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Bingo! GRASP gets constituents face-to-face with the 2019 City Council at-large candidates

South Philly residents were invited to Grassroots Advocacy for South Philadelphia’s (GRASP) first At-Large Bingo event at Bok Wednesday night for a chance to meet with various candidates running for City Council at-large seats. Republicans,...

Third district community crime bulletin – Feb. 25 to March 3

From Feb. 25 to March 3, there were three robberies throughout the third police district in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 46 with 12 arrests. During this same time,...

The United States’ beef with Argentinian beef comes to an end in South Philly

Representatives from the Port of Philadelphia and shipping company Hamburg Süd, along with the Argentinian ambassador to the United States, gathered at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal to commemorate the first shipment of Argentinian...

Queen Village resident pens first novel inspired by Kenyan experience

At the age of 9, Queen Village resident and writer David Sanders was enjoying an ordinary family dinner when his father, a Quaker educator, announced to his wife and children that they’d all soon...

New exhibit opens at Marian Anderson museum

  Every year, the National Marian Anderson Historical Society and Museum tells a new story of the celebrated South Philadelphia singer whose voice defied notions of race, gender and vocal ranges. Launching annually on her birthday,...

Wanted: Suspect for multiple thefts in the 1st and 3rd police districts

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public's assistance finding a suspect allegedly responsible for multiple thefts throughout South Philadelphia. In the first incident, on Feb. 12 at approximately 12:50 p.m., an unknown African American male...

Hearing held to evaluate tie between tax abatement and public school conditions

  Politicians, teachers, students, researchers and dozens of other community members convened at the East Passyunk Community Recreation Center last week to discuss issues and foster solutions surrounding potential correlations between the city’s 10-year tax...

Letter to the Editor: Is permit parking unconstitutional?  

  Is permit parking unconstitutional?   The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that it is and based its rejection of an Arlington Permit Parking Plan on the grounds that it is improper to give residents a parking...

Newbold resident directs play about an American man’s quest for greatness

  Imagine a tale comprised of two parts “Forrest Gump,” two parts “Candide” and one part “Citizen Kane.” That peculiar fusion is exactly how Newbold theater director Michael Osinski perceives his latest production - also a...

Letter to the Editor: Goodwill CEO says farewell to Front and Oregon location

  To the Editor, After nearly 20 years of serving the South Philadelphia community at the corner of Front and Oregon, Goodwill closed its doors effective March 3.  Our landlord, Aldi, terminated our lease to expand...
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