March 14, 2014 |
'The pernicious impact" of federal immigration enforcement "on certain communities in Philadelphia" is pushing the city to curtail police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Director Michael Resnick said Wednesday. At a City Council hearing packed to the balcony benches with immigrant-rights groups, Resnick said Mayor Nutter would soon sign an executive order barring police and prison officials from honoring immigration detainers except when a suspect in custody was previously convicted of a violent felony and ICE obtained a warrant to support the detainer request.
April 18, 2013 |
St. Joseph's senior Chatilla van Grinsven was named the Big Five women's basketball player of the year, and the Hawks' Cindy Griffin received coaching honors Tuesday. Joining van Grinsven on the first team were Villanova's Laura Sweeney (Cherokee), Penn's Alyssa Baron, Temple's Victoria Macaulay, and La Salle's Brittany Wilson. Penn's Keiera Ray was the rookie of the year. Baseball. In his second career start, freshman John Ryan (Paul VI) allowed just one run on three hits in eight innings for Immaculata (12-15)
October 12, 2012
SO, OLD-SCHOOL, "big-effin'-deal" Joe Biden vs. young Paul "the Wonk of Wisconsin" Ryan turned out to be pretty much a draw. Biden was fired up, aggressive and animated, but often annoying as he frequently laughed at Ryan, interrupted Ryan or talked over Ryan. One thing was "malarkey," another was "a bunch of stuff. " And the laughing seemed patronizing. Ryan was mostly precise and direct in delivery but danced on specifics, offered canned answers and kept drinking water, perhaps a sign of dry-mouth nerves.
February 2, 2011 |
John Loughery has spent the past three seasons as field general for Penn Charter's football team, shredding opponents for 4,780 passing yards and 39 touchdowns. Despite receiving offers from Princeton and Holy Cross, the senior quarterback now plans to take his rifle arm to Valley Forge Military Academy, where he will spend a season in postgraduate school before testing the Division I waters again next year. "It's not definite, but hopefully it will be Valley Forge Military Academy if things work out," Loughery said.
October 23, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nolan Ryan was 22 years old when he pitched 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief to get the save in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series for the New York Mets. Back then, I'm sure Ryan thought he'd have several more chances to add to his World Series championship ring collection. But baseball is a funny game like that. Some of the greatest players in history either had a brief taste or never even played in a World Series. Ryan played a record 27 major league seasons, but 1969 would be the only time he experienced a World Series - until now. More than 4 decades after he went with the Mets and 17 seasons after he threw his last major league pitch, for the Texas Rangers on Sept.
October 3, 1996 |
The mayor's office has determined that borough police officers showed no favoritism when they investigated a one-car accident in August that involved the police chief's son. In a brief memo dated Sept. 10 and addressed to Chief Thomas Stone, municipal administrator Anthony Biondi said that "after a thorough investigation, I have come to the conclusion that all proper procedures were followed regarding the Aug. 3, 1996, accident of Thomas Stone 3d. " Stone said yesterday that he received the memo Sept.
August 20, 1996 |
Mayor Jack Salamone's investigation into the Police Department's handling of a one-car accident involving the police chief's son is still going on. Just not the way Salamone said it would. About two weeks ago, the mayor said he had hired a private investigator from Narberth to look into whether borough officers had properly investigated the cause of the Aug. 3 accident, and whether Tom Stone 3d had been drinking. Stone, driving his father's Chevrolet Blazer, missed a curve on Fornance Street and plowed into a Peco Energy Co. pole.
April 18, 1996 |
Anne M. Ryan, a staunch supporter of her family and community, died Sunday. She was 66 and lived in Northeast Philadelphia. Ryan was thrust into the limelight more than 20 years ago when her husband, John Ryan, then a Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union negotiator, was ordered to jail for failing to obey a court injunction, which would have ended a school strike. When Ryan was sent to the Detention Center, Anne Ryan took her kids to the prison where she marched in protest and spoke on her husband's behalf.
March 23, 1992 |
Always in the forefront of the fight, Edward John Louis Wall Jr. was a gunner on Flying Fortress raids over Germany during World War II. Later he was an organizer for the fledgling union which now represents Philadelphia's public school teachers. Wall, a Jenkintown resident and native of Lawndale who died Saturday at the age of 71, battled his way into a teaching career. A sergeant in the Army Air Corps, Wall survived 25 flying missions before being rotated back to the United States as a gunnery instructor.
March 23, 1992 |
Edward John Louis Wall Jr., 71, a longtime Philadelphia teacher and an early organizer of the teachers' union in the 1950s, died Saturday at Jeanes Hospital in Jenkintown. Mr. Wall worked with former Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' president John Ryan to gain collective-bargaining rights for teachers and to increase the membership of the union, which then included only 500 of the 10,000 teachers in the city. Ryan and Mr. Wall were students at La Salle University, where Mr. Wall attended classes during the day. At night, he worked at a steel mill to support his growing family.