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Packer Park resident produces new web series surrounding HIV

Packer Park resident Charlese Hawkins-Hatton can’t be categorized exclusively as a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker.  Considering she has master’s degrees in both film studies and health administration, it’s safe to assume she employs both the...

Will developers get the Super Wawa they want on Columbus Blvd? Or will Pennsport...

Last Tuesday, the city Zoning Board of Adjustment postponed a decision over a proposed Super Wawa at the northeast corner of Columbus Boulevard and Tasker Street, delaying the next chapter in the story of...

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School considered for city’s Register of Historic Places

The city’s Committee on Historic Designation approved a recommendation for the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School, located at 231 Reed St., to be potentially included on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places,...

Local dancer receives Pew grant for technology-based performance 

In the eyes of Newbold-based performing artist Nichole Canuso, breaking the fourth wall isn’t nearly enough. The local choreographer’s productions, which meet at the intersection of “movement, visual art and theater,” are not solely spectacle...

Calendar Events – November 13 Issue

Thursday, November 14 Teens, Tech and Love: Social Media and Self Image at 4 p.m. at Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. The last meeting in a three-part series for teens on relationships to technology and...

Sculpture of veteran William “Wild Bill” Guarnere unveiled on 2nd Street

Late World War II Army veterans Edward “Babe” Heffron and William “Wild Bill” Guarnere were reunited last weekend on the streets of Pennsport.  Though the South Philly-born soldiers, who inspired the 2001 HBO miniseries “Band...

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...

Protesters rally to shut down PES meeting

Protesters from Philly Thrive, an organization that fights for clean air in Philadelphia, blocked people from entering Preparatory Charter School for a meeting regarding the remediation of the PES Refinery that caught on fire...

Rep. Fiedler gifts $20,000 state grant for South Philly libraries

From senior self-defense classes to master gardener workshops, libraries across South Philadelphia are implementing a series of new programs thanks to a $20,000 state grant allocated by state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler.  The funds will be...

After-school program at Southwark fosters art and bilingual skills 

As the dismissal bell rang, students emptied out of Southwark School on a recent Thursday afternoon. But, some young children stayed behind, as they eagerly anticipated an art class that cultivates lessons beyond the canvas.  For...
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