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OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Snow-where to go

Snow-where to go: Walking through South Philly has again become convenient courtesy of the sun’s rays doing a number on the output from Winter Storm Jonas. For those seeking visual reminders of the enormity of the Jan. 23 blizzard, this massive snow pile at Broad and Carpenter streets would make a fine example and serve as inspiration for wishes for a pleasant spring.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Gutted

A punch to his prey’s stomach helped a criminal to commit a robbery in Hawthorne Monday.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

A solemn search

Police have released the image of a man who assaulted a monk in Hawthorne.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Fighting for freedom

According to police, three men entered Ms. Jessie’s Stop N Shop, 909 S. 12th St., at 8:38 a.m. Monday and attempted to rob the establishment at gunpoint. The proprietor replied by pulling his own weapon and firing a fatal shot at one interloper’s head.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Deen’s list

No matter the endeavor, be it picking up crucial yards on the football field, preparing for a huge test, lending his wisdom as senior class president, or organizing a community service opportunity, Deen Whitaker loves to give his best effort, deeming the execution of leadership an endearing enterprise.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

Palumbo townhall teaches tolerance for Muslims

Sofia Ali-Khan wrote a Facebook missive that went viral. It focused on how non-Muslim folks can be appropriate allies to followers of Islam at a time in America where Islamaphobia has heightened.

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Posted Jan. 15, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Vow of violence

An at-large man pulled off a Sunday assault of a monk in Hawthorne.

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Posted Jan. 7, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers and Mark McCormick

Passing processing

The Philadelphia Police Department released the image of a man wanted in connection with November robberies of a Hawthorne establishment.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

Toys for more than tots

Last year at the South Street Police Mini Station, 905 South St., Lt. Michael Goodson decided to do something a little different with their holiday toy drive. Typically, he and his team would spearhead a collection for Toys for Tots.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Bitter dreams

Police arrested a Hawthorne man for allegedly smashing a car window and intimidating another male.

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Posted Dec. 3, 2015

OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Tapping their resources

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.

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Posted Nov. 12, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Sinister signal

Law enforcement officials are looking to track down two males who committed theft and fraud in Hawthorne.

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015

» 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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