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Vol. V No. 46 (Issue 215)

The Only Union Newspaper Reporting South Philly The Way It Deserves

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Passing On A Legacy South Philly-Based Soccer Stars Score Big At Roman Catholic by Tony Francis

Four South Philadelphiabased high-school soccer stars might have kicked their last soccer ball in combat at Roman Catholic for this season, but the goal is much bigger now for the players.

There was a sea of scarlet and gold with the wind howling sounds of “Happy Birthday, Marine!” With shouts of “Semper Fi!” and the ubiquitous “Ooo-rah!”, wave upon wave of men and women came to celebrate the 236th nativity of the United States Marine Corps along Oregon Avenue.

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1775 Philadelphia was the birthplace of the Marines, and although The Tun Tavern -- the place where it all started -- is now underwater, another tavern, Cookie’s Tavern, is currently the most fitting location to celebrate gung-ho esprit de corps. (Cont. Page 2)

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Brady Dedicates Veterans Center

by Maria Merlino

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Ooo-Rah! Semper Fi Hundreds Flock To Oregon Avenue To Celebrate Marine Corps’ 236th Birthday

Great things happened on the soccer field at Roman Catholic HS this season. From top to bottom, the soccer program seemingly (Cont. Page 2)

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Master winemaker and Marine, John Patane shows off his original USMC t-shirt from 1958.

Darrell Clarke Next Council President What It Means To You

4 Neumann-Goretti Seniors Sign Up For Division I Teams Four stand-out athletes at Neumann Goretti HS officially signed up with Division I Universities yesterday. The seniors made their official commitments to four prestigious Division I Athletic Programs at a signing ceremony at the school conference room. Women’s Basketball hoopster Omowumi S. Rafiu will join the Georgetown University Basketball program. As a junior at Saints Rafiu averaged 12.7 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game. (Cont. Page 2)

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