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NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Smoldering Burns

A Newbold man is in police custody for supposedly committing thefts in Marconi.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Arson-fueled wrath

Police are looking for the individual(s) responsible for trying to set a Newbold residence on fire.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Miss Rachel’s Pantry’s Black Bean Cornbread Soup

Heightened awareness of the power behind healthy lifestyle decisions should receive praise regardless of the age at which someone obtains it. Being well-informed at a very young age can often prove rare, thus making realizations that much more valuable. At five, Rachel Klein adopted a vegetarian diet, a move that initiated her entry into the world of cooking.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

Kallas-Saritsoglou an infectious presence

Selflessness can prove a hard sell in today’s tempting me-first climate, but count Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou among the ardent buyers of the belief that a life of service enriches one’s soul and promotes society’s evolution.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Walk interrupted

A pedestrian ended up injured and robbed in Newbold on Friday.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2015

What’s in the pantry?

Each Saturday, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, 1938 S. Chadwick St., hosts a $60 prix fixe BYOB dinner, with six seasonal courses comprising the offerings.

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Posted Nov. 12, 2015

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

The great Guerin green space debate

Parking and poop. One could argue those are the two biggest obstacles to a Philadelphia Water project that would convert a portion of the parking lot at the Guerin Rec Center.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Giving it a whirl through Women's Fitness Solutions

Set to turn 26 on Tuesday, Dana Ricci describes her quarter-century-old existence as “an interesting journey” teeming with potential to make each day a standout occasion.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2015

OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Venerable Visit

Registrants of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., ventured to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, 1166 S. Broad St., Sept. 23 to inspect the encased skeleton of Saint Maria Goretti.

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Posted Oct. 1, 2015

OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Voluntary response

Local parishes are priming themselves for next week’s World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit by Pope Francis.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

Pope Francis stokes fervor among locals

South Philadelphians are regarding Pope Francis’s visit, the culmination of the International World Meeting of Families festival, with both terror and awe.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Sausage Fest signals success

Tim Lidiak currently leads the charge of the Newbold Com- munity Development Corp., a nonprofit bound and determined to improve an often-overlooked neighborhood – the area that gazes upon the boom that is East Passyunk Avenue from the west side of Broad Street.

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Posted Sep. 14, 2015

» 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