“We all have a light,” Juanita Perkins-Qui said. “Singing is my light that I have to let shine.” Perkins-Qui, of 13th and Christian streets, has been singing her whole life. Her special talent has functioned as a remarkable safe haven for those in need of comfort.
A woman was ripped from her car in Hawthorne last week.
Over his nearly five-year tenure as the chief cultural officer and director of the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Gary Steuer has enjoyed being a cheerleader for global promotion of the metropolis’ innovative identity.
Two armed men greeted a Hawthorne family inside their residence Sunday morning.
As a cabbie called the police on a non-paying customer in Hawthorne, the latter’s friend swiped his phone at gunpoint.
More than 30 South Philly establishments will be pouring specials, hosting tap takeovers and more for Philly Beer Week through June 9.
Chinamoto, the newest ground-level addition to 777 S. Broad St., rolled out the red carpet May 21 to welcome guests for its official grand opening. It was a chance for rising 26-year-old chef Sunny Lin to put his international sushi skills on full display.
A mugger threatened to slit her victim’s throat in Hawthorne Tuesday.
Within blocks of where he was picked up, a passenger robbed his cabbie in Hawthorne yesterday.
After being named as team captain of the varsity wrestling team at The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St., this year — his first year playing the sport, it is quite obvious that Lamarick Dunmore will go far with his strong dedication and leadership skills.
Throughout his four seasons as a basketball player for The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St., Jameal Tucker endeavored to learn and subsequently teach his teammates the rewards of hard work.
Known as a consistently dedicated and mature young woman, Tiffany Chen, 16, has grown accustomed to succeeding in the classroom as well as to routinely helping those around her at The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St.
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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.