May 13, 2013
Planting seeds of job growth Gov. Corbett's trade missions have benefited the entire state, and demonstrate his dedication to bringing well-paying jobs to Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, the result will be a world-leading port. When the governor negotiated the refineries deal here, he saved hundreds of jobs. His latest deal to bring in a containerized-cargo shipper, Horizon Lines Inc., is another example of how Corbett continuously comes up with creative ways to grow jobs. Benjamin Fogel, Bala Cynwyd, email@example.com Bishop never lost touch While a consultant to Cardinal Justin Rigali, I worked with then-Auxiliary Bishop Joseph P. McFadden on a sexual-assault prevention and education program for high school sophomores in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
April 25, 2013 |
Darryl Reynolds, a 6-foot-8 power forward who helped Lower Merion High School reach the PIAA Class AAAA state championship game in 2012, said Tuesday that he will continue his career at Villanova. Reynolds, who spent last season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy, committed to play for the Wildcats in a news conference at Lower Merion's Downs Gymnasium. He considered Seton Hall, South Carolina, and Utah. He made an official visit to Villanova this month. Reynolds is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN.
March 29, 2013 |
You know you're in trouble, Maria Kefalas said sadly, when you're fast-tracked for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Kefalas, 45, is a St. Joseph's University sociologist whose daughter Calliope, 3, has a rare and untreatable genetic disease, MLD. It's a diagnosis without hope: Most patients don't live beyond age 5. Kefalas, along with her husband, Patrick Carr (also a sociologist), and their three children were sponsored for a trip to Martha's Vineyard over the summer by the foundation, which attempts to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
March 9, 2013 |
Tony Studdy, 75, of Wynnewood, secretary of the Philadelphia Rugby Football Club for many years, died Monday, Feb. 25, of complications from Parkinson's disease at home. He had been ill for 17 years but remained active much of that time due to his passion for the sport, his wife, Helene, said. Mr. Studdy came to the United States from Britain in 1964. He settled in New York and worked for the New York Central Railroad, which became Penn Central and then Conrail. Mr. Studdy worked in engineering for 35 years before retiring in 1995.
February 15, 2013
A Sovereign Bank office in Bala Cynwyd was robbed Thursday morning by a man who handed a teller a note demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount. The robbery took place at 10:43 in the GSB Building at Belmont and City Avenues. The robber wore dark-framed glasses, a ski cap, and a dark coat. Anyone with information can call Lower Merion police at 610-649-1000. - Carolyn Davis
February 8, 2013 |
Howard Gordon, 67, of Bala Cynwyd, a towel boy for the Eagles in the 1960s and a champion in Special Olympics, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, of a spinal-cord ailment at his home. Mr. Gordon, who had Down syndrome, was a favorite of Eagles players and coaches. In 1966, at age 20, he was invited to be a towel boy by then-owner Jerry Wolman and team vice president Ed Snider, who at that time was Mr. Gordon's brother-in-law. He held that position for about five years, said his sister Myrna Snider Thomas.
January 26, 2013 |
The Reading School District is cutting its ties with an embattled alternative-education firm in Bala Cynwyd. Reading's school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to terminate a $1.1 million contract with Delaware Valley High School to operate a disciplinary school for troubled students as of Feb. 6. "We are acting in the best interest of our students," the district said in a statement Thursday. "We have a transition plan in place for our alternative education services, and that will be communicated to our parents and students.
November 29, 2012 |
A Bala Cynwyd man who died in a skydiving accident last week in Monroe Township did not attempt to open his parachute, authorities said Tuesday. They identified the victim as Donald Lawrence Morozin, 62. Accident investigators found that the certified skydiver, who had performed more than 3,500 jumps, had not pulled the parachute's primary or emergency chords, said Mary Pyffer, trial chief with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office....
November 27, 2012
Morton Norman Stern, 88, builder and longtime owner of the Riverside Racquet Clubs in Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk, died of a stroke Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps that year and served as a navigator until 1945. After the war, he played competitive tennis. In 1954, he reached the semifinals of the Philadelphia and District Clay Courts tournament.