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March 2, 1992
Philadelphia's troubled Southwark housing development is finally going home. By deciding to directly manage the Southwark rebuilding project, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will finally get the chance to prove whether it can live up to its name. Rebuilding Southwark has been a political hot potato for years. Running for re-election in 1988, the late Sen. John Heinz convinced HUD to allocate $25 million for Southwark's renovations. Since then, Southwark has been mired in muck, flooded with cost increases and almost drowned in worthless architectural and engineering fees.
NEWS
July 12, 1995
The plan for revamping the Southwark public housing development includes some encouraging new ideas - but strong oversight is a must to keep the project from falling into the same old traps. The new ideas: Bringing working families back to public housing, which in Philadelphia is home almost exclusively to families on welfare or out of work, and tenant involvement, from start to finish, in the redesign. The familiar challenge: Preventing huge chunks of the $88.6 million earmarked for the three-year project from disappearing via the political- patronage highway.
NEWS
March 8, 1999 | By Peter Nicholas, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With little ceremony, Linda McKnight and her three children moved into a new brick townhouse in the Southwark housing project three months ago. There was nothing to mark the occasion, no ribbon cuttings, no press releases, no speeches from politicians. Southwark's renovation is too tangled and expensive to celebrate. But McKnight's move made history of sorts. She is the first tenant to occupy a newly built apartment at Southwark. It happened 11 years, five months and 20 days after the Philadelphia Housing Authority won the first of several multimillion-dollar grants to remake the massive South Philadelphia complex, around Fourth Street and Washington Avenue.
NEWS
July 20, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times inside a Cadillac DeVille in South Philadelphia. Officers responding to a radio call at 10:36 p.m. Monday found the victim inside the car on the 500 block of Pierce Street in the Southwark section. The man, identified as Akiem Smith, of the 1300 block of South 4th Street in Southwark, was taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:19 p.m. Witnesses told police they saw three males running from the scene.
NEWS
October 9, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON TARVER
Steeplejacks have been swarming over the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Southwark this week as it undergoes its first overhaul since 1960. Bricks had been falling from the steeple, parts of its sides were rusted, and inside, wood was rotting. The Jack Hassler Co. began working at the church, at 1001 S. Fourth St., in August, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The workers toil about 200 feet up.
NEWS
February 3, 2008
It's mostly just the tourists who stagger down Bourbon Street clutching giant plastic sippy cups of electric-pink Hurricane punch. Old-line New Orleanians, who prefer their spirits dark and moody, turn instead to a good stiff Sazerac when they want to get a Creole party - or, for that matter, just a routine lunch at Galatoire's - into a copacetic gear. The Sazerac is as classic as the Crescent City's historic dining scene, with roots back to an 1830s cocktail made from cognac (from a brand called Sazerac)
FOOD
March 1, 2012 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The four-course feast featured black-soybean soup with a ceviche of marinated raw beets, turnips, and rutabaga. Next, a salad of hydroponically grown butterhead lettuce with cornmeal croutons tossed in apple cider vinaigrette. The braised lamb, organically grown and grass fed, came with caramelized onions, sweet potato gratin, wilted greens, and cranberry creme. Warm apple cake with cheddar cheese ice cream rounded out the meal. Everything on that farm-to-plate menu was grown within about 100 miles, no easy feat in winter.
NEWS
January 8, 1991
It's not easy to dream if you are living in one of Philadelphia's high-rise public housing projects. Four-legged rats join kids playing in the hallways while the two-legged kind have turned the outside playgrounds into drug emporia. Life in high-rise public housing projects is a living hell. And expensive. Half the time the elevators don't work; repair them and some punk comes along to break them. Exterminating the rats - either the two- or four-legged variety - is almost impossible.
REAL_ESTATE
January 26, 1992 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It has gone by many names - Weccacoe and Southwark are the best-known. Some residents call it suburban Society Hill, in mock deference to its pricier northern neighbor. Yet Queen Village, the area from Lombard Street to Washington Avenue and Front to Sixth Streets, has a distinctive personality and a rich history, a flavor diluted only slightly by the yuppie invasion of the last two decades. Walk along Second Street any sunny weekday morning. A group of women sits on lawn chairs and chats.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Stanley A. Beloff's world turned on a dual axis: family and feet. Starting in the 1950s, he maintained a podiatry practice in his house on Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, allowing him to begin work at 8 a.m. and still be at it at 8 p.m. without missing a meal with his wife and children. Little Beloffs in PJs ran through the waiting room. His second office in Ventnor, N.J., opened in 1969, likewise doubled as a domicile. Until the mid-1980s, he shuttled between Shore and city.
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NEWS
April 24, 2013 | BY ALI WATKINS, Daily News Staff Writer watkina@phillynews.com, 215-854-5905
ALFRED REITANO, 72, was a quiet fixture on Watkins Street above 5th, in Southwark. Known by neighbors as "Fred," he was a man of routine who spent more than half his life in the neighborhood. That life ended tragically Monday morning, when Reitano, a 40-year resident of the block, died in a small fire at his home. The faint smell of smoke lingered over the street's rowhouses late Monday afternoon as the neighborhood's familiar quiet was replaced by the hammers of a work crew.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Stanley A. Beloff's world turned on a dual axis: family and feet. Starting in the 1950s, he maintained a podiatry practice in his house on Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, allowing him to begin work at 8 a.m. and still be at it at 8 p.m. without missing a meal with his wife and children. Little Beloffs in PJs ran through the waiting room. His second office in Ventnor, N.J., opened in 1969, likewise doubled as a domicile. Until the mid-1980s, he shuttled between Shore and city.
NEWS
June 10, 2012
Find this man, cops ask Police are searching for Ikim Graham, 23, in connection with a shooting in Southwark on May 31 that left a 17-year-old male dead. Just before 10 p.m., gunshots rang out on 5th Street near Pierce and Naasir Westbrook, a junior at Mastery Charter School, was fatally wounded in his forehead. Police said Graham's last known address is on Greenwich Street near 5th in Southwark - about eight blocks from the shooting scene. Graham is about 5 feet 11 inches and weighs about 160 pounds, and has tattoos on his hands and arms.
FOOD
March 1, 2012 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The four-course feast featured black-soybean soup with a ceviche of marinated raw beets, turnips, and rutabaga. Next, a salad of hydroponically grown butterhead lettuce with cornmeal croutons tossed in apple cider vinaigrette. The braised lamb, organically grown and grass fed, came with caramelized onions, sweet potato gratin, wilted greens, and cranberry creme. Warm apple cake with cheddar cheese ice cream rounded out the meal. Everything on that farm-to-plate menu was grown within about 100 miles, no easy feat in winter.
NEWS
November 25, 2011
Shot in Southwark, he drives to South Street * 5th Street near Wharton A 22-year-old man was hospitalized after he was shot while driving in Southwark yesterday afternoon, police said. The man was driving about 3:55 p.m. when someone shot at his car, wounding him once in his buttocks, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The man drove more than a half-mile north along 5th Street to South Street and called police. From there, he was taken by medics to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition as of 5 p.m. There were no apparent witnesses, and the victim did not provide police with a description of a suspect.
NEWS
July 20, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times inside a Cadillac DeVille in South Philadelphia. Officers responding to a radio call at 10:36 p.m. Monday found the victim inside the car on the 500 block of Pierce Street in the Southwark section. The man, identified as Akiem Smith, of the 1300 block of South 4th Street in Southwark, was taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:19 p.m. Witnesses told police they saw three males running from the scene.
NEWS
February 3, 2008
It's mostly just the tourists who stagger down Bourbon Street clutching giant plastic sippy cups of electric-pink Hurricane punch. Old-line New Orleanians, who prefer their spirits dark and moody, turn instead to a good stiff Sazerac when they want to get a Creole party - or, for that matter, just a routine lunch at Galatoire's - into a copacetic gear. The Sazerac is as classic as the Crescent City's historic dining scene, with roots back to an 1830s cocktail made from cognac (from a brand called Sazerac)
LIVING
October 27, 2006 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every good cause should have a Libby Goldstein. She's tough - real tough - and shrewd about politics, which is probably the main reason the Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden came into existence. Also probably part of the reason it has survived for three decades. "It never occurred to me that it wouldn't work," Goldstein says. The gardeners recently celebrated this milestone in typical Queen Village style - with barbecued roast pig for the carnivores and vegetarian dishes for the eclectic rest, served in the middle of the garden at Third and Christian Streets.
NEWS
March 12, 2005 | By Frederick Cusick and Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Philadelphia School District sent counselors to Southwark Elementary School yesterday to help students deal with the death of Miriam Hershberger, a longtime teacher who was struck by a city school bus Thursday. Hershberger, 50, a teacher at the school at Ninth and Mifflin Streets in South Philadelphia for 17 years, was fatally injured on Broad Street while walking to work, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. Police said Hershberger had been crossing Broad at Mifflin and the school bus had been turning onto Broad from Mifflin.
NEWS
January 24, 2000 | By Thom Guarnieri, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Katherine DeShields, 75, arose at 4:30 a.m. yesterday, tidied her room at Riverview Tower and joined more than 200 neighbors who were boarding SEPTA buses. In the snowy darkness, they were being evacuated so that nearby Southwark Towers could be demolished. She had moved into Southwark in 1969 a few years after the project was built and, over time, watched life there "get out of control. Nobody could seem to fix it. " "Now, I can see another newness springing up, and this newness will last," she said.
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