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Olympic gold medalists encourage young athletes

U.S. Olympic gold medalists Erin Jackson (speed skating, left) and Simone Manuel (swimming, center) joined Dalila Wilson-Scott, Comcast’s chief diversity officer, for a career panel and goal-setting workshop with Girls Inc. members at 1901...

Life sentence for West Passyunk killing

A 28-year-old man is facing a life sentence without parole for the 2018 murder of Richard Jackson at a barbecue in South Philly’s West Passyunk neighborhood.  A jury convicted Daryl Burns on first-degree murder, possessing...

Big plans in store at Vare Rec

There was a time when Vare Recreation Center was one of the most attractive and active spots in the city. Over time, the 3.6-acre site at 26th and Morris streets in Grays Ferry had fallen...

Music with a message

Tony Enos would like other gay musicians to have a better opportunity than the one he carved out for himself.  The South Philly resident, raised near 5th and Porter streets, released a new album on...

The Dutchess restaurant opens in Pennsport

For years, the Dutch made its mark on 4th Street in Pennsport. Now it’s the Dutchess’ turn. On June 8, the location at 1527 S. 4th St. opened its doors under the name The Dutchess...

Having a Ball

Mural Arts Philadelphia hosted the 2022 Wall Ball, the public art program’s annual gala fundraiser on June 9 at the 2300 Arena on Swanson Street to commemorate artists, programs, and projects that beautify, inspire...

Second-graders rally against climate change

Second-grade students from Fanny Jackson Coppin School carried signs and marched the streets on June 8 to raise awareness for the dangers of climate change. “We want fossil fuels to go away,” said second-grade student...

Two teens arrested in South Street shootings

Two teenagers have been arrested in relation to the mass shooting that occurred on South Street on June 4 that left three people dead and 11 more injured by gunfire. The District Attorney’s Office announced...

City announces $100,000 grant for Vendors Association of FDR Park

The city Departments of Commerce and Parks and Recreation as well as the Fairmount Park Conservancy recently awarded a $100,000 small business development grant to the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia to help assist...

Celebrating Southern’s origins

South Philadelphia High School celebrated its 117th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the school with a celebration and tree planting on June 6. The school community gathered to celebrate the occasion. The groundbreaking took place...
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