January 26, 2013 |
The Reading School District is cutting its ties with an embattled alternative-education firm in Bala Cynwyd. Reading's school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to terminate a $1.1 million contract with Delaware Valley High School to operate a disciplinary school for troubled students as of Feb. 6. "We are acting in the best interest of our students," the district said in a statement Thursday. "We have a transition plan in place for our alternative education services, and that will be communicated to our parents and students.
March 28, 1990 |
Mother Llama nuzzles her offspring as the two take a break from their daily doings to enjoy an early spring day at the Philadelphia Zoo. Delaware Valley humans might well be advised to do the same while they can, because forecasters are calling for increasing cloudiness and the possibility of rain tomorrow through Sunday. Details on Page 16.
March 28, 1988 |
The live Delaware Valley harness racing season got under way last night at Brandywine, when 6,217 fans turned out to watch last season's leading driver, Bob Shahan, record a double that included a come-from-behind victory in the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace feature.
August 5, 1995 |
The Philadelphia and Delaware Valley scholastic male basketball teams appear to be on a collision course for the gold medal at the 14th annual Keystone State Games. Philadelphia, the defending gold-medal team, improved to 2-0 with a 111-87 victory over Allegheny yesterday at Susquehanna High School. Tamir Harbin of Interboro made three three-point baskets and finished with a game-high 25 points to lead Philadelphia, while Devon Wade of the Christian Academy added 23 points. Delaware Valley, winner of the bronze medal in 1994, went to 2-0 in pool play with a 102-84 win over Nittany, behind 34 points from Lower Merion's Kobe Bryant.
September 28, 1997 |
Looking every bit a first-year football team, La Salle was clobbered by Delaware Valley, 43-0, yesterday before 3,464 somber fans at McCarthy Stadium. Delaware Valley (2-1) flexed its muscle and imposed its size on the Explorers. It also flashed its speed and balance in winning a second consecutive game for the first time since 1995, when it was coached by Bill Manlove, who now coaches La Salle. The Explorers (1-3) managed only one first down and 7 yards of total offense in the first half.
September 27, 2013 |
In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first. But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in the making, is ready to open its doors Saturday morning, a rare oasis in what has been called a food desert. "No one believed this was coming," said Denina Hood, a Chester native and an employee of the store that will become the first supermarket in town since 2001.
August 9, 1991 |
The undefeated Philadelphia scholastic baseball team earned a spot in the gold-medal game of the 10th annual Keystone State Games with two victories in round-robin play yesterday at Lehigh University. The Philadelphia team, for players 18 years old and younger, will play Nittany (2-1) at 11 a.m today at Lehigh University. Rich Paczewski of Archbishop Ryan struck out seven, pitching a complete game in a 3-0 triumph over Blue Mountain. Paczewski got the save Wednesday when Philadelphia gained a 5-3 victory over Delaware Valley, the defending gold medalist.
October 11, 1989 |
John and Joan Lynn Drimak pose with their newborn twins, the first set born from frozen embryos in the Delaware Valley. John Michael (5 pounds, 5 ounces) and Marc Joseph (4 pounds, 6 ounces), arrived Oct. 5 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "It was an unbelievable moment," said Joan Lynn Drimak, who with her husband tried unsuccessfully for three years to have a child. "For a long time I had wondered if we'd ever have children. And there I was, looking at our two healthy boys.
April 8, 2013
If you think 1.2 billion Catholics around the world had a celebration when Pope Francis was elected this past month, wait until you see a couple million Delaware Valley sports fans party when the city's next championship is won within a couple of years. Each of the last five times a new pope has been elected, Philadelphia has won a major pro sports title within 4 years. Pope John Paul II's long reign (1978-2005) ran eerily parallel to the city's title drought (1983-2008).
July 24, 2012 |
Without warning, Delaware Valley High School - a for-profit education firm whose records were recently subpoenaed by a federal grand jury - has laid off all 50 teaching and administrative employees at the four alternative schools it operates in the region. Staffers said lawyer David T. Shulick, whose company operates the schools, owes them each thousands of dollars for work during the 2011-12 academic year. They had been expecting back pay last week but got furlough notices instead.