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FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Debbie’s Pepperoni Pizza Cups

The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos are California dreaming as they prepare for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. If you are envisioning having a party to celebrate the historic matchup and are fretting over the possibility of enduring long takeout waits, take matters into your own oven, and try these Pepperoni Pizza Cups from Debbie Robb.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

NEWS

By Joseph Myers

Residential rummaging

A man made off with nearly $2,000 in cash in burglarizing a Whitman home.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Debbie’s Creamy Tomato Soup

Hey, remember me? It’s Old Man Winter, and I am my typical blustery self. Though I should not be doing this out of fear that you will think I have become a softie (I have a reputation as a harsh fellow to protect, after all), I recruited Debbie Robb to grace you with a recipe, so for your chewing pleasure, here is her Creamy Tomato Soup concoction.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2016

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

South Bowl's Korean Fried Chicken Tacos Sauce

When growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Marke McQuown developed an affinity for the culinary efforts of Emeril Lagasse, even owning an apron bearing the James Beard Award winner’s catchphrase “BAM!”

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Posted Jan. 7, 2016

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Los Caballos Locos’ Pernil

When a hurricane halted his family’s stability 15 years ago, El Salvador native Felix Villanueva could have come to this country equipped with confusion over what his life might yield, but he chose faith over fear, feeling he would eventually establish himself as a culinary professional.

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Posted Dec. 30, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

Megan’s Apple Roses

Megan West McFarland has crafted a highly commendable identity as a foster parent for area pooches, with her efforts helping to lead to distinction as a 2012 South Philly Review Difference Maker.

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Posted Dec. 23, 2015

OPINION

By Tina Garceau

Their kind of kindness

Their kind of kindness: Personnel from Prudential Savings Bank, 1834 Oregon Ave., ventured to the parking lot of Toys “R” Us, 2703 S. Third St., Friday to hand over gifts to the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

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Posted Dec. 17, 2015

NEWS

By Joseph Myers and Mark McCormick

Female ferocity

A woman committed an early morning robbery in Whitman.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Corps values

When his ribs became injured during Thanksgiving Day’s Turkey Bowl at the South Philadelphia Super Site, 10th and Bigler streets, Bryan Gabriel could have considered the occasion enough cause to keep him from returning to action against South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St.

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Posted Dec. 3, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

The Prep's DuMond fostering a valuable perspective

Athletes are always receiving reminders that there is no “i” in team, a point that Joe DuMond, who even lacks the scrutinized vowel in his name, will forever revere.

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Posted Nov. 13, 2015

FOOD & DRINK

By Joseph Myers

The IATSE Ballroom by Anthony’s Caterers’ Harvest Pork

With nearly four decades of experience within culinary settings, Dan Brodeur certainly has made enough meals to contend “There is nothing better than pleasing people with food.”

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Peppy Papp healing lives through Street Soccer Philadelphia

When Joe Papp gained exposure to soccer as a 5-year-old Bucks County-based youth, he found every aspect of the beautiful game a struggle and deemed his play “terrible.”

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Posted Oct. 23, 2015

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Whitman


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; Comedian and actor Joey Bishop, of Fourth Street and Snyder Avenue, was a member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack; "The Odd Couple" actor Jack Klugman, of Fourth Street and Snyder Avenue

 

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)

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: 184th, William F. Keller (D)

City Council District: 1st, Mark Squilla (D)

Ward: 39th

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.

Schools: George Sharswood Elementary, 2300 S. Second St.; John H. Taggart Elementary, 400 W. Porter St.

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.

Rec Centers: Ford P.A.L. Center, 609 Snyder Ave.; Murphy Rec, Fourth and Shunk streets

Parks: Burke Playground, Second and Jackson streets; Mifflin Square, Fifth and Ritner streets; Weinberg Park, Sixth and Jackson streets




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