From a young age, Kylie Gibson has taken personal afflictions and turned them into aspirations.
Lester Brown is the type of student every school could use — the one who is always smiling and saying “hello” to each person he passes.
Holding the duals positions of senior class president and National Honor Society president of Neumann-Goretti, Mackenzie Otto demonstrates extraordinary leadership characteristics as a scholar and as a humanitarian.
Police are seeking help in solving the burglary of an East Passyunk Crossing learning institution.
On weekdays after 2:00 p.m., Chhaya Café, 1823 E. Passyunk Ave., soon to be 1817 E. Passyunk Ave., offers “Chhaya Citywide,” which features $4 specials of some of the finest shots of espresso and a pourover of coffee.
Jamison Foreman esteems each acting endeavor as a chance to fathom aspects of his humanity and to instill in patrons a greater sense of their identities’ possibilities.
Police are hoping the accompanying surveillance video will solve an East Passyunk Crossing-based car theft.
Neumann-Goretti, 1736 S. 10th St., will be holding a basketball camp from August 25 to 29 for girls in grades fifth through ninth. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day for $125. Registration is available at phillygirlsgotgame.com. E-mail coach Letty Santarelli. For more information, email Coach Letty Santarelli at Letty.email@example.com. Submit Sports Briefs to Managing Editor Joseph Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 124....
Neumann-Goretti senior-to-be Pat Doudican committed to College of Charleston.
Like many young adults, Tyreek Duren has needed to ramp up resolve in looking to score that first post-college graduation vocation.
Being a resident chef on the avenue comes with the added bonus of drawing a lot of foot traffic.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
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.