Sitting in the middle of his 38-seat restaurant at 1046 Tasker street, chef Joncarl Lachman is a hot topic of neighborhood conversation as Noord, his classic bistro, opened earlier this month. The former Southwest Philadelphian most recently spent time running the Chicago-based Home Bistro, which he still owns. Coming home, however, always has been on Lachman’s mind.
The Avenue will host Craft Beer and Italian National Day June 2.
By Joseph Myers
As the Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School Saints baseball players prepared to take their positions against the Cardinal O’Hara Lions Friday at McNichol Field, 26th and Moore streets, second-year coach Mike “Big Zoom” Zolk barked “Let’s bury them.”
By Bill Gelman
Besides being former world champions, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard share another common bond — Dundee.
Chef Joncarl Lachman has returned to his Philly roots, joining the booming and nationally recognized East Passyunk Avenue dinning scene with the grand opening of his BYOB Noord, 1046 Tasker St.
Heading to the dish for his fifth plate appearance Monday evening at the South Philadelphia super site, 10th and Bigler streets, Dylan Edmonds-Carty had figured the attempt would end like its predecessors, all bases on balls.
Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School senior Todd Townsend finished seventh among 17 participants in the High School Boys' 400 m Hurdles Championship at the Penn Relays on Saturday with a time of 54.56.
Freshman right fielder Jimmy Kerrigan, a 2012 graduate of Neumann-Goretti, won the Atlantic 10's Co-Rookie of the Week April 15.
Police are warning resident to take necessary precautions to prevent burglars from accessing their home via their mail slot.
Tyreek Duren, a 2010 Neumann-Goretti graduate, earned All-Big 5 First-Team honors and will receive commendation at a banquet at the Palestra April 29.
Philly Girls Got Game is holding a free basketball clinic for girls 8 to 13 10 a.m. to noon April 28 in the Ss. Neumann-Goretti gymnasium, 1736 S. 10th St.
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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.