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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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ROBERT T. VICKERS - Obituaries  Waynesboro Record Herald

Robert T. Vickers of Myrtle Beach, S.C, previously of Southampton, Pa., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the age of 78. He was the ...

CLINTON G. THOMAS  The Intelligencer

Clinton G. Thomas of Warminster, Pa. passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was 85. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce ...

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls Around Town community calendar: Week of March 20  Montgomery Newspapers

To submit your community event for inclusion in Around Town, email

Cook, William C. Sr.  Press of Atlantic City

Cook, William C. Sr., - 79, of Wildwood Crest, William Clifford Cook, Sr. "Bill" 79 of Wildwood Crest , NJ., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. Passed away Thursday ...

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 ...

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls community calendar: Week of March 13  Montgomery Newspapers

To submit your community event for inclusion in Around Town, email Manayunk Canal Bicentennial Events. Philadelphia will ...

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

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.

N.E. Philly teen pleads guilty in ‘senseless’ 2017 slaying of 16-year-old high school student

A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder and a weapons charge in the 2017 shooting death of a 16-year-old high ...

Eastern Montgomery County community calendar: Week of March 24  Montgomery Newspapers

Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event info to Calendar entries should be submitted at least ...

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.

'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 ...

Joining forces to fight back against violence

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

Two teens charged in attempted rape at Frankford High School

Philadelphia police have charged two teenagers who allegedly attempted to rape a female student at Frankford High School on Wednesday morning.

Opposing high school football teams come together to prevent violence

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

Frankford High staffer under investigation for inappropriate contact with a student

The conflict resolution specialist is accused of having a threesome with an underage student and another female.

Protecting your pets in the frigid temperatures  WPVI-TV

It's not only people who need to be careful in the cold, but it's also important to remember about pets too.

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

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

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 ...

Frankford’s Bill Sytsma and Archbishop Ryan’s Kevin Szychulski return to football after potential catastrophes

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Students dismissed early after lockdown at Frankford High School, threat deemed unfounded

Students have been dismissed early from Frankford High School after the report of a possible threat, police say..

Cheafsky, Kenneth Robert "Fuzzy"  Press of Atlantic City

Cheafsky, Kenneth Robert "Fuzzy", - 67, of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, Pa to the ...

Police confirm body found in river is Frankford High student

The body of a Hispanic girl pulled from the Delaware River on Wednesday has been identified as 14-year-old Frankford High student Pamela Flores, officials ...

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.

Local high school graduate receives Pioneer Award

FRANKFORD (WPVI) -- Frankford high school celebrated the achievements of one of its alumni Thursday morning. Philadelphia's deputy police commissioner ...

Poverty, climate change, bullying? Philly teens have answers

They were asked to come up with solutions to take on some of society's most vexing problems: intergenerational poverty, climate change, cyberbullying, public ...

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.

NANCY L. TIEMANN - Obituaries  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 ...

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.

West Oak Lane/Germantown/Mt. Airy Around Town community calendar: Week of Feb. 22  Montgomery Newspapers

To submit your community event for inclusion in Around Town, email “The Mock Trial on the Curse of Ham”. True Light ...

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.

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.

Boy, 16, dies after being shot in Northeast Philadelphia

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

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

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 ...

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

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

WILLIAM DANIEL PINKERTON  Bucks County Courier Times

William D. Pinkerton ("Bill", "Pink") of Naples, Florida, originally from Doylestown, Pa., passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. He was 88 years young. Born April 6 ...

Lindback Foundation 2018 distinguished Philadelphia teachers

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

In the 177th Legislative Dist., Hohenstein Means Service  Philadelphia Public Record

BY TONY WEST A fifth-generation resident of Frankford, Joe Hohenstein was born into an ethic of moral mission. His parents were staunch progressives with ...

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.

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 ...

Super 25 Boys Basketball Expert Rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Result: PR: 1. Last game: Beat Michigan City (Ind.) High School 81-50. Next: Harlan High School (Chicago). 2. McEachern. Powder Springs, GA 13 - 0 - 0.

New pilot program to put social workers in 22 public schools this school year  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Twenty-one District schools and one charter school will receive full-time social workers this fall in a pilot program that District officials hope to eventually extend ...

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 ...

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 ...

Philly teen dies after being shot in Oxford Circle student melee

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

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.

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

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner William Richmond dies

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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.

2 Philly Soldiers Added to Vietnam Memorial Wall Nearly 50 Years After Their Deaths  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Monday was a significant Memorial Day for the families of two Vietnam veterans who finally received an official honor in Philadelphia for their *service* nearly 50 ...

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

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 ...

58 teachers at district high schools to receive Lindback award

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

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

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

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 ...

Sport Science: Frankford senior's fight to cure malaria  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

Okpala, a senior at Frankford High School, is a three-sport athlete, where he plays midfield on the soccer team, kicker on the football team and a combo guard ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Clown accounts threaten Philly schools on social media

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 ...

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, ...

Philly's 2017 Lindback Award winners

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

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 ...

"Diplomas Now" program

FRANKFORD (WPVI) -- A new program launched Friday at one Philadelphia school and it aims to boost graduation rates. AT&T delivered a 500 hundred ...

Bus vendor blamed for issues in Philly school district

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Erie High's Eaddy reaches 1,000-point milestone - Sports

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 ...

Four Erie County girls make basketball all-state

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

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.

Equity issues still a concern in high school sports

Stanford University freshman Greta Meyer is a talented and thoughtful lacrosse player with a voice that had to be heard. The former Germantown Friends School ...

Man, 87, victim of Port Richmond home invasion

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

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 ...

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

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

Report: Pa's population is getting older - and less taxable - and that's a problem | Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania's senior citizen population is growing 20 times faster than the state's overall population. Philadelphia ...

M.E.: Body recovered from the Delaware was that of Pamela Flores, 14, missing since last week

The Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday identified the body of a young woman recovered from the Delaware River this week in Northeast Philadelphia.

Seven District principals honored with Lindback Award  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

About the Lindback Award winners

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

Philly Pops trombonist Brian Pastor brings his octet to Michener Museum Wednesday  Bucks County Courier Times

Contemporary big band jazz might not be considered hip and happening, but before you dismiss it as "your grandparents' music," you might want to give Brian ...

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 ...

What a new app says about sex education in Philadelphia

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 ...

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