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Vetri migrates south

After years of speculation and development, Lo Spiedo, Marc Vetri’s newest Italian restaurant focusing on spit-roasted meats, is finally set to open Oct. 27 at The Philadelphia Navy Yard's South Broad Street gate.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Stolen leg recovered

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a male who chose to prepare for the Philadelphia Eagles matchup versus the New York Giants by tailgating in a parking lot on the 3300 block of South Seventh Street told authorities that as he was operating his motorized wheelchair, an unknown female approached him, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

The chaplains’ champion

“We’re a very ‘me first’ generation,” Christine M. Beady recently observed of contemporary society. “I believe we need to bring back a lasting sense of sacrifice and help people, especially younger generations, realize the world is greater than them.”

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Good Samaritan injured

A man who tried to stop a fight across the street from Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave., ended up losing consciousness Saturday.

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium’s Crabcakes

Executive chef Brian Burns might be only two months into his new gig at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium, 900 Packer Ave., but this culinary veteran knows a thing or two about overseeing menus, as he previously spent 15 years in Atlantic City, N.J. I

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Inn-coming trouble

Police are looking for a man who pulled off an armed robbery of the Holiday Inn on Monday.

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Posted Oct. 2, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Gelman

PHS setting fall’s stage

The opening day of the new season is just days away — five to be exact.

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

Eagles eats

There was a time when stadium food could be summed up as “burgers and dogs.” That time is long gone at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave

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Posted Sep. 9, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Aligning allegiance for Dick Allen

Mark “Frog” Carfagno is clamoring to clap for Dick Allen one more time. The former Philadelphia Phillies’ grounds crew member began as a fan of the slugger before forging a nearly 40-year friendship with him and is going to bat for his hero in the hopes that the Historical Oversight and Veterans committees will grant him Hall of Fame status.

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Posted Jul. 31, 2014

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Reinvesting in Lincoln Financial Field

“Still gives me chills,” Don Smolenski, the Philadelphia Eagles’ president, said of the feeling he gets when he enters Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., which broke ground in May of 2001.

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Posted Jul. 31, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Given an earful

A man became an assault victim at Citizens Bank Park Saturday.

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Posted Jul. 17, 2014

SPORTS

By Joseph Fontanazza

Prospect pilgrimage

The National Hockey League Combine, team interviews and constant picking and prying from the media represent the anxiety-filled weeks leading up to the draft.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2014

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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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