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E. Passyunk holiday installation offers a window into South Philly’s celebrity past

Remember the “holiday greeting card” last year that the residents of the large, window-clad house on the corner of E. Passyunk Ave. and Tasker St. gave to the community by placing pictures of neighbors in each of their many windows?

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1960s Philadelphia stars are displayed in the windows this year. (Photo: Kate Mellina)

Kate Mellina and Dave Christopher, the people who live in the house, are at it again, only this time, it will blend a unique look into South Philly’s night club and celebrity past with its new neighborly spirit.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

After nearly seven weeks, long-lost Louie reunited with grateful owner

Here’s a bit of good news for you. Louie, that two-year old black Lab missing since October, has been found safe and returned to his owner J.J. Pierce.

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A huge push to find Louie was aided by an active social media presence, billboards and even a $3,000 reward for information on the dog’s whereabouts. In the end,  it was the never ending hope of Pierce and the exhaustive search efforts of a community that ultimately reunited a long-lost pup with its owner.

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What South Philly organization should get $500 from us?

money What South Philly organization should get $500 from us?Sometimes, gambling pays off.

Developer Bart Blatstein acknowledged at a meeting in Hawthorne last week that he’d tried but ultimately failed to lure Wegman’s to his proposed 30 story, two-tower, 450,000 square foot project at Broad and Washington.

That means we’ve won a friendly $500 wager with HughE Dillon of PhillyChitChat, and one lucky South Philly organization will reap the rewards. You just have to tell us which one should get the money.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Developer buys old theater near 17th and Snyder, plans ‘game-changer’

John Longacre, the developer behind the ReNewbold development at 16th and Mifflin, has bought a former theater on Snyder Avenue, promising it will “lead a charge for revitalization”near 17th Street.

snyder 640x428 Developer buys old theater near 17th and Snyder, plans game changerLongacre says his LPMG company is still conceptualizing plans for the development planned for 1721-31 Snyder Ave., which he estimated to be about 12,000 to 15,000 square feet.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Passyunk Square :  Pennsport :  Stadium District :  Whitman 

Donate to the many food drives around South Philly this holiday season

The holiday season is a special time to decorate the house, be thankful for and spend time with your loved ones and take the time to help someone in need.

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Here’s the haul from Second Street Irish Society’s Annual Canned Food Drive in 2013

While our schedules may be jam-packed with plans, work and other life happenings, something as simple as donating a single can of food can make a huge difference. We all know the South Philadelphia community loves to help out, so we’ve compiled a list of food drives and donation opportunities for you to provide for someone in need.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Do you have any info about this package-stealing Grinch?

It’s the holiday season. The time for family get-togethers, over-eating and, sadly, stolen packages.

Screenshot 2014 11 20 at 11.00.46 AM Do you have any info about this package stealing Grinch?

Do you recognize this person? Help a neighbor out and call the cops.

A reader sent us this video that depicts a woman walking up to a house on the 500 block of Reed St. and nicking a package that USPS left wedged in the screen door. Here’s the video.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Early Bok plans call for innovative maker space and ‘public living rooms’

An info-only presentation about the redevelopment of Bok Technical High School at 1901 S. 9th St. took place last night in front of a packed house at Southwark Elementary School.

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Edward Bok Technical High School, via Wikipedia

Developer Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout LTD. was on hand to create an open dialogue with the community at a “very early stage” in the “multi-phase” redevelopment process. Early phases would look to “activate” various spaces in and around the property for a variety of uses including making, recreation, community and possibly even grocery (more on that a little later).

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What's Happening in:  Packer Park 

Spotted: Pastificio is selling turkey shaped balls of mozzarella for Thanksgiving

Yes, we’re serious and here’s proof!

Screenshot 2014 11 19 at 10.52.47 AM Spotted: Pastificio is selling turkey shaped balls of mozzarella for Thanksgiving

Gobble! (via Instagram)

Eater Philly found out that Pastificio, a favorite deli/sandwich shop located next to Chickie’s and Pete’s at 1528 Packer Ave., is selling the glorious gobs of turkey-shaped mozzarella cheese this Thanksgiving season. Now, for the important question: How much does one cost?

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  East Passyunk Crossing :  Hawthorne :  Passyunk Square :  Queen Village 

South Philly dominates Zagat’s list of Philly’s Top 50 Restaurants

With staples and standouts up and down E. Passyunk Ave., it’s no secret that South Philadelphia is rapidly becoming the place to dine in the city.

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The foie gras helped push Bibou all the way to #4 on the list. (Photo: Serious Eats)

Zagat just released their list of the Top 50 Restaurants in Philadelphia and South Philly takes up 30%, 15 out of 50 spots, on it. Let’s see the results.

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