Entries by Fred Gaffney

Bashar Hanna Named Bloomsburg University’s 19th President

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education unanimously selected Dr. Bashar W. Hanna to be the next president of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Monday, effective July 1. Hanna is a professor of biology and former vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. […]

Legislation to Pay Down Pension Debt Earns Support from IFO

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry It’s been relatively quiet over the last several weeks on lawmakers’ plans to address Pennsylvania’s bloated and unsustainable public pension systems. However, earlier this month the state’s Independent Fiscal Office filed an actuarial note to a bill (H.B. 778) that would tackle the pension crisis in part by […]

Danville Business Alliance Plans to Request New Round of Facade Grant Funding

In a seven-year period beginning in 2009, the Danville Business Alliance awarded $111,000 in facade grants through its Main Street Program to assist 30 commercial building restoration project in the downtown Main Street District. Overwhelming demand had consumed almost all of the funding when the program expired on June 30, 2016.  The program’s success was […]

An Update on the Recent Global Malware Attack

From MePush What’s going on with this recent global malware attack? Are you safe? What they’ve been talking about on the news is a variant of the cryptovirus; a program that encrypts your files and then asks you to pay a ransom to get your files back. This type of malware has been around for […]