December 2, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Ryan Costello had no idea how fast his life would change. A Chester County commissioner whose first baby was born last December, Costello didn't know that less than 12 months later, he would have launched and won a campaign for Congress, and that he'd be walking the same halls as national leaders and attending a meeting in the Oval Office. "My little boy can take eight steps," Costello, 38, said last week. "When the campaign first started, he couldn't even roll over.
November 12, 2014 |
When it comes to local politics, one knee-jerk reaction often begets another. Commissioners in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, learned that the hard way after they barred the tax collector and a state representative from holding office hours in the library. The move came after a workshop meeting in October without a board vote, and it was unclear at Monday night's workshop meeting whether there had been a consensus to take any action. As the debate grew heated, two commissioners said simultaneously: "There was no agreement" and "We all agreed.
August 29, 2014 |
Safety became associated with a lot of four-letter words to Eagles fans that March day in 2009 when the team let its most beloved player sign as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. What the - insert your own four-letter word here - were they thinking when they let Brian Dawkins leave? When the - again, use the four-letter word of your choice - are the Eagles going to find a replacement for Dawkins? This is the Eagles' sixth season without Dawkins, who is retired and being paid to express his NFL opinions on ESPN.
August 21, 2014
THE LAST game Chip Kelly coached for the Oregon Ducks, Kenjon Barner was electric. Oregon defeated Kansas State, 35-17, in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, and after gaining 143 yards on 31 carries, Barner talked to reporters about what was special about the coach the Eagles were about to hire. "Sitting in a meeting room with him is a lot different than sitting in a meeting room with anybody I've ever sat with, because it's not just about football, it's about life," said Barner, who amassed 126 yards on 27 second-half carries.
March 6, 2014 |
Concerned about reports that a faith-based organization wants to create a 300-bed facility in the township to serve Burlington County's homeless population, about 120 residents turned out for Tuesday's Lumberton Township Committee meeting in hope of sharing their views and learning more. But after Mayor Lew Jackson advised the crowd that the township had received no formal application for the project, and Solicitor Michael Mouber cautioned committee members about voicing opinions on a project they might have to vote on, only a few residents stepped to the microphones.
January 31, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - A lot of Eagles fans wondered aloud this season how much better Chip Kelly's high-powered offense might have been with the injured Jeremy Maclin mixed in among the wide receivers. Here's one obvious answer: not nearly as good as Peyton Manning and his cast of dynamic wide receivers with the Denver Broncos. This, of course, will forever be known as The Season of Peyton. It will be his name next to the NFL-record 55 touchdown passes and the 5,477 passing yards. With a win in the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, he will have completed the greatest season by any quarterback in the league's history.
November 9, 2013 |
With hazing in the news because of the allegations about misconduct on the Miami Dolphins, Eagles coach Chip Kelly described a stance that would suggest a hard line against such behavior. The Eagles don't even have a rookie show, when rookies perform a skit for their teammates. Kelly said the most they do is on a scale of young offensive linemen stocking water bottles in the line's meeting room. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks said he had to pay for some team dinners last season.
October 24, 2013 |
JUST AFTER 6 o'clock on Monday night, about a dozen people were scattered around the meeting room at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, laying on their backs, staring at the ceiling. They stretched out on yoga mats and padded benches in the minimalist, white-walled room, waiting for sunset. The retractable roof opened, exposing the meetinghouse to the elements and providing its inhabitants an unobstructed view of the sky. Then the lights began, multicolored hues that circled the opening in the vaulted ceiling as part of an art installation titled "Greet the Light," which artist James Turrell calls a "skyspace.
August 25, 2013 |
Stately and welcoming, fronted by a glass-enclosed portico and topped by a widow's walk, the Victorian landmark known for generations as the Mount Holly Library ceased, on Friday, to be. So, why was everybody inside smiling, clapping, and shaking hands? Because this architectural gem on High Street, whose survival had seemed precarious for years, had just come into the possession and protection of Burlington County, which will turn it into a history museum and "lyceum. " "This is a pretty historic event in a pretty historic building," Freeholder Director Joseph Donnelly told the 30 people perched on Windsor chairs in the ground-floor meeting room.
August 5, 2013 |
The two people battling to be the 2013 starting quarterback for Penn State have never have taken a snap in a big-time college football game. That might leave some head coaches apprehensive, but not Bill O'Brien. O'Brien, who will lead the Nittany Lions into Monday's opening day of preseason practice, is excited about working with the quarterbacks, sophomore Tyler Ferguson and freshman Christian Hackenberg. He loves being able to "mold" each player, not just in terms of mechanics and fundamentals but in being a leader.