March 27, 2002 |
With nobody yet named as the new president of the Convention Center, one of the building's longtime former executives, Robert Williams, will step in to help manage daily operations for about six weeks. "Until we have a day-to-day replacement, Bob Williams is going to help me," the center's president, Robert Butera, said yesterday. "Everyone respects him, and he knows the business. " In January, Butera, 67, announced he would resign this year to focus on his battle with cancer.
February 23, 2005 |
Just what the Haddonfield boys' basketball team needs - yet another offensive threat. In shooting a blistering 29 for 46, Haddonfield rolled to a 69-54 win over host Sterling last night to clinch its second straight Colonial Valley Conference title. The Bulldogs (21-1 overall, 18-0 conference) got contributions from the usual cast of characters. Brian Zoubek had 23 points (shooting 10 for 14), 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Blake Wilson had 14 points, and Derek Heckendorn and Vinnie Ciecka combined for 11 points and 12 rebounds.
August 20, 2014 |
His Sept. 9 album release has been canceled and his lawyer says he's losing a fortune, but the Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill won't be getting out of prison before mid-October, a city judge ruled Monday. After an often-acrimonious 90-minute hearing in a courtroom packed with the jailed hip-hop artist's supporters, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley said she saw no signs Mill - real name Robert Williams - has changed his ways since she imprisoned him July 11. "I'm not going to do it," Brinkley told defense attorney Dennis J. Cogan after he asked for Williams' immediate release from a three- to six-month sentence for violating his probation on a 2009 drug and gun conviction.
December 9, 2014
I USED TO not understand why anyone would go out of their way to help Meek Mill get out of prison. His music is profane. His lyrics can be crude. It's clear that he needs to respect the law, and that at 27 he still has a lot of growing up to do. But I have nothing but respect for the three men who counseled Mill during his recent jail time. Maybe Mill is on a better road now. He has had some good role models lately: the Rev. Damone B. Jones Sr., senior pastor of Bible Way Baptist Church in West Philly; Chad Dion Lassiter, president of Black Men at Penn School of Social Work Inc.; and Howard Brown, a Goldman Sachs alum who heads his own finance firm, Brown Holdings International.
May 2, 2014
A story about the Pennsylvania Ballet in Wednesday's Inquirer misstated the number of new works presented during Roy Kaiser's tenure as artistic director. The company added 90 new works to its repertoire, including 34 world premieres and 56 company premieres. The "Photo of the Day" in some editions Wednesday was published with the caption for a different photo. The correct caption for the photo above is: Robert Williams, known professionally as the rapper Meek Mill, arrives at the federal courthouse at Sixth and Market Streets, where his lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia over an arrest is being heard.
January 18, 1989 |
A radio station employee who police said fatally wounded a North Philadelphia teenager after the youth repeatedly stabbed him during a robbery in Center City on Monday night remained hospitalized yesterday in guarded but stable condition. David Smith, 25, who was confronted and robbed by a group of about 10 youths on Chestnut Street near 17th Street, was in Hahnemann University Hospital with wounds of the ear, back of the head and lower back. A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office said no decision had been reached on whether to lodge charges against Smith, of the 4900 block of Monument Road, in the stabbing death of Robert Williams, 15, of the 1600 block of North Bouvier Street.
July 25, 2014 |
Lawyers for the imprisoned Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill filed a motion for parole Wednesday in their continuing effort to stop the financial damage to his concert and recording career. Since he was sent to prison on July 11, Mill - real name Robert Williams - has missed at least two concert dates and his recording company has warned that his continuing imprisonment could endanger the Sept. 9 release of his next album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. The motion, filed in Common Pleas Court by attorney Dennis J. Cogan, asks for Williams' immediate release and maintains that he did not violate probation.
August 15, 2012 |
Jesse Harris, Robert Williams, and James Gillard didn't become North Philly corner-store operators for name recognition. They already had it. Especially Harris and Gillard, who have gone from notorious to much-needed in the 30-plus years since they put their thuggish ways behind them. Once members of the ruthless 21st and Norris Street gang, Harris and Gillard, along with Williams, now feed senior citizens during Thanksgiving, host block parties, and offer financial assistance for neighbors in need through their 14-year-old nonprofit, the Norris Street Community Committee.
March 11, 2015 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie should nominate an attorney general to be confirmed by the Senate, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Monday, arguing that process was key to preserving the independence of the office. Sweeney's remarks came as the attorney general's and governor's offices have come under scrutiny for settling a pollution case with ExxonMobil Corp. for $225 million after prosecutors had sought an $8.9 billion judgment at trial last year. A former commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection contended last week that Christie's chief counsel, Christopher Porrino, had "elbowed aside" the acting attorney general and pushed for the settlement.