More than 30 South Philly establishments will be pouring specials, hosting tap takeovers and more for Philly Beer Week through June 9.
A man was attacked and robbed in a Whitman parking lot last week.
Police have released surveillance video of the suspect authorities believe is responsible for killing a Whitman man last month.
By Bill Gelman
Many South Philadelphians think they’re comedians, but aren’t very funny. Bishop, on the other hand, made a legendary career out of writing and telling jokes.
By Bill Gelman
Fisher may be well known for his famous ex-wives of Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens, but he made a lasting impression as a performer.
By Joseph Myers
Many supporters of the “Star Wars” film franchise would contend that “Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” ranks as the most riveting work. Whitman product Kershner directed the 1980 movie that marked the creative apex of his 35-year cinematic and television career.
A robber claimed he was “just trying to feed [his] family” as he held up a pizza deliveryman in Whitman Monday.
Police are seeking assistance in solving the damaging of air conditioning and refrigeration units in Whitman.
Three incidents involving employees and a patron of Fishtown’s SugarHouse Casino have left area females seeking justice.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, a resident of the 2400 block of South Fifth Street decided Tuesday to have this banner make apparent her appreciation for her matriarch.
Knowing he will always encounter talented foes, Albert Baur decided long ago never to make himself an additional adversary through excessive worry.
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Boundaries: Snyder Avenue to Bigler Street, Sixth to Lee streets.
Origin of Name: When the neighborhood was declared an urban-renewal area in the mid-1950s, the nearby Walt Whitman Bridge also was being constructed. The great poet¹s name was transferred to the burgeoning neighborhood.
Brief history: During the 1950s, the construction of Whitman Park, a low-income housing development, created quite a stir. Whitman Council (formerly the Whitman Area Improvement Council) was established partly to fight a proposal for the three high-rise apartment complexes. The issue gained national attention and, through negotiations and the courts, the plan was modified to instead include 120 low- to moderate-income houses.
Famous Residents: Joey Coyle, who stole $1.2 million that fell from an armored truck and had his story made into a 1993 movie starring John Cusack; crooner Eddie Fisher, a Fifth-and-Porter-Streets native; "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" director Irv Kershner
Major Landmarks: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2329 S. Third St., which is more than 100 years old; Mifflin Park, Fifth and Wolf streets; Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave.; shopping areas Whitman Plaza and Columbus Commons
Architecture: Mostly two-bedroom brick rowhomes that were expanded.
U.S. Congressional District: 1st, Bob Brady (D)
Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)
State Senate District 1st, Lawrence M. Farnese Jr. (D)
State House District: 184th, William F. Keller (D)
City Council District: 1st, Frank DiCicco (D)
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan; Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Pennsport/Whitman Town Watch and Whitman Council Inc.
Libraries: Whitman, 200 Snyder Ave.
Places Of Worship: Galilee Christian Hope Baptist Church, 2113 S. Sixth St.; Mount Enon Baptist Church, 500 Snyder Ave.; New Greenwich Light Baptist Church, 121 Oregon Ave.; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2319 S. Third; Phra Buddha Ransi Temple, 2400 S. Sixth St.; Snyder Avenue Congregational Church, Third and Snyder Avenue; Spirit and Truth Apostolic Church, 440 Snyder Ave.