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Expanding the Maglio’s legacy

A South Philly stalwart started a new chapter last week as Maglio Sausage Co. opened up a deli-style destination dubbed The Market at Maglio’s at its warehouse location on 3632 S. Third Street.

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Posted Dec. 11, 2014

NEWS > NEWS BRIEFS

By Bill Gelman

South Philly Review's annual Toy Drive

Unwrapped items are being collected through Dec. 19.

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Posted Dec. 5, 2014

NEWS > NEWS BRIEFS

By SPR Staff

Highlight of the day

NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, best known as the “Human Highlight Film,” visited the South Philly Review office last week as part of his campaign to promote Diabetes Awareness Month.

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Posted Nov. 20, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Devilish duo

Two males assaulted and robbed a man in Lower Moyamensing two weeks ago.

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Posted Nov. 14, 2014

NEWS

By SPR Staff

What’s new, newsies?

To celebrate the South Philly Review’s partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Philadelphia series, the publication’s distributors gathered Oct. 23 to don caps and newspaper bags akin to those worn by the cast of “Newsies.”

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Posted Nov. 6, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Water damage

An impostor scammed a pair of older adults out of cash and jewelry in Lower Moyamensing.

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Posted Nov. 6, 2014

Eileen’s RumChata Pina Colada

Giddy children will line local streets tomorrow evening for Halloween, but aside from sampling their spoils, what can the more mature residents of South Philly call on to make the night a jolt for the senses?

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Posted Nov. 3, 2014

NEWS

By Christopher Isaac

Dr. Tabas' big reason to smile

The residents of Philadelphia can likely tell you themselves what Dr. Norman Tabas, a dentist in the city since 1980, has done to help them. However, it was Oct. 3, in Tokyo, Japan, that he received recognition from his peers for his work.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Trickster treats herself

Police are hoping to hook a woman who stole Halloween decorations in Lower Moyamensing last week.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014

Gunpoint grief

On account of a gun-wielding stranger, two people parted with possessions in Lower Moyamensing two weeks ago.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

Cavaliere Fund to fete Davenport

By age 4, William Davenport knew his professional journey would find him tackling either tunes as a singer or bodies as a football player.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

Melodious mission

Growing up within a home where she often heard her father, brother and conductor Carlo Moresco giving piano, violin and voice instruction, Giovanna Cavaliere felt privileged to receive such peerless exposure to music.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2014

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Lower Moyamensing


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)

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: 184th, William F. Keller (D)

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

Ward: 39th

Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins

Civic Groups and Town Watches: Lower Moyamensing Civic Association; South Broad Street Neighborhood Association; South Philadelphia Communities Civic Association

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.

Places of Worship: City Church of Philadelphia, 2311 S. 13th St., and Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 1121 Jackson St.

Recreation Center: Ford P.A.L. Center, 609 Snyder Ave.

Parks: Mifflin Square Park, Sixth and Wolf streets; Weinberg Park, Sixth and Jackson streets; and Marconi Plaza, Broad Street and Oregon Avenue.