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NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Amanda L. Snyder

Combative encounter

A man was assaulted outside of an Italian restaurant-turned-club early Sunday.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2012

OPINION

By Bill Gelman

Bearers of positive news

Back in 2009, I remember sitting at a local diner with my fellow staffers brainstorming about recognizing local residents and workers who are making a difference in South Philadelphia. More than three years later, Monday night to be exact, 17 of this year’s Difference Makers were honored while some of the winners from the previous two years joined in the celebration.

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Posted Nov. 15, 2012

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Amanda L. Synder

City worker imposter

A man that indicated he was a City employee instead robbed a Packer Park couple of cash last week.

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Posted Oct. 18, 2012

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Constant spark

Erin Dougherty maintains such busy professional and volunteer schedules that she might want to consider changing her first name to “Errand.” Though idle moments come rarely for the 32-year-old Packer Park resident, she feels much more remains to address.

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Posted Oct. 11, 2012

First draft

Tuesday afternoon’s somewhat chilly weather could not deter student Dea Self, who left the confines of Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St., to do plein-air painting at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.

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Posted Oct. 11, 2012

Philadelphia Soul Tryouts

The Philadelphia Soul will hold tryouts 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at the NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way.

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Posted Oct. 4, 2012

Toast to the town

Yuengling will thank Philadelphians for their role in making it America’s oldest and largest brewery with a regional toast in 250 bars, including a Packer Park establishment, for National Drink Beer Day.

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Posted Sep. 20, 2012

Around South Philly 08-30-12

Philly Kicking Cancer members and supporters gathered at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, Aug. 18 for their fourth kickball tournament

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Posted Aug. 30, 2012

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

FDR Park to host Philly Kicking Cancer

Kickball enthusiasts will unite at a Packer Park venue to secure funds for cancer research.

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Posted Aug. 16, 2012

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Amanda L. Snyder

Deadly discord

A man is believed to have gunned down his girlfriend and then killed himself inside his apartment.

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Posted Jul. 26, 2012

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Gentilucci hits the Pebble Beach links

Nervousness often manifests itself in trembling hands, definite hindrances to any golfer. Feeling a touch of anxiety during a July 4 practice round at Monterey, Calif.’s Del Monte Golf Course, Daniel Gentilucci rapidly regrouped and let talent trump worry.

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Posted Jul. 19, 2012

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Amanda L. Snyder

Cleaned out

A Packer Park home was burglarized of about $15,000 of electronics and jewelry last week.

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Posted Jun. 29, 2012

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Packer Park


Boundaries: Broad to 20th streets, Packer to Pattison avenues.

 

Origin of Name: “Packer” comes from the avenue and “Park” because, when the neighborhood was being developed in the late 1950s, much of the area was green and untouched.

 

Brief History: The area was swampy and undeveloped, but eventually Packer Avenue became the site of railroad tracks. Stores and a bank eventually opened at 15th and Packer.

 

Famous Residents: Lisa Peluso, former soap star who played Tony Manero’s little sister in “Saturday Night Fever;” award-winning documentary filmmaker Tina DeFeliciantonio; reputed mob boss Joey Merlino of Brinton Estates

 

Major Landmarks: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave.; the 15-story Naval Hospital, which opened in 1935 and was imploded in 2001; Eagles’ practice facility The NovaCare Complex, Broad and Pattison; Packer Park Swim Club.

 

Architecture: Rowhomes and townhouses.

 

U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)

U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D); Pat Toomey (R)

Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)

State House District: 185th, Maria Donatucci (D)

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

Ward: 26th

Police District: 1st, Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson

Civic Groups: Packer Park Civic Association; Stadium Complex Special Services District

Libraries: Donatucci, 1935 Shunk St., in Girard Estate.

Schools: Calvary Temple Christian Academy, 3301 S. 20th St.; St. Pio Regional Catholic School, 1826 Pollock St.

 

Places of Worship: Calvary Temple of Philadelphia; Faith Independent Baptist Church, 3117 S. 22nd St.; Holy Spirit

Parks: FDR Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue



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