Monthly Archives: July 2013

Harry works, doesn’t want the credit – or the Perks

Philadelphia Daily News Monday, December 29, 1997, Page 10 Harry who? He’s the man behind practically every thing good By Dave Davies For years, Harry Perks has scoffed when I’ve told him I should write a column about him. But … Continue reading

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Putting up with the convention center’s problems

The Philadelphia Inquirer Monday, July 2, 1990, Page 1D By Peter Binzen From his 28th-floor office at 1101 Market St., Harry M. Perks has a splendid view of the biggest construction project in Philadelphia’s 308-year history. The view is splendid, … Continue reading

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Mr. Trash

The Philadelphia Inquirer Monday, June 9, 1986, Page 1C Picking Up After Philadelphia By Michael Capuzzo, Inquirer Staff Writer The sun comes up over his Philadelphia, shining on his 25,000 city blocks, his 500 bridges, his fleet of 1,000 trucks, … Continue reading

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Commissioner Is Off The Streets

The Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday, September 14, 1988, Page 1B Perks Found Turmoil In Office But Praise At End By Robin Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer Maybe the best a city streets commissioner can hope for is anonymity. If the job goes … Continue reading

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Medford man oversees project

Courier-Post May 26, 1999 By EILEEN SMITH, Courier-Post Staff PHILADELPHIA The apes at the Philadelphia Zoo’s new Primate Reserve mightbe man’s closest relative in the animal kingdom, but they have nohead for figures. Neither do many humans. That is why … Continue reading

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15 On The Spot

Philadelphia Daily News January 29, 1993, Page 4 The Most Stressful Jobs in Philadelphia By  Staff writers Jenice Armstrong, Stu Bykofsky, Kitty Caparella, Joseph R. Daughen, Rose DeWolf, Tom Di Nardo, Scott Flander, Ellen Gray, Harriet Lessy, Nels Nelson, Kathleen … Continue reading

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Expansion’s certain but cost isn’t; Question of funding for a larger Convention Center lingers

Philadelphia Daily News February 1, 2006 Page 15 By MARY FLANNERY There’s no designated funding yet to pay for the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center – and no one can say for sure how much it will cost – … Continue reading

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