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Sister acts

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

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Posted Aug. 26, 2014

Mr. Ambassador

Lester Brown is the type of student every school could use — the one who is always smiling and saying “hello” to each person he passes.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2014

Presidential appeal

Holding the duals positions of senior class president and National Honor Society president of Neumann-Goretti, Mackenzie Otto demonstrates extraordinary leadership characteristics as a scholar and as a humanitarian.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Technology issues

Police are seeking help in solving the burglary of an East Passyunk Crossing learning institution.

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Posted Aug. 8, 2014

Eclectic espresso

On weekdays after 2:00 p.m., Chhaya Café, 1823 E. Passyunk Ave., soon to be 1817 E. Passyunk Ave., offers “Chhaya Citywide,” which features $4 specials of some of the finest shots of espresso and a pourover of coffee.

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Posted Aug. 7, 2014

Foreman forging ahead in 'The Glass Menagerie'

Jamison Foreman esteems each acting endeavor as a chance to fathom aspects of his humanity and to instill in patrons a greater sense of their identities’ possibilities.

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Posted Aug. 7, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Thief in the night

Police are hoping the accompanying surveillance video will solve an East Passyunk Crossing-based car theft.

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Posted Aug. 1, 2014

Basketball camp

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.santarelli@gmail.com. Submit Sports Briefs to Managing Editor Joseph Myers at jmyers@southphillyreview.com or ext. 124....

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Posted Jul. 29, 2014

Doudican decides

Neumann-Goretti senior-to-be Pat Doudican committed to College of Charleston.

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Posted Jul. 29, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Duren eager to go pro

Like many young adults, Tyreek Duren has needed to ramp up resolve in looking to score that first post-college graduation vocation.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2014

Noir’s Slow Roasted Pork Shank with Pork Demi Potato Gnocchi

Being a resident chef on the avenue comes with the added bonus of drawing a lot of foot traffic.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2014

Setting the course

Townsend, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., will be hosting a five-course “Three-Way” dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight.

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Posted Jul. 17, 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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