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3 convicted of trafficking drugs in South Philly

Three people were convicted of operating a drug trafficking group for several years in South Philadelphia. First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced on Tuesday that Philadelphia residents Antoine Clark, 30, Gerald Spruell,...

South Philly filmmaker hits home run with new movie

In his days as a high school baseball player at the Girard Academic Music Program, John DeStefano Jr. probably dreamed about playing in the big leagues. His bat didn’t get him there, but his love...

South Philly resident’s movie goes mainstream

Nick Lanciano was looking for a hero when Superman swept in and saved the day. As a 10-year-old boy growing up on Wilder Street in South Philly in the late 1970s, Lanciano went to the...

101-year-old woman looks back on life in Italy and South Philadelphia

During the 1950s, Anna Melone, a resident of 18th and Wolf streets, crossed the Atlantic Ocean with a collection of treasures from her hometown nestled along the outskirts of Rome. On the 10-day journey, Melone...

Virtual benefit for South Philly guitar great Pat Martino

A local jazz cafe will launch a livestream event to raise money for South Philly guitar legend Pat Martino. The internationally adored jazz guitarist has endured serious health issues and hasn’t performed since November 2018,...

Lower Moyamensing considers new apartments at 10th & Ritner

New developer plans to build 12-unit apartment in space formerly occupied by auto-repair shop. Residents of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association recently convened at Fumo Family Library to discuss potential development ideas for the property...

CDR board to Quartermaster Plaza developers: Come back with improved pedestrian access

The city’s Civic Design Review Board issued a continuance for the planned renovations to the northern side of Quartermaster Plaza by its developer, Cedar Realty Trust. Cedar’s plans for redeveloping the Girard Estates plaza...

Point Breeze teen already pursuing medical breakthroughs

Nathaniel Boyd loves to hear his alarm before 5 a.m. Rise and shine starts with a meeting with a personal trainer, followed by a full day of school and basketball practice, where he was a...

Longtime business owners giving away free milk on Saturday 

Ralph and Rickey Sciulli are just hoping to make a small impact on the local community they’ve been a part of most of their lives. As South Philadelphia business owners for more than 50 years,...

Register of Wills and South Philly ward leader Ronald Donatucci is being sued by...

Philadelphia Register of Wills and South Philly-based 26th Ward Democratic leader Ronald Donatucci is being sued in federal court by Meghan Klein, the fiancée of Donatucci’s deceased son Michael, partially for “gross abuse of...
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