Responding to a 9:27 a.m. call Feb. 25, police arrived at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 1101 Jackson St., meeting a maintenance person acting in place of the complainant, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.
When the School District of Philadelphia shuttered Edward Bok Technical High School, formerly 1901 S. Ninth St., in June, Michael Riley developed doubts about the scholastic and sporting integrity of his next stop, South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St.
A woman who allegedly used a cigarette request to orchestrate a robbery ended up arrested in Lower Moyamensing Friday.
Believe it or not, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opened in 2001 on South Broad Street, and in those 12-plus years since, one South Philly icon has never graced its stage. Well, that will change 8 p.m. Saturday as the artist born Robert Ridarelli, and better known as Bobby Rydell, 71, is one of the big names on Jerry “The Geator” Blavat’s “Great Voices of the '60s” program. Eddie Holman, Jay Black and Gary U.S. Bonds are a few of the other talents that will be performing.
Police arrested a man for his alleged assault on a fellow male in Lower Moyamensing.
Nearly 26 months after she received a heart transplant, Julia Parmisciano grounds herself in one-day-at-a-time thinking but gladly diverted from that stance Monday afternoon at Center City’s Hard Rock Cafe, bursting with anticipation over next week’s family trip to Los Angeles.
Owing to their Greek and Lebanese roots, Tom Saad and his family have always bonded over meals and cherish charming fellow food fanatics with their creations.
Since 2005, the massive Brush Factory at the corners of 12th and Jackson Streets has remained empty and idle. Broken windows grace the structure that lies between 12th and Iseminger Streets and Jackson Street and Snyder Avenue.
An evening usually reserved for revelry turned regrettable Christmas Day. Authorities rushed to 2511 S. Percy St. around 8 p.m. to deal with a blaze that Captain Clifford Gilliam said resulted from non-permanent electrical wiring.
An aggressive individual resorted to pushing a Lower Moyamensing store owner and her daughter Saturday.
Police arrested Marie Amari at her 1100-block-of-Cantrell-Street residence Saturday for her supposed taking of Christmas decorations from an 1100-block-of-Fitzgerald-Street abode.
By Joseph Myers
A Lower Moyamensing home invasion left a resident minus $12,000 last week. The property owner told authorities that at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26, he heard a knock on the door of his abode on the 2500 block of South Jessup Street and glimpsed outside to see a man holding a package, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. When he opened the door, the complainant soon found himself under attack, as the package-bearing individual and another figure, whom he believed to be a woman, knocked him to the ground, smashed his face into the floor and started to tie him up with rope. The second offender eventually went to the second floor for an instant, with the first demanding that the victim not look up, Tolliver said, and the two fleeing soon after. The intruders were clad in dark clothing and wore black ski masks, leading the complainant’s being able only to presume the second was a woman. Sustaining minor injuries to his face, the homeowner also reported the aforementioned sum missing. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms....
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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.