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House of Gain

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.

Posted Jul. 30, 2015

Eye-catching images

The Philadelphia Eagles and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unveiled the “Our City, Our Team” ...

Posted Jul. 30, 2015

32 gallons deep

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.

Posted Jul. 23, 2015


By Bill Gelman

The Asches' Caribbean Jerk Chicken

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

Posted Jul. 9, 2015


By Bill Chenevert

A park to Central-ize The Philadelphia Navy Yard

Slowly but surely, Philly’s securing green spaces in peripheral pockets of South Philadelphia.

Posted Jul. 9, 2015

Feel like a superhero at The Marvel Experience

Marvel fans of all ages decked out in costumes and apparel of their favorite superheroes gathered at Lincoln Financial Field for the Marvel Experience.

Posted Jul. 2, 2015


By Joseph Myers

Detaining a duo

Two people ended up busted for allegedly assaulting a pair of men at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Ave.

Posted Jun. 29, 2015


By Joseph Myers

Mercer Cafe’s Mascarpone French Toast

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.

Posted Jun. 5, 2015

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


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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