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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    order was originally based at the Drexel family homestead in Torresdale but later relocated to the Mother House that Katharine had built in nearby Bensalem Under Katharine Drexel s guidance the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament established schools and missions throughout the United States and ministered to countless African Americans and Native Americans Mother Katharine also supported Father Augustus Tolton a former slave and the nation s first known African American Catholic priest and his ministry in Chicago The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament remain active today in both rural and urban areas and continue to fulfill their founder s vision of helping the poor and needy Katharine Drexel died in 1955 and is buried on the grounds of the Mother House in Bensalem On October 1 2000 she was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II Return to Top Tom Gola Tom Gola has had a distinguished career in sports and public life After a stellar basketball career at La Salle University where he was the first modern four time college All American and was named the 1955 College Player of the Year he went on to a ten year NBA career playing for the Philadelphia Warriors San Francisco Warriors and New York Knicks Elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1976 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 he is considered one of the greatest college players ever he is one of a select group of players to win an NIT NCAA and NBA title He returned to La Salle University as basketball coach for two successful seasons in 1968 and 1969 The University s Tom Gola Arena is named for him Following his playing career in basketball Tom Gola went into politics serving as Pennsylvania State Representative for the 170th Legislative District from 1967 to 1970 and as Philadelphia City Controller from 1970 to 1974 He also ran for Mayor of Philadelphia in 1983 He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Regional Administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development served on various boards including the original board for the Pennsylvania Convention Center and was involved in a number of business ventures Return to Top Joan Krajewski Longtime Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski has been serving the citizens of Northeast Philadelphia for many years Born in Port Richmond into a large family with supportive parents she began her career as a public servant in 1972 as an investigator for the Philadelphia Department of Revenue and later served as President of Local 1660 School Board Employees District Council 33 American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Union She was elected Ward Leader of the 65th Democratic Ward in 1978 and to Philadelphia City Council in 1979 She has represented the 6th District on City Council since 1979 Councilwoman Krajewski is chairwoman of the City Council s Appropriations Committee and sits on numerous other committees She is the first woman in council history to hold the position of Majority Leader She

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    First page Back Continue Last page Graphics Historical Homes and Sites of Frankford An Illustrated Walking Tour

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  • NE Philadelphia Hall of Fame - Suggest Candidates
    candidates for the 2014 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame The public is encouraged to suggest individuals for consideration for induction into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame There are two ways to do so Whichever method you choose please include some background information on your suggested candidate and the reason he she they should be considered for the Hall of Fame Also include your name and contact information telephone number or email address Entries without the sender s name and contact information will not be considered this information will be kept confidential and will not be used in any way but is necessary to ensure that all entries are legitimate 1 Send an email to halloffame frankfordhistory org 2 Print fill out and mail the attached ballot A Hall of Fame Selection Committee composed of Northeast Philadelphia historians and community and educational leaders will consider all suggestions and make the final determinations on inductees Submissions for the 2014 Hall of Fame are closed PAST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2012 Frank Shuman Rev Leon Sullivan Ed Kelly Chris Ferguson Houses of Worship 2010 Benjamin Rush Robert Purvis Butch Ballard Sister Mary Scullion SPIN Inc 2009 Thomas Holme Henry and Mary Disston

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