“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.
The Philadelphia Eagles and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unveiled the “Our City, Our Team” ...
Residents of the Sports Complex Special Services District received a giant upgrade earlier this month, as new 32-gallon recycling carts were delivered to each home in the area, replacing the 22-gallon blue bins.
Baseball, particularly the Philadelphia Phillies, may be the hot topic of conversation around the Asche household, but it’s certainly not all baseball, all the time — even during the regular season
Slowly but surely, Philly’s securing green spaces in peripheral pockets of South Philadelphia.
Marvel fans of all ages decked out in costumes and apparel of their favorite superheroes gathered at Lincoln Financial Field for the Marvel Experience.
Two people ended up busted for allegedly assaulting a pair of men at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Ave.
Running an eatery requires many gifts, with Liza Bello blessed to belong to a family with respected roles as proprietors. The 33-year-old is continuing to call on lessons learned from her relatives as the owner of Mercer Cafe, 4920 S. 15th St.
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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.