Authorities are looking for a man who struck a woman’s head in order to take her purse last month in Passyunk Square.
By Joseph Myers
As a Rowan University adjunct professor, Ross Beschler strays from being pedantic, preferring for his theatrically-inclined pupils to pursue their own sense of excitement as text appreciators and interpreters.
arly three years after the issue of interior demolition permits, a building at 848 Wharton St. succumbed to the abundant snowfall and ice accumulation Friday morning.
On a brutally cold and snowy Saturday afternoon at the corner of East Passyunk Avenue and Dickinson Street, a group of about a dozen comics convened on the sidewalk to tell jokes. The Free For All Comedy team, assembled by Aaron Hertzog and Alison Zeidman last summer, was there to promote a renewed comedic presence in South Philly with an upcoming showcase at Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.
Tuesday’s bitter cold led some proprietors and patrons of the Ninth Street Italian Market to rely on the warmth of a fire as they shared pleasantries.
Love is in the air at all three SliCE locations, including the Italian Market, 1180 S. 10th St., as heart-shaped pizza-grams will be available for delivery orders.
Columbus Square Park, which sits between 12th and 13th Streets and Wharton and Reed, may be unrecognizable in two years. Plans were unveiled for the proposed $3-million project at the Jan. 30 meeting held at the site. Plenty of residents were on hand to share accolades and concerns for the schematics’ details.
By Joseph Myers
A constant crusader for, and frequent recipient of, creative scrutiny, Gabrielle Revlock deems dance her best guide to giving fellow fanatics of observation many moments to understand exchanges of emotions. The 33-year-old performer and choreographer will again act as an advocate tomorrow and Saturday by premiering “Confetti,” a 13-section work relying on duets to develop her appreciation for interpretation.
Caldo verde is the national soup of Portugal. It is made with shredded kale, potatoes, onions and sausages. I never heard of it until I received a copy of the “Food of Portugal” by Jean Anderson many years ago. At that time, it was the only cookbook on Portuguese cuisine published in English.
It’s almost as if Louis Sachar had Rachel Camp in mind when he created Mrs. Jewls, the kind teacher in his peculiarly charming series of novels for children. There are certainly strange things afoot in his 30-story schoolhouse, but there’s nothing off-putting about Camp’s enthusiasm for igniting youngsters’ creative imaginations.
Police are hoping to locate a Passyunk Square man who has been missing since last month.
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Boundaries: Washington Avenue to Tasker Street, Sixth to Broad streets.
Origin of Name: Spelled in deeds and records a variety of ways, including Perslajingh, Passayunk, Passyonck, Passajon, Passajungh, Passaming and Paisajungh. Passyunk’s roots are as an Indian village and Queen Christina later bequeathed the area as a 1,000-acre parcel to Lt. Swen Shute in return for services rendered to the King of Sweden. The northeastern boundary fell around the parallel of 12th Street. It became a township very early during Western settlement, with Federal Road (later Federal Street) a major thoroughfare.
Brief History: Passyunk Square traces its roots to Colonial times, when Gen. George Washington housed many of his soldiers on the 800 and 900 blocks of Federal. Passyunk Avenue from Tasker to Broad got its start as an upscale shopping mecca. Restaurants, specialty food stores, pharmacies, furniture shops, clothing and shoe and jewelry stores dotted the avenue, just as they do now. In 2002, a city ordinance created the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, which was modeled after merchant-funded initiatives in Center City and Manayunk.
Famous Residents: Major league catcher John Marzano was a native of 12th and Wharton streets; Willie Mosconi, child prodigy/pool champion, of Ninth Street and Passyunk Avenue
Major Landmarks: East Passyunk Avenue; the Lower Italian Market, said to be the country’s oldest open-air market, Ninth from Washington to Wharton; Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks, Ninth and Passyunk; the fountain at the junction of Passyunk, 11th and Tasker.
Architecture: Large brownstones dating back to the 1870s and ’80s dot main streets like Federal and Wharton. Trinities built as early as the 1880s line smaller streets and alleys. Some of these homes have been combined to form single-family dwellings.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)
Ward: 1st; 2nd
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Library: South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St.
Schools: Christopher Columbus Charter School, 1242-46 S. 12th St. and 916 Christian St. in Bella Vista; Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th St.; Eliza B. Kirkbride School, 1501 S. Seventh St.; The Rock School, 1101 S. Broad St.;
Places Of Worship: Annunciation B.V.M. Church, 1511 S. 10th St.; Bo De Buddhist Temple, 1114-20 S. 13th St.; Calvary A M E Church, 604 Dickinson St.; Emmanuel Chapel, 835 Reed St.; The First Indonesian Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Gereja Protestan Indonesia, 1127 S. Broad St.; Freedom Church, 1400 S. Columbus Boulevard; Grace Settlement House, 1032 Federal; Movimiento Iglesia Christiana Pentecostal Church, 617-619 Reed St.; Maron's, 1010 Ellsworth St.;
Parks and Playgrounds: Capitolo Playground, Ninth and Federal; Gold Star Park, Sixth and Wharton; Jefferson Square, Fourth Street and Washington Avenue; Paolone Park, 718 Sears St.; Sacks Playground, Fourth Street and Washington Avenue; Washington Avenue Green, Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue