"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.”
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.
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.
These individuals recently took to FDR Park, Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, to experience aquatic indulgence.
It’s almost impossible not to know who Chase Utley, the Readers’ Choice pick for Philly pro athlete, is.
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.
Authorities abducted a North Philly man for allegedly burglarizing a Philadelphia Navy Yard business.
By Joseph Myers
Registration is open for Saturday’s noon to 4 p.m. Cupid’s Undie Run, which raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
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.
We are writing in hopes of having a dog park situated at FDR Park.
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.
“It’s really upsetting to me. He’s an original Phillie for me, so I’ll try to get tickets for when he comes back [with the Los Angeles Dodgers].
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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.