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New digs on the block

South Philadelphia still encompassed swamp and farm land the last time a developer proposed constructing a residential community as big as the one destined for the Navy's old Capehart Housing property. Last week,...

Building hope

Strings of yellow and white flags span the 2300 block of Cross Street, left over from a block party neighbors held back in June. But there's no need to take the banners down now...

Back to lunch

It's that time of year again, moms and dads. For the past few weeks, we have been bombarded with print and television ads promoting everything kids need for back-to-school. In my day, we toted...

Danger zone

At 71, lifelong South Philly resident Tobias M. Sippley has seen his share of violence. But the string of shootings that began July 5 and ended Monday when bullets found targets just a...

Boxed in

Undisputed is so unabashedly macho that if it were any more so, it wouldn't be a movie at all. It would be two large, round objects commonly found on a bull just above its...

Burning down the house

"Hell-Car Burns Model's Home," screamed the page 6 headline in the New York Post. "Veronica Webb's eco-friendly electric car turned into a fire-spewing death machine the other night, burning down her Key West house...

The grief still burns

The night Veronica Rios was shot to death felt just like this one -- oppressive heat with an occasional warm breeze, recalls her mother Valencia. On that night -- Aug. 16, 2001 --...

Keeping it cool

Those who didn't get a ticket to Beck's fan-club-only show at the Zellerbach Theater last Saturday shouldn't worry. Beck is touring behind his forthcoming album, Sea Change, which will hit bins Sept. 24. ...

Rallies, rainbows and a ray of light

School District officials are hoping to chase away the dark clouds that have loomed above Philadelphia's public schools for the past year with a rainbow. A week ago, district Chief Executive Officer Paul...

Mexican Food Factory

Mexican Food Factory 601 W. Route 70, across from Burns Pontiac, Marlton, N.J. 856-983-9222 Credit cards accepted Wheelchair-accessible Open for lunch and dinner History, art and...
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