March 8, 2016
ISSUE | RECREATION Give the city credit for Schuylkill trail The Schuylkill River Development Corp. was prominently mentioned in Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron's column about the upcoming construction of the Bartram's Mile Trail ("Another big step, Feb. 26). The SRDC is a small nonprofit working with Philadelphia on the tidal Schuylkill River Trail (named Schuylkill Banks). While we are managing construction of the project, the city's Department of Parks and Recreation had the vision, led the design effort, and secured the funding.
February 27, 2016
It's been a dozen years since the city laid down a 12-foot-wide strip of asphalt along the Schuylkill in Center City and called it a park. At the time , officials were unsure whether people would venture to the waterfront, and so the path was opened without any landscaping or amenities. How things have changed. Any day now, the Schuylkill River Development Corp. will start formal construction on the fourth installment of the now wildly popular waterfront trail. Called Bartram's Mile, the $6 million addition is the first segment to make the leap across the river and extend the recreation path into the neighborhoods of Southwest Philadelphia.
December 5, 2015 |
The principal of Bartram High School has been reassigned after he allegedly pushed a student during a dispute, Philadelphia School District officials said Thursday. The incident happened Wednesday, when Abdul-Mubdi Muhammad and a student began quarreling over the young man's clothing - the boy had come to school out of uniform, and Muhammad wanted him to go home, officials said. "He got into a verbal altercation with the student, which resulted in him pushing the student, and the student pushing him back," said Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for the School District.
November 8, 2015 |
Amir Paulk's voice was low and his face was tight during an interview after the Northeast junior led the host Vikings to a 40-18 Public League Class AAAA quarterfinal win against Bartram on Friday. Head coach Phil Gormley, walking behind Paulk and heading off the field, delivered his support. "I want to thank my offensive line," Gormley prompted. "Oh, yeah," Paulk said, springing to life, "I want to thank my offensive line!" This might be his first season of high school football, but the 5-foot-7, 160-pound running back had no reason to be nervous.
November 4, 2015 |
Sylvester and Bolita Gleplay had their prayers answered 16 years ago when their son was born. Now the aptly named Answered Gleplay is the city's leading rusher and a major problem for Public League defenses. The Bartram sophomore rushed for 305 yards and three touchdowns last week in the Braves' 32-27 AAAA Liberty Division win over Fels. Bartram (7-2, 5-2) will play top-seeded Northeast on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Public League's football playoffs. Long before that his parents fled Civil War in Liberia and headed for Ghana while Bolita was pregnant with their first child.
November 4, 2015 |
SYLVESTER and Bolita Gleplay, natives of Liberia, had their prayers answered 16 years ago when their son was born. Now, he is the city's leading rusher and a major problem for Public League defenses. Bartram sophomore Answered Gleplay, our latest Player of the Week, rushed for 305 yards and three touchdowns last week in the Braves' 32-27 AAAA Liberty division victory against Fels. Bartram (7-2, 5-2) will play top-seeded Northeast on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Pub's football playoffs.
October 11, 2015 |
With 50 seconds remaining in its game against Coatesville - the 11th-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer - West Chester East relied on its kicker. From 27 yards out, Nick Phillips did not disappoint. The senior connected on a game-winning field goal to give the host Vikings a 31-30 win Friday night in a Ches-Mont League National game. Jon Jon Roberts threw two touchdowns and ran for two. CHES-MONT LEAGUE NATIONAL Downingtown West 27, Bishop Shanahan 16: Thomas Mattioni threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the sixth-ranked hosts to a 6-0 start this season.
October 4, 2015 |
Downingtown East didn't wait long to get things started Friday night. Kameron Hammond took the opening kickoff nearly 90 yards and sent the Cougars on their way to a fifth straight win with a 49-13 nonleague victory over visiting Unionville. The Cougars, the fourth-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, also received some help from their defense, as Jeremy Jennings returned two interceptions for touchdowns. Jack Kincade scored a pair of touchdowns. CHES-MONT AMERICAN Kennett 27, Octorara 21 (OT)
June 27, 2015 |
The only reason some kids showed up to Bartram High School some days, they say, was because of art. So when news started trickling out that the class had been cut for budgetary reasons, students were shocked, sad, angry. "It broke my heart," said Shanta Moulton, a rising junior. "Art is therapeutic. Everybody has their problems at home, but when you go to art class, it's a real calm place to be. " Bartram has attracted headlines for violence - staffers knocked unconscious by students this school year and the one prior, emblems of a school struggling to recover from chaos and financial woes.
January 20, 2015 |
Bryce Garrett gets her intelligence and interest in the medical field from her mother, Silina. The Bartram senior gets her basketball skills and passion for the game from her father, Joe, who is also her head coach. Whether the shooting guard is on the court for the Braves (9-2) or in her favorite class, Health Related Technology, she approaches it with the same mind-set. "Wherever I go, I always think: Strive for the best," Garrett said. "It just comes from experience and what I've seen.