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Tag Archives | Morris street

What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Large Newbold home in need of some TLC edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a corner property at 1415 Morris St. with plenty of beautiful, original detailing. The high ceilings, built-ins and claw foot tub are all appealing, but this home is in need of some serious TLC to bring it to its full potential.

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If you’re ready for a home renovation challenge, this house may be just the one for you. For $299,000, this five bedroom and two bathroom home with 2,328 sq. ft. of space could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Newbold 

Spotted: Broad Street median oven edition

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader, Jay Roth. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


There have been plenty of debates over the Broad Street median parking issue ever since the center strip parking was temporarily banned during the Democratic National Convention. Parking is such a hot topic issue these days that even kitchen appliances are getting in on the fun.

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In a mix of South Philly savesies and Broad Street median parking, we present you with the median oven.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Pennsport’s South Helm receives two-bell review

Pennsport’s restaurants are on a roll. Very recently The Dutch received a two-bell review from Craig Laban, now another nearby restaurant has also received a “very good” review from The Inquirer food critic. This is a nice turnaround for these locations, which both were homes to different restaurants last year.

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South Helm, the restaurant that replaced First Ward Sandwich at Front and Morris, has received a two-bell review.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

1188 items checked out, 102 new cards issued at Free Library’s grand opening at Broad and Morris

In January of 2014, the Free Library at Broad and Morris closed its doors to make way for something bigger and better – the new CHOP Community Health and Literacy Center.

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Photo of the facility from the Free Library’s website.

That new facility was unveiled in early May, but the library was still empty at that time. At the grand opening celebration over the weekend, the new location for the library issued 102 new library cards, along with checking out more than 1,000 items to visitors. The neighborhood really did miss having a library.

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