The South Philly Review honored its 2014 class of 25 Difference Makers — extending this annual fall event to 125 standouts nominated by their peers — Nov. 13 at Galdo’s Catering & Entertainment, 20th Street and Moyamensing Avenue.
By Joseph Myers
Police recently released the image of a man sought for robbery in Marconi East.
A man intimidated two women with a black revolver in Marconi East last week, scoring cash in the process.
Perhaps it was his own unique experience as a young Polish man during World War II that inspired Saint Pope John Paul II to conceive of the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in 1992.
On Friday, the Philadelphia Police Department released an image of a man wanted for perpetrating an attempted robbery in Marconi East last month.
Time changes everything, and in many instances, things can’t be changed back.
The South Philadelphia Tennis Association offers after-school and junior team tennis programs for ages 14 and younger, 10 and younger and 8 and younger.
A taxicab passenger robbed his driver in Marconi Saturday.
Following through with altruistic aspirations can prove a tough task because of copious commitments or fervent fears that one’s efforts will not succeed.
Certain employment stops possess a knack for helping a person to discover the full extent of his or her talent.
Julia Miller was hoping to get into Center City-based Julia R. Masterman as a fifth grader, but instead started the year on the waiting list.
Outstanding may not begin with the first letter of the alphabet, but in the eyes of nominator Deanna Rey, the word is very fitting when describing her former Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, 2407 S. Broad St., second-grader Alexander Mattei
» 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.