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From teammates, to rivals. Philly friends will meet again tomorrow on the field.

Dec 12, 2014 • Eye On Annapolis
Four years ago, Jake Zuzek and Raymond Maples, of Philadelphia were playing football together at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. Both were all PA-state selections, Catholic League and Philadelphia City Champions. And then they ... More

Sister Mary Juliana, 94, longtime educator

Nov 19, 2014 • Philly.com
Sister Mary Juliana, 94, a longtime member of the Sisters of Mercy, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at McAuley Convent in Merion. Sister Mary Juliana, whose birth name was Florence Bieker, was born and reared in Philadelphia, and graduated from West Catholic ... More

GFS hires new basketball coach

Nov 25, 2014 • Chestnut Hill Local
Germantown Friends School has hired Tiffany J. Davis of Center City as the new Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach. Davis comes to GFS from a storied career of coaching and mentoring that includes University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Abington ... More

Patricia A. Hosgood, 71, loving family matriarch

Nov 26, 2014 • Philly.com
"A big thing in the family was always getting together at that old Torresdale Avenue house and celebrating Christmas Eve, which included an excellent dinner home- cooked by Mom-Mom, and Mass at St. Bart's, her parish when she lived in Philadelphia ... More

West Catholic High's Comeback Plan

Jul 3, 2013 • NBC 10 Philadelphia
The school is also working with local universities, including Drexel, University of the Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania, on tutoring and career-exploration programs. David Smith, who graduated from West Catholic in 2009, said that when he ... More

West Catholic High School Gets $1-Million Gift

Jul 1, 2013 • KYW Newsradio
Kestler says the school is resilient: students from 90 schools have chosen to attend West this September. West Catholic was earmarked for closure early last year by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, but escaped that fate when the archdiocese turned over ... More

Rodman A. Boston, 89, construction supervisor

Nov 8, 2014 • Philly.com
He was taken out of West Catholic High School at age 16 to work in the family's butcher shop. Later, he ... His wartime experiences were videotaped for the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media, and also for the Library of Congress. He had been ... More

Joseph P. Lamb, 94, proud Irishman

Oct 2, 2014 • Philly.com
Mr. Lamb also was employed for 10 years at the Naval Aviation Supply Office in Northeast Philadelphia, retiring as an aircraft equipment specialist. On the side, he ran a tax accounting business. An honors graduate of the Wharton School of the ... More

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