March 10, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - On again, off again, on again, kind of like a faucet. That would be an apt way to describe Atlantic City's actions to protect its water utility from takeover by either a corporate water company or the county's utility authority. On Tuesday, City Council President Marty Small once again embraced the strategy of making the Municipal Utility Authority (MUA) a city department - an action supported by both the state-appointed emergency manager and Mayor Don Guardian, but at which council has balked twice in recent months.
March 7, 2016 |
There was no superstar on the floor for the Cherokee boys' basketball team Saturday. There hasn't been one all season, as a matter of fact. But it's been more a strength than a weakness for the Chiefs, and that rang true in a 45-42 win over Eastern in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals. "We're a complete team," Cherokee coach Eric Cassidy said. "Every night it looks like we have a different leading scorer. " The leading scorer Saturday for the second-seeded hosts was Kevin Brown, who scored 18 points thanks to four three-pointers, including one in the opening minutes of the third quarter.
February 29, 2016 |
Just a month before the Philadelphia mayoral primary last year, the Carpenters' union in New Jersey used a circuitous route to funnel $725,000 to a group supporting Jim Kenney's candidacy. The donation baffled local political observers, who did not know what to make of the out-of-state branch openly challenging Ed Coryell Sr., the longtime leader of the Carpenters in Philadelphia who was backing Kenney's chief rival, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams. Now, given Coryell's unexpected ouster from union leadership, last year's primary plot twist highlights a power struggle involving unseen political forces, the movement of campaign funds from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., to the Philadelphia mayor's race and a simmering civil war between unions at the Convention Center.
February 27, 2016 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Will Fuller will run the 40-yard dash at the combine on Saturday, when the Notre Dame receiver and Roman Catholic alum is expected to have one of the draft's best times. "I'm shooting for a mid-4.3, something around a 4.35 would be real good for me, I believe," Fuller said. Fuller is considered perhaps the best deep threat in the draft, but he also wants to prove his route-running and catching ability during the position drills. "That's a big thing that I've been working on is attacking the ball and not letting it eat me up," Fuller said.
February 26, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy took his oath Wednesday as one of the Army's top civilian officials, assuming oversight of the branch's vast business affairs. Murphy, a Democrat who represented Bucks County, was sworn in as undersecretary of the Army, the branch's second-ranking civilian post. He has also taken on the duties of the top job, secretary of the Army, because that job is vacant. He has served as acting secretary since Jan. 7. "We are asking so much of our soldiers and our civilians and their families, and it's so great to be back on the Army team to fight for them," said Murphy, who served as a military lawyer with the 82nd Airborne Division.
February 26, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - Four years ago, Andy Reid got fired by the Eagles and then hired by the Chiefs and immediately turned a 2-14 eyesore into an 11-5 playoff team. From the outside looking in, it seemed so easy. But Doug Pederson, who followed Big Red to Kansas City as his offensive coordinator, said Wednesday that appearances can be deceiving. "Our first year there with coach Reid, we tried to have some of that mentality where we're going to make the people there fit what we do," Pederson said at the NFL Scouting Combine.
February 25, 2016 |
Former Montgomery County Republican Chairman Robert J. Kerns, who pleaded no contest in a sexual assault case in 2014, has agreed to be disbarred. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's disciplinary board on Monday accepted Kerns' resignation from practicing law. Kerns resigned in 2013 as GOP chairman and partner at a Blue Bell law firm as he faced charges for raping a former employee at his law firm. He pleaded no contest in 2014 to indecent assault and was sentenced to two years of probation.
February 18, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - As blizzard conditions began to strand motorists for what would become 24 hours of icy discomfort last month, Pennsylvania Turnpike managers were hampered because they relied on a single afternoon weather forecast that understated the severity of the storm, they said Tuesday. Testifying before a state Senate committee, Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan said the officials relied on a Jan. 22 midafternoon advisory from AccuWeather Inc., its contracted forecasting service, that called for what seemed a "manageable range" of snow in south central Pennsylvania.
February 10, 2016 |
Albert M. Reeves, 88, of Riverton, chief of the Riverton Fire Company from May 1972 to January 1975, died of pancreatic cancer Friday, Feb. 5, at home. Mr. Reeves joined the fire company when he was 20 and was still listed on its website membership list. The most memorable event during his years in the company, son Gordon Reeves said, was a Christmas morning fire at a Cinnaminson home in which children died. Though the decade in which it happened and the specifics of the fire are lost to memory, Gordon Reeves said, his father's company was the first of several units to arrive at the scene and the first to enter the building.
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.