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NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Unhappy experience

An at-large figure made off with cash and cigarettes in burglarizing an East Passyunk Crossing establishment.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2015

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Tolentine Community Center in middle of mystery

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.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By SPR Staff

Vanilya Bakery’s Homemade Sugar Cookies

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.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Palladino’s on Passyunk

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.

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Posted Apr. 20, 2015

OPINION

By Corey Carter

Resurrecting the Revelry

This gentleman and his canine companions capped Easter Sunday with a walk along East Passyunk Avenue.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

Splendid spirits

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Palladino’s on Passyunk, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., offers Boozy Brunch.

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Posted Apr. 2, 2015

P’unk Burger’s Homemade Organic Speculoos Milkshake

When Marlo Dilks signed the lease for the vacant space at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave., the immediate question was: “what’s going there?”

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Posted Apr. 2, 2015

FOOD & DRINK > RESTAURANT REVIEWS

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

P’unk Burger

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.

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Posted Apr. 2, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Tossing the goods

A man remains at large after robbing a man in East Passyunk Crossing Saturday.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Neumann-Goretti tops Carroll for PIAA crown

Zane Martin possesses many abstract blessings, including confidence, intelligence and patience.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

PIAA crown completes Saints' perfect season

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.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2015

Art, the universal language

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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Posted Mar. 26, 2015

» 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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