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Bravo, Brigantessa!

Brigantessa, 1520 E. Passyunk Ave., recently began to showcase rare imported digestivi, or post-meal liqueurs, through its Amaro Flights promotion.

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Posted Jul. 2, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Blade brandisher

Authorities are searching for a man who used a knife to rob a male in East Passyunk Crossing.

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Posted Jun. 18, 2015

NEWS > YOUTH & SCHOOLS

By Joseph Myers

Palmer’s methods

Whenever Alexa Jo Palmer embarks on her career as a pediatric nurse, patients will never need to worry about receiving ample compassion, as the 17-year-old, who for the last year has battled ulcerative colitis, has come to comprehend the preciousness of that gift.

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Posted Jun. 15, 2015

NEWS > YOUTH & SCHOOLS

By Charles Ivey

Ms. president

If her first two years at Neumann-Goretti High School are any indication, Destinee Thomas has a couple of very busy years ahead.

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Posted Jun. 16, 2015

NEWS > YOUTH & SCHOOLS

By Michael Carey

Never giving up

Ninth grader James Joseph Fratantoni III is described as a “polite and eager to learn student’ by nominator Robert Sandy.

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Posted Jun. 15, 2015

A half-dozen heroes

Neumann-Goretti High School football team members participated in May 21’s 41st Philadelphia High School Football All-Star Game.

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Posted Jun. 9, 2015

SPORTS > SPORTS BRIEFS

By Bill Gelman

Football All-Star Game

In May 21st’s Philadelphia High School Football All-Star Game, the Non-Public squad defeated the Public team 34-33.

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Posted May. 29, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Saints seeking a PIAA diamond title

The baseball team at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., always fields fierce competitors, so when the club prepared for its seventh-inning cuts Saturday, senior second baseman Vinny Vaccone fully expected to lead the charge to secure the program’s fifth league plaque in seven seasons.

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Posted Jun. 2, 2015

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

Inside Out brings the PMA to EPA

As the Philadelphia Museum of Art says it, "imagine encountering Vincent van Gough's 'Sunflowers' along a bike path, or Claude Monet's 'The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny' in the middle of the park."

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Posted May. 15, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Nardini, Tripodi seek additional Catholic League distinction

When Tommy Nardini and Gino Tripoli enrolled at St. Neumann-Goretti High School, in 2011, they hoped to intensify their friendship and continue the winning tradition of the institution's baseball team.

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Posted May. 14, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Shooting update

Police have collared a suspect in an East Passyunk Crossing-situated shooting.

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Posted May. 7, 2015

Praising predecessors

On April 26, Mike Giammarino, the owner of Gennaro’s Tomato Pie, 1429 Jackson St., opened Grace & Pat’s, 1533 S. 11th St., the former home of Da Vinci Ristorante.

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Posted May. 12, 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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