July 3, 2014
Leslie S. Richards, a Montgomery County commissioner, has been elected to chair the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the nine-county agency that funnels federal transportation funding to the Philadelphia region. Richards replaces James Simpson, who resigned last month as New Jersey transportation commissioner. Simpson's successor will be the vice chair of the DVRPC board. The other newly elected officers are Camden Mayor Dana Redd, secretary, and Ronald Henry, Gov. Corbett's representative, treasurer.
June 21, 1997 |
It has been a remarkably quiet season for the annual 3-year-old legions of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, but Lukas will have an opportunity to make a little noise this afternoon at Delaware Park when Leestown tops the field for the $150,000 Leonard Richards Stakes. Owned by the Overbrook Farm and ridden by Jose Velez Jr., Leestown won a minor stake earlier in the Delaware meeting and recently beat older opponents in an allowance test at Monmouth Park. The son of the great Seattle Slew has won his last three starts on the dirt, separated by a poor showing on the turf last month.
July 14, 1992 |
The Rev. Bella Delores Richards, associate pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, died Thursday. She was 52 and lived in Southwest Philadelphia. Richards joined Mount Olive in 1968 and served there as a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Pastor's Aide Club and the J.R. Bruce Ensemble. She also taught the Monday night Bible class. She became associate pastor shortly after she was ordained on July 30, 1989, by the Rev. Joseph R. Bruce. "She really enjoyed preaching, spreading the word of the Lord.
January 16, 2015 |
Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie S. Richards has been nominated by the incoming Wolf administration to serve as state transportation secretary. In a statement Wednesday, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf touted Richards' bipartisan work on the county board and said she "has built a reputation professionally and politically of finding common ground. " Richards, 47, who began her career in civil engineering and project management, has helped secure and steer millions of dollars in federal, state, and local transportation funds across Southeastern Pennsylvania in recent years.
February 4, 1999 |
Since Mark Richards began his pro hockey career in 1992, he has played for nine different teams. Moncton (New Brunswick), Fort Wayne, Toledo, Tallahassee, Carolina, Winston-Salem, Saint John (N.B.) and Chicago. Play hockey and see the United States and Canada. Richards, a former Germantown Academy goaltender who graduated from Central Bucks East High, is playing this season for the Pee Dee Pride, an East Coast Hockey League team. The Pride is based in Florence, S.C. "We're the fourth smallest market in the league, but we average almost 6,000," Richards, 29, said.
May 28, 2010 |
ON THE SURFACE, the comparison seems valid. Rick MacLeish was an anchor on the Flyers' two Stanley Cup title teams, often overlooked as other, more loquacious teammates shined and accepted the spotlight. Sort of like Simon Gagne. "No," said MacLeish. "I don't think so. He's a winger. I was a centerman. I'm in the play more than he is. " The more logical comparison becomes obvious, then. "It'd be more like [Mike] Richards, I think," MacLeish said. Yes, it would.
June 30, 2009
WHEN MIKE RICHARDS was named captain of the Flyers last September, I questioned the decision. Not because I don't like Richards and not because I don't think he's a leader. I just thought the Flyers were dropping too much too soon on the then-23-year-old face of the franchise, too much on someone who had just signed that huge, long contract, too much on an unmarried guy still getting used to the glare that comes with being an athletic superstar in a hockey-intense city. One summer later, Paul Holmgren's trade for 34-year-old Chris Pronger bears this out. Jay Bouwmeester was younger, faster, a seemingly perfect mesh for the Flyers' young core, at least at first glance.
March 19, 1998 |
When Allen "Omar" Richards heard police were trying to pin a murder rap on him in 1990, he headed for the border. The Canadian border. Later, a key witness against him would go south, refusing to repeat a statement allegedly implicating Richards. Richards, 30, should have stayed put, said his lawyer Joseph C. Santaguida yesterday. "He didn't kill anyone," Santaguida said after a jury acquitted Richards of the fatal shooting of Locksley Mudie, 35, of Windrim Avenue near Broad Street, and the shooting and wounding of Roy Green, of Thompson Street, which left him paralyzed on June 2, 1990.
February 27, 1988 |
Health Secretary N. Mark Richards yesterday announced the appointment of a coordinator for AIDS programs and pledged that the projects would be expanded despite limited state funding. Richards, at a news conference, said he had appointed Rodger L. Beatty, past president of a Harrisburg AIDS support group, as his special assistant for state AIDS-related programs. Beatty, who worked previously with the department's drug and alcohol programs, will oversee AIDS projects for education, counseling, tracking, testing and relations with other agencies.
January 12, 1996 |
Did Gerald Richards do society a favor by killing former Junior Black Mafia member Julius "JC" Pickard? That's what Richards's lawyer, John B. Elbert, contends. Elbert caused a stir yesterday at a hearing that ended with Municipal Court Judge Morton Krase's ordering Richards, 23, held for trial on murder and weapons charges stemming from the Dec. 6 slaying. Calling Pickard a "low-life, no-good scumbag who deserves to be dead," Elbert said his client "did society a favor.