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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.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
"People ask me, why did we go back?" says Scott Rosen, boss at family-owned National Wholesale Liquidators, which has returned from its own 2009 bankruptcy liquidation, and is opening the first of six planned Philadelphia stores in Frankford next week. "I'll tell you," Rosen said: "We had more than 4,000 employees. The average employee worked 16, 17 years for the company. The family had a responsibility. The story couldn't end where it ended just because the banking world collapsed. " So National Wholesale Liquidators, based in West Hempstead, Long Island, is opening a store in a former Kmart at 900 Orthodox St., in Philadelphia's Frankford section, May 17. As a gesture to the city, the chain is donating sports equipment to students at St. Martin de Porres School, which won the Pennsylvania eighth-grade boys' parochial school basketball title this year, though it doesn't have a gym. So how can Rosen open stores as chains from Aeropostale to Sports Authority are going out, under attack from internet retailers?
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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BUSINESS
May 14, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
"People ask me, why did we go back?" says Scott Rosen, boss at family-owned National Wholesale Liquidators, which has returned from its own 2009 bankruptcy liquidation, and is opening the first of six planned Philadelphia stores in Frankford next week. "I'll tell you," Rosen said: "We had more than 4,000 employees. The average employee worked 16, 17 years for the company. The family had a responsibility. The story couldn't end where it ended just because the banking world collapsed. " So National Wholesale Liquidators, based in West Hempstead, Long Island, is opening a store in a former Kmart at 900 Orthodox St., in Philadelphia's Frankford section, May 17. As a gesture to the city, the chain is donating sports equipment to students at St. Martin de Porres School, which won the Pennsylvania eighth-grade boys' parochial school basketball title this year, though it doesn't have a gym. So how can Rosen open stores as chains from Aeropostale to Sports Authority are going out, under attack from internet retailers?
NEWS
May 12, 2016
A bicyclist died Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a SEPTA bus in Frankford, police said. About noon, the male cyclist cut in front of a Route J bus traveling on Orthodox Street near Aramingo Avenue, police said. The bus struck the cyclist, who was taken to Aria Health's Frankford hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., police said. The bus driver stopped at the scene. The bus had no passengers at the time, but was in service, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said.
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Tia Yang and Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITERS
A University of Pennsylvania junior was struck and killed by a Market-Frankford Line train at the 40th Street station in West Philadelphia at the start of Monday's morning rush hour. Penn officials identified the woman as Ao "Olivia" Kong, 21, a finance major in the Wharton School. She was a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Central High School. The death was an apparent suicide, authorities said. In the last three years, 10 other Penn students have committed suicide. Kong was a member of Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega coed service fraternity.
SPORTS
April 7, 2016
Baseball CATHOLIC LEAGUE Archbishop Wood 7, Archbishop Carroll 2 Bonner-Prendergast 7, Father Judge 6 Roman Catholic 8, Lansdale Catholic 1 La Salle 12, Conwell-Egan 1 Neumann-Goretti 3, Archbishop Ryan 0 CENTRAL LEAGUE Conestoga 7, Garnet Valley 3 Harriton 16, Radnor 13 CHES-MONT LEAGUE Kennett 6, Avon Grove 5 Bishop Shanahan 2, Unionville 1 Downingtown East 9, Sun Valley 2 West Chester East 1,...
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
It was two hours before first pitch and Jane Sorendino, 90, was busy in her Frankford kitchen getting set for the ball game - getting set for her 40th season at the ballpark. "I'm awfully excited," she said, her Phillies backpack stocked with grapes and crackers, her season ticket tucked inside her Phillies hand purse, her Phillies jacket draped across her wheelchair, which she needs sometimes now to get around, and, which, of course, is Phillies maroon. "Let's go," she said. "I'm looking forward to my first hot dog. " Growing up, the 11th of 13 Sorendino children, Jane had no use for baseball.
NEWS
March 25, 2016
Two men died Wednesday afternoon after a shooting in East Frankford, police said. The victims were shot about 2:15 p.m. in a home on the 1600 block of Pratt Street, police said. The men, both 30, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and were taken to Temple University Hospital. One was pronounced dead at 2:42 p.m. and the other at 3:02 p.m. Police said no arrests have been made, but numerous weapons were recovered. The victims' names were not released. – Julie Shaw
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
Police are looking for an SUV that possibly struck a man after he had been stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia. The man, in his 20s, died at Temple University Hospital a short time after the incident Thursday night in the Frankford section, police said. Police said the man was stabbed several times in the chest around 8:30 p.m. on the 4700 block of Oxford Avenue and ran away. About a block away, on the 1500 block of Foulkrod Street, the wounded man either ran into, or was his hit by, a white SUV that drove off, police said.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
An unidentified man was stabbed to death Thursday night in the Frankford section of the city, Philadelphia police said. The man was attacked on the 1500 block of Foulkrod Street shortly before 8:30 p.m., according to preliminary police information. He was stabbed several times in the chest and taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. Police described him as a black man in his early- to mid-20s, but they had not yet been able to identify him. No weapon was immediately recovered at the scene, nor any arrest immediately made.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
The Frankford building through which a six-alarm fire roared Saturday had been cited for numerous violations through the years, including fire-code issues and one citation for accumulated combustible waste, city records show. No cause has been determined for the fire, which displaced 21 people who live near the one- and two-story brick building, an L-shaped structure that fronts on both 4619 Griscom St. and 1535 Orthodox St. Executive Fire Chief Clifford Gilliam said Wednesday that officials were still investigating.
NEWS
February 15, 2016 | By Patricia Madej and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
The 4600 block of Griscom Street in Frankford looked more like a skating rink than its normal mix of businesses and homes after 150 Philadelphia firefighters spent much of Saturday fighting a six-alarm fire. A firefighter at the scene called the site a "collapse zone. " Crews arrived at the scene of the fire, which started at Joe's Auto Body repair shop, at about 9:35 a.m. It was brought under control at 2:03 p.m. The fire spread back through the block to Frankford Avenue, damaging seven to eight buildings, most of them commercial, officials at the scene said.
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