The 3:04 p.m. bell rang Friday at Hawthorne’s Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St., and a handful of organizers were ready with signs, bullhorns and a student statement.
By Joseph Myers
Having played volleyball since the fifth grade, Cindy Ung has registered many memorable moments but entered her senior season at The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St., lacking the ultimate relic for her efforts, a title.
This scene from the 1000 block of South 12th Street offers the perfect marriage of celestial serenity and man-made majesty.
When seeking employment with a health-conscious entity two years ago, Katie McDermott stumbled upon Sweet Freedom Bakery, 1424 South St., with her enthusiasm for nutritious delights initiating a savory sojourn that has included her elevation to head baker.
Great gains can come from humbling hindrances as long as one is willing to learn from losses and continues to try to excel.
Police are searching for two men who commenced a robbery in Hawthorne and concluded it by stealing a man’s car in Center City.
Police are hoping to apprehend a man wanted for orchestrating multiple burglaries in Hawthorne.
The dance studio walls of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S. Broad St., do not confine LaDeva Davis’ versatile experience. From choreography to cuisine, Grammys to groove, movement to movies and tap dance to teaching, she defies the “triple threat” title, proving the boundless possibilities a single person can achieve.
Tashan Restaurant and Lounge, 777 S. Broad St., is upping its offerings with Yappy Hour and Summer of 777.
Police are hoping video evidence leads to the arrest of a Hawthorne-situated burglar.
A Hawthorne school became a reception center for fire victims last week.
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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.