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June 3, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Singles victories in the last two matches by Marion McInerny, 1992 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, enabled Massachusetts to win the 85th Griscom Cup women's golf series yesterday at Gulph Mills Golf Club. The New Englanders, last victorious in 1992, scored 24 match-play points; New York, defending titleholder, 21 1/2, and Philadelphia 17 1/2. GAP TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Merion's eight players won the Team Championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with 21 1/2 points in 36 holes of match-play foursomes and singles on their East Course.
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July 28, 2004 | By SIGNE WILKINSON
SOCIAL conservatives dispirited by their failed efforts to enact a constitutional amendment barring gay marriage should be cheered that their issues will be thrown into sharp relief at this week's Democratic convention in liberal New England, the nation's virtual epicenter of traditional family values. For nearly four years, the maritally upright have had to endure a vice president who hails from Wyoming, the state with the third highest divorce rate in the country (2001 figures)
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March 1, 1990 | By Jim Degnim, Special to The Inquirer
Coach Jim Boyle's final regular-season game as coach of St. Joseph's was not one he will take great pains to remember. The flu-plagued Hawks fumbled their way to an 80-57 Atlantic 10 Conference loss to Massachusetts, a team they had beaten 11 days earlier, before 3,610 last night at Curry Hicks Cage. St. Joe's, which finished the regular season with three consecutive losses and an overall record of 7-20, matching last season's mark, was out of the game by halftime. The Hawks committed 19 of their season-high 32 turnovers before intermission and went into the locker room facing a 45-25 deficit.
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November 3, 1990 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
During the week before the election, a woman of my intimate acquaintance appeared in the bathroom mirror, asking: "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?" The place was a political location known as a quandary, located precisely halfway between a rock and a hard place. The rock was John Silber. The hard place was Bill Weld. The problem was whom to vote for as governor of Massachusetts. The governor's race here has bewildered outsiders who think of Massachusetts as the land of the liberal, the miracle and the Michael.
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November 19, 1991 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Penn State, which won the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament last March, will compete as an independent this season before becoming a member of the Big 10 in 1992-93. Duquesne reportedly is giving serious consideration to joining the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. And the rumors continue to persist that at some point, Temple would prefer to switch its affiliation to the Big East. But on the court, at least, the oft-maligned A-10 never has been in better shape. A conference-record six teams received postseason invitations last March.
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September 25, 2010
Drexel basketball received its third oral commitment for the freshman class of 2011-12, from Tavon Allen, a 6-7, 185-pound senior at Worcester (Mass.) Academy. Allen, who hails from New Haven, Conn., is expected to sign during the November early-signing period. Ranked among the top 200 high school players nationally by ESPN's "Rise," Allen is touted as an explosive player on the open floor and as an outside shooter. He shoots and passes with both hands and has improved his defense. - Kerith Gabriel
NEWS
June 8, 1991 | By Steve Stecklow, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last governor couldn't do it. The new governor appeared unable to do it. And the state's 200 legislators had all but given up. But thanks to the conscientious efforts of a low-ranking, part-time employee in the state's Department of Public Welfare, Massachusetts has its first balanced budget in three years. Kathleen Betts, 38, who earns $22,500 a year as a three-day-a-week department director, wrote a memo to her boss in February that she had found an obscure new federal regulation that she believed might qualify the state for more Medicaid assistance from Washington.
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January 24, 1993 | By Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen, FOR THE INQUIRER
Question: I have a 1909 automobile license plate from Massachusetts, made by Ingrahm-Richardson Manufacturing Co. The letters and numbers are dark-blue enamel on a slightly chipped white-porcelain background. What's it worth? Answer: License plates like yours are fairly common and generally sell for under $50 each, according to collector Dave Lincoln, Box 331, Yorklyn, Del. 19736 (phone 215-444-4144). He said that in 1909 Massachusetts issued more than 20,000 matched pairs, one for front and rear.
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March 20, 2016
Answer: Massachusetts. The name has been around since the state's early days because of its proximity to several large bays.  
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February 25, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet; WNTP-AM (990). Records: St. Joseph's, 22-5, 11-3 Atlantic Ten; Massachusetts, 12-14, 5-9. On Massachusetts: The Minutemen have won three of four after Sunday's 70-64 win over visiting George Mason behind 17 points from redshirt senior point guard Jabarie Hinds. On St Joseph's: Despite getting 32 points from Isaiah Miles, the Hawks became the last Division I team to lose a road game when they dropped a 99-93 decision at Davidson on Saturday.
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November 10, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman whose body was found burning near railroad tracks in a Massachusetts town earlier this week has been identified as a 29-year-old from New Jersey. The remains of Ashley Bortner, 29, were found Tuesday night after police in Bridgewater, Mass. received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's railroad tracks. When police arrived, they spotted a fire by the tracks, and discovered her body. Firefighters put out the blaze and declared Bortner dead at the scene.
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March 6, 2015
I FOUND OUT that my brother had committed suicide from my mother. It was hard, particularly when I saw how devastated and small she looked sitting on the living room couch, as if the life had been siphoned from her in one inhuman pull. But the way that I found out was nothing compared to the way she'd learned of his death about an hour before: a telephone call from a kind, but anonymous police officer who'd investigated the death. There was no gentle preparation from a family member, no call from a priest or nun, nothing but the cold news that her middle child had died by his own hand in his adopted hometown in Massachusetts.
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January 22, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
DEANDRE' Bembry, Saint Joseph's 6-6 sophomore forward, might be the best player in the Big 5. In the Atlantic 10, he's the leading scorer in conference games, at 19 points per. But the next time he wins Player of the Week honors in either will be his first. Fair or whatever, that's what can happen when your team is a shade under .500 just past the season's halfway point. "We need to be paying attention," Hawks coach Phil Martelli, after last night's 62-56 win over Massachusetts at Hagan Arena.
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January 22, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Hagan Arena TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/WIP-AM 610. Records: UMass, 10-8, 3-2 Atlantic Ten; St. Joseph's, 7-9, 1-4. Coaches: UMass, Derek Kellogg (seventh season, 119-94); St. Joseph's Phil Martelli (20th season, 369-256). Last game: UMass beat visiting Rhode Island, 60-56, on Saturday. St. Joseph's lost, 70-61, at St. Bonaventure on Sunday. Last game in the series: St. Joseph's won, 73-68, at home on Feb. 1, 2014.
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November 24, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE LAST THING Dan Vassallo had on his running bucket list was to qualify for the United States Olympic Team Trials. In fact, throughout the duration of yesterday's Philadelphia Marathon, that's all that was on the 29-year-old Peabody, Mass., native's mind. That is until there was about a mile left to go and the gap between he and Birhanu Dare Kemal - an Ethiopian who lives in Manhattan - was starting to close. "I didn't think I was going to be able to catch him," Vassallo said.
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September 22, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Nittany Nation had been awaiting this day since Penn State boarded the charter flight last month for Ireland - a team that consistently could pound the ball on the ground and dominate the game. No one, however, loved seeing this offensive development more than the Nittany Lions players. "Whenever you can run the ball and physically impose your will on the defense, it's definitely good for the team," senior Bill Belton said Saturday, after scoring two of Penn State's five rushing touchdowns in a 48-7 romp over winless Massachusetts on a sun-splashed day at Beaver Stadium.
NEWS
June 20, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sighs of relief, applause, and thank-yous came from the teary-eyed friends and family of Ernesto Torres on Wednesday when a judge set bail for Jonathan Cruz at $1 million. Cruz, 23, is accused of murdering Torres, 22, of Camden, in April. He was arrested June 2 in Massachusetts, where he had moved from Camden after the killing. According to the probable-cause document presented in court by Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher St. John, just after 8 p.m. April 3, a witness saw Cruz approach Torres on Wayne Avenue in Camden and point a gun at his head.
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