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 ‘Mini Claus’ makes it a Merry Christmas

Brian Corazo’s Christmas list was straight to the point. Sure, the 11-year-old from South Philly’s Whitman neighborhood wouldn’t mind seeing a PlayStation 5 under his tree this year. But Corazo wanted something else much more:...

Hilco helps Salvation Army

Stephen Brown, Corporate Giving Manager, The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia and Erika Gunter, Executive Assistant, Hilco Redevelopment Partners, show off new coats to be given to families in need this holiday season. Hilco Redevelopment...

Keeping the community warm

A local association is hoping to bring a little warmth to those who need it during the chilly holiday season. The Girard Estate Neighbors Association held its annual coat drive on Dec. 8-9, collecting  crucial...

FDR Park to host Flower Show in 2021

A nearly 200-year tradition is moving to South Philadelphia, at least temporarily. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced it is relocating the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in June in hopes that...

Celebrate the holidays on East Passyunk

The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is celebrating the holiday season. “We want people to enjoy the holidays here on East Passyunk with a variety of options that bring a feeling of festiveness while staying safe,” said...

Chris’ Jazz Cafe in danger of closing

A fundraising effort is attempting to keep the curtain from closing on Chris’ Jazz Cafe. The popular music venue at 1421 Sansom Street hosts about 500 shows a year and is the longest continuously running...

Screening of ‘Midnight Oil’ documents refinery explosion

Scribe Video Center will host an online screening of Bilal Motley’s documentary feature Midnight Oil on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Midnight Oil chronicles the controversial last days of the now-shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in...

Singing her heart out

Marissa Chalker keeps a deep secret somewhere beneath her beautifully powerful voice.  Once upon a time, the alto opera singer experienced a bit of stage fright in front of large groups of people. You wouldn’t...

Historical plans advance for St. Gabe’s, Epiphany

Despite some opposition, plans are moving forward to add two South Philadelphia churches to the city’s Register of Historic Places. The city’s Committee on Historical Designation agreed to recommend the Roman Catholic churches of St....

South Philly’s Dominic Costa showing his range on screen

It takes a pretty good acting performance to believe Dominic Costa can be a bad guy on the big screen. The South Philly native is enjoying a blossoming acting career, which sometimes calls for portraying...
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