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November 14, 1987 | By M. G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the myriad possibilities surrounding the wild-card slot in the Philadelphia Public League football playoffs, Dobbins coach Robert Smith's focus was on one thing yesterday. "Winning," said Smith. "We knew if we won, we were in. We didn't want to back in after losing. " And win Dobbins did. The Mustangs defeated Roxborough, 18-8, to capture their first Mid-City Division title since 1979. The victory puts Dobbins into the playoffs, where it will meet West Division champ Bok, at Northeast High, at 1 p.m. next Saturday.
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October 31, 1999 | By Charles Dickens, FOR THE INQUIRER
The football coaches at Bok and Southern have a special bond. "It's an awkward week when we play each other," Southern coach Lou D'Alonzo said. "We share the same bathroom. Whoever's in first locks the door. " The schools share a football field and locker-room facilities, but the bonding ends when they meet on the gridiron. Bok (6-0 overall, 4-0 Public League Division D) used a mix of power and finesse yesterday in a 30-12 homecoming victory over the Rams (4-2, 3-1) that clinched the division title.
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November 13, 2011
With his team trailing by a point late in the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon, West Catholic's Jilaeel Reed made a return. The senior quarterback was sidelined after injuring his ankle in the second quarter, but was able to guide the Burrs on a game-winning drive to knock off Bok, 30-23, at Southern in a PIAA Class AA sub-regional semifinal. Reed rushed for a 1-yard score with 1 minute, 31 seconds remaining to retake the lead. His short dive was set up by his 9-yard, third- down run a play earlier.
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November 3, 1990 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
First play of the game: Bok running back Cliff Parson stumbles into the line for no gain. Annoyed coaches pull him off the field. Third play of the game: Parson, back after a brief rest, rushes to the inside while his blockers clear a hole on the outside. Coaches, now very annoyed, summon him to the sidelines again. The Wildcats couldn't afford this. A win over Martin Luther King yesterday would mean a spot in the Public League playoffs, but Parson - a three-year starter, a senior ranked 12th in his class, a quiet leader expected to set an example for the whole team - was, as one coach said, "out of it. " Parson later admitted to suffering "a case of the butterflies," which didn't take flight until his third carry of the day. After again sitting out for a play, Parson returned to the field, took a handoff, plunged toward a hole on his left and then bounced off two tacklers for a 9-yard gain.
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June 1, 1990 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samuel Cubilette, once a victim of poor grades and a bad attitude, threw a two-hitter and struck out 16 batters yesterday to lead Southern High past visiting Bok, 7-1, in the opening round of the Public League baseball playoffs. The Rams (7-5 division, 8-7 overall) will visit Central (8-4, 10-7) Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Cubilette, a stocky righthander, was academically ineligible at the beginning of this season, primarily, he said, because he had been skipping classes.
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February 7, 1986 | By John D. Harris Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Victories are no longer plentiful for the Overbrook High basketball team, which yesterday led Bok by a comfy 18 points in the fourth quarter. Mark Levin wasn't about to start celebrating early. Truth be told, the Overbrook coach appeared ill at ease with the unaccustomed bulge over a quality foe. He fretted and fussed on the bench when Bok sliced a 38-20 lead to 41-28 with 4 minutes to play. He did everything but yell at his suddenly unsteady players as they made one mistake after another.
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November 21, 1999 | By Charles Dickens, FOR THE INQUIRER
Bok receiver Ramon Mills and quarterback Kareem Jeffreys hooked up for their third touchdown of the afternoon as the Wildcats defeated Frankford in overtime, 30-22, to advance to the Public League championship game Dec. 4. The Pioneers had a chance to knot the hard-fought game at Northeast High, but Bok defensive back Trumell Goodman drilled Frankford running back James Allen for a 2-yard loss on fourth and goal from the 3-yard line on the game's...
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November 3, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Class AAA champion Bok continues on to the Public League championship game the weekend of Nov. 17-18, the Wildcats would skip a sub-regional game with a District 1 team in the PIAA playoffs. Runner-up Benjamin Franklin would represent District 12 instead. District 12 chairman Robert Coleman announced that decision yesterday, saying it was a recommendation from the district steering committee. For this situation to occur, Bok would have to beat Northeast tonight and then defeat the winner of the Bartram-Washington game next weekend.
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September 21, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
About 10 bullies kicked and punched two Asian-American students in between classes Friday morning at Edward W. Bok Technical High School, authorities said. The attack, which left the immigrant students, ages 14 and 15, with cuts and bruises on their faces, was apparently part of a preplanned freshmen hazing ritual, said Fernando Gallard, spokesman for the school district. But the hallway rumble wasn't written off as a boys-will-be-boys coming of age tale. Philadelphia police charged one of the bullies, 14, with assault and related offenses, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
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March 22, 1990 | By Cynthia Burton and Joanne Sills, Daily News Staff Writers
At first they vented their anger, and then they tried to figure out how to make peace. About 60 angry South Philadelphians came to the 4th Police District last night to discuss problems between the neighborhood and Bok Vocational- Technical High School, at 8th and Mifflin streets. By the end of the emotional 90-minute session, residents, police and school officials agreed to hold meetings between Bok students and neighborhood leaders at a local community center. They also agreed to have students patrol the corridor along Mifflin from 8th Street to Broad, where students walk to catch buses and trains home, and to have sessions in the school to teach students not to succumb to peer pressure.
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September 10, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Quake was back at Bok. Daniel "Quake" Gibbons, a proud member of the Class of '93 and an immovable force on the offensive line of the Bok Technical High football team, had read on Facebook about an alumni gathering at a new restaurant atop his alma mater's roof. Gibbons wasn't going to miss it. He was looking forward to busting it up with his old Wildcats teammates, catching up with the cheerleaders, and maybe even running into some of his old auto-body shop teachers. The posting said to bring Bok gear if you had it, so Gibbons, who is 41 and works as a security guard in West Philadelphia, proudly broke out his royal blue 1992 division championship jacket.
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November 29, 2014 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Of all the educational white elephants that the Philadelphia School District unloaded at its spring fire sale, few can match the Edward Bok vocational school for scale and eccentricity. Occupying a full city block at Ninth and Mifflin, the eight-story art deco landmark lords over its humble rowhouse dominion like a craggy hilltop fortress. The auditorium alone can seat a thousand, and the corridors are as wide as some city streets. Who in their right mind would attempt to reuse a colossus like Bok?
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October 21, 2014
L INDSEY SCANNAPIECO, 28, of South Philadelphia, is managing partner and principal of Scout Ltd., which redevelops vacant properties. It recently won a competition to redevelop the vacant, eight-story Edward W. Bok Technical High School, on 9th Street near Mifflin. The daughter of prominent condo/apartment developer Tom Scannapieco, the Philly native moved back in June after five years in London. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Scout? A: I founded a company in London in 2011 and worked on projects to repurpose vacant, unused spaces.
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September 12, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A FORMER Philadelphia high school principal has turned in his credentials over his alleged involvement in widespread cheating on standardized tests. Arthur "Larry" Melton, who led now-closed Bok Technical High School, surrendered his teaching and administrative credentials on July 17 due to allegations that he "violated the integrity and security of the PSSA exams for multiple years," according to a notice from the state on Tuesday. Test scores dropped sharply at the South Philadelphia school between 2010 and 2012, the first year the district implemented new testing procedures.
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February 7, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before opening up Wednesday's national-signing-day news conference to reporters' questions, Illinois football coach Tim Beckman said he had a story to tell. It was about Jihad Ward, a former football standout at now-closed Bok Tech, who took a long trip before signing a letter of intent with the Illini. After leaving Bok, Ward played two seasons at Globe Institute of Technology, a junior college in New York City. Beckman said Ward traveled more than an hour each day by train from his house outside the city to Globe's Manhattan campus.
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December 18, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A WOMAN once responsible for overseeing the student-activity fund at Edward W. Bok Technical High School pleaded guilty yesterday to embezzling from the fund. Zara Sims was given four years' probation and was ordered to repay $6,011.85. The money will go to South Philadelphia High School, where most of Bok's students were relocated after the technical school closed in June. Sims, 42, also known by her married name, Zara Rosario, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.
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June 21, 2013 | BY OSCAR CASTILLO, Daily News Staff Writer castilo@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
THIS WEEK'S CLOSING of Edward W. Bok Technical High School leaves students' futures clouded in uncertainty and local businesses missing a portion of their clientele. "It's horrible," said Aniyah Matthews, 17, a junior. "Everyone doesn't know where they're going. " Academy at Palumbo and Franklin Learning Center have yet to respond to Matthews' application. The lack of news leaves her anxious about where she will spend her senior year. If Matthews does not get accepted to the other schools, her plan is to attend South Philadelphia High School.
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June 21, 2013 | BY OSCAR CASTILLO, Daily News Staff Writer castilo@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
THE DOORS TO Edward W. Bok Technical High School have been open for 75 years. This week, the members of Bok's final graduating class will walk out those doors and into the world, taking with them bits of the school's character and history.   Building Bok's immense building, at 9th and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia, was finished in 1938. The Art Deco-style building, designed by architect Irwin T. Catharine and made of yellow brick and limestone, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
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June 21, 2013 | BY TOM DeFELICE, For the Daily News
IN THE EARLY 1950s, the Edward W. Bok Vocational-Technical School, at 9th and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia, was home to about 2,500 day-school pupils. It provided emergency education for thousands of Americans in the field of war production. Bok Tech taught veterans respectable trade skills, seven days a week, so they could find immediate employment, with courses ranging from 12 hours to three years. During World War II, the crew members of the U.S.S. Alaska received training as they awaited their ship at the Philadelphia Naval Base Shipyard.
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May 20, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
MOST GRADUATES of now-closed high schools such as North Catholic, William Penn and Cardinal Dougherty would not know Vito Goggins from a veto of a bill passed by the house or senate, but they've certainly experienced his upcoming pain. Edward Bok Tech is in its final weeks and Goggins still can't come to grips. "We'll want to come back to Bok, but . . . can't do it. It's gonna disappear," he said. "We won't even be able to go to a football game and sit up in the stands and yell, 'Let's go Bok!
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