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NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Rapist roaming

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is seeking a man who sexually assaulted a minor in East Passyunk Cross

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Posted Oct. 17, 2014

SPORTS > SPORTS BRIEFS

By Joseph Myers

Hardwood helpers

Coaches and players from Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova universities, as well as personnel from the University of Pennsylvania, ventured to Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Sunday for a Philly Girls Got Game-initiated basketball clinic.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Chenevert

Building booster

Beth Dougherty is another community member who’s putting a lot of time in a school building where she doesn’t even have a child.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Leading is fundamental

Years ago, owing to her gaining an immense sense of satisfaction from helping others, Maureen Fratantoni believed she would become a general practitioner.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Divine calling

Cancer can cause stricken individuals to consider themselves doomed, but when Mikki Capo received her melanoma diagnosis in 2004, instead of cursing her condition, she vowed to increase her already abundant concern for others.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Monetary mishap

A gun wielder robbed a man in East Passyunk Crossing last week.

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

Revolution Shakespeare happily staging a tragedy

For nearly half of his life, Sean Bradley has thought of theater as a thrilling means to muse on the meaning of life

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Bok comes back to life

“Oh, it’s massive. There’s no way around it. It’s huge, it’s absolutely huge and it’s a real challenge and a real opportunity,” Lindsey Scannapieco, managing partner and principal of Scout Ltd LLC., said.

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

NEWS > COURT REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Charges updated for alleged Rittenhouse rapist

An ex-East Passyunk Crossing resident in custody for allegedly raping a Center City woman will have a formal arraignment next month, three months after his initial hearing date.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

O'Hara preparing for The Ride to Conquer Cancer

When Sean O’Hara boards his bicycle exactly a month from today, he will do so with enduring energy in his legs and lasting love in his heart.

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Posted Sep. 11, 2014

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

East Passyunk school gets the gift of color

“I wanted them to add this ‘South Philadelphia,’” Andrew Lukov, the principal of Southwark School, 1835 S. Ninth St., said when holding open a mock-up of the new and improved welcome signage that now greets students and parents at the entrance of the K-8 building in East Passyunk Crossing

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Posted Sep. 15, 2014

Sister acts

From a young age, Kylie Gibson has taken personal afflictions and turned them into aspirations.

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Posted Aug. 14, 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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