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Friends Group hoping to maintain Stephen Girard Park brick by brick

When Elaine Fera talks about her favorite park, she can’t hide her excitement. Stephen Girard Park, at 21st and Shunk streets, is her passion. And she’s not alone. The Girard Estates neighborhood has enjoyed the...

Saval raises $119,000-plus for Farnese challenge

Nikil Saval, who is challenging state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-1st dist.) in the Democratic primary, finished the year having raised $119,635. “This fundraising number is unprecedented from a first-time candidate challenging an incumbent. It reflects...

A serenade to Saturnalian

Second Street was a scene of celebration on Saturday as the Mummers saluted Saturnalian with a traditional serenade for winning the Fancy Brigade division in the 2020 Mummers Parade. Thousands gathered on the streets...

Plans for park upgrades moving forward

Plans for several projects at South Philadelphia recreational sites are moving forward, according to a report released by the city. Mayor Jim Kenney’s Rebuild initiative, which credits the Philadelphia Beverage Tax for raising the necessary...

Check, Please! TV show showcases South Philly cuisine

Make your reservations to sample a taste of a new television show featuring several South Philly restaurants. “Check, Please!”, a WHYY production, features 39 restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which are visited by local patrons...

Keith Suez hoping to light new tradition with ‘Winter Whites’

Some South Philly traditions originated hundreds of years ago. And some new ones are born every day. Keith Suez is hoping to light the road to the next one. Last year, the South Philadelphia native wasn’t...

‘Geography Lady’ Alycia Larson sharing world knowledge with kids

Alycia Larson doesn’t mind if people don’t actually know her real name. Being known as “The Geography Lady” suits the 38-year-old South Philly resident just fine as she continues to spread her wealth of worldly...

Broadway Musical seeking actors to portray Michael Jackson

Do you have what it takes to portray the King of Pop? MJ the musical has announced a multi-city search for actors of all ages, including young performers to play Michael Jackson at age 10....

Mummers Results

STRING BANDS South Philadelphia Quaker City Fralinger Woodland Avalon Aqua Uptown Polish American Ferko Duffy Hegeman Greater Kensington During Greater Overbrook Pennsport Jersey STRING BAND CAPTAINS Denny Palandro (South Philadelphia) Jimmy Good (Quaker City) Stephen...

South Philly community responds in wake of explosion

Michael Seccia thought a truck had hit his wall. The owner of Cosmi’s Deli on the corner of Dickinson and South Eighth streets walked outside and moved swiftly toward the smoke rising from the newly...
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