September 15, 2014 |
Trent Hurley scored on a 5-yard run with 41 seconds remaining to lift Delaware to a 28-25 victory over visiting Colgate on Saturday night. The winning touchdown came after Colgate (0-2) went three-and-out for the only time. Hurley directed the winning 12-play drive, and the Blue Hens (2-1) ran in a two-point conversion. Lafayette 50, Robert Morris 3 - Drew Reed threw two touchdowns and ran for a third, as the Leopards (1-1) routed the visiting Colonials (0-3). New Hampshire 45, Lehigh 27 - Sean Goldrich passed for a career-high 422 yards and four touchdowns to lead the host Wildcats (1-1)
September 14, 2014 |
With four goals in the first 11 minutes of the field hockey game, host Temple bested Delaware, 5-1. Five different players scored for Temple (4-1). Penn 4, Fairfield 2 - The host Quakers move to 2-1 on the season after defeating the Stags. Emily Corcoran (Merion Mercy) and Alexa Hoover (Methacton) each scored two goals. Fairfield's Ann Burgoyne (Mount St. Joseph) scored twice for the Stags. Women's soccer Villanova 3, James Madison 0 - The host Wildcats improved to 2-3-1 with a shut out of the Dukes (4-2-1)
September 12, 2014 |
TEARS WILL BE shed Sunday night along the Atlantic City Boardwalk when one lucky lady is crowned Miss America. For Miss Delaware's family, win or lose, tears will flow - joyous tears for Brittany Lewis beaming up on the stage, and tears for her sister Gina Clarke-Lewis, who was slain in Camden County in 2010. "She's keeping Gina's memory alive just by being up there," Brenda Lewis said of her daughter. Brittany Lewis, 24, is about as close as it gets to a hometown favorite, having grown up a few miles away, across the inlet in Brigantine.
September 10, 2014 |
It's the stuff of reality television: a Battle of the Port Titans. Two prominent marine-terminal operators with big stakes in the Delaware River each want to manage and control some of the 200 acres known as Southport, at the eastern end of the Navy Yard, south of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Vying for the millions of dollars in business opportunities that could result: John Brown Jr., president of Penn Warehousing and Distribution Inc., a paper-import company that operates from Piers 38 and 40 and 78 and 80, who also runs Murphy Marine Services at the Port of Wilmington; and the Holt family, whose companies operate the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and Gloucester Terminals L.L.C.
September 6, 2014 |
Back in 2008, during the first giddy days of his administration, Mayor Nutter made the obligatory trip down to the Delaware to give a speech. Taking the stage in the overbuilt, underused Independence Seaport Museum, he announced that waterfront development was a top priority and that he would follow the recommendations of the new PennPraxis study. It was "a carpe diem moment" for the city, he assured the crowd. Of course, just about every new Philadelphia mayor during the last 50 years has come into office vowing to transform the Delaware's fragmented, postindustrial wastes into a glamorous urban riviera, only to discover that the place is stubbornly resistant to megaprojects.
August 31, 2014 |
On a Saturday afternoon two years ago, Matt Capucini navigated his 33-foot Formula through Ventnor Heights' back bays, where Shore life is good. From Memorial Day through the warmth of autumn, there's a steady flow of action: swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, plus parties spilling onto large decks. It was exactly what Capucini and his life partner, Jimmy Ruiz, were looking for. They had traveled from their vacation home in Rehoboth Beach to see a bayfront property for sale.
August 29, 2014 |
John J. Healy Sr., 89, of Havertown, a contractor in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, died Sunday, Aug. 24, of lymphoma at his home. Born in Philadelphia, "Jack" Healy spent most of his life in the Merwood Park section of Havertown, where he attended St. Denis School. He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1943 and then enlisted in the Navy on July 9. He served as a medical corpsman during World War II. While on Guam, he treated several survivors of the Indianapolis, a ship torpedoed by the Japanese in the South Pacific in July 1945 after dropping off parts for the atomic bomb.
August 25, 2014 |
Susan McHugh-Ringiewicz walked into the dorm room and sized it up: Three beds. Three desks. Three chairs. Two closets. Three girls. "And a lot of stuff," said the respiratory therapist from West Chester, who was moving her daughter, Kerry, into the University of Delaware on Saturday. Would everything fit? "We're still trying to figure that out," she said. With larger-than-expected freshmen classes, the University of Delaware in Newark and Rowan University in Glassboro are requiring more students than ever before to triple up in dorm rooms designed for two. That can make for a tight squeeze - and some parents and students are less than thrilled.
August 25, 2014 |
The northbound lanes of I-495 in Wilmington were reopened Saturday, after Delaware transportation officials decided a bridge over the Christina River had been safely repaired following closure of both sets of lanes on June 2. The southbound lanes had reopened on July 31. The bridge carried about 90,000 cars per day before it was closed, and the highway served as a key transit route in the mid-Atlantic region, including for commuters to Philadelphia....
August 23, 2014 |
Susan McHugh-Ringiewicz walked into the dorm room and sized it up: Three beds. Three desks. Three chairs. Two closets. Three girls. "And a lot of stuff," said the respiratory therapist from West Chester, who was moving her daughter, Kerry, into the University of Delaware on Saturday. Would everything fit? "We're still trying to figure that out," she said. With larger than expected freshmen classes, the University of Delaware in Newark and Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. are requiring more students than ever before to triple up in dorm rooms traditionally designed for two. That can make for a tight squeeze - and some parents and students are less than thrilled.