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April 10, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A GROUP OF current and former students launched a campaign yesterday to identify peers they claim have been pushed out of Philadelphia public schools through closings or cutbacks to key programs. Youth United for Change said the closure of 24 schools last year, combined with cuts to the school district's Re-Engagement Center and slots in accelerated schools, has left students who drop out with few options. "Being pushed out is unfair," said YUC member Maury Elliott, a former Simon Gratz High student who briefly re-enrolled in an alternative school.
NEWS
March 29, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN In more than three hours of testimony spread over two days, the former chief executive of a mortgage company said that a group allegedly led by reputed mobsters made false accusations to seize control of his firm. Dan Phillips, 64, was CEO of Texas-based FirstPlus Financial Group until 2007, when he and the company's board of directors relinquished control to an investment group. That group, prosecutors said, was made up of lawyers and other individuals working under the direction of Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., son of jailed Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, and alleged mob associate Salvatore Pelullo.
NEWS
March 22, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER West Chester University's faculty union and Faculty Senate let the school's trustees know Thursday they do not have the full support of the campus in their backing of legislation that would allow the school and others doing well in finances and enrollment to leave the state system. At the first meeting of West Chester's Council of Trustees since two state senators introduced legislation March 11 meant to give more autonomy to the 14 schools in the State System of Higher Education, faculty representatives told the trustees their concerns include potential tuition increases and a feeling that the trustees and the university president have kept them out of the loop.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - This was the Pitman team that won all those games on paper before the start of the season. "We fought through a lot of adversity to get here," senior guard Darnell Foreman said after Pitman beat Bloomfield Tech, 59-48, in the Group 1 state championship game Sunday night at Rutgers University. Foreman scored 16 of his 18 in the second half and junior forward Tim Delaney generated 20 points with seven rebounds for Pitman (25-7). Senior swingman Eric Stafford added nine points with 12 rebounds for Pitman, which won its third state title and first since back-to-back crowns in 1997-98.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - The Woodrow Wilson fan section more than doubled that of West Morris Central. The fans were loud and on their feet virtually the entire game. "People say nothing good comes out of Camden," said Wilson junior guard Ciarah Bennett. "But we had the whole city behind us. And that pushed us. It just feels so good to win this for our city, and to win it for ourselves. " The Wilson girls' basketball team clawed its way to a 70-64 win over West Morris in Sunday's state Group 3 championship at the Pine Belt Arena.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Haddon Township's starting five of Katie Burns, Alayxiah Carr, Sarah Getzinger, Morgan Lenahan, and Bella Preziosi left the Group 1 championship to a standing ovation in the final minute. The Hawks fans filled most of their half of the 3,208-seat Pine Belt Arena, with the student section stretched back more than 10 rows. They covered the blue bleacher-style seats with the school's red, and they sent off their team with one last cheer Sunday as the season came to an end. After the postgame ceremonies ended, Haddon Township coach Tom Mulligan made sure his girls came together for a few last team photos before they left the court.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - They were so close, they could reach out and touch it. "We thought we were going to win the game," Camden senior guard Tavaris Headen said of Sunday's Group 2 state championship game at Rutgers University. Ahead of Newark Tech by 10 points late in the third quarter, Camden was less than eight minutes away from the program's 12th state championship. The Panthers' fans were in full roar, their pep band was playing a happy tune, and the players were sensing the magnitude of the moment.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON As Senate President Stephen Sweeney seeks to strengthen his credibility among liberal voters by backing a proposal to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, he also has set in motion political tests of Gov. Christie's conservative credentials and of gun-rights groups' influence in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Sweeney, a Democrat, last year blocked the Assembly-backed bill, which would reduce the legal capacity of magazines from 15 rounds to 10. His district - which includes rural parts of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties - has a sizable constituency of gun owners and is generally more conservative than those represented by some of his fellow Democrats.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
LUMBERTON A nonprofit group's plan for a controversial 300-bed homeless facility in Lumberton is "not in concert" with the county's long-term plans, the county's spokesman says. "We all want to end homelessness," said Eric Arpert, communications director for the freeholder board. "But the difference lies in how to do it. " Citizens Serving the Homeless Inc. (CSH), based in Mount Holly, said last week it expected to submit an application to Lumberton by June. Arpert said the freeholders had no plans to block the project, but noted "there are no plans for us to help fund" its construction because the county has a different, decentralized vision for serving its homeless.
NEWS
March 16, 2014 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
With just 15 health-insurance shopping days left this year, groups across the region are gearing up for a last-minute blitz of Affordable Care Act consumers. Resources for Human Development, the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, and Get Covered America are all expecting waves of 11th-hour buyers to exceed the throng of clients they helped in the days leading to December's deadline to be insured by Jan. 1. "We doubled the amount of folks that were coming into our office and calling us" before Dec. 23, said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Health Access Network.
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