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Teen Boy Shot, Killed on North Philly Basketball Court
Aug 26, 2014 • NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA teenage boy was shot and killed on a basketball court during a neighborhood cookout in North Philadelphia Tuesday night. Investigators say the victim, identified by loved ones as 17-year-old Robert Reid, was playing basketball at the Hartranft Rec ... More
Live in AC: Day 1 Notebook
Jul 24, 2014 • City of Basketball LoveDuring his sophomore year at since closed Roberts Vaux High School, St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan did most of the ballhandling, while Foreman was able to play off the ball and score off of spot-up jumpers and cuts to the rim. However, standing at ... More
Photo exhibit opening this week chronicles the 'decline and destruction' of ...
Oct 14, 2013 • Newsworks.orgTieshka Smith shot photos at Roberts Vaux High School in North Philadelphia during an annual block party organized each year to celebrate the end of the school year. She said it was a "weird" and "sad" experience. "It's not like, 'Yeah, block party ... More
Nov 24, 2010 • Philadelphia Public School NotebookBut when the first-year principal at Roberts Vaux High School opened up an out-of-the-way room in the stately building at 24th and Master Streets, he was shocked at what he uncovered. “I've been in urban schools forever,” laughs Wade. “But one thing I ... More
RedStormSports.com Q&A: Rysheed Jordan
Oct 10, 2013 • RedStormSports.comNicknamed "The Prince of North Philly" by national and local media outlets, Jordan built a substantial following in the City of Brotherly Love while leading Roberts Vaux High School to a 24-8 record and its first PIAA Class A State championship. Named ... More
Temple target Jordan wins Phoenix Award
Apr 3, 2013 • Philly.com (blog)The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia was created in 2008 by Michael Horsey, a local certified public accountant, to recognize the most outstanding senior basketball player in the Public League. Jordan, a 6-foot-4 point guard at Roberts Vaux High School, ... More
Footsteps to Follow: Ten Examples of Effective Adaptive Reuse
Jul 29, 2013 • Curbed NationalTake a drive through North Philly and you will be greeted by countless factories that once boomed with industrial promise, churches that once bellowed with harmonious melodies, and theaters that roared with frenzied howls of the world's most enigmatic ... More
St. John's lands top recruit Rysheed Jordan as Philly star tweets 'IM A JOHNNIE'
Apr 11, 2013 • New York Daily News"Rysheed practically grew up on the Temple campus, that's how close he lives to it," said Kamal Yard, director of Jordan's travelling team The Philly Pride. "He felt that if he were to choose Temple it would be like he never got the chance to go away ... More
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