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COVID numbers increase, restaurants remain restricted

When will indoor restaurant dining resume? Indoor restaurant dining in Philadelphia remains prohibited until at least Aug. 1, and that date could be extended. Mask wearing remains required in all businesses, and the state has issued...

Southwark School hoping to raise activity funds online

Friends of Southwark School are hosting a GoFundMe instead of it’s annual carnival called “Fun Day” which was cancelled due to COVID-19. The event normally serves as the primary fundraiser for the school’s Activity Fund,...

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,...

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...

Giardello remembered in South Philly

Fans, family and Philadelphia boxing community members gathered last week to celebrate  Joey Giardello’s 90th birthday. Giardello, a former Middleweight Champion, passed away 12 years ago but would have turned 90 on July 16. Born, Carmine...

Police looking for suspects in shooting death on 24th Street

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of suspects involved in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man that occurred on the 1200 block of S. 24th Street on July...

Volunteers using USDA grant to get food to the hungry

In the small alleyway at Front and Fitzwater streets, there are big things happening. Every Friday morning, the narrow street serves as a driver pickup point for a very important food drive, delivering thousands of...

Two houses collapse in South Philly

A home on the 700 block of Mercy Street in the Wharton section of South Philadelphia collapsed early Tuesday afternoon, spilling rubble and construction materials onto the street and damaging at least two parked...

South Philly man returns home after hospitalized 16 weeks with COVID-19

Sixteen weeks ago, the world changed for Frankie Marchiano. The lifelong South Philadelphia resident was feeling fine on March 25. The next day was a different story, kicking off a lengthy battle with COVID-19, which...

Suspect wanted for attempted burglary

Police are looking for a man involved in an attempted burglary on the 2000 block of Saint Albans Street on June 28. According to police, an unknown man was caught on surveillance video at approximately...
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