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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

SPORTS > SPORTS BRIEFS

By Joseph Myers

Happy Huskies

Coach David Hand, fourth from left, and his West Passyunk-based Prep Charter Huskies made school history Saturday by capturing the Public League’s AA football title

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Posted Nov. 13, 2014

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Cash assistance

A commercial robber remains at large after ridding a West Passyunk site of a cash register’s contents two weeks ago.

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Posted Oct. 30, 2014

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. 9, 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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