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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.



A first look at Germantown High School’s redevelopment, including housing, charter school, coworking space  The Philadelphia Inquirer

At a community meeting Monday, the team behind the redevelopment of two former Germantown public schools unveiled a sprawling proposal. Many residents ...



- 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.



Developer of Germantown High School: ‘I guess we kind of made a mistake’ keeping community in the dark  The Philadelphia Inquirer

After two years of silence and mystery surrounding the fate of Germantown High School, local developer Jack Azran acknowledges he probably slipped up.



First their school closed. Then its redeveloper ghosted. Now, Germantown residents say they’ve had enough.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

When the Philadelphia School District closed Germantown High School in 2013 just shy of its 100th anniversary and announced plans to sell it, some residents ...



Germantown High developer wants to create a live-work-learn destination  The Philadelphia Tribune

Germantown High developer Jack Azran says that apartments with exposed brick walls, shared work spaces and a new school could fill the shuttered school by ...



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.



CHESTER RICHARDS Obituary - PA | Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News  Legacy.com

RICHARDS CHESTER W. "CHET" Age 89, loving husband of the late Marion "Jane" (Borkey) Richards, of Audubon PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, ...



Overdose death changes two families forever; The future of Germantown High School | Morning Newsletter  The Philadelphia Inquirer

A 24-year-old Montgomery County woman will spend the next 21 years behind bars. Emma Semler was sentenced to prison for providing drugs to her friend ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



- 100-year-old Northwest residents honored by mayor  Chestnut Hill Local

by Constance Garcia-Barrio A half dozen of the more than 100 centenarians honored at Mayor Kenney's May 29 luncheon in the ballroom at Sugar House ...



Philly school closures found to make neighborhoods safer  WHYY

When Philadelphia closed about 30 schools earlier this decade, many people feared the closures would harm surrounding communities as much as they would ...



Philly school closures result in fewer neighborhood calls to report a crime  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

When Philadelphia closed about 30 schools earlier this decade, many people feared the closures would harm surrounding communities as much as they would ...



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.



Seven vacant schools still on the auction block 5 years later in Philly  The Philadelphia Tribune

Broken glass, withered pieces of cardboard and used diapers lie at the front door of former Fairhill Elementary School. Graffiti pierces through a careless paint ...



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 ...



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.



Kenney grilled on gun violence, gentrification at Germantown mayoral debate  WHYY

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, challengers state Sen. Anthony Williams and former City Controller Alan Butkovitz talk property taxes and violence in ...



DONALD KOSTER Obituary - Philadelphia, PA | Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News  Legacy.com

KOSTER DONALD N. JR. 84, of Abington, PA, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Born, Oct. 30, 1934 in Phila., PA, Donald N. Koster Jr. was the eldest son ...



- 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.



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.



Unification Family Church of Philadelphia hosts third Ambassadors for Peace conference  Montgomery Newspapers

It has been said that all politics are local. Taking that axiom in a different direction, the Rev. Shota Iwasaki believes that global issues like gun violence and ...



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.



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.



Zelma M. Frisby, 92, retired case manager | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Zelma M. Frisby, a retired case manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, died on Sunday, June 2, 2019. She was 92.



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 ...



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?



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..



Double shootings leave entrepreneur dead, sheriff's son injured  The Philadelphia Tribune

After he buried his son on Monday, Sultan Ashley-Shah called on city officials to do more to halt the gun violence affecting African-American men in Philadelphia ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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

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



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.



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 ...



- G'town performer 'unforgettable' in hilarious 'Broads'  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear In the Philadelphia theater community, Joilet Harris is regarded as a superstar. Harris is big, bold and brassy. Her personality takes up the.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Lankenau HS Preps for Nearly 170 New Students  Patch.com

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



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.



- 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.



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

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



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



The Tribune celebrates Student Achievers | Lifestyle | phillytrib.com  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 ...



- 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.



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.



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.



- 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.



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.



- 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 ...



Terry Williams finally gets a chance  The Appeal

Of all the death row stories, perhaps none is quite as heart wrenching as that of Terry Williams, who was sentenced to death in Philadelphia three decades ago.



From high school dropout to building glazier  The Philadelphia Tribune

Jerome Kinard dropped out of high school in his junior year to help make ends meet at home. Today, the 23 year-old is currently employed by Eureka Metal and ...



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 ...



Haverford SD Awards New Art Scholarship  Patch.com

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



Longtime District spokesman Fernando Gallard to depart in August  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Longtime Philadelphia schools' spokesman Fernando Gallard is departing the District after 13 years, six different District leaders, and nearly perpetual turmoil.



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 ...



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 ...



- 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.



Synagogue murders renew Pennsylvania capital punishment debate  York Daily Record

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



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 ...



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.



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 editorial@montgomerynews.com. Calendar entries should be ...



Ellwood Milton “Woody” Johnston, Jr., 59 | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Native Philadelphian and disc jockey Ellwood Milton “Woody” Johnston, Jr., 59, died on June 24.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



- Localite named director at Settlement Music School  Chestnut Hill Local

by MICHAEL CARUSO When the Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School opens its doors on Thursday, Sept. 8, for the start of its 2011-12 academic ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Urban Guerilla Orchestra seeks live audience for 'funkumentary'  The Philadelphia Tribune

Widely recognized as Philly's premiere R&B/funk party band, Urban Guerilla Orchestra (UGO,) founded by trumpeter Henri McMillan Jr. in 2003, will take it to the ...



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 ...



Philadelphia District to Launch Online School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

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



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, ...



Kenney names managing director, three others to administration  PhillyVoice.com

Closing out a week in which the city finally learned (wink, nudge) that Richard Ross would be its next police commissioner, Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Jim ...



- 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.



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 ...



- 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 ...



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.



Comcast Awards $173,000 In Scholarships To Pennsylvania...  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 ...



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 ...



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.



Penn State Football: The Zimmerman Trial And The Story of Charlie Janerette -  State College News

The story of Penn State football star Charlie Janerette's life and death in 1984.



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