By Mark McCormick
After you have finished your Thanksgiving leftovers, prepare yourself for the winter season with a spicy Spanish stew that is perfect for helping you to withstand winds and wicked weather.
The Philadelphia Police Department is hoping to bring to justice the attacker of a man in Lower Moyamensing.
Thanks to input from a witness, law enforcement officials had a fortunate weekend, busting Jason Webb on Friday and Kareem Hampton on Saturday for their supposed involvement in the Oct. 5 incident at Star Mini Market, 1214 Ritner St.
By Joseph Myers
Consistently keen on kindling his competitive fire, Nick Lamb entered this season knowing Muhlenberg College would need for him to display unbridled bravado on the gridiron to foster its hopes of being a consistent winner.
Police arrested a Lower Moyamensing woman in part for impersonating an officer of the law.
Police are searching for three at-large offenders who robbed a Lower Moyamensing establishment.
By Bill Chenevert
Lansie Sylvia saw some disturbing trends and statistics surrounding voter turnout and got to work at imagining effective ways of addressing the importance of Nov. 3, Election Day.
This classic Italian-American dish from Theresa Strati brings together the mixtures of linguine, Italian tuna and creamy clam sauce to produce something simple yet amazingly flavorful.
Since opening AmeriThai, 1244 Snyder Ave., 13 months ago, Hong Kham Soum has indeed become the owner of an Asian sensation, with her ample options coming to count many devotees.
Possessing a profound affinity for eerie elements of existence, the 29-year-old is reveling in his fifth campaign as a haunter for Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary’s seasonal scream-inducing delight.
Police are hoping surveillance footage can lead to the arrest of a male who robbed a Lower Moyamensing business.
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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.