36 hours ago

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For Youth

At a Free Library branch at 34th and Haverford Avenue, Duncan was joined by Mayor Nutter and schools superintendent William Hite.

38 hours ago

Neighborhood Bike Works Announces Move to Lancaster Avenue

The 20-year-old nonprofit will move to 3939 and 3943 Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia.

2 days ago

Crime and Policy Violation Report May 8 to May 22

May 13 to May 16, 3200 Hamilton St.

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May 8, 200 N. 33 St.

May 10, 3400 Chestnut St.

May 12, 3400 Lancaster Ave.

May 12 to May 16, 400 N. 42nd St.

2 days ago

After years on Penn’s campus, Neighborhood Bike Works to open new hub on Lancaster Avenue

...The new site is located at two side-by-side storefront properties – at 3939 and 3943 Lancaster Avenue. It is one mile from NBW’s current headquarters in the basement of St...

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NBW has also announced that they will close their North Philly location at 1424-26 W. Susquehanna Ave after the fall season.

2 days ago

Residents, business owners vow to save historic Powelton Village block from demolition

“The developers are moving in just as fast as their little legs will carry them,” said Mary Norris, who lives on the 3600 block of Hamilton. “Every tiny thing between two buildings is being built on.”

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It was standing room only last night at the Community Education Center as residents and business owners discussed the future of the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue, one of the signature blocks in the Powelton Village neighborhood (photo by West Philly Local).

Looking west from the southeast corner of 36th and Lancaster at the “Lancaster Mews” the commercial and residential strip along the 3600 block of Lancaster that dates back to the 1870s and that appears slated for redevelopment (Photo by West Philly Local).

...neighborhoods in recent years, including Drexel’s construction of a 24-floor residence hall at 34th and Lancaster...

2 days ago

Preservation to Demolition: Why Lancaster Mews Matters

According to resident and local property owner Hanley Bodek, 3810 Hamilton Street is the latest house under threat. Over the past three decades, Bodek  – along with his...

Now, there are few vacant lots left in Powelton.  Bodek owns 3808 Hamilton, the adjacent twin to the house now under threat.  He restored the brick house at a time when “nobody wanted these houses.”  Now, there are few vacant lots left in Powelton.

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36th and Lancaster Avenue, looking south down 36th Street towards the Market Street elevated line station. The line was...

...under demolition. The “Old Quaker Building” on the left survives as apartments. The intersection of 36th and Market Street was the heart of the so-called “Black Bottom” area. Photograph dated November 17, 1947...

...Saffron wrote in her “Changing Skyline” Inquirer column that the 1870s Second Empire building at 3600 Lancaster Avenue may be yet another victim of University City’s “frenzied real estate market...

Lancaster Avenue, which branches out diagonally at the intersection of 30th Street and Market and continues all the way to Lancaster City, is the oldest turnpike in the country...

...buildings in the area were completely without flair. The now vanished William Penn Theater at 4063 Lancaster had an auditorium just as glamorous as the (now half demolished) Boyd’s near Rittenhouse...

The street fronts of Lancaster Mews, 3612 Lancaster Avenue, December 12, 1951.

2 days ago

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Neighborhood Bike Works To Create A Bike Education Hub In West Philly

The organization’s new headquarters will be at 3939 and 3943 Lancaster Avenue. This site, which is actually two side-by-side storefront properties, is one mile from...

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NBW is moving! This fall we will create a new community shop and bike education...

NBW is moving! This fall we will create a new community shop and bike education hub at 3939 and 3943 Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia. Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/1cOLNjU

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Writing action begins anew today at all four of our Mighty sites: • MW South, 1...

• MW West, 39th & Lancaster

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• MW South, 15th & Christian

• MW North, Church of the Advocate, 18th & Diamond

May 17

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May 15

Brunch spots for graduation

Alongside 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue, Reed’s is a more intimate and inexpensive location to sit and enjoy brunch over...

Last on the list comes Texas Wiener, a brunch-time gem on the corner near 40th and Lancaster. They serve more than hot dogs, offering breakfast options that don’t surprise but satisfy...

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With one location near 36th and Lancaster streets, one at the corner of 40th and Ludlow streets and another at 43rd and...

With one location near 36th and Lancaster streets, one at the corner of 40th and Ludlow streets and another at 43rd and Baltimore streets, you shouldn’t need to take a...

...and Lancaster streets, one at the corner of 40th and Ludlow streets and another at 43rd and Baltimore streets, you shouldn’t need to take a trolley (‘green line’) to get to the...

If you have the means to quickly travel to Rittenhouse, keep Café Lutecia on your radio for a good French brunch at 23rd and Lombard streets.

Not far is Day By Day on 21st and Sansom streets. Get baked apple pancakes or huevos rancheros for under $15.

May 15

Crime and Policy Violation Report May 1 to May 8

May 8, 1 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. 3200 Powelton Ave.

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May 11, 1 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. 3500 block of Market Street

May 1, 3400 Chestnut St.

May 3 to May 4, 3500 Race St.

May 5, 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 3300 Market St.

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Jaw Dropper of the Week: Beautifully Touched Up Victorian in Powelton Village

...Don’t be. (This house is a prize, we assure you.) Nestled on the leafy 3400 block of Baring Street, the three-story Victorian blends its pristine original features with a slew of newer details...

3404 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

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Clearing stuff out this weekend? Care to donate some books to some Mighty kids t...

MW West, 3861 Lancaster Ave.

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MW South, 1501 Christian St.

MW El Futuro, 1025 S. 9th St.

May 08

Weekend Events Roundup (May 8-10, 2015)

...3500 Lancaster Ave); Open Mic Night at Reed’s Coffee (7 p.m. to whenever, 3802 Lancaster Ave), Free Screening of “Annie” (2014) (6:30 p.m., PEC, 325 N. 39th St); Reelblack...

...to whenever, 3802 Lancaster Ave), Free Screening of “Annie” (2014) (6:30 p.m., PEC, 325 N. 39th St); Reelblack Inc. presents “Closed Doors; The Integration of Baseball” ($5) (7 p.m., United Bank...

...Inc. presents “Closed Doors; The Integration of Baseball” ($5) (7 p.m., United Bank building, 3750 Lancaster Ave); Art on the Avenue presents “Full Circle: The East African Connection” – Paintings by Kenyan Artists...

...East African Connection” – Paintings by Kenyan Artists and Emil Baumann (5:30 – 9 p.m., 3808 Lancaster Ave); Indego Bike Share Learning Session (6 – 8 p.m., 3750 Lancaster Ave, in the parking...

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“Arts in the Park” at Malcolm X. Memorial Park, 52nd and Pine

...Fridays kicks off at 5 p.m. with Live Music at the triangle lot at 42nd and Lancaster, featuring Toni Washington and PECCDC Brochure Release Party. Other events this Friday include: Neighborhood Time...

...Party. Other events this Friday include: Neighborhood Time Exchange Open House (6-8 p.m., 4017 Lancaster Ave), Inner Journey Jazz at the CEC ($15) (7-9 p.m., 3500 Lancaster Ave); Open...

...m., 4017 Lancaster Ave), Inner Journey Jazz at the CEC ($15) (7-9 p.m., 3500 Lancaster Ave); Open Mic Night at Reed’s Coffee (7 p.m. to whenever, 3802 Lancaster Ave...

“Noises Off” Opening Night at Curio Theatre, 48th and Baltimore

Spruce Hill May Fair at Clark Park, 43rd and Chester

54th Global Gala: Korea & After-party at International House Philadelphia, 37th and Chestnut

UC Arts League Benefit Auction at Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, UPenn, 3417 Spruce St

May 08

Teenage escapee surrenders

Singletary, of Wallace Street near 39th in Mantua is considered a suspect in three gunpoint robberies: A home invasion Feb. 12...

...on Pine Street near 44th in West Philly; a second home invasion Feb. 15 on 31st Street near Hamilton in Powelton; and a holdup Feb. 16 on 41st Street near Spring Garden in Powelton...

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...Mantua is considered a suspect in three gunpoint robberies: A home invasion Feb. 12 on Pine Street near 44th in West Philly; a second home invasion Feb. 15 on 31st Street near Hamilton in...

...Feb. 15 on 31st Street near Hamilton in Powelton; and a holdup Feb. 16 on 41st Street near Spring Garden in Powelton, according to Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives...

...After landing at Philadelphia International Airport, the workers drove Singletary to Southwest Detectives' headquarters at 55th Street near Pine in West Philly in a rental car...

But as the group neared their destination, the teen jumped out of the white Kia sedan while it was stopped at the intersection of 56th Street and Osage Avenue.

May 08

Handcuffed teen prisoner, who escaped custody, surrenders

The teen, from the 3900 block of Wallace Street, is well known in his neighborhood.

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Police say around 6:30 p.m., the contractors were driving a Kia rental car in the area of 56th and Osage streets, when Hasheem got out and fled.

May 08

Crime and Policy Violations April 20 to May 3

April 20 to April 28, 3500 Powelton Ave.

April 25 to April 27, 500 N. 32nd St.

May 2 to May 3, 3300 Powelton Ave.

May 3, 2:00 p.m. to 3:23 p.m. 3200 Powelton Ave.

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April 30, 6:10 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 3100 Market St.

May 1, 3500 Market St.

May 07

Handcuffed teen prisoner, who escaped custody, still on the run

The teen, from the 3900 block of Wallace Street, is well known in his neighborhood.

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Police say around 6:30 p.m., the contractors were driving a Kia rental car in the area of 56th and Osage streets, when Hasheem got out and fled.

May 07

Philadelphia Police Searching for 16-Year-Old Escaped Prisoner

Singletary, who lives on the 3900 block of Wallace Street in the Mantua section of Philadelphia, was being transported by private contractors from Florida into Philadelphia police custody when he escaped on Wednesday night at approximately 6:42 p.m.

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Police say that Singletary was last seen in the vicinity of 56th Street and Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black knee-length shorts with...

May 07

Philadelphia Police Search for Escaped Fugitive

Police say Singletary was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a dark blue stripe and blue shoes when he escaped. He's from the 3700 block of Wallace Street and known to the area of 46th and Market Street.

May 07

Cops seeking fugitive in W. Philly

Singletary, of Wallace Street near 39th in Mantua is considered a suspect in three gunpoint robberies: A home invasion Feb. 12...

...on Pine Street near 44th in West Philly; a second home invasion Feb. 15 on 31st Street near Hamilton in Powelton; and a holdup Feb. 16 on 41st Street near Spring Garden in Powelton...

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...Mantua is considered a suspect in three gunpoint robberies: A home invasion Feb. 12 on Pine Street near 44th in West Philly; a second home invasion Feb. 15 on 31st Street near Hamilton in...

...Feb. 15 on 31st Street near Hamilton in Powelton; and a holdup Feb. 16 on 41st Street near Spring Garden in Powelton, according to Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives...

...After landing at Philadelphia International Airport, the workers drove Singletary to Southwest Detectives' headquarters at 55th Street near Pine in West Philly in a rental car...

But as the group neared their destination, the teen jumped out of the white Kia sedan while it was stopped at the intersection of 56th Street and Osage Avenue.

May 07

Teen in handcuffs escapes custody in Southwest Philadelphia

The teen, from the 3900 block of Wallace Street, is well known in his neighborhood.

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Police say around 6:30 p.m., the contractors were driving a Kia rental car in the area of 56th and Osage streets, when Hasheem got out and fled.

May 06

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