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.
Police responded to the 2000 block of South Hemberger Street at 4:40 p.m. Monday and located the injured youth inside a residence.
By Joseph Myers
Prep Charter senior outfielder/pitcher Rob Freer will play for Camden County Community College, where he will join former high school teammate Peter Piccoli.
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.
By Joseph Myers
Police are searching for clues in solving the shooting of a teenager in West Passyunk.
By Joseph Myers
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cigarette-light-seeking individual and an accomplice attacked a man in West Passyunk Tuesday morning.
As they enjoyed cheesesteaks with their Phoenix Suns teammates Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Markieff and Marcus Morris accepted kudos for displaying their dutiful brand of basketball in their native city. Returning to Philadelphia together for the first time as professionals, the twins, who garnered two state championships while suiting up for the Prep Charter High School Huskies, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., helped their Arizona-based bunch to show no brotherly love to the 76ers, whom they defeated 124-113. “It’s a big deal to come back to Philly and receive so much support,” Markieff said as his colleagues munched on their goodies courtesy of him and his sibling. “We knew the Sixers would give us a tough fight, so it’s good to get out of here with a win.” The 6-foot-10 forward has proven a provider of consistent efforts for rookie head coach Jeff Hornacek, who spent nearly two seasons hoisting jumpers for the 76ers, entering the contest averaging a career-best 12.7 points. The third-year force, who won the Western Conference Player of the Week award for the Nov. 4 to 10 period, has led his unit in rebounding and scoring six times, heading both charts Sunday...
» 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.