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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.
NEWS
March 12, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel H. Weiss, president of Haverford College, is leaving after only two years to head the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, officials announced Tuesday. His presidential tenure is the shortest in Haverford's 181-year history, though the previous leader, Stephen G. Emerson, wasn't there much longer - four years. "Although my time at Haverford has been relatively brief, my experience here has been profound," Weiss, 57, said in an e-mail to the Haverford community.
SPORTS
February 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Schultz started the season as the Flyers' seventh defenseman but entered the lineup after Braydon Coburn broke his foot in the opener. Not only has Schultz been a regular ever since, he has arguably been the team's top defenseman. On Wednesday, he was rewarded, signing a two-year, $4.5 million deal with a salary-cap hit of $2.25 million per season. He was signed as a free agent last summer for $1.25 million. Schultz, 32, has provided steady defense and has lately been on the top pairing with Mark Streit.
SPORTS
February 11, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood girls' basketball coach John Gallagher announced his resignation on Monday afternoon amid allegations that he sent anonymous e-mails to college coaches in an effort to ruin the NCAA eligibility of rival players. Gallagher was called as a witness in a lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court filed by former Neumann-Goretti coach Letty Santarelli. Santarelli, who resigned in October, is suing Stephen Skedzielewski, whom she replaced as coach in 2012. Santarelli is seeking more than $50,000 in damages for libel, slander, and misrepresentation of character.
NEWS
February 5, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
For a public corruption case, the one against former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord seemed to move at a breathtaking pace. Over just a few days, McCord resigned, publicly confessed his crimes in a video, and agreed to plead guilty to extortion. The agreement, announced Monday, came less than two months after federal investigators first confronted him with recordings in which he shook down potential donors to his 2014 gubernatorial campaign with threats to their government contracts.
NEWS
February 1, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges that he used his office to strong-arm political contributors during his failed gubernatorial bid last year, his lawyers said Friday. McCord, in a video statement, apologized for what he called a mistake, saying he "stepped over the line" in dealing with two potential donors in spring 2014. "I essentially said the potential contributors should not risk making an enemy of the state treasurer," he said.
NEWS
January 31, 2015 | By Angela Couloumbis, Jeremy Roebuck, and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - State Treasurer Rob McCord said Thursday that he was stepping down after six years in office, as signs emerged that he is under scrutiny by federal authorities. Investigators have been asking about McCord's campaign fund-raising in recent months, according to several sources close to the examination. The focus and extent of the inquiry are unclear. McCord, who submitted his resignation to Gov. Wolf on Thursday morning, did not respond to requests for comment. His spokesman, Gary Tuma, said in a statement that "this is not a matter on which the Treasury Department can comment.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Regardless of what he claims, Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney launched his campaign for mayor Tuesday. He did so by inviting reporters to his City Hall office to announce that he planned to resign from Council on Thursday, after 23 years as an at-large member. There was never any doubt about the session's true import, however. "Clearly a resignation is a big step," he said, "and it shows I have the intention to follow through and move forward on what people have been speculating about.
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