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Barking for feedback

We are writing in hopes of having a dog park situated at FDR Park.

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Posted Dec. 19, 2014

The bike chain gang

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.

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Posted Dec. 19, 2014

OPINION > WORD ON THE STREET

By Interviews: Joseph Myers/Photos: Corey Carter

What do you think of the Phillies’ decision to trade Jimmy Rollins?

“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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Posted Dec. 18, 2014

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Velodrome could present wheel of the future

Phil Senechal seems to be going about this in the best way possible.

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Posted Dec. 11, 2014

Hang Time

The Philadelphia Eagles produced a 33-10 Texas-situated annihilation of the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving and will look to hang a second lopsided loss on “America’s Team” Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave.

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Posted Dec. 11, 2014

A community-driven process

Last month, the state controlled Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) ended its deliberation and announced its intention to give residents of the stadium district a new neighbor

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Posted Dec. 11, 2014

At ease, girls

With all of the developments occurring within The Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad St., including the forging of a dining identity, one can easily forget the location’s aquatic contributions to America’s history.

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

Preservation time

As a South Philadelphia resident who works hard to maintain and upkeep our home,

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

OPINION > LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

By Judy Cerrone and Barbara Capozzi

Serving up turkey leftovers

Tom Cardella’s accurate and honest casino article (“We got handed a turkey,” Nov. 27) hit the nail right on the head. Thank you for being so rational.

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

NEWS > COVER STORY

By Bill Chenevert

Poulshock family banking on the Birds

Rose Poulshock was a huge Eagles’ fan. She passed this August from peritoneal cancer, but not before 54 seasons as a season ticketholder and a ruthless gameday analys

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

To The Market at Maglio's

Maglio Sausage Co. opened The Market at Maglio’s, 3632 S. Third St., yesterday, giving consumers a 1,500-square-foot space to enjoy prepared foods, meats, cheeses, sandwich and olive bars, locally grown produce, baked bread and fine Italian products and desserts.

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Outnumbered

As many as nine males assaulted a man at Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave., last month.

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Posted Dec. 4, 2014

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

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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