A bicyclist helped to track down one of his supposed attackers in Newbold last week.
A speeding driver fled his vehicle to attack a pedestrian Saturday morning in Newbold.
Police arrested an alleged match-happy man for an Oct. 24 fire in Newbold.
There is no doubt South Philly has been undergoing a dramatic revival throughout the past few years. From new businesses to a facelift in residential living, the overall area is becoming more than a place called home – it is a destination.
Courtesy of their seamstress mother’s endeavors, Jake and Kara Christiansen always donned well-received Halloween costumes while maturing in Puerto Rico. Still fascinated with deeming disguises as aids in fostering fun and fear, the siblings are again serving as laugh- and scream-inducing performers for Terror Behind the Walls, the Eastern State Penitentiary’s much-lauded seasonal celebration.
A birthday party attendee became a robbery victim in Newbold Sunday morning.
A fight on a Newbold recreation site left a 44-year-old with a stab wound to his back Friday.
Alex Boonphaya, who, at 10, moved from Thailand to Tampa, Fla., fell in love with the art of cooking when he spent weekends washing dishes at a Japanese eatery about two years later.
A 19-year-old female headed westbound on the 1400 block of Snyder Avenue after getting off of the subway when she noticed two boys on the block, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. She walked past them, and one of the boys ran off with her purse, grabbed her wallet from it and discarded the bag. The boys fled westbound on Snyder.
Several tips led police to a Newbold resident believed to be responsible for robbing an 81-year-old woman in Passyunk Square last month.
To the Editor: My name is Nafis Jackson. I am the co-owner of Jackson Synergy Construction, LLC [1405 Reed St]. We recently conducted a neighborhood cleanup. We started from Broad and Reed traveling west to 16th Street headed to Dickinson Street back east until we reached Broad and Dickinson.
“People in Philadelphia don’t say ‘Hi’ enough or try to interact with one another as much as they could,” Howard Pinder said last week at Circle of Hope, 1125 S. Broad St. “I sense, though, that they yearn for authentic connections because everyone has a tale worth hearing.”
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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)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)
Wards: 36th and 48th
Library: South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St.
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