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SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Believe the height

Professional basketball franchises often reward fans through deals whenever squads hit certain benchmarks such as scoring 100 points in a contest. Because of his lofty faculties, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., ought to ponder pleasing supporters courtesy of some sort of promotion whenever Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree tallies more than one dunk per game. Notching four slams Sunday, the 6-foot-8 junior helped the Saints to a 91-75 win over Archbishop Ryan and up their Catholic League mark to 11-0.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

Bok School tenant tally rises

Not too many people in Philadelphia need reminders of the controversy Scout Ltd. LLC sparked when it opened Le Bok Fin on the eighth floor terrace of the former Bok School, 1901 S. Ninth St. It may have opened for only 24 nights last summer, just days after Lindsey Scannapieco and her team got the keys to the building on July 7, but in hindsight it was a very smart idea. It created a great deal of interest in the shuttered building and, going into 2016, Scout and Bok have a fully-leased first floor.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2016

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Earning wings

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 26. Pizzeria Pesto, 1925 S. Broad St., will continue its monthly philanthropic endeavor by donating 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Community Angel Foundation.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2016

Brian McCann plans an eve of conduction

Brian McCann has always desired diversity as a connoisseur of creativity, never wishing for a given discipline’s muscles to atrophy.

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Posted Dec. 30, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Pizzeria Pesto’s Rice Ball

Before finally focusing on food preparation as his vocation, Claudio Conigliaro worked for an insurance company, so he knows the importance of analyzing and assessing risks. As part of his culinary identity, the 47-year-old aims to entice and satisfy patrons by not taking too many gambles, with that mind-set serving him well in fulfilling his co-owner duties at Pizzeria Pesto, 1925 S. Broad St.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

In Memoriam: Steven Smith

Pasquale DiPilla enjoyed more than 30 years of celebrating life with Steven Smith, so when his confidant lay on his deathbed Dec. 1, the faithful friend sat by him and reflected on their immense love of football and family.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

God blessed you, merry gentleman

Ever effervescent, Joseph F. Marino needs no prompt to display his penchant for positivity, and when the calendar turns to December, his mirth manifests itself even more majestically.

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Posted Dec. 3, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Luke’s warm

Tumbling temperatures are no match for desires for great food and drink options, and Luke Palladino, owner of Palladino’s on Passyunk, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., is countering the cold by adding Saturday brunch service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a move that complements Sunday’s same four-hour brainchild.

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Posted Dec. 3, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Plenty

The results of my highly unscientific survey have led me to believe that Sunday brunch is the most popular dining out meal. There are two ways to avoid the long lines for a table: arrive early or later in the afternoon.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Using their noodles

Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., recently unveiled a new menu with dim sum items and shareable large plates.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

The Dirty Cowards to play at L'Etage

While an eventual endowment of pleasure can result from an encounter with pain, one must often conclude that fostering acceptance is more likely than reveling in joy once despair desires to devastate.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

McCormick hopping glad in 'Watership Down'

Having logged only three months as a South Philly inhabitant, Alex McCormick is yearning to undertake geographic adventures to immerse himself in the environs’ storied past, exciting present, and boundless future.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2015

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

East Passyunk Crossing


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)

U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D); Pat Toomey (R)

Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)

State House District: 175th, Michael H. O'Brien (D); 184th, William F. Keller (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

Civic Groups: East Passyunk Crossing; South Broad Street Neighborhood Association

Library: South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St., in Newbold/Point Breeze

Schools: Edward W. Bok High School, 1901 S. Ninth St.; Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St.; Southwark School, 1835 S. Ninth; St. Anthony of Padua Regional Catholic School, 913 Pierce St.

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.





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