Keith J. Conallen considers himself “a huge Christmas fan,” even confessing that he owns 62 albums of seasonal tunes.
Lately, the news along East Passyunk Avenue seems to be all about who, what and when, referring to the next highly anticipated restaurant opening.
Nestled among Laurel, Townsend and Paradiso on East Passyunk Avenue is Danté Espresso Bar Cafe.
Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1627 E. Passyunk Ave., will mark its 10th anniversary Dec. 1 by presenting a 10-course dinner.
Practitioners of Roman Catholicism select Sundays as occasions to dignify the divine and give thanks for their blessings.
Fans of the football team from Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., will forever fancy the first 168 yards that running back Khalil Roane muscled for Saturday versus Prep Charter, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., but they will also likely label him a member of their extended families for his final carry.
The Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School Saints football team entered the annals Saturday by crushing West Catholic, 34-12, in the Catholic League AA final. The blowout gave the squad its first title since 1954 and snapped the Burrs’ 52-game league winning streak. Contact Managing Editor Joseph Myers at email@example.com or ext. 124....
Only three weeks remain until Thanksgiving Day, and Vanilya Bakery, 1611 E. Passyunk Ave., is looking to help residents appreciative for their blessings with Nov. 18’s four-course Turducken Dinner Demo.
Are you tired of consuming soups on cool days and finding yourself “stewing” over what can serve as an alternative to fending off increasingly frigid feelings? Owing to her love for Italian cuisine, Maureen Fratantoni offers a solution with her Giambotta.
Erwin Siswanto offers specificity to the never-ceasing notion that America is the land of opportunity. The 42-year-old has spent most of the last two decades living an entrepreneurial dream and last month intensified admiration for his native Indonesian fare by opening Ramayana, 1740 S. 11th St.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is seeking a man who sexually assaulted a minor in East Passyunk Cross
Coaches and players from Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova universities, as well as personnel from the University of Pennsylvania, ventured to Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Sunday for a Philly Girls Got Game-initiated basketball clinic.
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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.