June 28, 2015 |
A stoic, old-school manager, Ryne Sandberg showed some emotion Friday in his last day with the Phillies. Sandberg, 55, arrived at Citizens Bank Park at 10 a.m. and then dropped a bombshell on his bosses: He was walking away from this season of endless frustration and consistent losing. Third base coach Pete Mackanin was named the interim manager, the third time he has been in the position. With a 26-48 record entering Friday, the Phillies had the worst mark in Major League Baseball, and the pain from managing a team that last produced a winning season in 2011 was clearly evident.
June 19, 2015 |
COUNCILMAN Ed Neilson , who lost his re-election bid in last month's Democratic primary, confirmed yesterday what Clout first heard a couple weeks ago: He's leaving City Hall early to run in a state House special election. Daily News reporter Wendy Ruderman said Neilson's voice was "thick with emotion" during a nearly five-minute speech from his Council seat. "As Council prepares for summer recess, I won't be heading to the beaches. I hope to be driving back up the turnpike to make certain that our voices are heard here in Philadelphia.
May 14, 2015 |
MATT STANSKI, the school district's chief financial officer since late 2012, will leave his post at the end of June, the district confirmed last night. Stanski, 37, yesterday accepted the position of supervisor for management, budget and planning for the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, the district said in a statement. "I appreciate Matthew Stanski's service to the School District of Philadelphia over the last three years amid extremely challenging fiscal conditions," Superintendent William Hite said in the statement.
April 24, 2015 |
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.
April 21, 2015 |
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.
April 21, 2015 |
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.
April 17, 2015 |
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.
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.
April 15, 2015 |
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.
April 9, 2015 |
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.