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Crime Report for Jan. 1 to Jan. 14

Jan. 2, 7 to 7:50 p.m. 3100 block of Baring Street

Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 12, 3100 block of Powelton Avenue

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Jan. 8, 2:30 a.m. 3000 block of Market Street

Jan. 11, 7:50 p.m. 3500 block of Race Street

Jan. 5, 10 Shurs Ln.

Jan. 8, 10:30 p.m. 100 block of N. 32nd Street

Jan. 9, 200 block of N. Broad Street

Jan. 9, 6:43 p.m. 3300 block of Market Street

Jan. 11, 6:20 p.m. 3100 block of Chestnut Street

Jan. 4, 12 a.m. to 2:16 p.m. 3100 block of Market Street

Jan. 5, 3200 Chestnut Street

Jan. 14, 4:45 p.m. 3200 block of Market Street

    Crime Report for Jan. 1 to Jan. 14 - The Triangle
    The following crimes occurred on or near campus and were reported to The Triangle by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety between Jan. 1 and Jan. 14. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or Drexel Public Safety incident reports. ROBBERY (2) Jan. 8, 2:30 a.m.
    http://thetriangle.org

3 days ago

Learn about development plans for Hawthorne Hall and the United Bank building tonight

The meeting will be held at the United Bank building (3750 Lancaster Ave.), beginning at 7 p.m.

    Learn about development plans for Hawthorne Hall and the United Bank building tonight | West Philly Local
    Posted on 19 January 2017 Here's an opportunity to learn about future development of two properties in Powelton Village - Hawthorne Hall and the United Bank building. People's Emergency Center (PEC) will present updates on the potential uses of these two properties at tonight's community meeting, and neighbors are invited to participate in the visioning process.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

4 days ago

Handful of West Philly properties designated historic, including wee district

435-41 N 38th Street, Christ Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist

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3827-33 Powelton Avenue, Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women

420-34 S 42nd Street, the 420 Row Historic District

22-26 S 40th Street, West Philadelphia Institute

5250 Wayne Avenue, Methodist Episcopal Church of the Advocate

4054 Chestnut Street, rescission request

4046 and 4048 Chestnut Street

9/26 Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is offering Purchase and Development of 800-30 Vine Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Handful of West Philly properties designated historic, including wee district
    Friday's meeting of the Historical Commission opened with the latest twist in the ongoing St. Laurentius saga, but otherwise the meeting proceeded in a fairly breezy fashion.
    http://planphilly.com

5 days ago

Historical Commission designates 420-434 S. 42nd “historic district,” first in city since 2010

The building is currently owned by the Rudolphy/Mercy-Douglass Home for the Blind and was opened in 1880 as the Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women. The four-story, red brick building sits across from Presbyterian Hospital on the northeast corner of Powelton and Saunders.

• 435-41 North 38th Street

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Historical Commission designates 420-434 S. 42nd “historic district,” first in city since 2010

22-26 S. 40th St.

...Health Consortium owns this property. This mansard-roofed building sits at the northwest corner of 40th and Ludlow. It has been changed significantly over the years and its facade is now largely covered...

3827-33 Powelton Ave.

    Historical Commission designates 420-434 S. 42nd "historic district," first in city since 2010 | West Philly Local
    Posted on 17 January 2017 The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Friday to designate the west side of the 400 block of of S. 42nd Street (420-434 S. 42nd) a historic district, a significant victory for local preservationists who want to protect historic buildings from the rapid development sweeping many of the city's neighborhoods.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

6 days ago

  • Technology Addition

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $240.82:
    My students need a Chromebook and accessories such as a protective sleeve and headphones.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

Day Of Service: Chosen 300 Serves Up Food, Clothes, Slice Of MLK History

Jenkins says the 40th and Lancaster spot also served up a slice of history:

    Day Of Service: Chosen 300 Serves Up Food, Clothes, Slice Of MLK History
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Helping the homeless was a big part of MLK Day of Service throughout the region. Chosen 300 Ministries was among the many area organizations giving back to those in need. In their West Philadelphia location, a worship service to begin the evening.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jan 16

  • Classroom Supplies

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $221.86:
    My students need various items, such as computer mice, colored paper, stickers, sanitizing wipes, and laminating pouches.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

Jan 12

MLK Day of Service: events, volunteer opportunities

• McMichael School Makeover – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – 3543 Fairmount Ave.

...the annual MLK Day of Service at Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (3509 Spring Garden St). Parents, caregivers and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Children’s books will...

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2015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square 19103, 39.9507675, -75.1743305

• 3rd Annual MLK Day of Raising Consciousness at West Philadelphia High School, hosted by State Rep. James Roebuck – 9:15 a.m. – 4901 Chestnut St.

    MLK Day of Service: events, volunteer opportunities | West Philly Local
    Posted on 12 January 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday (Jan. 16). Here's a list of events and Day of Service opportunities for local residents. Some events are being held starting this weekend and will go on until Feb. 2. More MLK Day of Service community projects can be found here.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jan 05

Philadelphia Historical Commission

ADDRESS: 435-41 N 38TH ST

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336-38 S 6TH ST

703-07 N 8TH ST

Owner: 222 Fitzwater LLC

ADDRESS: 420-34 S 42ND ST

ADDRESS: 22-26 S 40TH ST

Owner: 4046-48 Chestnut Street LP

    Philadelphia Historical Commission
    AGENDA 653RD STATED MEETING OF THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY 2017, 9:00 A.M. 1515 ARCH STREET, ROOM 18-029 BOB THOMAS, CHAIR 1. ADOPTION OF MINUTES, 652ND STATED MEETING, 9 DECEMBER 2016 Bob Thomas, Chair 2. REQUESTS TO CONTINUE NOMINATION REVIEWS ADDRESS: 1642 FITZWATER ST CONTINUE AND REMAND TO FEB.
    http://planphilly.com

Jan 04

Multiple injuries reported in trolley crash at 38th and Lancaster

Multiple injuries reported in trolley crash at 38th and Lancaster

    Multiple injuries reported in trolley crash at 38th and Lancaster | West Philly Local
    Posted on 04 January 2017 Forty-six people were injured this afternoon when two trolleys collided near 38th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia, according to SEPTA and media reports. Two Route 10 trolleys were traveling in the same direction when one rear-ended the other, according to a report by Metro.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jan 04

SEPTA Trolleys Crash in West Philadelphia

Two SEPTA trolleys crashed Wednesday in West Philadelphia at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and 38th Street, injuring more than 40 people.

    SEPTA Trolleys Crash in West Philadelphia
    Two SEPTA trolleys crashed Wednesday in West Philadelphia at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and 38th Street, injuring more than 40 people.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Jan 04

46 injured in SEPTA trolley collision in West Philadelphia

The incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue.

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SEPTA service is being affected. There is no service between 36th and Market and 38th and Lancaster.

    46 injured in SEPTA trolley collision
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS 46 injured in SEPTA trolley collision BREAKING NEWS School placed on lockdown after threat in Cherry Hill BREAKING NEWS 3pm UPDATE: School lockdown; SEPTA trolleys collide; AccuWeather tracks Friday snow 46 people have suffered minor injuries in an accident involving two SEPTA trolleys in West Philadelphia.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 04

2 SEPTA trolleys crash in Powelton

The crash involving the Route 10 trolleys happened about 1 p.m. near 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue, SEPTA said.

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Rte 10: Board any WB trolley to 30th St. Take MFL service to 40th St. for trolleys. No service btwn 36th & Market & 38th Lancaster.

    2 SEPTA trolleys crash in Powelton
    Two SEPTA trolleys crashed in Philadelphia's Powelton section Wednesday afternoon. The crash involving the Route 10 trolleys happened about 1 p.m. near 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue, SEPTA said. There were reports of injuries but the number of people hurt wasn't immediately known. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, according to the transit agency.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 04

Two Trolleys Crash in West Philadelphia

Scene @ 38th and Lancaster, where witnesses on @SEPTA trolley say they smashed into the back of another trolley w/o warning @NBCPhiladelphiapic.twitter.com/CmlKlapNtm — Rosemary Connors (@RosemaryConnors) January 4, 2017

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Rte 10: Board any WB trolley to 30th St. Take MFL service to 40th St. for trolleys. No service btwn 36th & Market & 38th Lancaster.

    Two Trolleys Crash in West Philadelphia
    Two trolleys crashed on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, and there were initial reports of injuries.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Jan 04

2 SEPTA Trolleys Involved In Crash In West Philadelphia

The crash occurred at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue around 12:49 p.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department said.

    2 SEPTA Trolleys Involved In Crash In West Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Two SEPTA trolleys were involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon in West Philadelphia. The crash occurred at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue around 12:49 p.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department said. There are no life-threatening injuries. The trolley line has not been shut down, and is currently being diverted.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jan 04

30 injured in SEPTA trolley collision in West Philadelphia

The incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue.

    30 injured in SEPTA trolley collision
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS 30 injured in SEPTA trolley collision BREAKING NEWS School placed on lockdown after threat in Cherry Hill More than 30 people have suffered minor injuries in an accident involving two SEPTA trolleys in West Philadelphia. The incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 23

Budget Stress Test

350 North State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2210, 40.775115, -111.88775599999997

    Budget Stress Test
    Utah is committed to keeping the state at the forefront of good budgeting principles. A discussion on the practice of budget stress-testing to prepare for potential economic downturns. With Kristen Cox, Executive Director of the Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
    http://comcastnewsmakers.com

Dec 20

TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY IN PHILLY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

3850 Lancaster Ave | Directions

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1242 S 22nd St | Directions

7302 Frankford Ave | Directions

1312 South Street | Directions

1706 Locust St | Directions

636 Belgrade St | Directions 

2578 Frankford Ave | Directions 

4812 Baltimore Ave | Directions

219 Market St | Directions 

    TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY IN PHILLY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON | Philadelphia City Council
    In a season dominated by ads from big retailers and mass marketers, it's easy to overlook small, locally-owned businesses when checking off the names on your gift list. But there are several good reasons to visit the city's neighborhood and commercial corridor small businesses.
    http://phlcouncil.com

Dec 20

Nine properties recommended for historic designation to finish 2016

Christ Methodist Episcopal; Church/Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church: 435-41 N 38th Street

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...the top of the meeting, 60 day continuances were issued for the Tabor Chapel at 1642 Fitzwater Street and for the interior designation of the Rohm & Haas building on Independence Mall. As a...

...St. Laurentius, the immediately subsequent consideration of the Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women at 3827-33 Powelton Avenue took place swiftly and without controversy. The committee recommended its addition to the local historic...

Former Weisbrod and Hess Brewery: 2117 E York Street

420-34 South 42nd Street

Amos Barnes House: 559 Righter Street

Byberry Township Public Burial Ground: 10751 and 10725 Knights Road

West Philadelphia Institute: 22-26 South 40th Street

Methodist Episcopal Church of the Advocate: 5250 Wayne Avenue

The Methodist Episcopal Church of the Advocate sits at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Queen Lane. Built between 1910 and 1912, the Gothic Revival building sports a spired bell tower that...

Gershman Y: 401-11 S. Broad Street

4054 Chestnut Street

...August.) It was nominated this spring as part of a set of twins on the 4000 block of Chestnut, where several of its peers have been demolished or are currently being demolished...

9/26 Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is offering Purchase and Development of 800-30 Vine Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Nine properties recommended for historic designation to finish 2016
    After the fireworks around St. Laurentius that kicked off the December 14 meeting of the historical designation committee, there were another 12 properties on the agenda. Some proved just as contentious as the Fishtown case, although none were so well attended.
    http://planphilly.com

Dec 20

Addition Will Make a Home on Hamilton Street Less Funky

...homes that were mostly built in the 19th century, and today we look at the 3300 block of Hamilton Street. After seemingly falling into some disrepair, 3311 Hamilton St. is now getting a major facelift...

...we look at the 3300 block of Hamilton Street. After seemingly falling into some disrepair, 3311 Hamilton St. is now getting a major facelift...

    Addition Will Make a Home on Hamilton Street Less Funky
    We were traveling through Powelton Village the other day and spied a very minor construction project, but it looked pretty unusual so we figured it was worth a mention. Thanks to its architecture, this neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, but for whatever reason, it's not locally listed.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Dec 19

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Incentives for Students

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $297.84:
    My students need incentives in order to encourage positive behavior in the classroom such as balls, bracelets, sunglasses, and pencils.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment
  • Let's Recognize Great Students!

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $222.35:
    My students need certificates and stickers in order to recognize positive behaviors.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

Dec 17

Neighborhood holiday celebrations this Sunday

Also on Sunday, a tree lighting celebration will take place in Powelton, at 3750 Lancaster Avenue (United Bank building). Neighbors are invited to help light the tree and make decorations and memories together. This event will take place from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

    Neighborhood holiday celebrations this Sunday | West Philly Local
    Posted on 17 December 2016 Spruce Hill and Powelton residents have a chance this Sunday, Dec. 18 to show their Christmas carol singing prowess and help light and decorate community trees. Friends of Clark Park will be hosting the annual Christmas Caroling in the park. The event begins at 5 p.m.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Dec 13

Two churches and part of S. 42nd to be considered for historic designation during Dec. 14 meeting

• 435-41 North 38th Street

The building is currently owned by the Rudolphy/Mercy-Douglass Home for the Blind and was opened in 1880 as the Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women. The four-story, red brick building sits across from Presbyterian Hospital on the northeast corner of Powelton and Saunders.

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The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on historic designation will consider several West Philly properties, including two churches, during a Dec. 14 meeting. The owners of one West Philly property, on the 4000 block of Chestnut Street, is asking for its designation to be rescinded.

22-26 S. 40th St.

...Health Consortium owns this property. This mansard-roofed building sits at the northwest corner of 40th and Ludlow. It has been changed significantly over the years and its facade is now largely covered...

4101-4105 Ludlow Street

3827-33 Powelton Ave.

• The west side of the 420 block of S. 42nd Street.

...Avenues. A proposal to convert one of the these homes, the former fraternity house at 422 S. 42nd, into apartments is currently before the Spruce Hill zoning committee...

• 4054 Chestnut Street

    Two churches and part of S. 42nd to be considered for historic designation during Dec. 14 meeting | West Philly Local
    Posted on 13 December 2016 The Philadelphia Historical Commission's committee on historic designation will consider several West Philly properties, including two churches, during a Dec. 14 meeting. The owners of one West Philly property, on the 4000 block of Chestnut Street, is asking for its designation to be rescinded.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Dec 12

A Railroad Baron’s Castle Goes on the Market in Powelton Village: $2.899M

3512 Baring St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 | TREND images via Philadelphia Realty Exchange

    A Railroad Baron's Castle Goes On The Market in Powelton Village: $2.899M
    Patricius McManus' mansion has housed multiple occupants for decades. It's now on the market as an eight-apartment investment property. The conversion was so skillful, though, that you might want to make it a single home again once the tenants' leases expire.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Dec 07

Committee on Historic Designation

ADDRESS: 435-41 N 38TH ST

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ADDRESS: 420-34 S 42ND ST

ADDRESS: 22-26 S 40TH ST

    Committee on Historic Designation
    COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC DESIGNATION PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 14 DECEMBER 2016, 9:30 A.M. 1515 ARCH STREET, ROOM 18-029 EMILY COOPERMAN, CHAIR ADDRESS: 1600-06 E BERKS ST Name of Resource: Interior of St. Laurentius Church Proposed Action: Interior Designation Property Owner: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Nominator: John Wisniewski, Friends of St.
    http://planphilly.com

Dec 02

Flying Fish Crafthouse Is Set To Open

...is opening Flying Fish Crafthouse in Brewerytown. The massive 191-seat restaurant is located at 363 North 31st Street at 31st and Master Streets. Duffy has partnered with New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing...

    Flying Fish Crafthouse Is Set To Open
    Spike TV's Brian Duffy has partnered with Flying Fish Brewing for this Brewerytown restaurant. On Monday, December 5th, Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue is opening Flying Fish Crafthouse in Brewerytown. The massive 191-seat restaurant is located at 363 North 31st Street at 31st and Master Streets.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Dec 02

Crime Report for Oct. 19 to Nov. 26

Nov. 13, 400 block of North 34th Street

This article has 12 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Nov. 14, 200 block of South Melville Street

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, 200 block of North 34th Street

Nov. 11, 2900 block of Chestnut Street

Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 14, 3400 block of Lancaster Avenue

Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 3100 block of Market Street

Between Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, 3000 block of Ludlow Street

Nov. 10, 4:42 p.m. 3200 block of Chestnut Street

Nov. 13, 5 p.m. to 6:51 p.m. 3300 block of Market Street

Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 3200 Market St.

Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. 100 block of North 34th Street

Nov. 21, 7:14 p.m. 3100 block of Chestnut Street

Nov. 12, 4:41 p.m. 3500 block of Lancaster Avenue

    Crime Report for Oct. 19 to Nov. 26 - The Triangle
    The following crimes occurred on or near campus and were reported to The Triangle by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety between Oct. 19 and Nov. 26. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or DPS incident reports. SEX OFFENSE (1) Nov.
    http://thetriangle.org

Dec 02

Working together to improve West Philly

My perspective of the city changed when I began volunteering in Philadelphia’s Promise Zone, located in an area around 34th Street and Powelton Avenue.

For example, at 35th and Spring Garden streets, you will find the Dornsife Center, home to UConnect. I was lucky enough to...

    Working together to improve West Philly - The Triangle
    I can remember, in September of this year, running along the streets of Center City Philadelphia for the very first time. The colors were bright and vibrant, the street art captivating and the general cleanliness of the city phenomenal.
    http://thetriangle.org

Nov 28

Powelton Village ‘Castle’ lists for $2.9M

3512 Baring Street [Estately]

    Historic Powelton Village 'Castle' lists for $2.9M
    The massive medieval castle is currently set up as an 8-unit apartment building. But the historic property has maintained its architectural integrity, from original millwork to stained glass windows.
    http://philly.curbed.com

Nov 28

Nov 27

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Seeds To Plants - Science

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $474.86:
    My students need seed and plant kits, books, plant cubes, and see through root viewers to support science lessons.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment
  • Hands-On Science With Rocks

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $297.93:
    My students need rock samples and rock kits for hands-on learning experiences.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment
  • Headphones And Mice

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $278.89:
    My students need headphones and mice to use with classroom Chromebooks.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment
  • The Science of Sound

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $430.28:
    My students need instruments, tuning forks, and a sound kit to learn about the science of sound.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

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