A man was assaulted outside of an Italian restaurant-turned-club early Sunday.
By Bill Gelman
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.
A man that indicated he was a City employee instead robbed a Packer Park couple of cash last week.
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.
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.
The Philadelphia Soul will hold tryouts 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at the NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way.
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.
Philly Kicking Cancer members and supporters gathered at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, Aug. 18 for their fourth kickball tournament
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.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
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