December 31, 2015 |
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney, who as a Philadelphia city councilman was known for his off-the-cuff and at times controversial comments, on Tuesday announced two appointments to the team charged with managing his communications. Lauren Hitt, his current spokeswoman, will serve as communications director. In a news release she sent out, Hitt said that before joining Kenney's campaign, she worked as press secretary for the Democratic nominee in the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial race, Ed FitzGerald, and as a deputy communications director on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's election campaign.
March 12, 2015 |
JAMES GERARD BECKER III, whose friends called him Ray or Jib, would have gotten such a kick out of yesterday's Eagles quarterback trade, his family said last night. The Kensington CAPA High School senior "would have had a field day with that," said his uncle Tony Becker, standing in a small kitchen in his brother's house. The teen's father, James G. Becker Jr., chimed in: "He wanted to work in sports any way he could get into it. " But his son's career dream was dashed Thursday when he was accidentally shot by classmate Ivan Oberholtzer inside Oberholtzer's bedroom in Kensington, a police spokeswoman said last night.
November 22, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office found itself in the awkward position Thursday of having to acknowledge that it had misspoken on the pornographic e-mail scandal. In a statement, Renee Martin, spokeswoman for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, said she "misspoke" when she said Kane would not bring criminal charges related to the pornographic images her office discovered when reviewing e-mails of state employees. "In fact," Martin said, "the attorney general has not made a decision one way or the other.
March 21, 2014 |
HE CLAIMS TO be the man with the magic touch on his website, a master of illusion who creates an "intimate" feeling for all his audiences. But Jeffrey Leach, who uses the stage name Jeff Carson, doesn't divulge that he's also a registered sex offender on the New Jersey Megan's Law database for an incident involving an underage girl. A loophole in the law allows him to continue to work with children. "Offender inappropriately touched victim and had victim touch him inappropriately over a 6 year period," the Megan's Law site states on Leach's profile.
February 16, 2014 |
Snow, ice, and power outages have forced some area colleges to shut down for as many as eight days since the start of the second semester in mid-January, putting them in a position of scrambling to make up the time before the school year ends. Some have asked professors to use more online lectures, journals, blogs, quizzes, database research, and other methods that do not require face-to-face meetings. Others are taking different approaches. Villanova University will begin offering instruction on Sundays to make up for seven lost days.
December 28, 2012 |
THERE WAS no trumpet fanfare, no confetti thrown. When the new 7-Eleven opened Thursday at 10th and Filbert streets in Center City, passersby unfamiliar with the area would never know it was the store's first day of business, save for the sparkle of the countertops and a scribbled note taped to the door. That's partly because the convenience-store chain plans grand-opening celebrations a full month after actual openings, using the first month to fix glitches and get a feel for customers' buying habits.
November 11, 2012
About 2,200 Peco customers lost power for nearly three hours Friday night in the Montgomeryville area, a spokeswoman said. The outage occurred sometime after 6, said spokeswoman Liz Williamson. A downed power line caused the blackout, and power was restored about 8:45. - Robert Moran
November 10, 2012
About 2,200 Peco customers lost power early Friday evening in the Montgomeryville area, a spokeswoman said. The outage occurred sometime after 6 p.m., said spokeswoman Liz Williamson. A downed power line caused the blackout, and power was restored about 8:45 p.m. - Robert Moran
June 22, 2012 |
Sarah Howard Widman, 67, of Trappe, spokeswoman for Ursinus College from 1990 until she retired in 2009, died Tuesday, June 19, at Phoenixville Hospital of a myelodysplastic syndrome, which affects the blood and the bone marrow. Mrs. Widman was president in 2005 of the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, now known as the Association of Communicators in Education. She earned its Don Hale Award for Service in 2009. Her husband, George, a retired photographer for the Associated Press in Philadelphia, said her work as a newspaper reporter in Upstate New York groomed her for her Ursinus career.