Authorities are looking for a man who committed theft in a Marconi East store.
A man robbed another male who was walking his dog in Marconi Monday.
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.
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.
Authorities are looking for a man who stole goods from vehicles in Marconi.
By Tom Cardella
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.
Police are hoping for leads in bringing to justice the vandal(s) responsible for scratching 14 cars in Marconi.
By Tina Garceau
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.
By Joseph Myers
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.
The South Philly Tennis Association held an Adult Play Day/Tiebreaker Tournament at Barry Playground, 1800 Johnston St., Oct. 25.
By Tina Garceau
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.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
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)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
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
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;
Parks: Marconi Plaza, Oregon to Bigler Street, from 13th to 15th streets.