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December 4, 2013
ORGANIZERS and supporters of the Overbrook Showcase Basketball Classic, touted as the first inner-city, all-girls high school hoops tournament, announced yesterday that the event will be played at Overbrook High School. The tournament, founded by Napoleon Kingcade, will be a 2-day event beginning Friday, and will feature six teams: Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Imhotep Charter, Sayre High, Audenreid Universal and Science Leadership Academy. According to a news release, the tournament will be part of the Public League schedule and will begin the 2013 season.
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March 20, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
BETTE FORD STARR, a professional astrologer whose descriptions of the planetary influences on people were heard on local radio, died March 13 after a battle with cancer. She was 71 and lived in Lafayette Hill. Bette and fellow psychic Ray Ford (no relation) had a Saturday-night show on WWDB for years, and she appeared on a weekly call-in show on WFLN with host Frank Ford (also no relation). She also contributed to, and helped edit, the astrology book Planetary Powers: The Morin Method by Patti Tobin Brittain.
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November 20, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
Ten high-school students were in police custody Monday after a fight broke out at Overbrook High School, officials said. Police said no one had yet been charged in the incident. District spokesman Fernando Gallard said the fight broke out Monday morning in a third floor hallway. Four girls started the altercation, but 10 were eventually detained by police, said Gallard. Trouble began brewing between the young women over the weekend, on social media, Gallard said. A staffer visiting Overbrook from the district's central office twisted her knee trying to break up the fight.
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April 17, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Devyn Burkett, the best friend and classmate of slain Overbrook High School student Bernard Jamal Scott, is 16 and weary. "I'm tired of this," said Burkett Tuesday as dozens of teary-eyed Overbrook students gathered around him on the front steps of the school. "All of this shooting. It's got to stop. I've already lost too many people," Burkett said. "I don't want Bernard's death to be in vain. " Burkett called for an end to gun violence, saying he's "traumatized" from the loss.
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April 29, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Donald A. Borden, a longtime Camden County schoolteacher and administrator, will inherit a campus in motion when he becomes Camden County College's president this summer. Like other community colleges, the school has resorted to layoffs and budget crunches to respond to enrollment and revenue declines. The college has about 100 fewer jobs than two years ago, including six people laid off just a few weeks ago at Borden's recommendation. "I've seen it in so many places, when you're cutting and you're cutting, and the money's going down, and your student body's going down - you just fall into this malaise," Borden said.
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April 18, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Jack Steinberg, 85, of Philadelphia, a longtime leader and official in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, died of cancer Thursday, April 14, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. He was a pillar of the union that represents public school teachers in the city, the federation said in a statement about his life. Mr. Steinberg held the position of union treasurer and chief trustee of the health and welfare fund, which he helped establish, until his death. "Jack Steinberg was a part of the rugged group that birthed and built the PFT," said president Jerry Jordan.
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April 28, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Max Reisman, 98, the former chairman and chief executive officer of a South Philadelphia-based pretzel company who is credited with creating the peanut-butter-filled pretzel nugget, died Monday, April 23 at his daughter's home in Kingston, Pa. Mr. Reisman, who lived in Highland Beach, Fla., formerly lived in Wynnewood. He was born on Sept. 18, 1913. in South Philadelphia, a son of Jacob and Eva Reisman and the youngest of five brothers and one sister. Mr. Reisman was a graduate of Overbrook High School.
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April 16, 2013
VOLUNTEERS participating in a spring cleanup in Overbrook on Saturday picked up more than trash: They may have discovered the weapon used in a shooting Thursday that killed an Overbrook High School student and injured two other people. Police confirmed that a handgun was found near the athletic field in Tustin Playground, across 59th Street from Overbrook High, and sent for ballistics testing to determine whether it matched the one used in the shooting that killed Bernard Scott. Scott, 17, was caught in the cross-fire when two men began shooting at one another, police said.
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April 14, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An annual street cleaning volunteer event Saturday turned up a gun that may have been used in the fatal shooting Thursday across from Overbrook High School that left one student dead and another injured. The weapon was found around 12:50 p.m. near North 59th Street and West Columbia Avenue, less than a block away at the other corner of the school's baseball field. Police were running ballistics tests on the weapon to see if it was involved in the shooting, police said. Test results were not expected over the weekend.
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November 14, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catherine McCollum Mattson, 71, of Glassboro, an English teacher for more than two decades at Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, died of a heart attack on Friday, Nov. 8, at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Born in Philadelphia, she lived in Camden and Pleasantville and earned a bachelor's in 1964 and later a master's, both in English, at what is now Rowan University. Mrs. Mattson taught at Washington Township High School in Sewell before beginning her Overbrook career in the early 1970s, her husband Charlie said.
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June 21, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
FAMILY MEMBERS say that had she been born in a different time there would have been no limits to what Ethel Marie Hendricks Taylor might have accomplished. Ms. Taylor, who grew up in South Philadelphia, died June 11. She was 90 years old. The retired federal worker considered the raising of her two Ivy League-educated daughters her proudest accomplishment. "If my mother met you and talked to you, within two minutes, she would let you know that she raised two doctors," said Dr. Susan C. Taylor, a noted Philadelphia dermatologist.
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April 29, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Donald A. Borden, a longtime Camden County schoolteacher and administrator, will inherit a campus in motion when he becomes Camden County College's president this summer. Like other community colleges, the school has resorted to layoffs and budget crunches to respond to enrollment and revenue declines. The college has about 100 fewer jobs than two years ago, including six people laid off just a few weeks ago at Borden's recommendation. "I've seen it in so many places, when you're cutting and you're cutting, and the money's going down, and your student body's going down - you just fall into this malaise," Borden said.
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April 18, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Jack Steinberg, 85, of Philadelphia, a longtime leader and official in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, died of cancer Thursday, April 14, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. He was a pillar of the union that represents public school teachers in the city, the federation said in a statement about his life. Mr. Steinberg held the position of union treasurer and chief trustee of the health and welfare fund, which he helped establish, until his death. "Jack Steinberg was a part of the rugged group that birthed and built the PFT," said president Jerry Jordan.
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February 14, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Marques DeShields broke more than tackles this past football season. He also shattered the perception of the Overbrook High School football program. "When I was in eighth grade, people were telling me I had to go to another school," DeShields said. "When I was a freshman, they were telling me I had to transfer. "I want to prove that a player could go to this school and play in this program and still get recruited at a high level. It feels good to prove those people wrong. " DeShields, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior running back who led South Jersey in touchdowns in 2015, picked up an offer from Temple a couple of weeks ago. The offer raised DeShields' profile and worked wonders for the Rams' program as well.
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January 21, 2016 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
A SIMPLE WORD played a big role in Christine Parker's long life: Yes. She said yes when people asked for help, yes to invitations, and yes to travel and to singing every day. "She was very much someone who did things," said Gloria Shabazz, Christine's youngest child. "She never really talked about volunteering, she just did it. She just helped people. She wasn't resumé-building or trying to get into a good school, she was just trying to do the right thing. " Christine Parker, 93, who married an Episcopal priest and served alongside him in three cities, taking on other jobs as well, died Jan. 13 at Sunrise of Lafayette Hill, the assistant-living facility where she lived.
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July 24, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU encountered George Parker on the street, you could expect a big hello - even if you didn't have the faintest idea who he was. It didn't matter. George knew no strangers. Everyone was his pal. As for the people he knew, there was nothing he wouldn't do for them. George Robert Parker, a former city employee who washed windows and did landscaping around City Hall, a singer and harmonica player who graced his church choirs with his musical talents, a driver who saw to it that senior citizens got their medicine and made their doctors' appointments, and a devoted family man, died July 15. He was 66 and lived in West Philadelphia.
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June 17, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Margery Cohen Willis, 72, of Chestnut Hill, a businesswoman and educator, died of cancer Thursday, June 11, at home. Mrs. Willis grew up in Wynnefield and attended Overbrook High School - to which she would return to almost 50 years later as an English teacher. After earning an undergraduate degree in education from Temple University, Mrs. Willis taught at Simon Gratz High School before returning to Temple to earn a master's degree in communications. She worked toward a Ph.D.
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March 21, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update : Tyfine Hamilton surrendered early Friday. In an interview with CBS3, his aunt, Takena Throes, apologized and expressed sorrow to James Stuhlman's family. She said Hamilton was "off" his medications. Earlier Story: The three Overbrook boys, armed with a gun and fresh from a game of basketball, searched for their target, police said. It was 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. The boys - ages 14, 15, and 15 - first eyed a man and his dog. Then Jim Stuhlman appeared on the 6400 block of Woodcrest Avenue with his labradoodle, Molly.
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March 20, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
Update : Tyfine Hamilton surrendered early Friday. In an interview with CBS3, his aunt, Takena Throes, apologized and expressed sorrow to James Stuhlman's family. She said Hamilton was "off" his medications. Earlier Story: BRANDON SMITH and Tyfine Hamilton aren't old enough to get their learner's permits. The 15-year-old Overbrook High School freshmen have never been to a prom or walked into a voting booth. But somehow, they got their hands on a gun, and after a game of basketball in their Overbrook neighborhood last week, they used it to take the life of James Stuhlman, 51, who was out walking his dog, according to police.
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January 8, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Constance K. Dean, 94, of Gladwyne, a journalist who later became a publicist, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, of influenza at Lankenau Hospital. An Overbrook native, Mrs. Dean graduated from Overbrook High School in 1938 and earned a bachelor of science degree in commerce from Temple University's School of Communications in 1942. Mrs. Dean began her career by working for International News Service, founded by publisher William Randolph Hearst. She was based in Philadelphia, from which her news and feature stories went out on the wire and appeared in newspapers, journals and periodicals.
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