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A Mural’s Morals

Based on Raphael’s famous fresco “The School of Athens,” this mural helps the Church of Philadelphia, 1629 Snyder Ave., to preach a message of inclusivity.

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Posted Oct. 17, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Burton busted

A West Passyunk man turned himself in last week over his alleged burglary of a Center City apartment.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Gelman

Good as Gould

Jess Gould may not be a South Philly native, but since relocating to the area in 2005, the West Passyunk resident has passionately wrapped her arms around the community ready to tackle any task where she is needed.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014

NEWS > FEATURES

By Christopher Isaac

Safe haven

As the Recreation Leader at Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St., Shane Martin understands the value of giving kids something to be involved in. More than that though, it’s been something that was part of his life since childhood and has instilled in him the desire to share the experience.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Local man sought

For his supposed burglary of a woman’s Center City apartment, police are looking to arrest a West Passyunk resident.

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Posted Oct. 3, 2014

Tribe of Fools' Brennan helming 'Two Street'

From a deep pool of possible career paths, including becoming a police officer or a firefighter, Terry Brennan selected a theater-based existence, with the immediacy of feedback partially influencing his pick.

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Posted Sep. 4, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Bilking seniors

The state Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of a West Passyunk man in connection with a “Grandparent Scam.”

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Posted Aug. 15, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Point taken

An at-large man used a knife to intimidate a driver in West Passyunk.

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Posted Aug. 15, 2014

Charles in charge at Helium

No matter how much success he will have telling jokes, Darryl Charles never figures to heckle his humility, as he sees himself as “just a guy looking to be a part of a community that appreciates laughter.” The 32-year-old will assist that entity’s emergence tonight through Saturday by hosting five Helium Comedy Club shows.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014

All business

Makani Thornhill possesses the constant ability to show up but not only is she present, the resident of the 2300 block of South Bonsall Street prospers during her time in the classroom. While preserving perfect attendance, the eighth grader at Universal Vare Charter School thrives in her studies.

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Posted Aug. 14, 2014

Honoring the leader

Scout master Chris Menna, formerly of the 2100 block of South 18th Street, stopped by the South Philly Review, 2448 S. 12th St., Monday afternoon where the 2011 Difference Maker was presented with a $175 donation for his Boy Scouts of America Troop 147 sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, 2300 S. 18th St.

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Posted Aug. 7, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

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

» 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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