April 9, 2015 |
David Samson, who chaired the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey when the agency became embroiled in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal, is retiring from the law firm he founded. Samson resigned from the Port Authority board in March 2014 as Gov. Christie, a possible Republican presidential contender, sought to move past the controversy. But Samson remained a presence at Wolff & Samson, the West Orange, N.J., firm he cofounded in 1972. The firm announced Tuesday that it was undergoing a leadership transition and would take the name Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C. Samson, 75, will retire this month, the firm said.
April 7, 2015 |
ANYONE with a problem, no matter how severe - or even how minor - could count on a listening ear from Clinton H. Muir. "If you needed it, he would plead a case for you," said his longtime companion, Goldie Kennedy. "He was a magnificent man, very generous, and always reaching out to help someone. " Clinton Muir, retired administrator for the Social Security Administration, a devoted churchman and civic leader, died last Monday of a heart attack. He was 93 and lived in Oak Lane.
April 3, 2015 |
THE EAGLES yesterday announced the retirement of 65-year-old Harold Carmichael, who lost his player development role early in the Chip Kelly regime and since has been working in fan relations. The team said Carmichael, an Eagles Hall of Fame receiver, will continue to work informally as an ambassador for the team. "I have so many memories. I grew up as a football player in this city and with this team and it was special," Carmichael, whose 579 catches for 8,978 yards remain franchise records, told the Eagles' website.
April 1, 2015 |
During his 54-year career, Bill Fritz and the men and women he trained won enough championships, titles, and honors to fill a trophy room. Or a hall of fame. But what the beloved cross country and track and field coach most wants to show me is a black-and-white photo of his father, Eugene. "I can't say enough about him," says Fritz, 76, who retired from Rowan University in 2014 after coaching 69 NCAA Division 3 national champions, 277 All-Americans, and 44 NJAC champions. He also trained four-time NCAA champion javelin-thrower Mike Juskus.
March 26, 2015 |
William G. Hamilton was a member of the Fairmount Park Guards when the FBI National Academy invited him to its three-month course at Quantico, Va. About 220 officers, including those from "international law enforcement agencies," attend the courses, the Academy website states. And, said Mr. Hamilton's son, William J., "less than 1 percent of law enforcement officers in the U.S. have the distinction of being graduates," as he was. There was another advantage. "He missed the 1964 Phillies' collapse," his son said.
March 20, 2015 |
Robert L. Tatum Sr., 79, of Camden, who retired in 1992 as a detective lieutenant in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, died of heart problems Saturday, March 14, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Born in Camden, Mr. Tatum graduated from Camden High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Glassboro State College in 1981, daughter Donna Drummonds said. He was a Camden City police officer from 1960 to 1977, serving for a time as a detective sergeant, she said.
March 19, 2015 |
James A. Woods, 74, of Mullica Hill, who retired in 1992 as a Philadelphia police sergeant, died Saturday, March 14, of pneumonia at home. Mr. Woods joined the department in September 1967 and was promoted to sergeant in April 1990, a police spokeswoman said. Born in Philadelphia, he grew up near 29th and Dickinson Streets in Grays Ferry and attended Edward E. Bok Technical High School. Mr. Woods helped prepare bread for a South Philadelphia bakery at the same time that he worked for one of the Philadelphia sites of the Horn & Hardart Automat chain.
March 16, 2015 |
Here's a quick financial-literacy quiz for you savers and investors out there, courtesy of Wharton professor Olivia S. Mitchell: 1. Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2 percent per year. After 5 years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow? a. More than $102 b. Exactly $102 c. Less than $102 2. Imagine that the interest rate on your savings account was 1 percent per year and inflation was 2 percent per year.
March 6, 2015 |
IN A MOVE sure to please animal-rights activists and the janitors who sweep up behind them, elephants are being phased out at the circus. This means when they travel, they'll no longer have to pack their trunks. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus , who have been parading pachyderms since P.T. Barnum introduced Jumbo in 1882, are putting their elephants out to pasture by 2018. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, still keeps 43 elephants, 13 of which are performing, but soon they all will be retired to the circus' 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida.
March 4, 2015 |
The first question from the audience was asked by Johnny Gaudreau's sister Kaitlin, a sophomore at Gloucester Catholic. "Who's your favorite sibling?" Kaitlin Gaudreau asked of the Gloucester Catholic product who has become known across the continent as "Johnny Hockey. " Back at his old high school for a pep rally and the retirement of his jersey on Monday afternoon, Johnny Gaudreau dealt with the loaded query from his kid sister as deftly as he handles the puck on a three-on-two rush for the Calgary Flames.