By Joseph Myers
Professional basketball franchises often reward fans through deals whenever squads hit certain benchmarks such as scoring 100 points in a contest. Because of his lofty faculties, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., ought to ponder pleasing supporters courtesy of some sort of promotion whenever Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree tallies more than one dunk per game. Notching four slams Sunday, the 6-foot-8 junior helped the Saints to a 91-75 win over Archbishop Ryan and up their Catholic League mark to 11-0.
By Bill Chenevert
Not too many people in Philadelphia need reminders of the controversy Scout Ltd. LLC sparked when it opened Le Bok Fin on the eighth floor terrace of the former Bok School, 1901 S. Ninth St. It may have opened for only 24 nights last summer, just days after Lindsey Scannapieco and her team got the keys to the building on July 7, but in hindsight it was a very smart idea. It created a great deal of interest in the shuttered building and, going into 2016, Scout and Bok have a fully-leased first floor.
From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 26. Pizzeria Pesto, 1925 S. Broad St., will continue its monthly philanthropic endeavor by donating 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Community Angel Foundation.
Brian McCann has always desired diversity as a connoisseur of creativity, never wishing for a given discipline’s muscles to atrophy.
Before finally focusing on food preparation as his vocation, Claudio Conigliaro worked for an insurance company, so he knows the importance of analyzing and assessing risks. As part of his culinary identity, the 47-year-old aims to entice and satisfy patrons by not taking too many gambles, with that mind-set serving him well in fulfilling his co-owner duties at Pizzeria Pesto, 1925 S. Broad St.
By Joseph Myers
Pasquale DiPilla enjoyed more than 30 years of celebrating life with Steven Smith, so when his confidant lay on his deathbed Dec. 1, the faithful friend sat by him and reflected on their immense love of football and family.
Ever effervescent, Joseph F. Marino needs no prompt to display his penchant for positivity, and when the calendar turns to December, his mirth manifests itself even more majestically.
Tumbling temperatures are no match for desires for great food and drink options, and Luke Palladino, owner of Palladino’s on Passyunk, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., is countering the cold by adding Saturday brunch service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a move that complements Sunday’s same four-hour brainchild.
By Phyllis Stein-Novack
The results of my highly unscientific survey have led me to believe that Sunday brunch is the most popular dining out meal. There are two ways to avoid the long lines for a table: arrive early or later in the afternoon.
Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., recently unveiled a new menu with dim sum items and shareable large plates.
While an eventual endowment of pleasure can result from an encounter with pain, one must often conclude that fostering acceptance is more likely than reveling in joy once despair desires to devastate.
Having logged only three months as a South Philly inhabitant, Alex McCormick is yearning to undertake geographic adventures to immerse himself in the environs’ storied past, exciting present, and boundless future.
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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.