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March 13, 1986 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
The Gibbsboro Board of Education on Tuesday night accepted the resignation of member Timothy Dombrowski, effective next week. The board was also informed that it could no longer use the services of Joseph Greene Jr. as solicitor because Greene is being awarded a judgeship. Dombrowski said he was resigning after six years' service on the board because he is moving out of the municipality. Because his term will expire in April, the board will not appoint anyone to complete his term.
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May 19, 1989 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, Special to The Inquirer
Paul Maggioncalda, Berlin Borough's superintendent of schools, resigned abruptly last night, one month after the school board had renewed his one- year, $54,590 contract. Maggioncalda cleaned out his desk yesterday and submitted his resignation to the school board about 7:30 p.m. His resignation is effective Oct. 31, but the board relieved him of all duties last night. He will continue to be paid until Oct. 31. Maggioncalda said in his resignation that he was leaving to "pursue other professional opportunities.
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May 7, 2002 | By Mark Stroh INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police Chief Craig Rickard, whose department has been sharply criticized by the Borough Council, has resigned and been replaced by a top aide. Mayor Greg Wall said yesterday that he had "reluctantly" accepted Rickard's resignation during a meeting Friday morning and that he had appointed Sgt. Albert DiValentino acting chief. Councilman Fred Fellmeth described the resignation as Rickard "falling on the sword for the transgressions of a minority of officers in the department.
NEWS
April 23, 1989 | By Peter Van Allen, Special to The Inquirer
Two-term Hainesport Mayor Michael J. McMullen's resignation will be officially ruled upon at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting, township officials said. McMullen's letter of resignation, slated for review by township solicitor Bennett E. Bozarth, was entered into the record last Tuesday at a committee work session. Committee members were reluctant to act on the resignation, according to Committeeman Charles W. Gray. "We're not quite sure how to handle this," he said. "We just want to know the legal way to do it. " Township officials said McMullen abruptly walked out of an April 11 committee meeting when resident George Gauvry, a Zoning Board member, accused him of a "lack of leadership.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | By Dwight Ott, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The head of the agency in Camden that has the power to buy or take private and public land for development submitted his resignation last week. Thomas Roberts, 50, executive director of the city's Redevelopment Agency, said the resignation is effective June 30. "It's been 12 years," said Roberts. "It's time for a change. " The powerful agency has the ability to designate developers for projects within the approximately 10 redevelopment areas of the city, take land by eminent domain in those areas, and transfer property without posting it on a competitive city auction.
NEWS
April 2, 1987 | By Bob Tulini, Special to The Inquirer
The Magnolia Council last night unanimously accepted the resignation of borough tax collector Maria Capuzzi. Capuzzi said in a letter received by the council Tuesday that she wanted her resignation retroactive to March 19. She did not give a reason in her letter for quitting, but she had been under fire from the council. Contacted at her home after last night's meeting, Capuzzi declined to comment on her resignation. Last month, Capuzzi said she had not been to work since the middle of February and had failed to attend three council meetings called especially to discuss her job performance and alleged record-keeping problems in the tax collection office because of "nervous tension, stress and pressure" related to her job. At that time, Mayor Catherine M. Quigley said Capuzzi had continued to use a record-keeping method that the council twice last year asked her to change.
NEWS
August 14, 1986 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Haverford Township Board of Commissioners has agreed to try to "clear the air" concerning the resignation last month of Justine Hocker as director of the township library, but it has fallen short of asking her to reconsider her resignation. The commissioners were presented Monday night with a petition, containing more than 170 names, that urged Hocker to remain as librarian. The petition revived questions about her resignation, which many township observers said they believed had been forced by John Toal, a member of the library board of trustees.
NEWS
February 15, 1986 | By Dwight Ott, Inquirer Staff Writer
Woodlynne's police chief and a patrolman have submitted letters of resignation to the borough council, which unanimously accepted them at a meeting Thursday night. Mayor William Terrell said that the resignation of Police Chief Wilmer B. Wood is effective March 12 and that Patrolman Louis Hannon's resignation is effective Feb. 24. Terrell said he thought that morale problems were common in the police department and blamed poor management for the problems. Wood said in an interview yesterday that he thought the department was being effectively run. Wood has been a member of the department in the Camden County town for almost 12 years and has been chief since November 1982.
NEWS
October 21, 1997 | By Andrew Rice, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Herb Greenwood, vice chairman of Tredyffrin's board of supervisors and a longtime advocate of township parks, has resigned because of health problems, the board announced at its meeting last night. "This is the hardest letter I've had to write," began Greenwood's resignation letter, dated Oct. 10, to board chairwoman Judy DiFilippo. "But I can no longer do a credible job. " Greenwood, who suffers from lung cancer and emphysema, has been absent from the board since he was rushed from an supervisors meeting to Bryn Mawr Hospital with a collapsed lung on Aug. 18. "Herb Greenwood is a great guy, and it's a real loss to the township to have him in the position where he has to resign because of health reasons," said Supervisor Paul Olsen.
NEWS
September 23, 1990 | By Robert DiGiacomo, Special to The Inquirer
Ivy L. Plis, the hard-working Voorhees Township committeewoman who has championed recycling and environmental issues, could announce her resignation during tomorrow night's committee meeting. Plis, 44, who with running mate Gary Finger in 1985 gave Republicans a four-member majority on the Township Committee, is expected to resign soon to join her husband, Michael, in Waterford, Conn. Michael Plis in February started a new job with a Waterford insurance firm, and their two children started school there the first week of this month.
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August 18, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, who was convicted Monday of perjury and other crimes, will resign Wednesday, her once-promising career in state politics felled by a fixation on seeking revenge against enemies that led her to break the law. In a statement announcing her intention to step down, Kane, 50, the state's first woman and first Democrat elected to the office, said only: "I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and...
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July 23, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITERS
Temple University announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement for its embattled president, Neil D. Theobald, to resign effective Aug. 1. The agreement came as the board was poised to meet and vote on dismissing Theobald, faulting him for a $22 million deficit in the university's financial aid budget and his dismissal of provost Hai-Lung Dai three weeks ago. Theobald will receive a year's sabbatical at full salary - $725,000, including base...
BUSINESS
July 13, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
In a sign of deepening turmoil, Hershey Trust board member Joan E. Steel resigned her position at the troubled $12.3 billion charity for impoverished children as the giant charity faces its latest investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The office has set a July 31 deadline for the trust to comply with its demands for reforms, which include the removal of three long-standing board members and other governance changes. Steel, who lives in the Chicago area, was not one of the three board members the attorney general has been seeking to remove.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
It was clear throughout the trial that Chaka Fattah never thought it would happen - never thought it could happen - that he would really lose it all. Through four weeks of damning testimony, the 11-term congressman who had so long dominated the stratosphere of Philly politics came across as all cool confidence and smiles. He smiled after prosecutors explained how he orchestrated an illegal $1 million loan for his floundering 2007 mayoral campaign and then paid it back with stolen money.
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June 25, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Jonathan Tamari, and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
Chaka Fattah resigned his U.S. House seat effective immediately Thursday, a day after Republican leaders balked at his plan to remain in Congress for three months following his conviction on federal corruption charges. In a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, the Philadelphia Democrat wrote that he had hoped to resign Oct. 3 - a day before his sentencing - to ensure an orderly transition. "However, out of respect for the entire House leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House's work for the people, I have changed my effective date," the letter said.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Jonathan Tamari, and Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITERS
Update: U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah on Thursday sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing he is resigning immediately. Earlier story: U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah told congressional leaders Wednesday that he intends to resign in three months, following his conviction this week on federal corruption charges. But whether he stays that long may not be up to him. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) called on the Philadelphia Democrat to step down "immediately. " Republicans were mounting a vote to expel Fattah even before he submitted his resignation letter, and they could still push to kick him out. "Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives," Ryan said in a statement late Wednesday.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's conviction on federal corruption charges prompted calls for his resignation Tuesday, while longtime colleagues lamented his fate. "The jury spoke, and the criminal justice process went forward," Mayor Kenney said at a news conference in Washington. Kenney declined to state that Fattah (D., Pa.) should step down, but said the congressman's district needs a representative who is able to vote. House ethics rules bar members with criminal convictions from voting on legislation.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
Richard S. Newman, director of the Library Company of Philadelphia for the last two years, has resigned due to family health issues, according to Hal Rosenberg, president of the institution's board of trustees. "I'm truly sad to be departing LCP now," Newman wrote in an email. "But I must return to family in western New York. It is the right thing to do. " Rosenberg said the Library Company board had appointed a committee to conduct a national search for a new director. A transition committee will oversee institutional affairs until the search has been completed.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - In the controversial email that helped fuel his resignation last week, Gov. Wolf's top environmental officer used expletives and taunts to needle advocates into actively lobbying for changes in gas drilling and other environmental protection regulations, according to a copy of the message obtained by the Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Where the f- were you people yesterday?" John Quigley, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, wrote on April 13 to environmental groups.
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May 22, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - John Quigley, a longtime environmental advocate and fixture in Pennsylvania politics, resigned Friday as the state's top environmental officer, days after a private email he wrote stoked the latest controversy over his tenure. The Wolf administration would not say why Quigley abruptly left his post as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. Gov. Wolf named the DEP's policy director, Patrick McDonnell, as acting secretary. "I thank John Quigley for his service to the commonwealth, and I look forward to working with Patrick McDonnell," the governor said in a statement.
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