May 10, 2013 |
Sister Dorothea Newell, 85, the 10th superior general of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, died Saturday, April 27, after a long illness at St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown. A city native, Sister Dorothea entered the religious community from St. Rose of Lima Parish in 1952. She had been known as Sister Ignatius Loyola but chose to revert to her baptismal name after the Second Vatican Council. The daughter of Michael and Ellen Newell, she was one of eight children. Four of her siblings also chose a religious life.
March 2, 2012 |
BAYONNE, France - Several hundred angry protesters booed President Nicolas Sarkozy, forcing him to take refuge in a cafe protected by riot police as he campaigned Thursday in France's southwest Basque country. Riot police surrounded the Bar du Palais in central Bayonne, where Sarkozy holed up to get away from the protesters - some of them Basque nationalists, others carrying posters of rival Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. Inside the cafe, Sarkozy denounced "the violence of a minority and their unacceptable behavior.
November 10, 2010 |
In the three weeks since preseason practice began at St. Joseph's, Phil Martelli has seen sparks from the youngest team he will send on the floor in his 16 seasons as head coach on Hawk Hill. The question is whether those sparks will ultimately ignite a flame that represents St. Joe's return to its previous status as a perennial contender in the Atlantic Ten Conference. "There have been times at practice when I don't feel like I'm out there just trying to put a Band-Aid on a wound and hoping," said Martelli, whose Hawks will open their season Friday against Western Kentucky at Hagan Arena.
March 25, 2009 |
ERNEST SIMPSON knew all the best players in Pittsburgh. He played with them, had success against them. He knew Kenny Durrett, hung out with Connie Hawkins when the "Hawk" played for Pittsburgh's ABA team, remembers the hardest hit of his life from Maurice Lucas. He was sure he had a chance to be a serious player. Then, he blew out his knee and never sought treatment at a time before orthopedic surgery was very advanced. So, he chose a different path, studied emergency medicine, moved to New Jersey in 1970 where he eventually became chief paramedic at the old New Jersey Medical Center.
March 22, 2009 |
Celebrity Cruises is planning to sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, N.J., starting April 2010. The 2,038-passenger Celebrity Summit will set sail on April 25, 2010, the cruise line announced recently. Trips to Bermuda, New England, and Canada will be offered. Celebrity joins Royal Caribbean and Azamara Cruises at Cape Liberty. Located off Exit 14A of the New Jersey Turnpike, Cape Liberty is about a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia. Long-term parking is available. Seven-night voyages will be offered to Bermuda and Bermuda/New England from April 2010 to mid-June.
August 9, 2006 |
Chuck Wepner endured nearly 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and now the retired North Jersey boxer has survived three years in a court battle with Sylvester Stallone. Wepner, whose 1975 bout with Ali helped inspire the movie Rocky, last week settled a lawsuit against Stallone. Wepner, 67, accused Stallone of profiting from his life story and reneging on years of promises that "there will be something in this for you," according to court papers. Stallone said that Rocky was not based on Wepner's life, and that he had never cashed in on Wepner's name.
March 13, 2006 |
The Absegami girls' basketball team might have some unfinished business to take care of, but the Braves had plenty to celebrate yesterday at the Ritacco Center. Coach Greg Goodwin's team won its second consecutive NJSIAA Group 4 state championship by grinding out a 58-48 victory over Bayonne; Tara Booker garnered most-valuable-player honors with a strong second half, and Krissy Rosario reached the 1,000-point plateau. "This [title] is different," Goodwin said following a somewhat muted celebration.
March 10, 2006 |
She ran the point with a broken finger on her left hand, and collected valuable points down the stretch with a looping push from the line with her right hand. Yet the most valuable contribution Absegami guard Connie James made last night was the way she used body and soul to put on a defensive show. The centerpiece of a box-and-one that her team rarely practices and had not previously employed during a game this season, James suddenly shut down freestyling scorer Cintella Spotwood of Trenton Central, and enabled Absegami to capture a 59-44 victory and a third consecutive appearance in the NJSIAA Group 4 state championship game.
March 3, 2005 |
When the season started, Tim Purwin was more concerned with preventing goals than scoring them. But in the course of several months, the Bishop Eustace senior has been transformed from standout defenseman to puck-carrying forward with a knack for finding the net in the clutch. Yesterday at the Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken, Purwin showed off his newly refined skills by putting in the go-ahead goal late in the first period, and Eustace went on to defeat Middletown North, 2-0, to capture its second consecutive Southern Division Red championship.
October 8, 2004 |
Flanked by families who lost relatives in the 9/11 attacks, Sen. John Edwards yesterday accused the Bush administration of failing to adequately protect the United States against another terrorist strike. With the campaign rhetoric on both sides growing more hostile, the Democratic vice presidential candidate asserted that President Bush had left Americans exposed at home while fighting an ill-advised war in Iraq that he said continues to unnecessarily kill American soldiers and drain resources from protecting the nation's ports and borders.