September 5, 2016 |
As Catholic Health Care Services chief executive John Wagner often says, building affordable housing is a long process, and you quickly realize you'll never be able to build enough. Yet Wagner keeps trying, and St. John Neumann Place II, at 2627 Mifflin St. in South Philadelphia, is the newest example of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's efforts to try to meet the needs of the area's seniors. The $15 million project broke ground in August on 1.39 acres of the campus of the former St. John Neumann High School.
March 3, 2016 |
The Philadelphia School Partnership Tuesday announced a grant of $300,000 to SS. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School to begin an academic transformation. The funds will be used to eliminate the traditional tracking of students, to offer broader access to college-prep and advanced classes at the South Philadelphia school. Officials said the goal was closing the achievement gap and improving the academic success of all students. Forty-five percent of the 500 students at Neumann Goretti are members of minority groups; 48 percent come from low-income families.
December 24, 2015
Saturday, Dec. 26 BOARDWALK CLASSIC at Wildwood Convention Center George Betz Memorial Bracket Radnor vs. Archbishop Ryan, 2:30 Sunday, Dec. 27 BOARDWALK CLASSIC at Wildwood Convention Center Geroge Betz Memorial Bracket Consolation and Championship, 9:45 and 2:15 Genny Farnan-Robinson Bracket Haverford High vs. Wildwood Catholic, 4:15 Penn Charter vs. Egg Harbor Township, 5:45 Ray Martin Memorial Bracket...
September 21, 2015 |
The faithful still bring their cares to the fourth bishop of Philadelphia. St. John Neumann, vested in white for Mass and wearing his miter, lies encased in a glass-sided altar at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church at Fifth Street and Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties. When he died in 1860, Neumann had such a reputation for holiness that supplicants began coming to his burial place to pray. They beseeched the late bishop, whom they regarded as a special friend of God, to seek divine favor for them.
March 15, 2015 |
HAMBURG, Pa. - Haneef Vaughn is one of the city's most tenacious defenders on the basketball court. At 6-foot-1, with long arms, quick hands, and fleet feet, the Constitution senior is a constant disrupter on defense. However, it was his offensive limitations that turned him into an excellent defender. "Before, I couldn't shoot," Vaughn said Friday after the Generals overwhelmed St. John Neumann, 83-45, at Hamburg High School. "So, if I couldn't score, my defense had to be my offense.
March 14, 2015 |
The PIAA quarterfinal-round boys' basketball playoffs are on tap this weekend. The area is well-represented, with at least one local team involved in 10 of the 16 contests. The action is highlighted by a Class AAAA doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Norristown. Pennsbury will clash with Roman Catholic at 3 p.m., and Martin Luther King will square off against Plymouth Whitemarsh at 5:30. In the top half of the Class AA bracket on Saturday, a pair of District 12 squads, Conwell-Egan and Mastery North, look to keep their seasons alive against District 2 champ Mid Valley and District 4 titlist Loyalsock Township, respectively.
January 7, 2015 |
AT YESTERDAY'S blessing of the new atrium at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann, children sang angelically. Bishop John J. McIntyre sprinkled Holy Water and Mayor Nutter drew laughs by confessing that he was in need of the dousing he received. The celebration, which coincided with the annual Feast of St. John Neumann and the 155th anniversary of his death, also marked the beginning of the year in which the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the city plan to host Pope Francis and multitudes of the faithful at the World Meeting of Families in September.
November 19, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA turned out more than a million people to welcome and strain to see Pope John Paul II on the last papal visit to the city in October 1979. Catholics, Baptists, Unitarians, atheists - whatever their faith or lack thereof - the devoted and the curious and those in between packed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from City Hall to the Art Museum in a sea of humanity the city had never seen before. They had come if only to catch a glimpse of the pope, whose white vestments glowed in the autumn sunlight. The pope spent 21 hours and 12 minutes in Philadelphia as part of his first visit to the United States.
August 30, 2014 |
John J. "Jack" Kraft, 93, the dapper former Villanova men's basketball coach who led the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA championship game, has died, an athletic department spokesman said Thursday night. Details of his death were not immediately known. Mr. Kraft, who was unflappable and always in control on the bench, coached Villanova for 12 years before moving on to Rhode Island. He finished with an overall record of 361-191 in 20 seasons, including a 238-95 mark with the Wildcats. His .715 winning percentage is the highest of any of the school's men's basketball coaches.
March 20, 2014 |
Two Public League boys' basketball teams continued to impress at the state level on Tuesday night. Math, Civics & Sciences defeated St. John Neumann, 76-53, at East Pennsboro in a PIAA Class A semifinal, and Constitution topped Elmer L. Meyers, 55-44, at Parkland to move into the Class AA final. Sophomore Nazeer Bostick and teammate Samir Doughy paced the Mighty Elephants with 17 points each. Bostwick added eight rebounds, and Mike Watkins finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.