Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Gregory J. Fox will have to decide if the board should privatize the Center.
Wednesday, January 30
According to an article in the Philadelphia Business Journal, an Abington resident will remain the chair of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Gregory J. Fox, who has served as the chair for the 15-member board since May 2011, will remain in his position, according to the article. Fox is a partner at the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery McCracken. One of the first topics he will face in his new term will deal with whether or not to privatize the Center. According to the Philadelphia Tribune, Fox is weighing the privatization in order to help with bookings for the Center as far out as 2015 and 2016. "The issue is, we’re in a very competitive environment in terms of bookings," Fox said in the Tribune article. "The booking …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Vice president addresses national firefighters union at Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Following Vice President Joe Biden's remarks to the national firefighters union where he praised its members and all middle-class workers, it was what he didn't say that irked the Philadelphia firefighters union president. Local 22 President Bill Gault said he was discouraged with Biden for refraining from taking a position encouraging Mayor Michael Nutter to abide by an arbitrator's decision about the Philadelphia Fire Department. "I'm disappointed that the vice president didn't say: 'Mr. Mayor, you should honor your agreement.' It's a very simple sentence," Gault said. Nutter has until August to appeal an arbiter's decision to put into place a contract for the firefighters, which would award back pay and salary increases. The …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
This photo gallery is the first of a two-part gallery by Patch photographer Kristen McMaster-Heffintrayer.
It's that time of year again! The Philadelphia International Flower Show kicked off on March 4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and this year's theme -- Hawaii: Islands of Aloha -- definitely has visitors in their mid-summer mindset. This photo gallery is the first of a two-part series by Patch photographer Kristen McMaster, which will showcase all of the unique and exotic displays that the flower show has to offer. If you've already visited the flower show, feel free to add your own photos to the gallery. For those who wish to view in person, the show will continue through Sunday, March 11. Stay tuned for the second part of our photo gallery, which will be posted some time over the weekend.