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August 12, 2015
SSUE | CLIMATE Northern Everglades It was a remarkable and rare occurrence that a manatee was found swimming in the Delaware River recently, but this was an alarm bell going off. With ocean and river temperatures hitting record highs, these events will happen more and more. New Jersey's weather trends are like those of Tidewater Virginia 30 years ago. And who knows whether 30 years from now, our weather will be more like northern Florida's? The way we're going, the Pine Barrens may end up being more like the Everglades unless something is done about climate change.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glistening with sweat at a LOVE Park rally Wednesday organized by a coalition of immigrant advocates, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney said he would forgo an estimated $5 million to $6 million in federal funds for Philadelphia rather than adopt a law enforcement policy he believes violates immigrants' civil rights. "Money is important," he said. "But it's not worth violating the Constitution. You can't pay me to violate the Constitution. " Pushing back against legislation that would withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," including Philadelphia, Kenney, several local officials, and members of the Philadelphia Family Unity Network coalition denounced the movement in Congress to dock funding from the 22 cities that restrict local police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
NEWS
May 7, 2015
TODAY, LET'S think about possibility. Specifically, the possibility our state Supreme Court upholds the Constitution more often than when the mood strikes it to do so. I mention this because of a record three vacancies on the seven-member court to be filled by election this year, and because, you know, one can always hope. Let's concede that law can be a malleable thing, subject to circumstance and politics. In this state it's massaged into various shapes, sometimes avoiding constitutional dictates.
NEWS
April 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Constitution's Ahmad Gilbert, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, committed Thursday to play at Minnesota. He visited the school Wednesday. Dangerous in the open court and around the basket, the lefthander averaged 17.6 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 2.1 blocks while leading the Generals to a 24-8 record and their third state championship. He was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection. Gilbert had originally pledged to George Mason. He reopened his commitment after Paul Hewitt was fired.
SPORTS
March 22, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
HERSHEY - It was like a slow-moving, tidal wave of emotion for Constitution High's Ahmad Gilbert. Clad in the Generals' all-red uniforms, the 6-7 senior forward strode through Hershey's Giant Center fully aware of the stakes. It wasn't until Gilbert reached the court, however, that the gravity hit him. "I came out of the tunnel, looked up, and it was my last game," he said. "I let it out once I shook a couple of my guys' hands. I just looked like, 'This is our last game.' "My freshman year, I never thought I would play my last game in the state championship game, so that's really special," he continued.
NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - It was like a slow moving, tidal wave of emotion for Constitution's Ahmad Gilbert. Clad in the Generals' red uniform, the 6-foot-7 senior forward strode through the Giant Center before the PIAA Class A state final fully aware of the stakes. It wasn't until Gilbert reached the court Friday afternoon, however, that the gravity hit him. "I came out of the tunnel, looked up, and it was my last game," he said. "I let it out once I shook a couple of my guys' hands.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, For the Daily News cartera@phillynews.com
AHMAD "J.R. " GILBERT wasn't ready for his high school career to be over. The 6-7 senior for Constitution High just wouldn't let it end. He's been with the Generals since his freshman year. In a time when transfers abound throughout the city, Gilbert has grown with this group of teammates and coaches. In particular, Gilbert grew close to Constitution assistant coach Fran Hamilton, who died last year. And with a stellar performance in the Generals' 87-46 decimation of Math, Civics and Sciences Charter in the Class A semifinals, Gilbert will have one last game with his basketball family.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert just wasn't ready for his high school career to be over. The 6-foot-7 senior for Constitution just wouldn't let it end. He's been with the Generals since freshman year. In a time when transfers abound throughout the city, Gilbert has grown with this group of teammates and coaches. In particular, Gilbert grew close to Constitution assistant coach Fran Hamilton, who died last year. And with a stellar performance in the Generals' 87-46 rout of Math, Civics and Sciences at Philadelphia University in the PIAA Class A semifinals Tuesday night, Gilbert will have one last game with his basketball family.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
HAMBURG, Pa. - Haneef Vaughn is one of the city's most tenacious defenders on the basketball court. At 6-foot-1, with long arms, quick hands, and fleet feet, the Constitution senior is a constant disrupter on defense. However, it was his offensive limitations that turned him into an excellent defender. "Before, I couldn't shoot," Vaughn said Friday after the Generals overwhelmed St. John Neumann, 83-45, at Hamburg High School. "So, if I couldn't score, my defense had to be my offense.
SPORTS
March 12, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Math, Civics, and Sciences advanced to its fifth consecutive state quarterfinal Tuesday night with a 65-41 win over Meadowbrook Christian in a PIAA Class A second-round game at East Pennsboro. St. John's recruit Samir Doughty scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and sophomore forward Luis Reyes had 10 rebounds. Donovan Barnes added 15 points. Also at East Pennsboro, George Mason-bound forward Ahmad Gilbert scored 18 points and drained four three-pointers to steer Constitution past Shanksville-Stoney Creek, 62-32.
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