January 3, 2015 |
When Joan Geiss McConnell marked the 50th anniversary in 2004 of her graduation from Nazareth Academy High School in Northeast Philadelphia, it had special meaning. She did not simply receive a celebratory pin from the school, as did others with significant anniversaries. Her presentation occurred at the graduation ceremony for the Nazareth Academy Class of 2004 - and among the seniors was granddaughter Jeannie. On Sunday, Dec. 28, Mrs. McConnell, 80, a former teacher's aide, died of cancer at Westfield Leas, a retirement community in Cinnaminson where she resided.
December 11, 2014 |
The full extent of Atlantic City's economic turmoil showed up in October's metropolitan-area employment report, released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Atlantic County, which is home to Atlantic City, lost 9,900 jobs in the 12 months ended Oct. 31, as four of the city's dozen casinos closed. A fifth, the Trump Taj Mahal, could close Dec. 20. The next-biggest job loss nationally - 2,200 - was recorded in Davenport, Iowa, and two cities just across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
November 24, 2014 |
HOLMDEL, N.J. - Devon Grisbaum told Ocean City teammate Maddie Brady that she wanted to win a Meet of Champions title before she graduated and, more specifically, wanted it in cross-country. Over the last two years, though, it was no longer considered a serious goal. She finished 34th last year and third in Group 3 last weekend. She didn't consider herself one of the favorites entering her last Meet of Champs. Coming out of the woods and entering the final straightaway Saturday at Holmdel, however, the senior was one of three girls at the front of the pack.
November 16, 2014 |
Warren Hills turned the tables on Ocean City with a 5-4 overtime win in the state Group 3 field hockey final at Bordentown on Saturday. Amanda Crampton scored the winner. Lauren McNally scored three goals for Ocean City, which had beaten Warren Hills in the final the last two seasons. State Non-Public Volleyball Final Paul VI fell to nine-time champion Immaculate Heart, 25-20, 25-14, at South Brunswick. Kim Bryfogle had 17 assists for Paul VI, and Fiona Marziello had nine kills.
November 14, 2014 |
William Brynes Packer Sr., 85, of Blue Bell, a longtime Philadelphia entrepreneur, died Thursday, Nov. 6, of heart failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh medical center. Born March 22, 1929, Mr. Packer attended Germantown High School, where he graduated in 1946 as class valedictorian at 17. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1950 and earned a master's degree in business from Drexel University in 1951. In 1951, Mr. Packer joined Atlantic Refining Co. in Philadelphia, working in the research and sales department.
November 13, 2014 |
Woodstown entered Wednesday's NJSIAA Group 1 semifinals matchup against Collingswood with a five-game winning streak. Rachel Galante, Dominique Hunt, and Molly O'Neill helped break it. The three Collingswood players each scored a goal, leading their team to a 3-0 win at Robbinsville. Collingswood will face Shore Regional in the state final at Bordentown on Saturday at 6 p.m. State Group 2 Semifinals For the second straight season, West Deptford came one game short of the state final, falling 2-1 to Rumson-Fair Haven at Eastern.
November 8, 2014 |
Here's a closer look at three South Jersey football games on Saturday, all scheduled for 2 p.m. kickoffs, with predictions. Overbrook (1-6) at Haddon Heights (3-4). The host Garnets likely would clinch a berth in the South Jersey Group 1 tournament with a victory. Haddon Heights has rallied from an 0-2 start with a strong offense led by senior quarterback Eric Wood (1,246 passing yards) and junior wide receiver Nick Smith (590 receiving yards). The Garnets have averaged 43.6 points in their three victories.
November 8, 2014
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 3 QUARTERFINALS Cherry Hill West 3, Moorestown 2 (OT): Austin Mecca never expected to get a clean look. But he knew what to do when the opportunity arose. Mecca, a senior forward, poked home a goal just 2 minutes and 10 seconds into overtime to lift fifth-seeded Cherry Hill West to victory over fourth-seeded Moorestown. Mecca scored on a scramble off a restart. Devin Crouch served the ball into the box, and it bounced off Cherry Hill West's Colin McBride.
October 17, 2014 |
The two teams had been battling on Ocean City's field for 95 minutes when the St. Augustine goalkeeper looked to clear the ball. The ball didn't make it there. Aaron King, charging in for the Red Raiders, blocked the attempt. The junior scored past the sliding goalie to give the Red Raiders a 2-1 victory in double overtime in a Cape-Atlantic American boys' soccer game Wednesday. With one minute left in regulation, it looked as if Collin Noble's first-half goal would be the decisive one for Ocean City.
October 17, 2014 |
Anthony John DiMarco, 90, of Feasterville and Ocean City, N.J., a longtime builder of rowhouses in Philadelphia and South Jersey, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, of complications from dementia at SpringVillage at Floral Vale, Yardley. As a young man, Mr. DiMarco entered the building business with his brother, John, under the name DiMarco Construction. The two were known for putting up hundreds of townhouses and rowhouses, initially in Northeast Philadelphia. Later, they branched out and built more than 4,000 apartments in Philadelphia and South Jersey.