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February 14, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Paulsboro's Nick Duca pinned Buena's Dan Wooten in just nine seconds at 113 pounds as the host Red Raiders easily dispatched the Buena Chiefs, 44-24, in Friday's South Jersey Group 1 final. Buena fared well in the highest weight class of the night with Antonio Rodriguez (285) pinning Jake Medica 17 seconds into the bout. Elsewhere in boys' wrestling: South Jersey Group 2 final. After nine matches, Collingswood led visiting West Deptford, 24-9. Michael Taulane (182) pinned Ty Thurston with 44 seconds remaining in the first round to grab six points for the Panthers.
SPORTS
February 14, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
Top-seeded Clearview Regional jumped on second-seeded Cherry Hill West early, and the team's three heavy hitters made sure the visitors stayed buried. Zack Firestone, Michael Van Brill, and Stanley Atkinson, all undefeated coming in, contributed a total of 17 points to Clearview in a 48-19 rout Friday night as the Pioneers won their third straight South Jersey Group 4 title. "These guys work so hard in the room, and they deserve every ounce of this, but the journey's not over yet," Clearview coach Dave Tomasette said.
NEWS
February 14, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The chairman of a Delaware River neighborhoods association is raising concerns about a developer's apparent plans for the South Philadelphia waterfront site north of Reed Street formerly owned by Sheet Metal Workers Local 19. Matt Ruben said at a meeting of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group Thursday that a plan on the website of K4 Associates for what appears to be a cluster of residential high-rises on the 18-acre parcel would introduce too...
NEWS
February 13, 2016
Five men with "CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY" printed on their mustard-yellow scrubs sit in plastic chairs facing Stephen Michael Tumolo. "We usually start," he says, "with a moment of stillness. " The beige, bare-bones classroom goes quiet. But elsewhere in the minimum security unit of the massive facility in downtown Camden - currently home to some 1,400 male and female inmates - an undercurrent of boisterous voices flows on. And staccato chatter ("Mental health 1-2-3, Mental health 1-2-3")
SPORTS
February 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Collingswood senior Ryan Harper remembers it as the toughest practice of the season. Collingswood coach Dechlin Moody remembers it as the most important. "We needed to change the philosophy," Moody said of the team's workout fewer than 24 hours after a stunning loss to rival Haddonfield in a Colonial Conference clash on Feb. 3. Seven nights later, Collingswood emerged as a different team in a rematch with Haddonfield. Riding a flurry of three pins and a dramatic overtime victory by unsung senior Mica Roth, Collingswood registered a 34-32 victory over Haddonfield in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals Wednesday night in the Panthers' gymnasium.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
At a series of public meetings next month, SEPTA will present a single proposal for the five-mile extension of the Norristown High Speed Line. The meetings haven't been scheduled, but one group is already fighting. A petition to give Upper Merion residents a vote on the extension has attracted 424 signatures in three months, as of Wednesday. A group called NoKOPRail with a presence on Twitter and Facebook formed to support the petition. For context, those signatures come from a municipality of almost 30,000, according to census data, but the group has a lot of grievances: SEPTA communicated its plans poorly.
SPORTS
February 12, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
Kingsway rattled off three consecutive pins on Wednesday night to seal a 36-31 win over host Egg Harbor in the South Jersey Group 5 semifinals. Trace Kinner recorded a pin in 2 minutes, 27 seconds at 120 pounds. He was followed by his brother, Quinn, who pinned in 3:04 at 126. Atlee Cullison clinched the upset with his 65-second pin at 132. The win moves third-seeded Kingsway into Friday night's final against top-seeded Southern Regional, who knocked off Cherokee, 50-21. Cherokee's Colin Wickramaratna (113)
BUSINESS
February 12, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
TransCelerate BioPharma Inc., a King of Prussia-based nonprofit organization that aims to find quicker and more efficient ways of producing new medicines, said Wednesday it was launching a subsidiary, BioCelerate, to improve efficiencies in preclinical research. Six pharmaceutical companies will be founding members of BioCelerate. The first initiative will be sharing toxicity data in preclinical studies, according to TransCelerate CEO Dalvir Gill. The six member drugmakers are: Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, and Shionogi & Co. lloyd@phillynews.com 215-854-2831 @LoydLinda  
NEWS
February 11, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Organizers of a new Schuylkill River Trail Watch intended to deter crime on the popular path will share information and invite people to join at a community meeting Thursday evening, officials said. The watch has been formed in response to recent attacks and robberies on the Schuylkill River Trail. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row. Reports of assault and harassment, often targeting female runners, have increased since last fall. Some of the offenders have been described as male teens riding on bikes.
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