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May 11, 2010
Edison High School outlasted George Washington in a wild baseball game that took 3 hours and 55 minutes to complete yesterday. Edison trailed by 8-0 and 13-2, then led by 20-15 before Washington rallied. Jake Wright made it 20-20 with a three-run homer in the home seventh. The Owls won it for reliever Gonzalo Lebron on Miguel Delgado's RBI single. Jose Sosa hit two homers for four RBI. Teammate Chris Lopez also homered, as did Washington's Dan Meade. One umpire tried to halt the game at 6:30.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
OVER THE NEXT few days, school district officials will hold four citywide meetings to discuss issues related to the changes taking place in the district. * Saturday 10 a.m. to noon - South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St. * Monday 6 to 8 p.m. - Sayre High School, 5800 Walnut St. * Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. - Edison High School, 151 W. Luzerne St. * Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. - Martin Luther King High School, 6100 Stenton Ave. Also, 16 community forums will be held across the city from Jan. 8 to Feb. 27. For more information, visit philasd.org/fmp or call 215-400-6464 or email fmp@philads.org .  
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June 16, 2010 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman said Wednesday that city students' state test scores are up for the eighth consecutive year. "For the first time ever, more than half of our students now score in the proficient or advanced level," Ackerman said in brief remarks before the School Reform Commission. Students in third through eighth grade and eleventh grade took the exams in reading and math this spring. Ackerman also said that the district's "Empowerment" schools - 105 chronically failing schools given extra supports and closer scrutiny by the central office - mostly showed "significant and dramatic" gains in reading and math.
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June 18, 1986 | By VALERIA M. RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
Heidy Maneiro had just graduated from Edison High School last night when she found her aunt in the lobby of the Girls High School auditorium, where Edison's ceremony was held. They hugged each other and Heidy's dark eyes filled with tears. The 19-year-old said she was happy about graduating, but "very sad" too. "Especially when I think about Dr. Fareira," she said. "Every time they mentioned his name I started to cry. I used to go into his office to get candy," she added with a slight smile.
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August 25, 1987 | By VALERIA M. RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
After more than 25 years of waiting for a new Edison High School, people in the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding the old, dilapidated school will have to wait a little longer. The new Edison will not be finished in October as promised. That means Edison's 2,000 students will not be moving into the school at Front and Luzerne streets in February. The completion date has been pushed back to next spring. The school now is not scheduled to open for students until September 1988.
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August 25, 1987 | By VALERIA M. RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
After more than 25 years of waiting for a new Edison High School, people in the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding the old, dilapidated school will have to wait a little longer. The new Edison will not be finished in October as promised. That means Edison's 2,000 students will not be moving into the school at Front and Luzerne streets in February. The completion date has been pushed back to next spring. The school now is not scheduled to open for students until September 1988.
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July 23, 1986 | By LEON TAYLOR, Daily News Staff Writer
School board president Herman Mattleman stood on a plateau overlooking the steel superstructure that rose from the 25 acres of mud-covered terrain at Front Street and Hunting Park Avenue yesterday and smiled. "This was John Fareira's dream," Mattleman said to no one in particular as he scanned the construction site of the new Thomas A. Edison High School and Technical Center. "He would be proud to see this actually coming to fruition. " Fareira was the popular Edison principal who fought for years for a new school to replace the deteriorating, century-old Edison at 8th Street and Lehigh Avenue, which serves a heavily black and Hispanic neighborhood.
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November 13, 1998 | By Eric Shimoli, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Luzerne Street Bridge in North Philadelphia is a 200-foot-long mass of steel and concrete over Luzerne Street near Rising Sun Avenue. The bridge, part of the former Berks Industrial tract, is not open to traffic and is used for parking by Tony DePaul & Sons Co., a highway contractor. But for the nearly 2,300 students and teachers of Edison High School, two blocks east of the bridge, the area is a haven for muggers, rapists and other criminals. The contour of the bridge turns the passage underneath into a dark tunnel, creating a daily nightmare for students who walk under it. Yesterday, the school delayed the start of classes to allow about 400 students, teachers, and city and state officials to celebrate a small victory at the bridge.
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September 13, 1999 | By Suzanne Sataline, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Funeral services for Russell E. Swartz 2d, 26, who died in a boating accident last week, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Ave., Edison, N.J., followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Edison. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway, N.J. Mr. Swartz, a former star linebacker for the Rutgers University football team, was found dead Friday in the Delaware River after the boating accident near Palmyra.
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March 27, 1986 | By LEON TAYLOR, Daily News Staff Writer
Nearly 70 Hispanic residents demonstrated for 45 minutes yesterday outside the construction site of the new Edison High School, in Feltonville, to protest the lack of minorities working on the project. "We hope to make a public presence to demand that the Board of Education and other compliance offices make public their information on the numbers of workers in all levels of this construction project," said Rosemary Cubas, vice president of the Puerto Rican Alliance, which spearheaded the protest.
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June 13, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
DOZENS of Philadelphia students walked out of class yesterday and marched through Center City to demand more funding for public schools from city and state elected officials. The demonstration began at the school district's headquarters at Broad and Spring Garden streets, with students from at least three schools joined by members of Action United, a statewide advocacy organization for the working class. The group of about 100 people marched to City Hall and ended the trek at Gov. Corbett's Philadelphia office at the Bellevue.
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June 13, 2014 | By Troy Graham and Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writers
With time ticking away to solve the School District of Philadelphia's latest budget crisis, district officials went to a skeptical City Council Wednesday with a new last-minute plea for funding. "We'll be straight about it," said Sophie Bryan, chief of staff for the School Reform Commission. "We are asking for every dollar we can possibly get. " The plea came on a day when about 100 high school students left classes and joined teachers, parents, and activists in a march down Broad Street chanting, "S.O.S.
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February 17, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
EDISON HIGH SCHOOL senior Kiara Gil-Jimenez had no problem performing a scene from "Romeo and Juliet" in English class - despite the tricky dialogue spoken by Lord Capulet when he learns that his daughter doesn't want to marry Paris. "Thank me no thankings nor proud me no prouds, "But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next," Gil-Jimenez recited from the play during a recent class. Gil-Jimenez and her senior classmates are taking part in the "Romeo and Juliet Project," a 12-day residency hosted by Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.
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November 5, 2013 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eighty counselors laid off in a brutal budget crunch will return to Philadelphia schools Monday - not enough help, officials said, but good news nonetheless. Now, every high school will have at least one or the equivalent of one full-time counselor. Some schools will divide the counselor position between two people. Overall, 169 schools will have counseling services five days a week, and 46 will have one counselor shared between two schools. Sixty-three counselors remain laid off. The $45 million Gov. Corbett released to the Philadelphia School District last month is paying for the counselors' return.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
OVER THE NEXT few days, school district officials will hold four citywide meetings to discuss issues related to the changes taking place in the district. * Saturday 10 a.m. to noon - South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St. * Monday 6 to 8 p.m. - Sayre High School, 5800 Walnut St. * Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. - Edison High School, 151 W. Luzerne St. * Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. - Martin Luther King High School, 6100 Stenton Ave. Also, 16 community forums will be held across the city from Jan. 8 to Feb. 27. For more information, visit philasd.org/fmp or call 215-400-6464 or email fmp@philads.org .  
NEWS
June 16, 2010 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman said Wednesday that city students' state test scores are up for the eighth consecutive year. "For the first time ever, more than half of our students now score in the proficient or advanced level," Ackerman said in brief remarks before the School Reform Commission. Students in third through eighth grade and eleventh grade took the exams in reading and math this spring. Ackerman also said that the district's "Empowerment" schools - 105 chronically failing schools given extra supports and closer scrutiny by the central office - mostly showed "significant and dramatic" gains in reading and math.
NEWS
May 30, 2010 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Guzmán gasps a little as his prom date walks down the stairs into the living room. "Ma, you look really nice," the 18-year-old Edison High School senior tells Wanda Alicea, a vision with magenta hair, a purple gown, and 4-inch turquoise Lady Gaga heels. Wanda, a 41-year-old mother of five and grandmother of two, blushes while trying not to fall. "Oh, Papi, I hope I don't kill myself in these shoes. " Death was not on Daniel's mind when he asked his mom to accompany him on arguably one of the most important nights in a teenager's life.
SPORTS
May 11, 2010
Edison High School outlasted George Washington in a wild baseball game that took 3 hours and 55 minutes to complete yesterday. Edison trailed by 8-0 and 13-2, then led by 20-15 before Washington rallied. Jake Wright made it 20-20 with a three-run homer in the home seventh. The Owls won it for reliever Gonzalo Lebron on Miguel Delgado's RBI single. Jose Sosa hit two homers for four RBI. Teammate Chris Lopez also homered, as did Washington's Dan Meade. One umpire tried to halt the game at 6:30.
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April 18, 2000 | By Monica Rhor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They were not always names on a wall, an elegiac roll of young men whose breath was cut short in a war now 25 years in the past. Once, they were teenagers sauntering through the hallways of the old Edison High School, filling that fortress-like building at Eighth and Lehigh with gusts of laughter and the improbably hopeful dreams of youth. Once, Dennis Kuzer was a popular teen who loved to fish and camp and flirt with the girls. Once, Sam Burton was a quiet boy who sat in JoAnne McHugh's science class.
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September 13, 1999 | By Suzanne Sataline, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Funeral services for Russell E. Swartz 2d, 26, who died in a boating accident last week, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Ave., Edison, N.J., followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Edison. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway, N.J. Mr. Swartz, a former star linebacker for the Rutgers University football team, was found dead Friday in the Delaware River after the boating accident near Palmyra.
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