“I think it’s important to have a voice,” Chase Utley said May 30 to the student body at Universal Vare Charter Middle School, 2100 S. 24th St. “So if you are or if you become aware of abuse, say something.”
Scribes often hear they should write what they know, so when lifelong fan Armen Pandola received a 2011 commission from the Walnut Street Theatre to create a work on Dean Martin, he vowed to pen a piece that would convey his familiarity with the legendary entertainer and encourage an analysis of perceptions of all famous figures.
As a very well-mannered, humble and productive young lady, 13-year-old Kristin Bonner had developed a passion for language arts, specifically excelling in writing.
By Bill Gelman
A new Public League girls’ basketball champion will be crowned in 2014 as Prep Charter, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., has been banned from postseason play for the upcoming ’13-’14 school year as a result of using ineligible players.
Though he has spent most of his existence outside of its environs, Avalon has become synonymous with South Philly because of his upbeat personality and boundless ambition.
Janayah Hayes is committed to the Center-City-based Independence Charter School where she attends regularly. She also goes beyond the classroom to make a difference in the lives of those around her.
Antonio Jeffcoat, 25, of North Philly, now is being held on $750,000 bail stemming from his Monday arrest for a pharmacy robbery in West Passyunk.
A West Passyunk pharmacy was held up for drugs Tuesday afternoon.
A student that thrives not only in academics but in music as well, 13-year-old Yovani Suyanto remains determined to follow her dreams of one day attending a high-level music program.
A West Passyunk man was arrested for a summer homicide.
The calendar declared Monday April Fools’ Day, but the baseball players from Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., devoted the afternoon to being serious.
» COMMUNITY PROFILE
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.
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)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 2nd, Anna Verna (D)
Police District: 1st, Capt. Louis Campione
Civic Groups: West Passyunk Point Neighborhood Association
Schools: Edwin H. Vare Middle School, 2100 S. 24th St.; Stephen Girard Elementary School, 1800 Snyder Ave.; The Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers, 1928 Point Breeze Ave.
Parks/Playgrounds Smith Playground, 24th and Jackson streets.