A Sunday fire in Lower Moyamensing has authorities looking to determine if someone committed arson.
As a holder of a master’s degree in British literature, Sam Tropiano has certainly encountered Malvolio’s “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” from William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
Police arrested a Whitman man for supposedly attacking a woman in Lower Moyamensing.
Television has a way of painting a vivid picture of before-we-were-born time periods in which medical technology and techniques create an eye-opening “did they really do things that way” reaction.
Authorities are on the hunt for a male who attempted to enter a Lower Moyamensing establishment after hours.
Police are looking for a woman who committed a theft at a Lower Moyamensing store.
When Edward Bok Technical School closed its doors in 2013, the displaced student population migrated with more than backpacks.
By Joseph Myers
Authorities are searching for a male who attempted to burglarize a Lower Moyamensing home Tuesday.
By Joseph Myers
Police busted a Lower Moyamensing man a block away from where he supposedly robbed a fellow male.
Since 1957, Olivieri Jewelers, 2523 S. Broad St., has created beautiful pieces of jewelry. And 58 years later, the Lower Moyamensing business still captures the hearts of readers who have named it best jeweler.
“Every day is an adventure and an opportunity to touch a child’s heart,” Patricia Cody said of her administrative duties at Our Lady of Hope Regional Catholic School, 1248 Jackson St. “I never grow tired of my job. In fact, I find it so rejuvenating.”
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Boundaries: Snyder to Oregon avenues, Broad to Eighth streets
Origin of Name: Moyamensing Avenue crosses diagonally through the neighborhood’s boundaries from northeast to southwest. Although situated on the east side of Broad, the postal designation for Moyamensing Avenue, south of Snyder Avenue, is “West.” Since this is confusing, the designation “Lower” was chosen. Soon after, “LoMo,” an abbreviation of Lower Moyamensing, became a common term.
Brief History: Moyamensing Township included ground turned over by the Dutch to the English and Wicaco, except such parts of the latter that were in Southwark. Its northern boundary was South Street and below the existing parts of Southwark; its eastern boundary was the Delaware River, and its western boundary was Schuylkill Sixth, now known as 17th Street.
In 1816, Moyamensing was estimated to be 3 miles by 2 miles over 2,560 acres. By act of March 24, 1812, its inhabitants were incorporated as “the township of Moyamensing.”
In April 4, 1831, the township was divided into East and West. It was one of the earliest created after the settlement of Pennsylvania, and became part of Philadelphia in 1854.
Moyamensing Prison was built between 1822-35 at 10th and Reed streets. A portion of it also housed a Debtors Prison. The structure was demolished in 1967.
Famous residents: Robert Marcucci, of 10th and Porter streets, discovered and managed Frankie Avalon of 10th Street and Moyamensing Avenue and Fabian of 11th and Shunk streets; Bobby Rydell is a singer from the 2400 block of South 11th Street
Major Landmarks: The Brush Factory; Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 1144 Jackson St., which was established in 1889; Methodist Hospital, Broad and Wolf streets.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District: 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
State House District: 184th, William F. Keller (D)
City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Library: Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St.
Schools: Our Lady of Hope Regional Catholic School, 1248 Jackson St.; Abram S. Jenks School, 2501 S. 13th St.; Francis Scott Key School, 2230 S. Eighth St.; Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, 2407 S. Broad; South Philadelphia High, 2101 S. Broad St.