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NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

When the smoke clears...

A gun toter robbed a West Passyunk store Sunday.

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Posted Sep. 3, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter's Dioubate commits to Penn State

When Karamo Dioubate decided to attend Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., he did so partially as a response to a critic who contended he could not compete at a credible level for the Huskies.

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Posted Aug. 28, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Doubly doubtful

Police are hoping for any leads in the shooting of two men in West Passyunk.

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Posted Aug. 6, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Unity in the Community hits a grand slam

Every acquaintance of Anton Moore knows of his passion for promoting and preserving South Philly as a haven for hope, with his drive leading to frequent frustration when violence strikes and radiant rapture when accord occurs.

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Posted Jul. 30, 2015

Bonetti helming tale of bawdy Brits

Following his undergraduate days at Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, now DeSales University, Damon Bonetti, though pleased with his performance record, realized he needed more immersion into the theatrical world to craft consistent executions of roles.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2015

SPORTS > FEATURES

By Joseph Myers

Mackey family commend patriarch through Gary Papa run

So many people hold her father, Tim Mackey, in such high regard that Katrina Mackey-Callahan has often heard them wish they could belong to her family.

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Posted Jun. 25, 2015

SPORTS > SPORTS BRIEFS

By Bill Gelman

All-League baseball

Local South Philly high schools send baseball members to the All-Legaue teams.

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Posted May. 29, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Considerable losses

A man parted with various possessions, including $500, in a West Passyunk-situated incident.

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Posted May. 14, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Daddy issues

A West Passyunk man supposedly shot his father as the patriarch conveyed him to a rehabilitation facility last week.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Shootout nets two arrests

Authorities met with West Oak Lane resident Terrance Stockton on the afternoon of April 9, questioning the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania patient about a gunshot wound to his torso.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Prep Charter baseball's whiff of inspiration

Keegan McKoskey has always conducted himself as a confident contributor to the baseball team at Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., so when his club yielded seven first-inning runs Monday, he believed the Huskies would overcome the deficit and score a thrilling victory.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

To his chagrin

A man suffered a single gunshot wound in West Passyunk last week.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2015

» 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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