July 1, 2016 |
Roman Catholic High School hired Matt Griffin as its new head basketball coach on Wednesday. An assistant coach under Speedy Morris at St. Joseph's Prep the last two seasons, Griffin is a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep who played basketball at both Rider University and Boston University. A captain for both college teams, he helped Boston qualify for the NCAA tournament in 2011 by winning the America East Championship. Griffin, the son of former St. Joseph's University head coach John Griffin Sr., replaces former Roman coach Chris McNesby, who resigned in May after two straight state-championship seasons to spend more time with his family.
May 15, 2016 |
The St. Joseph's basketball program has received its third oral commitment in about as many weeks, and this time it's the first one for the recruiting class of 2017. Junior Taylor Funk, a 6-foot-8 swingman, is headed to Hawk Hill. Funk has three-point shooting range and averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds as a third-team Class 3A all-state player last season for Manheim Central (Pa.). In the last month, coach Phil Martelli also landed two seniors from Illinois, small forward Nick Robinson and center Lorenzo Edwards.
May 9, 2016 |
Ladies, which do you find more alluring: the soaring high notes of British crooner Sam Smith, or the deep, soulful tones of Barry White? The boyish squeak of actor Michael Cera, or the rich bass of James Earl Jones? A new study finds that it may not matter so much what women think, at least biologically speaking. Deep voices are more about men showing each other who is boss. The research, whose authors included eight scholars from Pennsylvania State University, marks the latest attempt by science to answer that age-old question of how humans pick their mates.
March 5, 2016 |
Old money, smart money-management, success in the entertainment world, creative inventions or young hustlin'. That's what it takes to bank billions. Forbes magazine has released its 30th annual ranked list of the richest people on the planet, and counted 1,810 billionaires globally, down from last year's record of 1,826. Altogether, they have $6.48 trillion, down $570 billion from last year. Bill Gates remains the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $75 billion, Forbes found.
February 14, 2016
In Other Words By Jhumpa Lahiri Translated by Ann Goldstein Knopf. 256 pages. $26.95 Reviewed by Dawn Fallik An intimate, obsessive, navel-gazing adventure, Jhumpa Lahiri's In Other Words is ostensibly about learning Italian. But in this, her first nonfiction book, Lahiri intriguingly and delicately moves beyond tattered dictionaries to reveal a woman struggling to accept herself, with flaws. The London-born Lahiri speaks Bengali because her parents did, but she became fluent in English growing up in the United States, going on to get a Ph.D.
October 30, 2015 |
BOSTON - 76ers fans must remember this: The team has potential but is young and inexperienced. The Sixers' opener, a 112-95 setback to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden, proved they have a talented Twin Tower tandem in Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel and a lot of improving to do as a team. Okafor showed he's an early front-runner to win rookie of the year. The 6-foot-11, 268-pounder made his first five shots to score 10 of the Sixers' first 17 points. However, he cooled off once the Celtics decided to guard him with the 290-pound Jared Sullinger or double-team him. The former Duke standout missed four of his next five shots before turning it back on in the fourth quarter.
October 28, 2015 |
Before catching a flight to Boston on Tuesday, Nerlens Noel had a conversation with a guy the 76ers call "Jah. " As in Jahlil Okafor, the guy Noel will team up with in the Sixers' version of the Twin Towers. "I told him to definitely be at ease," Noel said, preparing Okafor for the 2015-16 season. "Never to get too frustrated, because there will be times that you hit a certain type of wall. You just have to stay confident, go to what you rely on and stay encouraged. " Noel wants his frontcourt mate to realize that the season opener Wednesday night is just the first in-game step toward their goal of developing into a dominant tandem for seasons to come.
September 15, 2015 |
While many Philadelphia politicians spent summer's waning days squeezing out the last of their vacations, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney was traveling, too - to see how other cities operate. During three days in the Boston area and two in Pittsburgh, Kenney focused on what he would do if elected, a strong likelihood in a city where Republicans are grossly outnumbered. The former city councilman met in early September with officials in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
September 2, 2015 |
Susan H. McKean, 69, of Chester Springs, a dog kennel owner and breeder of bearded collies, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at her home. Mrs. McKean owned Talamore Kennels, Chester Springs, which bred and showed bearded collies. The breed, which originally came from Britain, is of medium size, with a medium-long coat and quizzical expression. The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes the dogs as smart, charismatic, and bouncy, although they can be stubborn. Mrs. McKean named the kennel for the Ambler family homestead of Thomas McKean, governor of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1808, from whom her husband's family can trace his lineage.