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By Christopher Isaac

Dr. Tabas' big reason to smile

The residents of Philadelphia can likely tell you themselves what Dr. Norman Tabas, a dentist in the city since 1980, has done to help them. However, it was Oct. 3, in Tokyo, Japan, that he received recognition from his peers for his work.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

NEWS > FEATURES

By Jim Julia

A Mummer constant

If you live in South Philly or have a relative or friend who is a Mummer, someone has probably asked for you to take a ticket to a raffle or a fund-raising event at a clubhouse. Yes, since City and State entities have cut or eliminated funding, the Mummers are on their own, and self-funding is crucial to survival.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

OPINION > CARDELLA

By Tom Cardella

You get the government you pay for

Uncle Nunzi likes to say, “You get what you pay for.” I have a hunch that most of you agree, except when it comes to your government. Too many of you believe when it comes to good government, you can get it on the cheap.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

FOOD & DRINK > RESTAURANT REVIEWS

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Moonshine Philly

I clearly recall the lone time I tasted moonshine. Chef Jack McDavid, a good old Southern boy to the core, had just opened Jack’s Firehouse. He lovingly brought out his homemade hooch from his still after pouring it into a large jug.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014 | Comments: 1

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    By R. Kurt Osenlund

    Director Adam Wingard’s home-invasion slasher “You’re Next” was one of last year’s most underrated movies — a pristinely-made skewering of the new generation of irony....

  • Halloween hops...
    By SPR Staff

    Tap Room on 19th, 2400 S. 19th St., will make Halloween an even happier occasion for children and adults with tomorrow’s 5-7 p.m. Pumpkin Fest and Tap Takeover....

  • What is your favorite...
    By SPR Staff

    “When my daughter was born, the theme in her bedroom was clown dolls. After I saw Chucky, [“Child’s Play”] I took them all away.”...

  • Trickster treats herself...
    By Joseph Myers

    Police are hoping to hook a woman who stole Halloween decorations in Lower Moyamensing last week....

  • Boarding Pass...
    By Corey Carter

    With the natural world’s beauty as a backdrop, this man recently took to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Skate Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, to test his aerial...

  • The wheel deal...
    By Rose DiLiberto

    In response to the recent comments from Kenneth Veith (“Motioning for ground rules,” Oct. 16), I cannot agree more. I live and drive in South Philadelphia....

  • Going back in time...
    By SPR Staff

    Kevin Sbraga will be the second winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” to set up shop in South Philly come the opening of Juniper Commons later this fall at the intersection of Broad...

  • Thankful thinking...
    By Taggart School

    We are writing to give a large “Thank you” to Pathmark and all the members of the community who donated school supplies to John H. Taggart School. We received several large...

  • Brigantessa’s Black Chick...
    By SPR Staff

    Those strolling along East Passyunk Avenue may encounter Joe Cicala running back and forth during the course of the evening. The chef is not lost, but simply juggling his...

  • Contractual conundrum...
    By Gloria Endres

    Amidst the potpourri of comments in Tom Cardella’s sardonic ode to autumn (“October” Oct. 23), he includes the unilateral cancellation by the School Reform Commission of...

  • Eileen’s RumChata Pina...

    Giddy children will line local streets tomorrow evening for Halloween, but aside from sampling their spoils, what can the more mature residents of South Philly call on...

  • Bloody ordeal...
    By Joseph Myers

    A man lost blood and a chain in a Lower Moyamensing-situated assault Sunday....

  • The shipping news...
    By Vincent DiPietro

    Mr. Cardella claims that Leif Erikson found this land before Christopher Columbus (“In October, Oct. 23). Who cares? It’s the accomplishment that counts....

  • Cash assistance...
    By Joseph Myers

    A commercial robber remains at large after ridding a West Passyunk site of a cash register’s contents two weeks ago....

  • Branching out 10-30-2014...
    By SPR Staff

    Charles Santore Branch: One-hour one-on-one Computer Tutoring for Seniors by appointment; Costume Storytime and Parade 10:30 a.m. and Beginner English as a Second Language...

  • Neighborhood gatherings...
    By SPR Staff

    3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton streets, holds a Police Service Area 2 Meeting with Lt. Wong 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Mummers Museum, 1100 S. Second St; and a Police...

  • Registering the scene...
    By Joseph Myers

    Police are seeking a fearless female who robbed a Point Breeze eatery last week....

  • Around South Philly 10-30-2014...

    Photo 1: Area youngsters played explorers Oct. 21, as the American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., presented a Treasure Collecting event as part of its monthly...

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