Sunoco's South Philly Stench

Anne DeStefano was unexpectedly awakened at 2 a.m. last Thursday, but not from a loud bang or somebody snoring. The resident of Broad and Pollock streets can blame her disturbed sleep on her sense of smell. “I was going to throw up,” she said of the unexpected stench that wafted into her home.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2010 | Comments: 0

Will Brown Finds 'Common Ground'

While living in Queen Village, Will Brown had a show at Swarthmore College in 1971. In addition to being an instructor there, he worked as a freelance photographer for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and many of his colleagues came to the exhibit, including its then-director, the late Anne d’Harnoncourt.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2010 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION > SOUTH PHILLY

By Lorraine Gennaro,
South Philly Review Staff Writer

Tony Danza Is The Boss

All smiles and wearing dress pants, a winter jacket and shirt, Tony Danza and an entourage of A&E producers walked into Furness High School’s auditorium Jan. 14, where the choir was rehearsing. “Hi, I’m Tony Danza,” the 58-year-old actor/singer/dancer said to the 10th- through 12th-graders and their music teacher Ryan Miller, who was at the piano.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2010 | Comments: 1

Light Rail Planned for Pennsport

Officials said the project will stretch east of City Hall on Market Street to the Delaware River and span Girard Avenue to Pier 70, near Snyder Avenue, on Columbus Boulevard.

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Posted Jan. 15, 2010 | Comments: 0

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