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OPINION > WORD ON THE STREET

By Interviews by Joe Tressa/Photos by Corey Carter

What are your reactions to the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams?

“It was a terrible loss. You never know how someone’s personal life is when they’re not behind the camera.”

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014 | Comments: 2

OPINION > CARDELLA

By Tom Cardella

Why

When something puzzles me, I always try to find out why it is so. For example, I could understand if legislators from the western part of Pennsylvania were indifferent to Philadelphia, but why outright hostility?

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014 | Comments: 4

Mamou

I am not sure why chef Paul Martin came to Philadelphia, but I am sure glad he did. He brought tasty authentic Louisiana cooking to Queen Village-based Catahoula, Strangelove’s and now Mamou.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014 | Comments: 0

Sam’s Morning Glory Diner’s Monkey French Toast

Texas native Jack Cooper has spent 16 years in Philadelphia, 12 of them in South Philly, and has developed many pastimes during the period, including observing the city’s frequently gray skies. Fortunately for local lovers of comfort food, the 43-year-old revels in being a hunger halter, too, a role that he perfects at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner, 735 S. 10th St.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014 | Comments: 0

NEWS > NEWS BRIEFS

By Bill Gelman

Difference Maker nominations 2014

The fifth annual Difference Makers issue will be hitting doorsteps this fall. Just like the last four years, the South Philly Review is seeking nominations from its loyal readers.

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Posted Jul. 10, 2014 | Comments: 5

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  • Sister acts...

    From a young age, Kylie Gibson has taken personal afflictions and turned them into aspirations....

  • Model student...

    Danika Elican excels academically as an honor roll student at Calvary Temple Christian Academy, but this is only a small snippet of the incoming fifth grader’s story....

  • Well advertised...

    When promoting Ashley Fratantoni on his nomination form, The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catherine St., teacher Christopher Alvarez described the 17-year-old “as one of his...

  • Full Ride Provided...

    Academy Park High graduate and resident of the 1400 block of South Taylor Street Nahkera Ffrench embarks on her collegiate journey to East Stroudsurg University with a...

  • More about Moore...

    Universal Vare Charter School, 2100 S. 24th St., first grader Akeelah Moore is making strides at a young age....

  • Newsworthy...

    Jessica Pasquarello hasn’t graduated high school, but the to-be Neumann-Gorretti senior is making freelance contributions for Philadelphia RowHome Magazine and the Philadelphia...

  • Social butterfly...

    Sadie Sprague-Lott is known by peers and teachers as a widely developed talent, with the resident of the 700 block of South Ninth Street boasting a tremendous grade-point-average...

  • Nimble with numbers...

    While the slight on most American-born students stems from ineptitude in mathematics, Dominique Pearsall casts aside the stereotype....

  • A is for Alexander...

    Outstanding may not begin with the first letter of the alphabet, but in the eyes of nominator Deanna Rey, the word is very fitting when describing her former Philadelphia...

  • Presidential appeal...

    Holding the duals positions of senior class president and National Honor Society president of Neumann-Goretti, Mackenzie Otto demonstrates extraordinary leadership characteristics...

  • Mr. Ambassador...

    Lester Brown is the type of student every school could use — the one who is always smiling and saying “hello” to each person he passes....

  • Tireless multi-tasker...

    Many students either test well or earn good grades, but Cheryl Zhang, a recent graduate of F. Amedee Bregy School, 1700 Bigler St., shows both attributes....

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