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September 6, 1997 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
A firefighter leaves the scene of a Frankford house fire which sent an unidentified woman to the hospital yesterday. The blaze occurred in the 4400 block of Elizabeth Street.
SPORTS
June 2, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Baseball nut Jack Redfern could have remained at Julia Masterman for all four years of high school. Throughout that stint, however, he would have been miserable to a certain degree. Masterman's only sin, in Redfern's mind, was that it didn't (and still doesn't) offer baseball, so after two years he packed his books and his hopes of gaining at least a sliver of baseball acclaim and transferred to Frankford. Keep in mind, Masterman is among the city's top academic institutions whereas Frankford is a neighborhood school not without its share of problems.
SPORTS
May 6, 1997 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This was Frankford's baseball game to lose. The Pioneers went in undefeated atop the Public League standings, a team of underclassmen antsy to keep their perfect record, and they faced a hungry Central team that sought to dethrone the only team ahead of it. Both teams figured it would be close, and neither conceded it was over until the umpire left the field. Only in the bottom of the ninth, two innings past regulation, did Frankford finally prevail in a game it had led comfortably before falling behind by two runs going into that final at-bat.
SPORTS
October 23, 1993 | By Pete Schnatz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Entering yesterday's home-field showdown with Frankford, Germantown football coach Charlie Hicks was hoping for a test by which to measure his team's improved play over last season. Hicks was still unsure about the Bears, who struggled to a 4-6, fourth- place finish in the Public League's Division B in 1992, but had opened this season by ripping through their first four opponents. "This is a pivotal game for us; it'll show us where we stand in the league," Hicks had told his players.
SPORTS
February 20, 2005 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Fourteen titles were tallied, and 14 tales were told at yesterday's PIAA District 12 wrestling tournament. Each District 12 and Public League wrestling champion took a separate path to the top at George Washington High. Both the winner and runner-up in each weight class continue their seasons at the regional championships on March 4-5 at Norristown High. Frankford, which has won nine straight Public League dual-meet crowns, was also the team tournament champion with 287.5 points.
SPORTS
September 2, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown East coach Mike Matta described Justin Cohen as "the cerebral type" and Kevin DiStefano as "a physical kind of player. " From the way the juniors performed in Saturday afternoon's football opener against Frankford, it appears that combination of smarts and ruggedness will serve the Cougars well in the defensive backfield over the next two seasons. With Cohen intercepting three passes and DiStefano making a key fumble recovery, visiting East downed the penalty- and turnover-prone Pioneers, 27-14, in a nonleague game at Large and Dyre Streets.
NEWS
December 4, 1986 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scanning the list of Public League football champions over the years, one school continues to come up. Frankford. If anything, tradition will be on Frankford's side Saturday, when the Pioneers (7-3) meet Bartram (8-1) for the Public League Championship at Northeast High (2 p.m.). Frankford has won 18 Public League titles outright, its last two years ago under John McAneney, who took over for the legendary Al Angelo. "They might have tradition," Bartram coach Tom Bazis said, "but at the same time, the typical Southwest Philly kid has no respect for tradition.
SPORTS
December 7, 1996 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Had the Public League football final between front-runner Frankford and steady-playing Dobbins been scheduled a month ago, the prognosticators would have flocked to Frankford's bench. Then came the teams' last two games: confidence builders for Dobbins, spine shakers for Frankford. In today's league championship game at 2 p.m. at Northeast High, the Pioneers (10-1), coming off a loss, enter floundering in their championship gait, and once-perceived dark horse Dobbins (9-1)
SPORTS
December 30, 1988 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Frankford basketball team viewed this week's eight-team Seagull Classic as the perfect way to show the experts that coach Vince Miller's Pioneers deserve a ranking among the nation's best high school teams. The tournament at St. Joseph's University included nationally acclaimed St. Nicholas of Tolentine (N.Y.) - last year's national champion at 30-1 - imposing Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran and local powerhouse Chester. Frankford, ranked No. 1 in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania Top 10, got past Tolentine in the semifinals Tuesday.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Frankford beat Lincoln, 2-1, to win its third straight Public League soccer championship, Pioneers coach Bill Snyder told his team that a victory would mark the first time in more than 50 years that a Frankford team had achieved such a streak. From 1917 to 1919, the Pioneers won three straight. A victory Thursday at Philadelphia Textile would tie that, he said. So what if he pulled a Joe Isuzu? Actually, Frankford won five straight championships between 1964 and '68. Snyder played on three of those teams.
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December 13, 2014 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jahmir Green sank two free throws with 15 seconds left to lift host Boys' Latin over Frankford, 58-57, in a Public League Division B boys' basketball game. Zafir Smith sealed the win with a block at the other end. Green led the Warriors with 14 points. Jelani Mauge and Umar Saaba each added 11 points. Frankford's Quadire Truesdale scored a game-high 17 points. In other Public League action: Strawberry Mansion clinched its first victory of the season with a 77-61 win against Prep Charter.
NEWS
December 6, 2014 | By Mike Newall and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
The neighbors on Haworth Street had suspected for months that something was wrong. They almost never saw Prane Paciunas, the elderly woman who lived in the immaculate house on the corner, and when they did manage to speak with her, she didn't seem herself. She'd lost weight. Her pantry was bare. And her live-in caretaker, Jean Dombrowski, had stopped letting people inside, neighbors say. Between February and November of this year, Paciunas' neighbors and fellow parishioners say, they tried to seek help for her - notifying the Philadelphia Corp.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 48-year-old woman accused of severely neglecting a Frankford woman in her care has been charged with murder. Prane Paciunas, 89, died Nov. 15, eight days after she was found dirty, emaciated, and suffering from open, maggot-infested sores at her home on the 2100 block of Haworth Street in Frankford. One of the sores was so severe that bones were exposed, police said. Jean Dombrowski, Paciunas' caretaker, was initially charged with aggravated assault, neglect of care, and related charges.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
HOW Prane Paciunas must have suffered in the last months of her life. Not just from the pain of deep, maggot-infested bedsores. Not just from the agony of starvation. But from the absolute betrayal of Jean Marie Dombrowski, 48, the woman she'd trusted to care for her. The more I learn about the simple, gracious and dignified life of Paciunas, 89, the more her death breaks my heart. At least she did not succumb in squalor, ignored by the human animals who walked around her as she rotted on a filthy mattress on her living-room floor.
NEWS
December 2, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three men were critically injured, each hit multiple times, in a Sunday-night shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, police said. The shootings happened about 8:50 p.m. on the 4700 block of Penn Street. Officials said the suspected shooter, a man wearing dark clothing, was last seen running north on Penn. Officials said a 24-year-old man was shot twice, in the back and buttocks; a 26-year-old man was shot twice, in the face and back; and a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs, groin, and right arm. One victim was taken to Aria-Frankford Hospital; the others were taken to Einstein Hospital, police said.
SPORTS
November 29, 2014 | By Tim McManus and Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writers
If they wanted an excuse to blow off the final game of the season, the Prep Charter football players wouldn't have had to look too far to find one. The Public League Class AA champions dropped a heartbreaker to neighborhood rival Neumann-Goretti in the city championship game Nov. 8. Even worse, their stalwart senior quarterback, Vian Dolo, broke his throwing hand. But the coaching staff implored the Huskies to finish the season the right way. Prep Charter did that Thursday, winning at Frankford, 24-14, in the city's newest Thanksgiving rivalry.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
The live-in caregiver of an elderly East Frankford woman was being held on assault charges after the woman in her care was found starving, covered in filth, and suffering from festering, maggot-infested sores. She later died in what city prosecutors Monday called one of the most horrific cases of elder abuse their office has ever seen, and prosecutors are now weighing a murder charge. Plane Paciunas, 89, died Nov. 15, about a week after she was found "barely alive" in her living room, wrapped in a quilt on a bed covered with trash bags, prosecutors said in an interview Monday.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ONE GRAVE was up a hill in a Berks County potter's field, where Sandy Stiver was buried as a Jane Doe for decades beside her sister-in-law beneath an elm tree. The spot where Sandy was dumped in 1968, her body shot up with bullets, was about 15 miles away, by a blind curve on a country road. Sandy's sister, Hazel DeMoss, of Ohio, and her brother, Walt Sterner, of Northeast Philadelphia, visited both locations yesterday for the first time since DNA tests confirmed that Sandy, 14, and their sister-in-law, Martha Stiver, 17, were the unidentified Jane Does buried in that potter's field.
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for a man they say fired nearly a dozen shots at a car in Frankford on Sunday and instead hit a 25-year-old pregnant woman sitting outside, leading to the deaths of both mother and child. Megan Doto, 25, was eight months pregnant when a bullet struck her in the face around 10:45 a.m. on the 1500 block of Adams Avenue, police said. She was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where doctors performed an emergency cesarean section. Doto's baby, a girl, was delivered at 12:30 p.m. and immediately listed in critical condition.
NEWS
September 16, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
EXACTLY A MONTH from today, 26-year-old Megan Doto was due to give birth. A baby boy, the petite, dark-haired mother-to-be gushed to friends and her neighbors in Frankford. She'd name the baby Carmine, she wrote on Facebook, proudly posting photos of her round belly. Yesterday, as Doto sat outside on her block of Adams Avenue near Griscom Street, soaking in a late-summer day under crystal-blue skies just before noon, that dream of raising baby Carmine was violently torn from the young mother.
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