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NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Scratching away his dignity

Authorities are looking for a man who committed theft in a Marconi East store.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Straying from the law

A man robbed another male who was walking his dog in Marconi Monday.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

Beady speedy in rejuvenating The Chapel of the Four Chaplains

For every believer of sentiments such as “It’s a dog-eat-dog world” and “Nice guys finish last,” one would hope to find someone like Christine M. Beady, who prefers to promote the sensibility of selflessness. On Feb. 3, the 42-year-old executive director of The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, 1201 Constitution Ave., and fellow followers of the belief that altruism benefits all will gather at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 for the 48th annual Four Chaplains Day Awards dinner.

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Sidewalk sorrow

At 12:55 a.m. Sunday, law enforcement agents ventured to the 1800 block of Pollock Street for a report of an unresponsive woman on the highway.

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Posted Jan. 7, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Spreading Christmas fear

Authorities are looking for a man who stole goods from vehicles in Marconi.

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Posted Dec. 23, 2015

OPINION

By Tom Cardella

Radio daze: Part 3

As things would turn out, I would get only one more opportunity to do basketball play-by-play after the Saint Joe’s gig. That would come in 1966 when I shared the microphone with my long-time friend Merrill Reese, who, of course, is known today as the beloved voice of the Eagles.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Compromised rides

Police are hoping for leads in bringing to justice the vandal(s) responsible for scratching 14 cars in Marconi.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2015

OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Going full gobble

Celebrating its 16th year, ShopRite Partners in Caring ventured to Philabundance, 3616 S. Galloway St., Nov. 18 to help the fellow crusader against hunger by donating more than 7,000 pounds of frozen turkeys.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Bright spots for Bishop Eustace's Santarelli

Like any teenager with a tenacious attraction to an endeavor, Alexis Santarelli knows that practitioners must make certain sacrifices to bolster their chances of succeeding.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

Adult Play Day/Tiebreaker Tournament

The South Philly Tennis Association held an Adult Play Day/Tiebreaker Tournament at Barry Playground, 1800 Johnston St., Oct. 25.

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015

OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Heroic feat

Frank Talamo, a third grader at St. Pio Catholic Regional School, beamed Oct. 21 as part of his Marconi-based institution’s pumpkin decoration contest.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2015

NEWS

By Mark McCormick

A forever friend

Every weekend morning for the last two years, Nina Spagnoli leaves an open schedule to devote her time to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2015

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Marconi and Stella Maris


Boundaries: Marconi: Broad to 20th streets, Snyder to Packer avenues; Stella Maris: Broad to Seventh streets, Oregon Avenue to I-76.

 

Origin of Name: Designated, however informally, for the neighborhood’s centerpiece, Marconi Plaza, which was named for Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, and to the east for Stella Maris Parish.

 

Brief History: Marconi was once a rural community, with farms occupying the land where houses and businesses now stand. In the 1960s and ’70s, Fairmount Park Rangers, in gray uniforms and white caps, were regular sights at Marconi Plaza, which flanks the 2800 block of South Broad. The west-side park also had a helicopter landing area until just a few years ago. Today, Marconi and Stella Maris are close to the sports complex.

 

Famous Residents: Former Mayor Frank Rizzo spent a few years of his childhood living on the 2300 block of South Rosewood Street, which residents informally renamed “Rizzo Street”; former Maryland's Mount St. Mary's college basketball coach Jim Phelan is a native of 1700 block of Ritner Street; Frankie Avalon, of 13th and Bigler streets and "T.J. Hooker" actor James Darren hail from the east side of the community.

 

Major Landmarks: Marconi Plaza, Oregon Avenue to Bigler Street, from 13th to 15th streets; supersite, 10th and Bigler streets

 

Architecture: Brick- and stucco-finished rowhomes, with some of the biggest on the 2900 block of South Broad.

 

U.S. Congressional District: 2nd, Chaka Fattah (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); 185th, Maria Donatucci (D)

City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D) , for Marconi; 1st, Mark Squilla (D), for Stella Maris.

Ward: 26th for Marconi; 39th for Stella Maris.

Police District: 1st (west of Broad), Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson; 3rd (east of Broad), Capt. Michael Ryan and Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins

Civic Groups:Broad Street West Civic Association; Marconi Area Residents Civic Organization; South Broad Street Neighborhood Association; South Philadelphia Communities Civic Association; Sports Complex Special Services District

Libraries: Donatucci, 1935 Shunk St., in Girard Estate; Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St., in Lower Moyamensing

Schools: F. Amedee Bregy School, 17th and Bigler streets; D. Newlin Fell School, Ninth and Oregon; Fifth Stone Music School, 2829 S. 18th St.; Mastery Charter Thomas Campus, 927 Johnston St.; Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, 2600 S. Broad; St. Monica Junior School, 17th and Ritner streets, and Senior School, 16th and Porter streets; St. Pio Regional Catholic School, 1826 Pollock St.

Places Of Worship: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1401 W. Moyamensing Ave.; Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2400 S. Broad St.; Stella Maris, 814 Bigler St.; St. Richard of Chichester, 18th and Pollock streets;

Rec Centers: Barry Playground, 18th and Johnston streets; Fels South Philadelphia Community Center, 2407 S. Broad, in Lower Moyamensing; Guerin Rec Center, 16th and Jackson, in Newbold

Parks: Marconi Plaza, Oregon to Bigler Street, from 13th to 15th streets.



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