December 1, 2014 |
At the corner of Haddon and Powell Avenues in Collingswood, you can pop into Collings North, the newly opened final phase of a development in the town's center. And soon, you'll also be able to pop in to visit the developer himself. Brad Ingerman, whose company's headquarters are moving from Cherry Hill, will occupy the ground floor, potentially for a long time. "We're not flippers, we build and hold," Ingerman says. "Fifteen years is our minimum holding period. We still own two-thirds of our projects.
November 22, 2014 |
When punter Daniel Pasquariello of Australia came halfway around the world last summer to enroll at Penn State as a preferred walk-on, he faced his share of obstacles, not the least of which was never having played in a football game under American rules. Then again, there was one aspect of living here that came around right away - developing an American accent. "He does a great job of going back and forth with his accent just to throw us off guard from time to time," defensive end C.J. Olaniyan said.
September 10, 2014 |
* SONS OF ANARCHY. 10 tonight, FX. * MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT. 9 tonight, FYI. * ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED: A PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL. 9 tonight, WHYY12. IT'S BEEN nearly nine months since the "Sons of Anarchy" season finale in which Gemma (Katey Sagal) killed her daughter-in-law Tara (Maggie Siff) - with the fork, in the kitchen - and I am still not over it. Imagine how Sagal feels. As the hit FX motorcycle-gang drama returns tonight for its seventh and final season with a 90-minute episode, Sagal's playing a woman who's killed before but whose latest secret could be the hardest of all to keep.
March 7, 2014 |
LAKELAND, Fla. - Twenty-four days from today, in Arlington, Texas, two teams will take the field as living testaments to the importance of roster depth. In the home dugout, the Rangers, their rotation missing two of its top three starters, Matt Harrison recovering from back stiffness, Derek Holland on the DL with a knee injury. In the visitor's dugout, a team whose trials and tribulations increased yesterday with the news that lefthander Cole Hamels had hit a bump in his road to recovery from biceps tendinitis.
December 27, 2013 |
A HEAD-COACHING job opens up at USC and everyone wonders whether Chip Kelly might hop the next flight back to the Pac-12. Mack Brown resigns under pressure at the University of Texas and rumors start circulating that Kelly could be headed to Austin. In his first NFL season, the guy has done a loaves-and-fishes thing with an Eagles team that won just four games last year. He has proved he can hold his own with the best coaching minds in the business. And yet, and yet, and yet, there still are reasonably intelligent people out there who continue to believe that Kelly is just a short-term renter in the NFL. That he's still a college guy at heart and will be returning to a campus soon.
December 15, 2013 |
Cerebral palsy has left Jonathan Chiccino's body crippled and contorted. But it hasn't left a scratch on his keen intellect. The 32-year-old Temple University graduate with a 3.6 grade point average is setting his sights on law school. The barrister-to-be wants to practice either family or divorce law. Before Chiccino can join the bar, he must first clear a bar - the law school admissions test. It won't be easy. He'll need a waiver for special accommodations including extended time to complete the exam.
November 18, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Some people jog for exercise, some for fun, some to lose weight or sleep better. Nicole Duchman runs for her health - physical and mental. For her, the steady movement of legs and torso across pavement is a way to allay the emotional trauma of war, experienced as an Army specialist in Iraq. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome that can cause her to become irritable and frustrated, running offers respite and freedom. "It calms me down, lets me focus, lets me settle," Duchman said.
September 14, 2013 |
Now that the Eagles have revealed their accelerated tempo on offense, curiosity abounds about whether they can sustain that pace through 16 games. This is one of the pressing questions of the Chip Kelly Experiment, although it's one that hasn't been a concern yet. College is different than the NFL. There are more players and fewer games in college. But Kelly still has one inherent advantage: He has spent months preparing his team for a certain style, when other teams spend one week to prepare for the Eagles.
September 1, 2013 |
He thought finding a house in Cherry Hill, his hometown, would be a cinch. Instead, David Griffith and his wife toured 43 properties back in 1990 before settling on a two-story, gray-sided dwelling on a quiet street. The allure of shopping malls, the close proximity to city nightlife, and the location a stone's throw from family were key to keeping the couple rooted in the township, but price was the top priority. "We weren't going to kill ourselves for the five-bedroom mansion and a soaring cathedral entry," he says.
May 22, 2013 |
A week after Chip Kelly lifted the curtain on his practices and Michael Vick had the slight edge on Nick Foles in first-team repetitions, the roles were reversed and the second-year quarterback was first up with the "ones. " Foles took 21 snaps to Vick's 15 in seven-on-seven and team drills on Monday, and if it weren't for the great interest in the Eagles' quarterback competition, it might have felt a little silly logging repetitions in May with players running around in shorts. But what the snap count did reveal, if we're to trust that Kelly's closed practices weren't significantly different, is that the Eagles coach wasn't lying.