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South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly hosts a number of good eateries that are worth trying out, and the further south you, go the more food gems you’ll find. Whether you’re trying to get some breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a snack, there are more than a handful of good choices to sate your appetite no matter what time […]

 

South Philadelphia: Vincent Iannelli Keeps Up 105 Year-Old Family Business

South Philadelphia: Vincent Iannelli Keeps Up 105 Year-Old Family Business

Walking down East Passyunk Avenue, you might miss this Italian, family-owned and operated pizza shop. Iannelli’s Famous Brick Oven Bakery may be small but third generation owner, Vincent Iannelli, knows his way around the kitchen. The 28-year-old Iannelli inherited the bakery from his grandparents, Terry and Mirna, who started the business in 1910. Iannelli’s grandparents […]

 

Passyunk: Non-denominational Fellowship Welcomes All in South Philadelphia

Passyunk: Non-denominational Fellowship Welcomes All in South Philadelphia

When Sean Roche’s pastor at Calvary Fellowship, one of the biggest church groups in Philadelphia, brought up the idea for a South Philadelphia location, Roche jumped at the chance to help. Roche, a teacher at the Calvary Christian Academy, is not a pastor by training nor does he get paid for his work, he simply sees […]

 

East Passyunk: Urban Jungle Helps Beautify Homes

A walk down Tasker Street from the subway to Urban Jungle on Passyunk Avenue takes one past two or three neighborhood Italian restaurants but nothing beats fresh tomatoes from your own garden. Kristin Mulvenna, the store and landscape manager at Urban Jungle, knows that South Philadelphians take pride in their gardens and their homegrown vegetables. “A […]

 By Kirsten M. Swanson, Chelsey E. Turner and Brittany N. Thomas

South Philadelphia: Local Schools Benefit from Supply Drive

South Philadelphia: Local Schools Benefit from Supply Drive

Backpacks, notebooks and pencils are standard items on’ back-to-school lists for young students. With lists of needed items often being long, some families struggle to send their children off for that first day of school fully prepared with supplies. To aid South Philadelphia families acquire needed back-to-school supplies the Passyunk Square Civic Association teamed up […]