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Hearing held to evaluate tie between tax abatement and public school conditions

  Politicians, teachers, students, researchers and dozens of other community members convened at the East Passyunk Community Recreation Center last week to discuss issues and foster solutions surrounding potential correlations between the city’s 10-year tax...

Letter to the Editor: Is permit parking unconstitutional?  

  Is permit parking unconstitutional?   The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that it is and based its rejection of an Arlington Permit Parking Plan on the grounds that it is improper to give residents a parking...

Newbold resident directs play about an American man’s quest for greatness

  Imagine a tale comprised of two parts “Forrest Gump,” two parts “Candide” and one part “Citizen Kane.” That peculiar fusion is exactly how Newbold theater director Michael Osinski perceives his latest production - also a...

Letter to the Editor: Goodwill CEO says farewell to Front and Oregon location

  To the Editor, After nearly 20 years of serving the South Philadelphia community at the corner of Front and Oregon, Goodwill closed its doors effective March 3.  Our landlord, Aldi, terminated our lease to expand...

Residents hear developers’ plans for 2401 Washington Ave.

Residents from Graduate Hospital gathered Monday night at St. Charles Senior Center to discuss a potential new development at 2401 Washington Ave., a property owned by developer Noah Ostroff. The informational community meeting was hosted...

YOGA HIVE Philly to host Unconventional Wellness Festival in April

  On Sunday, April 7, YOGA HIVE Philly, 1914 E Passyunk Ave, will host the Unconventional Wellness Festival at The Met Philadelphia, 858 N Broad St., from noon to 5 p.m. The event, which costs...

Letter To The Editor: “It is abundantly clear to me that our elected officials...

  To the Editor: It is abundantly clear to me that our elected officials do not walk the streets of the neighborhoods they represent.  How else to explain the increasingly reckless but ignored by law enforcement...

Third district community crime bulletin – Feb. 18 to 24

From Feb. 18 to 24, there were five robberies throughout the third police district in South Philadelphia with two arrests, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 43 with 11 arrests. During this same time, there...

Letter To The Editor: Response to rebuttal of “The Battle for Education: The Haves...

  This letter is written in response to last week’s rebuttal of the op-ed, “The Battle for Education: The Haves and the Have-Nots” (Feb. 20) To the Editor: I am honored that my op-ed on education...

South Philly residents tackle re-staging of “Giselle”

Through the vision of venerated dancer Angel Corella, Pennsylvania Ballet is reprising its rendition of the riveting romantic classic of “Giselle” - and a few South Philadelphians are pirouetting the ghostly fantasy to life....
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