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The times and life of WEB Du Bois at Penn  Penn: Office of University Communications

In 1896, Du Bois was appointed an assistant instructor at Penn and began his investigation of the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia—research that he would turn ...



Audit: Aspira charter schools lack transparency, accountability  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

A new audit finds a lack of governance by charter school boards allowed Philadelphia-based operator Aspira Inc. to manage public funds without sufficient ...



Council approves bills for ‘Fair Workweek’ and $15/hr. wage hike  Philly.com

For those fighting for the scheduling bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Kenney, it's the culmination of nearly a year's worth of raising ...



Volunteers Give North Philly Cancer Patient A Home Makeover  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Inside the 3400 block of North Front Street in North Philadelphia, crews worked. “He's been ...



Carol Wacker, 84, Philadelphia school administrator  Philly.com

Carol A. Wacker, 84, a longtime Philadelphia School District teacher and administrator, died Saturday, May 5, from complications of chronic obstructive ...



SRC votes not to renew Olney and Stetson charters  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

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



Harold Preston is quietly crushing the field (and perception) of an elite extreme obstacle racer  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

To call Harold Preston a proud individual is vastly understating Harold Preston.



First hearings held for nine proposed new charters | The  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Eight management companies seeking to open nine new charter schools in Philadelphia made their initial pitches on Monday to a hearing officer for the School ...



School Reform Commission To Shut Down Troubled Philadelphia Charter, Begins Process To Close 2 Others  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The School Reform Commission has decided to shut down one troubled Philadelphia charter, and begin the process of closing two ...



SRC denies six charters and approves one with conditions  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

UPDATED 2:51 pm Friday. The School Reform Commission denied six of seven applications for new charter schools on Thursday, heeding evaluations by the ...



North Philly native: 'I'm up to the task of creating tolerance'  The Philadelphia Tribune

Those who know Chad Dion Lassiter weren't surprised to hear on the first day of his new job last month as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human ...



Police: 16-year-old girl stabbed after large fight in Olney  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Philadelphia police say a 16-year-old girl was stabbed after a large fight in the city's Olney section.



'Mothers of the Movement' | News | phillytrib.com  The Philadelphia Tribune

When Philadelphia director Terrance Tykeem first laid his eyes on a letter written by a 12-year-old boy about police officer shootings of unarmed Black men, his ...



Sukin, Sondre A. ¿Sonnie¿ (rhymed with ¿Johnnie¿), nee Zeruld,  Press of Atlantic City

Sukin, Sondre A. "Sonnie" (rhymed with "Johnnie"), nee Zeruld,, - 87, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, formerly of Margate City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, ...



Cabrini's Tyheim Monroe to wrap up college career in D3 All-Star Game  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tyheim Monroe has recently wrapped up a marvelous basketball career at Cabrini University. Monroe, an Olney Charter High product, will have an opportunity ...



Olney has 4 on All-Public roster after championship season  The Philadelphia Tribune

It has been a tremendous year for Olney Charter High School's baseball team. Olney defeated Frankford, 4-1, on May 31 at Richie Ashburn Field to win the ...



Alice Regina Foye, 63, a community advocate  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alice Regina Foye, who was a community advocate, died on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was 63.



Danilo Burgos: A new leader in North Philadelphia  AL DIA News

Danilo Burgos, a Dominican-American who has lived in North Philadelphia most of his life, aims to build trust and improve the quality of life in his community.



Pa. auditor general to audit Aspira charter schools  Philly.com

The Pennsylvania auditor general announced Tuesday that his office would begin an audit of the five charter schools operated by Aspira Inc. of... - Martha ...



ELSIE D. PATTINSON  Bucks County Courier Times

Elsie D. "Oma" Pattinson of Souderton died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Grand View Hospital. She was 72. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late ...



Pastor David Ross, 86  Herald-Mail Media

Pastor David Ross, 86 Pastor David William Ross, age 86, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at his home, with his beloved wife ...



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 ...



Clown accounts threaten Philly schools on social media  PhillyVoice.com

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 ...



Rittenhouse Square has 89 trash cans, 139 benches, and 1 man to clean them all | We the People  Philly.com

For 20 years he served in the U.S. Army, now he serves the city in Rittenhouse Square. - Stephanie Farr, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.



Dale-Marie McFadden, 61, jewelry designer  The Philadelphia Tribune

Dale-Marie McFadden, a jewelry designer and retired employee of the Goochland Women's Correctional Center, died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. She was 61.



DIANE RUDOLPH BYERS  Burlington County Times

Diane Rudolph Byers, a resident of Gloria Dei Farms in Hatboro, Pa., formerly of Willow Grove, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. She was 89. She was the ...



MARVIN LEONARD PORTNEY  Bucks County Courier Times

Marvin L. Portney left the world on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was 85. Marvin was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and lived there until his parents and sister, Annette, ...



Alexander Evans, 65, jazz musician  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alexander Evans, the founder of the Alexander Evans Jazz Quartet, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. He was 65.



New SRC member: "My heart is with traditional public schools"  Philly.com

Christopher McGinley's grandmother was a cleaning lady at Olney High School. On Wednesday, McGinley was named by Mayor Kenney to a seat on the School ...



District recommends non-renewal of four Renaissance charters  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Updated | 7 p.m.. The School District's charter school office is recommending not renewing the charters of four converted District schools, all run by major local ...



Marty Portnoy, 92, longtime Philly bandleader  Philly.com

The Marty Portnoy Orchestra, a longtime fixture in Center City ballrooms and thousands of events around the region, played at the Liberty Medal ceremonies for ...



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 ...



Rayna Goldfarb, longtime teacher in Phila. schools  Philly.com

Rayna Block Goldfarb, 70, of Bryn Mawr, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia School District, died Saturday, March 5, of cancer at the Hospital of the University ...



What do you know about W.E.B. DuBois and his connection to Philadelphia? Here's a primer for a 'Year of DuBois  Philly.com

Philadelphia's "Year of DuBois," will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. DuBois, author of The Souls of Black Folks who in 1899 published the ...



Deceived students still struggling with fallen Star Career Academy  Philly.com

Yo, Sandi Gibson. I have a question for you. How do you sleep at night? How do you manage to nod off in your $582000 Mt. Laurel home – the one with the ...



Cheryl Arrington Roebuck, 56, wife of Pa. Rep. James Roebuck  The Philadelphia Tribune

Cheryl Arrington Roebuck, 56, a talented musician, former teacher and the wife of state Rep. James Roebuck Jr. (D-188), died Saturday, June 4, 2016.



Rahim Thompson gives Philly youth an outdoor league of their own  Philly.com

In the spring of 2002, Rahim Thompson got away from the big city, and took a cruise.



Les Waas, legend in advertising, known for jingles  Philly.com

Local advertising legend Les Waas, 94, the man responsible for two of the most recognizable tunes ever heard in Philadelphia - the Mr. Softee jingle and ...



H. Craig Mann, 66, undertaker  Philly.com

H. Craig Mann, 66, president of Mann Funeral Home Inc. in Olney for many years, died Saturday, May 24, of metastatic cancer at his Philadelphia home.



Marilyn Price Birnhak, 85, Weight Watchers of Philadelphia president and local philanthropist  Philly.com

Marilyn Price Birnhak, 85, of Bala Cynwyd, founder and longtime president of Weight Watchers of Philadelphia Inc. and a local philanthropist, died Saturday, Jan ...



Ronald Hopkins-Bey II, 49, aide to city councilwoman  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ronald Hopkins-Bey II, a constituent services and transportation associate for City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was ...



Ronald Bianco, founder of N.J. canning company  Philly.com

When Ronald Bianco was growing up, he liked spending summers working on the Woodbury Heights dairy farm of his aunt and uncle, Ethel and Pat Bianco.



The Men of Mitchell Elementary: Young lives striving for something better  Philly.com

One in an occasional series. AMIR CURRY lives next door to a scarred and slouching house that has been vacant nearly all of his 14 years. It's a trash-strewn ...



West Chester Real Estate Icon Stan Zukin Passes Away At Age 77  West Chester, PA Patch

West Chester's Stan Zukin Passes At 77 - West Chester, PA - West Chester's Stan Zukin, an influential real estate developer, pharmacist, and beloved figure in ...



- 'Million Dollar Scholar' gets a deal on ABC-TV's 'Shark Tank'  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear My wife, who is now retired, was a guidance counselor for years at Olney High School, whose huge student population of about 3000 is made up.



'Pixanne' actress, Temple grad Jane Norman dies at 83  PhillyVoice.com

Jane Norman Beazley, the Philadelphia native and Temple University graduate who starred as "Pixanne" on the sixties-era WCAU-TV children's show, died ...



Chad Dion Lassiter walks the talk against racism in America  Philly.com

CHAD DION Lassiter is one opinionated dude. You may have read his musings on local news pages or heard him express them on TV. Recently, he was on ...



Federal appeals court orders a new trial in 1991 murder of 17-year-old girl killed for her earrings  Philly.com

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Philadelphia man sentenced to die for the 1991 murder of a teenage girl who was killed for her earrings should be ...



Victor Bailey, 56, Weather Report bassist who battled ALS  Philly.com

Victor Bailey, 56, a former Olney resident who gained acclaim as a virtuoso electric bassist for the jazz fusion band Weather Report, died Friday, Nov.



Albert John 'Jack' Snite Jr., 68, 'passionate' retired judge  Philly.com

Albert John Snite Jr., 68, of East Falls, a retired Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, of complications from lung cancer at his ...



Obituary: Dr. Nelson Howard “Duke” Kohl, D.O.  Plant City Observer

Dr. Nelson Howard “Duke” Kohl, D.O.. Share This Post. Facebook · Pinterest · Twitter · Linkedin. Dr. Nelson Howard “Duke” Kohl, D.O., died peacefully Dec.



Real life Rosie the Riveter recalls her life during World War II  Main Line

Media >> June Robbins eyes sparkle as she recounts what it was like to be a young woman in Philadelphia during World War II.



Profiles in excellence: Lindback honors top district teachers  Philly.com

Tara Ann Carter had planned to become a college professor, but thanks to a confluence of unexpected events, she is happily teaching English and African ...



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.



Mirror, Mirror: At the Gallery, human hair from a machine  Philly.com

Passersby couldn't help but stop and watch Marvin Kilgore one recent Saturday morning as he filled a vending machine in the Gallery with packages of human ...



Lewis Becker, law professor at Villanova  Philly.com

Lewis Becker, 78, of Villanova, a law professor at Villanova University for more than four decades, died Sunday, June 12, of complications from glioblastoma ...



Stan Zukin of Zukin Realty dies at 77 | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Stanford Roland “Stan” Zukin, who helped spark the borough's revitalization, has died at the age of 77.



- Work by artist, 82, transformed into 'heartfelt poetry'  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear Now I am the first to admit that I am not an art expert. The most I can say is that I had some excellent courses in art appreciation with an.



We Need an Accounting of America's Innocent Prisoners  Huffington Post

A recent study found that wrongful death row convictions are higher than previously thought, with a conservative estimate that 4 percent of the roughly 3,000 ...



Penn Graduate School of Education's VAST Life Program Is Life Changing  Penn: Office of University Communications

On four Saturdays this spring, Sharon Thomas has made the hour-long drive from Hatboro to the University of Pennsylvania with a strong sense of urgency and ...



OUT AND ABOUT IN DELCO: Baby Boomers pay tribute to 'Pixanne'  Delco News Network

When I was a little kid growing up in the 1950s and '60s, many parents, including mine, didn't limit television watching. I guess they figured that we ran around ...



Esther C. Bonnet, longtime volunteer who focused on schoolchildren and the elderly  Baltimore Sun

Esther C. Bonnet, a longtime advocate of causes of the elderly who was a founding member of Action in Maturity and worked to improve the Barclay Elementary ...



Accuser: I was pressured to blame wrong man  Philly.com

On an unseasonably warm December night just days before Christmas 1990, Donna Benjamin was looking for her next high. She approached a long driveway ...



Jimmy Dennis: A System Not Designed for Innocence  Huffington Post

Jimmy Dennis' case reveals a great deal about a hopelessly broken system that administers the law, but does not necessarily dispense justice.



Derek Green, a City Council newcomer with a familiar face  The Philadelphia Tribune

At–large councilman–elect Derek Green, a longtime city government operative but first–time elected official, is probably best known for his work as legislative ...



Underreporting Hides Violence  Blinq

Tamika McNeill, who had just turned 12, contemplated killing herself last April after classmates at Cleveland Elementary School grabbed her in the cafeteria, ...



Korik, Martin  Press of Atlantic City

Korik, Martin, - of Margate, Funeral services for Martin Korik, who passed away on June 21, 2017, will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 AM graveside at.



Bernie Lemonick, former Penn football all-American, dies at 87  Philly.com

Bernie Lemonick, 87, of Jenkintown, a Penn football all-American who returned as defensive line coach to help Penn win its first Ivy League title in 1959, died ...



Reading School District hires new superintendent  Reading Eagle

It's official: The Reading School District has a new man at the helm.The Reading School Board voted unanimously Monday night to hire Dr. Khalid N. Mu.



Comcast Awards $187,000 In Scholarships To 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...



Jack Cohen, leader of Jewish Appeal  Philly.com

Jack J. Cohen, 87, South Jersey chairman for the Allied Jewish Appeal in the late 1970s and early 1980s, died of cancer Friday, July 26, at his home in Boynton ...



Inside city, many choices for next Phila. police commissioner  The Philadelphia Tribune

The choice of who will succeed Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will be made by the next mayor of Philadelphia when he or she enters office in January.



1922: The psychiatrist who did not, repeat did not, deny ADHD is born  Haaretz

August 8, 1922, is the birthdate of Leon Eisenberg, the psychiatrist and medical educator who was one of the first physicians in the world to study autism ...



POLS ON THE STREET: Will Write-Ins Win the Day for Honkala?  Philadelphia Public Record

Dan Muroff, Democratic 9th Ward Leader, was inundated with candidates at his Chestnut Hill reception. A happy surprise was the entry of Jim Crumlish, Esq., ...



CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Philly Police officials answered your questions  WPVI-TV

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and his Deputy Commissioners took your questions LIVE on 6abc.com.



Aria: We didn't follow procedures  Philadelphia Daily News

Staff at Aria Health's Frankford campus violated hospital policy by not checking on Joaquin Rivera before he died in the emergency room in November, a top ...



Larry Cardonick, 80, special-ed teacher  Philadelphia Inquirer

Larry Cardonick was an unlikely sort of special education teacher. When he walked into that first classroom in the late 1950s, he had just left the Canadian ...



Harvey Portner reflects on 27 years as Cheltenham commissioner  Montgomery Newspapers

CHELTENHAM >> After nearly three decades of *service* to his constituents in La Mott, west Elkins Park and Wyncote, the longest-serving Democrat ...



He's beating the odds  Blinq

On a gray morning, Deion Barnes rolls out of his narrow bed with an hour commute and four hours of lifting, running, blocking, and passing on the horizon.



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 ...



Edith Steinbauer, 78; helped run Greenhouse One - The Boston Globe  Boston Globe

Edith Tomlin Steinbauer, who with her husband helped to run the former Boylston Street fixture Greenhouse One, died June 6 in her Wellington, Fla., home of ...



James Dennis Murder Conviction Overturned After 21 Years; Read the Judge’s Ruling Here  Philadelphia Magazine

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Deaths in Central Florida: 10/29  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.



Daniel Lewis, 93, and Elaine Lewis, 89  Philadelphia Inquirer

When Dr. Daniel W. Lewis' health began to decline five years ago, his wife, Elaine, became his primary caregiver. Then she had a stroke in June, paralyzing her ...



Noted defense lawyer Robert Simone dies  Philadelphia Inquirer

Robert F. Simone, a quintessential Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer whose client list was a cross between "Guys and Dolls" and "Goodfellas," died last night ...



Citizen of the Week: Diane Morgan | News  Montgomery Newspapers

Diane Morgan is a fighter. Twenty-seven years ago she beat cancer. Eleven years ago she helped spearhead an effort that succeeded in canceling plans for a ...



Memories of 1960 NFL title game between the Eagles and Packers  Philadelphia Inquirer

Gabe DeSimone, Hugh MacDonough, and Tom Woodruff do not know one another. But all three men rose early in the morning on Dec. 26, 1960, grabbed their ...



Long-suffering Phillies fans were rewarded 65 years ago today with National League pennant by 'Whiz Kids'  Allentown Morning Call

These days, images of the Philadelphia Phillies playing in the World Series seem like such distant memories, though in reality, it was only six years ago that the ...



Woodbury music educator to retire  Gloucester County Times - NJ.com

Joseph DiMenna was recruited by the Woodbury school system in 1990 to build the numbers in the marching band and improve the quality of the musicianship.



Joshua Fishman, Yiddishist and Linguistics Pioneer, Dies at 88  Jewish Daily Forward

Sociolinguist, Yiddish scholar and advocate for endangered languages Joshua (Shikl) Fishman died March 1 in New York.



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