February 3, 2014 |
Budget cuts scrubbed Northeast High School's acclaimed space research program. Supporters saved it. On Monday - just a few weeks after The Inquirer reported that the Philadelphia School District's budget crunch had killed the trailblazing, NASA-recognized program - it will resume operation. Alumni and friends of "SPARC," as the program is known, have funded it for the rest of the school year with plans to update outdated technology, find industry partnerships, and ensure its long-term survival.
July 8, 2016 |
Joel Legatt, 33, loves his job teaching math at Northeast High School. But he says the day-to-day life of a classroom instructor is like being an emergency-room doctor performing triage - minus the life-and-death situations: So much to do, and no time to sit back and think. That's one of the reasons Legatt and three Northeast colleagues are excited to have been selected for a coveted fellowship program at Stanford University designed to keep talented young high school educators from leaving the field.
May 5, 2016 |
A school police officer's jaw was broken and a colleague also was injured Monday when they tried to stop a group of adult men from fighting with students near Northeast High School in Rhawnhurst, Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard said. "The police officers were there to protect these students and did a fantastic job," Gallard said. "They were very brave to take this on, and it resulted in them getting injured. " According to Gallard, Northeast High students were waiting for a SEPTA bus at Cottman Avenue near Castor Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when they were approached by a group of men who wanted to fight them.
April 9, 2015 |
A Northeast Philadelphia man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in last year's execution-style slayings of three men in Lawncrest during a drug robbery. Cori Thompson, 22, announced his decision during a brief appearance before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter. The charges against Thompson - three counts of murder, conspiracy, robbery and burglary and multiple gun counts - now proceed to trial in Common Pleas Court. Thompson, of the Castor section of the Northeast, was charged in November in the Feb. 13, 2014, slayings of Keurlin Charles, 25; Vander Freemont, 34, and Brian Williams, 25. Charles and Freemont, who lived in the house in the 6300 block of Martins Mill Road where the bodies were found, were each bound hands and feet with duct tape and shot once in the back of the head.
May 8, 2016 |
Authorities have apprehended two suspects and are seeking a third in an attack outside Northeast High School this week that left a school police officer with a broken jaw. Philadelphia police said Friday that Roger Millington, 19, and a juvenile had been taken into custody in the Monday incident. Millington, who police said is homeless, and the juvenile, whose name was not released, were both charged with aggravated assault and other offenses. Police also are asking for the public's help in finding the third suspect in the attack, Edwin Burgos, 23, whose last known address was the 600 block of West Huntingdon Street.
April 14, 2016 |
CAPA's annual musical is in financial trouble. Again. The Music Man opens Wednesday night at CAPA - Philadelphia's High School for Creative and Performing Arts - on South Broad Street, but the home and school association is scrambling to cover the $60,000 production costs. "It's a dilemma we face every year," principal Joanne Beaver said Tuesday as students were preparing for a full dress rehearsal in the school's 350-seat auditorium. "It's not the typical high school musical," said Beaver, who is in her second year at the helm of the performing-arts magnet.
April 1, 2000 |
A ninth grader at Northeast High School told school officials and city police that she was raped while in school yesterday. Police said the student told them that she was attacked by an unknown male in a restroom around 9 a.m. Police said they recovered evidence but would not elaborate. The girl was not otherwise injured and did not require hospitalization, police said. Paul Hanson, a spokesman for the school district, said that the incident reportedly occurred in a second-floor restroom.
May 11, 2016 |
At the first citywide roundtable on schools, students outlined a litany of problems: a lack of resources, cuts to art and music programs, violence inside and outside some schools, and a systemwide lack of access to clean, safe drinking water. "We come from different schools, but we share the same issues," Morgan Bacon, a student at Masterman High School, told city officials and School Reform Commission Chair Marjorie Neff during the session in City Hall. The event, which was organized by several City Council members and Mayor Kenney's Office of Education, drew dozens of students from individual schools, as well as those involved with activist organizations such as the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change.
November 14, 2012 |
PHILLY OLD-TIMERS will remember when high school football was big. Huge crowds packed stadiums to watch games, especially playoff games. The city championship game between Northeast High School and St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1942 was an example. More than 20,000 fans packed Temple Stadium, where, when they arrived, workers were still pushing off snow from a storm. Northeast's star was Joseph "Bud" Sutton, a tough kid destined for the NFL, who repeatedly slammed into the St. Joe's line in one of the hardest-fought high school contests ever.
July 2, 2013 |
Editor's Note: This column is sponsored by TD Bank. The opinions and analysis expressed here reflect the views of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TD Bank, N.A. or its affiliates. Talk about mother-in-law problems. Joe Maiellano, proud graduate of Northeast High School and the University of Pennsylvania, is finding himself on an entrepreneurial high. The kit to make homemade gin that he and wife Sarah (Kapenstein when she was at Northeast High)