Townsend, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., will be hosting a five-course “Three-Way” dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight.
As a newly minted graduate of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Mike Riverso enrolled at Widener University four years ago eager to accumulate more athletic and academic accomplishments.
Though she will never jeer her genetic makeup, Angela Smith revels in theatrical explorations of androgyny, deeming them helpers in honing her craft. Beginning tonight, the actress will couple femininity and masculinity as Viola, the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Nigh
Two impostors made off with a radio after conning their way into an East Passyunk Crossing woman’s home.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit on Tuesday announced the arrest of Milton Garcia, of the 1800 block of South Eighth Street, in conjunction with a Saturday sexual assault.
Success can prove a sordid or splendid blessing, as it often sucks up many individuals’ humility while compelling other figures to consider themselves fortunate. Josh “Ock” Ockimey situates himself among the latter set, as he has always used any prosperity to proffer thanks to those who have joined his journey.
Chef Townsend Wentz is one of “Papa’s Boys.” “Papa” was the affectionate nickname given to chef Jean-Marie LaCroix by his brigade when he opened The Fountain in the Four Seasons Hotel 31 years ago. During the long tenure, he trained, in his gentle and perfect way, many chefs.
One’s eyes will take a culinary journey across the world when glancing at the chalkboard-style menu inside Plenty Café, 1710 E. Passyunk Ave. There is the chorizo breakfast sandwich representing Spain, the Norwegian-inspired smoked salmon sandwich and the baja salad representing Mexico.
Filitalia International’s annual La Festa della Repubblica on June 1st, otherwise known as the Italian Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue, was far more significant this year.
Many chefs shut their ears to inquiries on exploring various cuisines, but 26-year-old Damian Patterson Jr. retains the same loyalty to novelty he possessed as a high schooler.
First-year coach Kevin Schneider needed very little time to deem the baseball players from Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., difficult to defeat, as the teenagers instantly divulged a desire to sustain their reputation as worldbeaters.
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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.