On February 25, 1914, the first Tastykake factory pumped out 100 cakes on Sedgley Avenue in Germantown. Phillip Baur, whose father had recently sold the Bauer Brothers Bakery in Pittsburgh, teamed up with an egg salesman from Boston, Herbert Morris, with the idea that they’d bake and deliver fresh, individually wrapped cakes.
A man suffered gruesome injuries Sunday morning after an altercation with another male outside of Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Ave.
Beloved mascot Kirbee the Krimpet helped the Tasty Baking Co. to celebrate its 100th anniversary Tuesday with events at its Philadelphia Navy Yard facility, 4300 S. 26th St.
A fire in The Philadelphia Navy Yard left one worker injured last week.
Jim Fregosi, who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 National League title, passed away on Friday morning. The 71-year-old suffered multiple strokes during a recent Major League Baseball alumni cruise.
Jim Fregosi, who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to 1993 National League title, passed away on Friday morning. The 71-year-old suffered multiple strokes during a recent Major League Baseball alumni cruise.
The Community Quarterback Awards honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism. The deadline is Feb. 14.
The doors of the brand new Courtyard Marriott South at The Navy Yard, 1001 Intrepid Ave., opened 5 p.m Jan. 7th.
More than 15,000 registrants united Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks.
A spat over a vehicle’s speed led to a stadium complex area altercation Sunday.
The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming crisper and scarves have made their way out from the back of the drawer. It’s the transition of summer to winter, of bright to bare trees, iced to hot lattes, flavored with pumpkin. It’s fall.
The fourth annual Great Meatball Match Up returns to the American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday with amateurs and professionals rolling out their respective samples in a battle for culinary bragging rights
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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.