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Lincoln Financial Field’s Beef Brisket Meatball Sandwich

Aramark executive chef James Hennessey really cannot be concerned about the on-the-field performances when he has 60,000-plus fans coming through the turnstiles for eight regular season games and possibly the postseason.

Posted Sep. 24, 2015


By Joseph Myers

Joe Frazier immortalized outside XFINITY Live!

While Philadelphia, especially South Philly, has produced enough famous residents that it will never need to defend its reputation as a source of greatness, it has also come to adopt many individuals as its own even though their birth certificates say otherwise.

Posted Sep. 17, 2015


By Interviews: Joseph Myers/Photos: Tina Garceau

What will the Eagles need to accomplish for you to consider this a successful season?

“I don’t agree with all of them, so if [head coach] Chip Kelly’s personnel changes work out, they will do fine.” Ralph Lowman, Sixth and Jackson streets “ "They have to back up their defense and build up the offense a bit. If they duplicate their preseason success, their confidence is going to grow.” Chad Ferguson, Fifth and Reed streets “They will definitely need to put in hard work. They’ll also have to stay healthy and rely on some old-fashioned good luck.” Michael Calvarese, New Jersey Contact the South Philly Review at editor@southphillyreview.com....

Posted Sep. 14, 2015


By Joseph Myers

Connor Barwin looking to help Eagles to soar

With City and local leaders surrounding him for the Aug. 31 dedication of the Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, 20th and Tasker streets, Connor Barwin drew tremendous applause when stating “If you really want to grow in life, you have to realize that you can never do anything alone.”

Posted Sep. 11, 2015


By Bill Gelman

Flight plans

Stop talking about Tim Tebow: I cannot recall the last time the third-string quarterback spot drew so much attention. Mornings, afternoons a

Posted Sep. 10, 2015

A honor for Connor Barwin

On Monday, Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin received a citation from 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson at the Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, 20th and Tasker streets.

Posted Sep. 3, 2015

What are your reactions to the Phillies’ trade of Chase Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers?

“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.”

Posted Aug. 28, 2015

Speeding through his day

Indianapolis 500 victor Juan Pablo Montoya visited the NovaCare Complex, One NovaCare Way, Friday to catch the Eagles’ practice session.

Posted Aug. 27, 2015


By Joseph Myers

South Philly 10: Farewell, Chase

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.

Posted Aug. 27, 2015

With the preseason starting Sunday, what is the biggest question or dilemma facing the Eagles?

“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.”

Posted Aug. 14, 2015

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


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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