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By Joseph Myers

Teller threatened

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Newbold bank after threatening a teller Monday.

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Posted Oct. 23, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Newbold nastiness

Police last week released surveillance video of a man who committed an August robbery in Newbold.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Amanda L. Snyder

Developing news

With an eye for development, Tim Lidiak is trained to see opportunities to improve an urban landscape. He has served as deputy director of the Avenue of the Arts Inc., which helped to revitalize South Broad Street, and volunteered for the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, 1904 E. Passyunk Ave

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Posted Oct. 9, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

iPhone encroachment

Police busted a Newbold man for allegedly conspiring with four other males to commit a robbery last week.

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Prostitution bust

The Citywide Vice Unit arrested a Newbold resident for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover officer.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Masking the guilt

A masked man robbed another male in Newbold Saturday.

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Posted Sep. 4, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Bill Gelman

Older adult attacked

Police are searching for the attacker of a 94-year-old man in Newbold.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joe Myers

Liquid courage

Authorities arrested a man for allegedly starting a fire in Newbold.

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Posted Aug. 1, 2014

Reported robbers restrained

On Friday, police announced the arrests of two men sought in connection with a June robbery in Newbold.

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Posted Aug. 1, 2014

Basketball Camp

Guerin Recreation Center, 2201 S. 16th St., will hold an instructional basketball camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon for ages 10 to 13 and 1 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 14 to 17 June 30 through July 3.

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Posted Jun. 20, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Stinging reply

Police arrested a Newbold woman after she confessed to spraying her Newbold neighbor with Mace.

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Posted Jun. 19, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Patience is a vice

Two men robbed a male who had attempted to escape them by entering a Newbold bar Saturday.

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Posted Jun. 13, 2014

» 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