Authorities are hoping surveillance footage can help them to nab two males for their involvement in an East Passyunk Crossing theft. The duo entered Cantina Los Caballitos, 1651 E. Passyunk Ave., within seconds of each other Nov. 3 and took their seats at the bar, police said. Leaving the area a short time after, the two approached a counter, with the first taking a worker’s cell phone and the second serving as a lookout. They then fled in an unknown direction. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms....
Allison Heishman enjoys tackling the output of theatrical heavyweights such as Henrik Ibsen and William Shakespeare yet loves striving to help current writers approach the reverence afforded to the time-tested scribes. Beginning tomorrow and lasting through Dec. 15, the 32-year-old will reflect her fascination with fresh material by directing the world premiere of “No Reservations,” a modernization of the birth of Jesus Christ that parodies individuals’ fixations with celebrities and social media.
By Bill Chenevert
Thomas Scheid is only in his first year as CEO at the Independence Charter School. Less than two months after his hiring, the resident of the 1800 block of South Camac Street was on his way to Qatar for the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), which was held Oct. 29 to 31.
By Joseph Myers
Frank “Roscoe” Natale teaches chemistry classes at South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., but the resident of the 1600 block of South Juniper Street hones an appreciation for history, too. Also the head football coach for the Lower Moyamensing location, he hopes his players will enter their secondary education facility’s athletic annals by claiming their Thanksgiving clash against the Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School Saints, 1736 S. 10th St., at the South Philadelphia super site, 10th and Bigler streets.
Sensitivity and sensuality have served Christine Fisler well in her acting and choreographing endeavors, yielding performances that have endowed audiences with her quest to convey beauty and honesty.
lready assured of their admirers’ allegiance by ending their secondary education site’s 30-year title game appearance drought, the football players from Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., looked to gain immortality Saturday afternoon against their longtime nemesis, the West Catholic Preparatory High School Burrs. Engineering a few fine plays yet committing costly gaffes, the East Passyunk Crossing athletes dropped the Catholic League AA championship contest 34-9 at the South Philadelphia super site, 10th and Bigler streets.
Vernana Beuria, who simply goes by “V”, took a little cooking detour in her young professional career. The 34-year-old resident of Seventh and Reed streets attended the University of Pennsylvania to major in economics, and even took a financial consulting job out of college. There was only one problem: She hated it. Instead of suffering through a career of misery, she decided it was time to try something else and enrolled in The Restaurant School, which paved the way for positions at the Marathon Grill and the Urban Outfitters cafeteria in The Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Authorities used surveillance video to made an arrest in connection with an East Passyunk Crossing homicide.
There’s no place like home for Phyllis DiLemmo. And Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2329 S. Third St., is just that. “The first time I went to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I stepped in that church and I thought, ‘I am home,’” she said. “Our Lady of Mount Carmel is my heart. I love being there.”
As the owners of Alphabet Academy, Jim and Roe Gallo get the pure enjoyment of interacting with countless children on a daily basis. But besides providing a learning environment centered around creativity and imagination, the couple also have found unique ways of spreading important messages to kids ages 5 and younger.
Many people contend life is what one makes of it. Jaime Pannone backs that opinion every day by exuding and encouraging positivity, finding strength in compassion and fulfillment in selflessness. The 34-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Mifflin Street began her career as a teacher and has determined to keep instructing, with the power of community involvement as her chief theme.
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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.