August 16, 2016
ISSUE | HAITI U.S. aid sorely needed It is deplorable that the United States sends military aid to the Dominican Republic and trains its police and border patrol officers, while that Caribbean country has stripped the citizenship of 200,000 Dominican-born Haitians ("No country to call home," Tuesday). In the past year, more than 60,000 people have been deported, while Haiti struggles to recover from a 2010 hurricane. It is time for the United States to give Haiti's economy a boost so its citizens won't need to leave to find jobs.
July 2, 2016
ISSUE | HAL LEAR 'A good guy' I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hal Lear ("A great man," Monday). Not only was he an all-American basketball player at Temple University, but he was also a wonderful person and friend. "Baldie," as some of his friends called him, was my teammate on the 1951 Overbrook High School varsity baseball team and an associate at Opportunities Industrialization Center. During our last conversation, when he lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., he still remembered and talked about the old days at the "Brook.
June 30, 2016 |
Felice Goodwin Wiener, 71, of Wynnewood, founder of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association and a former Lower Merion Township commissioner, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Sunday, June 26, at Pennsylvania Hospital. Mrs. Wiener founded the Philadelphia chapter in 1977, soon after her mother died from ALS. She was the organization's first president and remained on its board until her death. Mrs. Wiener was diagnosed with ALS in December 2015. "A lot of people talk about making a change, but she was one of those who really went out and took action," daughter Debbie Eggleston said.
January 31, 2016 |
Federal prosecutors Friday unsealed an indictment charging a Wynnewood doctor with Social Security fraud. Frederick Douglas Burton, 67, of the Burton Wellness & Injury Center on City Avenue in Wynnewood, has been charged with two counts of mail fraud and attempted mail fraud. He is accused of defrauding the Social Security Administration by signing and sending letters on behalf of another doctor, Dennis Erik Fluck Von Kiel, of Lehigh County. The two letters, sent in the fall of 2013 to a law firm that helps clients obtain Social Security disability benefits, falsely contended that Burton had been treating Von Kiel for about seven years, and that Von Kiel suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was unable to work, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia.
December 23, 2015 |
Carroll A. Weinberg, 87, a Wynnewood psychiatrist and human-rights expert, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, of cancer. Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Weinberg spent the bulk of his career in psychiatry, working with children and adults, and teaching at Drexel University's College of Medicine. Locally, he practiced at the Philadelphia General Hospital and at Hahnemann University Hospital. Professionally, he explored the psychology of suicide terrorism, torture, and ethnic conflict; personally, he was deeply interested in civic affairs and the arts.
December 7, 2015 |
It was going to be for just a few weeks back in 1972, when Susan and Len Lodish offered to have their brother-in-law Bob Spitz stay with them in their Wynnewood home. Spitz was joining a start-up in the Philadelphia area, and his wife, Gloria, Susan's sister, was planning to stay behind with their young sons, both under 3, to shepherd the sale of their Ohio home. But when it was clear that their house would not sell quickly during a market downturn, Gloria and her sons also joined her husband at the Lodish home - temporarily.
December 4, 2015 |
J. Francis Mahoney IV, 69, of Wynnewood, a principal in a commercial realty firm, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of complications from cancer at Kindred Hospital in Havertown. Known as "Fran," Mr. Mahoney was born in Philadelphia, the eldest son of J. Francis Mahoney III and Margaret G. Mahoney, both physicians. He graduated from Malvern Preparatory School and the University of Pennsylvania. In the early 1970s, Mr. Mahoney started work at Albert M. Greenfield & Co. in Philadelphia, where he rose to become vice president of the industrial real estate department.
November 28, 2015 |
Sally Narrigan, 93, formerly of Wynnewood, a mother and world traveler, died Thursday, Nov. 12, of cancer at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. Mrs. Narrigan grew up in Cleveland, where her family was a part of a strong German community. At 15, she joined a student exchange program that took her to Germany for six weeks. That experience set the stage for a lifetime of travel to Europe, the British Isles, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and destinations in North America. She made several coast-to-coast trips starting here and was very fond of cruising the seas.
September 11, 2015 |
Lankenau Medical Center, a Main Line Health hospital in Wynnewood, said Wednesday that it plans to develop a Level 2 trauma center to fill a gap in southern Montgomery County and northern Delaware County. The process, overseen by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, which accredits trauma centers, is expected to take 15 months, Lankenau said. Trauma centers are designed to care for victims of serious accidents and others who need quick intervention. Penn Presbyterian's Level 1 trauma center, in University City, is the closest to Lankenau.
August 8, 2015
A story Friday on a development project in Wynnewood misidentified the real estate firm involved. The company is Kimco Realty.