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SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Palumbo Lady Griffins drop hoops semifinal

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.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Chenevert

Mazzoni Center is on the move

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.

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Posted Feb. 19, 2015

FOOD & DRINK > RESTAURANT REVIEWS

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Juniper Commons

Juniper is an essential ingredient in distilling gin.

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Posted Jan. 26, 2015

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Palumbo lives matter

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.

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Posted Dec. 18, 2014

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Academy at Palumbo volleyballers reign supreme

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.

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Posted Nov. 7, 2014

Hey Down There

This scene from the 1000 block of South 12th Street offers the perfect marriage of celestial serenity and man-made majesty.

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Posted Oct. 23, 2014

FOOD & DRINK > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Sweet Freedom Bakery’s Snickerdoodles

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.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Palumbo Griffins aim for gridiron greatness

Great gains can come from humbling hindrances as long as one is willing to learn from losses and continues to try to excel.

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Posted Sep. 5, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Vehicular vandals

Police are searching for two men who commenced a robbery in Hawthorne and concluded it by stealing a man’s car in Center City.

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Posted Aug. 15, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Intruder alert

Police are hoping to apprehend a man wanted for orchestrating multiple burglaries in Hawthorne.

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Posted Jul. 17, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Grace Maiorano

CAPA instructor set for a festive Fourth

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.

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Posted Jul. 3, 2014

Honest Indian

Tashan Restaurant and Lounge, 777 S. Broad St., is upping its offerings with Yappy Hour and Summer of 777.

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Posted Jun. 6, 2014

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Hawthorne


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)

U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D); Pat Toomey (R)

Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)

State House District: 182nd, Brian K. Sims (D) and 186th, Jordan Harris (D)

City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)

Ward: 2nd

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

Schools: Academy @ Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St.; CAPA, 901 S. Broad St.

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.






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