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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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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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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 Unions Team Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

The Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council in partnership with the AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council is organizing a major Hurricane Harvey Relief effort, beginning Labor Day, Monday, September 4th. The two labor groups will set up a large tractor-trailer on the parade route near the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Reed Street. John J. Dougherty, Business […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Gerrymander Fix May Help GOP

BY JOE SHAHEELI If gerrymandering reform comes to Pennsylvania, it may come at the hands of the same Republicans who now appear to have gained from it. That’s because what goes around comes around – and they can even tell the date: 2021. Legislation promoted by the anti-gerrymandering lobbying group Fair Districts PA – SB […]

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Pokémon Go Brings Exploration to Neighborhood Libraries

By Eldon Graham The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has teamed up with Pokémon GO to encourage Philadelphia residents to explore their neighborhoods and libraries with the innovative augmented reality experience of the popular mobile game in which players can encounter Pokémon in the real world. Five libraries in Philadelphia will participate in […]

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OPINION: No More Nooses

              PA Rep. Jordan Harris Last week in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection, a noose was found hanging from a tree near 18th and Lombard streets. This is the second time in nearly two weeks that this has occurred. As an elected official whose district […]

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Palumbo Park 2.0

City Councilman Mark Squilla and Parks & Recreation Executive Director Kathryn Ott Lovell were on hand for a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome a host of improvements to Palumbo Park, located at 723 Catharine Street. Among the upgrades neighbors can now enjoy: new park benches, picnic tables, lighting, planted trees and landscaping.      Send […]

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