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.
Unwrapped items are being collected through Dec. 19.
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.
Two males assaulted and robbed a man in Lower Moyamensing two weeks ago.
By SPR Staff
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.”
By Joseph Myers
An impostor scammed a pair of older adults out of cash and jewelry in Lower Moyamensing.
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?
By Christopher Isaac
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.
By Joseph Myers
Police are hoping to hook a woman who stole Halloween decorations in Lower Moyamensing last week.
On account of a gun-wielding stranger, two people parted with possessions in Lower Moyamensing two weeks ago.
By age 4, William Davenport knew his professional journey would find him tackling either tunes as a singer or bodies as a football player.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
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.