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February 14, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independence Blue Cross is joining with two other Blue Cross health insurers and a St. Louis software company to buy a Massachusetts firm that has what the buyers called the nation's largest real-time communication network for physicians, hospitals, and health insurers. The price for NaviNet Inc. of Boston in the deal scheduled to be announced Tuesday was not disclosed, but Independence Blue Cross executives said in interviews Monday the combined capabilities of NaviNet and Lumeris Corp., the St. Louis partner, would help ease the way to a more efficient health-care system.
SPORTS
January 31, 2012
Julian Kaminoff, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety for New Hope-Solebury, has switched his football commitment from Buffalo to Massachusetts. The Minutemen are moving up from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. They will compete in the Mid-American Conference and play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. - Rick O'Brien
SPORTS
January 18, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Just like at Trenton Catholic, Nola Henry doesn't have to score. She makes decisions. She creates opportunities. She leads her team. Henry was the point guard for a Trenton Catholic team that won the girls' basketball Tournament of Champions last season. Among her teammates were the most highly recruited and talented players in the country - especially Briyona Canty, a freshman standout at Rutgers. Now back at Willingboro, where she played her freshman year, Henry is again surrounded by scorers.
SPORTS
January 15, 2012 | By Mike Scandura, For The Inquirer
AMHERST, Mass. - St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli thought something was missing in Saturday's game against Massachusetts - the look in the Hawks' eyes. That was evident in their 71-62 loss to UMass in an Atlantic Ten Conference game - one that saw the Hawks (12-6, 2-2 A-10) blow a 17-point first-half lead. "You've got to be tough to win on the road. . . . You've got to have a look in your eye," Martelli said of his team, which is 2-4 on the road. "Some of that look was there.
SPORTS
November 5, 2011
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., at McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, Mass. TV/Radio: TCN; ESPN-AM (950) Records: UMass, 5-3 overall, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 1-8, 0-6. Coaches: UMass, Kevin Morris (3d season, 16-14); Villanova, Andy Talley (27th season, 189-115-1). Series: UMass leads, 12-11-0. Last season, the Minutemen rallied to knock off Villanova in four overtimes, 32-24. THINGS TO WATCH In a snowy loss, Chris Polony showed improvement last week.
NEWS
September 2, 2011
Sister Elizabeth McNamara, 97, a teacher and financial aid officer at Rosemont College from 1970 to 1977, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York City. Born in Melrose, Mass., she entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1937, made her final vows in 1944, and was known through much of her career as Mother Quentin. She taught French at several schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, including John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia and Holy Child Academy in Sharon Hill.
SPORTS
August 16, 2011
Newly enshrined Basketball Hall of Famer Herb Magee will coach his Philadelphia University team against American International College in the hall's inaugural Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 9, in Springfield, Mass. The Division II game will tip off at 6 p.m., and will be preceded by a Division III game between Springfield College and Trinity College at 4 p.m. The nightcap will pit Division I schools Massachusetts and Siena at 8 p.m.
NEWS
June 14, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
DERRY, N.H. - Ron McPhail mashed the horn and leaned out the window of his dump truck, yelling at the politician who was walking down the sidewalk Tuesday pursued by a pack of about 50 photographers and reporters. "Way to go, Mitt!" he said. "You've got my vote!" Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, grinned, confident after emerging almost untouched from his first Republican presidential debate Monday night. He celebrated by tearing through two diners, a hardware store, and a feed store, accepting compliments on his performance and continuing to push his economic message that President Obama has failed to put the nation on a prosperous path.
SPORTS
June 3, 2011 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
Since last February, Spain has been the top club in the world. Its national team won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is the reigning European champion after capturing the Euro 2008 title. Its club teams have won both UEFA Champions League (Barcelona, 2011) and Europa League (Atletico Madrid, 2010) tournaments. Spanish football is a world power, one that will take center stage tomorrow night in Foxborough, Mass. And clearly soccer supporters remember the last time these two played, when the United States emerged victorious.
NEWS
April 2, 2011
Jewelry heist suspect ID'd Officials have identified Raheem Hankerson as a suspect in a Tuesday heist in which he and an accomplice made off with about $100,000 worth of merchandise from a Manayunk jewelry store. Hankerson, 30, and another man who wore a wig and trench coat, allegedly robbed the A.I. Poland Jewelry store on Main Street near Grape at gunpoint. One of the thugs beat a clerk in the head with a pistol. One of the suspect's wallets was found with some of the stolen merchandise inside a car that had been ditched, police said.
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