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NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Hostile environment

Police arrested a West Passyunk man for reportedly stabbing his girlfriend.

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Pining for dough

A man made off with approximately $20 in robbing a West Passyunk eatery.

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

NEWS

By Bill Chenevert

Smith set for $3-million makeover

A state-of-the-art turf football field, two baseball fields, three basketball courts, a new playground, a rehabbed recreation center with a new kitchen, rain gardens, and a one-of-a-kind fitness trail are coming to West Passyunk, and it’s thanks to a great deal of momentum and cash.

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Posted Jan. 8, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Young adult slain

An 18-year-old perished shortly after police found him shot in West Passyunk.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

Hernandez sinking teeth into 'Dracula'

When learning that his colleague desired for him to play the title role, he wondered “Are you sure?” yet set himself to the task of sinking his teeth into the meaty endeavor, which he is executing through Nov. 22.

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Bleeding ground

Authorities are searching for the man who stabbed another male in West Passyunk Monday.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Driving influence

A Norristown woman is in police custody for allegedly driving over a man’s legs in West Passyunk.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Father superior

Had he not felt a calling to the priesthood, Rev. John Deegan, rather than having OSA after his name to signify his allegiance to the Order of St. Augustine, would have penned DDS on business cards and correspondence.

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

When the smoke clears...

A gun toter robbed a West Passyunk store Sunday.

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Posted Sep. 3, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter's Dioubate commits to Penn State

When Karamo Dioubate decided to attend Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., he did so partially as a response to a critic who contended he could not compete at a credible level for the Huskies.

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Posted Aug. 28, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Doubly doubtful

Police are hoping for any leads in the shooting of two men in West Passyunk.

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Posted Aug. 6, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Unity in the Community hits a grand slam

Every acquaintance of Anton Moore knows of his passion for promoting and preserving South Philly as a haven for hope, with his drive leading to frequent frustration when violence strikes and radiant rapture when accord occurs.

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Posted Jul. 30, 2015

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

West Passyunk


Boundaries: 18th to 25th streets, Mifflin Street to Passyunk Avenue

 

Origin of Name: Native-American in its roots, but later settled by Swedes.

 

Brief History: The well-traveled West Passyunk Avenue has long been a draw for business owners. Auto mechanics, lawyers, realtors and hairdressers are among those hanging out their shingles.

 

Famous Residents: Vincent Scarza, of 21st and McKean streets, produced of music scores including Live Aid in 1985; Joseph Stefano, who grew up on 21st Street and Snyder Avenue, wrote the screenplays for Alfred Hitchcock’s "Psycho" as well as "The Black Orchid," "The Naked Dead" and "Two Bits," which starred Al Pacino.

 

Major Landmarks: Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, 2310 S. 24th St., founded in 1891

 

Architecture: Mostly rowhouses that many residents use a part of for office space.

 

U.S. Congressional District: 2nd, Chaka Fattah (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: 185th, William F. Keller (D); 186th, Jordan Harris (D)

City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)

Ward: 48th

Police District: 1st, Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson

Civic Groups: West Passyunk Neighborhood Association

Libraries: Queen Memorial, 1201 S. 23rd St. in Point Breeze; South Philadelphia, 1700 S. Broad St., in Newbold

Schools: Stephen Girard Elementary School, 1800 Snyder Ave.; The Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers, 1928 Point Breeze Ave.; Universal Vare School, 2100 S. 24th St.;

Places of Worship: Holy Ghost Byzantine Church; St. Edmond¹s Church, 2130 S. 21st St.; Iglesia Adulam Pentecostal, 2200 Snyder Ave.; Yesha Ministries Worship Center, 2301 Snyder

Recreation Centers: Guerin Rec, 16th and Jackson streets, in Newbold; Vare Rec, 26th and Morris, in Grays Ferry

Parks/Playgrounds Smith Playground, 24th and Jackson streets.

 


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