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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

NEWS > FEATURES

By Amanda L. Snyder

Power couple

David and Lisa Grainge formerly lived in Philly two decades ago. However, the couple relocated from Buffalo, N.Y. back to Philly two years ago and headed further south to Lower Moyamensing in December. Proving that time is no barrier, the Grainges already are being recognized for their community work.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Teacher dead in likely suicide

At approximately 8:11 a.m. Sept. 11, officers from the 3rd District responded to a call from the Holiday Inn, 900 Packer Ave.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Money grabbers

Two men teamed up to strike and rob another male in Lower Moyamensing Tuesday.

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Posted Sep. 11, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

It’s a conspiracy

A man who conspired with a Philadelphia police officer to steal drugs in Lower Moyamensing received a 10-month sentence last week.

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Posted Sep. 4, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Domestic devastation

Police confirmed the identity of a Lower Moyamensing homicide victim yesterday.

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Posted Aug. 15, 2014

Newsworthy

Jessica Pasquarello hasn’t graduated high school, but the to-be Neumann-Gorretti senior is making freelance contributions for Philadelphia RowHome Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Crumbling credibility

Police are seeking two figures who assaulted and robbed a woman in Lower Moyamensing.

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Posted Aug. 8, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Louis "Red" Klotz passes

Many observers dub the Chicago Cubs lovable losers since they have gone 106 years without winning the World Series, but the Illinois-situated athletes have nothing on the Washington Generals, who, under the guidance of Louis “Red” Klotz, dutifully dueled against the Harlem Globetrotters for decades. No matter how many losses he and his charges endured, the coach maintained a persistence-pays-off mentality consistent with his South Philly upbringing. The 93-year-old pioneer, who inspired so many cheers, prompted the flow of tears Saturday, as he died at his Margate, N.J. home. “The Harlem Globetrotters organization is extremely saddened by the passing of Red Klotz, and our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family,” CEO Kurt Schneider said in a press release of the figure’s clan, which includes wife Gloria, six children, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. “His love of the game — and his love of people — will certainly be missed.” Mr. Klotz honed his hoops passion at South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., leading the Rams to city titles in 1939 and ’40 while twice claiming Player of the Year honors. He furthered his fascination as a Villanova University registrant and a member of the American Basketball League-based...

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Posted Jul. 17, 2014

Performing at Awesome Fest

As a coveter of creativity, Ang Bocca has always enjoyed marching to her own tune but never to the detriment of collaboration and camaraderie.

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Posted Jul. 17, 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.