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Constance Adger - The Suffolk News-Herald  Suffolk News-Herald

Constance Adger, 72, of Darby Court, Suffolk, transitioned Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Sarah Swan ...

Former William Penn football star shot to death in Pennsylvania after fight over fast food bag  The News Journal

Former William Penn football player Sharief Simpson shot to death by roommate in Bensalem Township, Pa.

How William Penn became the first high school with its own Dual School program Brooklyn

William Penn High School in in the middle of its first full year with the innovative classroom model. Here's how it's going. How William Penn became the first high ...

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 ...

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 ...

Central Pa.'s largest abandoned places include schools, a resort, once-beloved retail stores  PennLive

Here are some of the largest vacant spaces in the Harrisburg area.

District III playoff basketball game closed to public after fight  PennLive

For the second time this year, students at York's William Penn High School will be playing basketball without a crowd. Due to a fight that broke out at the end of ...

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

Temple University announced last week that it will acquire the former William Penn High School for $15 million. The property is adjacent to the university's main ...

One charged, three cited after brawl at high school basketball game: Report

Police have charged one and cited three others in connection with a fight that happened at a basketball game at York's William Penn High School last week.

Former Bishop McDevitt school in Harrisburg sold to investors  PennLive

A deed filed in Dauphin County this week confirmed the property at 2200 Market has been sold to William Penn Holdings for $300000.

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.

Muhlenberg student among 6 charged in basketball game brawl  69News WFMZ-TV

A Muhlenberg High School student is among six people facing charges in connection with a brawl at a basketball game in York County.

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?

Harrisburg tops the state in teacher turnover: Five former teachers on why  PennLive

Harrisburg lost 18 percent of its teachers last year, the highest turnover rate for a public school district across Pennsylvania. Teacher turnover is closely tied to ...

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.

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.

Summer of Unrest - The 1969 Harrisburg Riots

It was more complicated than that, of course. Harrisburg's largest race riot, which erupted 50 years ago Sunday, had a variety of causes. The short version is this:.

Cumberland Valley Hitmen football coach calls player's death “senseless”  PennLive

The man who recruited Shareif Simpson to play football on the Cumberland Valley Hitmen's semi-pro team said Simpson was like a younger brother to him.

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.

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.

Lurline Jones: hidden civil rights hero still coaching and fighting  The Philadelphia Tribune

Earlier this month, the Martin Luther King High School girls basketball team gathered in the school cafeteria for an end-of-year banquet.

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 ...

Ruby J. Pettet, 84, retired educator | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ruby J. Pettet, a retired educator, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. She was 84.

Coded by Kids is making progress in Delaware Brooklyn

The organization aims to make coding more accessible to kids in Greater Philadelphia – now including Northern Delaware. Coded by Kids is making progress in ...

Harrisburg block named after grandmother who died saving kids from fire  PennLive

Jackie Black awoke to her house on fire last June in the 300 block of Emerald Street. She helped three great-grandchildren escape from a window but could not ...

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, five Pa. veterans recall their experiences

Sam Raup remembered that it was a clear day as he and others crossed the English Channel guiding ships carrying the D-Day invasion fleet to the Normandy ...

William “Bill” Paul Motto  Roswell Daily Record

On the evening of December 10, 2018 Bill Motto went home to be with his Lord. Bill was born to Paul and Betty Motto in Pottsville, PA on January 02, 1946, both ...

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

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 ...

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.

How one of Pa.'s most deeply troubled school districts got headed in the right direction  York Daily Record

The York City School District tackled nearly two dozen initiatives. We asked Dr. Eric Holmes to pick the three that made the biggest difference.

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

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

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 ...

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

Memorial Day 2019: Here’s a list of community ceremonies and parades across Central PA  WPMT FOX 43

Townships, cities and boroughs across Central Pennsylvania will mark Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies all weekend. Here's a list of some of the ...

Dual School is officially a nonprofit, launches alumni scholarships Delaware

Dual School, the project-based learning program based at 1313 Innovation and William Penn High School, made two big announcements at its spring exhibition ...

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

Harrisburg's William Penn School — already in its fourth act and long on life support because of its need for major renovation and the school district's fiscal ...

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

Dr. Raymond Grandon, who was one of the oldest working doctors in the United States when he closed his Harrisburg practice at age 96, died Sunday.

'We need our school back' | News |  The Philadelphia Tribune

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

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

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

Perry County Times Obituaries - Jan. 12, 2019

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

'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.

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

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

Applications for the project-based Dual School are open through Feb. 1 Brooklyn

In November, a panel of four of Delaware's brightest up-and-coming teen entrepreneurs convened at the Women in Delaware Innovation and Tech event at The ...

'Slow down': After woman is killed crossing street, group tries to get a message to drivers  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, was hit and killed in Harrisburg in February.

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 ...

Independent Johnson Makes Write-in Try for State Rep  Philadelphia Public Record

BY TONY WEST Can a man buck the Democratic Party organization and win a state representative race as an independent? Anthony Johnson aims to do so in ...

Harrisburg streets named after NFL coach and neighborhood 'hero': city council  PennLive

Jacqueline Black and Dennis Green left long-lasting positive legacies, which is why Harrisburg City Council voted unanimously to rename a section of two city ...

The Delaware College Scholars program graduates 36 college-bound students Delaware

Thirty-six rising college freshmen from public high schools all over Delaware had a second graduation ceremony on June 16 — this time, for completing the ...

Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) co-founder Tina Sloan Green inducted into the LU Athletic Hall of Fame  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tina Sloan Green, co-founder of Black Women in Sport Foundation, was inducted into the Lincoln University Athletic Hall of Fame. The hall of fame ceremony ...

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 ...

Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class

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

Retired doctor, 87, takes 'rewarding' job in medical marijuana

Richard Magill is the medical director of PA Green Medical. If the name is unfamiliar, the topic shouldn't be. PA Green dispenses medical marijuana in ...

Harrisburg landmark hits the market

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

Missteps on Rizzo's statue may hurt mayor: Opposition 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 ...

Delaware's first restaurant apprentice program set to launch in Rehoboth Delaware

"This is a great example of government and industry working together to ensure that worker and employer needs are met," said Secretary of Labor Cerron Cade.

Perry County Obituaries - April 6, 2019

SHIRLEY I. ARNOLD. Shirley I. Arnold, 81, of Richfield, formerly of Liverpool, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Richfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Coach Donald 'Bud' Heilman, 94, honored for service in World War II  Reading Eagle

Before he coached the Kutztown University Golden Bears, Heilman served in the Navy.

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 ...

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.

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' ...

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

Shimmel School.png. The Harrisburg School District successfully sold the Shimmel School this week. Four other closed school buildings remain for sale.


CLASS REUNIONS CLASSES OF 1940-49 Catholic High School class of 1947, 1 p.m. Oct. 19, Penbrook American Legion Post 730, 3813 Walnut St.

A sneak peek at some of the projects Dual School students are developing Brooklyn

Dual School, the project-based learning program for high-schoolers that launched last year, is well into its second session after its successful pilot last fall.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Pennsylvania teen girl kicked out of prom for not wearing a gown gets her moment at another school’s dance, we  New York Daily News

A Pennsylvania student kicked out of her own prom for not wearing a dress found another school's prom suited her better.

Delaware College Scholars program empowers 'locked out' students Brooklyn

Twenty-five rising college freshmen celebrated a different kind of graduation on June 17, from the rigorous Delaware College Scholars program. The program ...

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Perry County Times Obituaries - Sept. 8, 2018

Melvin W. FortenbaughSubmitted MELVIN W. FORTENBAUGH Melvin W. Fortenbaugh, 94, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Holy Spirit Hospital, ...

Unique architecture in Harrisburg you may have missed

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

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 ...

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.

Perry County Times Obituaries - July 14, 2018

CYNTHIA A. MCKEEVER Cynthia A. McKeeverSubmitted Cynthia Ann McKeever, 87, of Marysville died Friday, June 29, 2018, in Harrisburg. She was the ...

When is prom? 2016 schedule at central Pa. schools -

PennLive photographers will be covering dozens of proms in six counties for 2016.

Teen who drowned remembered for her passion for 'singing and animals'

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.

Inez Jackson, 82, retired educator | Obituaries |  The Philadelphia Tribune

Inez Sullivan Jackson was a retired public school educator.

Dual School wins national recognition as one of 30 T-Mobile 'Changemakers' Brooklyn

The education program received $2,000 in funding and will participate in an immersive workshop at T-Mobile headquarters in Seattle. Dual School wins national ...

New Freedom Theatre terminates 3 legacy directors  The Philadelphia Tribune

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

Temple trustees approve funding for initial designs, studies of on-campus football stadium and retail project  Temple University News

The proposed stadium and retail complex would bring alumni and fans to campus for football games and contribute to the North Philadelphia economy. Temple ...

Perry County Times Obituaries - April 14, 2018

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, ...

Jim Weaver, former Penn State athlete, coach and longtime Virginia Tech AD, dead at the age of 70

Weaver was an assistant coach during Penn State's undefeated seasons in 1968 and 1969, and was the athletic director at Virginia Tech from 1997-2013.

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.

Pennsylvania girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit  Chicago Tribune

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 ...

Review: 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' at New Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia  DC Metro Theater Arts

Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is a musical that's not produced very often – but in its day, it was a huge hit. Opening on Broadway in 1972, it ran for over 1,000 ...

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 ...

6 Types of Wedding Receptions - Delaware Main Line Bride - Fall/Winter 2015 - Philadelphia, PA  Mainline Today

Pros and cons of sit-down dinner wedding receptions, buffet wedding receptions, stations wedding receptions, heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktail wedding ...

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 ...

Why are little kids killing themselves? Suicides blamed on bullying, social media, more

Suicides have become the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States.

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 ...

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 ...

Meet Darryl Martin, trainer, youth counselor, boxing vet: Inside The Warehouse

Darryl Martin may have had a not-so-fond memory of his introduction to boxing as a youngster, but he never let his first impression cloud the way he feels a sport ...

PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR: Ryan N. Boyer, Conscience of the Labor Movement  Philadelphia Public Record

BY TONY WEST Born at 11th & North Streets in North Philadelphia, not half a mile from his corner office today overlooking Broad Street, Ryan N. Boyer has ...

Tornado Confirmed After Delaware Storm Damage Surveyed  NBC 10 Philadelphia

A tornado caused damage to mobile home and industrial parks in New Castle County, Delaware, federal forecasters confirmed Friday.

Harrisburg comprehensive plan priorities: Redevelop former Bishop McDevitt building

Bishop McDevitt Market Street.png. The former Bishop McDevitt High School building at 2200 Market Street has been vacant since the end of 2012, when the ...

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