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...
Police are seeking a man for his Sunday attack on a fellow male in West Passyunk.
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.
By Joseph Myers
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.
The owner of a West Passyunk establishment ended up bound and robbed Monday afternoon.
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.
Minutes before the Prep Charter Huskies, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., took to the South Philadelphia super site, 10th and Bigler streets, Friday afternoon, coach David Hand told them not to fear achieving greatness.
» 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.