April 14, 2016
ISSUE | CITY SCHOOLS Rhodes Elementary needs help After his visit to E.W. Rhodes Elementary School, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan proclaimed that the school "doesn't need to be turned around again" ("Union opposes plan to turn around school," Thursday). Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, called the North Philadelphia school an "inspiration. " The data tell a different story. In the 2014-15 school year, only 9 percent of its students were rated at least "proficient" on the state reading exam, and 1 percent - three students - were proficient in math.
February 8, 2016 |
The four of them sit at the end of the La Salle bench and provide some context to the struggles of this season and perhaps a glimpse as to what the Explorers of next season, with a full bench, might look like. La Salle coach John Giannini has mentioned multiple times that he "overestimated" and "misevaluated" some things while "under-recruiting" this group, blaming himself for what's become a lost season on Olney Avenue. He's talked about those four guys, though: transfers B.J. Johnson (Syracuse)
January 31, 2016 |
St. Joseph's at Rhode Island Saturday, 6 p.m. , Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/WNTP-AM ( 990). Records: St. Joseph's 17-3 overall, 6-1 Atlantic 10; Rhode Island, 12-8, 4-3. On St. Joseph's: The Hawks have won six in a row and 13 of 14 following Wednesday's 78-70 home win over Massachusetts. Saturday's game begins a stretch when three of the next four games will be on the road. On Rhode Island: The Rams' last six losses have been by six points or fewer, including a 72-67 defeat at St. Joseph's on Jan. 10. What keeps the Rams in most games is their defense.
December 28, 2015 |
Hello there Working at Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry was an emotionally intense experience that forged strong bonds among the staff, and in the mid-1980s, social worker Janice and music therapist Marty were among them. On the women's ward, the hospital's softball team, and during Friday happy hours, Marty and Janice became great friends. "She had good manners, which is really important," said Janice, who grew up in Rydal. "She had a fabulous sense of humor, and a joie de vivre.
December 11, 2015 |
A.J. Baxter said he "wanted to pass out. " That's how excited the St. Augustine Prep senior defensive back was to receive a scholarship offer from the University of Rhode Island. "It's a dream come true," Baxter said of committing to play football for the Rams on a football scholarship. "It was kind of in the back of my mind that I could do it, but I was never focused solely on playing Division I football. " The 6-foot, 200-pound Baxter had a "great year" for St. Augustine, according to coach Mark Reardon.
November 24, 2015 |
A Philadelphia native who studies at Harvard University and has advanced proficiency in eight languages is one of 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship announced Sunday. Rivka B. Hyland, who spent her freshman year of high school at Friends Select School in Center City before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, will study for two to three years, expenses paid, at the University of Oxford in England. The winners were selected from among 869 applicants nominated by 316 colleges and universities.
November 18, 2015 |
Bang! Kapow! Ka-boom! That's how networks serve up their dramas in this ultra-competitive age. Terrified of losing their audiences to FX or Netflix, they slam viewers with shrill, abusive body blows. That's how procedural whiz Dick Wolf opens his new emergency- room melodrama, Chicago Med . Within 90 seconds, we're thrown into the middle of a deadly train derailment The third in Wolf's Chicago triumvirate, after Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. , the series premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Wolf opens on devilishly good-looking Dr. Connor Rhodes ( Arrow 's Colin Donnell)
October 5, 2015 |
Services are to be Saturday, Oct. 17, for Augustine Warner Janeway Rhodes, 86, formerly of Villanova, a mother and volunteer, who died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Known as Tina, Mrs. Rhodes had houses in Bradenton Fla., and Princeton and Cape May, N.J., but her family's life really revolved around their home in Villanova. She was born in Phoenixville, the daughter of Augustine Smith and Helen Gulick Janeway. As a child, she moved with her family to Washington, Harrisburg, and Ventnor, N.J., as her father accepted leadership positions in government service, including as commanding officer of the Pennsylvania National Guard and executive director of the Pennsylvania General State Authority.
August 26, 2015 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - As evidenced by his blockbuster acquisition by the 76ers during the 2013 NBA draft, Nerlens Noel came into the league with amazing defensive skills, unparalleled athleticism, and immediate hype. But in the subsequent two years, critics have voiced concerns about his ability as a power forward and are wondering whether he's just a phenomenal shot blocker who struggles to shoot the ball. And that has brought Noel to Newport, R.I., a picturesque seaside city with a population of 24,027 on Aquidneck Island in Newport County.
March 9, 2015 |
KINGSTON, R.I. - St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli was succinct when summing up his thoughts before the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. "I hope that I get to see a couple of days' worth," Martelli said Saturday after Rhode Island beat the Hawks, 78-68, in the regular-season finale at the Ryan Center. "I'm not going to handicap it. I just told my team I'm not going to blow smoke about, 'Let's win four games in four days.' "We could have to play Wednesday. The first they heard about that is now. We're just going up there to try to win one game and see what happens.