September 23, 2016 |
Tommy Joseph reported to spring training last February as a 24-year-old in minor-league camp. He was nine months removed from being forced to learn to play first base after a series of concussions ended his catching career. Joseph was an afterthought on baseball's fringe. The goal, he said after Wednesday night's 8-3 win over the White Sox, was to stay healthy and perform well enough this season in triple A that the Phillies would promote him to the major leagues when rosters expanded in September.
September 20, 2016 |
Gov. Christie said Sunday that the explosion of a pipe bomb in a garbage can along the route for the Seaside Semper Five charity 5k race in Seaside Park, Ocean County, the day before was an act of "terrorism. " In a televised interview Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper, Christie said that there are no suspects in the case yet, but that investigators do have "some promising leads. " Christie said there was no evidence to suggest that the bomb in Seaside Park had any connection to a bomb that exploded Saturday night in New York City, injuring 29 people, or a stabbing at a Minnesota mall that injured nine.
September 19, 2016 |
For months, in batting cages across the country, Steve Henderson has preached to his Phillies hitters. Hunt the fastball, the hitting coach said. A hitter is not established in the majors until he can handle a fastball, and the Phillies are full of unestablished hitters. They clobbered five hits Saturday in the five-run first inning of a 8-0 romp over Miami at Citizens Bank Park. All five of the hits were on Jose Urena fastballs. Cesar Hernandez singled. Odubel Herrera doubled. Tommy Joseph singled.
September 19, 2016 |
If suspense was what the crowd was after Saturday night, Rob King, Justin Gies, and Jeremy Smith ruined the night early. The trio from Father Judge helped the Crusaders jump on rival Archbishop Ryan early en route to a 48-27, Catholic League victory in the grudge match at Northeast High. "That was the mind-set from the first play," said Smith, who transferred to Judge from Ryan this year. "We just had to come out fast and keep our foot on the gas. " The Crusaders (3-1) scored on their first five possessions, which included two touchdown receptions apiece for Gies and Smith, all thrown by King.
September 15, 2016 |
Francis Kanu recorded a hat trick in Burlington City's 7-1 soccer win against host Medford Tech in a Burlington County League matchup on Tuesday. Ygor Lemes and Jeshua Roiz scored two goals each in the win. In other Burlington County League action, Tiernan Johnson scored the lone goal in Pemberton's 1-0 win against visiting New Egypt. Girls' Soccer Hailey Russell scored four goals in Riverside's 5-0 road win against Pennsauken. Jewelyana Sharples added 14 saves in the Burlington County League contest.
August 30, 2016 |
With the long-awaited $5.4 billion Panama Canal expansion completed and allowing bigger ships to carry more cargo through the waterway, some of those larger vessels are now coming to the Port of Philadelphia. Mediterranean Shipping Co. began a new freight route Aug. 3, hauling fruit and "dry" cargoes such as tires, wood products, wine, sugar, and cocoa beans from Chile and Peru through the canal's new traffic lane, with a stop in Freeport, Bahamas, and then in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, which owns 15 piers and terminals on the Delaware River, puts the economic impact of MSC's new route at $21.8 million in annual personal income and $5.7 million in state, local, and federal taxes.
August 14, 2016 |
East Whiteland Township Supervisor Sue Drummond remembers when Route 202 in Chester County barely merited the designation highway , though it certainly was a magnet for traffic. But after two decades of planning, construction, lane movement, and often-maddening commutes for motorists in one of the region's fastest growing population and development corridors, what was once a two-lane road on Friday officially became a six-lane highway from the Schuylkill Expressway to the Route 30 interchange.
August 11, 2016 |
An elderly couple died after crashing into a tree off Route 70 in Burlington County. Pembertown Township police said Tuesday that Blackwell Albertson, 78, was driving the 2015 Chrysler 200 east on Route 70 near Pasadena Road in Browns Mills when he veered off the highway and into a tree. Albertson was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, 77-year-old Jean Albertson, died at Capital Health Medical Center in Trenton. The couple lived in Manchester, police said. Both were wearing seatbelts in the 2 p.m. Monday crash, which caused the car to split in two, police said.
August 1, 2016
A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle while crossing Route 73 in Maple Shade, Burlington County, Saturday morning, authorities said. At about 5 a.m., a 30-year-old man from Marydel, Md., was crossing the southbound lanes of the highway, between Fox Meadow Drive and Evergreen Circle, where there was no crosswalk, Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of the Maple Shade Police Department said. The victim suffered a broken nose, scrapes and bruises and was taken to a local hospital, where he was expected to be released Saturday afternoon, Hoch said.
July 30, 2016 |
The project dates to the late 1990s, but for tens of thousands of motorists who have contended with the shifting lanes, bulky vehicles, construction crews, and sometimes bewildering lane shifts on Route 202, it might have seemed eternal. "People feel like this has been going on forever," said John Ewald, manager of corporate and community relations for the Transportation Management Association of Chester County. "There is that sense of endless construction. " But the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the widening of Route 202, one of the region's busiest and fastest-growing corridors, is coming to an end. PennDot said all six lanes of the expressway on the widened 2.5-mile section in East Whiteland Township would be open by the end of next week.