By Joseph Angelo Fontanazza
The feeling of bitterness could work to destroy even the highest of aspirations, but if any person reserved the right to hold resentment for his life’s tribulations, it would be Simon “One Punch” Carr.
By Joseph Myers
One who fritters mismanages resources such as time and opportunity, but someone who makes fritters will never have to worry if he or she has improperly used precious minutes.
Three males assaulted a delivery man in Grays Ferry Saturday.
Authorities are looking for an individual who stole a Papal flag from a residence in Grays Ferry/Devil’s Pocket.
Authorities are after the perpetrator of a Grays Ferry shooting.
Having a baked cookie after a meal is always a treat, and waffles are an enjoyable way to start one’s morning, but what if you were able to combine the two and cut the preparation time in half?
A North Philadelphia man died from a gunshot wound suffered in Grays Ferry.
Two people ended up shot in Grays Ferry, with police nabbing a suspect on Saturday.
Authorities are searching for clues in a stabbing that occurred in Grays Ferry Friday.
Authorities are trying to track down a male who shot another male in Grays Ferry.
At 11:37 a.m. Friday, police responded to a person-with-a-gun call on the 2700 block of Earp Street and encountered a hysterical complainant, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
Boundaries: Grays Ferry to Passyunk avenues, 25th Street to the Schuylkill River
Origin of Name: The area was named after George Gray who operated a ferry there in 1747. He and his familial descendants were in charge of this ferry until the American Revolution. Then, it became a floating bridge.
Brief history: The economic development of local mills and factories started attracting master craftsmen to the neighborhood in the 1860s. Earlier in the 19th century, the Schuylkill Arsenal, which has a historical marker at Washington and Grays Ferry avenues, is where Meriwether Lewis bought supplies in preparation for the Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1803-'06. The factory also supplied military goods for the Civil War and the two World Wars.
Famous Residents: Jerry Rullo, who played pro basketball with the 1947 Philadelphia Warriors; Former Pennsylvania Secretary of State Basil L. Merenda of the 1900 block of South Hollywood Street; John Wanamaker was born in Grays Ferry in 1838; Joseph Brown created the statues of the athletes outside of Veterans Stadium.
Major Landmarks: Conrail Bridge, aka 25th Street Bridge; Audenried High, 33rd and Tasker streets; the former St. John Neumann High, 26th and Moore; Philadelphia branch of the Trigen Energy Corp., 3501 Grays Ferry Ave.; Sunoco Refinery, 3144 W. Passyunk Ave., and a quirk: A tiny area called The Forgotten Bottom in the refinery’s shadow on 34th Street.
Architecture: Brick rowhomes; several blocks have elevated front lawns.
U.S. Congressional District: 2nd, Chaka Fattah (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 8th, Anthony H. Williams (D)
City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)
Ward: 30th and 48th
Civic Groups: Grays Ferry Community Council
Libraries: Queen Memorial, 1201 S. 23rd St.
Places Of Worship: Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 2800 Snyder Ave.; Butler Memorial Baptist Church, 1210 S. 35th St.; Consolation Baptist Church, 2500 Wharton St.; Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1219 S. 26th St.; Hope Presbyterian Church, 33rd and Wharton streets; John Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, 28th and Morris streets; Light of the World Chapel, 1256 S. 31st St.; The Lighthouse Christian Center, 30th and Wharton streets; Memorial Chapel of Holy Communion Rectory, 2631 Wharton St.; Miracle Temple of Christ, 2600 Tasker St.; Peoples Mission Church, 2536 Wilder St.; St. Aloysius Church, 2600 Tasker St.; St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, 2917 Dickinson St.; Williams Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 3133 Reed St.; Zion Hill Memorial Baptist Church, 2702 Ellsworth St.
Rec Centers: South Philadelphia Rainbow Community Center, 2632 Reed St.; Vare, 26th and Morris streets; Wilson Park Senior Center, 2508 Jackson St.