March 18, 2014 |
INSTEAD of taking down the shamrock decorations after March 17, Martin Smyth celebrates his heritage all year 'round with the Lennymobile, his Irish flag-covered, emerald-green 1999 Buick LeSabre. You can find his mobile shrine to the Celtic Football Club outside Old City pub the Plough & the Stars during every game of the season. Inside the Irish pub, you'll hear Smyth cheering his favorite soccer team along with the rest of the 2nd Street Plough Bhoys, Philadelphia's die-hard Celtic F.C. fans.
February 12, 2014 |
Update 9:30 a.m. Tuesday : Peco reports 1,800 customers still without power, half in Chester County. Earlier Story About 99 percent. After days of round-the-clock work, that was how close repair crews had come late Monday to restoring all 715,000 Peco customers who lost power during or after last week's storm. That still meant more than 5,600 customers were waiting for the lights to come on for the first time in many days. "We know it's tough for our customers, but this is a version of Hurricane Sandy," Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong said, warning that some people might endure another day in the dark.
February 12, 2014 |
KEVIN PELLEGRINI has stepped down as Malvern Prep football coach, according to a statement released by the school. Pellegrini made the announcement yesterday during a meeting with Malvern football players, and cited a desire to spend time with family as a significant reason for the decision. The fifth-year coach, who is also an insurance broker, led the Friars to three Inter-Ac League championships, a 37-17 overall record and a 20-5 Inter-Ac mark. Last season, the Friars (8-2, 4-1)
January 15, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Michael Parrish, a businessman and former Army aviator from Malvern, plans to announce a run for Congress on Tuesday morning, seeking to win the Chester County-based seat held by Jim Gerlach, a Republican who is not seeking reelection. In an interview Monday, Parrish, a Democrat, expressed frustration with partisan gridlock, and stressed college affordability and job creation as his key issues. Until December, Parrish, 50, was a Republican. He donated to Gov. Corbett's 2010 race and to the presidential campaigns of John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.
January 15, 2014 |
MALVERN A lawyer with an office on the Main Line has been charged with selling high-end wines without a liquor license, offering buyers their choice of varieties from a 97-page bottle list, according to the Chester County district attorney. Arthur David Goldman, a 49-year-old lawyer from Malvern with a solo practice in Paoli, stored wine valued at more than $150,000 in floor-to-ceiling racks in his basement and could face nearly $200,000 in fines imposed for each ounce of alcohol seized, officials said.
January 7, 2014 |
THERE WAS an anticipatory, collective gasp from the Malvern Prep bench on Saturday when Andy Pancoast caught the ball in the open court with just one Penn Charter defender in pursuit. To the uninformed at Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center, it was a sound that announced the 6-4 senior forward possessed some serious rise. Alas, the lads were disappointed when Pancoast, who committed to Bucknell as a track and field high jumper, was fouled from behind and couldn't spring forth.
January 5, 2014 |
The timing couldn't have been better for John Harmatuk. Last summer, when Harmatuk's wife accepted a new position with a pharmaceutical company and the family was moving to the area from suburban Houston, Malvern Prep happened to be looking for a new basketball coach. "I interviewed for the job the first day I got here," said Harmatuk, who previously coached for 12 years at Cypress Springs High in Cypress, Texas. He replaced Jim Rullo, who stepped down after seven seasons to take the top spot at Neumann University.
January 3, 2014 |
AFTER WINNING a share of the Inter-Ac football championship this season, Malvern Prep senior Jordan Majors has chosen to play at Cornell next season. "Winning a title has been a goal of mine since I was a freshman," Majors, 18, said yesterday. "And, now being able to go play D-I football? That's been a dream of mine since I can remember. It has been a great year for me, as well as my teammates. " The 6-3, 190-pound safety committed to the school after an official visit in December, but was recently accepted into the university as an environmental engineering major.
December 18, 2013 |
Staying in the neighborhood, Malvern-based Endo Health Solutions Inc. said Monday that it would buy NuPathe Inc. for $105 million, with additional payments possible if NuPathe's drug to treat migraine headaches pans out. Endo is trying to reorganize and build on its pain-management business while dealing with setbacks on a 2011 corporate acquisition and thousands of pending lawsuits on vaginal-mesh implants. Since chief executive officer Rajiv De Silva took over in March, he has added small companies that can quickly - by pharmaceutical-industry standards - generate revenue.
December 9, 2013 |
At the end of the 1990s, MIT scholar Kevin Ashton suggested the dot.com boom would spawn an "Internet of Things," with everyday gadgets linked by software. No more wall switches. Smartphones are making that happen. As gadget-makers figure out how home and office cameras, kitchen and laundry appliances, heaters and air conditioners, computers and media players can be switched and scheduled from phone apps, American manufacturers, retailers, even phone and cable companies, have been rushing to build "smart home" remote-control systems that can be worked from a phone.