June 30, 2016 |
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Einstein Healthcare Network said Tuesday that they will jointly provide neonatal, newborn, maternal care, and pediatric emergency services at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, in East Norriton. CHOP, which already has relationships with at least a dozen community hospitals in the region, is expected to start providing neonatal care by the end this year, with expansion expected thereafter. The joint programs will be housed in Einstein's existing Montgomery County facility, but it is not yet clear how much space they will occupy.
June 11, 2016 |
Colin Montgomerie was filled with love Thursday for the Wissahickon course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club after opening the Constellation Senior Players Championship with an even-par 70 in gusty winds. "It's so much of a challenge where par every hole means something," he said. "It feels good. It feels great. I love it because this is what majors should be. You should feel like it's a major, and it is. Love it . . . absolutely love it. " Montgomerie, who finished as runnerup five times in major championships before he reached the PGA Tour Champions, showed the type of steady play that has been his trademark - two birdies, two bogeys and 14 pars, hitting 11 fairways and 14 greens.
June 9, 2016 |
In his younger days, Colin Montgomerie seemed to be a magnet for verbal abuse by people in the galleries who would come to see him play in a major championship or at the Ryder Cup in the United States and try to get under his skin. The barbs got so bad against the Scotsman during one Ryder Cup singles match in 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., that Payne Stewart, his opponent, would point out hecklers to security personnel to have them ejected from the course. Golf Digest later handed out "Be Nice to Monty" buttons in time for the 2002 U.S. Open in the hopes of keeping things calm.
June 9, 2016 |
FOR A GOOD PORTION of his Hall of Fame career, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie always seemed to be such an easy target. On and off the golf course. From galleries and media alike. Especially for someone who was one of the planet's best ball-strikers for well over a decade. For many it didn't matter, more so on this side of the Atlantic. To them he was "Mrs. Doubtfire," a nickname he openly despised. Can you blame him? Before the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black on Long Island, a golf magazine famously launched a "Be Nice to Monty" campaign urging the notably loud New York fans to, well, make like it was Ellis Island.
April 22, 2016 |
They each have their unique styles. And each brings different strengths to the lacrosse field. But there are certain traits that are distinctly Montgomery. Their first names stand out. Sure, that's the easy one. And, yes, there is a certain logic behind those names. Their mother's name is Mela. Their father's name is Ken. Essentially, the parents were looking for something original. And the rest was history. Mekayla, Mekenzie, and Mekenna Montgomery (not to mention their younger sister Mekelsey, a seventh grader and Red Devil in training)
April 5, 2016
It was midsummer 2014, another lost season for the Phillies, but that was the least of anyone's concern in that little house in Sea Isle City. Jerry Gehman lay dying. He'd spent most of his 72 years saving lives on that beach in the summer and the rest of the year guiding lives at West Deptford High, a teacher and athletic director. In 1980, he stopped lifeguarding and went to work for the Phils, first as a security guard, later as a bartender, but not in 2014. Colon cancer had ravaged his body.
March 30, 2016 |
As a young man growing up in small-town New Jersey, Louis A. Petroni knew early on that he wanted to be a lawyer. His father was among the first in Glassboro's Italian American community to attend college, and he urged his children to prepare for professional careers. Petroni said he never imagined that he would one day ascend to chairman of one of Philadelphia's most venerable law firms, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads L.L.P. Yet that's exactly what happened earlier this month, when Petroni's colleagues elected him to a two-year term.
February 17, 2016 |
Something must explain the persistence of The Philly Fan . In 2004, veteran actor Tom McCarthy first performed in Bruce Graham's one-man homage to Philadelphia sports franchises and their propensity to flub the big game, and this show has regularly reappeared on area stages ever since. But if you listened to the language (or paid attention to the demographics) of McCarthy's unnamed narrator, you'd think he was headed for extinction. The Philly Fan chronicles 50 years of attendance at Connie Mack Stadium, the Vet, the Spectrum, Franklin Field, and later, Lincoln Financial Field and the FU (First Union)
February 12, 2016 |
Recently, Earl Rice Jr., an inmate at Graterford Prison, got unexpected news from a relative: A judge had unceremoniously changed his sentence from life without parole to life with parole. Chester County Court Judge James MacElree later explained: "That's what the Supreme Court of the United States said I had to do. I have no discretion whatsoever. " He was referencing the recent opinion in Montgomery v. Louisiana , which made retroactive the court's 2012 decision that automatic life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
January 10, 2016
Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Where: Philadelphia. Mission: Mentorship programs for 4,000 children. What's new: Merger of organizations in South Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania as of Jan. 1. Counties: Philadelphia. Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester. Joint revenues/staff: $6.7 million, 83.