More than 15,000 registrants united Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks.
A spat over a vehicle’s speed led to a stadium complex area altercation Sunday.
The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming crisper and scarves have made their way out from the back of the drawer. It’s the transition of summer to winter, of bright to bare trees, iced to hot lattes, flavored with pumpkin. It’s fall.
The fourth annual Great Meatball Match Up returns to the American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday with amateurs and professionals rolling out their respective samples in a battle for culinary bragging rights
If the Philadelphia Flyers wish to spring into spring with the hope of ending the franchise’s nearly four-decade championship drought, they must not fall in the fall.
Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Ave., is hosting its second annual Xtoberfest 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday with beer gardens, Octoberfest-style foods, music, prizes and more.
Through 19 New Year’s Day trips along Broad Street, Joseph Rapone has grown accustomed to accepting applause as a member of the Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade, 1444 S. Second St.
What are your thoughts on Andy Reid’s return to Philly?
A bold patron ended up arrested after allegedly punching a police officer at a Stadium Complex establishment.
By Joseph Myers
The Flyers will hold public-friendly practices at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 through 14.
As the Philadelphia Eagles took to the trimmed grass of Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., late Monday morning, Meko Rose encouraged her peers teenagers to offer the athletes energetic high-fives.
On any given night, one of Philly’s beloved teams will have an off-night. But when you are the head chef at three of the restaurants local sports fans frequent, serving a bad meal is not an option. Levittown resident Chris Summers has been acing the assignment since Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave., opened in March 2012. He handles the menus for the Spectrum Grill, NBC Sports Arena and PBR Bar and Grill.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
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.