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Babe Heffron memorial statue unveiled in Pennsport

Edward “Babe” Heffron, a local World War II veteran and member of the Easy Company portrayed on HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” now has a statue in his home neighborhood of Pennsport.

On Thursday, September 17, this tribute to a local hero was unveiled at 2nd and Reed Streets at Herron Playground. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Easy Company’s “Babe” Heffron to be immortalized in bronze at Herron Playground in Pennsport

The northwest corner of 2nd and Reed St. in Pennsport will soon house a memorial to Edward  ”Babe” Heffron, a local World War II veteran.

"Wild' Bill Guarnere (L), Edward "Babe" Heffron (C) and the Heffron Statue Plans (R) via The Inquirer

“Wild’ Bill Guarnere (L), Edward “Babe” Heffron (C) and the Heffron Statue Plans (R) via The Inquirer

Heffron, a member of the legendary Easy Company along with longtime friend “Wild” Bill Guarnere, was depicted in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Fundraising efforts for a statue are about to officially kick off at an event held at The Irish Pub on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

City-owned parking lot in Pennsport headed for development? Some opponents are organizing

Thanks to the neighborhood tipster who notified us of this story. If you want us to get to the bottom of something, please email us at punk@passyunkpost.com.


A city-owned parking lot near the popular Herron Playground in a booming section of Pennsport will be “marketed for sale for future development within the next 30 days,” according to a notice posted at the site that’s dated Nov. 7.

Parking at the lot, which is comprised of 1406-1412 S. 2nd St. and 206-210 Reed St., all owned by the city, is expected to end by Feb. 15, 2014, the letter says.

The view from the 1400 block of 2nd Street, from Google

The view from the 1400 block of 2nd Street, from Google

Some neighbors are organizing to oppose development of the lot because its 20 or so spots provide parking for visitors to the playground. The neighbors are starting a petition and have spoken with Councilman Mark Squilla, who one tipster told us that Squilla “said he met with neighbors and is exploring solutions.”

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