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I am very happy and thrilled that South Philly Review Managing Editor Joe Myers has won two national awards for writing from The Local Media Association: A first place headline honor and a second place honor: local coverage of school district issues.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014

Palladino’s Saba Glazed Beef Shanks

Chef Luke Palladino has spent the last couple of years scouting out potential Philadelphia locations, but one hotbed area seemed to capture his eyes: East Passyunk Avenue.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Technology taken

An East Passyunk Crossing school became a burglar’s playground last week.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014

'Down Past Passyunk' scribe plots progression

A lone decision can cause a lifetime of rejoicing over or regretting one’s reasoning, but what of the lessons others can gather from that choice?

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Posted Apr. 17, 2014

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

'Millionaire' winner celebrates with patients and peers

An aged patient forced his way up to the second floor of the Atlantic Physical Therapy offices, 1208 Tasker St., slowly climbing the stairs with a cane, and when he got to the top he shouted “Where’s the celebrity?!” Michelle Friedman greeted him with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, per her custom.

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Posted Apr. 18, 2014

Maureen’s Pignoli Nut Cookies

Abounding in nutrients, pine nuts often complement fish, meat and vegetable dishes, with many connoisseurs baking them into bread. While such uses certainly charm taste receptors, what of the desire to sweeten up one’s life courtesy of the goodies?

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Posted Apr. 11, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Supposed assaulter nailed

Police used flash information to arrest an East Passyunk Crossing man for allegedly assaulting a woman.

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Posted Apr. 11, 2014

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Jerla, Ockimey powering Saints baseball

Focused on following in the footsteps of the Catholic League, City and State championships-winning boys’ basketball team at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., the baseball club will require similar skill and leadership from its seniors.

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Posted Apr. 7, 2014

OPINION

By Joseph F. Marino

Coming home

On behalf of the neighbors and board of directors of East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX), I would like to formally thank The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for its efforts to return the sculpture by Wharton Esherick entitled Rhythm #1 to its home.

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Posted Apr. 7, 2014

Lights on

The former Colombo’s building, which was destroyed in a 2012 fire, is finally getting a new tenant. Those who enjoy dining at the Jersey Shore may recognize the name of the new occupant — chef Luke Palladino. His debut Philadelphia establishment at 1934 E. Passyunk Ave. will simply be known as Palladino’s and feature Italian, seafood and steak offerings along with a full bar. The plan is to have 80 seats inside and another 40 outside. The current outlook is for a November opening. SPR...

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Posted Apr. 7, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Thomas Conway

On the scene: Avenue flavoring

avors of the Avenue, East Passyunk Avenue’s signature culinary event, is set for noon to 4 p.m. April 26th under a big top tent between Morris and Dickinson streets.

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Posted Mar. 28, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Thomas Conway

On the Scene: Fashionable conversation

With today marking the spring's arrival, an East Passyunk Crossing boutique owner/designer discusses what to expect this season.

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Posted Mar. 28, 2014

» 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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