February 6, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D., N.J.) created a political shock wave Tuesday when he announced that he would resign Feb. 18 after more than 23 years in the House. But the fight to succeed him is unlikely to carry any such surprises. There almost never are in South Jersey Democratic politics. Andrews, who has a long-running House ethics inquiry hanging over him, said he was taking a job as head of government relations at the Philadelphia law firm Dilworth Paxson. He called the move a family decision, not a response to the investigation.
January 25, 2014 |
The 76ers will sign Dewayne Dedmon to a second 10-day contract Friday, a league source said. The Sixers originally added the 7-foot, 255-pounder on a 10-day contract Jan. 14, making him the first player signed by the franchise since Dan Orton was waived Jan. 7. A center, Dedmon was called up from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League and has averaged 3.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, one blocked shot, and 14.8 minutes in five games with...
January 13, 2014 |
TERRY GILLEN, a top aide to Mayor Nutter who is rumored to be mulling a run for his job, is leaving the administration, she announced yesterday. Gillen, the city's first director of federal affairs, will leave in about two weeks. She said her new job will be to work on "economic-development policy" for two nonprofits. She declined to name them - the details of her position are still being worked out - but she said one is in Philadelphia and one is not. "It was just a good offer, and it gave me a chance to work on job-creation issues," Gillen said.
January 12, 2014 |
MOUNT HOLLY Former Mount Holly Mayor Richard Dow said Friday that he was resigning from the township council, effective immediately, due to health reasons. His one-year term as mayor, which was decided by a vote of the nonpartisan council, ended last month, and he had one year left on a four-year council term. "My health-care providers advised me that at this point, it would be unrealistic to estimate a return date," he said, adding that he is on medical leave from his job at Verizon, where he works on cables.
January 10, 2014 |
Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper are unrestricted free agents this offseason, but it's possible the Eagles can re-sign the two homegrown receivers. Maclin started his first four seasons before missing the entire 2013 season because of a knee injury. Cooper replaced Maclin in the lineup and had a productive season. Both have value. With DeSean Jackson already under contract - and potentially requiring a restructured deal - the Eagles must determine if they have enough money to pay both free-agent wide receivers and if there's enough playing time to go around.
January 8, 2014 |
JEREMY MACLIN said he was "pretty sure everything's going to work itself out," as the Eagles packed boxes and headed into the offseason yesterday at NovaCare. Reading between the lines, it seems unlikely Maclin will break the bank elsewhere as a free-agent wide receiver coming off an ACL tear in his right knee and a missed season. General manager Howie Roseman has indicated in the past he is interested in bringing back the player who caught more passes through his first four seasons (258)
December 6, 2013 |
LIKE MANY Philadelphians, Roxborough resident Anthony Hollis thinks that politicians should have to resign from their posts before running for new ones. "They should resign so they can dedicate themselves to more effectively do one job," Hollis said. So Hollis presumably would object to a proposed ballot question from Councilman David Oh that, if voters approve, would end the city's "resign-to-run" rule and allow officials to keep their jobs while running for new offices. But after reading the 48-word question, which voters may see in the May primary, Hollis believed the proposed change actually would create a resign-to-run policy and said he would vote, "Yes.
December 5, 2013 |
MARCUS HOOK Mayor James Schiliro has resigned, a month before his term was to expire. Last month, Schiliro was found guilty in Delaware County Court of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor. On Monday, Schiliro sent a letter to the Borough Council tendering his resignation. "We accepted it," said Borough Solicitor Mark Much. Council President Gene Taylor, who was elected mayor in the November election, will serve as acting mayor until he is sworn in, Much said.
December 5, 2013 |
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien announced Tuesday night that he is losing two members of his staff with the resignations of linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden and quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher. O'Brien said that both coaches will pursue other opportunities. "I appreciate all of Ron and Charlie's hard work and thank them for their dedication and service to Penn State," O'Brien said in a statement. "I wish them well in all their future endeavors. " The university announced the departures 24 hours after FightOnState.com first reported the news.
December 4, 2013 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ed Snider sounded like he was blindsided on Monday morning. Peter Luukko had just informed him he was stepping down as president of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. "We've had better days," Snider, the club's chairman, said in a telephone interview after Luukko's stunning decision. "It came out of the blue, but I guess he gave it a lot of thought over the holidays and decided to do other things with his life. " Added Snider: "We'll survive, but he's done a hell of a job and he will be hard to replace.