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By Joseph Myers

Foursome foiled

A quartet of males tried to rob three individuals in West Passyunk last week.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Bad reception

A trio of men robbed a male who had hoped to buy a television in West Passyunk last week.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2014

Café con Chocolate’s Huevos Motuleños

The South Ninth Street Italian Market has become a bit of a misnomer, as Mexican establishments have given the stretch a thriving balance of Old and New World delights.

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Posted Jul. 3, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Cash flow problem

Police responded to the 2000 block of South Hemberger Street at 4:40 p.m. Monday and located the injured youth inside a residence.

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Posted Jun. 19, 2014

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Freer selects

Prep Charter senior outfielder/pitcher Rob Freer will play for Camden County Community College, where he will join former high school teammate Peter Piccoli.

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Posted Jun. 5, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter frightens Frankford

Instead of giving credence to the notion that frequently ill children will become healthy adults, perhaps people should ponder how successfully addressing disappointment as a youth assists with one’s maturity. The baseball players from Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., received an undesired prompt for their progression Friday at Citizens Adjusters Park, Seventh Street and Packer Avenue, losing a six-run edge in falling 11-9 to Frankford.

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Posted May. 1, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Gunning for answers

Police are searching for clues in solving the shooting of a teenager in West Passyunk.

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Posted Apr. 17, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

West Passyunk woes

Two men teamed up to rid another male of his possessions in West Passyunk Sunday. While walking on the 2000 block of Hemberger Street at 11 p.m., the complainant heard someone running behind him, turning around to see two unknown males approaching him, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Out of luck

Six months after releasing surveillance video, authorities detained 28-year-old Clifton Morris, of the 2600 block of Emily Street, Monday. They have charged the West Passyunk dweller with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses for his supposed shooting of two men last summer.

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Posted Mar. 20, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Role reversal

Customers typically pull weapons in disputes with store owners, but a West Passyunk proprietor landed in trouble for allegedly using a gun to threaten two patrons Monday.

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Posted Mar. 20, 2014

[Cheese]steaks are high

There aren’t many food items as iconically Philadelphian as cheesesteaks. For better or worse (water ice and soft pretzels seem less gut-busting). It was certainly a tight race for best cheesesteak and this one came down to the wire — so close that we were obliged to declare it a tie between Philip’s Steaks, 2234 W. Passyunk. Ave, and Geno’s Steaks, 1219 S. Ninth St.

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Posted Mar. 14, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Butting in

A cigarette-light-seeking individual and an accomplice attacked a man in West Passyunk Tuesday morning.

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Posted Jan. 30, 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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