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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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NEWS
February 5, 2016
A 30-year-old man was shot to death inside a crowded house Wednesday night in the city's East Frankford section, police said. About 10:25 p.m., police were called to the 1800 block of Fillmore Street, where they found the man shot in the head on the living room floor, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Medics pronounced the victim, who lived elsewhere in the city, dead at the scene. Eight adults and four children were in the house at the time of the shooting, Small said. The assailant opened the front door and opened fire, then ran away.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Mark Macyk, Staff Writer
There was a simple explanation for Jewel Allen-Washington's success on Wednesday night. "She just didn't miss," Ben Franklin coach Lou Biester said. Allen-Washington scored a career-high 46 points and drained eight three-pointers to spark the Electrons to a 65-52 Public League victory at Franklin Learning Center. Deja Rollins scored 27 points for Franklin Learning Center. In other Public League basketball action: Bionca Dunham had 31 points to lead host Imhotep to a 64-50 win over Bodine.
NEWS
January 7, 2016
A man and woman were wounded in a double shooting Tuesday night in the city's Frankford section, police said. Shortly before 6:50 p.m. in the 1700 block of Bridge Street, a 27-year-old woman was shot once in the left thigh. Police took her to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, where she was listed in stable condition. Soon afterward, a 23-year-old man arrived at the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Police said he was wounded in the same incident. No arrests were reported.
NEWS
December 4, 2015
"ON MY tombstone it will say 'Nothing is simple,' " says Linda Lukiewski, an indefatigable nun on a mission from God. Yesterday was not a simple day. A member of the order of Sisters of St. Joseph, Sister Linda, 64, has been the mainspring at St. Joan of Arc in Harrowgate, downgraded in 2013 by the Archdiocese from a parish to what's called a "worship site. " The "worship site" - a rectory, convent and picturesque chapel - was marred by a century-old, no-longer-working cast iron incinerator that gave Sister Linda the chills.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A FRANKFORD High School staffer is under investigation by the Philadelphia police and the school district for allegedly having a threesome with an underage student and another female, the Daily News has confirmed. School officials stress the allegations against Howard Griffith are unfounded so far, but he's no longer allowed at the school, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. Frankford Principal Michael Calderone removed the conflict resolution specialist on Oct. 23, one day after the student gave a written statement to school police, he said.
NEWS
December 3, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The buyer of the Frankford Chocolate Factory site at 2101 Washington Ave. paid $7.8 million for the 100,000-square-foot property, according to records filed with the city. Kennett Square-based 2101 Washington Real Estate L.P. closed on the 126-year-old industrial building and surrounding land on Nov. 6, according to the filings. The group is exploring its options for developing the site, vice president Jacob Ketcham said Tuesday. The property had been purchased in 2007 by the late New York property mogul Truong Dinh Tran's Alphonse Hotel Corp.
SPORTS
November 15, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Keith Moore scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner from 3 yards out in overtime, to lead Northeast past visiting Frankford, 18-12, in a Public League semifinal Friday. Frankford got the ball first in overtime but turned it over on downs. Amir Paulk gained 7 yards on the first two overtime plays for the Vikings before Moore scored for the win. DISTRICT 1 AAAA FIRST ROUND No. 1 Downingtown East 35, No. 16 Plymouth Whitemarsh 28: Cary Angeline scored three touchdowns to lead the host Cougars.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Frankford Chocolate Factory site on Washington Avenue has been sold to developers who are said to be planning a mixed-use project, the latest move to bring homes, shops, and offices to the industrial strip. On Monday, the 100,000-square-foot property at 21st Street was sold to a consortium of buyers that plans to develop the site, said Robert Fahey, an executive vice president at commercial real estate services firm CBRE in Philadelphia. One of the buyers, Anthony Nguyen, confirmed the acquisition but declined to provide other details.
SPORTS
November 8, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph Hyland rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead host Frankford to a 52-27 win over Martin Luther King in a Public League Class AAAA quarterfinal game. Mikey Morell threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another. PUBLIC AA SEMIFINALS Del-Val Charter 48, Palumbo 6: Shayne Smith threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a win at Northwest Super Site. Prep Charter 53, Strawberry Mansion 8: Quadir Strothers rushed 12 times for 162 yards and four touchdowns to lead Prep Charter at the South Philly Super Site.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IT TAKES about an hour to walk the 2 1/2 miles from the Monegro family's house in Frankford to the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. It's out of the way, a trip few would make on foot. So when Daniel Monegro saw his second-oldest daughter, Pamela Flores, trekking up Oakland Street early on Oct. 27, he thought she was about to walk the five blocks separating their home from Frankford High School, where Pamela started her freshman year in September. "Hurry up, you'll be late," Monegro told his daughter.
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