On the road to victory: On Feb. 7, it was a day of celebration at Father Judge, as four student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent. From left: Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Jim Green; All-American soccer player Joey Hansen (La Salle University); standout soccer midfielder Ryan Nork (also La Salle University); defensive lineman Eric Drains (Villanova University); offensive/defensive lineman Kevin Lang (Millersville University); and Father Jack Kolodziej, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs. Hansen led the Crusaders with 13 assists, and Nork was an integral part of bringing Judge a Catholic League soccer championship. Drains was Second-Team All-Catholic as a defensive tackle and shined as a leader since transferring from Franklin Learning Center as a junior. Lang, a force on both sides of the ball for the football team, also participates in indoor and outdoor track for Judge.
People are remembering Tom Gola as the consummate Philadelphian, never forgetting his roots as he enjoyed successful careers in playing and coaching basketball, serving in public office and working in the business world.
Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.
There are few portraits in the lexicon of American art that are as easily recognized as Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze. The iconic painting presents a triumphant and proud George Washington and 12 other men in a rowboat crossing an ice-strewn Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. Leutze’s painting dates to 1851, more than 7 decades after the actual crossing at McConkey’s Ferry in Upper Makefield Township.