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.
Authorities met the complainant at 12:36 a.m. Oct. 17 on the 1900 block of Passyunk Avenue, observing blood profusely emanating from the back of his head, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The man stated he and a friend were inside a residence when the offender reportedly asked him for money. Meeting refusal, the intruder allegedly pulled a knife and threatened to kill the denying party.
An elementary school pupil received an unwanted lesson Monday in West Passyunk.
I want to publicly acknowledge and thank the officers and volunteers of the West Passyunk Neighbors Association.
By Amanda L. Snyder
“Ma, my head,” Deborah Holmes’ 3-year-old son, who had bumped his head, said to her. “Let me kiss it,” she replied.
A quick-thinking complainant helped authorities to nab her offender last week in West Passyunk.
A thief held a man at gunpoint, swiping his cash and wedding band, in West Passyunk Saturday.
Courtesy of the combined Aug. 16 efforts of volunteers and a health care marketing company’s employees, learners at Stephen Girard School, 1800 Snyder Ave., have begun the year with newly painted walls and murals, an improved community garden and a stunning playground-situated United States map.
» 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.