July 28, 2015 |
WHEN AN elected official's chief of staff resigns it's usually a bad thing for the person resigning or the office or the elected official. But last week's resignation of Gov. Wolf's chief of staff, Katie McGinty, is a good thing. Maybe even a trifecta: good for Wolf, good for the stalled state budget and good for McGinty, who seems poised to run for the U.S. Senate. It's good for Wolf because McGinty was an odd fit for chief of staff from the start. She ran against Wolf in the 2014 Democratic primary, so clearly she believed she'd be a better governor.
July 24, 2015 |
Melissa Murray Bailey, the Republican nominee for mayor of Philadelphia, called Wednesday for the immediate resignation of the head of the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections, vowing to "reform this corrupt institution. " A spokeswoman for Democratic nominee Jim Kenney said Wednesday that L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams would not keep his job in a Kenney administration. "If Jim's elected, Carlton Williams won't be the L&I commissioner in 2016," said Lauren Hitt, the spokeswoman.
July 16, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Tuesday that she would not resign if she is formally charged with leaking secret information in an effort to embarrass her political foes. Kane acknowledged that her attorneys recently met with Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman's office, which is reviewing whether Kane should face obstruction and other charges. Kane allegedly leaked grand jury information to a Philadelphia newspaper last year to punish her critics - and then lied about it under oath.
July 10, 2015 |
The chairman of the South Street Headhouse District has resigned over accusations of misappropriating organization funds. Dan Christensen, co-owner of the Copabanana and Redwood restaurants on South Street, stepped down as chairman June 10, said Michael Harris, the district's executive director. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is investigating Christensen's handling of the district's finances. Harris said his organization's programs and projects would not be affected.
July 3, 2015 |
Paul Kihn, the Philadelphia School District's deputy superintendent, has resigned, officials confirmed Wednesday. Kihn, who was Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.'s second-in-command, has been with the district for three years. He was paid $210,000 a year. He and his family are moving back to Washington. Kihn came to the district from the global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. He was one of a handful of officials from the Washington area who followed Hite, former superintendent of schools for Prince George's County, Md., to Philadelphia.
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.