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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

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Far from conservative

Police arrested a Newbold man for his alleged assault of another male on Sunday. At 3:12 a.m., police received notice of an incident inside the Republican Club, 1743 Snyder Ave. They arrived at Methodist Hospital and encountered the complainant and witnesses, who had taken a taxi from the Newbold site, and learned the former was using the location’s bathroom when the supposed aggressor allegedly attempted to enter the lavatory behind him, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The two became involved in a verbal spat that soon escalated and ended with the offender’s reported striking of the victim with a glass beer bottle. The incident caused a severe laceration to his left eye, a blow that is likely to lead to permanent vision loss, Tolliver said. He received a transfer to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shortly after, with the witnesses helping authorities to ascertain the supposed attacker’s identity. They proceeded to the 2200 block of South 15th Street and arrested Bryce Nadeau, 41, upon a positive identification and charged him with possession of an instrument of crime, recklessly endangering another person and two counts of assault. He posted his $3,000 bail and awaits a June 19 preliminary hearing. To report information, call...

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Posted Jun. 6, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Wallet woes

A man had to give up his wallet’s contents to a knife-wielding aggressor in Newbold last week.

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Posted Jun. 6, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Four figures sought

Police are looking for four teenagers who united to rob a man in Newbold.

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Posted May. 16, 2014

Suds of summer

South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St., will holds its ninth annual Wheat Beer Fest and Block Party at noon May 17.

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Posted May. 16, 2014

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

» 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