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.
Police arrested an unidentified 19-year-old for shooting a fellow teen in Hawthorne Tuesday.
More than a year ago, a devastating fire forced Hawthornes, one of South Philly’s most beloved Sunday brunch spots, to close. It re-opened about two months ago, and I quickly placed it on my list.
Upon huddling her charges following Friday’s 65-52 AAA semifinal loss to Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St., Chris Donnelly let the ladies know they had given their all in helping The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St., to register a remarkable campaign.
It became official late last week – Philadelphia’s premiere LGBT-oriented health organization, Mazzoni Center, is moving to South Philly. Its overseers make it just under the wire: their new home, which will begin with construction this summer, will be at 1328-1338 Bainbridge St.
Juniper is an essential ingredient in distilling gin.
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.
» 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.