By Joseph Myers
“The pain from losing a child is crippling and can lead you to wonder what to do with the rest of your life,” Aleida Garcia said Monday from her residence on the 1800 block of South Juniper Street.
By Bill Chenevert
It’s an all-consuming construction project that forces complete road closure from Tasker to Moore streets in shifts, and it’s causing many headaches.
Elisabeth Garson came to the “escape room” phenomenon begrudgingly – her boyfriend at the time dragged her to a ComiCon and she paid $30 to escape a horror-themed room.
The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are looking for the robber of an East Passyunk Crossing bank.
A male carjacked two women in East Passyunk Crossing Friday morning.
An at-large criminal burglarized an East Passyunk Crossing store Monday.
Noir Restaurant & Bar, 1909 E. Passyunk Ave., will continue its Industry Night tradition on Labor Day, offering 15 percent off food service workers’ bills.
On Sept. 14, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation leadership will attend the East Passyunk Crossing (EPX) community meeting to address questions and concerns regarding the transition of the Tolentine Community Center Corp. to the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.
Filitalia International and History of Italian Immigration Museum is hosting a series of unique language lessons in classical Latin for children ages 7-9 at their museum: 1834 E. Passyunk Ave.
Regular Letters to the Editor contributor Gloria Endres will be instructing an introduction to the Latin language and "The Romans" for children ages 7 to 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays (Sept. 25 to Nov. 13) at the Filitalia International + History of Italian Immigration Museum.
Three men combined to assault another male in East Passyunk Crossing.
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Boundaries: Tasker to Snyder Avenue, Eighth to Broad streets.
Origin of Name: Spelled in deeds and records a variety of ways, including Perslajingh, Passayunk, Passyonck, Passajon, Passajungh, Passaming and Paisajungh.
Passyunk had its roots as an Indian village; Queen Christina later bequeathed the area as a 1,000-acre parcel to Lt. Swen Shute in return for important services rendered to the King of Sweden. The northeastern boundary fell around the parallel of 12th Street. It became a township at a very early period of Western settlement.
Brief History: Passyunk Avenue from Tasker to Broad streets got its start as an upscale shopping mecca. Restaurants, specialty food stores, pharmacies, furniture shops, clothing, shoe and jewelry stores dotted the avenue. In 2002, a city ordinance created the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, which was modeled after merchant-funded initiatives in Center City and Manayunk. Changing demographics have cause some to deem the area South Philly's "Gayborhood."
Famous Residents: Angelo Dundee: of Eighth and Morris streets, trained Muhammad Ali for 21 years; Charlie Gracie, a rock 'n' roll pioneer from Eighth and Pierce streets appeared on "American Bandstand" and the "Ed Sullivan Show;" Domenico Santo Maida, a native of Satriano, Italy, made his reputation for watercolors of Philadelphia's City Hall
Major Landmarks: East Passyunk Avenue; Joey Giardello statue, Mifflin Street and East Passyunk Avenue; Artist Isaiah Zagar's studio, 1002-12 Watkins St.; Marra's, 1736-38 E. Passyunk Ave.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)
Ward: 1st; 39th
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Library: South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St., in Newbold/Point Breeze
Places Of Worship: Abundant Life Chinese Mennonite Church, 1731 S. Broad St.; Bethany Indonesian Church of God, 1709 S. Broad St.; First Christian Assembly, 1900 S. 11th St.; Indonesian Full Gospel Fellowship Church, 2026 S. 13th St.; International Bethel Church, 1619 S. Broad St.; Jemaat GPDI South Philadelphia, 1900 S. 11th St.; Prophetic Church of Christ, 1826 S. Sixth St.; St. John's Baptist Church, 1232 Tasker; St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 1718 S. Ninth; Successful Bethany Family, 2019 S. Juniper St.
Rec Centers: Houston Center, 2029 S. Eighth St.; Tolentine Community Center, 1025-33 Mifflin St.