July 25, 2014
D R. CHRIS ANASTASIOU, 56, of South Philadelphia, is an optometrist who owns the Modern Eye optical shops/optometrist offices in University City, on Walnut Street near 34th, and in Center City, 13th and Walnut. A magazine for eye-care professionals recently named Modern Eye one of the top three independent optical retailers. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Modern Eye? A: I was working as a hired optometrist for a small chain of eyeglass shops. I went in with the owner as a franchise partner and the store was originally called Eyeglass Encounters in University City.
November 16, 2012 |
Karim Karamoko threw for two touchdowns on Thursday afternoon, and Robert Hall rushed for two more as University City rolled to a 40-0 win over Edison at West Philadelphia. Both of Karamoko's touchdowns came in the first half, and University City entered halftime ahead by 26-0. Hall opened up the third quarter with a 35-yard touchdown before adding another from 10 yards out. Commitments Lower Merion's Marina Aileen Forster signed a national letter of intent to accept a rowing scholarship to Drexel.
January 29, 1986 |
Winning in the pinch hasn't always come naturally to the University City basketball team. It only appears that way after games like the one yesterday, in which the fourth-ranked Jaguars outlasted visiting Mastbaum, 67-59, for Public League Division C bragging rights. "It shows that we can handle the pressure," said University City senior forward David Scott. "Last year, we had a lead against Mastbaum in the last 2 minutes, and we weren't experienced enough to handle it. This year, in the hard-nosed games, all of us are really up for the challenge.
February 23, 1992 |
Jaconda Jackson scored the 1,000th point of her career and the Martin Luther King girls ovecame a sluggish first half to defeat Northeast High, 54-37, in a Public League semifinal game yesterday at the Civic Center. The victory earned the Cougars, the defending Public League champions, a chance at a second straight title and their third straight visit to the championship. King (20-3) will face University City - an easy 58-28 winner over Franklin Learning Center in the other semifinal game - for the championship at the Civic Center next Sunday at 3 p.m., following the boys' championship.
October 7, 2013 |
After spending nearly two years renovating a vacant Walnut Hill property, a student-housing developer and landlord hopes to entice denizens of University City to move deeper into West Philadelphia with discounted rental rates and free rides to class. About 30 apartments in the 127-unit Croydon Hall Apartments at 241 S. 49th St. will be available for lease beginning in January, said Scott Orens of Philadelphia-based Orens Bros. Real Estate Inc., the property's owner. With the $10 million renovation, the building will have a fitness center and bike storage and apartments with dishwashers, garbage disposers, and air conditioning, Orens said.
January 27, 2001 |
University City head coach Lurline Jones had one question for her players late in the third quarter of yesterday's Public League girls' basketball game against Central: Is there anybody here who really wants to win? Jones had seen enough. The defending league champions were fumbling and stumbling their way to a 62-47 third-quarter deficit, missing layups and losing interest fast. "But we're a fourth-quarter team," Jones said afterward. "Don't ask me why. " The visiting Jaguars (13-4 overall, 4-1 league)
September 16, 2011
THIS WEEK "Street Gazing" left Center City for the University City home of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Class is in session and students promenading down Locust Walk clearly dress for comfort and style. On my journey I saw the classic prep style, relaxed looks and even some high fashion takes on the student body. It seems higher education builds your mind and sharpens your style. Follow Reuben Harley on Twitter at @BigRubeHarley and at streetgazing.blogspot.com.
October 2, 2012
The Philadelphia Water Department reported Monday the appearance of rusty water in University City and urged customers to limit the use of the water while the utility cleans the system. The department said the rusty water is not a health hazard, but it is a nuisance. Once the system is cleared, customers should run cold water through their pipes to remove any accumulated rust. Customers with questions can call the department's hotline at 215-685-6300. - Robert Moran
October 17, 2012 |
A 12-inch water main broke in University City this morning, forcing the Philadelphia Water Department to shut off nearby service, and causing traffic to slow. John DiGiulio, a spokesman for the department, said crews were at the scene of the break around Market street between 42nd and 43 Streets. DiGiulio said he did not have an estimate on when repairs would be complete and water service turned on for the block. The break is not on the scale of Saturday's 36-inch transmission pipe break in Old City that rushed five million to six million gallons of water through that area.
February 27, 1987 |
Its offense cruised at a jet stream level for most of the year, but University City decided to stay in a holding pattern during the most crucial sequence of its season. With 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining and the visiting Jaguars trailing second-ranked West Philadelphia by a point in yesterday's Public League opening-round playoff game, University City coach Steve Kane ordered his team to keep the ball for one shot. "I decided since they were not pressuring us, we'd hold," Kane said after the Jaguars lost to the Speedboys, 38-37.