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NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Considerable losses

A man parted with various possessions, including $500, in a West Passyunk-situated incident.

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Posted May. 14, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Daddy issues

A West Passyunk man supposedly shot his father as the patriarch conveyed him to a rehabilitation facility last week.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Shootout nets two arrests

Authorities met with West Oak Lane resident Terrance Stockton on the afternoon of April 9, questioning the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania patient about a gunshot wound to his torso.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter baseball's whiff of inspiration

Keegan McKoskey has always conducted himself as a confident contributor to the baseball team at Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., so when his club yielded seven first-inning runs Monday, he believed the Huskies would overcome the deficit and score a thrilling victory.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

To his chagrin

A man suffered a single gunshot wound in West Passyunk last week.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Pocketing property

Police are looking for a man who opportunistically took a woman’s wallet in West Passyunk.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Wasted youth

A 20-year-old local will spend up to 17 years in prison for his role in a West Passyunk shootout.

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Afternoon demise

At 11:42 a.m. Sunday, the victim was in a residence on the 1900 block of South 22nd Street when an unidentified gunman opened fire, Officer Christine O’Brien of the Police Public Affairs Unit said.

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Posted Feb. 26, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter hoopsters end losing streak

Come Father’s Day, Rahim Washington might not need to endow his maker, whose name he bears, with any gifts, as he has spent the last two months presenting him with proficient performances on the basketball court.

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Posted Jan. 8, 2015

Smith a cool presence in 'The Snow Queen'

No matter his mission, be it instructing children at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, engaging in daring storytelling for Tribe of Fools or engendering jovial occasions through Enchantment Theatre Co., Peter Smith loves experimentation, deeming it a foolproof friend in strengthening his love of play.

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Posted Dec. 31, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Tightening their leash

On Dec. 10, Carlton Lane surrendered 13 pit bulls to the Pennsylvania SPCA, one day following his arraignment stemming from an Oct. 28 matter in which the organization’s officers reported to his home on the 2200 block of Mifflin Street.

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Posted Dec. 18, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter wins first pigskin title

Admirers of alliteration can make a match by calling the football players from Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., “hungry Huskies,” but astute afionados can classify them as “hardworking,” too.

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Posted Nov. 13, 2014

» 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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