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March 30, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated last week in Philadelphia. She had to carry the sick baby to term in order to protect his healthy twin. And she also looked into organ and tissue donation. "Instead of thinking of our son as a victim," she said, "I started thinking of him as a contributor to research, to science. " On March 23, 2010, Thomas and Callum Gray were born at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
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August 29, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A court hearing Thursday for Washington Township officials suing other Washington Township officials turned into a settlement conference, during which elected officials agreed that the town's solicitor would vacate his position - for now, at least. Attorneys for both sides spent hours in Woodbury meeting with their clients and before Superior Court Judge Anne McDonnell, trying to reach a resolution over the disputed position in the large Gloucester County town. The complaint alleged that Mayor Barbara Wallace's appointment of Solicitor Joseph Alacqua several weeks ago without council consent was unlawful.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
An insurer of taxicabs in the Philadelphia region has been ordered liquidated by a Washington, D.C., court. Pinelands Insurance Co. Risk Retention Group Inc. is the second taxi insurer in less than a year to fail, following the insolvency of First Keystone Risk Retention Group Inc. last October. In Philadelphia, 94 of the city's 1,600 cabs are insured by Pinelands, and they have been told by the Philadelphia Parking Authority they must replace their insurance by Sept. 4. The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking was ordered by the court to take over the assets of Pinelands and begin liquidation proceedings.
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Washington Township officials are no strangers to the courtroom. In the last several years, they have dealt with lawsuits surrounding a controversial redevelopment project, a police officer's invalidated arrest of an assemblyman, and election problems. But recent legal disputes over the municipal solicitor's job have seemingly been paired with miscommunication and confusion in the Gloucester County town, where the Democratic mayor and some council members of the same party continue to clash.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
The persistent legal issues surrounding the Washington Township solicitor's position deepened Wednesday night when several Township Council members revealed they had filed a lawsuit alleging the mayor's recent hire for the job was unlawful. Those council members hotly criticized Democratic Mayor Barbara Wallace's appointment of Joseph Alacqua as acting solicitor earlier this month. "Without our consent, it was improper," Council Vice President Angela Donato, also a Democrat, told Wallace.
NEWS
July 22, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Washington Township Council members have apparently abandoned the possibility of cutting several town officials' pay, a prospect that early this year triggered allegations of political retribution over the retention of the town's then-solicitor. The salary-setting ordinance that was approved in concept at the council's reorganization meeting in January - filed with a supporting document outlining cuts to the maximum permitted pay for seven positions, including mayor - is set for a final vote Wednesday without the decreases.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Washington Township won the Group 4 state championship for the second time in three years, star shortstop Jess Hughes started crying. When she looked up, she saw the rest of her teammates had also teared up. Rather than tears of joy, the senior said she and the other girls came to the realization that it was the last game they would play with each other. Hughes hit .654. According to NJ.com, she tied for the most hits in the state with 68, led the state in doubles with 24, scored 53 runs and knocked in 47. She finished her career with 219 hits and led her team to three straight South Jersey Group 4 titles and a 31-1 record as a senior.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
She could be seen, throughout the final inning, taking a few extra deep breaths. There were moments when she held the ball just a second longer, spun it just a little faster in her hand before her wind up. And there was a brief meeting before the final out of the game. The Washington Township infield gathered around pitcher Lauren Shannon and reiterated a running theme: Relax. Stay calm.   It was ultimately just another facet of the game that Shannon executed masterfully Saturday afternoon as she willed her Washington Township softball team to a 1-0 win over Bridgewater-Raritan in the Group 4 state final at Kean University.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Washington Township's Jessica Hughes, a long-established hit machine, has 212 career hits during her stellar career that still has life thanks to No. 212. There have been many memorable hits in that group, but the final one in her final home game will be difficult to top. With her team trailing 3-2 and two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Hughes, a lefthanded batter, slapped a two-run double to left. She kept running to score on a throwing error, and Washington Township defeated Kingsway 5-3 in a South Jersey Group 4 final between Gloucester County and South Jersey softball titans.
NEWS
May 27, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
WHEN IT was his time to speak, "Edward (Ned) Hector," dressed in his American Revolutionary military uniform, walked toward the podium to address the people gathered at Washington Square for a Memorial Day commemoration. "I'll bet you're wondering what this black man is doing dressed in this uniform," Noah Lewis, a professional re-enactor portraying the Revolutionary War bombardier, told the crowd of fewer than 100 people yesterday. He went on to tell them that between 3,000 and 5,000 black troops fought for the Continental Army while another 7,000 to 10,000 fought for the British after the British promised enslaved men in the South their freedom.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shane Albertson hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning that brought home Mike Druce for the go-ahead run in No. 13 Cherokee's 2-1 win at No. 12 Washington Township in a South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinal baseball game Friday. Druce came in as a courtesy runner after Mike Borucki reached second on an error. Anthony Martinelli sacrificed Druce to third, positioning the junior for the decisive run. Quinn Taylor earned the win, pitching four innings of one-run ball and striking out two. Eastern 6, Clearview 0 - It took only 73 pitches for senior Alex Schwartz and the top-seeded Vikings to put away ninth-seeded Clearview at home.
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