South Philadelphia

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi (25) watches his team warm up
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Matt Leon
July 02, 2020 - 6:13 pm
The Phillies will begin Spring Training 2.0 Friday in South Philadelphia as they look to get an abbreviated 60-game 2020 season underway in the midst of the pandemic. Read more here.
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John Mooney
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
June 24, 2020 - 5:30 pm
The city’s top prosecutor has charged a Philadelphia man with ethnic intimidation and assault after a photographer was punched Tuesday night during a clash of protestors in Marconi Plaza. Read more here.
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Crews box up the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia
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Andrew Kramer
June 16, 2020 - 5:57 pm
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Marconi Plaza Tuesday afternoon to show their support for police — and one officer in particular. Read the latest here.
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Philadelphia police stand guard in Marconi Plaza Sunday morning following reports of armed vigilantes around the Christopher Columbus statue.
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Kristen Johanson
June 16, 2020 - 3:13 pm
The Philadelphia police union is criticizing the move of a long-time police captain from his South Philly precinct to another, after cellphone video shows the officer warning a blogger to move during a standoff in Marconi Plaza. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
June 16, 2020 - 7:57 am
Mayor Jim Kenney is asking the city's art commission to help decide what to do with the statue of Christopher Columbus in South Philly's Marconi Plaza. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia
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Charlotte Reese
June 14, 2020 - 12:42 pm
Armed vigiliantes were seen carrying bats and guns around the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia's Marconi Plaza, as debate intensifies over what to do with it. Read more here.
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The mural of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo has been removed from the 9th Street Shopping District.
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Justin Udo
June 07, 2020 - 3:50 pm
South Philly neighbors and the Rizzo family weighed in on the removal of the mural that happened just days after the Rizzo statue was taken down in Center City. Read more here.
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Frank Rizzo mural
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Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2020 - 5:27 pm
The owners of the Frank Rizzo mural in the Italian Market say it will be replaced, following the civil unrest across the city over the death of Minneapolis black man George Floyd. Read more here.
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Firing Line gun shop in South Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
June 02, 2020 - 8:14 am
As police scrambled to respond to reports of looting throughout the city, authorities say a South Philadelphia gun shop owner fought back on his own and shot and killed a suspected looter. Read more here.
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Jefferson University Hospital
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Tim Jimenez
May 29, 2020 - 8:25 am
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer is expected to recover after he was shot in the leg Friday morning. Read the latest here.
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