South of South Street

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: School Faces Possible Closure

South Philadelphia: School Faces Possible Closure

By next year, four brand new smart classrooms and a science room at George W. Nebinger School could be empty along with a freshly done library. As part of a planned new playground, newly laid grass could go on to be untouched by Nebinger students. Today, the School District of Philadelphia will release a draft […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Eighth-Grade Project Explores Bullying

South Philadelphia: Eighth-Grade Project Explores Bullying

Fresh from being outside in the fall air, eighth graders filed into the George W. Nebinger auditorium Monday morning to meet with their principal, Dr. Ralph Burnley. With less than a year left before heading to high school, the students and Burnley met to discuss their final service-learning projects. Aimed to address bullying, the students […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Music in the Classroom

South Philadelphia: Music in the Classroom

Room 107 of George W. Nebinger School almost always brims with noise – and last Wednesday was no different. “Great big house in New Orleans, 40 stories high,” a group of students sang, their pitches and enthusiasm levels varied. “Every room that I been in’s filled with pumpkin pie.” A few stray eyes diverted their […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Lone Lunch Lady Facilitates Feeding Frenzy

South Philadelphia: Lone Lunch Lady Facilitates Feeding Frenzy

Cora Ceniza devours Filipino fish dishes. Her students grin at the sight of meatballs and hot dogs. Needless to say, Ceniza’s tastes are a little different than the first through eighth graders at George W. Nebinger School, where Ceniza serves as the lone lunch lady. Ceniza arrives at Nebinger every morning at 6:30 to meet […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Speech Therapist’s Experience Drives Classroom

South Philadelphia: Speech Therapist’s Experience Drives Classroom

A few weeks ago, Elena Flagiello saw an old student while on the street. Flagiello, a speech therapist for the School District of Philadelphia, waved her hand to say hello, but the female student didn’t recognize her. Flagiello began to remind her. “I said, ‘Remember, it’s Miss Fla-,’ and she said, ‘Miss Flagiello from Nebinger!” […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Autistic Support Classrooms Prosper

South Philadelphia: Autistic Support Classrooms Prosper

Deborah Fisher taught George W. Nebinger’s first and only autistic support classroom 22 years ago. Since autism wasn’t understood as well as it is today, few doctors offered the diagnosis. There were only three children in Fisher’s class. Today, almost the entire second floor is dedicated to learning support at Nebinger. Four classrooms are specifically […]

 By Dan Snyder and Juliet DeRose

South Philadelphia: Local Agency Works to Empower and Strengthen Community Youth

South Philadelphia: Local Agency Works to Empower and Strengthen Community Youth

Even though American Idol has passed its heyday, a similar talent competition is generating buzz in Philadelphia. The After School Idol Talent Show is an annual event inspired by the hit television show. Run by the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative the competition showcases the creative and performing works of young people in the community. On Oct. […]

 By Juliet DeRose and Dan Snyder

South Philly: The Freshest Seafood Around

South Philly: The Freshest Seafood Around

South Philly residents know the best fresh seafood doesn’t come from a supermarket. Phil’s Live Crabs has been a neighborhood favorite since 1984, attracting patrons from all over the Greater Philadelphia area including Chestnut Hill, the Northeast and South Jersey. Rita D’Amore runs the pickup truck shop at the corner of 10th Street and Oregon […]

 By Juliet DeRose

South Philadelphia: “Growing Home” Project Provides Refugees With a Place to Grow

South Philadelphia: “Growing Home” Project Provides Refugees With a Place to Grow

Surprisingly, a once abandoned lot in South Philadelphia allows refugees from two little known nations in southern Asia to feel more at home while integrating them into their new lives in the United States. This lot houses Growing Home, the new refugee community farm project in South Philadelphia established by the Nationalities Service Center (NSC). […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

South Philadelphia: A Taste Of Paris

South Philadelphia: A Taste Of Paris

Artisan Boulanger Patissier probably sticks out like a sore thumb to a lot of people. Located at 1646 S. 12th St., it is in the heart of South Philadelphia. Being that it is located in an area known for Italian-inspired cafe’s and shops, it seems slightly strange taking a very much Francophile-type establishment seriously, but […]