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Big scholarship award to Palumbo senior

Academy at Palumbo senior Hae Paw was one of four Philadelphia graduating seniors who were awarded scholarships to support the first two years of their college education from the Green Family Foundation and Firstrust...

Legendary writer Ted Silary recalled for great work

Ted Silary’s byline was more important than the headline. He didn’t feel that way. In fact, you'd have a fight on your hands if you said that to him. But ask any player, coach, coworker, editor...

Community Calendar

May 24 Student Workout Sesh - From 7-8 p.m. at Blink Fitness in the Whitman Plaza on Oregon Avenue, A free workout class hosted by a Blink Fitness personal trainer. All students are welcome, including...

Around Town

St. Edmond Senior Community Center to receive funding State Rep. Regina Young announced that two area senior centers including the St. Edmond Senior Community Center in West Passyunk will receive more than $80,000 combined in...

Letter to the Editor

Support for kids out of the classroom It was very encouraging to read the report on the recent visit by state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler (D) and Doyle Heffley (R) to Southwark Elementary School's after-school program...

Saints march into PCL semifinals

They’re young, but they are seizing their opportunities. Neumann-Goretti High School’s baseball roster is filled with underclassmen surrounding just one senior in Yariel Rodriguez. But the youth explosion is coming to fruition at the right...

PAWS offering adoption special to find homes for cats

Local animal shelters are experiencing a significant uptick in cats in need of homes. According to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, far more cats are entering Philadelphia shelters than the year before, which hasn’t happened...

New date for ‘Flavors on the Avenue’ is June 11

Originally scheduled for April 30, the Flavors on the Avenue will now take place on East Passyunk Avenue on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The outdoor street festival showcases South Philadelphia’s...

Johnson, city workers honored by DVYAA

The Delaware Valley Youth Athletic Association honored Philadelphia Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (Second District), Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Richard Lazer and Frank Fabey from the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department on May 15 for...

Bringing books to the stage

A group of local writers are bringing their work to life on a South Philly stage. Book2Stage is a unique production that portrays books from four Philadelphia-based authors and is acted out by local performers....
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