An at-large figure made off with cash and cigarettes in burglarizing an East Passyunk Crossing establishment.
The Tolentine Community Center and Development Corporation, 1025 Mifflin St., is just about 25 years old and has enjoyed a convenient lease with the City of Philadelphia since inception.
By SPR Staff
Owning a bakery along East Passyunk Avenue was not Bonnie Sarana’s straight-out-of-college career plan. Instead, she ventured into the world of finance, handling retail brokerage sales of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
By Phyllis Stein-Novack
Like Boston and Manhattan, Philadelphia is famous for its Italian restaurants. The great wave of immigration, roughly 1880 to 1920, brought many Italians to our shores.
By Corey Carter
This gentleman and his canine companions capped Easter Sunday with a walk along East Passyunk Avenue.
From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Palladino’s on Passyunk, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., offers Boozy Brunch.
When Marlo Dilks signed the lease for the vacant space at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave., the immediate question was: “what’s going there?”
The burger bug has finally hit South Philly, and it is good news: P’unk Burger, from the folks behind SliCE, opened on East Passyunk Avenue in February. I have been waiting for this premiere since last year.
A man remains at large after robbing a man in East Passyunk Crossing Saturday.
Zane Martin possesses many abstract blessings, including confidence, intelligence and patience.
When she begins studies at the University of Texas this fall, Christina Aborowa knows she will often find herself reflecting on her senior campaign at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., and when she does, the theme of her club as a family will hold the most significance.
I read with great interest Bill Chenevert’s report on the tapestry art project recently completed at the Southwark School (“Silkscreening selfies,” March 19) collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and partly funded by the Coby Foundation, a New York-based organization that supports textile and needlework projects for nonprofits like schools.
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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.