January 26, 2016 |
The Flyers, coming off two straight one-goal losses, will face one of the many teams they are chasing in the wild-card hunt, Boston, on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "We've got to be better than we have been the last couple games," winger Wayne Simmonds said Sunday after practice in Voorhees. "We've been out of sorts a bit. We haven't been playing 60-minute hockey. We've been playing here and there, but not the full games. " Before losing to Toronto and Pittsburgh, the Flyers were on a 5-0-1 run. In the last two games, they were outscored at even strength by a combined 5-1 margin, and they allowed a total of 80 shots.
January 17, 2016 |
Stockton University has gotten off the Showboat roller-coaster. After months of legal wrangling, political fights, and millions of dollars spent on maintenance and security at the empty building, the university finally sold the former casino property in Atlantic City. "Stockton is closing this chapter in our history, and moving on to exciting plans for the university's future," Harvey Kesselman, the university's president, said in a statement Friday. The Philadelphia-based developer Bart Blatstein bought the property for $23 million, inheriting a legal mess but clearing Stockton to move forward with other plans.
December 19, 2015 |
I have a homework assignment for you: Prepare for the upcoming X-Files miniseries by reviewing the original series - all 202 episodes. Set to premiere on Jan. 24 on Fox, the miniseries will feature original leads David Duchovny as FBI agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as his partner, Dana Scully. Get ready for the new installment by watching the series in high-def! All nine seasons of the sci-fi classic have been released for the first time on Blu-ray. It is available in individual one-season sets or as a massive, 55-disc box set. Created by writer-producer Chris Carter, The X-Files ran from 1993 to 2002 and helped redefine science fiction on TV, with well-written stories in which the two heroes investigate the FBI's oddest cases, from vampires to UFOs.
December 16, 2015 |
When the Arcs, the Nashville rock band fronted by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, were scheduling a Paris date for their European tour last month, they could have played in either of two 1,500-capacity venues. "Our French promoter said, 'I had you playing at Bataclan for a while,' " Auerbach, talking on the phone from his home in Nashville, recalls as he prepares for the Arcs' first American tour, which comes to the Fillmore on Wednesday. " 'But then I switched you,' he said. 'The two venues are basically the same.
December 11, 2015 |
At the start of Thom Zinny's making-of documentary included in The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (Columbia****) (4 CDs, 2 DVDs or Blu-Rays; $92.19 on Amazon), Bruce Springsteen illustrates a point with an acoustic performance of "Two Hearts," a crucial song on The River , the 1980 album into which the new six-disc box does a deep dive. "Once I spent my time playing tough-guy scenes," the Boss sings. "But I was living in a world of childish dreams / Some day these childish dreams must end, to become a man and grow up to dream again.
October 3, 2015 |
Geisinger Health System completed its acquisition of AtlantiCare Health System Inc., the dominant health-care system in Atlantic County, the two organizations said Thursday. The deal, which was announced nearly two years ago, adds to Geisinger's acute-care operations. Based in Danville, Pa., Geisinger already owned six acute-care hospitals in Pennsylania and this deal expands its licensed acute-care bed count by 36 percent. AtlantiCare operates hospitals in Atlantic City and Galloway Township with a total of 593 licensed beds.
September 24, 2015 |
Camden Catholic coach Nick Strom says junior Nazir Streater is a "rare find" as a high school running back. Not just because Streater has speed. And power. And can catch the football. And is a willing blocker. But because of all of the above. "I compare him to (former Burlington Township standout) Mike Thomas," said Strom, the Irish's second-year head coach who previously was an assistant coach at Burlington Township. "He might not quite have Mike's top-line speed, but he's a complete back, and you don't see that in high school too much.
September 18, 2015 |
Mike Smith scored midway through the second half to complete Archbishop Wood's 2-1, come-from-behind victory Wednesday over visiting Cardinal O'Hara in Catholic League soccer. Scottie Pierson scored midway through the second half for the Vikings, who trailed by 1-0 at the break. Suburban One National. Tony Ciarlante scored off an assist from Dan Mehaffey at the 60-minute mark to lift William Tennent past Neshaminy, 1-0, at home. Anthony Caruso made four saves for his first career shutout as Council Rock North blanked Truman, 4-0, on the road.
August 18, 2015 |
MILWAUKEE - Aaron Harang was cruising, despite his teammates not providing any offense of their own through 4 1/2 innings of play. He'd surrendered only a first-inning triple by Jonathan Lucroy, which led to Milwaukee's only run to that point. And then it all unraveled. The Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth inning. By the time Scooter Gennett - in his second at-bat of the inning - struck out to end the frame, Harang was no longer in the game, the Brewers had a six-run lead, and Sunday's game, which ended with a 6-1, series-sweeping Brewers victory, was long out of reach.
July 17, 2015 |
Piles of jagged concrete - the remnants of a Mount Holly neighborhood that is about to be erased - sit among tall weeds and scattered, boarded-up rowhouses awaiting their own dates with the wrecker. Nearby, on a hot day this week, crews worked on a row of four condominiums as the redevelopment at the Mount Holly Gardens got underway. Conceived more than a dozen years ago to eliminate blight, the project faced delays as a housing discrimination dispute was fought in state and federal courts.