September 13, 2016 |
ABOUT AN HOUR after Sunday's game, three players remained in the Eagles' locker room. One of them was Carson Wentz. The giant media flood had trickled away. A few equipment guys were packing stuff into bags. Wentz walked around, drained a blue Gatorade, paced some more, grabbed a water bottle out of the cooler, then ambled over to where the offensive linemen dress, near the showers and the restroom, and leaned against a doorframe. Didn't the Eagles' rookie quarterback have anywhere to go, after authoring a 29-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns in his first NFL start, and sending half the Delaware Valley out to the mall to look for No. 11 jerseys?
September 9, 2016
SOME FOLKS simply aren't ready for college when they come out of high school. Delaware Valley's Shawn Miller was one of them, even if it took him a while to realize that. So eventually, his life and football career had to take a two-year detour. And even though there's no way he knew it at the time, that move turned out to be probably the best thing that ever happened to him. In every way. "It was a maturity thing," said Miller, a junior defensive back from Laurel, Del. "You're going from being a big fish, the man, to a place where there's a whole lot of other guys in the same position.
August 29, 2016 |
Gabby was a singer. At 8 years old, she also was sassy. "Gabby had an attitude!" one cousin said. But she was also caring, and loved fiercely those she knew. She loved to ride her bike, to play. And the Camden little girl had just agreed to try cheerleading. "Gabby was very smart," her mother, Meresa Carter-Phillips, said. "She was an honor-roll student. She loved to read; she loved to write; she loved to sing. " Gabrielle Hill Carter was playing outside Wednesday night on the sidewalk across the street from her house on the 900 block of South Eighth Street in Camden when several men opened fire on another man. The girl who had earlier been singing Michael Jackson was hit by a stray bullet.
July 18, 2016
ISSUE | BILL LYON TRIBUTE Fund-raising and Phillies I have read with great interest the five-part series by retired Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist Bill Lyon as he bravely shared his journey with Alzheimer's - the most common type of dementia - and its effects on not only him but the people he loves. Alzheimer's, which affects 5.4 million Americans, is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death and the only one in the top 10 that has no cure, means of prevention, or way to slow it. As president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, I admire Bill's courage tremendously, so we have teamed up with the Inquirer's parent company, Philadelphia Media Network, and the Phillies to honor him with Alzheimer's Night at the Phillies Salutes Bill Lyon, Aug. 3, at Citizens Bank Park.
July 15, 2016 |
A teacher at beleaguered Delaware Valley Charter High School has asked the Philadelphia School District's top financial official to reconsider withholding $820,000 in payments to the school this summer. The district said the charter school in Logan owes the money for overbilling for students in past years and failing to make required pension payments for teachers. But Matthew Black, 27, who has taught math at the school for two years, said it's the teachers and other staffers who were hurt when the charter could not make payroll last week.
July 9, 2016 |
The Philadelphia School District told the troubled Delaware Valley Charter High School in Logan on Thursday that the school will not receive any payments this month for students and only a partial payment in August - a loss of more than $820,000 that threatens the operation's payroll. Uri Monson, the district's chief financial officer, said the charter's interim CEO was told that the district would be withholding the payments to recover money the charter owes for overbilling for students in past years and failing to make required pension contributions for teachers.
July 9, 2016 |
Moody's Investors Service downgraded $32 million of Delaware Valley University debt to junk-bond status, citing deteriorating financial performance caused by stagnant revenue from students and the Doylestown school's decision not to adjust its expenses. Despite the ratings reduction to Ba1 from Baa3, the outlook remains negative because Moody's expects it to be difficult for Delaware Valley to break even and maintain stable liquidity in the near term. Nearly all of Delaware Valley's financial measures tracked by Moody's deteriorated in recent years, according to the June 30 Moody's report.
June 10, 2016 |
Mark Roth says a possible turning point in MaST Charter's baseball season was an embarrassing 10-0 defeat at the hands of Bicentennial Athletic League rival Christopher Dock on May 5. "We kind of hit rock bottom there," the first-year head coach said. "I told the kids, 'At the end of the day, you have to look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable and be able to answer to your teammates.' " The Panthers responded with eight straight victories by a combined score of 93-23.
April 30, 2016
ISSUE | ENVIRONMENT Independent review of PennEast Pipeline is a big step in the process The Delaware River Basin Commission is doing the right thing by conducting independent hearings on the PennEast Pipeline next year ("More review for PennEast Pipeline," Tuesday). This dangerous 119-mile pipeline, which would deliver Marcellus Shale natural gas to New Jersey utilities, would cut through the Delaware Valley, threatening water quality and the environment. It would affect 39 parks, 44 wetlands, 33 farms, and other open-space areas in the state.
March 31, 2016 |
Stephen E.T. Kacir, 43, of Norristown, a naturalist, researcher, and bird-watcher extraordinaire who had been president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club since January, died Tuesday, March 22, of a heart attack at his gym. "It is with sadness beyond words that we inform you that our current president, Steve Kacir, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening," the club said in an statement on its website, www.dvoc.org/Main.htm . Mr. Kacir...