July 27, 2012 |
On the day that Reuben Mills, the current chief of Camden's schools, got a boost in both his title and salary, he faced the task of overseeing one of the district's most contentious tasks - moving Lanning Square Elementary students to yet another location. The students, who have been shuffled among various sites in the last decade, including twice last year, will be moved yet again for the start of the next school year. "The community was displeased with Parkside. . . . We looked at what was feasible," Mills said in an interview Wednesday at one of the school's two current locations.
June 12, 2012 |
Hal Jones was a young, long-haired sculptor with a lot of nerve when he showed up with some of his creations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art around 1979. Lucky for him, he did not storm off when the late Anne d'Harnoncourt, the museum's then-director, made more of a fuss over the packaging around his works than the sculptures themselves. Instead, Jones accepted a subcontracting job to build packing crates for the Art Museum. The wisdom of that pride-swallowing decision would be affirmed more than 30 years later when Jones' Philadelphia-based company, Atelier Art Services & Storage, landed what he recently called "the move of maybe the century.
May 11, 2012 |
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May 3, 2012 |
Forty-four percent of corporate executives surveyed by Atlas Van Lines believe the economy will improve in 2012, the moving company said Wednesday. Of 360 executives completing the first-quarter survey, 26 percent said their firms plan to relocate more workers this year than last, while 86 percent of companies will spend as much or more on relocation in 2012 than in 2011. After progressively declining over the past two years, 65 percent of firms are offering relocated employees full reimbursement, far more often than lump sum or partial reimbursement, the Atlas survey showed.
May 1, 2012 |
Because of structural problems at Bayard Taylor Elementary School, about 400 of its students spent the day at Roberto Clemente Middle School. Whether the situation will continue Tuesday or beyond depends on the conclusions of a damage report expected late afternoon, according to school district spokesman Fernando Gallard. Loosened bricks were falling from an exterior wall, probably because of water intrusion, so buses transported students from Taylor this morning and were to return them for dismissal at the end of the day. he said.
April 11, 2012 |
Getting justice for the victims of childhood sexual abuse in Philadelphia might have gotten a little easier Tuesday. In what he called a "major announcement" for the city, Mayor Nutter signed a bill that will relocate the Police Department's Special Victims Unit, the Department of Human Services' Sexual Abuse Investigations Unit, and the Philadelphia Children's Alliance to a single facility on Hunting Park Avenue in North Philadelphia. "This is one step to making city government more efficient, and I would say more humane and sensitive to the victims of abuse," Nutter said.
December 12, 2011 |
What happened to the homeless people who were evicted from under Interstate 95 in Port Richmond last week? The Daily News touched base with four of them Monday. Three were staying in shelters Monday night, and a fourth has been living temporarily in Kensington. After going to Washington last Tuesday with Occupy Philly and Fight for Philly folks to rally for the extension of unemployment insurance, these four and others returned to Philadelphia Friday. Paul Klemmer, 53, an educated man who said he had dropped out of college, said he's still working toward creating a commune with like-minded people.
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.
November 3, 2011 |
Question: I have been married for over 20 years. I love my husband, but I am unhappy because we don't live near my family, and I was promised our hitch in the Midwest was for only five years. He laughs it off and just says, "I won't make as much," or my personal fave, "It won't be the same. " I have been homesick for years. He won't actively look for work, and our kids are both sophomores, one high school, one college. I hate it here. Should I divorce him, since he won't take me seriously?