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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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

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.



Germantown High School Graduates Its Final Class Ever  CBS Local

By Mike DeNardo, Jenn Bernstein. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It's a bittersweet day in the storied history of Germantown High School. Today was the final ...



Police: Gun found during search of Philadelphia high school  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a gun has been found during a search of a Germantown high school and a student is in custody.



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  Philly.com

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 ...



Philadelphia SRC agrees to sell 11 closed school buildings  WPVI-TV

The School Reform Commission has agreed to sell 11 school buildings that were closed by the Philadelphia School District.



Germantown pins renovation hopes on 'Vote Your Main Street' contest  Philly.com

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.



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 ...



Driver injured after hitting utility pole in Germantown  6abc.com

A driver was injured when their car slammed into a concrete pillar and a fence in the city's Germantown section.



Philly man charged in chaotic shooting inside Cheltenham Walmart  Philly.com

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



Attack on teacher rekindles Frank Burd's worst memories  Philly.com

Frank Burd hadn't heard the news about the George Washington High School teacher pummeled this week by three students, being held down and punched in ...



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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

"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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

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 ...



- 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.



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.



Why Bill Cosby thinks Germantown High should close  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

by Brian Hickey for NewsWorks. As the final day of Germantown High School's 99-year history approaches — the Class of '13 will don caps and gowns on June ...



'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 ...



- 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.



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

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



Bertha L. Hamill, 88, retired educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

tribune staff writer. Bertha Lucille Hamill, a retired educator, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at her home in South Carolina. She was 88. She was born on April ...



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 ...



CNBC's Jim Cramer talks Eagles, players kneeling, and his switch from Pat's to Geno's  Philly.com

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 ...



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.



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 editorial@montgomerynews.com.



Camelot Schools’ Plan To Move Into Germantown HS Building Hits A Snag  KYW Newsradio

By Mike DeNardo. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Plans to bring new life to the just-closed Germantown High School building have taken a detour. Camelot Schools ...



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.



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 ...



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

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 ...



For NFL draftee from Philly, waiting was the hardest part  PhillyVoice.com

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



- 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 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.



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?



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.



ELECTION 2018: Scott challenges Rabb for 200th District seat  Montgomery Newspapers

NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA >> Primary Day is Tuesday, May 15. One of the races in Northwest Philadelphia is for the 200th Legislative District that includes ...



Cedarbrook residents air concerns about proposed charter school  Montgomery Newspapers

CEDARBROOK >> Some 200 area homeowners aired their concerns and questions about the proposed relocation of the Ad Prima Charter School from its ...



Alleged Cheltenham Walmart shooter waives hearing | News  Montgomery Newspapers

JENKINTOWN — The man accused of shooting five people at the Walmart in Cheltenham last month waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge ...



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 ...



Synagogue murders renew Pennsylvania capital punishment debate  York Daily Record

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



Mt. Airy library holds party to highlight local resources  Montgomery Newspapers

MT. AIRY >> It was family time at the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy recently as several organizations joined forces with the Free Library of Philadelphia ...



Eubanks Brothers Visit Philadelphia To Teach Music Classes at CAPA  KYW Newsradio

By Cherri Gregg. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Longtime “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks and his trumpet-playing brother Duane were back in their ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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 ...



ELECTION 2018: Flood, Ullman run for 143rd District seat  Montgomery Newspapers

BUCKS COUNTY — This year's election race in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 143rd District is between Republican Joseph Flood and Democrat ...



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 ...



- 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.



What will Northwest Philly look like in 2035? | News  Montgomery Newspapers

MT. AIRY >> What will Northwest Philadelphia look like in 2035? The public answer to this question was delayed as frigid temperatures, snowstorms and ...



- 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.



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.



Dianne M. Partee, 73, retired educator  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.



Historical marker designates potter's field in Germantown | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

GERMANTOWN >> In a lasting tribute to some of the early residents of the historic Germantown neighborhood, the Philadelphia Housing Authority unveiled a ...



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

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



ELECTION 2018: Kline, Staats compete for 145th District seat  Montgomery Newspapers

BUCKS COUNTY — This year's election race for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 145th District seat is between Democrat Brian Kline and incumbent ...



Mt. Airy residents protest planned apartment building | News  Montgomery Newspapers

MT. AIRY — Imagine purchasing an attached home one house from the corner on a residential tree-lined quiet street. Imaging living there for decades, enjoying ...



Vernon Park remains community anchor in Germantown | News  Montgomery Newspapers

GERMANTOWN >> Vernon Park is the anchor for the Germantown community. It houses the Center in the Park senior citizen facility, as well as the Black Writers ...



Poetry scene thriving in Northwest Philadelphia | News  Montgomery Newspapers

NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA >> The National Poetry Month may take place in April, but in the Northwest Philadelphia area, poetry is one of themes of autumn.



Nigerian chief speaks on African spirituality in Germantown  Montgomery Newspapers

GERMANTOWN >> It is not every day that a West African chief speaks at a Northwest Philadelphia venue when he is town for speaking engagements at Temple ...



UPDATE: Police: Cheltenham sexual assault victim not lured by Tinder  Montgomery Newspapers

CHELTENHAM >> A woman who was sexually assaulted at Lynnewood Gardens earlier this week was attacked by someone she knew, not a man she met via ...



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.



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 ...



Pennridge area police briefs: Week of Oct. 28 | News  Montgomery Newspapers

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY — Officers were dispatched Aug. 17 to the Quick Stop convenience store on Walnut Street (Route 152) for a burglary, Hilltown ...



New laundromat opens in Mount Airy | Communities  Montgomery Newspapers

MOUNT AIRY >> H2o Laundromat, located at 8207 Stenton Ave., is home of the free dry. The newest and largest state-of-the-art Laundromat serving Mount Airy, ...



Mt. Airy writer weaves family history into latest novel  Montgomery Newspapers

MT. AIRY >> Author Alice Wootson, of East Mt. Airy, loves taking local readers down new roads. It is likely that she gets her inspiration right from Northwest ...



Author details history of black officers in Philadelphia Police Department  Montgomery Newspapers

CECIL B. MOORE >> Arthur Matthews is passionate about preserving the history of local African Americans in law enforcement.



Man accused of exposing himself to teens at Huntingdon Valley Wendy's held for trial  Montgomery Newspapers

ABINGTON >> Unlawful contact and related charges have been upheld against a Philadelphia man accused of exposing himself to several teenage girls at the ...



- 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.



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

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, ...



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 ...



HSFB: Era ends at Marian, Dakosty retires as football coach  Republican & Herald

RepublicanHerald.com - sports news and information from local leagues to high schools to the pros.



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 ...



Philly hoops legends celebrated at Palestra luncheon  The Philadelphia Tribune

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



Jenkintown Borough police briefs: Week of July 22 | News  Montgomery Newspapers

WARRANT >> Angel Rodriguez, 30, of the 600 block of Wensley Street, Philadelphia, was taken into custody on outstanding Philadelphia warrants for firearms ...



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 ...



Jenkintown Borough police briefs: Week of Aug. 5 | News  Montgomery Newspapers

FRAUD >> A resident reported July 26 receiving an email demanding $1200 or the victim would be publicly embarrassed, police said. The victim did not ...



Mali man shares West African artifacts at West Oak Lane event  Montgomery Newspapers

WEST OAK LANE >> West Oak Lane is becoming the premier place to bridge the connection between Northwest Philadelphia African Americans with their ...



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 ...



Mt. Airy church to hold Black Music Month celebration  Montgomery Newspapers

MT. AIRY >> June is a special month for the Rev. Joseph Williams and his wife, LaVerne, of Mt. Airy. The couple is celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary ...



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 ...”



Janice L. Houser, 53, Wells Fargo Center employee  The Philadelphia Tribune

Janice L. Houser, a stadium employee at the Wells Fargo Center, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at her home after a short bout with cancer. She was 53.



Kutztown's Jordan Morgan named preseason All-American  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 ...



Whitpain Township police briefs: Week of Sept. 16 | News  Montgomery Newspapers

WARRANTS >> Two Lansdale men were taken into custody on outstanding warrants after one attempted to take two pizzas from Giant food store, 1760 DeKalb ...



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.



Chubby Checker receives Lifetime Achievement Award | News  Montgomery Newspapers

NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA >> Chubby Checker is a household name for many around the world. Those in Northwest Philadelphia have a great affinity to the ...



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