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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. 26, 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

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Bad reception

A trio of men robbed a male who had hoped to buy a television in West Passyunk last week.

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Posted Jul. 24, 2014

Café con Chocolate’s Huevos Motuleños

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.

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Posted Jul. 16, 2014

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Cash flow problem

Police responded to the 2000 block of South Hemberger Street at 4:40 p.m. Monday and located the injured youth inside a residence.

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Posted Jun. 19, 2014

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Freer selects

Prep Charter senior outfielder/pitcher Rob Freer will play for Camden County Community College, where he will join former high school teammate Peter Piccoli.

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Posted Jun. 5, 2014

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter frightens Frankford

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.

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Posted May. 2, 2014

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. 17, 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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