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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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PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Apr. 5, 2018

Sabatina Taps April for Autism Awareness State Sen. John Sabatina (D-Northeast) won a resolution to designate April 2018 as Autism Awareness Month. “It is incredibly important to recognize all those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as their families and caregivers. We need to work to make sure that autism is not a […]

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Rowan Adds to String of Union Endorsements

South Philly native Jonathan J.R. Rowan’s campaign for state representative was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. “JR Rowan has stood with and supported law enforcement for 20 years in the offices of two state senators,” said FOP President John McNesby. “Our officers need an experienced, qualified and proven representative who will […]

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In Philadelphia, 2 Giant Cranes Soar into the Future

The first visual affirmation of a new era of growth arrived at The Port of Philadelphia last Saturday. PhilaPort received its first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal after a 90-day journey from Shanghai, China. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, the new cranes will be 13 feet taller than the […]

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Mar. 24-         Men for Positive Change hosts Youth Council Forum at Beckett Life Ctr., 1410 N. 16th St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Youth 12-18 invited to serve on council& take action. For info: William Mackey (215) 789-0463 or williamlmackey@gmail.com. Mar. 25-         State rep candidate Jeff Curry hosts “Playdate Friendraiser” at PIC, 42nd & Locust […]

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women on the Move in South Philly

Dawn Chavous “I’m not in the business of self-promotion,” admitted Dawn Chavous. She’s right: In her field of management consulting, one’s job is to promote others. But Chavous Consulting, LLC has built a quiet reputation since this Point Breeze resident founded it in 2010. The firm handles event planning and operations, fundraising for nonprofits, strategic […]

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Mar. 17

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Judge Jimmy Lynn hosts St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Plough & Stars, 2nd St. above Chestnut St., starting 7:30 p.m. Full Irish breakfast, music, dancing, songs, poetry, stories $25, Students $20. Payable to “The Plough & The Stars.” RSVP: Robin Coleman (215) 686-2614 or judgejimmy@comcast.net.    Send article as PDF   

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Petition Filings Show Many Lively Races in Philadelphia

Fifty-six Democratic candidates filed petitions on Mar. 6 to run in the May primary for state senatorial and legislative seats. As one consequence, the focus of most campaigns this week has been to inspect the petitions in many contested races. Many petitions will be challenged by opponents; if the past is prologue, some will be […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Mar. 9, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Stockton, Cal. bankrupt; is Philadelphia next? Cities filing bankruptcy! Chapter 9 bankruptcy, to be exact. Stockton, Cal. set off the wave recently, joined by another half-dozen cities since. How come? Can’t pay the bills, well, duh. Which bills? How about a $900 million shortfall to Calpers, […]

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Rich Lazer, Whitman Native, Seeks Congressional Seat

BY TONY WEST It was very much a hometown crowd that awaited Rich Lazer at Burke Playground in the portside community of Whitman in South Philadelphia. It was chilly as the sun set behind the jungle gym. Many of the more than 100 people who turned out were bundled up in hoodies – union hoodies […]

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