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How many lawyers does it take to shut down a failing charter school? | Opinion

When the School District of Philadelphia targeted Germantown High School for closure just one year before its 100th anniversary, there was no legal recourse ...

Day in the life of a Philly matchmaker; Philly responds to Kate Smith controversy | Morning Newsletter

This morning, the news is all about heat. First you'll learn all about how to find it, thanks to a local matchmaker who's thriving in the age of dating apps.

Why did a shuttered Germantown school sell for a fraction of its value?  Billy Penn

Neighbors haven't heard a peep from the developer since he bought the building.

Germantown High School 50th golden reunion  The Philadelphia Tribune

It was a joyous and nostalgic reunion for the Germantown High School class of 1968's 50th golden reunion. One hundred and twenty members of the 101st ...

Germantown High School Class of 1976 holds reunion | News  Montgomery Newspapers

CHELTENHAM —The bicentennial class of Germantown High School proves that 60 just may be the new 40.

Mamie Fleming | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Mamie Lee Fleming, a longtime resident of the Altoona area, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at Clearwater Care Center.

The 100th class of Germantown High School celebrates 50th reunion  The Philadelphia Tribune

Germantown High School's Class of 1967 recently gathered for a two-day celebration of their 50th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25. More than one hundred ...

The 100th class of Germantown High School celebrates their 50th reunion  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: Attendees of the Germantown H.S. 50th reunion in the Ballroom at the Hilton. (Photo courtesy: Michael E. Dutton). By Nancy Randolph.

- Crime Report: Two thefts from vehicle and one theft  Chestnut Hill Local

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Feb. 25 to March 3, 2019. Feb. 28. Theft from vehicle on the 200 block of East.

Janice A. Roberts, 70, evangelist and member of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown  The Philadelphia Tribune

Janice A. Roberts, an evangelist and longtime member of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. She was 70.

Joyce C. Roche, 70, special-education teacher in Philly public schools

Ms. Roche was a 30-year teacher in the city's public schools, as well as a devoted matriarch, and an active Baptist church member.

John Hubbard, 90, former committeeman  The Philadelphia Tribune

tribune staff writer. John Hubbard, a former committeeman and health care administrator, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. He was 90. He was born on Nov.

Rape Inside Germantown High School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

A teenage boy was arrested early Tuesday, accused of raping a girl inside their Philadelphia high school last week. The alleged sexual assault happened Friday ...

Christine Agnes James Wilson Bass, 87, longtime Philadelphia school teacher

Christine Agnes James Wilson Bass, 87, who was among the first African American teachers to take part in a program designed to desegregate Philadelphia's ...

What happened when Philly closed 30 schools? New study offers answers  The Philadelphia Tribune

When Philadelphia closed more than 10 percent of its traditional public school buildings in 2012 and 2013, many worried about the thousands of students ...

Germantown pins renovation hopes on 'Vote Your Main Street' contest

The office building on the corner of Germantown Avenue and East Price Street is easily overlooked: The mural out front is faded. The red bricks are chipped.

Richard E. Harris, 88, private detective and deacon  The Philadelphia Tribune

Richard E. Harris, a private detective and deacon for the United House of Prayer, died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. He was 88.

Christine Parker Dillon, 78, retired educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Christine Parker Dillon, a retired elementary school teacher, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. She was 78.

Geraldine Aaron, 91, philanthropist and wife of Daniel Aaron, a Comcast founder

Geraldine Aaron, 91, of Philadelphia and Sarasota, Fla., a philanthropist and the wife of Daniel Aaron, a founder of Comcast Corp., died Thursday, Feb. 14, of ...

Education Top Recommended Reuse for Closing Germantown High  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Leaders, community weigh in on what to do with the soon-to-be vacant building.

An Involuntary Union of Football Rivals for Philadelphia High Schools  New York Times

With the closing of Philadelphia's Germantown High, a victim of budget cuts, its football players have to set aside a long-held animosity to join rival Martin Luther ...

City school bus attendant's job inspired her to return to school  The Philadelphia Tribune

Every morning for the past 29 years, Patricia Taylor has gotten up by 4 a.m. and to work by 6 a.m..

Ellen M. Taylor, 59, member of Greater Community Bible Tabernacle  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ellen M. Taylor, a member of Greater Community Bible Tabernacle, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Bala Nursing Center, following a lengthy illness.

Fiorucci,, Louis A., Sr.  Press of Atlantic City

Fiorucci,, Louis A., Sr., - 88, of Rio Grande, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Cape Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving ...

Philly coaching legend Lurline Jones is still fighting  WHYY

Lurline Jones is a legendary coach and local civil rights trailblazer. But why is the 75-year-old still coaching in the last place you'd expect?

Ruth Michael, 94, bookkeeper, chef and entrepreneur  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ruth Michael, a bookkeeper, chef and entrepreneur, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at her home. She was 94.

EDWARD GERMANN JR.  Bucks County Courier Times

Edward Germann Jr. of Pocono Lake, Pa. passed away rather suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. He was born in Germantown, Pa. on April 11, 1937 to the late ...

EDWARD G. BUNTING SR.  Bucks County Courier Times

Edward G. Bunting Sr. passed away Sunday Dec. 16, 2018, at Chandler Hall. He was 100. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Germantown High ...

Philly man charged in chaotic shooting inside Cheltenham Walmart

A Philadelphia man who police say "indiscriminately" fired a handgun inside a crowded Montgomery County Walmart, wounding five people, has been charged ...

Patricia A. Gilliam, 66, worked for McNeil Pharmaceuticals  The Philadelphia Tribune

Patricia A. Gilliam, a former employee of McNeil Pharmaceuticals, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. She was 66.

Patricia “Pat” Williams of Manteo, Dec. 5  The Outer Banks Voice

Patricia “Pat” Williams, 82, of Manteo, NC died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in her home surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born on October ...

L. Vinmar Lewis, 73, Catholic school math teacher known as

"Vinmar had a God-given gift for solving problems," said Lorraine Poole-Naranjo, who met Mr. Lewis when she was 19. "If he saw something that needed to be ...

Edward E. Henderson, 86, electrical engineer  The Philadelphia Tribune

Edward E. Henderson, an electrical engineer, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He was 86.

CNBC’s Jim Cramer talks Eagles, players kneeling, and his switch from Pat’s to Geno’s

CNBC finance guru and television host Jim Cramer will open the Eagles season Thursday at the Comcast Center Plaza, where his Mad Money stock market ...

Warren Leslie Conrad | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Warren Leslie Conrad of Willow Valley Retirement Community, age 96, died February 19, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 20, ...

Philadelphia School District Releases List Of 37 Schools Being Shut Down  CBS Local

By Mike DeNardo, Ben Simmoneau. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia School District is planning to close 37 schools for good at the end of the ...

Camelot Likes Germantown  NBC 10 Philadelphia

After 99 years, Germantown High School closed for good last month. Now a new school wants to move into the old one. Is it a good fit for the neighborhood?

'Praying in' the school year at Martin Luther King HS  The Philadelphia Tribune

Clergy, elected officials, and community leaders prayed for divine intervention in Philadelphia schools, at the "First Day Prayer" held at the Promise Academy at ...

Several Northwest Philadelphia community organizations come together for a commemorative event honoring the legacy of the late State Rep. David P. Richardson, Jr.  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Congressman Dwight Evans and Elaine A. Richardson, mother of the late State Rep. Dave Richardson. (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn). By Arlene Edmonds.

Norman W. Schmid, 87, Abington Senior High School principal for 27 years

Norman W. Schmid, 87, of Blue Bell, principal of Abington Senior High School for 27 years, died Sunday, April 8, of a heart condition at Abington ...

William Reid, 67, highly regarded musician  The Philadelphia Tribune

William Reid, founder of The Jazz Players band, died on Friday, May 4, 2018. He was 67.

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls Around Town community calendar: Week of Sept. 26  Montgomery Newspapers

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

Frances E. Werts, 81, Germantown Christian Assembly member  The Philadelphia Tribune

Frances E. Werts, a member of Germantown Christian Assembly, died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. She was 81.

For NFL draftee from Philly, waiting was the hardest part

With the 219th pick in the NFL Draft, the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos selected Will Parks, a 6-foot-1, 194-pound safety from the University ...

- Hill firefighter remembered at Living Flame Memorial Service  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sue Ann Rybak Capt. Kenneth W. Greene Sr., 60, of Mt. Airy, understood the meaning of the words Duty, Integrity and Self Sacrifice. The 23-year veteran.

BREAKING POVERTY: For many, state of living is a struggle  The Philadelphia Tribune

A shortage of affordable housing. Gentrification. Homelessness. Drug addictions. Limited healthcare options. Mental health issues.

- Mt. Airy ex-Eagle linebacker recalls his years in NFL  Chestnut Hill Local

by Carlos Bradley (as told to Ron Petrou) (Ed. Note: Carlos Bradley, 57, grew up on the 800 block of Chelten Avenue in Germantown. He graduated from.

Teachers have a contract, but at what cost to a cash strapped school district?  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

Uri Monson walked down the stairs of his home one Saturday morning.

Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club in Germantown included in 'Great Migration' project  Montgomery Newspapers

GERMANTOWN >> The Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club contains much of Germantown's rich athletic and African-American history, so it is little wonder that this ...

Dolores Coleman-Kirby, 67, lifelong educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Dolores Shirley Coleman-Kirby, a longtime educator, died on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was 67.

Philly SRC departs with busy meeting  WHYY

Philadelphia's School Reform Commission held what were likely its last set of meetings Thursday, packing a flurry of important decisions into its final public ...

Opinion: Double standard in measuring performance of Philly public schools  WHYY

Fair is fair. We support the School District of Philadelphia's commitment to maintaining standards of academic quality. All of us as parents and citizens benefit ...

Florence Groves Brubaker | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Florence Groves Brubaker, 88, of Lancaster, PA and formerly of Bird-In-Hand, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 7, 2018. She was the ...

Orpheum Announces Nominees for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

On Thursday, May 24 at 7pm, students and supporters from 29 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 9th Annual ...

Eagles first Black cheerleaders take trip down memory lane  The Philadelphia Tribune

One day back in 1966, Terri Salmond was watching television with her family when legendary Philadelphia broadcaster Trudy Haynes briefly mentioned during ...

Synagogue murders renew Pennsylvania capital punishment debate  York Daily Record

Synagogue killer's potential capital murder prosecution unaffected by PA death penalty moratorium.

Complexity of Terrance Williams case has been revealed as lawyers try to prevent his execution

A hearing that could spare Williams' life continues in Philadelphia Monday.

Innocent bystander fatally shot in Harrisburg smiled 'even in her times of hardship'

Relatives of Donna Warren are planning her funeral this week instead of celebrating her 52nd birthday. She was shot by a stray bullet May 25.

Stained Glass Project in Roxborough teaches high school students about art, caring for community  Montgomery Newspapers

ROXBOROUGH >> The Stained Glass Project, an after-school arts program for Philadelphia high school students, entered its 12th year this fall at the Kendrick ...

Orpheum Announces Recipients Of 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the recipients of the 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Herbert "Bud" Cook, 87, meat company executive with humble roots

Herbert "Bud" Cook, 87, of Penn Valley and Jupiter, Fla., who with his mother Rose built the family's small butcher shop in Northern Liberties into a major ...

Central Montgomery County community calendar: Week of Sept. 16  Montgomery Newspapers

Event Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to Calendar entries should be ...

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rosenstein stresses 'rule of law' in Philadelphia speech  WHYY

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke in Philadelphia last night, delivering an address that focused on the rule of law. He did not directly address ...

Philly school district nearing new accountability rules for charters  WHYY

The School District of Philadelphia has a new tool for evaluating its charter schools, one it hopes will help end a long and public tug of war with the city's growing ...

Kutztown's Jordan Morgan molds himself into one of the 2017 NFL draft's best guard prospects

Kutztown senior Jordan Morgan is as self-made as a football player can be. He played half a season at Germantown High School in Philadelphia, an athletic ...

Round of a Paws Pet Boutique opens doors in Germantown  Montgomery Newspapers

GERMANTOWN >> The next time someone asserts that one's experience and expertise is not transferrable from one industry or job to another, tell them about ...

- Hoops host GFS wins Community Tournament  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher Appearing in front of their home fans last weekend on the court in Scattergood Gym, the girls of Germantown Friends emerged as the 2016.

- CHC commencement speaker after criminal trial: Sudan 'lost boy' found in Chestnut Hill after civil war  Chestnut Hill Local

Majok was chosen to deliver the commencement speech for the 2008 graduating class of Chestnut Hill College. (Photo courtesy of CHC). by Elizabeth Coady.

- Retired senior citizen launched new career: jazz singer  Chestnut Hill Local

By Leslie Feldman When asked how she got into jazz singing, Arlene Hilton will tell you “it kind of fell into my lap.” This Roxborough senior citizen, who.

Edith Roberts Jameson | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Edith Roberts Jameson, 94, of Manheim, formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at her residence. She was born on October 16, 1923 in ...

- Military 'not very ready and not very fit:' Mt. Airy ex-Eagles linebacker visits troops in Middle East  Chestnut Hill Local

Mt. Airy resident Carlos Bradley (standing, third from left) poses with two other former NFL players and Washington Redskin cheerleaders in a Middle Eastern ...

John Myers, 68, former State Rep.  The Philadelphia Tribune

Former State Rep. John Myers, who served the 201st legislative district in Harrisburg for nearly 17 years, died on Sun., Dec. 6. He was 68.

Philly player will take field tonight as part of the vaunted Denver Broncos defense

Local football player to take field as part of Denver Broncos defense.

Former McCaskey boys basketball coach Steve Powell was for the kids, always  LancasterOnline

Steve Powell started a hundred postgame interviews with, “I told the kids …” and a hundred more with, “My thing is ...”

Haverford SD Awards New Art Scholarship

Haverford SD Awards New Art Scholarship - Haverford-Havertown, PA - The inaugural Janice Loper Fanelli Memorial Art Scholarship was presented to Sinead ...

Janes Memorial United Methodist Church in Germantown brings past to present with archives room  Montgomery Newspapers

GERMANTOWN >> Janes Memorial United Methodist Church contributes to Germantown's rich history. Once the premiere church for the city's African-American ...

Richard 'Sonny' Driver, 91, Scoop USA founder  The Philadelphia Tribune

Richard “Sonny” Driver, the iconic founder of Scoop USA newspaper and the driving force behind renaming West River Drive to Martin Luther King Drive, died ...

Darryl I. Gilliard 25, worked in security enforcement  The Philadelphia Tribune

Darryl I. Gilliard, who had a career in security enforcement, died on Monday, May 15, 2017. He was 25.

A lesson in social justice | The  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

As violent images and controversial opinions make their way to the front pages of newspapers and social media, many teachers are working to guide their ...

Alan B. Campbell | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Alan B. Campbell, 58, of Maidencreek Twp., passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp., PA.

Ronald A. Tyree, 68, residential services director at medical center  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ronald A. Tyree, director of residential services at Girard Medical Center, died on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. He was 68.

Looking For a Project? Here Are Fifteen Great Candidates for Adaptive Reuse in Philadelphia  Curbed National

Last week, Curbed put together a map highlighting 10 examples of effective adaptive reuse that eradicated blight and breathed new life into a wide range of ...

William Thaddeus Coleman Jr. dead at 96  The Philadelphia Tribune

William Thaddeus Coleman Jr., a Philadelphia native who championed the cause of civil rights in milestone cases before the Supreme Court and who rose ...

School district to sell more vacant buildings  The Philadelphia Tribune

The city public school district plans to sell nearly a dozen shuttered schools, with the City of Philadelphia as the prospective buyer for about half of them.

- Philadelphia Boys Gymnastics hosts Olympic Day  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sue Ann Rybak In anticipation of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Philadelphia Boys' Gymnastics (PBG), the only competitive gymnastics.

ELECTION 2017: Upper Dublin's Jules Mermelstein to run for Superior Court  Montgomery Newspapers

UPPER DUBLIN >> Jules Mermelstein has been a criminal lawyer, social studies teacher, township commissioner and UD Medal winner.

Convicted killer Terrance Williams sent back to Pa. death row

Convicted killer Terrance Williams is returning to death row.

Violence Targets Teachers, Staff  Philadelphia Inquirer

Veteran Philadelphia school teacher Lou Austin endured 40 minutes of terror as the 15-year-old ninth grader jabbed his index finger into Austin's temple and ...

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel laughs along with Philly football player

Will Parks would likely say the best part of last weekend was when his Arizona Wildcats football squad defeated the No. 10-ranked Utah Utes in overtime on ...

SRC votes to ax three Philly charter schools  WHYY

Nearly two years after receiving initial recommendations, the School Reform Commission voted Thursday night not to renew two Renaissance charters — Olney ...

HSFB: Era ends at Marian, Dakosty retires as football coach  Republican & Herald - sports news and information from local leagues to high schools to the pros.

William B. Packer Sr., entrepreneur

William Brynes Packer Sr., 85, of Blue Bell, a longtime Philadelphia entrepreneur, died Thursday, Nov. 6, of heart failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh medical center.

PHL-15: Kenney Announces Key Staff Members  PoliticsPA

The four top staffers were introduced by Kenney at City Hall. Jane Slusser as Chief of Staff, Michael DiBerardinis as Managing Director, Otis Hackney as Chief ...

Piscataway: Malcolm Jenkins' Annual Youth Football Camp Brings a New Twist

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Malcolm Jenkins returned to his roots this past Friday and Saturday as he and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation held the 7th Annual Next ...

Philly hoops legends celebrated at Palestra luncheon  The Philadelphia Tribune

On Saturday, the legends came out to The Palestra to do what legends do.

Philadelphia District to Launch Online School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

The Philadelphia School District plans to launch its own online school this summer.

Philly brothers' comic series heads for enshrinement in Smithsonian museum  The Philadelphia Tribune

Philadelphia-born brothers Dawud Anyabwile and Guy A. Sims, the creative minds behind the Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline comic book series and the ...

Season of 'Pomp and Circumstance' is here  The Philadelphia Tribune

Seventeen-year-old Haleem Hayes is among thousands of Philadelphia's graduating high school seniors who will collect their diplomas in personal milestone ...

Ralph J. Roberts, Comcast founder, is dead at 95

Ralph J. Roberts, who built a tiny Mississippi cable TV operation into the nation's biggest communications company, is remembered for his entreprenurial flair ...

Edward F. Bennis Sr., 70, chimney sweep and restoration specialist

Edward F. Bennis Sr., 70, of Oreland, the owner-operator of Bennis Chimney Repair Inc. which tended chimneys in the Philadelphia area for the last 36 years, ...

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