Go To Neighborhood: 

An inventive approach

Area youngsters discovered a new way to have fun Saturday at The Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St., by participating in a GridSTAR Center-affiliated workshop.

Posted May. 20, 2015

How do you feel about the Eagles signing of Tim Tebow?

"Nothing personal, but he just hasn’t shown that he can do anything that great. I don’t see the need for another third-string QB.”

Posted Apr. 23, 2015

Gaining a financial wing

Chip Kelly has been the hot topic of the off-season conversation, but Thursday night, at the NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way, The Katie Kirlin Fund was presented with the top overall prize —$10,000 — as part of the Eagles Community Quarterback Awards.

Posted Apr. 2, 2015

First pitch at CBP

Despite a cold rain pounding the field and Mother Nature’s refusal to acknowledge the calendar, baseball season got off the ground in Philadelphia Tuesday night.

Posted Apr. 2, 2015

Fishing for Compliments

These individuals recently took to FDR Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, to experience aquatic indulgence.

Posted Mar. 26, 2015


By Anthony Maiorana

The Chase for glory

It’s almost impossible not to know who Chase Utley, the Readers’ Choice pick for Philly pro athlete, is.

Posted Mar. 13, 2015

In the Loop and through the Hoop

Eighty-nine years into their journey as jovial jocks, the Harlem Globetrotters took to the floor at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Sunday to amaze local fans.

Posted Mar. 13, 2015


By Joseph Myers

Fit to be tried

Authorities abducted a North Philly man for allegedly burglarizing a Philadelphia Navy Yard business.

Posted Mar. 6, 2015


By Joseph Myers

Cupid's Undie Run

Registration is open for Saturday’s noon to 4 p.m. Cupid’s Undie Run, which raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Posted Feb. 10, 2015

On the Mo’ne

Before the Philadelphia 76ers polished off Saturday’s win against the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis tossed T-shirts to spectators.

Posted Jan. 15, 2015

Barking for feedback

We are writing in hopes of having a dog park situated at FDR Park.

Posted Dec. 19, 2014

The bike chain gang

The optimistic report, “Bike to the Future,” by Bill Chenevert (Dec. 11), on the proposed building of a new sports facility within city owned FDR Park, leaves out some pertinent facts and serious questions.

Posted Dec. 19, 2014


Navy Yard - Stadium Complex

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)

U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D); Pat Toomey (R)

Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)

State House District: 184th, William F. Keller (D); 185th, Maria Donatucci (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.


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