February 9, 2016 |
The texts come in. Villa assistant coach Baker Dunleavy usually notices them right after a game, after he grabs his phone in the locker room. "He just can't help himself during a game," Dunleavy said of the texter. "He's a junkie, a basketball addict. " The texter used to coach the Lakers and then the Trail Blazers and then the Clippers, but now Mike Dunleavy has time to watch one of his sons, Mike, play in the NBA and another one, Baker, work as Jay Wright's top Villanova assistant.
February 7, 2016 |
It was the climactic ending of a dramatic week for Wiley Roberson and the Cherokee boys' basketball team. Roberson, a junior who played for the first time this season on Tuesday, sparked a rousing comeback as Cherokee beat Wildwood Catholic, 61-55, in a clash of Top 10 teams Friday night at the Tri-State Showcase at Bishop Eustace. Senior forward Marcus Marshall scored 15 points and senior guard Zach Rowe generated 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Cherokee (15-4), the No. 10 team in The Inquirer Top 25. Junior guard Trey Smith led all scorers with 23 points for No. 7 Wildwood Catholic (12-3)
February 5, 2016
A Chester County Court judge has upheld criminal charges against the former superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District on theft, conflict of interest, and other charges in a ruling filed Tuesday. An attorney for Richard Como had asked the judge to throw out the case against the former superintendent eight months ago, claiming lack of evidence. Judge Thomas G. Gavin on Tuesday threw out three counts -- one for theft by unlawful taking, one for attempted theft by deception, and one for conflict of interest.
February 5, 2016 |
Edward Coryell Sr., one of the region's most powerful labor leaders, is out. All Philadelphia-area Carpenters union locals have been closed and their assets and members divided among regional councils in Pittsburgh; Edison, N.J.; and Framingham, Mass. Bewildered carpenters filed in and out of the union's building at 18th and Spring Garden Streets on Wednesday, greeted by notices pasted on the front door informing them of the changes ordered by United Brotherhood of Carpenters general president Douglas McCarron in Washington.
February 5, 2016 |
Mark E. Gale, former Philadelphia International Airport CEO, has been hired as aviation director of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. The Broward County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Gale, on the recommendation of the Broward County administrator. He will begin in March, and succeed retiring aviation director Kent George. Gale, 53, who spent 28 years at Philadelphia International, including seven as CEO, will earn $270,000 a year, and receive a car allowance of $450 a month, according to the offer letter from Broward County administrator Bertha W. Henry.
February 4, 2016 |
Tom Wheeler, the head of the Federal Communications Commission, said Tuesday in Philadelphia that he "has not done enough" to bring competition to Comcast and other cable companies. Speaking at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Wheeler also said he hoped to open cable's lucrative set-top box business to outsiders so consumers will have more control over what they watch on TV. "Everybody can get anything [on their TV], and a thousand flowers bloom," Wheeler said.
February 1, 2016 |
Atlantic City's hardships and perhaps its tenuous hopes revolve around tourism. So it's fitting that Trenton's perplexing response to the resort's crisis can be credited to none other than New Jersey's tourist in chief, Chris Christie. Christie is not only the Garden State's governor but also, since he began running for president, a sometime visitor. You may have caught the recent whistle-stop during which he declared Atlantic City subject to a state . . . something. "You can call it what you want to call it," Christie said.
January 30, 2016 |
With six months left until Democrats meet here to nominate their pick for president, the head of the Democratic National Convention Committee said planning was "on time, on task, and on budget. " "We are now in the final stretch," the Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the convention committee, said at a Thursday news conference at an Old City bar. The committee is in the process of registering local businesses in its vendor directory and recruiting volunteers to help with the convention, which will run July 25 to July 28. Given the difficulties some businesses faced during the papal visit in September, Mayor Kenney promised that the convention would be a "different event.
January 29, 2016 |
City Commissioner Lisa Deeley's push to have all three Philadelphia election commissioners keep daily work logs - and have their pay docked if they do not - was stalled Wednesday morning for lack of support from the two other commissioners, Al Schmidt and the board's chairman, Anthony Clark. When Deeley offered motions to explore the work-log rule and four other arguably less controversial steps, she could not get either colleague to second her motions at the board's meeting. Clark, whose pattern of not showing up at the office has drawn wide criticism, and Schmidt, who backed Clark's renomination as chairman earlier this month, both sat silent, looking down at paperwork in front of them.
January 23, 2016 |
David F. Simon, longtime chief legal officer at the former Jefferson Health System, has been named to the same job at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the medical school on City Avenue said Thursday. Less than a year ago, Simon joined Elliott Greenleaf, a Blue Bell law firm, as senior shareholder and co-chairman of the firm's executive committee. His last day at the firm is Jan. 29, PCOM said. Jay Feldstein, PCOM's president, and Simon know each other from working together at the former US Health Care.