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Da Vinci Art Alliance Gets New Look

Da Vinci Art Alliance Gets New Look

By Eldon Graham The Da Vinci Art Alliance has gone through extensive renovations and is ready to show South Philadelphia and the rest of the city what it has been up to. Located at Seventh and Catherine streets, DVAA has been a community staple for decades. It has showcased some of the most talented artists […]

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Brady to Step down from Congress

Congressman Bob Brady announced at Democratic City Committee that he will not run for re-election in the spring 2018 primary. Twenty years in Washington, D.C. is enough, he said. The congressman, who is 72, he wanted to spend more time with his grandchildren. He also said he could make a more-effective chair of DCC if […]

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Jan. 30

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Jan. 30-           Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Reception at Ernest Bock & Sons, 2800 Southampton Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Gold $2,000, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500, General Admission $100. Payable to “Squilla for Council,” P.O. Box 37332, Philadelphia, PA 19148 or MarkSquilla.org. RSVP: nicolec@ernestbock.com. For info: (215) 677-2625 ext. 108.    Send article as PDF   

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Jan. 31

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Jan. 31-           State Reps. Stephen Kinsey & Donna Bullock host Policy Committee Hearing on Anti-Bullying at 1st United Methodist Ch., 6001 Germantown Ave., 2-4 p.m. To register & speak: (215) 849-6592.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 2

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Feb. 2-            State Sen. John Sabatina hosts Shrimp Night at Harmonia Cl., 2404 Orthodox St., 7-11 p.m. All you can eat, plus buffet & beer. Tickets $35, table of 10 $350. For info: (215) 821-7606.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 4

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Feb. 4- United Republican Cl. hosts Super Bowl Party at 3156 Frankford Ave., 6-10 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Council President Clarke Remembers Jimmy Tayoun

City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) issued the following statement on former Council member and Pennsylvania House Representative James “Jimmy” Tayoun, Sr.:  “A long, lively chapter in Philadelphia politics has come to a close. Jimmy Tayoun was sharp, occasionally bruising, definitely flawed, and never boring. He certainly had a heart full of love […]

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Editor’s Note: The Passing of Jimmy Tayoun

This morning, we received word that our founder, executive editor, friend and mentor, James Tayoun, Sr., passed away at the age of 87. We will provide full coverage of his life and accomplishments in next week’s paper. Our deepest condolences to the Tayoun family and to everyone whose life was positively impacted by Jimmy. In […]

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Hero Thrill Show Thrills for 63rd Year

By Eldon Graham The 63rd annual Hero Thrill Show fundraiser was a destination of excitement and remembrance at the Wells Fargo Center parking lot in South Philadelphia. Kids and the young at heart got the opportunity to be unofficial firefighters and police officers for a day, while enjoying the sights and sounds of carnival games, […]

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LABOR DAY: For Strong Wages, Strong Unions Needed

  BY VENSON BARBER As a fast-food worker, I work for a multi-billion-dollar corporation, yet I don’t earn enough to move out of my parents’ home at age 27. I’ve worked at McDonald’s for the past six years and I make $7.25 an hour. Each check varies between $100 and $200, nowhere near enough to […]

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