May 23, 2013
IT WILL BE Frankford vs. Frankford Offshoot for the Public League baseball championship today, 3:15, at Richie Ashburn Field, in South Philly's FDR Park. The Pioneers' foe, Franklin Towne Charter, is located on the former Frankford Arsenal property, in Bridesburg, and draws many of its students from the same neighborhoods. FTC opened in 2000 and joined the Pub for baseball in 2004. Kyle Riley has been the coach for all 10 seasons. This will be a charter school's first appearance in the championship game.
May 21, 2013 |
CARLOS RAMIREZ received the news via social media and, at first, his reaction, understandably, was somewhat low-key. Though Ramirez was aware of Edwin "Tito" Rohena, the former Frankford High baseball star who lost his life Friday night after crashing his motorcycle on Roosevelt Boulevard, he was not a friend or former teammate and it was tough to completely identify. Then came the rest of the weekend, and the early part of Monday, and the 6-foot, 145-pound Ramirez, a senior righthander who plays third base or the outfield when not on the mound, found himself feeling levels of agony to approach all others'.
May 19, 2013 |
Once an injury-riddled, middle-of-the-pack baseball team, Frankford is two wins away from its third consecutive Public League title. "We were slumping in the middle of the season," senior Tim DiGiorgio said after the visiting Pioneers topped host George Washington, 7-4, Friday to claim the league's Class AAAA championship. "We weren't doing much right. All of that has changed. " Frankford struggled when regulars Kevin Montero and Carlos Ramirez were sidelined with ankle injuries.
May 3, 2013 |
POLICE HAVE arrested a Frankford man on gun and conspiracy charges after he admitted he bought two handguns for someone else, an offense called straw purchasing. William Santore, 24, of Jackson Street near Wakeling, told detectives he purchased a 9 mm Astra semiautomatic handgun and a .40-caliber Steyr semiautomatic handgun on March 26 at a city gun shop for a man he identified only as "Fat Cat," according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Authorities discovered the illegal buy after police recovered one of the illicit guns when they arrested Jonathan Sanchez on April 16 in Frankford on burglary and gun charges.
April 24, 2013 |
In opting to attend Central High and play baseball there, Tom Benek followed in the footsteps of brothers Jim and Larry. Tuesday afternoon, the senior might have cemented his position as best clutch performer. Capping a remarkable comeback against Public League Division A rival Frankford, Tom Benek delivered a two-out RBI single to give the host Lancers a 13-12 victory at Ogontz and Somerville. Before his deciding hit to right field, the third baseman received a few words of advice from brother Jim, a first-year assistant coach at Central.
April 16, 2013 |
NOT OFTEN does a masked man take to the mound. We're not talking about a bank robber, a hazmat worker or even the Lone Ranger. We're talking about a catcher. That position was almost exclusively the one and only played last season by Eduardo "Cheese" Sanchez for Frankford High's baseball team. But now the 5-10, 220-pound senior is a two-spot guy and one is 60 feet, 6 inches from the other. Monday, in a career first, Sanchez spent his time at both as the visiting Pioneers downed George Washington, 7-3, in a Public A clash.
March 1, 2013
A 29-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot Thursday night during a home invasion in the city's Frankford section, police said. About 8:17, the man was shot once in the left side of his chest inside a residence in the 1700 block of Brill Street, police said. He was taken by private automobile to Aria Health-Frankford Campus. Three suspects were later arrested in the 6000 block of Charles Street in Wissinoming. - Robert Moran
February 20, 2013
A SEPTA bus struck a teenager who was riding his bicycle in Northeast Philadelphia, injuring the bicyclist and two bus passengers Monday afternoon, the transit agency said. The collision occurred about 4:30 p.m. near Bridge and Marlowe Streets in Frankford as the bicyclist "darted in front of the bus," said SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The passengers were hurt as the bus came to a sudden stop, Geiger said. She said the injuries to the bicyclist and passengers did not appear to be life-threatening.
February 18, 2013 |
Nettie Salamon, 100, of Northeast Philadelphia, who ran Nettie's Food Market in Frankford until it closed in the 1970s, died Friday, Feb. 8, of heart failure at Jeanes Hospital. A positive person, Miss Salamon's last words were: "Everything is all right here," said her sister-in-law, Bernice Salamon. Miss Salamon inherited her family's mom-and-pop grocery at 3876 Frankford Ave. She sold meat, dairy, produce, and staple goods before closing the store to take a job as a clerical worker with what is now Verizon.