March 13, 2016 |
HERSHEY - The lights inside Hershey's Giant Center often shine brightest on those who have seen them before. With six mats, hundreds of wrestlers and thousands of fans, the PIAA Class 3A wrestling championships present a daunting challenge for any first-time qualifier looking to make a mark in the country's most competitive state wrestling tournament. Last year, Upper Darby junior Colin Cronin was fresh meat, and he knew it. After failing to place at districts as a freshman, Cronin posted a 36-3 sophomore record while placing first at sectionals, districts and regionals before going 0-2 in his first state tournament appearance.
April 5, 2014 |
Tom Wolf, the front-runner among Democrats hoping to challenge Gov. Corbett, has built his campaign on a simple and compelling business success story, which he posted on the "About Tom" tab at the front of his website, and reinforced in his speeches and ads ever since he announced his campaign to supporters last year: He is a successful businessman, rich enough to put at least $10 million of his own money into his campaign - even after saving his...
September 10, 2010
Rich Cronin, 36, whose band LFO sang the breezy summer hit "Summer Girls" whose lyrics boosted Abercrombie & Fitch, has died after struggling with health setbacks, including leukemia and a stroke. Mr. Cronin - who cowrote "Summer Girls," LFO's biggest hit - died in a Boston hospital Wednesday, former bandmate Brad Fischetti said. "Last summer, when we did our reunion tour, he was certainly having health problems, but he was cancer-free at that time," Fischetti said Thursday. Mr. Cronin's manager, Melissa Holland, said he died of complications from leukemia.
January 8, 2008 |
Joseph P. Cronin Jr. was elected president judge of Delaware County Court yesterday. Cronin, 61, of Ridley Township, replaces Edward J. Zetusky Jr., 70, who retired to senior judge status at the start of this year. An official announcement is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today at the courthouse in Media. Also yesterday, Linda A. Cartisano, a resident of Chester City and its longtime solicitor, was elected chairwoman of the Delaware County Council by the five-member body. The Inquirer learned of Cronin's election during a call to Zetusky's chambers.
January 2, 2008 |
Mick Cronin's rebuilding plan at Cincinnati appears to be ahead of schedule. Deonta Vaughn and John Williamson scored 13 points each as the visiting Bearcats edged longtime rival Louisville yesterday, 58-57. Jerry Smith led the Cardinals with 17 points and David Padgett added 13 points and four rebounds in his return from a fractured kneecap, but Edgar Sosa's 18-footer with 2 seconds left was partially blocked and Terrence Williams' tip-in bounced out at the buzzer as the Bearcats (6-7, 1-0 Big East)
October 31, 2002 |
Justin Cronin, the Philadelphia novelist and La Salle University professor who won the PEN/Hemingway Award earlier this year for his first novel, Mary and O'Neil (Dial Press), has picked up another prestigious national literary prize: a $35,000 Whiting Writers Award. Last night at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, Robert Belknap, president of the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, announced its annual list of 10 writers "of exceptional talent and promise" who will receive the no-strings-attached money to support their work.
March 4, 2001 |
For Ellen Cronin, retirement does not mean sitting in front of the television catching up on soap operas. For this former Hillcrest Elementary School teacher, retirement means research and learning. "Ever since I started teaching in Upper Darby, I've been interested in local history," said Cronin, who retired two years ago. Cronin and her fellow volunteers from the Upper Darby Historical Society have been pouring over maps, deeds, wills, census reports, and tax records since winning a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in August of last year.
October 1, 2000 |
Thomas Paine Cronin had quite a summer. Full of "life-changing experiences," is how the union leader of white-collar city workers describes it: "I'll remember this summer. " He ticks off what happened: physically hurt, professionally betrayed, happily married. More ups and downs than the speed bag he punches in his Roxborough home. President of District Council 47 since 1980 - the longest tenure of any city employees' leader in town - Cronin, 57, is pugnacious, principled and provocative.
July 26, 2000 |
The resolution of the city's labor dispute erupted into a bitter, fratricidal war yesterday among AFSCME union members, with the white-collar union president calling blue-collar union leaders and international union leaders "sellouts of working people. " "We were treated like dirt," AFSCME District Council 47 President Tom Cronin raged, "and it will never, never be forgotten. " While the venom of Cronin's outburst was striking, the underlying conflict between the two unions is old and widely known among city unionists.
March 4, 2000 |
In addition to strange bedfellows, politics can sometimes create strange enemies. The construction union members who, earlier in the week, booed and heckled three members of City Council and the city controller, yesterday unleashed their wrath on fellow union members, hooting and hollering so loudly that Council President Anna Verna shut down the hearing to clear the room. Tom Cronin, president of AFSCME District Council 47, the city's white-collar workers, had come to urge Council not to spend money on stadiums until the four municipal unions have new contracts.