July 25, 2016 |
Hello there Matt and Steph lived in the periphery of each other's lives for years. They had known each other well enough to say hello since grade school, as both their families attended Aldan Union Church. At Springfield High School in Delaware County, their social circles were linked by her good friend Julia and his good friend Matt - who are brother and sister. "She came over to my house with Matt and his sister, and the four of us were hanging out and playing games," Matt remembered.
July 22, 2016 |
Chris Matthews looks, at first, drained of the frenetic energy that sparks so much friction on his MSNBC show, Hardball . Slouching on a small couch in a tiny office at NBC's New York headquarters, his striped tie pulled down from the collar of his blue Oxford shirt, Matthews looks like a 70-year-old Catholic schoolboy, bored with class until his favorite topic comes up. For Matthews - a Philadelphia native, 1974 candidate for a local U.S....
June 25, 2016
KIDS Through Jan. 1, Academy of Natural Sciences , 19th and the Parkway. $17.95; $14.95 seniors; $13.95 ages 3 to 12; under 3 admitted free. 215-299-1000. Breaking news: A Tyrannosaurus rex will be roaming the vicinity of the Ben Franklin Parkway for the rest of the year. Also, a stegosaurus, gigantoraptor, bronto, and more. (We know, can't be any more of an inconvenience than the cattle-chute road construction that's been there since the late Paleozoic). This exhibit features more than a dozen life-sized, realistic, animatronic dinosaurs, plus skeletons, fossils, a dig site for young paleontologists, and, of course, dino poop (scientists call it coprolite, but we don't have to)
June 20, 2016 |
Matthew Jonathon Bennett, 25, of Villanova, an aspiring entrepreneur who struggled with addiction for the last 11 years, died Sunday, June 12, of a drug overdose in Baltimore. Known as Matt, Mr. Bennett was found unresponsive in his car outside a Wawa after leaving a rehab program two days shy of completion. He could not be revived, his family said. The Maryland Medical Examiner's Office said the case was under investigation. Starting in his early teens, Mr. Bennett's life was a roller-coaster ride, with joyful, creative, and productive times interrupted by steep slides into depression and self-recrimination.
June 5, 2016 |
THIS WAS DOUG Pederson in March when asked about using wide receiver Jordan Matthews less in the slot and more on the outside: "I think he can play outside. I'm going to look at him outside as we go through this spring. With his skill set, I think he can play both (inside and outside). " This was Pederson Friday when asked the same question about Matthews: "Jordan, again, he's been good on the outside. (But) he's better inside, because he's got that big body and he knows how to sort of use it in space.
June 3, 2016 |
Jordan Matthews was the Eagles receiver with the lowest percentage of dropped passes last season, which, given his competition for that distinction, is a bit like being the least aromatic elephant in the circus. Pretty much, they all stunk. Still, it was better to be Matthews, who, according to sportingcharts.com, had just five drops in 128 targeted passes. Defining a drop isn't that easy, but guys like Riley Cooper, Nelson Agholor, and Josh Huff nearly doubled Matthews' percentage, so it's a reasonable measure to adopt.
June 1, 2016 |
Brandon Matthews enjoyed a rewarding four years on the golf course for Temple, equaling a program record with eight individual titles, making the all-conference team every season and being named an honorable mention all-America last year. Now with a degree in adult and organizational development in his pocket, the long-hitting 21-year-old is ready to take the next steps after he spends a very busy summer competing in amateur tournaments, nationwide and locally. The first is to turn pro, the second is to go back to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament and gain a spot on the Web.com Tour.
May 26, 2016 |
Former Temple teammates Brandon Matthews and Patrick Ross, who posted 12 birdies at Winged Foot Golf Club in winning their first two matches at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, managed just one birdie Wednesday and lost, 2 and 1, in the quarterfinals to Southern Methodist teammates Benjamin Baxter and Andrew Buchanan in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Matthews and Ross, who won medalist honors in qualifying, were 2 down after 10 holes but won the par-5...
April 19, 2016 |
Jordan Matthews last took part in an Eagles practice almost four months ago. There was uncertainty about who would coach the Eagles, who would play quarterback, and even how he would be used. The Eagles return to the practice field this week for voluntary minicamp with answers to all those questions. New coach Doug Pederson will lead his team in drills for the first time on Tuesday. Sam Bradford is the starting quarterback after re-signing with the team before free agency. He will participate in his first spring practice since 2013, one month after hosting Matthews and Zach Ertz at his home in Oklahoma.
March 26, 2016 |
Grandchildren For nearly 10 years, Aleks Martray has led Philadelphia's Grandchildren in an acoustic-electronic mix of highly orchestrated, handily arranged folk-pop music. He's like James Bond film composer John Barry, but without a martini-soaked spy to guide him. Grandchildren's layered, cosmopolitan sound - on albums such as Everlasting (2010), Golden Age (2013), and, most grandly, Zuni (2015) - is so richly dramatic, you keep expecting a film to accompany the soundtracky music.