By Tina Garceau
Hawthornes Beer Cafe, 738 S. 11th St., held its annual Fall Fest Block Party Saturday, with seasonal beers, ciders and street food offering one form of satisfaction and live music, bales of hay and fire pits yielding another kind of comfort.
By Joseph Myers
Law enforcement officials are looking to track down two males who committed theft and fraud in Hawthorne.
Klint Kanopka, a teacher at The Academy at Palumbo, received an Axalta All-Pro Teachers Program.
By Bill Chenevert
For a woman who has accomplished so much in her life, Dr. Patricia Jackson is incredibly humble and attributes nearly all of her success to her maker.
The Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition and Jazz Bridge welcomed legendary saxophonist Bootsie Barnes as part of Aug. 27’s Jazz in Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets.
A man attempted to intimidate employees at a Hawthorne business by producing a gun.
When working as the sous-chef at South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St., four years ago, Jorge Piña Jr. learned of his bride Benita’s pregnancy.
The boys’ volleyball team from The Academy at Palumbo dropped its AA state championship game.
Through September, Tashan, 777 S. Broad St., will offer all bottles of wine from its award-winning list at half-price.
Two men robbed a man of his iPad and keys in Hawthorne Sunday.
By Joseph Myers
A woman, who may have been inebriated, crashed her SUV into three parked cars.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
Boundaries: Broad to 11th streets, South Street to Washington Avenue
Origin of Name: Residents are unsure of the name's significance, but say the city designated the area as Hawthorne.
Brief history: The area’s most famous building is the former Ridgway Library. Modeled after the Parthenon, the historic structure, which now houses the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S. Broad St., dates to 1878. The former library’s vastness made it difficult to maintain a constant temperature, and volumes of books were damaged as a result. In 1997, the building was restored and CAPA moved in. The Martin Luther King housing project (once known as Hawthorne Square) at 13th and Fitzwater streets was imploded in 1999. From its ashes rose townhomes for sale and rent to low- to moderate-income families.
Famous Residents: R&B group Boyz II Men graduated from CAPA when it was in the Palumbo Elementary building at 11th and Catharine streets.
Major Landmarks: Hawthorne Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, 12th and Carpenter streets; CAPA.
Architecture: While brick homes are scattered throughout, the area consists mostly of townhouses.
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)
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition
Libraries: Santore, 932 S Seventh St., in Bella Vista
Places of Worship: Church of God, 1219 Fitzwater St.; New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 711 S. 12th St.; New Life Temple Baptist Church, 1227 Christian St.; New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 919 S. 13th St.; Rising Sun Baptist Church 745 S. 12th St.
Rec Centers: Hawthorne Cultural Arts, 1200 Carpenter St.
Parks: Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets.