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Andrew Jackson school renamed

A longtime public elementary school in Passyunk Square will have a new name when students return to class in the fall. The School District of Philadelphia officially renamed Andrew Jackson Elementary School at 1213 S....

Making history a fun experience

It didn’t take long for Rebecca Franco to fall in love with Philadelphia’s place in history. After moving from Connecticut to the city two decades ago, the Lower Moyamensing resident is fully entrenched in sharing...

Pattison Playground seeking residents’ input

South Philly residents can share their ideas for the new Pattison Playground as part of the $4.5 million FDR Park Master Plan, which was announced earlier this year. The first phase of implementation will include...

Wawa’s newest store, which features a beer cave, is now open in South Philly

Representatives from Wawa, joined by Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya and Wawa mascot Wally Goose, opened the convenience store chain’s first and only store to sell beer in Philadelphia on Thursday morning, right at...

Viewing and funeral Mass for Verna on Friday

A viewing and funeral Mass are set for Friday for former City Council President Anna Verna, who died Tuesday. She was 90. The viewing will go from 9:45 a.m. to noon at The Church of...

Andrew Jackson School students take to the streets to protest plastic

When Andrew Jackson School second-grade teacher Kate Atkins asked her class what issues they were most concerned about in the world, the schoolchildren came up with quite a list. Pollution, climate change, Black Lives...

Buy a sunflower in memory of Alexsandra

It’s been more than six years since Alexsandra Bilotti lost her brave fight with Ewing’s sarcoma But her family continues to fight, hoping others will have a better chance. The Alexsandra Bilotti Foundation for Childhood...

A fond farewell to St. Gabe’s

After 113 years of serving the Grays Ferry community, the St. Gabriel school at 30th and Dickinson streets has closed. The final class of eighth-graders graduated on June 9 and the school celebrated its history...

Audenried graduates in style

The 2020-21 school year was anything but normal, but Universal Audenried Charter High School still managed to break records. The high school, located at 3301 Tasker St. in Grays Ferry, secured a combined $1.25 million...

ZBA shoots down sports betting at Chickie’s

The City’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has denied an application to allow a sports betting parlor at the Chickie’s and Pete’s Restaurant in South Philly. The Zoning Board voted 4-1 against the application on June...
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