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Legendary string band captain and South Philly native passes away

In Kiltimagh, Ireland last month, the local 40-year-old St. Patrick’s Day parade paused its sensational performance for half a minute. A testimony to his sobriquet, “The World’s Most Famous Mummer,” for 30 seconds, the streets...

FDR murder suspect arrested in Chester last night

On Wednesday, April 3 at 5:55 p.m., the Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the US Marshall Service, arrested 19-year-old Tyquan “FATS” Atkinson on the 800 block of Upland Street...

Suspect Tyquan Athinson wanted in connection with Saturday murder at FDR Park

The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking suspect 19-year-old Tyquan “FATS” Atkinson in connection to the murder of 20-year-old Nicholas Flacco of Northeast Philadelphia who was fatally shot in FDR Park, located at 19th and...

Third district community crime bulletin – March 25 to 31

From March 25 to 31, there were four robberies throughout the third police district in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 65 with 19 arrests. During this same time, there...

South Philly actors star in Jacobean tragedy about incestuous affair

The most fervent love is often forbidden. But its absurdity doesn’t make it any less true. In seeking that truth, the Philadelphia Artists Collective is presenting, “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” a Jacobean tragedy...

Alexsandra Bilotti foundation premiere event and local artists auction set for Thursday

On Thursday, April 4, the Alexsandra Bilotti Foundation, a 501(c)(3), will host its premier fundraiser at the IATSE Ballroom, 2401 S. Swanson St., from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The foundation is dedicated to funding...

20-year-old man shot and killed at FDR Park Saturday night

On Saturday, March 30, at 9:57 p.m., police responded to the 1900 block of Pattison Avenue by Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park for a person with a gun. A 20-year-old male victim had suffered a gunshot...

Fiedler hosts town hall in Whitman neighborhood

South Philly residents gathered at Seafarers International Union, 2604 S. 4th St., last week as state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D-184th dist.) delivered updates regarding legislation in Harrisburg and listened to local community concerns, specifically...

Local boxers fight against childhood cancer

For children facing cancer, the battle is seldom a fair fight. So, taking some tips they’ve collected in the ring, a few local boxers leaned into the punch against pediatric illnesses last week through...

Third annual mac and cheese event comes to South Philly

Residents from South Philly and beyond are invited to West Passyunk Neighbors Association’s third annual S’Mac Down event, in which local residents cook batches of their finest mac and cheese for all attendees to...
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