August 18, 1987 |
Two summer interns and a part-time employee, including the head of the city's Young Democrats, are being dismissed from former City Councilman Leland Beloff's office because there is not enough work for them, Council chief of staff Gregory Coleman said yesterday. In a letter dated Aug. 5 - the same day Beloff and Robert Rego, his chief aide, were sentenced on extortion charges in federal court - Council President Joseph E. Coleman told interns Kyle Sampson and Lisa Listokin, and part-time Beloff aide Charles Pollan, that their jobs will end Friday.
August 18, 1987 |
Two summer interns and a part-time employee, including the head of the city's Young Democrats, are being dismissed from former City Councilman Leland Beloff's office because there is not enough work for them, Council chief of staff Gregory Coleman said yesterday. In a letter dated Aug. 5 - the same day Beloff and Rego were sentenced on extortion charges in federal court - Council President Joseph E. Coleman told interns Kyle Sampson and Lisa Listokin, along with part-time Beloff aide Charles Pollan, that their jobs will end Friday.
February 9, 2001 |
Sharif Street, the politically ambitious son of Mayor Street, will host a fund-raising reception next month for Democratic gubernatorial contender Bob Casey Jr. But he says that should not be read as a signal that his father supports Casey, the state auditor general, over former Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell. "Everybody is asking me, what does it say about my father?" Street, 26, said yesterday from the law offices of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, where he is a lawyer.
September 11, 1988 |
Michael Kwasnik is 19 years old and a fast talker. His combed and creased appearance, along with a steady look and ready answers, make him appear polished, professional and older than he is. Kwasnik, a Marlton resident, is a Democrat. Tom Sutherland is a decade older and more laid-back. His public appearances are usually minus the tie, and the top button of his button-down shirt is often undone. His speech is paced and deliberate with a self-assured quality. Sutherland, of Edgewater Park, is a Republican.
August 1, 1995 |
Judge Lance Ito of the O.J. Simpson murder trial went to his wife's grade school reunion in Ohio over the weekend and was judged by George Sheen, Margaret "Peggy" York's old classmate, to be "not arrogant" and "just a nice guy. " But the luster of the stars still surrounded the jurist enough to scare off an intro to another grad of the Franklin elementary school, Grace Morrison, who said she was "too embarrassed to go up and talk to him. "...
May 29, 1994 |
Jon Cowan had a vision. A room full of young voters - men and women, white and black, gay and straight, inner city and upper class - and not one of them thinking about the president's underwear. "That was the biggest youth story since the election," Cowan said, still bristling at the memory of an MTV audience member asking President Clinton whether he was a briefs or boxers man. Cowan, 29, is the co-founder of Lead or Leave, a post-partisan political organization that was born in 1992.
July 26, 1998 |
Michael A. Angelini clearly recalls two images from Jan. 20, 1961, the day he turned 8 years old. Outside his boyhood home in Camden, white snow blanketed the streets. Meanwhile, in the nation's capital, a cloud of water vapor crystallized in the frosty air when John F. Kennedy urged his people to serve their country. That famous inaugural address, which Angelini watched on television, "made such an impact on me," he said 37 years later in his Woodbury law office adorned with a JFK photo and several books chronicling the 35th president's short life.
January 15, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - None of the state's three Democratic candidates for attorney general secured a party endorsement Saturday, setting up a fractured primary as their party seeks to gain control of the office for the first time in three decades. Committee members from across the state deadlocked after two ballots, failing to express clear preference for former Bucks County U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, former Philadelphia District Attorney candidate Dan McCaffery, or ex-Lackawanna County prosecutor Kathleen Kane.
April 25, 2013 |
Bob Edgar, 69, a liberal Democrat who represented Pennsylvania's Seventh District in the U.S. House for six terms and went on to lead the national advocacy group Common Cause, died Tuesday at his home in Burke, Va. His wife of 48 years, Merle, said her husband collapsed in the morning after running on a treadmill in the basement. A United Methodist minister, Mr. Edgar beat the "War Board," the Republican machine that ruled Delaware County, to win election in 1974 amid voter backlash from the Watergate scandal.
March 20, 2006 |
Reaching into a Horn & Hardart coffee can, the Philadelphia election worker pulled out a plastic numbered ball and made the determination. "Samuel Durso, No. 3," he said. Translation: Durso would have the third ballot position in his race to represent the 23d Division on the Second Ward Democratic Committee. The low-tech ritual was repeated hundreds of times last week as the city commissioners assigned ballot spots to a bumper crop of aspirants for the bottom rung of city politics.