Story Archive May 19 2016

Around South Philly 5-19-2016

Photo 1: As part of his push for expanded pre-K services, Mayor Jim Kenney visited Dixon Learning Academy, 2201 Moore St., which recently expanded due to an investment by the Fund for Quality, May 9.


Branching out 5-19-2016

Fumo Branch: The Challenge Club: Structured Activities for Kids with Social Challenges 6 p.m. May 23; Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. May 24; Wooden Block Party 7 p.m. May 25. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758.


Climbing suspicion

Police arrested two men for supposedly trying to burglarize a Passyunk Square residence.

Heading to a home on the 1200 block of Federal Street at 10:30 p.m. Monday, officers looking to tend to a burglary-in-progress call reportedly observed males loading ladders into the back of a Ford pickup truck, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.


Crown princes of baseball

An East Passyunk Crossing squad prepped for the postseason by notching its fourth-straight Catholic League victory.

After a somewhat frustrating handling of the first two-thirds of their Catholic League slate, the Saints, 1736 S. 10th St., registered four consecutive wins, the last coming Monday with a 3-1 triumph over Archbishop Carroll.


The Dutch

People often inquire about what my favorite restaurant is. I really do not have one, but if I have enjoyed fine meals at several places, I will follow a specific chef if he or she opens a new restaurant.


Electing to debate

Carol Pasquarello does not understand recent history or why the United States has been in such a quagmire for the last 7 years (“Delegating responsibility,” May 12).


An engine to mention

The 1100 block of Christian Street recently received a taste of timelessness, as a beauty from the MG Car Company Limited attracted eyes and inspired admiration.


Tracking his progress

A Lower Moyamensing resident is sharing enthusiasm and displaying altruism as an in-demand disc jockey.

Minimizing malaise has always amounted to a practice that produces financial profit, but what about recognizing the emotional compensation for countering discomfort and creating contentment?


The fizz biz

It’s time for some truth-telling about the impact of the proposed Soda Tax. For the amount of profits that Coke and Pepsi have made off our communities, it is time that they start giving back.


Gina’s Light Summer Pasta

A month from tomorrow, the third season of the year will arrive, and many locals will look for easy dishes to prepare for home-situated meals or social occasions.