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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. 18, 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. 7, 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

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Morris twins make a winning return home

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...

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Posted Feb. 3, 2014

A gut feeling

Police are seeking a man for his Sunday attack on a fellow male in West Passyunk.

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Posted Jan. 9, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Huskies' Simmons tops 1,000 yards

When David Hand assumed the head football coach position at Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., in the spring, Curan Simmons knew the former quarterback’s offensive strategies would place players in the best positions to be standouts.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2013

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Penn Charter's Flippens nets acclaim

When commenting on a particularly impressive play for ESPN’s SportsCenter, Dan Patrick often lauded its doer by opining “You can’t stop him; you can only hope to contain him.” If he could see Jlon Flippens in action, the sportscaster would not only have to make a pronoun correction but also likely ditch the second sentiment. Thanks to a blend of great anticipation, size and speed, the 15-year-old has become a soccer dynamo, with her 52-goal season helping Penn Charter School to capture two elite titles.

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Posted Dec. 11, 2013

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Ungracious patron

The owner of a West Passyunk establishment ended up bound and robbed Monday afternoon.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2013

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Philadelphia Marathon draws local participants

Carmena Pyfrom loves lauding the Lord for her ample blessings, which include a 38-year marriage, two children and six grandchildren. Considering most occasions chances to chat with her creator, the 62-year-old will offer seven hours of praise Sunday as a Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon walker. Set to make her sixth excursion, she will blend her gratitude with intense self-belief to inspire others to ask more of themselves when pondering their abilities.

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Posted Nov. 14, 2013

» 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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