January 29, 2016 |
The Bucks County high school basketball coach who got into a highly publicized scuffle with a referee has been permanently dismissed from his coaching duties. Jerry Devine had been suspended from his position as the head coach of the boys' varsity basketball team at Neshaminy High School since the Jan. 5 incident. He was officially removed from his coaching duties during a Tuesday night school board meeting. Devine, a special-education instructor who teaches history and algebra, was briefly on administrative leave but has returned to the classroom.
June 20, 1991 |
William J. Katz, 42, the new principal of Pennsbury High School, has been around. At one time or another during his nine years as assistant principal, Katz has been responsible for budgets, student discipline, the senior prom and the National Honor Society. The school has been without a principal since December, when Naomi Kelly resigned. Since then, Duane Bair, assistant to Superintendent George DiPilato, has been filling in. "I was pleasantly pleased to hear they made the appointment," Katz said from his office Tuesday morning.
August 19, 2002 |
Levittown's Babe Ruth League team captured the Babe Ruth World Series title Saturday with a 12-5 victory over Lakeshore, La., in the championship game in Abbeville, La. The win capped a magical postseason run for the 13-year-olds, who narrowly defeated Kennewick, Wash., in the quarterfinals and Jefferson Parish, La., in the semifinals of the 10-team, pool-play tournament. Also competing in the event were Waterford, Conn.; Youngstown, Ohio; Hendersonville, N.C.; Brooklyn Area, Minn.
March 21, 2014 |
Former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent was named the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, a major promotion for the 43-year-old Pennsbury High School alumnus. In his new role, Vincent will oversee all of the league's football operations. Those include officiating, on-field discipline, and player personnel, among other areas. He will also be a nonvoting member of the league's competition committee. "We will emphasize clarity, consistency, and credibility to ensure the highest standards and best practices for our teams and fans," Vincent said in a statement.
January 14, 2016 |
A NESHAMINY High School teacher and coach who had been on leave since an alleged head-butting incident during a basketball game this month has returned to the classroom, the Neshaminy School District said in a statement yesterday. Jerry Devine had been on administrative leave after video surfaced of him evidently head-butting a referee during his team's 49-42 loss to visiting Pennsbury High School. Devine, who teaches history and algebra, is in his 15th year at Neshaminy, according to his biography on the school's website.
May 24, 2013 |
Jermaine M. Jackson was sentenced to life without parole for masterminding a robbery scheme that ended with the shooting death of a popular Bucks County musician. Although Jackson was 19 at the time of the Dec. 28, 2011, crime and did not have a prior criminal record, Bucks County Common Pleas Judge Rea B. Boylan said: "If ever there was a case where a life sentence was appropriate it saddens me to say this is it. " Jackson, of Trenton, was convicted of second-degree murder after he and four others went to Danny DeGennaro's house in Levittown to rob him. He was not accused of shooting the 56-year-old DeGennaro, who died from a shotgun blast to the chest, but of planning the theft.
April 10, 1998 |
Danny B. Storaska, 55, of Richboro, a high school physics teacher who was known for his ability to head off potential problems, died Tuesday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. A member of the faculty at Pennsbury High School since 1965, Mr. Storaska was a past president of the Pennsbury Education Association and had served as chief contract negotiator for many years. He also coached the school chess team and was a member of the computer-selection committee. "Danny was a quiet man, but strong," said Marie Robinson, an elementary school teacher and president of the Pennsbury Education Association.
January 15, 2016 |
THE BUCKS COUNTY district attorney has recommended that Neshaminy High School basketball coach Jerry Devine be charged with harassment - a summary offense - for knocking a referee to the floor during a game last week. The offense carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine of $300. Efforts to reach Devine were unsuccessful. "There was aggressive physical contact," District Attorney David Heckler said at a news conference yesterday. A widely circulated video from the incident appeared to show Devine head-butting the referee after a charging call against a Neshaminy player in the final seconds of his team's 49-42 loss to visiting Pennsbury High School.
September 25, 1996 |
Troy Vincent is not a person to forget where he comes from. That's why the Eagles cornerback was at Pennsbury High School yesterday morning, shaking hands with some of his former teachers and coaches, talking with students, patiently posing for photos. Vincent, a 1988 Pennsbury graduate who went on to the University of Wisconsin, was a first-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins and joined the Eagles this season. He was back in school to open the Troy Vincent Fitness Center, a weight and exercise room for which he donated the reported $35,000 needed for equipment.