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and friends of "SPARC," as the program is known, have funded it for the rest of the school year with plans to update outdated technology, find industry partnerships, and ensure its long-term survival.
October 21, 2015 |
Seven weeks into the school year, thousands of Philadelphia schoolchildren have yet to be assigned permanent teachers. On top of a substitute-teaching predicament that leaves hundreds of jobs unfilled every day, the Philadelphia School District - with 190 vacancies - has created a crisis, "either through neglect or incompetence," union president Jerry Jordan said Monday. At Northeast High School alone, 1,815 students are affected by 11 unfilled teaching jobs and three vacancies created by long-term medical leaves, most of which were known about months ago, officials said.
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.
August 11, 2011
By James Smart Reporters and firefighters may have seen only an abandoned fire hazard burning at Eighth and Lehigh last week. But to thousands of older Philadelphia men, it was their alma mater. From 1905 until 1957, the dignified stone building housed Northeast High School, second only to Central High in age and reputation. The school began as Northeast Manual Training School in 1890, in an old schoolhouse on Howard Street, near Front and Girard, in what was then considered the Northeast section of the city.
June 18, 2014 |
Drexel University president John Fry's ambitious plan to create a high-rise, work-study-shop-and-hang-out district around his expanding West Philly campus advanced Monday: Drexel and Baltimore developer James R. Berens ' Wexford Science & Technology L.L.C. said they had completed their $25.15 million purchase of the former University City High School campus from Philadelphia's cash-poor school district. The partners plan to replace the school buildings with a billion dollars' worth of "residential, retail and recreational space, as well as laboratory and research office space and parking," and maybe a K-8 school, the university said in a statement.
October 1, 2013 |
"THE CASTLE" that stood for 110 years in the city's Fairhill neighborhood is now gone. Most of what used to be Thomas Edison High School was reduced to rubble during the building's recent demolition. Out of the rubble of the vacant school, on Lehigh Avenue at 7th Street, a new shopping center called Edison Square is scheduled to rise on the site next May. It's one path among many possibilities for the school district, which has dozens of empty buildings in its portfolio. Developers said construction on the Edison development is to begin within "the next few weeks" for the first $13 million phase of the shopping center, which will include a Save-A-Lot grocery store, a Family Dollar, a Burger King, a Subway sandwich shop and a Kicks sneaker store.
December 3, 2002 |
They are old men now, but they tease each other like schoolboys, poking fun at growing bellies and graying hair. Occasionally, one will whip out a black-and-white photo, and they will all move tighter to marvel at their younger selves. A lot has happened since they graduated from Northeast High School in 1950. Hunched over omelettes and coffee at the Country Club Restaurant on Cottman Avenue, the 20 men sometimes talk about glory days past, but more often the talk is of the future.
November 17, 2004 |
Its easy to tell where Northeast Philadelphia ends. That would be when you cross the county lines to the north and west, or, if you're heading east, when your feet get wet at the Delaware River. But where does Northeast Philadelphia begin? That depends on whom you are asking, and what era you are asking about. When Philadelphia was a colonial town, the southern boundary of Northeast Philadelphia was roughly where Shackamaxon Street is now, or just south of Penn Treaty Park.
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.
November 26, 1999 |
When Northeast's Brent Grimes heard raindrops on his roof yesterday, the first two words that came to his mind were, "Oh no. " After two hours of trying to catch Grimes in Northeast's 28-6 Thanksgiving Day football win, that might have been what the Central defenders were thinking. Grimes rushed for 146 yards on 23 carries, including a 24-yard touchdown run, in front of 6,000 fans and on a field that resembled a swamp. Northeast leads the series with 49 wins, 44 losses and 10 ties.