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Creating picturesque scenes

The corner of Porter and Marshall streets was transformed into an exotic, colorful wonderland. And it’s here to stay. Artist Pauline Houston McCall is leading a group of children in splashing colorful paint along the...

Making the case for infrastructure investment

By Tom Waring South Philly Review State Rep. Jordan Harris and others gathered last week outside U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office at 2nd and Chestnut streets, condemning the lawmaker for voting against the $1 trillion bipartisan...

Fund can assist residents

Two organizations are teaming up in a new initiative to fight against poverty in South Philadelphia.  The South Philadelphia Community Fund was created by Diversified Community Services and United Communities, and aims to break the...

Happening around town:

Celebration at Bok Studio Incamminati invites the public to its first founders celebration, BOKannalia, on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m., on the seventh floor of the Bok Building, 1901 S. 9th St. There...

3rd District Police to give away 300 school backpacks

The 3rd Police District Advisory Council will be holding a Back-to-School supplies giveaway on Friday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the 3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton Streets. New backpacks will be given...

This book is a Scream

Writing a book about his favorite movie turned out to be a real scream for South Philly author Padraic Maroney. It’s been many years since Maroney begged his older brother to take him to the...

Feminist Flea Market will host two outdoor locations

The Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair will host a pair of outdoor markets. More than 40 local artists and vendors will sell wares at each location, including handmade clothing and jewelry, live plants, candles,...

Scholarships for local CCP students

Hilco Redevelopment Partners has earmarked $250,000 in scholarship donations to local residents attending Community College of Philadelphia. The real estate investor, which began transforming the 1,300-acre former Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, announced a quarter-million-dollar...

Glass always full at Sonnys

Throwback vibes are all the rave at Sonnys Cocktail Joint on South Street.  The brand new creation from restaurant power couple Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico replaces the former Cambridge at 1508 South St. and...

H2 Oh No!: Mistakes made on water billing

Some city residents might be noticing their water bills are out of whack. The Philadelphia Water Department announced that customers in 19 local ZIP codes, including three in South Philly, may receive water bills displaying...
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