Boxing Club Honors Labor Leaders
Philadelphia Public Record \ March 2, 2006
TEAMSTERS local 830 President Daniel Grace, center,
congratulates Edward Keenan and Bob Henon, who
accepted award for John J. Dougherty, at Costello
Boxing Club banquet.
CONGRATULATING honorees Joseph Ashdale and Ed
Keenan is Tim Costello, left.
STATE Rep. Michael McGeehan was legislative honoree,
seen here with honoree Ed Keenan and Plumbers Union
president Francis Dean.
Labor took a front seat this past weekend as the Jack
Costello Boxing Club marked its 10th anniversary by
honoring leaders of three of the unions and one state representative who have been instrumental in supporting its
Founded by the late Jack Costello to "keep kids off the
street and to learn discipline in their lives," the Boxing
Club has been supported heavily by the unions and the
Those honored were Plumbers Union Local 690 Business
Manager and Secretary Treasurer Edward C. Keenan,
IBEW Local 98 Business Manager John J. Dougherty,
DC Council IUPAT Political Action Coordinator Joseph
T. Ashdale and state Rep. Michael McGeehan.
Over 500 jammed McNulty Hall at the Plumbers Union
to mark the anniversary celebration and honor the four.
MAYOR JOHN STREET announces another City First with
news of a deal struck with Earthlink and Wireless
Philadelphia, which will see the city go wireless within the
next 15 months. At a City Hall press conference Wednesday,
Street the deal will provide wireless access to every neighborhood in the City. Among the dignitaries at the announcement
were City Council people Blondell Reynolds Brown and
Frank Di Cicco, who are the two sponsors of the Wireless
Bill; School CEO Paul Vallas; and the Mayors Technology
Czar Diane Neff.
ADMINISTRATIVE Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe, left, was
among conference attendees with Judge Arnold L. New,
Conference Secretary, and his spouse, Judge Shelly
Municipal Court Judge Gerry
Kosinski enjoyed evening with his
wife, Elspeth Kosinski.
CONFERENCE Parliamentarian Edward E. Russell, left,
joins Conference President, Judge Stephanie A. Domitrovich, second from left, Judge Carolyn E. Temin and
Judge Barbara A. Joseph, right.
SUPERVISING Judge D. Webster Keogh, left, and his
spouse, Kathy Keogh, join Conference President Judge
Stephanie A. Domitrovich and her spouse, Ronald J.
JUDGE W. Leon Tucker, left, and his spouse, Federal
Judge Petrese B. Tucker, shown with Judge Sheldon C.
Jelin, right, and his spouse, Andrea Hoffman Jelin, who
is Director, Children and Youth Services, Family Court.
JUDGE Doris A. Pechkurow , left, greets
Judge Norman A. Krumenacker III, Conference First Vice President, and Conference
President Judge Stephanie Domitrovich.
CONFERENCE Parliamentarian Judge Edward E. Russell
and his spouse, Ruth R.
Russell, CitiLife Editor, Philadelphia Public Record.
Ayers, Johnson Honored
Waterfronts Receive Redevelopment Boost
QUEST FOR contemporary heroes led New Fellowship
Missionary Baptist Church to acknowledge services of Fire
Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Police Commissioner
Sylvester Johnson with Humanitarian Awards. From left,
Southwest Philly activist Paul "Earthquake" Moore, attorney Sharif Street and Rev. Leroy Pendleton of New
Missionary Baptist join Johnson and Ayers.
African American Museum Marks Its 30th Birthday With Gala
AMONG CITY'S cultural and civic
elite at African American Museum in
Philadelphia's 30th birthday celebration were Calvin and Jeanette Bland.
JOE MAHONEY, David Cohen and City
Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr. came to partake in banquet at Convention Center honoring
Philadelphia's 30th anniversary gala.
LEGENDARY comic turned activist Dick
Gregory, center, keynoted African American
Museum's anniversary dinner. Flocking to his
side here are Ducky Birts, aide to Cong. Jim
Brady, and Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton, president of American Women's Heritage Society.
CULTURAL leaders like Cheryl Roebuck and
her husband state Rep. Jim Roebuck turned
out to fete 30 years of African American
Museum in Philadelphia - 300 supporters in all.
HEALTH PARTNERS turned out big time to support
African American Museum in Philadelphia. Here, from left,
Phyllis B. Cater, CEO, Spectrum Health Services, Inc.; actor
Clifton Davis; Health Partners guest Ron Johnson; Netta
Hughes, Health Partners Public Affairs Representative; special guest Dick Gregory; Health Partners guest Dan Heavens;
and Terri Heavens, Health Partners Vice President,
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
by Alan Gung
The Schuylkill Riverfront received a boost that
will help Philadelphia's
waterfront become one of
the country's most lucrative
places for development and
The Schuylkill River
received a $400,000 grant
that will be used to develop
the waterfronts along the
Schuylkill and Delaware
Rivers. With future development of businesses, housing and recreation, the city
hopes these waterfronts will
attract future residents and
The grant was given
from the US EPA's Small
Business Liability Relief
and Brownfield Revitalization Act, which provides money to states to pay
for assessments and cleanups. The check was presented during the announcement at Philadelphia Trolley
Gov. Ed Rendell designated Philadelphia revitalization projects along the
Schuylkill and northern
Brownfield Action Team
Dept. of Environmental
Protection (DEP) Secretary
Kathleen McGinty, who
was speaking for Gov. Ed
Rendell, said the designations help quicken redevelopment deals and give
investors the incentive they
need to clean contaminated
"The Rivercity projects
are for the governor, and
therefore for DEP, top priority redevelopment projects in Pennsylvania and we
will turn our top priority
attention to them," McGinty
said. "This has been and
continues to be a terrific
program that has worked to
bring back our neighborhoods, our towns, our communities
"In partnership with the
United States Environmental Protection Agency
we will be able to invest
$400,000 to bring the crescent trail to life and to help
DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL Protection's Kathleen
McGinty presents $400,000 grant to Schuylkill River
Redevelopment Corp. at Trolley Works with EPA's
Kathy Hodgkiss, James Donaghy of Managing Director's
Office, PIDC's Peter Longstreth, DuPont's Robert Rullo,
Westrum Development Co.'s John Westrum looking on.
see bikers, family, children
… along this riverfront
enjoying the waterfront,
enjoying this neighborhood,
and enjoying this community," she explained.
The Development Corp.
plans to create a 14-foot
wide asphalt recreational
trail along a section of the
east bank of the river in the
34th Street/ Grays Ferry
Avenue area, which will
provide recreational riverfront access.
Funding will be used by
the Development Corp. to
conduct assessment and
remediation on the land
where the trail will be located.
Development along the
Schuylkill site includes the
planned assessment and
remediation of several properties, which will then be
developed as residential
neighborhoods with supporting service businesses.
Several properties will be
redeveloped into residential
areas along the northern
Delaware River site. Over
2,600 residential units are
planned for the properties.
ALL PHOTOS BY RUTH RUSSELL.
PRESIDENT Judge C. Darnell Jones, left, is joined by
Judge Charles J. Cunningham and Supervising Judge D.
Conference President-Elect Judge Chester T. Harhut
(left) is greeted by Director of Judicial Services for
AOPC, Bunny Baum (second from left), Judge Denis P.
Cohen and Judge Glynnis D. Hill (right) and his spouse,
Sherri Irvis-Hill (center).
Philadelphia Public Record / March 2, 2006
THIS CITY'S Judicial Corps hosted judges around the
state for their annual mid year conference. Here
President Judge C. Darnell Jones greets Supreme Court
Justice Ronald D. Castille.
Philadelphia Hosts PA Conference of State Trial Judges Philly Goes Wireless Boxing Club Honors Labor Leaders