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September 13, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Unless a savior with a suitcase full of big bills and a sense of baseball history steps forward soon, one of baseball's oldest franchises may move. William L. Collins 3d, a Washington media executive, entered the bidding for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, saying he could write a check for the 108-year-old franchise "tomorrow. " With one condition: Washington, not Pittsburgh, would be the Pirates' first name. Pirates president Mark Sauer said a move to Washington probably would be approved without dissent by major-league owners.
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November 1, 1989 | By Kevin L. Carter and Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writers
Washington wasn't just clinching the Public A Division title with its 14-0 victory at Lincoln on Friday afternoon. The Eagles (4-0 league, 6-0 overall) tried to start a different kind of streak. "That's our scoreboard over there," said Washington coach Ron Cohen. "We don't want them scoring on our scoreboard. " Just a little motivational tool, if you will. After a new scoreboard was donated to Washington's Mickey Young Memorial Stadium before this season, the Washington administration donated the old board to Lincoln.
NEWS
April 10, 1990 | By Rich Bradley, Special to The Inquirer
There has been one constant in Public League tennis for "about 40 years," according to Lincoln coach William Kuchler. Every year, Lincoln would lose to Washington. Sometimes, it would be 5-0, sometimes 3-2, but no matter what, the Railsplitters would find a way to not win. Until April 2. Lincoln 4, Washington 1. "It's the first time in our existence that we beat Washington," said Kuchler, who has been at Lincoln for 16 years. "It's a big win for the team. I didn't expect to win. It's really exciting for me. It's like a present.
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February 22, 2004 | By Joseph S. Kennedy INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The American experience at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78 is widely considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. And many credit Gen. George Washington's persuasive argument to the Continental Congress that defeating the British depended on improved logistics for the Continental Army. Washington achieved this by managing a committee of delegates sent by the Congress to Valley Forge. In December 1777, Washington led a defeated Army of nearly 11,000 troops, of which only 8,200 were fit for duty, into winter encampment at Valley Forge.
SPORTS
July 24, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The 76ers will open their season Nov. 3 in Washington and host the NBA all-star game Feb. 14 at the First Union Center, according to the league schedule announced yesterday. The Sixers are scheduled to play their home opener Nov. 4 against New York. The schedule will change if the league and the National Basketball Players Association do not reach a collective-bargaining agreement in time for the start of the season. The defending champion Chicago Bulls are not scheduled to make their first of two appearances in Philadelphia until March 19. Most of the Sixers' home games will begin at 7 p.m. Most of their Sunday home games will start at 6. Seventeen Sixers games will be televised by Channel 57, and most others will air on Comcast SportsNet.
SPORTS
June 9, 1990 | By Gwen Knapp and Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writers
How do you make a 12-5 rout entertaining? Roxborough High's baseball team managed to yesterday in its Public League semifinal win over Central at Northeast High. Roxborough will meet Washington, an 11-4 winner over Northeast, in the title game Monday. The Indians put on a show that included a homer from a reserve shortstop who had just one other hit this year, a grand slam from their star pitcher and periodic performances of the wave from their fans. Then, in the waning moments of the game, their pitching battery did a modified striptease in the infield.
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September 25, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Washington was the boys' soccer team to beat in the Public League, many fans believed. Northeast, on the other hand, could not win the big match. Oh, really? Fans at yesterday's match at Northeast would have been hard-pressed to believe that. The Vikings defeated the Eagles, 2-0, in a Division A contest. With the win, Northeast (3-2 overall, 3-2 division) extended its winning streak to three matches. The Vikings also handed Washington (3-2-1, 3-1-1) its first division setback of the season.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
If Larry Kolongowski's latest pitching performance was listed as a lunchtime item at a nearby deli, it would probably be a roast beef sandwich on rye bread. Make that month-old rye. After the senior righthander got much-needed last-out relief from teammate Ken Mulderrig to preserve Washington's 7-4 win over visiting Roxborough (4-3 league) on Monday, all Kolongowski wanted to remember about his outing were innings two through six. Throw away the first and seventh and you're left with some quality filler.
SPORTS
December 2, 1990 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
All year long, Mastbaum's Barry Williams had made his name as a tailback, rushing for more than 1,500 yards to lead the Public League. Most people didn't know that he started his career as a JV quarterback who could throw the ball almost 70 yards. Now they do. With eight minutes left in yesterday's league championship game and his team trailing Washington, 26-20, Williams threw a 49-yard option pass to wide receiver Gary Fooks that put Mastbaum just 6 yards from a tie. Quarterback Marc Baxter scored with a keeper on the next play and then connected with Fooks for a two-point conversion that gave the Panthers a 28-26 win and their first Public League football title.
NEWS
November 15, 1989 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last time our weekly preview ran in this space, football fans, teams from both the Public and Catholic Leagues were beginning their postseasons. But alas, both of our local Catholic League playoff teams took a powder in Catholic North semifinals Saturday. Archbishop Ryan lost, 16-12, to Bishop McDevitt, and Father Judge was blanked, 14-0, by La Salle. That leaves two gigantic Public League semifinals involving Division A powers Frankford and Washington, as well as two (or three)
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September 21, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Political consultants in suburban Philadelphia and Washington have joined forces to turn Uber 's "first ride free" program into a platform to help candidates' campaigns, issue groups, and other get-out-the-vote efforts target likely supporters and bring them to the polls Nov. 8, through a site they're calling VoterDrive.us. Uber offers up to $10 off your first ride. The company has, in previous elections, expanded the break on election days in the United States and in cities in Canada, India, South Africa and other countries as a way of attracting new users and appearing public-spirited.
SPORTS
September 19, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, STAFF WRITER
Before this season, Emily Gray flew a bit under the radar. "Everything she did," said her coach, Bill Alvaro, "was quiet. " It's an unlikely narrative for a physically gifted player who committed to Virginia Tech before her sophomore year. But such is life in the Olympic Conference American division - easily the toughest girls' soccer division in the state. Even on her own Washington Township team, Gray played the unsung hero last year in the face of gaudy scoring totals by teammate Kylie D'Ambra - now playing at St. Joseph's University.
TRAVEL
August 21, 2016 | By Martin W.G. King, For The Inquirer
Our flutes looked like crystal, and the champagne was free (the reservations, however, had been hard to come by). My wife and I had been standing in the warmly paneled - and crowded - vestibule of a French bistro, waiting for our table, enjoying the merry cacophony, and the maitre d' had provided the complimentary libations to take the edge off the delay. There was plenty to look at: the crowd - hipsters, young professionals, boomers, several radiant people who looked vaguely familiar, people dressed up and glowing - and the decor: yellow walls above the paneling, tin ceilings, mosaic-tiled floor, red banquettes.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Outsourcing specialist Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services is moving its headquarters from Ivyland to an 80,000-square-foot space in Fort Washington to accommodate a continuing expansion, the company said in a release on Thursday. Ashfield, a unit of UDG Healthcare PLC, is moving to the new location following the growth of its workforce to 1500 members from 120 in 2007, the company said. The Fort Washington space is 60 percent larger than the previous location. The new headquarters will feature an auditorium, a full-service cafeteria and other amenities, Ashfield said.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Upper Dublin Township has received a $2-million state grant to construct a new ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike directly onto Commerce Drive to reduce commute times for users of the Fort Washington Office Park, township officials said Tuesday. An additional Commonwealth Financing Authority grant of $250,000 was awarded to to help fund the construction of a paved walking and bike trail to the Fort Washington SEPTA train station and other Commerce Drive road improvements, the officials said in a release.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Two residents of the South Philadelphia neighborhood where developer Bart Blatstein plans an apartment tower, shopping complex, and parking garage are challenging the city zoning board's approval of the project. Louise Hanible and Gwendolyn Toler have filed notices of appeal with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas opposing the plan for the northeast corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue, according to documents reviewed this week. The residents' challenge is the latest obstacle for Blatstein's proposal, which has come under withering criticism from neighbors.
NEWS
July 7, 2016
By Mark Edward Lender Our country just marked the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with the customary parades, fireworks, and family gatherings that have become American traditions. As welcome as these celebrations are, we should take a few moments to reflect upon the fact that - just 50 miles from Independence Hall, where that momentous document was signed - a modern academic institution is destroying the battlefield where the declaration's lofty ideals were secured by our nation's first soldiers.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Rich Racobaldo is starting to feel better. Not coincidentally, so is the Washington Township baseball team. "Perfect timing," Racobaldo said after leading the Minutemen to their second consecutive upset victory in the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. Racobaldo, a junior righthander, allowed two hits in four scoreless innings, and 11th-seeded Washington Township sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run fourth inning Thursday en route to a 13-1 victory over third-seeded Cherry Hill West.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A Common Pleas Court judge has declined to strike down an assertion by developer Bart Blatstein that he retains a legal interest in the South Philadelphia property where he wants to build a massive apartment and retail complex. Judge Patricia McInerney's order on Friday keeps intact Blatstein's claim to a stake in the land at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Property owner Hudson Realty Capital L.L.C. had argued that Blatstein's company forfeited its interest in the land after failing to complete its purchase by a March 15 deadline.
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May 18, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Developer Bart Blatstein is being sued on grounds that he failed to complete his purchase of a South Philadelphia site on which he plans a massive residential and retail complex, a new setback for the beleaguered proposal. The property's owner, NH Philadelphia Properties L.P., is seeking to recover "liquidated damages" it claims to be owed under its purchase agreement with Blatstein's Tower Investments Inc., attorney Matthew McClure said in a letter to Zoning Board of Adjustment Chairman James Moylan on Monday.
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