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SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Carto claims Golden Gloves distinction

Owing to his Italian heritage and dedication to being a diligent boxer, Christian Carto might appreciate the concept of sprezzatura, which Merriam-Webster defines as “perfect conduct or performance of something (as an artistic endeavor) without apparent effort.”

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Posted Apr. 11, 2014

Playing John Hinckley Jr.

Regarding performing as “the best rush in the world,” Sam Sherburne usually acquires his kicks through heavily comedic turns. For his New City Stage Co. role as John Hinckley Jr., who attempted to gun down President Ronald Reagan March 30, 1981, the resident of the 1500 block of Federal Street is displaying his diversity and is experiencing a shot of novelty, too.

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Posted Mar. 28, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

A malicious cycle

Authorities arrested an alleged knife carrier in Newbold Saturday morning.

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Posted Mar. 20, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Hungry for trouble

A man parted with his wallet and lunch bag last week in Newbold.

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Posted Feb. 27, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Gun produces crime

A gun-wielding man made off with a woman’s possessions in Newbold Sunday.

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Posted Feb. 27, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Falling action

A woman fell prey to two robbers following a Monday fall in Newbold.

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Posted Feb. 14, 2014

'Tribes' actress stresses strength

Throughout her burgeoning acting career, Amanda Kearns has scored roles that have not found her overtly attempting to elicit viewers’ sympathy. Enthusiastic about emitting emotions, the 23-year-old has tapped into her affinity for novelty and vulnerability in portraying her most charming character, Sylvia, in “Tribes,” a largely lauded tale of communicating at all costs.

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Posted Feb. 14, 2014

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Guerin Tennis

Guerin Recreation Center, 2201 S. 16th St., hosts tennis for boys and girls of all ages.

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Posted Feb. 6, 2014

NEWS > FIRE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Gas explosion sparks fire

The situation began at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 on the 1800 block of South Bancroft Street, with two workers from Philadelphia Gas Works reaching a residence in response to a gas leak call, company spokeswoman Melanie McCottry said. Detecting gas, they commenced shutting off service to nearby homes yet could not gain entry into two abodes.

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Posted Feb. 6, 2014

Lanci’s Bakery’s Meatballs

For Larry Lanci, owning and operating Lanci Bakery, 1716 Jackson St., is not a job; it’s his passion. The family story dates back to the early 1900s when his great grandfather Raphael arrived in South Philadelphia from Italy and established the family’s American baking roots, which included building the brick oven.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joe Myers

Nonsense in Newbold

Late Friday night and early Saturday morning began poorly for a woman in Newbold, with as many as four offenders confronting and injuring her.

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Posted Jan. 23, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Sticks and stones

A bicyclist helped to track down one of his supposed attackers in Newbold last week.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2013

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Newbold


Boundaries: Washington Avenue to Wolf Street, Broad to 18th streets.

 

Origin of Name: Residents gave the name Newbold, still considered Point Breeze (Broad to 25th, Washington to Mifflin) by many residents, to the area as a part of an ongoing revitalization effort. It was also the original name of Hicks Street.

 

Brief History: Real estate developer John Longacre saw potential in the undeveloped area, so he started purchasing properties that turned into residential and commercial spaces in the early 2000s. Later, he developed the nonprofit, Newbold Community Development Corp., which later shared its boundaries — Tasker to Wolf, Broad to 18th streets — with Newbold Civic Association, which launched around ’06.

Other, mainly newer, residents spanning Washington to Passyunk avenues with like ideas of how to improve their neighborhood began meeting at one another’s homes in ’07. Soon those neighbors formed Newbold Neighbors Association.

While tensions have emerged between the Newbold civic groups, both have similar goals of improving quality of life, mainly by ways of cleaning and greening. However, Newbold Neighbors has also met resistance from some Point Breeze residents, who feel threatened by the new group invading the community where they have lived for a number of years.

 

Famous Residents: singer/pianist Buddy Greco, a native of the 2000 block of South Chadwick Street; disc jockey Jerry Blavat, formerly of of 17th and Mifflin streets; singer Al Martino, a 15th-and-Tasker-Street native; The Four Aces' lead singer Al Alberts, of the 1800 block of Chadwick Street

 

Major Landmarks: Mercy LIFE, formerly St. Agnes Continuing Care Center, 1900 S. Broad St.; Richard W. Kubach installed a 19-stool counter at Melrose Diner, 1501 Snyder Ave. nearly 70 years ago; and two abandoned garden plots that became the Bouvier Community Garden, 1348 and 1350 Bouvier St., DiSilvestro Playground, 1500 Morris St.

 

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); 8th, Anthony H. Williams (D)

State House District: 184th, William F. Keller (D); 186th, Jordan Harris (D)

City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)

Wards: 36th and 48th

Police Districts: 1st (south of Moore), Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson; 17th (north of Moore), Capt. Martin Derbyshire and Community Relations Officer Freddie McCrea

Civic Groups: Broad Street West Civic Association; Newbold Civic Association; Newbold Neighbors Association; South Broad Street Neighborhood Association

Library: South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St.

Schools: George W. Childs School (formerly Barratt), 1599 Wharton St.; St. Thomas Aquinas, 18th and Morris

Places of Worship: Abundant Harvest House of Prayer, 1715 Snyder Ave.; Collick Missionary Church, 1250 S. 17th St.; The Foundation of I-Kaun-Tao, 1634 S. Broad St.; House of Prayer Baptist Church, 1333 S. 15th St.; International Bethel Church Bethany Phila., 1538 S. Broad St.; International Bethel Church, 1536 S. Broad St.; Miracle Temple of Christ, 1539 McKean St.; Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 1419 Wharton St.; Mount Olivet Church, 1638 Reed St.; St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1243 S. 17th St.; St. Mary's Holiness Church, 1214 S. 17th St.; St. Rita’s of Cascia Church, 1166 S. Broad St.; St. Thomas Aquinas, 1719 Morris St.; Spirit and Truth Apostolic Church of South Philly, 1442 Wharton St.; Trinity Lutheran Church, 2300 S. 18th St.; and True Gospel Tabernacle, 1606 Mifflin St. 

Recreation Centers: Guerin Rec, 16th and Jackson streets.

Parks and Playgrounds: DiSilvestro Playground, 1500 Morris St.; Wilson Park, 15th and Wolf streets