• A gentleman and the scholars

    The MLK Day of Service united a young Phillies’ outfielder with area children at a South-of-South recreation site. 

  • Rolling with the hunches

    A former Bella Vista and Queen Village resident is proving quite the prognosticator by handling three roles in a Neil Simon-penned play.

  • Gunpoint getaway

    Police are after two people for committing a robbery inside a residential space’s parking garage. 

  • Conducting a winning beat

    An East Passyunk Crossing basketball star is helping String Theory Charter School make noise atop its division.

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Word on the Street 01-19

What are your expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency?   


Two thousand points of light

On Tuesday afternoon, Universal Audenried Charter High School senior Nisheem McNeal-Wright became the third player in program history to score over 1,000 points. The guard reached the plateau in an 84-66 home win over Sankofa Freedom Charter School. That night, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School senior center Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree also hit the milestone number in a 70-42 victory over Father Judge High School, becoming the 19th player in school history to do so. SPR


Scarfo dies

Former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo, who had been serving a 55-year sentence, died over the weekend at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. Published reports have not listed the exact time or day but include a note from Scarfo’s lawyer, Norris E. Gelman, that said cancer was likely the cause.  Dubbed “Little Nicky” because of his 5-foot-5 frame, the New York-born Scarfo oversaw a violent organized crime reign during the early 1980s, with more than two dozen South Philly and South Jersey-based associates murdered. At the time of his passing, Scarfo, who had initially been stationed at a federal prison in Marion, Ill., was serving the aforementioned sentence following conviction on conspiracy, racketeering, and first-degree murder stemming from his 1980s antics. SPR 


Lisa’s Sausage with Broccoli Rabe and Beans

Oh, to be an at-home chef in winter! The possibilities to be a warm presence in someone’s life certainly increase during the more frigid months, so always consider yourself fortunate if you know or are someone who counts the kitchen as a favorite place this time of year. Lisa Fitzsimmons enjoys being one such gifted creator and elected to share her Sausage with Broccoli Rabe and Beans recipe.  The primary protein component of this offering from the Packer Park resident will surely prove to be motivation for you to pig out and have the strength to brave the elements. The result promises to be so good that you might even hope that the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow two weeks from today, meaning six more weeks of winter.   Ingredients: 1 pound of mild sausage 1/4 cup of oil to sauté the broccoli rabe 1 bunch of broccoli rabe 3 cloves of garlic Salt and pepper and hot pepper flakes, to taste 1 can of drained cannellini beans Pecorino cheese, for topping


Gunpoint getaway

Police are after two people for committing a robbery inside a residential space’s parking garage. 


The Wild Burrito’s Avocado Fries

The Wild Burrito’s Avocado Fries


Neighborhood Gatherings 01-19-2017

East Passyunk Crossing Community Center, 1025 Mifflin St., encourages participation in the Winter Clothing Drive through Jan. 31; and hosts the Tracks in the Snow Wildlife discussion for children ages 2 to 5 10-10:45 a.m. Jan. 19 and coed Pee Wee Soccer 5-6 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 24. 215-685-0008. eastpassyunkcommunitycenter.org.


Constructive idea

The development of Lincoln Square, a multi-use complex on the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue, is enjoying preliminary progress. Reports have the space including apartments, a three-story parking garage, a supermarket, and retail options, with Target Corp. having stated its desire to open a condensed version of its customary establishments. SPR


Rolling with the hunches

A former Bella Vista and Queen Village resident is proving quite the prognosticator by handling three roles in a Neil Simon-penned play.


Welcoming the change

To the Editor: Here we go! If these words make it into print, by the time many of you read them, we will be only hours away from the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Finally, after all the crooked dealings by the left, pre- and post-election, he will represent more than 300 million Americans at home and abroad. I find the possibilities fascinating!  I’ve lived through some horrible presidencies, being almost 86 years old, and I want the doomsday crowd to calm down. Donald Trump is going to do just fine. If we survived eight years of [President Barack] Obama, adjusting to at least four under Trump should be a breeze. Hail to the chief!  Annette Deladiarte South Philadelphia  

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Two thousand points of light

On Tuesday afternoon, Universal Audenried Charter High School senior Nisheem McNeal-Wright became the third player in program history to score over 1,000 points. The guard reached the plateau in an 84-66 home win over Sankofa Freedom Charter School. That night, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School senior center Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree also hit the milestone number in a 70-42 victory over Father Judge High School, becoming the 19th player in school history to do so. SPR

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Word on the Street 01-19

What are your expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency?