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By Joseph Myers

Cutting him off

Authorities are on the hunt for a male who attempted to enter a Lower Moyamensing establishment after hours.

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Posted May. 15, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Five-finger discount

Police are looking for a woman who committed a theft at a Lower Moyamensing store.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Chenevert

Primed to Move ahead

When Edward Bok Technical School closed its doors in 2013, the displaced student population migrated with more than backpacks.

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Posted Apr. 27, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Crime interrupted

Authorities are searching for a male who attempted to burglarize a Lower Moyamensing home Tuesday.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Trouble nearby

Police busted a Lower Moyamensing man a block away from where he supposedly robbed a fellow male.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Amanda L. Snyder

Crown jewels

Since 1957, Olivieri Jewelers, 2523 S. Broad St., has created beautiful pieces of jewelry. And 58 years later, the Lower Moyamensing business still captures the hearts of readers who have named it best jeweler.

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Posted Mar. 16, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

An admirable administrator

“Every day is an adventure and an opportunity to touch a child’s heart,” Patricia Cody said of her administrative duties at Our Lady of Hope Regional Catholic School, 1248 Jackson St. “I never grow tired of my job. In fact, I find it so rejuvenating.”

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Posted Mar. 17, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Gelman

J.D. on the mic

When Jason Douglas isn’t running his dance studio (see On the move), he is busy providing entertainment at parties or events from here to New York City

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Posted Mar. 16, 2015

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Gelman

Another victory dance

When students come to DanceAdelphia, 1100 Snyder Ave., they don’t like leaving. It doesn’t seem to matter that there is a 9 p.m. closing time

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Posted Mar. 13, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Three days later ...

Police busted a Lower Moyamensing man for his alleged robbery of a nearby bank.

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Posted Mar. 5, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Tender and tobacco

A masked man remains at large after having robbed a Lower Moyamensing business.

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Posted Mar. 5, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Triple score

Authorities are searching for two men who robbed a Lower Moyamensing store.

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015

» 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.