Thursday, November 15, 2012
Attorneys for Morris Township-based Catholic school claim Gregory Gianforcaro's disclosure of 1988 lawsuit was breach of confidentiality agreement.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Delbarton School has filed a lawsuit against the attorney representing several clients who have come out against sexual abuses by priests at the school, according to an article in The Star-Ledger. Gregory Gianforcaro, a Phillipsburg-based lawyer, is accused by the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey—which oversees the Morris Township-based Catholic school—of violating a confidentiality agreement put in place as part of a 1988 settlement following Monk Timothy Brennan's guilty plea of sexual assault against a then-teenage boy at the school, according to the article. The suit, made public on Thursday, accuses the attorney of using the case as a way toward personal gain, according to the article. In June, during a press conference in …
Friday, June 29, 2012
St. Mary's Abbey Monk Timothy Brennan pled guilty to criminal sexual abuse of a Delbarton student in 1987.
Another person has come forward in the ongoing saga of allegations against Delbarton School and St. Mary's Abbey involving years of alleged sexual abuse. Except in this case, the person coming forward did not make a new allegation. But, for "John Doe," as his attorney Gregory Gianforcaro referred to him, a confidentiality agreement in place since settling in 1988 has kept the victim silent following former Monk Timothy Brennan's guilty plea in 1987. On Friday, in front of the Morris County Courthouse, Gianforcaro said his client wants to break the silence that has been legally required of him for 24 years. The confidentiality agreement was, according to the school and abbey's attorneys at the time, in the best interests of the school, …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Come back all season long for updates on all you need to know, including results & links to coverage.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, Nov. 25) Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference–American Division Standings are a combination of Patch records, as well as from NJ.com. Coaches are required by the NJSIAA to submit results to NJ.com in order to be eligible for the post season, due to a contract between the two. Sept. 23-At West Morris Central Oct. 1-At home vs. Parsippany Hills Season Preview
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
River's Rising? Time for seventh grade white water rafting.
Delbarton seventh graders ended their first partial week of school on a thrilling note. Despite reports of flooding in Pennsylvania, the class travelled west for a white water rafting trip. The Lehigh River typically flows at 1800 cubic feet per second. On Friday, September 9, a day forever chiselled in Class of 2017 infamy, the river was running at close to 8000 cf/s and was six feet higher than normal. This rise in elevation apparently makes rapids even more rapid-er since faculty veterans reported the water was better (read: faster, scarier) than ever. Naturally these daunting statistics only drew our brave men (who were safely velcroed into life jackets) closer to the rapids. The boys enjoyed soaking each other (and chaperones, the …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Green Wave Hit Lions Hard in Season Opener
The Delbarton football team defeated Pope John XXIII 45-16 in the 2011 season opener in Sparta Saturday, besting the team that sent them home from the state tournament two years in a row. The Green Wave was hungry for a win against the Lions. Delbarton owned the scoreboard for most of the contest with an effective offense led by senior quarterback John Shaffer. Shaffer completed 13 of 17 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns. When not going into the air, Delbarton's ground game pounded the opposing defense with running back Jamie White producing 91 yards on 20 carries. White scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving. The Delbarton offense was complemented by a defense that made Pope John cough up the ball, resulting in three fumble …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Saturday's game pits the Green Wave against the team that ended their last two seasons.
For two straight years, the Delbarton football team has been dealt defeat from rival Pope John XXIII in the state tournament. The most recent season-ending loss to Pope John, a 21-13 heartbreaker in the first round of the Non-Public, Group 3 playoffs last season, hurt so bad that players announced that they wanted Pope John again--and as soon as possible. Result: The players got their wish and will head to Sparta on Saturday at 2 p.m. to face their rivals in an exciting week one matchup. “The whole offseason we’ve been saying, we want Pope John back,” senior captain and linebacker Dennis Dencsko said. “And we scheduled them [in week one]. Normally, we’d have West Essex, but we switched it up because we have that motivation. We want them.” …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Students and parents get warm, but wet, welcome.
The late, great Delbarton athletic director Brian Fleury had two favorite expressions that moderator Matt Kovachik shared with incoming 9th graders on September 6. "Everything you do matters" and, in the pool of life, "Get wet." By day's end all were, indeed, soaking wet thanks to a scavenger hunt that had them racing around campus through monsoon-like rain. So, off to a great start at Delbarton School! Hurricane/tropical storm Irene put a slight damper on Orientation Day, which was originally scheduled for last week. The fact that the East Gate entrance was blocked by two enormous downed trees, live power lines and a collapsed transformer is not Delbarton's traditional early September welcome (the School didn't get back power and internet…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Internet site and email had been down for over a week.
We were beginning to worry about Delbarton. Just before Hurricane Irene hit, the headmaster had expressed his concerns about the campus and its many old, majestic trees. After the storm, we knew the campus had lost power along with many residents in the Route 24/Mendham Road area of Morris Township. As residents began getting their power back over Labor Day weekend, we decided to check in with our contact at Delbarton, Communications Director Jessica Fiddes. We sent an email. It bounced back. We called. No one answered. We checked the web site. It had disappeared. A drive past the campus on Monday told the tale. Multiple Verizon trucks were clustered near the entrance, working on the wires. About a hundred feet away, JCP&L crews were also …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Delbarton soccer team was in Buenos Aires, Argentina the week of August 15 preparing for another dynamic fall soccer season.
Head Coach David Donovan and the Delbarton Green Wave Soccer Team was in Buenos Aires, Argentina the week of August 14 preparing for its fall soccer season. Twenty-five soccer players and three coaches left that Sunday for a seven-day adventure to South America where the group trained with coaches from an Argentine Youth Soccer Academy, played two matches, attended a professional game, toured Buenos Aires and surrounding areas–including seeing a tango performance–and participated in community service. To read Assistant Coach Josh Hartle's daily account of the trip, click here.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Michael Benz's 12-14 hours at the gym per-week pay off.
While Delbarton may no longer have a Varsity Men's Gymnastics Team (there was a team in the early 80s) the Green Wave does have an accomplished gymnast in its midst. Michael Benz, class of '14, competes for Northern Elite Gymnastics in Mount Olive, where, during the school year he practices in the gym 12-14 hours a week. Benz was recently named a 1st Team Academic All American by USA Gymnastics. At the Level 9 State Championships, competing on all six men's events, Benz finished first on pommel horse, first on parallel bars, and third in the all-around in the 14-15 year old age group. At the Level 9 Regional Championships for New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia, Benz finished sixth in the …