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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.
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials were investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old man by a Philadelphia police officer early Saturday in the city's Frankford section. The victim was identified as Jose Torres of the 2200 block of Cambria Street, said Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman. Evers said police arrived in the 4600 block of Worth Street to disperse a large crowd that had gathered outside Timmy's Bar. Torres bolted from the crowd, and in the process dropped a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, Evers said.
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.
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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NEWS
July 22, 2016
A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the city's Frankford section, police said. The teen was shot in the stomach shortly after 5:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of Griscom Street. He was rushed by police to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, where he was listed in critical condition. An unidentified female was in custody, police said. - Robert Moran
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
An East Frankford man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in an early-morning May 24 hit-and-run crash that killed a man waiting at a Bustleton Avenue bus shelter in the Northeast. John Cook, 35, was held on charges of homicide by motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident after a preliminary hearing before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge James M. DeLeon. According to Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb, Alejo Molina, 50, was sheltering from a downpour in the bus shelter on the southbound side of Bustleton at 12:46 a.m. on May 24, just south of Cottman Avenue, where Bustleton curves to the left, when a car plowed into the shelter.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police have identified a man who was fatally shot while walking with his girlfriend in the city's Frankford section on Tuesday morning. Police on Wednesday said 27-year-old Andre Moore and his girlfriend were walking on the 5200 block of Torresdale Avenue shortly before 11:45 a.m. when someone shot at the young man. Moore ran south on Torresdale Avenue as the gunman chased him and continued firing, police said. He ultimately ran to the 2100 block of Granite Street, where he collapsed on a porch, and the shooter fled west on Bridge Street.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A Frankford resident who asked a couple arguing near his home to leave because he had children nearby got more than he bargained for and was threatened with a gun, police said Wednesday. Police are seeking the public's help looking for the bad guys. About 3:45 p.m. June 5, the 35-year-old male resident heard the couple - who had stopped in a white Chrysler minivan in the rear alley on the 5200 block of Jackson Street - arguing, police said. Video surveillance showed a man wearing a black Levi's shirt getting out of the front-passenger seat of the minivan, and a woman getting out of the driver's seat.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police are investigating a deadly daytime shooting in the city's Frankford section. The 28-year-old man was shot once in the chest near Bridge Street and Torresdale Avenue just before 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Medics took the victim to Aria Health's Torresdale campus, where he was pronounced dead at 12:51 p.m. The man's name and further details about the slaying weren't immediately released.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Jake Blumgart
As the teeth exploded from Oberyn Martell's head, Peter Tarrant had a brainstorm. Wouldn't this sort of grisly spectacle be best enjoyed in the company of masses of strangers, perhaps with an abnormally large cold one within easy reach? More specifically, Tarrant was watching a viral YouTube video of Game of Thrones viewers at a public screening recoiling from one of the defining moments of the show's fourth season. The sleek, deadly, and charismatic Martell, a fan favorite, comes close to defeating one of the series' most hated villains before being gruesomely dispatched in one of the last-minute reversals for which the show is famous.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police are investigating what they are calling a "suspicious death" of a 50-year-old man in his Frankford apartment early Friday. At 1:54 a.m., officers went to the apartment on the 4800 block of Frankford Avenue after receiving a 911 call of a "person with a weapon," police said. When they got there, they were met by the man's 27-year-old girlfriend who said her boyfriend was trying to kill himself, police said. Officers saw the man "leaning into the kitchen sink bleeding," police said in a statement.
NEWS
June 18, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Animal-welfare agents removed 35 cats - 33 live and two dead - from two rowhouse apartments in the city's Frankford section on Thursday. Based on a tip, officers with the Pennsylvania SPCA executed a search warrant at a first-floor apartment in the 4400 block of Griscom Street, said Gillian Kocher, spokeswoman for the PSPCA. Kocher said the officers removed 17 live cats and two dead from the apartment, which was described as feces-covered and urine-soaked. The officers also found 16 live cats in the third-floor apartment in the same rowhouse.
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday after he was shot near Smedley Elementary School in Frankford, according to police. The school was placed on lockdown but no one inside was injured, said Courtney Collins-Shapiro, chief innovation officer of the Mastery Charter School network, which operates the K-6 school. Police said the man – whom they did not identify – was shot once in the back of the head and once in the stomach at 12:48 p.m. on the 5300 block of Charles Street.
NEWS
June 5, 2016
A 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting late Friday afternoon in the city's Frankford section, police said. The victim was shot twice in the torso just before 5 p.m. in the 5300 block of Charles Street. Police took him to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran  
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