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January 29, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
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.
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June 20, 1991 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
August 19, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 14, 2016 | BY EMILY BABAY, Staff Writer
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.
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May 24, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 10, 1998 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
September 25, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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February 29, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
The 10-year-old drivers from Yardley had been doing great: The self-powered car they had built from old bicycle tires, a cordless drill, and other odds and ends had worked like a dream in front of Odyssey of the Mind judges Saturday at Pennsbury High School. Great, that is, until the chain fell off its gears. Mid-competition. On the gym floor. And everyone from driver Thomas Cherian to Pac-Man World genie Alex Kirk and Candylandia Marshmallow Brayden Naskiewicz had to swarm the contraption like a NASCAR pit crew at Daytona.
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January 29, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 15, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | BY EMILY BABAY, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Layla Jones, PHILLY.COM
Two years after his appearance on NBC's megahit singing competition, The Voice , Bucks County native Matthew Schuler is preparing for the release Friday of his first single with Universal, an empowering anthem titled "Invincible. " Since the show, he has been traveling almost nonstop, back and forth between his home in Yardley and destinations around the world, from Los Angeles to South Africa. "It's been a wild ride," the 22-year-old singer, who made his most notable mark on The Voice covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which hit No. 1 on the iTunes charts and No. 40 on the Billboard.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the first five minutes of the third quarter, when previously listless Pennsbury High School came to life and took the lead with a 17-2 run, Abington coach Charles Grasty, as is his habit, did not call a timeout. "Our leaders are very good," Grasty said. "I told them that they were going to make a run. We wanted our guys to keep playing and to fight through it. " The Ghosts did just that Wednesday night in the boys' basketball PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal. They rebounded with a 14-4 spurt to start the fourth quarter, and downed the Falcons, 49-40, at Temple's Liacouras Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
ACTOR DAVID MORSE wants to take you to the prom. The "Hack" actor, who lives in the area, was spotted at the Pennsbury High School prom last week. LevittownNow.com reported that Morse was interested in making a movie about Pennsbury's crazy prom high jinks. For those not in the know, the Bucks County school has a notoriously tricked-out prom. Art students mural-ize the entire school and students arrive on elaborate floats of their own making. Morse has done his part to bring films to the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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