Geary Estates, New Construction Homes in Packer Park- “Best Deal In Town”

The Market place has spoken and many people feel that the Geary Estates Townhomes in Packer Park are THE best deal in town. These stunning 3000 square foot New Construction homes will Boast huge roofdecks to view the Phillies Firework shows, large Back yards, 10-year tax abatements, finished basements, granite kitchens, hardwood floors, three to four bedroom and much, much more…All included in the STNADARD price.

Contact Jim Onesti, “Mccann Team” Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, for details.  jonesti@mccannteam.com 215-440-2052

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Packer Park is getting a new Neighbor!!!! Xfinity Live…. formerly Philly Live

Comcast and its NBC brand will be amply represented at the new Xfinity Live! sports/entertainment complex on the former site of the Spectrum in South Philadelphia.

•An Xfinity On Demand Theater, an outdoor viewing experience that will feature everything from sports games to family movies. •The NBC Sports Arena, featuring an indoor 32-foot diagonal, 6 mm, million-dollar Sony LED screen •The NBC Sports Field, which will play host to numerous outdoor activities and sports leagues •NBC Sports Fantasy Board with stats •NBC Sports Game Experience, in the Broad Street Bullies Pub, featuring video games •A 100-foot LED Comcast SportsNet Ticker inside a venue called the Philly MarketPlace, a gathering place with food vendors including the Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co., Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Nick’s Roast Beef; more will be announced. Other dining options: •Spectrum Grille, an upscale restaurant •Broad Street Bullies Pub •PBR Bar & Grill, a country-western themer based on Professional Bull Riders; Tex-Mex cuisine served during the day and a country & southern rock party at night (featuring a mechanical bull) •Victory Beer Hall, featuring beer hall-style tables, a stage for live indoor entertainment, and a 2,000 square-foot patio complete with a fire pit and a unique panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline.

List of Philadelphia Catholic School Closings and Mergers

As anticipated for some time now the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has closed several Catholic Schools throughout the city forcing parents to up-root from their niegborhoods and look for a more practical place for their families to live in order to be close to their childrens schools. Packer Park’s own Holy Spirit will merge with St. Richards, Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart and will occupy the former Stella Maris school.

School closings and mergers are as follows:

Philadelphia (South)

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament merges with St. Donato at the 65th Street site.

St. Laurentius merges with St. Peter the Apostle at the 5th Street site.

Annunciation merges with St. Nicholas of Tolentine at the Pierce Street site.

St. Gabriel merges with St. Thomas Aquinas at the Morris Street site.

St. Malachy merges with Visitation BVM at the Lehigh Avenue site.

Epiphany of our LordHoly SpiritSt. RichardOur Lady of Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart merge at the former Stella Maris site.

Our Lady of Lourdes closed, students asked to select from Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius, St. Rose of Lima, Mary, Mother of Peace

West Catholic High closes outright.

Philadelphia (North)

Pope John Paul II Regional, Bridesburg, merges with St. Timothy at the Levick Street site.

St. George, Port Richmond, merges with Our Lady of Port Richmond at the Thompson Street site.

Holy Cross, Mt. Airy, merges with Our Mother of Consolation, Chestnut Hill, at the E. Chestnut Hill Ave. site.

St. Bridget, East Falls, merges with Holy Child, Manayunk, at the Hermitage Street site.

Incarnation of Our Lord, Olney, merges with St. Helena at the N. Fifth Street site.

Our Lady of Consolation, Tacony, merges with St. Matthew at the Cottman Avenue site.

Our Lady of Ransom merges with Resurrection of our Lord at the Shelmire Avenue site.

St. William merges with St. Cecilia at the Rhawn Street site.

St. Martin of Tours becomes a “mission school,” with no change to the current school configuration.

St. Hubert High closes outright.

Philadelphia Union Pro Soccer team chooses Raimondo Partito of Packer Park to join their training program!

Raimondo, a Packer Park resident, just finished his sixth month on the YSC Union Juniors; a training squad which is supervised by Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and is part of the Chester based Union Academy.

“Being on the Union Juniors is probably the biggest honor for me so far,” said Raimondo.

Congratulations Raimondo! Keep up the good work!