Police are hoping the accompanying surveillance video will solve an East Passyunk Crossing-based car theft.
Neumann-Goretti, 1736 S. 10th St., will be holding a basketball camp from August 25 to 29 for girls in grades fifth through ninth. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day for $125. Registration is available at phillygirlsgotgame.com. E-mail coach Letty Santarelli. For more information, email Coach Letty Santarelli at Letty.email@example.com. Submit Sports Briefs to Managing Editor Joseph Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 124....
Neumann-Goretti senior-to-be Pat Doudican committed to College of Charleston.
Like many young adults, Tyreek Duren has needed to ramp up resolve in looking to score that first post-college graduation vocation.
Being a resident chef on the avenue comes with the added bonus of drawing a lot of foot traffic.
Townsend, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., will be hosting a five-course “Three-Way” dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight.
As a newly minted graduate of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Mike Riverso enrolled at Widener University four years ago eager to accumulate more athletic and academic accomplishments.
Though she will never jeer her genetic makeup, Angela Smith revels in theatrical explorations of androgyny, deeming them helpers in honing her craft. Beginning tonight, the actress will couple femininity and masculinity as Viola, the protagonist in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Nigh
Two impostors made off with a radio after conning their way into an East Passyunk Crossing woman’s home.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit on Tuesday announced the arrest of Milton Garcia, of the 1800 block of South Eighth Street, in conjunction with a Saturday sexual assault.
Success can prove a sordid or splendid blessing, as it often sucks up many individuals’ humility while compelling other figures to consider themselves fortunate. Josh “Ock” Ockimey situates himself among the latter set, as he has always used any prosperity to proffer thanks to those who have joined his journey.
Chef Townsend Wentz is one of “Papa’s Boys.” “Papa” was the affectionate nickname given to chef Jean-Marie LaCroix by his brigade when he opened The Fountain in the Four Seasons Hotel 31 years ago. During the long tenure, he trained, in his gentle and perfect way, many chefs.
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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.