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To our Readers:

One day in the near future, it might even be today, someone will randomly ask: How many years was the South Philly Review at 12th and Porter streets?

The correct answer would be 53 years.

It’s a long time to be at one place. Members of the editorial department used to joke around about how 12th and Porter had to be one of the noisiest corners in all of South Philly. Between the interesting characters shouting their personal business loud enough for the entire neighborhood to hear, the school children having fun in the A.S. Jenks schoolyard (blended with the occasional random firework) and the constant horn honking from the nonstop traffic coming in all directions, there was never a dull moment.

When I arrived there for the first time on a chilly winter afternoon back in 1998, it was a foreign territory to a suburbanite such as myself. What is this double-parking routine? Where did I park my car?

Joking aside, life at the South Philly Review provided me with many great memories. I never thought the day would come when I would be writing a piece about how the South Philly Review is moving. This place always felt like a home away from home.

Some of you may have assumed that the moment our doors closed last Friday, it marked the end of the South Philly Review. Since you are sitting there reading today’s issue, this is obviously not the case.

We are in the process of relocating to Broad Street Media’s base of operations in Cherry Hill, N.J. Additional details about a smaller neighborhood space on this side of the Walt Whitman Bridge will be coming soon.

The South Philly Review will continue to be the source of All Things South Philly, including the police report, community events, sports, and other hot topics. Our phone number and e-mail addresses have not changed, so continue sharing your news and thoughts — both good and bad — with us.

Here’s to the next chapter of the South Philly Review’s story.

Now, where the heck did I park my car?

Bill Gelman