problems.
August 10, 1997 |
Where is everybody going? They're moving. And at several points in your life, you may, too. If you live in the United States, chances are you have moved, whether it was across the street or across the country. Studies show that the average American will move 11.7 times in his or her lifetime, about once every seven years. The best time to relocate, say industry experts, is during the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That explains why you seem to be doing more negotiating with big rigs on the expressway lately; why those lonely "For Sale" signs you have jogged past for months are suddenly slashed with bright, red SOLD strips; why your kid's class swelled by five this year.
January 13, 1994 |
Every time Jesse Wenk looks at the quarter-inch-wide cracks in his walls, he's reminded of it. Every time he sees that his front steps have pulled farther away from his Roxborough home, he can't escape it. Wenk's house on Pensdale Street near Freeland Avenue is sinking. Unbeknown to Wenk, his house, which dates from the 1920s, was built on a former pharmaceutical company dump that was covered over with ash. The ash is now shifting, causing his house to sink. Before long he will have to move.