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S. Philly Seafood Kings Make Turkey Time Happen

by Eldon Graham Thanksgiving is the time of year where generosity among many knows no bounds. We see that type of holiday spirit all around the city and South Philadelphia it is no different. Samuels & Son Seafood Co., Inc. is an organization that normally caters to your every seafood and shellfish need. But this […]

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Ward Committees: Unknown Soldiers of the Election

by Eldon Graham When you go to your polling place next Tuesday, it will be up and running thanks to the labors of your ward committees, Democratic and Republican. In election season, wards do crucial work to recruit workers for their divisions. They also organize teams of volunteers to spread the word for their candidates […]

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Film Festival Doc Profiles Politics of Philly School Funding

by Nathan Lerner Now celebrating its quarter century milestone, this year’s Philadelphia Film has programmed 110 titles originating from 23 different countries. Despite its international flavor, the festival also provides a platform for Backpack Full of Cash, a documentary with a decidedly local focus. Directed by Sarah Mondale, Backpack Full of Cash, revolves around the […]

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Community Comes Out For Rejuvenation Fundraiser

By Eldon Graham On a usually warm sunny October Sunday morning, a community came together to return green to Bainbridge Street. Oct. 16 was the inaugural Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival, which organizers hope will become an annual fundraiser to raise money and bring awareness and support to Bainbridge Green, the two-block stretch of Bainbridge Street […]

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Champion Teacher, Strong Programs at Andrew Jackson School

by Eldon Graham Excellence on the job is an achievement that all too often goes unrecognized. But when a local teacher was recognized last week, it was as heart-warming as it was well deserved. Jayda Pugliese, a South Philadelphia 5th-grade math and science teacher at Andrew Jackson Elementary School, was the recipient of the Milken […]

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Fundraiser Set for Bainbridge St. Remake

by Eldon Graham This Sunday, the Friends of Bainbridge Green, South Street Headhouse District, and Queen Village Neighbors will hold their first annual Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival. The event will take place on the south side of Bainbridge Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Jonathan Rubin, chair of Friends of Bainbridge Green, discusses what this […]

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ATOP BOK: A Night in the Clouds

By Eldon Graham In the heart of South Philadelphia, there lies an oasis, almost hidden in the clouds. The rooftop of the South Philadelphia landmark once known as Edward W. Bok Technical High School has been transformed into the panoramic Bok Bar. Monday, the bar hosted a well-attended event called “Up on the Roof,” where […]

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Up on the Roof: East Passyunk Fashion Show

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South Philly Offers Fringe Festival Fun

by Victor Cappelletti The FringeArts Festival, which has always prided itself on exploring the bonds between creative pioneers and their patrons, is marking its 20th season with dozens of daring productions, including 17 South Philly-based works, including Say NoS, our poison and Birdie’s Pit Stop. Tonight through Saturday, the Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street, […]

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Getting Buzzed at Bartram’s Garden: Philly’s Bees and Their Honey Show off Their Stuff

by Cassie Hepler In case you didn’t know already, there is a 45-acre garden and waterfront oasis in Southwest Philly just waiting for you to buzz on over, especially this coming weekend at 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard. So why not make like a bee? “Bartram’s Garden is a National Historic Landmark, operated by the […]

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