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South Philly High School senior with Down syndrome achieves perfect attendance record

There’s no such thing as sick days for 18-year-old Matthew Flood. Whether there’s a tickle in his throat or snow on the ground, the South Philadelphia High School senior recognizes no ordinary barriers that, perhaps,...

NICE awards longtime Childs School advocate an inaugural award

As champions for education, it’s no surprise that Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (or NICE), a South Philadelphia-based organization, abides by the ABCs. Specifically, the group, which has been fostering the welfare of Point Breeze...

Grays Ferry native to speak at TEDxPhiladelphia on May 15

Among his assortment of advocacies, Kyle Shenandoah campaigned a few years ago to revise the name of a Grays Ferry region called the Forgotten Bottom. Situated in a discreet corner of South Philly skirting...

South Philly actors star in new play bridging Greek tragedy with suburban life

Some Greek tragedies tell stories of wars, others of plagues. The Wilma Theater, though, is depicting another kind of lasting calamity - middle-class suburban life. In a world premiere written exclusively for the Wilma HotHouse...

South Philly natives produce award-winning short film starring big-name comedians

It’s often suggested to write what we know. For filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini, the visionaries knew hanging on street corners, treating neighbors like family and saying local slights like “strapper.”  Dreaming...

Capitolo gets an upgraded playground with more upgrades to come

Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Mark Squilla joined Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell Monday to celebrate the ribbon cutting of a new playground at Capitolo Park and Playground in East Passyunk. They...

East Passyunk scavenger hunt aims to help the homeless

Competitors of all ages who enjoy brain teasers with a dash adventure can test their South Philly wisdom this upcoming Saturday along East Passyunk. While configuring clues scattered around the avenue, participants will be...

City representative reunited with St. Gabe’s teacher during story time with Kenney

As Mrs. Sumner’s Kindergarteners convened around Mayor Jim Kenney for story time last week, a South Philadelphia student and teacher were reunited after four decades at St. Gabriel School. Marking one of his weekly...

Rock club The Pharmacy earns itself a grant-funded basement studio for local musicians

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Clorox, bands and recording artists from all over South Philly will have cheap access to a new recording studio located in the basement of The Pharmacy, a Point...

Eight-block stretch of South 11th Street to get a makeover

Representatives from Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability debuted plans to revamp eight blocks of South 11th Street, from Bainbridge Street to Reed Street, at the Palumbo Recreation Center Tuesday night. According to...
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