25 hours ago

6 Deadly Shootings in Just 72 Hours

The 25-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were on the porch of 196 Seymour Ave. when they were shot just after midnight on Tuesday. A neighbor said he heard nine or 10 gunshots go off around that time. 

    6th Deadly Shooting in New Jersey City in Just Over 72 Hours
    A man died and a woman was injured following a shooting in Newark, police said. The man is the sixth person to be fatally shot in the city in just over 72 hours. The 25-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were on the porch of 196 Seymour Ave.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

29 hours ago

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2 days ago

One Killed, Several Injured In Germantown Fire

The blaze broke out just after 6 p.m. on East Clapier Street near Germantown Ave.

    One Killed, Several Injured In Germantown Fire
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Authorities say one person was killed and several others injured in a house fire Sunday evening in Philadelphia's East Germantown neighborhood. The blaze broke out just after 6 p.m. on East Clapier Street near Germantown Ave. Officials say a 61-year-old man was pulled from the second floor.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

1 killed, 4 injured in Germantown house fire

The fire started around 6:15 p.m. Sunday at a home located on the unit block of East Clapier Street near Germantown Avenue.

    1 killed, 4 injured in Germantown house fire
    A man was killed and four others were injured in a house fire in Philadelphia's Germantown section. The fire started around 6:15 p.m. Sunday at a home located on the unit block of East Clapier Street near Germantown Avenue. When Eugene Brown and neighbors saw smoke pouring from the roof of the home, they sprung into action.
    http://6abc.com

2 days ago

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4 days ago

1 arrested, 1 sought in Germantown Ave. gun battle that left young father dead

Ford was struck while driving on the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue about 6 p.m. July 28, according to police.

    1 arrested, 1 sought in Germantown Ave. gun battle that left young father dead
    Police have arrested one suspect and are looking for another in the slaying of a young father, who was fatally shot when he got caught in the cross fire of a Germantown Avenue gun battle in late July. Jameil Byrd, 18, has been taken into custody in the death of Alsharay Ford, Philadelphia police said Friday.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

Teen Arrested, Another Sought in Fatal Philly Gun Battle

That gun battle took place in the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue on the evening of July 28.

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Jameil Byrd, of the 5100 block of Wissahickon Avenue, was identified as an alleged gunman in the shooting, police said. He was arrested Thursday morning three blocks from the shooting scene and charged with murder.

    Teen Arrested, Another Sought in Fatal Philly Gun Battle
    An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who unknowingly drove his car into a gun battle on one of Philadelphia's main streets last month, police said Friday. A 19-year-old is also charged, but remains on the loose, police said.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

4 days ago

Suspect Jameil Byrd (left) Arrested for Homicide, Second Suspect Saykou Monte (right) Still at Large

...PM, officers responded to a radio call for a report of a ‘Shooting’ on the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue.  Upon their arrival, officers located the complainant sitting in the driver’s seat of a...

...complainant sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2009 white Chevy Malibu on the 4900 block of Germantown Avenue.  The complainant, identified as 25-year-old Alsharay Ford from the 5700 block of Hellerman...

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...a result of the ongoing investigation, Investigators identified 18 year old Jameil Byrd from the 5100 block of Wissahickon Avenue as one of the males wanted in connection with the murder of Ford.  On Thursday...

...On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at approximately 6:00 AM, Byrd was located on the 4800 block of Germantown Avenue and taken into custody without incident; he is charged with Murder and related offenses...

    Suspect Jameil Byrd (left) Arrested for Homicide, Second Suspect Saykou Monte (right) Still at Large
    On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at approximately 6:00 PM, officers responded to a radio call for a report of a 'Shooting' on the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers located the complainant sitting in the driver's seat of a 2009 white Chevy Malibu on the 4900 block of Germantown Avenue.
    http://blog.phillypolice.com

5 days ago

Man arrested, another sought after father killed in Germantown

Officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 6 p.m. on July 28 in the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue.

    1 arrested, 1 sought after father killed in Germantown
    Action News has learned 18-year-old Jameil Byrd has been arrested in the shooting death of a man in Germantown, who police say was an innocent driver who unknowingly drove right into the middle of a shootout. It happened while his young child was in the car.
    http://6abc.com

5 days ago

Man arrested, another sought after innocent driver killed in Germantown

Officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 6 p.m. on July 28 in the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue.

    1 arrested, 1 sought after innocent driver killed in Germantown
    Action News has learned 18-year-old Jameil Byrd has been arrested in the shooting death of a man in Germantown last week, who police say was an innocent driver who unknowingly drove right into the middle of a shootout. It happened while his young child was in the car.
    http://6abc.com

6 days ago

Fantastic Flea And Farmers’ Markets To Shop In Philly This Weekend

...Park Avenue; Liberty Lands Park, 3rd and Poplar streets; Overbrook, Lancaster and City Avenues; Germantown, 6026 Germantown Avenue

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Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Clark Park, 4398 Chester Avenue

Taller Puertorriqueno, 2557 N. 5th Street

Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Headhouse Square Farmers' Market, 2nd and Lombard streets; Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue; Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine streets; Hunting...

Headhouse Square Farmers' Market, 2nd and Lombard streets; Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue; Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine streets; Hunting Park, Old York Road and West Hunting Park...

...Farmers' Market, 2nd and Lombard streets; Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue; Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine streets; Hunting Park, Old York Road and West Hunting Park Avenue; Liberty Lands Park, 3rd...

...Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue; Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine streets; Hunting Park, Old York Road and West Hunting Park Avenue; Liberty Lands Park, 3rd and Poplar streets; Overbrook, Lancaster and City Avenues; Germantown, 6026 Germantown...

...Pine streets; Hunting Park, Old York Road and West Hunting Park Avenue; Liberty Lands Park, 3rd and Poplar streets; Overbrook, Lancaster and City Avenues; Germantown, 6026 Germantown Avenue

Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets; High Street Farmers' Market, 3rd and Market streets; Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market, Moyamensing Avenue and Morris Street

Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets; High Street Farmers' Market, 3rd and Market streets; Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market, Moyamensing Avenue and Morris Street

Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets; High Street Farmers' Market, 3rd and Market streets; Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market, Moyamensing Avenue and Morris Street

    Fantastic Flea And Farmers' Markets To Shop In Philly This Weekend
    As the last full month of summer comes to a close, Philly's outdoor shopping scene remains as hot as ever. Pop-up indoor bazaars complement outdoor markets so that no matter your preference, Philly's flea, artisan and farmers' market scene has something for you this week.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Aug 11

Updated 6 days ago

Some Philly pools close tomorrow: List of 2016 dates

Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

This article has 61 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115) 

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

Lederer (1219-25 E. Montgomery Ave., 19125)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151) 

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

Morris Estate (1610 W. Chelten Ave., 19126)

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124) 

Hunting Park (900 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140) 

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111) 

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134) 

Ziehler (200-64 E. Olney Ave., 19120) 

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122) 

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123) 

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148) 

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146) 

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

McVeigh (400-64 E. Ontario St., 19134)

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147) 

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143) 

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114) 

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135) 

Lonnie Young (1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138) 

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121) 

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148) 

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145) 

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120) 

12th and Cambria (2901 N. 12th St., 19133) 

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146) 

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139) 

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135) 

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137) 

MLK (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121) 

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143) 

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111) 

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119) 

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149) 

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134) 

Feltonville (231-37 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120) 

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128) 

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138) 

Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121) 

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145) 

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104) 

Sayre  (5835 Spruce St., 19139) 

    Some Philly pools close tomorrow: List of 2016 dates
    Philadelphia is in the middle of a heat wave, with a scorching weekend on tap, but some of the city's public pools will close before the hottest weather hits. Philadelphia's 70 free public pools (the most per-capita of any city in the country) begin to shut down for the season on Friday, just as temperatures are set to soar, with triple-digit heat indices forecasted for Saturday and Sunday.
    http://www.philly.com

  • I love children and would love to be a lifeguard in any one of the pools......if I could swim. I'm sure I would be turned down if I contacted the city. However, if you are saying that the city would take anyone to be a lifeguard, then the problem's already solved. Dennis, need I remind you that closing of the pools in such hot weather is no sarcastic matter but a very serious one.

  • Gina, I am in total agreement with you. Furthermore, the city does this every year.
    Why not hire as Gina has stated, it would give the teens a nice summer job and they could work up to Labor Day. Gina's thoughts are excellent and I hope and pray the powers that be take heed.

    KUDOS Gina

Aug 17

  • Help Us "Move It, Move It" in Class!

    Mrs. R. is asking for $722.51:
    My students need Bouncy Bands, Wobble Chairs, stools, and a bean bag chair to get their energy out in a healthy way while they are completing their work in class.
    Anna L Lingelbach Elementary School Comment

Aug 15

  • Go for the Gold: Writing Research Papers that Shine!

    Ms. Guy is asking for $869.13:
    My students need journals and manuals essential for building their understanding of the research writing process as they build stamina and knowledge ultimately preparing them to be able to compose a college level composition.
    Mastery Charter School-Pickett Comment

Aug 14

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Aug 14

  • Classroom Projector Needed for Philadelphia Classroom!

    Mrs. R. is asking for $426.94:
    My students need a projector and speakers in their classroom. There are so many amazing supports and resources technology can bring to a classroom. My classroom currently has zero technology in it!
    Anna L Lingelbach Elementary School Comment

Aug 12

Philadelphia Pools Approaching Closing Dates As Summer Winds Down

Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

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Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

Lederer (1219-25 E. Montgomery Ave., 19125)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

Morris Estate (1610 W. Chelten Ave., 19126)

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124)

Hunting Park (900 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

Ziehler (200-64 E. Olney Ave., 19120)

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122)

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

McVeigh (400-64 E. Ontario St., 19134)

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Lonnie Young (1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138)

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120)

12th and Cambria (2901 N. 12th St., 19133)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)

MLK (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134)

Feltonville (231-37 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)

Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

Sayre  (5835 Spruce St., 19139)

    Philadelphia Pools Approaching Closing Dates As Summer Winds Down
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - With excessive heat hitting our region, the last thing that anyone wants to hear is that pools are closing soon throughout Philadelphia. In fact, some of them are closing for the season on Friday.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Aug 09

  • Kelly John B School reviewed by a parent

    This school has not changed much in appearance since I attended in the 90's. My child went here from Kindergarten through 3rd grade. I had no issues with any of the teachers and it felt good that they were genuinely concerned and devoted to their jobs. With such a large student body it does take work on the parents side to make sure you're taking advantage of every opportunity being offered. Teachers can easily get overwhelmed and forced to focus more attention on students who are routinely disruptive to the learning process, which unfortunately happens to be a lot of the students. The school does a great job with encouraging parent involvement during back to school night. If you are vocal with teachers about what your child is learning and develop a good rapport with them, your child's success at John B. Kelly can be achieved.

    Kelly John B School (5116 Pulaski Ave) Published on GreatSchools August 8, 2016 Comment

Aug 08

The Marian Terry Stop the Violence Community Bike Ride

We would like to invite you and yours to our Stop the Violence Bike Ride, August 13, 2016. We will be riding with our partners Nice Town CDC, The office of State Representative Dwight Evans, and the Philadelphia Police Department. We are riding to draw attention to the violence in our communities and how it continues to devastate the family's of the victims and the progress of a safer Philadelphia.

Aug 07

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Aug 03

Man dies in Germantown shooting

It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday along the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue near Wister Street.

    Man dies in Germantown shooting
    A man has died after a shooting in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday along the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue near Wister Street. Police say someone opened fire along the block, striking 25-year-old Alsharay Ford in the left side of the head and right shoulder.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 03

Police: Innocent driver killed in Germantown; child was in car

Officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 6 p.m. on Thursday in the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue.

    Police: Innocent driver killed in Germantown; child was in car
    Philadelphia police say the man who was shot and killed in Germantown last week was an innocent driver who unknowingly drove right into the middle of a shootout. It happened while his young child was in the car. Officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 6 p.m.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 02

Updated Aug 03

Stray Bullets Killed Dad as Daughter, 4, Watched

Alsharay Ford, 26, had just picked his little girl up about 6 p.m. Thursday, police and Ford's relatives said, when gunfire erupted along Germantown Avenue near Wister Street, where Ford was driving with the child.

    Stray Bullets Killed Dad as Daughter, 4, Watched
    Nearly a week after a shootout in broad daylight along a busy Philadelphia street claimed the life of a young father driving his 4-year-old daughter home, the gunmen remain on the loose. Alsharay Ford, 26, had just picked his little girl up about 6 p.m.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Aug 03

Caught in a crossfire, a young father dies

Alsharay Ford was struck by stray bullets in the left temple and right shoulder on the 5100 block of Germantown about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

    Caught in a crossfire, a young father dies
    A 25-year-old man died last week after he picked up his daughter from daycare and unknowingly drove through a gun battle on Germantown Avenue, police and his family said. Alsharay Ford was struck by stray bullets in the left temple and right shoulder on the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue around 6 p.m.
    http://www.philly.com

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