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October 2, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Sophomore Brielyn Hackett scored the winning goal with 2 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the second overtime, lifting No. 16-ranked East Stroudsburg to a 2-1 upset at No. 6 West Chester on Tuesday in women's soccer. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference standings. East Stroudsburg (7-1, 7-1 PSAC) set a school record with its seventh consecutive conference victory, rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit as senior Courtney Keller scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 79th minute before Hackett delivered the game-winner.
SPORTS
September 29, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
West Chester (4-0, 2-0 PSAC) scored touchdowns on its first three offensive possessions and built a 34-0 halftime lead en route to beating visiting Millersville, 62-7, on Saturday. Quarterback Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) completed 18 of 25 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Golden Rams, who are ranked 10th in the nation in Division II, totaled 338 passing yards. Myron Myles (Wissahickon) led Millersville (0-4) with 58 yards rushing on 17 carries.
NEWS
September 28, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writers
Authorities arrested 35 people Friday in what prosecutors called a takedown of a drug-trafficking organization that they believe has contributed to an alarming spike in homicides this year in Chester. From stash houses scattered throughout the streets, dealers hid their products in playgrounds, mailboxes, and trash cans, investigators said, and sold them across Chester, including near the campuses of Widener University and the Frederick Douglass Christian School. Officials said the organization had long held the city's east side in a "choke hold.
NEWS
September 28, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THEY HID their drugs and guns in Chester's playgrounds, in its windowsills, in its abandoned houses and its mailboxes, but the alleged members of the Rose and Upland Drug Trafficking Group couldn't hide themselves from police yesterday morning. After a two-year investigation into the $1.8 million drug operation, federal, state and local authorities arrested 35 men early yesterday and charged them with running a violent "drug market" on Chester's east side. The whereabouts of five more men also charged remain unknown.
NEWS
September 27, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sign in the window reads, "Save Meadow Brook Golf Club," but there seems to be no fight left. The carts are gone. The pro shop is a vacant stretch of green carpet. The phones go straight to message-less voice mail. On Friday, the club along Route 29 just outside Phoenixville became the property of the Phoenixville Area School District. That marked what might be the final chapter in a story that inflamed emotions last year when the district seized the 50 acres by eminent domain, saying it needed the land for a new school.
FOOD
September 26, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christine Ruggio's daughter is gluten-intolerant, so, in the past, sending her off to summer camp used to require packing a cooler filled with gluten-free baked goods. But this summer, packing for field-hockey camp at the University of Delaware was less of a hassle. "Out of 100 kids, seven were celiac, 15 had to eat gluten-free. They had a complete menu for them, so they could have anything they want. It's come a long way," Ruggio said. "Of course," she added, "we supply them, so that made it a lot easier.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Union nurses, on strike Sunday and Monday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, plan to continue picketing on Tuesday, even as negotiators from both sides have scheduled a morning bargaining session. Management at the Delaware County hospital will not permit the nurses to return to work at 7 a.m. Tuesday when their two day strike ends, saying no shifts will be available until Friday. The hospital has hired replacement nurses. The nurses, who planned a rally for Monday afternoon, had been working under terms of a contract which expired June 8. The union, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, said its approximately 550 members are striking over pay, benefits and staffing levels.
NEWS
September 23, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Union nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Delaware County went on strike Sunday morning in a dispute that involves pay, pensions, and staffing levels. Wearing red T-shirts, nurses picketed on the hospital perimeter in Upland while replacement workers from the Colorado staffing agency U.S. Nursing Corp. did their jobs inside. The hospital, which has taken an aggressive marketing stance against the strike, maintains the fight is about money. Saying it is in financial trouble, it has proposed cutting pay for its most senior nurses and switching to a less-lucrative retirement plan.
NEWS
September 22, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
X.J. Kennedy, an eminent poet, has heard repeatedly how important the West Chester University Poetry Conference is to the writers who attend. It is one of the largest and most respected in the country. So he was heartbroken last week when university officials announced the school was removing the conference's director and canceling next year's event while the Poetry Center finds a new leader. "That's catastrophic," said Kennedy, a past keynote speaker at the conference who lives in Massachusetts.
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