The Taiwanese immigrant’s contemporary dance company’s set to explore what “home” means with a three-night, four-performance run of “Home/S. 9th St.” at FringeArts on Columbus Boulevard this weekend.
Millions yearn to make millions, but how many people truly ponder the peril that excessive love for capitalism can cause?
By Joseph Myers
An opportunistic sneak made off with a bicycle in Passyunk Square.
A fervent adherent of the possibilities within such a subjective business as theater, Jesse Bernstein loves interacting with talented individuals as they unleash their gifts.
Sitting across from Andrew Stober at Chhaya Café, 1819 E. Passyunk Ave., one wouldn’t guess he could be a week away from winning an at-large City Council seat.
Beginning at 6 tonight, Devil’s Den, 1148 S. 11th St., will oversee a Halloween Beer Tapping, with aged brews and recent creations available.
Well aware of how the world often works hard to nurture negativity, Clare O’Malley strives to spread kindness and accord in her endeavors, especially stage-based pursuits.
The Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th St., got another feather in its cap last week when principal Lisa Kaplan was named as a Top 10 finalist for The Best Schools’ Escalante-Gradillas Best in Education Prize.
Departing from Benna’s, 1236 S. Eighth St., curious South Philly home connoisseurs were sent with a wristband to 10 Passyunk Square homes as part of the Passyunk Square Civic Association’s (PSCA) 2015 Home Tour Saturday.
By Joseph Myers
Among other swipes, millennials often face criticism as self-serving figures bent on bellowing their stances on various topics minus much experience to back their beliefs.
By Tina Garceau
The overseers of many local houses of worship hope that the recent World Meeting of Families draws believers back to their spiritual homes.
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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