Kickball enthusiasts will unite at a Packer Park venue to secure funds for cancer research.
A man is believed to have gunned down his girlfriend and then killed himself inside his apartment.
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.
A Packer Park home was burglarized of about $15,000 of electronics and jewelry last week.
The Public League dropped a 9-3 decision to Delaware County June 13 at Richie Ashburn Field, 20th Street and Pattison Avenue.
Quinzel Merritt brought his three sons — Zahmiere and Naziere, both 9, and Quinzel, 5 — to FDR Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, to spend some time at the playground Tuesday afternoon.
Medina Collins, 14, has been recognized as an overachiever and natural leader at Calvary Temple Christian Academy, 3301 S. 20th St. Collins, excelling in science at the private Christian school, has received numerous awards for her outstanding academics.
The Catholic League fell 13-7 to Chester County Sunday at Richie Ashburn Field, 20th Street and Pattison Avenue.
Billie Jean King holds many appellations. The 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1987 inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and ’67 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year has devoted more than 50 years to rallying support for her sport and combating sexism.
Kenny Koplove, a senior pitcher/outfielder at Penn Charter High School, received Pennsylvania Player of the Year accolades from Gatorade.
The South Philadelphia Tennis Association will hold instruction for individuals 50 and older 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 21 at FDR Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.
Joanna Nollet of Caffe Chicco, 2532 S. Broad St., joined the winning crowd at Chickie’s and Pete’s PLAY2, 1526 Packer Ave., April 10 in celebration of earning a vote of approval from South Philly Review readers. The second annual, invitation-only affair included a buffet and awards ceremony.
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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)
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)
Police District: 1st, Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson
Libraries: Donatucci, 1935 Shunk St., in Girard Estate.
Parks: FDR Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue