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I don’t know what the record is for longevity at a newspaper, but I have been writing a column for the Review for almost 60 years. If that’s not a record, it’s pretty damn close. (There was a period of a couple months when I quit the Review after an argument with then-owner Leon Levin. But I crawled back.)
New outdoor play spaces are coming to a pair of South Philadelphia schools thanks to $275,000 of state funding secured by state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler. The Abram Jenks School at 2501 S. 13th St. and the Francis Scott Key School at 2230 S. 8th St. will both receive modern outdoor play and activity spaces with soft surfaces.
The South Philly Review is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and longtime columnist Tom Cardella and regular letter-writer Gloria Endres share their thoughts on our opinion page. Meanwhile, South Philly has long been the home of the city’s four teams in the major professional sports leagues. Reporter Mark Zimmaro...
Meet me on South Street – Starting at 4 p.m. along South Street from Front to 11th Street, many businesses open at noon and most restaurant deals start around 4 p.m. and continue into the evening. This week’s theme: Shop Handmade. October 1. 16th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut...
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Neumann-Goretti grads invited to reunion on Oct. 1. An all-class reunion of students from all variations of Saints Neumann-Goretti High School will be held on Oct. 1 at Chickie’s and Pete’s at 1526 Packer Ave. from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $35 and includes a buffet, DJ and dancing,...
Wow, 75 years! That is how long the South Philly Review has been delivering community news to our neighborhood. That means, if my math is correct, that it originated in 1947. That year, I was between 6 and 7 years old and living with my twin brother and family on the 1600 block of E. Passyunk Avenue where I spent my whole young life until my marriage in 1972. After that, my new husband Stan and I moved just around the corner to the house where I have lived alone since he passed in 2010. We raised one daughter Claire who is married and lives in Delco.
A 16-year-old girl was shot on the 2200 block of S. 27th Street on Sept. 22, police said. According to police, the girl was shot once in the left side at approximately 7:06 p.m. She was transported by police to Children’s Hospital and her condition was unknown. According to police, a weapon was recovered but no arrest was made.
With $100,000, Samantha Evans could probably buy any new refrigerator she wants. But she might want to keep the old reliable one around. That’s where she kept the golden ticket that inspired her to apply to be on the $100,000 Pyramid game show. Well, it wasn’t actually gold, and it wasn’t a ticket. It was a pink Post-it note.
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson will conduct property tax relief workshops. throughout his Second District to help residents navigate Philadelphia’s 2022 property tax assessments and find ways to save money on property taxes. Upcoming workshops are on Sept. 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the Francis Myers Recreation Center, 5801...
The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District recently announced that Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday is returning on Saturday, Oct. 29. Set to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will feature a wide array of fall-themed activities at various venues up and down East Passyunk, including the Singing Fountain, the PPA Lot at 1628 E. Passyunk, the Mifflin Triangle and the Gateway.
Two men were hospitalized after they were shot on the 1500 block of South 28th Street on Sept. 13. According to police, a 21-year-old was shot multiple times in the lower left leg and abdomen and was listed in stable condition at Presbyterian Hospital. A 20-year-old was shot once in the lower back and was placed in critical condition at Presbyterian, police said.
When a young Mexican butcher died because he didn’t have the means to proper healthcare, community leaders stepped up to make a difference for the future. The Garces Foundation will hold the 10th Food Fest and Fundraiser on Sept. 29 at Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia to raise money for life-changing differences for local immigrant families.
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There’s a new name and a new date, but the same party atmosphere can be expected along South Street for a new fall festival. South Street Fest will take place on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It takes the place of the South Street Headhouse District’s Spring Festival, which was forced to move from its normal time in the spring.
Jimmy Binns has a way of making things happen. When a beloved show honoring local first responders had reached a critical crossroads 16 years ago, Binns made sure it continued to pay tribute to its heroes. He can be a little bit persuasive. “I asked (Sylvester) Stallone if he wanted...
The Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard St., recently announced that it will be hosting an opening reception for its Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Originally postponed due to the pandemic, the event will be highlighting seven installations, three outdoor and four indoor,...
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