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First public art portraying an individual African-American girl unveiled at Smith Playground

In the heart of the recently renovated Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St., a lifesize statue depicting an adolescent African-American girl grips a basketball as she contemplates her next move in the game.  Unveiled to...

STEM camp prepares young women for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with...

Groups of teenage girls recently ventured around Drexel University, generating ideas that could germinate well beyond the campus - or even their generation. Approaching different buildings, the budding researchers spent the last week of July...

Op-Ed: The importance of a STEAM education

By: Gloria C. Endres Many thanks, as always, to reporter Grace Maiorano for her cover story on a 33-year-old event sponsored by global healthcare company GSK, partnered with the Franklin Institute: GSK Science in the...

Citywide Rebuild program seeks paid apprentices for Vare and other major construction projects

As design planning gets underway at the Vare Recreation Center in Grays Ferry, Rebuild is beginning to recruit residents to work as paid apprentices on Rebuild projects in South Philly and across the city....

Point Breeze hosts gun violence awareness event at Wharton Square

Last year, local talk show host Zarinah Lomax, a Pennsport resident, faced an unforeseen tragedy when a friend’s daughter lost her life to gun violence on the streets of Philadelphia. Seeking an organization to help...

Joseph N. Vendetti, a local advocate and historian, passes away at 95

Ardent Stephen Girard crusader and historian Joseph N. Vendetti, a native of 10th and Wharton streets, passed away on July 3 in Boynton Beach, Florida at the age of 95.  Vendetti, a World War II...

GSK and Franklin Institute STEM program stops by South Philadelphia Library

Children gathered last week at the South Philadelphia Library, where they dabbled with Lego blocks, cereal and stockings.  The curious concoction, though, was not merely a chance for playtime but rather experimentation of the human...

Construction kicks off at Carpenter Green project 

An oasis of greenery in the Graduate Hospital area is one step closer to blossoming.  Last month, hardscape construction officially broke ground at Carpenter Green, a soon-to-be eden of economic development, sustainability and recreation nestled...

11th Street repaving and safety project is underway through September

The stretch of South 11th Street spanning from Bainbridge to Reed will soon receive a series of infrastructure alterations geared toward addressing safety concerns.  For the past year, the thoroughfare, which cuts through the Passyunk...

Local elected officials invest $70,000 into SEAMAAC projects

South Philadelphia residents gathered at Mifflin Square Park on Saturday afternoon for free blood, glucose and other medical screenings with volunteers from Thomas Jefferson University. But, the health-focused event expanded beyond vital signs. The community spent...
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