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Fiedler Changes Face of 184th District

Fiedler Changes Face of 184th District

By Eldon Graham Elizabeth Fiedler emerged triumphantly as the winner of the 184th Legislative District after running a well-crafted and strenuous campaign. After announcing her candidacy over a year ago, Fiedler’s long journey from the newsroom to hitting the campaign trail was finally realized on an historic election day in Philadelphia when she was announced […]

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New Book Delves into SPHS History

By Eldon Graham South Philadelphia High School is diving deep into its past, in literary form. The book, by Dr. Tony Evangelisto, is simply known as “South Philadelphia High School.” It chronicles the humble beginnings of the school and all the teachers, principals and students that came through and shaped the school’s legacy into what […]

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Indego Bike Share Expands to South Philadelphia

By Eldon Graham INDego bike share program announced that it will grow this summer, adding at least eight more stations to the system. Early summer expansion will include station and bike availability at the Navy Yard with connections at AT&T Station and FDR Park. Additional stations will be installed throughout the summer to provide more […]

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Effort to Change School Name Gaining Traction

By Eldon Graham The Andrew Jackson School is one of the top-rated schools in South Philadelphia, but some believe the school’s moniker is a blemish upon it and the city. Brian Kall, operations and & management director at Drexel University College of Medicine, started the petition to change the name of the Jackson school. Kall, […]

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Exhibition Delves Deep into Rocky Culture

By Eldon Graham Da Vinci Art Alliance is proud to host “Rocky Re-Runs,” an art exhibition that both stands alone and is an extension of  a previous exhibition, known as “YO, PIRANESI!,” that DVAA hosted in 2017. Rocky Re-Runs assembles a group of young architects, artists, practitioners, and academics whose work responds to infrequently examined […]

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Sheehan Tackles New Congressional District

By Eldon Graham Scientist Molly Sheehan announced on Tuesday that she will run for the seat in the newly drawn Pennsylvania 5th district to represent Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Sheehan was born and raised in Delaware and Montgomery counties and lived in both for most of her life. She completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry […]

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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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WAFFLEMAN: The Feast of the Seven Fishes

BY JOE SBARAGLIA Yo! Here we go again with this explanation of the feast of seven fish. I do not claim to know the “official” explanation (if there is one) to the feast. This is what we remember about it. Grandpop Achille would say, “That was the way it has always been done and that […]

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Holiday Reading by Charles Santore

BY ELDON GRAHAM Charles Santore, the renowned Philadelphia author, stopped by at the Free Library’s Charles Santore Library, located at 7th & Carpenter Streets, last Saturday to share ideas and inspiring personal stories about his life and his work – and to raise money for the library in a book sale. He signed copies of […]

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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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