Aramark executive chef James Hennessey really cannot be concerned about the on-the-field performances when he has 60,000-plus fans coming through the turnstiles for eight regular season games and possibly the postseason.
By Joseph Myers
While Philadelphia, especially South Philly, has produced enough famous residents that it will never need to defend its reputation as a source of greatness, it has also come to adopt many individuals as its own even though their birth certificates say otherwise.
“I don’t agree with all of them, so if [head coach] Chip Kelly’s personnel changes work out, they will do fine.” Ralph Lowman, Sixth and Jackson streets “ "They have to back up their defense and build up the offense a bit. If they duplicate their preseason success, their confidence is going to grow.” Chad Ferguson, Fifth and Reed streets “They will definitely need to put in hard work. They’ll also have to stay healthy and rely on some old-fashioned good luck.” Michael Calvarese, New Jersey Contact the South Philly Review at firstname.lastname@example.org....
With City and local leaders surrounding him for the Aug. 31 dedication of the Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, 20th and Tasker streets, Connor Barwin drew tremendous applause when stating “If you really want to grow in life, you have to realize that you can never do anything alone.”
Stop talking about Tim Tebow: I cannot recall the last time the third-string quarterback spot drew so much attention. Mornings, afternoons a
On Monday, Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin received a citation from 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson at the Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, 20th and Tasker streets.
“I feel it’s something that needed to be done to help to propel the team forward. It’s sad to watch such a quality player go, but it was time. I wish him the best.”
Indianapolis 500 victor Juan Pablo Montoya visited the NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way, Friday to catch the Eagles’ practice session.
By Joseph Myers
With Utley’s departure in mind, the publication has decided to institute a weekly Top-10 list on numerous topics, with this initial one dealing with athletes who have meant so much to the city.
“We took the money from the offense and put it into the defense. We’ll have to see if the offense still has the same click. Since they replaced [Brandon] Boykin with a rookie, the corners are going to be tough.”
TR7, a resident artist with the House of Ra’oof art of wardrobe movement, last week ventured to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Skatepark, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, to engage in freehand paint splashing.
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Bounadries: Sports Complex: Packer Avenue to Geary Street, Broad to Seventh streets; Navy Yard: South of I-95. Southern Boulevard comprises 13th to Broad streets, Packer Avenue to Geary Street.
Origin of Name: After formally referring to itself as the Vet Stadium Neighborhood, residents of this area changed the name to the Stadium Complex Neighborhood after the Vet's destruction to reflect all of the arenas nearby, including Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.
Brief History: It's difficult to look at the north lot of Citizens Bank Park and visualize what was there before the Vet went up: A valley nine stories deep, and home to farms, crops and shanty towns. A drive-in movie theater also was behind what are now the Geary Street homes. A bowling alley and an aquarium that doubled as a dance hall rounded out the neighborhood entertainment venues. People began moving into the neighborhood in 1951.
Famous Residents: Singer/actor Frankie Avalon, formerly of the 3200 block of South 13th Street
Major Landmarks: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way; Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave.; The Spectrum, known as America's Showplace, which is currently being demolished; Philadelphia Technology Park, 4775 League Island Blvd.; Tasty Baking Co., 3 Crescent Drive; Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; Veterans Stadium, longtime site of the Army-Navy Game, formerly at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue
Architecture: Rowhomes, mostly built in the 1950s.
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: 2nd, Mark Squilla (D)
Ward: 26th and 39th
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Sports Complex Special Services District, Stadium Community Council Inc.
Libraries: Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St., in Lower Moyamensing
Parks: FDR Park, Pattison Avenue and South Broad Street; Southern Boulevard, Broad Street near Curtin.