February 7, 2016 |
Independence Blue Cross has begun moving staff of its AmeriHealth Administrators subsidiary from two suburban offices into the newly renovated 1900 Market St. office building in Center City. The staffers were relocated from Horsham and Fort Washington to the building that "better reflects and supports AHA's collaborative culture and accommodates future growth," Independence spokeswoman Elizabeth H. Sell said Friday in a statement. The insurance provider now occupies 113,000 square feet of the 228,000 square feet that it plans to fill at the building, according its owner Brandywine Realty Trust.
January 19, 2016
NOT EVEN an hour after his Chiefs fell in New England, incumbent Eagles head coach Doug Pederson moved to flesh out his staff. The obvious goal: Familiarity and experience. With only seven seasons as an NFL assistant, the first two spent as a 41-year-old intern, it is fair to question Pederson's bona fides as a coach. Considering his wish list, it is hard to question Pederson's strategy as a hirer. He clearly wants to insulate himself with loyal, accomplished men. A league source said Sunday that, if he has his way, Pederson's chief lieutenants will include a former teammate and two former NFL head coaches who, like Pederson, owe their NFL careers to Andy Reid.
January 2, 2016 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The sidelines and the seats in the Georgia coaches' booth will look significantly different Saturday when the Bulldogs take on Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. A multitude of coaching changes began the day after Georgia's 13-7 victory over Georgia Tech in its final game of the regular season. Mark Richt, the Bulldogs' head coach for 15 seasons, was fired with the intention that he would coach in the bowl game, but he changed his mind after being introduced Dec. 4 as the new head coach at Miami.
December 31, 2015 |
Maggie Lucas leaped to her feet as the tenor of the game changed. She said "Let's go," clenched her fists, and followed with three forceful claps. The Germantown Academy girls' basketball team was within three points. It was the type of enthusiasm and intensity one has come to expect from Lucas, in her first year as an assistant for the Patriots. It's the type of demeanor people first became familiar with when Lucas was herself playing for GA, netting 2,197 points from 2006 to 2010.
December 21, 2015 |
It's sweet to read a great book - and sweet to recommend it to friends, to pass along the pleasure of a good read. In the giving spirit of the holidays, staff members tell us their favorites from this year. Prices are hardback. As books editor, I have some perks and preferences. This was the year of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster), a book that really took off. And everyone should read National Book Award winner Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau)
December 18, 2015
Evelyn S. Lieberman, 71, a public-relations specialist in Washington who as deputy chief of staff under President Bill Clinton helped arrange a job transfer for Monica S. Lewinsky after becoming uneasy about the junior staffer's frequent presence around the Oval Office, died Dec. 12 in Washington. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said a friend, Julie Mason. Ms. Lieberman was known in the capital as the consummate public-relations professional, an adviser who assiduously worked to support her powerful bosses, including, at times, defending them from self-inflicted wounds.
December 11, 2015 |
Police officers will now be assigned to all Evesham Township schools after a 14-year-old boy tried to provoke officers into shooting him this week. Each elementary and middle school in the Evesham Township School District will be staffed with a police officer through the end of December as details for a long-term plan are worked out, officials said Thursday. The move comes after 14-year-old boy was seen with a replica handgun near Van Zant Elementary School on Monday afternoon.
December 9, 2015 |
After reading reports that she was under investigation by a grand jury, state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane lamented in an email that a judge's protective order would prevent her from investigating what she called an "egregious leak. " Three days later, she ordered two of her aides to find the source of the leak. Her turnabout was laid out in the trial of Patrick Reese, her security chief, charged with contempt of court for allegedly violating the protective order in a bid to dig up information for his boss.
December 7, 2015 |
An undocumented immigrant driving to a Thursday night meeting in Mayfair with Mayor-elect Jim Kenney - to advocate for driver's licenses for immigrants - says she was stopped by police, who impounded her car and had it towed, leaving her and her three children on the street. The woman, who identified herself as Estela Hernandez, was part of a group organized by the New Sanctuary Movement to speak to Kenney at the meeting. Hernandez did not say why she had been stopped; police on Saturday night were unable to pull records of the case.
November 29, 2015 |
The troubled Education Plus Academy Cyber Charter School, which closed its six learning centers across the state and laid off 30 staffers earlier this week, has laid off the rest of its staff amid questions about its ability to continue to operate. Nicholas Torres, founding CEO of the cyber, based in Wayne, said Friday that the school had no choice after its bank shut down its line of credit. Without those funds, he said, the school was unable to meet payroll or pay for benefits. He said that Meridian Bank of Malvern had also frozen the school's account.