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April 24, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., president of Stockton University since 2003, will step down this year, the school announced Wednesday, as it struggles to salvage its proposed Atlantic City Boardwalk campus. His departure comes amid internal criticism of the university's governance and a lack of transparency. Voting by faculty and staff concludes Thursday in a referendum on Saatkamp's leadership. Saatkamp's resignation letter to the board of trustees, dated Tuesday, cites "past and present health considerations and the demands I expect of myself from the office.
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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.
NEWS
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Police Chief Craig Rickard, whose department has been sharply criticized by the Borough Council, has resigned and been replaced by a top aide.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.
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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.
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April 24, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., president of Stockton University since 2003, will step down this year, the school announced Wednesday, as it struggles to salvage its proposed Atlantic City Boardwalk campus. His departure comes amid internal criticism of the university's governance and a lack of transparency. Voting by faculty and staff concludes Thursday in a referendum on Saatkamp's leadership. Saatkamp's resignation letter to the board of trustees, dated Tuesday, cites "past and present health considerations and the demands I expect of myself from the office.
NEWS
April 21, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Less than a day after Mayor Nutter convened his police-reform task force, one of its members resigned amid controversy over his own teenage criminal background. Edwin Desamour, an anti-violence activist who works with at-risk teens, served more than eight years in prison for his involvement in a 1989 street fight that killed a police officer's son. Desamour was one of 24 named Friday to the Police Community Oversight Board. Mark McDonald, a spokesman for the mayor, said Sunday that Desamour immediately offered his resignation when police objected to his inclusion on the panel, which is tasked with tightening rules on police use of force and overseeing departmental reforms.
SPORTS
April 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Richardson is open to re-signing with the 76ers this summer. The 34-year-old envisions himself in a similar role to the one he had this season. He would mentor his young teammates, be a positive influence and receive some playing time - maybe just not as the starting shooting guard. "I don't have a problem coming back here," said Richardson, whose contract expires in June. "I like every guy in this locker room, believe it or not. . . . And I love coach Brett [Brown]. He's one of my favorite coaches of all time.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
John H. O'Brien, a state police lieutenant who was named director of the New Jersey medical marijuana program more than three years ago, has resigned. O'Brien retired and his family is relocating, said Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health, in response to an e-mail asking for information on O'Brien's April 4 resignation. In a statement, O'Brien, 54, who was with the state police for 26 years, said he was "grateful for the opportunity to be a part of one of the more significant social changes in recent history.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed starting defensive lineman Cedric Thornton to a one-year deal on Monday, an expected move after the team used a second-round tender on the restricted free agent. By signing the tender, Thornton will make $2.356 million in 2015 and become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. If another team tried signing Thornton to an offer sheet before April 24, the Eagles would have had the chance to match the offer or receive a second-round pick if they passed. Thornton, 26, has started every game for the Eagles since Chip Kelly became the coach in 2013.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015
EAGLES DEFENSIVE end Cedric Thornton signed his 1-year restricted free agent tender yesterday. Thornton, who turns 27 in June, will make $2.356 million this season. The Birds' 2011 draft was a disaster - of the 11 selections, only center Jason Kelce has made a continuing impact. But Thornton, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Arkansas, has been a bright spot. The Eagles still have yet to sign restricted free-agent running back Chris Polk or exclusive rights free agent Jeff Maehl.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Tuesday stood by embattled state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, saying that despite her looming legal problems, she still can carry out the duties of her office and does not need to resign. In an interview in the Capitol, Wolf acknowledged that Kane, the first woman and Democrat elected to the office, must work to keep the public's support as she awaits a decision on whether she will face criminal charges. But that doesn't mean she needs to step down, he said.
NEWS
April 5, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just months into his third term, State Rep. Joe Hackett (R., Delaware) is resigning, effective April 30. The announcement was made late Thursday. Hackett - who before holding the seat had a 26-year career in law enforcement - said he is exploring plans to return to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office criminal division, according to the statement. "Coming from a family of blue bloods - my grandfather, wife, father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and three nephews - I've realized law enforcement is not just a career.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Deputy Mayor of Transportation Rina Cutler, who also worked for Ed Rendell's mayoral and gubernatorial administrations, is leaving next month for a senior position at Amtrak. Mayor Nutter named Cutler - who spent decades in transportation management with Boston and San Francisco and with PennDot and the Philadelphia Parking Authority - to his staff in March 2008. Among her responsibilities were the Streets Department, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Philadelphia International Airport.
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