May 3, 2016 |
Touting tourism gains and distribution of rebuilding grants, Gov. Christie delivered a clear message last week on the state's progress since Hurricane Sandy. "We have recovered from Sandy," he told business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey luncheon. "We've done it faster than Louisiana or Mississippi recovering from Katrina. " But gauging the state's recovery 3 1/2 years after the October 2012 storm depends on whom you ask - and how recovery is measured. Christie noted last week that 4,000 families still are out of their homes.
May 1, 2016 |
Anthony Ochefu has seen the answers to the test. That's the benefit of having an older brother recently showered in local ticker tape and national glory. Inside NRG Stadium in Houston earlier this month, Anthony, a junior forward at Westtown, watched as his older brother, Daniel, helped Villanova capture a thrilling NCAA championship. "It was a great experience for me and my family," said Anthony, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward, whose recruiting stock is on the rise. "Nothing like it. " "Just reminded me of how much work is put into it," he said.
April 29, 2016 |
Here are some Southeastern Pennsylvania competitors to follow at the Penn Relays: Boys 400-meter hurdles: Miles Green, St. Joseph's Prep. The sophomore had a clocking of 53.73 seconds at the New York Relays two weeks ago. Mile: Josh Hoey, Downingtown West. Like Green, Hoey is an up-and-coming sophomore. He placed second in the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association indoor championships with a time of 4 minutes, 17.45 seconds. Pole vault: Hatboro-Horsham junior Nicholas Marino cleared 15-feet-6 at the Jack Roddick Invitational last weekend.
April 7, 2016 |
A failure to follow one or more safety rules designed to protect rail workers likely played a role in the Amtrak crash that killed two men Sunday, sources with knowledge of the crash said. The National Transportation Safety Board has said the communication between dispatchers and the work crew on the track will be one of the factors examined in the investigation. On Tuesday, several sources said a possible focus was on the failure to properly secure the permission that work crews need to safely access tracks.
March 30, 2016
By Peter Binzen This is a war story - actually an after-the-war story. I was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division, the so-called "ski troops" of World War II. It's true that we trained on skis in Colorado before shipping overseas. But once we entered combat against the Germans in Italy's Apennines, skis were forgotten. We were ordinary foot soldiers. The 10th entered the fray in January 1945. The Apennines were white with snow and the fighting was static.
March 26, 2016 |
Imagine for a moment that Babe Ruth hit his 714 home runs, compiled his 2.28 career ERA, and won his seven World Series titles and then went on to became the best manager in baseball history. That, essentially, is what Cael Sanderson is in the process of doing in the world of college wrestling. You can have an argument about who is the greatest college wrestler of all time, but you can't have it without including Sanderson. Your odds of winning by backing somewhere else are slim.
March 25, 2016 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - This is Ryan Arcidiacono's team. Villanova coach Jay Wright has said as much, many times. So have his teammates, to a man. And it's been his team for a while. Thursday night, "Arch" played like someone who didn't want this to be his last college game. The way the Wildcats followed his lead, maybe the next one won't be his last, either. In their first Sweet 16 game in seven years, he came out and set the tone. The first eight minutes belonged to him. And to Villanova, even after top scorer Josh Hart took a seat on the bench with two fouls.
March 16, 2016 |
Cousin Danny's Exotic Haven, a West Philadelphia strip club, has closed in the wake of a report in the Inquirer and Daily News detailing violence in the area of the club. The Department of Licenses and Inspections issued several violations after an inspector tried unsuccessfully to meet with the club's owner over the last two weeks, L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss said. The March 4 story reported that eight people have been killed since 2009 within two blocks of the club, in the 300 block of South 52nd Street.
March 12, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The first two starts for Aaron Nola this spring have been a search for consistency. What must the 22-year-old righthander improve upon? "Pretty much everything," Nola said Thursday after a 6-6 Phillies tie with Detroit. "Throwing all three of my pitches for quality strikes when I need to. The biggest thing is getting ahead of most guys. That's what I want to be better at than I was today and my last outing. " Nola needed 65 pitches to complete just 22/3 innings.
March 11, 2016 |
NEW YORK - So, just how much will Jay Wright miss Ryan Arcidiacono, whose Villanova career is now down to somewhere between two and eight games? "I have to stop myself from thinking about it, I really do," Wright conceded Thursday afternoon while standing outside the New York Knicks' locker room at Madison Square Garden after his Wildcats had beaten Georgetown for the second time in six days, this time by 14, in a Big East quarterfinal. "But lately I've found myself thinking about it more than ever.