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.
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.
By Joseph Myers
An East Passyunk Crossing school became a burglar’s playground last week.
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?
By Bill Chenevert
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.
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?
By Joseph Myers
Police used flash information to arrest an East Passyunk Crossing man for allegedly assaulting a woman.
By Joseph Myers
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.
By Joseph F. Marino
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.
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...
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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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.