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Some recent passings of classmates

January 13, 2019 by Frank Senner (Register to contact)

John George - passed a couple of years ago
John Rooth - also passed 2 years ago & was in
fraternity with John at Frankford HS
Tom Carr - passed last year

Frankford High School class ring for 1958

February 13, 2017 by Ken Gibilisco (Register to contact)

I have been searching for a Frankford High School class of 1958 graduation ring, anyone know where I might find one?
Thank you and regards, Ken Gibilisco.

"mini reunions"

August 15, 2014 by Rose Altimari Cavalieri (Register to contact)

Before our 50th reunion (class of June '61)we had mini reunions in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. We also had one in Somers Point, NJ. Thursday, August 14, 2014 was our 4th annual get together in Somers Point. We are making it a point to meet 3 times per year. it's been wonderful!

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Teen Missing In Frankford Area: Philadelphia Police  Philadelphia, PA Patch

Teen Missing In Frankford Area: Philly Police - Philadelphia, PA - Alain Alcis, 18, was last seen near the Frankford Terminal by his classmates Thursday ...



MARY AGNES ROBB TAFEL  The Intelligencer

Mary Agnes Robb Tafel of Churchville, Pa., transitioned to heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Pine Run Nursing Home after a battle with Alzheimer's ...



ALBERTA R. WERNER  Bucks County Courier Times

Alberta R. (Gemerek) Werner died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at her home. She was 75. Born in Philadelphia, she resided in Bensalem since 1972. She was a ...



NFL All-Pro Jahri Evans shows his appreciation to Bloomsburg U. and Frankford High  Philly.com

Jahri Evans gives his time and money back to his alma maters. Bloomsburg University will unveil a new football scoreboard courtesy of his $500000 donation.



Volunteers Give Frankford High School Inspirational Makeover As Part Of MLK Day  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than a thousand volunteers honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday by helping to transform a high school in ...



2 charged after attempted rape in Frankford High School  6abc.com

Philadelphia police have made two arrests after the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl inside Frankford High School on Wednesday.



Joining forces to fight back against violence  6abc.com

Football players with Frankford High School and the Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School took to the field together.



'Game of Peace' aims to show teens better way to handle conflict besides gun violence  WPVI-TV

The Game of Peace 2018: It's message there can be a healthy rivalry The games can be hard fought. But off the field, the violence that so often takes the lives of ...



Pennsylvania schools in need of overall improvement  Allentown Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released its lists of schools that need to improve and will receive additional funding to do so.



Opposing high school football teams come together to prevent violence  6abc.com

Two opposing local high school football teams in Philadelphia took to the field for a different kind of rivalry, one aimed against violence.



Highlights: Martin Luther King beats Frankford, advances to Public League Class 5A final  Philly.com

Martin Luther King beat Frankford and advanced to Saturday's Public League Class 5A championship game.



Police Investigating Possible Attempted Rape At Frankford High School  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News was first on scene and the only station to capture one of two suspected attackers getting into the back of a police ...



Frankford's Bill Sytsma and Archbishop Ryan's Kevin Szychulski return to football after potential catastrophes  Philly.com

The Frankford coach and Archbishop Ryan sophomore were back on the field Friday after health scares.



Joseph S. Prewitt, 60, owned physical therapy center in Germantown  Philly.com

Joseph Simeon Prewitt, 60, of Lansdale, a physical therapist who lived his dream of owning and operating a physical therapy center in Philadelphia, died ...



NFL Stars Give Back At Jahri Evans’ Annual Camp At Frankford High School  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — It was hard to figure who was enjoying themselves more, Eagles' safety Malcolm Jenkins going over pass ...



Crowdsourcing brings kids music education and instruments  Temple News

The students pick the songs and Rebecca Wizov teaches them. Wizov, a 2017 music education alumna, requested to start a Modern Band class at Frankford ...



60 low-performing schools receive new state designation for extra comprehensive support  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the ...



Memorial Day Around Philadelphia  Philadelphia Public Record

CITY COUNCILMEN Al Taubenberger, left, and Bobby Henon, are proud to join in the commemoration ceremonies by striding in solidarity with our armed forces.



Lindback Foundation 2018 distinguished Philadelphia teachers  Philly.com

Erica Adkinson, McMichael Elementary. Adkinson, a graduate of the Philadelphia School District and Temple University, has been a teacher for 22 years.



Frankford High honors legend Vince Miller with court  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's always good to remember those who have made a big contribution to the game. Vinson “Vince” Miller was one of the greatest coaches in Public League ...



Poverty, climate change, bullying  Philly.com

The Aspen Challenge asks high school students to come up with solutions to specific problems in their communities.



Who are the 18 new candidates Kenney will consider for school board seats?  Philly.com

Here are short bios of the latest round of candidates for the new Philadelphia school board.



Boy, 16, dies after being shot in Northeast Philadelphia  6abc.com

Police say a high school student shot last week in Northeast Philadelphia has died from his injuries.



Local high school graduate receives Pioneer Award  6abc.com

Frankford high school celebrated the achievements of one of its alumni Thursday morning.



Joseph S. Prewitt, 60, physical therapist center operator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Joseph S. Prewitt, the operator of the Phoenix Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, of lymphoma. He was 60.



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $74,000 In Scholarships To 65 Greater Philadelphia Area High School Seniors  PR Newswire

TREVOSE, Pa., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the ...



Isaiah Thomas, 34, announces third bid for City Council seat  The Philadelphia Tribune

Educator and two-time City Council also-ran Isaiah Thomas has launched a third bid for an at-large council seat.



Mother of teen charged with murder in Oxford Circle: My son was bullied  Philly.com

The mother of an 18-year-old Northeast Philadelphia High School senior charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another teen in Oxford Circle says her son ...



The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores  PennLive.com

They have common denominators - poverty and crime chief among them. The schools that posted the 50 worst SAT scores in Pennsylvania share among ...



Lindback Award honors 59 city school teachers  The Philadelphia Tribune

The annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers recognized educators in Philadelphia on Tuesday who go above and beyond for their students.



Philly native Christine Duffy cruises to become president of Carnival Cruise Line  Philly.com

The Philly native has risen all the way to president of Carnival Corp., and will speak at the Union League of Philadelphia on Thursday, March 15.



Former NFL star tells Newtown ES students to be like the Eagles and 'work as a team'  The Intelligencer

Former Penn State and NFL star Blair Thomas told more than 500 students to follow their dreams, stay focused, work in teams to overcome obstacles and never ...



Former Strawberry Mansion athlete sues school district over “negro league” discrimination  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

As a senior at Strawberry Mansion High School and a star on the school's girls lacrosse team, Nadirah McRae thought she had it made.



Bill Grun Celebrates 98th Birthday, Still Teaching After 72 Years  CBS Philly

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — William 'Bill' Grun loves to laugh. It's his laughter that he loves to share with his students. “I started to teach in September 1947 and ...



Philly teen dies after being shot in Oxford Circle student melee  Philly.com

Messiah Chiverton was a junior at Frankford High School. Another teen, Muhammed Goode, 18, was arrested last week.



Jahri Evans On A Hall Of Fame Path  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — It's been an interesting journey for Jahri Evans—a trip that's taken him from an under-recruited lineman out of ...



"Friday Night Lights" inhabit Philadelphia's Frankford High  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - Popular TV series comes to Philly and Frankford is bright-light beneficiary.



Former Saint Joseph's basketball star Jeffery Clark to be honored  The Philadelphia Tribune

College basketball season is right around the corner. But before the season gets under way, the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture, Inc. will ...



Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner William Richmond dies  Philly.com

William C. Richmond, 86, who was Philadelphia's fire commissioner during the 1985 MOVE bombing, died Monday, June 25, of complications from a stroke at ...



Emotions overflow as NE Philly man, 18, is held for trial in Oxford Circle killing of teen  Philly.com

Heated neighborhood rivalries erupted into near-fisticuffs and a judge grew emotional Wednesday during a hearing for the accused 18-year-old gunman in the ...



NANCY L. TIEMANN  Bucks County Courier Times

On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, Nancy L. (Caldwell) Tiemann passed away at Abington Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family, after a difficult three-month ...



Nominating Panel Sends Mayor List Of Potential School Board Members  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia took a step closer to local control of its public schools on Monday when the Education Nominating Panel made its ...



10 days in, no arrests in drive-by killings of men from Philly  NJ.com

The two men who were shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Trenton last month were both Philadelphia residents. But investigators have not said much about ...



- SCH football rides strong offense to season-opening victories  Chestnut Hill Local

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After two weeks and 101 points scored, it's safe to say that the talent-laden offense of Springside Chestnut Hill is going to be.



Overington Park is Frankford's hidden jewel  Philly.com

Frankford's secret oasis is diverse, serene &green - DAN GERINGER, Philadelphia Daily News.



Heck, Geraldine D. | Obituaries | pressofatlanticcity.com  Press of Atlantic City

Heck, Geraldine D., - 89, of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. Born in and formerly of ...



Overbrook High Alumni to host Hall of Fame banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's going to be a big night for a number of Overbrook High alumni on Friday, May 8. The Overbrook High Alumni Association will hold its 24th annual Hall of.



School Reform Commission approves new in-house special education program  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The School Reform Commission voted Thursday to establish a new in-house special education program for 100 students, most diagnosed with social-emotional ...



Missing Girl Never Shows Up to Philadelphia School; Leaves Cellphone, Backpack Behind  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Family and friends of missing Philadelphia teenager who never showed up at school turned to social networks in an attempt to find her.



Murphy, John Hugh "Murph" | Obituaries | pressofatlanticcity.com  Press of Atlantic City

Murphy, John Hugh "Murph", - 62, of Ocean City, age 62, died peacefully at home on August 1, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he resided in Ocean City, NJ.



Mayor gets new batch of names for Philly school board consideration  WHYY

Responding to a request from Mayor Jim Kenney for more choices, the Philadelphia's educational nominating panel submitted the names of 18 more candidates ...



Sports Notes: Darby-Colwyn state championship teams honored by HOF  The Philadelphia Tribune

Darby-Colwyn state championship teams honored by HOF. When the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame honors Darby-Colwyn High School's 1962 and ...



ELIZABETH PRATO FINNEGAN  Bucks County Courier Times

Elizabeth Prato "Betty" Finnegan of Southampton passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at her home. She was 74. Betty was the loving and devoted wife of John ...



Mayor appoints education professor to School Reform Commission  Temple University News

Christopher McGinley, an associate professor in Temple's College of Education, has been appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney to serve on the School Reform ...



High school coach Howard Griffith investigated for 'threesome with a student, 15'  Daily Mail

Philadelphia police are investigating Howard Griffith, a high school staffer at Frankford High School who allegedly had a threesome with an underage student ...



Haris Medunjanin suspended two extra games; Union to pay tribute to Walter Bahr  Philly.com

The Union finally got news Wednesday that they had expected — Haris Medunjanin got an extended suspension for his red card in Atlanta and the shouting at ...



Names added to Vietnam Memorial in Penn's Landing  6abc.com

The names of two Philadelphia soldiers will be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Penn's Landing.



Clowns Causing Chaos Through Social Media  Philadelphia Public Record

The month of October is known for bringing out fictional ghouls and goblins from and into all walks of life. But, as a rash of menacing clown threats have made ...



High School Top 10: New PIAA Classifications Changes Nothing  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Wednesday, the PIAA, the governing body of high school sports in Pennsylvania, decided to move to a 6A ...



"Diplomas Now" program  6abc.com

A new program launched Friday at one Philadelphia school and it aims to boost graduation rates.



Philly's 2017 Lindback Award winners  Philly.com

60 Philadelphia School District elementary, middle and high school teachers are being honored as 2017 Lindback Award winners.



Four Erie County girls make basketball all-state  GoErie.com

Erie High's Eaddy, Villa Maria's Mraz, Palermo and Harbor Creek's Benim picked; 8 D-10 players honored.



Brother's death inspired Penn State's Shareef Miller to escape violent North Philly streets  Philly.com

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Shareef Miller remembers the three phone calls as if he just received them. It was May 2015, nearing the end of his senior year at ...



5 Philly Schools Taken Off "Most Dangerous" List  NBC 10 Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia has a positive statistic to talk about this week.



Coming soon to Philly schools: 22 city-paid social workers  Philly.com

The greatest impediment to academic success for Philadelphia students is often not about reading or math - it is what goes on outside the classroom. The city ...



Man, 87, victim of Port Richmond home invasion  6abc.com

An 87-year-old man was the victim of a home invasion on Thursday afternoon in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.



The Philly Soccer Page – Happy 90th, Walter Bahr  The Philly Soccer Page

Walter Bahr has spent the last 67 years correcting the soccer world's somewhat mistaken belief about the most famous moment of his career. It has been stated ...



Erie High's Eaddy reaches 1000-point milestone  GoErie.com

Jamiya “Sue” Eaddy has been thrilling crowds with exciting plays throughout her high school basketball career. It was just a matter of how she would achieve ...



New SRC member: "My heart is with traditional public schools"  Philly.com

Christopher McGinley's grandmother was a cleaning lady at Olney High School. On Wednesday, McGinley was named by Mayor Kenney to a seat on the School ...



Long wait for justice for Philly woman strangled by North Jersey serial killer  WHYY

At first, they didn't panic that she was gone. Robin West sometimes did that. She'd disappear for a day, maybe two, rarely longer. Robin, who lived with a friend ...



Bus vendor blamed for issues in Philly school district  6abc.com

Some families relying on buses in the Philadelphia School District are outraged over ongoing problems.



Penn State football ‘survivor’ Shareef Miller chooses academics over streets, becomes neighborhood example  Centre Daily Times

Miller, now a redshirt sophomore defensive end ready to start for Penn State, had a dangerously low GPA going into his final year of high school. But with a ...



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $188,000 in Scholarships to 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $188,000 in scholarships for ...



Educational Nominating Panel selects 27 nominees for School Board  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

The Educational Nominating Panel has voted to recommend 27 candidates for the new Board of Education to Mayor Jim Kenney, who will make appointments to ...



City-paid social workers coming to district schools  The Philadelphia Tribune

More than 20 social workers will be placed in School District of Philadelphia schools for the 2017-18 school year.



Harry Harper named Veteran of the Month  Lewiston Sun Journal

PARIS — Harry L. Harper has been named the Veteran of the Month at the Maine Veterans' Home. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945. Harper was born in ...



Death of teen, whose body was found in river, ruled suicide  6abc.com

The family of a teenage girl who went missing last week says her body was recovered in the Delaware River.



Father to cops: 'Why shoot him in the back like an animal?'  Philly.com

The father of a 30-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in North Philadelphia last week said Saturday he is dismayed that his son, David Jones, was ...



This Philly junior may be nation's best high school running back  PhillyVoice.com

Somewhere under the tangle of arms and legs was D'Andre Swift. Still moving. Still pumping his legs. Still refusing to be stopped. Four Pine-Richland defenders ...



New School Progress Report rates district, charter schools on more than just test scores | Philadelphia Daily News  Philly.com

Rating schools on more than test scores. ED HILLE / Staff Photographer. Maj. Ken Roberts speaks to his Junior ROTC class at the Philadelphia Military Academy ...



58 teachers at district high schools to receive Lindback award  PhillyVoice.com

Fifty-eight teachers at high schools in the Philadelphia School District will be honored Tuesday by the Lindback Foundation.



The 20 'Worst' Public Schools in America  The Cheat Sheet

It can be tough to find the right school. Here are some of the worst public schools in the country, based on testing performance data from each state.



Vietnam War vets in Bucks and Montgomery counties talk about their fight for freedom  Bucks County Courier Times

The long and costly Vietnam War ended several decades ago, but its effects still linger for many area veterans.The controversial military conflict pitted the ...



District honors 60 teachers with distinguished Lindback Award  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

For the first time in its nine-year history, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers was awarded to teachers of all grade levels, with 60 elementary, ...



7 Philadelphia principals earn Lindback Awards, $20K for their schools  PhillyVoice.com

Seven Philadelphia public school principals honored Tuesday by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation will receive a $20000 stipend to help ...



Comcast Awards $200,000 In Scholarships To 191 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® ...



The Philly Soccer Page – 2015 SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame class honored  The Philly Soccer Page

Photo: Tom Keenan. A rich soccer tradition continued earlier this month as Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Soccer Hall of Fame celebrated their 68th annual ...



PIAA Releases High School Reclassification Lists  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. Philadelphia, PA (CBS)—Around this time every two years, some area football coaches find their knees quaking a little, as the ...



About the Lindback Award winners  Philly.com

The following excerpts are from the nominations submitted to the Lindback Foundation for the winning Philadelphia School District high school teachers.



Philly students respond, react to renowned think tank's challenge  Huffington Post

"These past eight weeks have changed my life and have shown me the importance of giving back to the community," stated Mark Sharashidze. A junior ...



Seven District principals honored with Lindback Award  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Seven principals received the annual Lindback Award Tuesday night at the Prince Theater, after city officials and the first lady of Pennsylvania heaped praise on ...



Jeffrey Bayers, 60, a 10-year Parking Authority staffer  Philly.com

Services have been set for Jeffrey Bayers, 60, of Maple Shade, a Philadelphia Parking Authority worker who was fatally injured when he was pinned under a tow ...



Vince Miller to be honored at legends banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture (PABSC) regularly honor some very deserving people every year. The PABSC will recognize a real ...



Clown accounts threaten Philly schools on social media  PhillyVoice.com

Breaking news update, 12:55 p.m. Monday: Philadelphia police say they have identified a 13-year-old girl who participated in the posting of the social media ...



What a new app says about sex education in Philadelphia  PhillyVoice.com

Moira Bohannon froze mid-bite at the dinner table when her 10-year-old son uttered "the P-word." "He also mentioned something about how cats and dogs might ...



A.G.: Woman charged with sexual assault of teen victim in 'furry party' case  PhillyVoice.com

A Cumberland County woman has been charged with sexual assault in the widening state probe of a child predator ring that targeted a Bucks County boy at a ...



Newtown Borough Council hires new part-time police officers; hears feedback on police chief search  Bucks Local News

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Borough Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to hire two new part-time police officers.



Phillies Surprise Sergeant Francis Manley Jr. On 94WIP  CBS Local

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sergeant Francis Manley Junior just thought he was a part of Tuesday's 94WIP Morning Show promoting the USO's #HugAHero ...



For Philly students, building boats provides a sturdy rudder – for life  PhillyVoice.com

GSK honored the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Monday with one of its IMPACT Awards, given to 10 regional nonprofits for "exceptional achievements in ...



CRUSA/FC Bucks coach Eddie Leigh honored at Council Rock soccer doubleheader  Bucks Local News

NEWTOWN – In conjunction with the Council Rock United Soccer Association (CRUSA), the CR South and CR North soccer teams joined hands Wednesday ...



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