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.
A West Passyunk man turned himself in last week over his alleged burglary of a Center City apartment.
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.
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.
By Joseph Myers
For his supposed burglary of a woman’s Center City apartment, police are looking to arrest a West Passyunk resident.
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.
The state Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of a West Passyunk man in connection with a “Grandparent Scam.”
An at-large man used a knife to intimidate a driver in West Passyunk.
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.
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.
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.
» 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.
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)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)
Police District: 1st, Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson
Civic Groups: West Passyunk Neighborhood Association
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.;
Parks/Playgrounds Smith Playground, 24th and Jackson streets.