March 16, 2016 |
Legendary Daily News personal-finance columnist and radio talk-show host Harry S. Gross, 92, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Gross was a trailblazer in local media, providing financial advice to consumers. In 1978, he started a call-in radio program that ran for more than 20 years on Philadelphia radio stations WCAU and WWDB. He wrote his personal-finance column for the Daily News from 1981 until his retirement late last year. Among his mantras were "Live beneath your means," and "If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
March 12, 2016 |
New York runway designer Amanda Phelan will present her fall 2016 collection at an exclusive trunk show at Drexel University Saturday. Phelan, who is from Chaddsford, debuted her part-space age, somewhat-cozy and all the way artsy Spring 2016 womenswear collection to the fashion industry last September to rave reviews. The 28-year-old designer is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. After completing her studies, she worked as a knitwear designer for top-tier designers Alexander Wang and Nicole Miller.
March 10, 2016 |
FOR THE first time, a team from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is hosting the NCAA Division II men's East Region. Starting Saturday, Holy Family University in Northeast Philadelphia - which won the conference title last weekend with an 87-68 win over Philadelphia University in Orangeburg, N.Y. - will be the site of the eight-team tournament. The winner advances to the Elite Eight in Frisco, Texas, March 23-26. Top-seeded Holy Family (26-5) will play eighth-seeded Southern New Hampshire (22-10)
March 4, 2016 |
Joel Thomas Zimmerman isn't just some skinny cat who likes to wear giant mouse ears. He's deadmau5, the warp-speed, progressive house/techno producer and performer who made his bones with bass-dropping, hit-making electro and a mouse head lit from within. The Canadian is among those most responsible for making electronic dance music the acronym - EDM - that all the kids could love, moving the genre up from the underground and beyond its druggy "rave" tag. Having been quiet for a recent minute, deadmau5 has returned to the stage as the "special gue5t" on his own brief, mau5trap-label bus tour of the East Coast.
February 28, 2016 |
Morgan Papp's outside shooting was the difference for the Bordentown girls' basketball team in its 46-33 win over Burlington Township. Papp led the hosts with 27 points, making five baskets from beyond the arc in the process. Genesis Walker scored 11 points in the Burlington County League matchup. In other Burlington County League action, Brenna Cloud scored 16 points in Delran's 49-26 win at Riverside. Cloud added nine rebounds, two assists and seven steals. Cape-Atlantic Consolation.
February 28, 2016
If Oscar hosting has turned into an Olympic sport, we should blame Billy Crystal, the nine-time host who set the bar so high he failed to clear it himself when he returned in 2012 after Eddie Murphy backed out. Here, ranked from best to worst, are other recent hosts Chris Rock will be measured against Sunday. Ellen DeGeneres Hosted: 2007 and 2014. How she did: Better the second time, breaking the Internet with a selfie with some of the world's biggest stars. Hugh Jackman Hosted: 2009.
February 27, 2016 |
In 2000, Edgewood High School became Winslow Township High School. In the sixteen years since the switch, the school's girls' basketball team had never won an Olympic Conference Patriot title. That was until Thursday, when the visiting Eagles defeated Timber Creek, 45-32. Amiaya Melvins paced Winslow Township with 19 points and Jalissa Pitts added eight points. In other Olympic Conference action, Maddie Sims scored 17 points for Lenape in a 58-43 win over visiting Washington Township.
February 25, 2016
A residents' group lobbying against a $35.3 million bond referendum for repairs and renovations to Haddonfield public schools will hold information sessions Wednesday and Sunday. Citizens Urging a Responsible Bond (CURB) says it wants to see the March 8 question defeated in favor of a later, smaller bond issue and greater public oversight. The first session will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haddonfield Borough Hall's auditorium, 242 Kings Highway E. That presentation will be repeated Sunday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the borough hall.
February 22, 2016 |
Mike Cohen's 1,000th career point could not have come at a more crucial point in Bishop Eustace's 60-59 win over Haddonfield at the Camden High Invitational on Saturday. Cohen scored 16 points and reached the milestone by hitting the game-winning foul shot with a half-second left on the clock. Pat Fish led the Crusaders with 19 points. Bishop Eustace is ranked 11th in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Haddonfield is 18th. Also at the Camden High Invitational, Jamal Holloway scored eight of his 20 points in the third quarter and Myles Thompson had 18 points and nine rebounds in Camden's 74-49 victory over Rancocas Valley.
February 21, 2016 |
Paul Rodio's basketball teams at St. Augustine Prep have won 853 games. His Hermits have beaten St. Patrick's of Elizabeth and Seton Hall Prep and Christian Brothers Academy and everybody who's anybody in South Jersey at some point in his 39 seasons. But there's one team that St. Augustine has never beaten, and one man who always has been one step ahead of Rodio: St. Anthony of Jersey City and its legendary coach, Bob Hurley. "I'm 0-12 against him," Rodio said, looking ahead to another shot at perhaps New Jersey's most fabled high school program in any sport.