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SOUTH PHILLY: Kickball, Soccer Takes Over Marconi Park

PSN (Philadelphia Sports Network) and PSSC (Philadelphia Sport & Social Club) are the two primary for-profit organizations that dominate most of the fields and facility permits in the city’s parks. However, for the next 9 weeks, Stonewall Kickball secured a permit to take over Marconi Plaza at Broad Street and Oregon Avenue. On Sunday, April […]

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‘Sal’ Picked For Pinnacle Man Of The Year

by Maria Merlino The Millay Club Alumni Association of Neumann-Goretti has announced Salvatore J. Patti as its 2015 Pinnacle Award Man of the Year. Growing up, Patti was fascinated by successful people, what they did to achieve success by owning their own businesses or being part of a bigger business. He was highly influenced by […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Tasting South Philly

by Maria Merlino The May 4th A Taste of South Philly Fundraiser, held at the Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School’s Goretti gym was a rousing success, as the crowded gym took on a festive air. The hosts, WOGL-98’s Bob Pantano, a Bishop Neumann graduate, and his beautiful wife, Debbie, provided the finest […]

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Fixing An Eyesore

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Fixing An Eyesore

Multi-Million Dollar Improvement Plan Launched For 25th Street Viaduct Rail Bridge by Cassie Hepler Long-awaited repairs to South Philly’s aging, crumbling railroad viaduct are soon to begin. “Following extensive discussions and coordination between my office, the City of Philadelphia and CSX Transportation, I am pleased to announce CSX will make a multi-million dollar investment to improve […]

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Little Girl Fighting For Her Life

by Maria Merlino Francesca DePasquale, or Fran as everyone knows her, was disturbed by the black and blue marks that would suddenly and randomly appear on her daughter, Vienna Ivy Accardo, who is now 3 years old. “This was three weeks before she was diagnosed,” said DePasquale, the head teller at Prudential Bank. “She was […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Rocky Digs Deep To Find Roots

by Maria Merlino If you Google “Rocky DeGregorio Pacifico Ford,” www.dealerrater.com comes up first. The page has more than 200 five-star ratings for this salesman. No negatives! Buying a car can be hazardous to your mental health, but DeGregorio has a certain knack that puts people at ease, saves them money and instinctively knows what […]

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Bringing The Mummers Back To South Philly?

Do Any Of You South Philadelphians And Former Devotees Really Care? This is something that I wanted to put out there for everyone to take a look at. It’s my suggestion, but I think this is something worth considering for the 2016 Mummers Day Parade. Let’s try this for the march back up Broad Street […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Business Association Honors Persons Of Year

by Maria Merlino Last Thursday, Mar. 12, Galdo’s Entertainment & Catering Complex at 20th & Moyamensing Avenue was bustling with dignitaries, family, friends and colleagues of 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and businessman Jay Agnes. The South Philadelphia Business Association honored each of them as Person of the Year. An open […]

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Dream, Vision Come True In South Philadelphia!

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Unveiling by Maria Merlino The vision and dream of the deceased founder of the Academy of Sacred Arts, based in South Philadelphia, is coming true. Sister Paula Beierschmitt, a renowned painter and sculptor, who was the only nun to ever be accepted into the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, attracted attention […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Fuels Stinger Square

by Maria Merlino “This project exemplifies what makes Philadelphia great!” enthusiastically explained 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson as he heralded the beginning of a half-million-dollar renovation of Stinger Square, at 3200 Dickinson Street, last week. Included in the renovation is total concrete replacement, replanting entry beds, planting a rain garden, refurbished seating, the insertion of […]

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