Regular Letters to the Editor contributor Gloria Endres will be instructing an introduction to the Latin language and "The Romans" for children ages 7 to 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays (Sept. 25 to Nov. 13) at the Filitalia International + History of Italian Immigration Museum.
Will BYOB, 1911 E. Passyunk Ave., is set to celebrate its three-year anniversary Saturday, and it is marking the occasion by offering a six-course tasting menu for $100, tax and gratuity not included.
Turning 31 today, Karina Balfour considers this stretch of her life a captivating call to experience personal and professional growth.
Last night, Le Virtu, 1927 E. Passyunk Ave., augmented its Movie Menu series by offering food and drink specials drawing inspiration from the evening’s screening.
A familiar culinary name has returned to a shuttered East Passyunk Crossing building that is being repurposed back to life.
When Robert and Donna Wells became husband and wife in 1987, they initiated the most cherished application of two becoming one.
A dissatisfied thief used a knife to score a man’s cash, phone and backpack in East Passyunk Crossing Monday.
At approximately 2:20 a.m. Friday, the complainants reported they were in their home on the 1600 block of South Seventh Street when sounds of breaking glass woke them, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.
Chef Lynn Rinaldi, of Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1627 E. Passyunk Ave., has crafted a seasonal menu abounding in ingredients grown on the East Passyunk Crossing location’s rooftop garden.
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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.