March 21, 2012 |
A new U.S. Census study shows that Asians are the fastest growing racial group, with a 46 percent jump from 2000 to 2010. And, it shows New Jersey remains a top magnet for those of Asian descent. The Census study released today looked at the population identifying itself as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more other races. The percent of those identifying themselves as being partially of Asian descent grew by 45.6 percent. Those who say they are solely of Asian descent grew by 43.3 percent.
June 2, 1995 |
The public school state group track championships will be held today and tomorrow at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield, and the parochial schools will compete tomorrow at Plainfield High School. The top six finishers in each group advance to the Meet of Champions on Wednesday at South Plainfield. Here's a preview of the four public school groups: GROUP 4 BOYS. Camden and Randolph are the favorites for the team title. Albert Newkirk (400 meters) and Justin Dupree (110 and 400 hurdles)
March 16, 2013 |
As the next step in its post-bankruptcy evolution, the Prince Music Theater has named a new board of directors and an executive director. James E. Hines, 35, is the new chief staffer, joining the Prince after three years as artistic administrator of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. The Prince, a former movie house on Chestnut Street, exited Chapter 11 on Oct. 15 after being won at bankruptcy auction by a group of business investors known collectively as 1412 Chestnut Street Corp.
January 19, 2013 |
ESTELL MANOR, N.J. - Standing in a nearly 5,000-acre former game preserve owned for generations by 13 families, his own among them, Stewart Keener was finding it difficult to part Thursday with its nesting bald eagles, meandering streams, and a quiet so pronounced it's almost deafening. "It's hard for us to let go, Keener, 47, of Philadelphia, said. "This is so unique here. " Minutes earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection had formally announced acquisition of the parcel and a smaller adjacent one through its Green Acres land-preservation program.
April 7, 2013 |
SHORTLY BEFORE Gregory Scott was killed in February, he asked a few close friends to help him revive the Gold Coast Buccaneers, a drill team that he had been part of since the 1960s. Scott, 55, wanted the West Philadelphia group to return to its glory days when it would literally stomp the competition to shame. But before the group could really come together, Scott was gunned down outside his West Philadelphia home by his cousin James Scott III and another man, James Hiller, police say. Now the group is trying to move forward without the man affectionately known as "Chops," whom they considered the glue of the Buccaneers.
October 15, 2012 |
A million years passed, or so it seemed. "Never in a million years would Jack do that," Linda Bunyan, 56, of Harleysville, insisted as she watched her bare-footed friends stomp grapes at the Wine Room of Cherry Hill. It happened so quickly that Bunyan never saw her husband, Jack, 57, remove his shoes and socks and roll up his cuffs. He stepped into the 3-foot-wide, 18-inch-high vat and waited, his arms spread wide. His wife hopped in and the two embraced. They stomped and giggled like children.
January 27, 2013 |
The knock on the Paulsboro boys' basketball team is that the Red Raiders don't always face a challenge on Tuesdays or Thursdays. But that overlooks the ferocity of the competition on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. "We call them 'minute' scrimmages," Paulsboro coach Sean Collins said of the 5-on-5 battles during the team's practices. "You want minutes, you better go in practice. They get after each other. " When the Red Raiders are all on the same side, they are undefeated.
January 25, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Chimpanzees that have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked, and tested may be headed for retirement in a leafy sanctuary where they can climb trees, socialize at will, play with toys, even listen to music. More than 300 chimpanzees should be retired from government-funded research and sent to live in a sprawling refuge outfitted with play areas under a recommendation approved Tuesday by a top national panel of scientists. The proposal from a National Institutes of Health committee is the latest step in a gradual shift away from using chimps as test subjects, because of technological advances and because of ethical concerns about their close relation to humans.
November 28, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the "Supa Six," and it could save the future of Penn State football. This upstart group of young Nittany Lions - namely, running back Bill Belton, wide receiver Allen Robinson, defensive end Deion Barnes, cornerback Adrian Amos, offensive tackle Donovan Smith and tight end Kyle Carter - all made big in-game contributions to a resilient 8-4 Penn State team this season. But more importantly, perhaps, the six seem committed to Penn State for the long haul, which could play a huge role in keeping Penn State football afloat through sanctioned times.
November 23, 2011 |
Trudy Rubin: Only one group stands to gain. A2 .