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Germantown pins renovation hopes on 'Vote Your Main Street' contest  The Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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.

- Proposed commercial development of Germantown High School sparks public outcry from neighbors  Chestnut Hill Local

by Sue Ann Rybak When Germantown residents found a series of plans online offering the location of the now vacant Germantown High School as a shopping.

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.

Germantown High School 50th golden reunion | Lifestyle  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 ...

Study: What happened when Philly closed 30 schools?  WHYY

Closures displaced thousands of students, but a new study suggests the kids who fared worst academically were at schools where most displaced students ...

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.

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.

John Hubbard, 90, former committeeman | Obituaries  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 ...

WATCH: NFL player with North Philly roots comes home to inspire teens

To hear his mother Nyerere Parks tell it, there was a single moment in 2011 that helps explain why Denver Broncos safety Will Parks was back in his hometown ...

- Clover Market returns on April 7  Chestnut Hill Local

by Valerie Jean-Baptiste The Clover Market in the parking lot at 25 W. Highland Ave. returns to Chestnut Hill on Sunday, April 7. The Market is free for.

School district officials grilled on buildings, teacher turnover  The Philadelphia Tribune

When School District of Philadelphia administrators presented their $3.4 billion budget for 2019-20 to City Council on Tuesday and Wednesday, council and ...

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..

Philly Mayoral Candidates Address East Germantown Community  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Philadelphia mayoral candidates Anthony Williams and Alan Butkovitz addressed members of the East Germantown community during a forum Sunday.

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.

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.

Joyce C. Roche, 70, retired educator | Obituaries |  The Philadelphia Tribune

Joyce C. Roche, a retired educator, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. She was 70.

Teacher Action Group celebrates 10th birthday  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Educators gathered Saturday, April 27, to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Teacher Action Group (TAG), bringing cake and dancing to its annual Education for ...

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?

Jannie Blackwell helped a developer get city land. Now he's hosting a fundraiser for her.  The Philadelphia Tribune

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell will be feted at a $250- to $1000-plate campaign fundraising dinner hosted by a for-profit developer who has ...

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 ...

Richard E. Harris, 88, private detective and deacon | Obituaries  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.

West Oak Lane/Germantown/Mt. Airy Around Town community calendar: Week of Sept. 21  Montgomery Newspapers

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

Jeffrey T. Johnson, 58, Delmar Bar and Lounge employee  The Philadelphia Tribune

Jeffrey T. Johnson, an employee of the Delmar Bar and Lounge, died on Thursday, March 21, 2018. He was 58.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

Philly 2019 primary election procrastinator's guide - On top of Philly news  Billy Penn

Updated May 20. Election Day: You can't remember where exactly where your polling place is. You've only heard the three of the 100+ candidates, and you're ...

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

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

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?

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 ...

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

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

The Tribune celebrates Student Achievers | Lifestyle |  The Philadelphia Tribune

Close to 50 Student Achievers were recognized Wednesday evening at a downtown reception sponsored by The Philadelphia Tribune, The School District of ...

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). Image. By Arlene ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Lankenau HS Preps for Nearly 170 New Students

Roxborough-Manayunk, PA - Roxborough's magnet high school hosts new student orientation.

- 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.

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.

RICHARD A. LIPSON  Bucks County Courier Times

Richard A. Lipson passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was 67. Rich grew up in the North Philadelphia/Mount ...

- 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.

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 ...

John Myers, 68, former State Rep. | Obituaries  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.

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.

- 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.

- 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

- 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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

MLK H.S. football team, players honored for outstanding season  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Promise Academy at Martin Luther King Jr. High School hosted an awards ceremony for its football team at the school on Feb. 23.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

- 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.

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.

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.

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.

Philly hoops legends celebrated at Palestra luncheon | Sports  The Philadelphia Tribune

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

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 ...

- 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.

Documentary aims focus on new-look football program at Martin Luther King High  The Patriot-News

We Could Be King debuts nationally tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.

Kutztown's Jordan Morgan named preseason All-American | Sports  The Philadelphia Tribune

Jordan Morgan is a real inspiration to a lot of scholastic football players who were not big stars coming out of high school. Morgan is a graduate of Parkway ...

Dianne M. Partee, 73, retired educator | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Dianne M. Partee, a retired educator who championed African and African American studies, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was 73.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...”

Volume 62 Number 1  UPENN Almanac

Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor: Michael Platt. July 14, 2015; vol 62 issue 1; News; print. Michael Platt. Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent ...

Dr. Robert A. Copeland Jr., 60, ophthalmologist  The Philadelphia Tribune

Dr. Robert A. Copeland Jr., founding chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Howard University College of Medicine, died on Monday, April 11, ...

- Hill teen cleaning up — and businesses in area like it  Chestnut Hill Local

by Carole Verona When most people think about cleaning, they think about dusting and vacuuming. When Jonathan Williams, the 19-year-old owner of the.

Philadelphia District to Launch Online School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

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

8th Grader Assaults Teacher: Officials  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police arrest 8th grader after attack, school officials say.

Philadelphia Baseball All-Time Native Roster  Philadelphia Baseball Review

A roster composed of the greatest baseball players born in the Philadelphia region. Authored by the Philadelphia Baseball Review.

Rev. Verolga Nix Allen, 81, world-class pianist, chorale director  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Rev. Verolga Nix Allen had a passion for performing sacred chorale music.

A Bluff City Bicentennial: From comic to tragic, here are 200 pieces of Memphis' history  The Commercial Appeal

From the all-but-forgotten to the never-to-be-forgotten, here are 200 markers along Memphis' road of history that leads to present day.

- Hill computer merchant now a TV-3 weather personality  Chestnut Hill Local

by Lou Mancinelli If you think you have seen the face of Phil Chapline, 63, owner of Chapline Computers, 8022 Germantown Ave., on the Channel 3 CBS.

Joliet Harris sings love songs at the Arden  The Philadelphia Tribune

Arden Cabaret Series, in its inaugural season at the Arden Theatre Company, presents vocalist/actress Joilet Harris. Her cabaret, titled “From Me To You With ...

Manheim Twp. clubs Philadelphia Central in a PIAA-AAAA girls' opener

For the first time in recent history, the Manheim Twp. girls' basketball team has made it to the second round of states. The Blue Streaks easily advanced through ...

Comcast Awards $173000 In Scholarships To Pennsylvania High School Seniors  3BL Media

(3BL Media) Harrisburg, PA - May 3, 2012 - The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower ...

Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the winners of the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards.

2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Revealed  Broadway World

On Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM, students and supporters from 33 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum Theatre for the 7th ...

Comcast Awards $188,000 In Scholarships To 179 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...

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