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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Pennsport renovation potential edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a home that has slightly dated finishings, but plenty of potential. The colorfully-painted home has charming built-ins, a spiral staircase and a nice location in Pennsport. With a little TLC, this could be the home you’ve been looking for.

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The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 990 sq. ft. home at 339 Dickinson St. is currently listed for $224,900.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Frida Cantina finally opening in former Gavone’s location at 10th and Wolf

It’s been three years since we first told you about Raul Castro, owner of Plaza Garibali on Washington Avenue, and his plans to bring a new Mexican restaurant and bar to the former Gavone’s location at 10th and Wolf.

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Despite some setbacks along the way, the Frida Kahlo-inspired bar called Frida Cantina is finally opening. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Police searching for man on bike accused of sexually assaulting women around South Philly

The Philly Police Department is looking for an individual who has been sexually assaulting women in South Philly. It has been reported that this “young Latino man” has inappropriately touched four women in different incidents as he rides by on his bicycle.

The incidents have occurred in East Passyunk Crossing, Newbold and Bella Vista.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

PPA to begin ticketing some of the illegally parked vehicles on the Broad Street median

South Philly residents are still pretty split on whether or not parking should be allowed on the Broad Street median, as shown through this recent survey.

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A permanent ban on this already-illegal parking won’t be happening at this time, but Mayor Kenney is trying to please both sides of the issue by making some new enforcements on Broad Street. The Philadelphia Parking Authority will now be ticketing vehicles in the median only “when a car is fishtailed, in the turning lane, and in the crosswalk.”

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

East Point Breeze Neighbors is the new name for Newbold Neighbors Association

This South Philly organization is now the civic association formerly known as Newbold Neighbors.

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At a meeting last night, a new name for the organization that represents the area from Broad Street to 18th Street and from Washington Avenue to West Passyunk Avenue was announced. Despite a mix of opinions of those in attendance of the meeting, it was decided through vote that East Point Breeze Neighbors will be the new name of the organization.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing :  Whitman 

‘Cambodia Town’ has its own song, music video

We’ve talked about “Cambodia Town” on the Passyunk Post before, sharing news of new businesses like Boba & Co. and I Heart Cambodia and even talk about the plan to create a business association to bring together the community here.

To bring more fuel to the cause to formally dub this area as ”Cambodia Town,” there is now a song dedicated to this culture-rich neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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