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'She was a giver': Retiree killed crossing Harrisburg street leaves a hole in lives and organizations  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, died Feb. 8 after being hit by a car at 7th and Dauphin streets. She spent her retirement volunteering wherever she was needed.



William Penn High School 2018 prom: photos  PennLive.com

The 2018 William Penn High School prom was held May 19 at Regents Glen Box Hill Mansion in York.



Sale of William Penn High School Blocked By Community Group  Curbed National

The curious case of William Penn High School just took another turn as the William Penn Development Coalition (WPDC) has filed a lis pendes to the Supreme ...



New Castle high school football game ends with a disturbance  WPVI-TV

A high school football game ended with a disturbance in New Castle, Delaware.



Delaware school bus driver ticketed after bus stalls in water  WPVI-TV

Action News was in Dobbinsville, Delaware as a school bus was towed out of high water on Monday.



William Penn High School demolition begins  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

William Penn High School is finally coming down. A walk or drive past the site, which covers nine acres in North Philadelphia, is a reminder that the fight to save ...



Dozens protest sale of William Penn High School  Philly.com

The sale of the old William Penn High School to Temple University is a done deal, as far as the Philadelphia School District is concerned.



The Owls Have It: Temple Buys William Penn High School  Curbed National

Hot on the heels of the announcement that City Council agreed to borrow $30 million to help out the School District of Philadelphia (AM Linkage, people), the ...



Temple buys former William Penn High School for $15M - Philadelphia  Philadelphia Business Journal

Temple's purchase of a high school comes just days after Drexel closed on the former University City High School.



Recruitment of minority teachers a topic in Delaware County  The Philadelphia Tribune

The long-term effects teachers can have on students when they look like and come from similar backgrounds as the children they educate is clear to Nadia ...



William Penn High School 2017 prom: photos  PennLive.com

The 2017 William Penn High School prom was held on May 13.



Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class  6abc.com

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...



WE Caucus begins campaign to fix Philly's aging, unhealthy schools  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Jessica Way stood at the lectern in front of giant projected images showing the inside of her school. Not pretty pictures. Flaking lead paint. Mold growth.



Black trades union plans training center relocation to North Philly  The Philadelphia Tribune

If all goes as planned, Philadelphia's only majority black building trades union and one of the only construction unions with a majority of members who live in the ...



In one Philly neighborhood, critics ask: Is gentrification closing our high school?  Philly.com

"It's messed up altogether," said Nikki Butler, 15, a Strawberry Mansion freshman. "They just want to come in here and take our building. Why do they care about ...



Police: 3 students posed with real guns in high school in Delaware  WPVI-TV

Delaware State Police say three students have been charged after school administrators found they had guns at a New Castle school.



VIDEO | Innovation Center brings new learning opportunities to William Penn High School  WDEL 1150AM

Students can learn, converse, help each other, become familiar with technology - or just read - at the new Innovation Center at William Penn High School.



Laborers District Council readies for groundbreaking of Center City Training and Learning Center  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Fulfilling a commitment to its members and to community residents, the Laborers' District Council, through its Education and Training Fund, will break ground on ...



Perry County Times Obituaries - Jan. 12, 2019  PennLive.com

ALICE J. BITTING Alice Jean "AJ" Bitting died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at home. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in the Harrisburg area to Gladys and Evan DeWitt ...



'We need our school back' | News | phillytrib.com  The Philadelphia Tribune

Community activist Tanya Parker lead a demonstration outside the front doors of Strawberry Mansion High School on Wednesday afternoon with several ...



Laborers' District Council breaks ground on $24 million training facility  The Philadelphia Tribune

North Philadelphia soon will be home to a training facility for the next generation of construction craft laborers.



Progress begins at William Penn site to create athletic fields south of campus  Temple University News

Temple University begins clearing the site of the former William Penn High School to make room for new athletics facilities.



William Penn legends usher in a new era for school's pool  York Daily Record/Sunday News

High school pool sits empty, but a fund-raising effort hopes to change that. And to bring swimming back to the Bearcats.



Colonial School District bus carrying 45 students drives into flood waters, becomes disabled  WDEL 1150AM

A Colonial School District school bus and the 45 students onboard were stranded in flood waters early Monday morning, school officials announced later that ...



City Council plans soda tax hearings  The Philadelphia Tribune

The controversy bubbling up around the city's sugary beverage tax and its finances will continue to crackle and pop in the new year as City Council plans to put ...



Temple seeks to buy William Penn High School  Philly.com

The next steps in the process for Temple or any other party interested in an empty school property will be unveiled today.



Margaret Bradford-Matthews, 68, former hospital tech, mother, and community volunteer  Philly.com

Mrs. Bradford-Matthews enjoyed attending political forums. She was thrilled to be elected a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention.



Philadelphia has a history of grappling with teacher segregation  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Over the last eight years, since the lifting of a consent decree that grew out of a longstanding civil rights action against the Philadelphia School District, data ...



Two Shot After Dispute During Pennsylvania High School Football Game: Police  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police say the shootings of two men in the parking lot outside a high school football game in central Pennsylvania followed a verbal dispute inside the stadium.



Families, friends locked out of graduation ceremony in Delaware  6abc.com

Many family members and friends missed their loved ones big moment after being locked out of a graduation ceremony in Delaware.



Reading teen sentenced for shooting 2 at football game  69News WFMZ-TV

A Reading teen has been sentenced for a shooting at a high school football game in York County.



Retired doctor, 87, takes 'rewarding' job in medical marijuana  PennLive.com

Dr. Richard Magill spent 50 years treating patients in Susquehanna Township, and now, at 87, has gone back to work as medical director in the medical ...



William Penn hires athletic director  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Jeffrey White will be the new athletic director at William Penn High School. The hiring was approved at a recent school board meeting, according to school ...



Missteps on Rizzo's statue may hurt mayor: Opposition to to persist in 2019 re-election run  The Philadelphia Tribune

The persistent presence of the oversized Frank Rizzo statue waving as he descends the steps of the Municipal Services building represents a promise unkept by ...



Greatest athletes: Top 10 William Penn Bearcats  GameTimePA

GameTimePA.com named the 10 best athletes from William Penn High School as part of its "Greatest Athletes" series in 2009.



'I waited 12 years...and they locked us out;' Colonial vows graduation debacle will never happen again  WDEL 1150AM

It's a missed once-in-a-lifetime moment, and they can never get back.



Teen who drowned remembered for her passion for 'singing and animals'  PennLive.com

The 15-year-old girl who drowned Saturday in a pool at Caledonia State Park was celebrating a cousin's birthday party, and was soon to celebrate her own.



Delaware high school football top performances for Week 3  The News Journal

Top performances from Week 3 of Delaware high school football: Jordan Allen, Caesar Rodney – Rushed for touchdowns of 67 and 11 yards in the Riders' ...



Central Pa.'s Ray Grandon, once one of the oldest practicing doctors, has died  PennLive

He was 96 when he closed his practice on State Street in Harrisburg in 2015.



School safety: report reveals Pa.'s most unsafe schools  PennLive.com

The numbers are not staggering, still the recently released 2015-2016 School Safety Report reveals some of the state's most dangerous schools. Caveat: the ...



Delaware schools receive $438000 for career pathway programs  WHYY

Twenty Delaware school districts or charters will receive a total of $438,000 in federal grants to expand high school career pathway programs. On Wednesday ...



Student-led 'Town Hall For Our Lives' draws big crowd, many views in Delaware  WHYY

New Castle, Delaware hosted a packed town hall style meeting Saturday with Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester about gun ...



Doris D. Drayton, 87, longtime educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Doris D. Drayton, a longtime educator, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. She was 87.



The effort to preserve Philly schools' history  Philly.com

Only seven of Philadelphia's public schools have been designated as historic by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Why not more?



York High earns visit from PA Secretary of Education for 2016 breakfast challenge performance  FOX43.com

York, PA -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera plans to visit William Penn Senior High School tomorrow. Rivera will recognize the York City ...



York High basketball excited for improved Wells Fargo experience  York Daily Record/Sunday News

For the second straight season, the York High boys' basketball team will play a game at the Wells Fargo Center prior to a Philadelphia 76ers' home game.



Delaware School Hosts ‘Glow Party’ Prom Night For Special Needs Students  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was an afternoon a special group of high school students in Delaware will never forget as they had their prom. Credit: (Vittoria ...



Lena R. Butler, 87, retired non-teaching assistant  The Philadelphia Tribune

Lena R. Butler, a retired non-teaching assistant, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was 87.



6 high school students hurt in accident involving school bus  6abc.com

Seven people, including six high school students, were hurt in an accident involving a school bus and car in Minquadale, Delaware.



Harrisburg landmark hits the market  PennLive.com

The building at 614 N. Front St. next to the Civic Club of Harrisburg is now available for sale or lease.



Perry County Times Obituaries - July 14, 2018  PennLive.com

CYNTHIA A. MCKEEVER Cynthia Ann McKeever, 87, of Marysville died Friday, June 29, 2018, in Harrisburg. She was the daughter of (Ann) Margaret and ...



Coard: Temple's proposed stadium - Black friend or white foe?  The Philadelphia Tribune

There's an ongoing battle in North Philly regarding Temple University's hope to build a $130 million, 35000-seat stadium that would be located from Broad Street ...



Harrisburg police make arrests in William Penn High School burglaries  PennLive.com

Two men have been arrested in connection with a pair of burglaries at the William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Harrisburg police said. Gregory Greene, 20 ...



End of an era for Harrisburg's William Penn School?  PennLive.com

William Penn School is slated for temporary closure in the Harrisburg School District's 2010-11 budget.



BWW TV: ABC's SCHOOLED Brings A RENT Duet To the Small Screen  Broadway World

Rent hits the small screen once again this week. as the students of William Penn high school on the new series Schooled take on the musical Rent, See what ...



Reading basketball star dazzles crowd at William Penn  GameTimePA

Lonnie Walker, the top basketball player in Pennsylvania, and his Reading squad will take on William Penn on Sunday.



Meet the Philly-born minister now heading Common Cause Pa.  Philly.com

Micah Sims looks to use his experience in ministry and politics to make government better.



Former John Harris and William Penn High School students to share memories  PennLive.com

On Sunday, former students and the community will come together to swap stories of the high schools.



William Penn grad to play pro basketball in Romania  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Former William Penn girls' basketball player Aignee' Freeland signs a contract to with ICIM Arad in Romania.



Perry County Times Obituaries - April 14, 2018  PennLive.com

MARY PLOUSE Mary Plouse, 81, of Newport died Friday, March 23, 2018, in UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born Oct. 15, 1936, ...



York High AD Coursey hired for new job in western Pa.  York Dispatch

Athletic director Ron Coursey is leaving York High, but he's left his imprint on the school's sports programs.



High School Huddle: Like father, like son  6abc.com

Brandon Dooley, a junior offensive center on the Colonials, knows a thing or two about winning.



Anthony King Jr. leads West Philadelphia High to a spectacular season  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's a big year for West Philadelphia High's basketball team. The Speedboys are 10-0 and lead the Public League C Division. Anthony King Jr., the Speedboys' ...



Voters will hit the polls for the Colonial School District referendum  WDEL 1150AM

Taxes may go up for Colonial School District residents, but the superintendent said even if that happens the district will still have the second lowest tax rate in ...



Pennsylvania girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit  Washington Post

For American high school students, prom is a rite of passage, an affair full of pomp and hormones and clumsy dancing. The eagerly awaited event is often ...



Remembering Warren Gittlen: 'His generosity and love has made the world better'  PennLive.com

Warren Gittlen founded the Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of his father to raise money for cancer research.



William Penn High School alumni raise funds for Italian Lake fountain: M. Diane McCormick  The Patriot-News

Those memories inspired the William Penn Class of '64 to enhance its 50th reunion plans with a *service* project, to aid the area around their beloved school.



Residents in North Philly rally against plans for Temple football stadium in their neighborhood  PhillyVoice.com

More than 200 North Philadelphia neighbors packed into the auditorium of G.W. Carver High School of Engineering & Science on Thursday night to continue ...



Ex-Clifton tax collector reflects on seven decades of life in borough  Delco News Network

CLIFTON HEIGHTS >> Last year, after turning 90-years-old, Claudia Fagioli decided to resign from her elected position of borough tax collector, a post the ...



Phoned-In Bomb Threat Evacuates Penn Wood High School  CBS Local

By Steve Beck. YEADON, Pa. (CBS) – A Delaware County high school was evacuated after a bomb threat was received Friday morning. The incident happened ...



Bishop McDevitt teen Aniya Wolf attends William Penn prom after getting turned away from her own  PennLive.com

The Bishop McDevitt teen who was turned away from her prom for wearing a suit attended prom at William Penn High School instead. Wolf was invited by the ...



Perry County Times Obituaries - Sept. 8, 2018  PennLive.com

MELVIN W. FORTENBAUGH Melvin W. Fortenbaugh, 94, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. He was born Feb.



Rejoice, Live fans, Ed Kowalczyk's back in the band (maybe)  PennLive.com

The York-based band's social media accounts point to Kowalczyk, the original lead singer, as its frontman again. They parted ways nearly a decade ago.



Delaware high school football roundup: Benson's 2 TDs lead St. Georges past Appoquinimink  The News Journal

MIDDLETOWN – Brian Benson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted Appoquinimink's last-ditch pass as St. Georges scored a 28-17 home ...



Samuel W. Fleming III, 91, former Newbold's managing partner  Philly.com

Samuel W. Fleming III, 91, formerly of Wayne, a Philadelphia brokerage-firm executive, died Sunday, March 4, of complications from Parkinson's disease at a ...



Wilkerson joins SRC as its chair  Philly.com

Joyce Wilkerson, a Temple University official and former top aide to Mayor John F. Street, joined the School Reform Commission on Thursday.



President appoints new senior advisor for community relations and development  Temple University News

Joyce Wilkerson appointed senior advisor to the president for community relations and development at Temple University.



Thurman A. Lorick Jr., 83, popular photographer and studio owner  The Philadelphia Tribune

Thurman A. Lorick Jr., a pillar in Philadelphia photography whose work has appeared in national publications, died on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was 83.



Community activist Clair Sexton, aka Ahmad Seifullah, has died  York Daily Record

Later known as Ahmad Seifullah, the former drug addict and convict turned his life around, dedicating his life to helping others avoid his mistakes.



Alice R. Davis, 89, member of St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alice R. Davis, a longtime member of St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was 89.



These people and events help explain York, Pa.'s new tagline 'Historically Edgy'  York Daily Record

If he were alive today, Pennsylvania Furniture's William Henry Hubley's life and times would explain Downtown York's new branding campaign.



New Freedom Theatre terminates 3 legacy directors  The Philadelphia Tribune

North Broad Street has experienced a bevy of changes in recent years.



Harrisburg School District closes on Shimmel School; still trying to sell four other buildings  PennLive.com

The 100-year-old building at 548 S. 17th St. in Harrisburg was sold to Pennsylvania Counseling Services Inc., of Lebanon, for $680000.



Counting Crows, Live coming to Hershey; here's how to get tickets  PennLive.com

Eighteen years after their first show together at Hersheypark Stadium, the alternative rockers are together again for a Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, concert.



McDevitt student kicked out of prom invited to wear her tux on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'  PennLive.com

The high school student was told to leave her prom on Friday night for wearing a tuxedo in violation of the school's dress code, but received an invitation to a ...



A vote for an iPhone: Men defend controversial raffle at Harrisburg polls  PennLive.com

Kyle Schlessman and Jeremy Hunter said their efforts to print and distribute fliers were independent of Gloria Martin-Robert's write-in campaign.



Rev. Lillian McCoy, 79, former pastor of defunct church  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Rev. Lillian McCoy, the former pastor of Open Door Community Fire Baptized Holiness Church, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was 79.



Unique architecture in Harrisburg you may have missed  PennLive.com

Harrisburg has many prominent structures with unique architecture. PennLive highlights 21 structures off-the-beaten path.



Well-known former York County resident Dr. Susan Williams dies in traffic accident  York Daily Record

Her family will scatter her ashes in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to honor her love of the ocean.



Charter school takeovers: As York schools near privatization, lessons from New Orleans and Michigan  PennLive.com

Should it go ahead, York City School District would become the first district in Pennsylvania to convert all of its schools to charter schools.



What would Ruth Wright Hayre say?  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The one thing that kept going through my head Wednesday as I sat at the hearing on the proposed closing next year of William Penn High School was that Ruth ...



At Temple, a central campus green is planned  Philly.com

Temple University is to roll out a master plan Friday that calls for a new library, an interdisciplinary science building, and a full city block of green space - more ...



New sports complex nears completion  Temple University News

A new sports complex nearing completion at Temple University will provide much-needed athletics and recreation space just south of Main Campus.



Sports Notes: Pa. Sports Hall of Fame Delaware County Chapter inducts basketball legends  The Philadelphia Tribune

Pa. Sports Hall of Fame Del. County Chapter inducts basketball legends. Former Cheyney University teammates Eddie Swain and Leroy Eldridge will be ...



Mamie Peace, 94, nursing director in operating rooms  The Philadelphia Tribune

Mamie Peace, the first African-American nursing director in the operating rooms at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died on Friday, April 21, 2017 of ...



The reunion committee that keeps on meeting (column)  York Daily Record/Sunday News

In 1967, “To Sir With Love” was one of the biggest songs of the year. Lyndon B. Johnson was President of the United States. Elvis Presley married Priscilla ...



Why is Italian Lake Called Italian Lake?  Harrisburgmagazine

Just north of Division Street nestled between Third and Green streets lies the most beautiful park in the city of Harrisburg. With its easily recognizable Japanese ...



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 ...



'Multiple fatalities' in suspected Central Pa. murder-suicide, police say  York Daily Record

Several dead bodies were discovered by police when they were asked to conduct a welfare check at a home Saturday in Central Pennsylvania, according to a ...



Not a blue chip high school player, Chris Doleman became a Hall of Famer  New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Stories from the Hall of Fame Archive: Vikings Hall of Famer was nearly overlooked coming out of high school.



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