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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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In Philly, Friday Night Lights takes place in Frankford High’s locker room  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Frankford High School varsity football coach Bill Sytsma invited his players to spend Friday nights in the school's locker room during the spring and summer ...

What's going on around Roxborough this week | News  Montgomery Newspapers

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Frankford football coach Bill Sytsma opens his locker room on Friday nights so his players are safe from Phila  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The eyes of Frankford High School football coach Bill Sytsma — the man whose job, he says, is to keep the seats filled — scan the 150 or so empty chairs that sit ...

Frankford coach fights to save players from gun violence; The buildings Philadelphians want to save | Morning  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Football is a dangerous sport. But it's the dangers that await off the field that truly worry Frankford High School's coach. Bill Sytsma has lost players to gun ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

'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 ...

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 ...

School notes: April 21  The Philadelphia Tribune

Area educators are 2019 Teacher as Hero recipients.

Police Investigating Report of Sexual Assault at Frankford High

Philadelphia Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault at Frankford High School, located on the 5000 block of Oxford Avenue in Frankford.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

What's going on around Roxborough area this week  Montgomery Newspapers

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Shareef Miller is living every Eagles fan's dream The Philadelphia native and new defensive end out

The Philadelphia native and new defensive end out of Penn State goes from cheering for the Birds to helping them in the quest for another Super Bowl crown.

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..

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 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 ...

Gun violence in Philly: ‘An everyday mass shooting,’ Temple study finds  The Philadelphia Inquirer

When Voshon Mills was shot in the leg last week, he didn't scream or panic. He knew what to do. He'd been shot in the head, narrowly escaping brain injury, just ...

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.

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 ...

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls Around Town community calendar: Week of April 10  Montgomery Newspapers

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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.

Joseph S. Prewitt, 60, physical therapist center operator | Obituaries  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.

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

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

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.

The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores

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

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 ...

Meet the 3 newcomer primary winners likely joining City Council  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The three Democratic primary winners for Council at-large seats are all but guaranteed to join Council in 2020.

MARY AGNES ROBB TAFEL  Bucks County Courier Times

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 ...

Degrees are important, but so are skills  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

It's time for balloons, bouquets and the annual blizzard of mortar boards tossed high in celebration. Pomp and Circumstance, definitely, but what does a diploma ...

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 ...

Denise Maria Giles, “Dee Dee”, 56 | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

Denise Maria Giles, “Dee Dee”,56, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Philadelphia, PA passed away on May 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 27 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

ALBERTA R. WERNER - Obituaries  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Lampeter-Strasburg, Manheim Township among U.S. News' best high schools  LancasterOnline

For the first time in five years, there's a new top-ranked high school in Lancaster County.

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.

50 Pa. schools with the worst ACT scores

Lowest ACT scores in Pa. While the majority of Pennsylvania high schools with the lowest ACT scores are in urban areas, public and charter schools from rural ...

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 ...

ROBERT J. MILLER  Bucks County Courier Times

Robert J. "Bob" Miller of Newtown passed away unexpectedly, but comfortably, of natural causes on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was 84. Born in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

"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 ...

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

One was an aspiring rap artist, while the other recently graduated from high school.

Lacrosse Player Claims School District Forced Black Female Teams Into a “Negro League”

A lacrosse player at Strawberry Mansion High School has accused the Philadelphia School District of discriminating against black female athletes and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Seven District principals honored with Lindback Award  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

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Brother's death inspires Penn State's Shareef Miller  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Shareef Miller readies to play in the Rose Bowl, he knows he's on the path his older brother always wanted him to follow.

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 ...

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 ...

Good News in the District  The Philadelphia Tribune

School District teachers honored by Lindback Foundation.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bus vendor blamed for issues in Philly school district

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

18 More Candidates Added to List of Potential Philadelphia School Board Appointees  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Here are the 18 additional candidates for the soon-to-form Philadelphia School Board. They were named after Mayor Kenney asked for a more diverse group.

Death of teen, whose body was found in Delaware River, ruled suicide

TORRESDALE (WPVI) -- Investigators say the Philadelphia teen, whose body was found in the Delaware River earlier this week, took her own life.

St. Joseph's Prep captures District 12 AAAA football title

Posted November 22, 2013. The Hawks of St. Joseph's Prep beat Frankford High School by a too-close-for-comfort score of 10-7 in the District final Nov. 17.

NCAA Tournament 2017: March Madness players with Pennsylvania ties

A look at players in the NCAA Tournament with Pennsylvania ties.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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® ...

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.

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.

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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 ...

Catching Up With: Parkland High School, University of Michigan graduate Tim Massaquoi  The Express Times -

Massaquoi, who graduated from Parkland in 2001, is currently a college counselor at Frankford High School in Philadelphia.

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 ...

Art of Aging: #1 Beach Bum

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Alleged Drunk Driver Kills Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer On I-95  CBS Local

By Oren Liebermann, Mike Dougherty and Dan Wing. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A veteran Philadelphia highway patrol officer is dead, after his motorcycle was ...

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 ...

Memorial Day observances to be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Monday  Bucks Local News

UPPER MAKEFIELD >> A Memorial Day observance will be held at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, on Monday, May 25 beginning at ...

Richard T. Richards  Bucks County Courier Times

Richard T.RichardsRichard T. Richards of Newtown died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne. He was 84.Born in Philadelphia, Dick ...

Ninth annual Haverford School Athletic Hall of Fame induction to be held March 5  Main Line

The Haverford School Alumni Association will honor seven athletes, one team, and one coach during induction ceremonies into the Athletic Hall of Fame March ...

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