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Distinguished author John Edgar Wideman to speak at Mighty Writers West this Friday

...s African American Studies Department, will speak at the West Philadelphia branch of Mighty Writers (3861 Lancaster Ave....

    Distinguished author John Edgar Wideman to speak at Mighty Writers West this Friday | West Philly Local
    Posted on 11 February 2016 Here is a chance to see John Edgar Wideman, a widely celebrated writer and winner of several literary awards, including the International PEN/Faulkner award, this Friday in West Philly. Wideman, who is also a founder of Penn's African American Studies Department, will speak at the West Philadelphia branch of Mighty Writers (3861 Lancaster Ave.).
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

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Old Home Traded For Student Housing on Hamilton Street

Passing through West Philly the other day, we noticed some new construction on the 3800 block of Hamilton. The new building at 3810 Hamilton St., recently framed, sticks out from a distance as it rises above its neighbor.

Passing through West Philly the other day, we noticed some new construction on the 3800 block of Hamilton. The new building at 3810 Hamilton St., recently framed, sticks out from a distance as it rises above its neighbor.

View from the corner of 38th & Hamilton

Speaking of not fitting in with the surrounding architecture, there's another building under construction on this block at 3827 Hamilton St., a former vacant lot. Developers are now in the home stretch, building a triplex.

    Old Home Traded For Student Housing on Hamilton Street
    Passing through West Philly the other day, we noticed some new construction on the 3800 block of Hamilton. The new building at 3810 Hamilton St., recently framed, sticks out from a distance as it rises above its neighbor.View from the corner of 38th & HamiltonLooking at the project, we assumed that the new structure was replacing a vacant lot or perhaps a blighted building.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

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Affordable Housing Complex for Artists Breaks Ground in West Philly

...4050 Haverford Avenue, abandoned its plans to take artist James Dupree's Mantua studio at 36th and Haverford by eminent domain in order to build a grocery store...

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The People’s Emergency Center is bringing 20 new apartment units to 4050 Haverford Avenue.

    Affordable Housing Complex for Artists Breaks Ground in West Philly
    The People's Emergency Center is bringing 20 new apartment units to 4050 Haverford Avenue. West Philly is about to get another apartment complex, but this time it's not geared toward student foodies or young professionals with money to burn.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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6 Philly Salons You Can Trust Wholeheartedly With Your Natural Hair

...for natural styles. Hair and scalp consultation and full treatment, $175. Ask about student prices. 3857 Lancaster Ave, Powelton Village, 215-387-8232...

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...and organic honey. It'll keep natural hair healthy and soft throughout the colder months. 2033 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse, 215-564-2929...

...protecting hair from heat using natural products like Moroccan oil. Schedule your first appointment here. 1114 Pine Street, Washington Square West, 215-238-1121...

...like Taliah Waajid, Design Essentials, and Joie. Kids services, $45-65, adult services $70-200. 1410 North 52nd Street, West Philly, 215-472‐2470...

...of the '70s to shame. Oh, and first time visitors get a free deep conditioning. 510 West Girard Avenue, Poplar, 215-426-7527...

...can be tricky to accomplish on natural hair textures. Walk-ins welcome, call for pricing. 130 South 45th Street, University City, 215-796-4143...

    6 Philly Salons You Can Trust Wholeheartedly With Your Natural Hair
    From the Dominican blowout queens to the Caribbean braiding parlors. For woman of color, getting our hair done at the salon is a gamble. Many upscale salons and spas often aren't equipped to handle our unique hair needs - tangling, shrinkage, et al.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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Motorist trapped after car slams into garage in Mantua

It happened before 1 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North 34th Street.

    Motorist trapped after car slams into garage in Mantua
    Philadelphia Police say a motorist was trapped for a short time after a car slammed into a garage in Mantua. It happened before 1 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North 34th Street. Police say the driver lost control, hitting a garage and pushing the door in.
    http://6abc.com

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Mantua: You’re Never Really Alone if You Come to Work Here.”

Gilmore, 44, is the Center Director for the West Philadelphia Community Center on Haverford Avenue near 35th Street. For 10 years, he has been working for Caring People Alliance, an agency partnering with the center, specializing in serving children and strengthening families in Philadelphia.

    Mantua: You're Never Really Alone if You Come to Work Here."
    Branon Gilmore makes enrichment for youths and adults in the Mantua area his priority every day when coming to work in the morning. Gilmore, 44, is the Center Director for the West Philadelphia Community Center on Haverford Avenue near 35th Street.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

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Rev. Robert Levan Gravely II, 61, Mantua church pastor

He was pastor of the church, on Parrish Street near Union, from 2003 until his death.

    Rev. Robert Levan Gravely II, 61, Mantua church pastor
    Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016, 12:16 AM THE REV. Robert Levan Gravely II, a Mantua church pastor, died after suffering a heart attack Jan. 17, the day after his 61st birthday, a son said. Gravely had worked in management for Rite Aid before becoming pastor of the Jesus Christ Church of the Apostolic Faith.
    http://www.philly.com

  • They say “how can you believe in Jesus, when you’ve never met him. How can you trust in Jesus when you don’t even know him.” Well, the same way I believe in you, Rev. Gravely, and the same way I trust in you and we’ve never met. You left the...

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    They say “how can you believe in Jesus, when you’ve never met him. How can you trust in Jesus when you don’t even know him.” Well, the same way I believe in you, Rev. Gravely, and the same way I trust in you and we’ve never met. You left the book behind and will live on through you sons and your story. Just wish I had the honor of meeting you, but I am persuaded that you live on with us in the spirit, so until we meet again, rest in God.

    All my best submitted,
    Adrian

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Lancaster Avenue: Five Great Eateries Worth Visiting

Located on the corner of 40th Street and Lancaster Avenue, Texas Wiener has provided service to local customers for nearly 50 years. This breakfast spot...

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Located on the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Ogden Street, Dwight’s operates as a family-run business and has provided customers with soul food...

Bravo is a traditional breakfast spot located on 41st Street and Lancaster Avenue. Owner Sonia Lee (above), 39, said the restaurant gets most busy around lunch time, but the breakfast items, she added, are some of the most popular choices on the menu.

    Lancaster Avenue: Five Great Eateries Worth Visiting
    The Lancaster Avenue corridor in West Philadelphia is home to many small businesses, including ethnic restaurants, specifically Korean and Jamaican. While these restaurants may not look like the jazziest places to dine from the outside, local customers value the restaurants for filling their bellies on a daily basis.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

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Suspect Greg Woodson Arrested for Shooting in the 16th District

...16th District Police responded to a radio call of a “Person with a Gun” at 400 North 38th Street. When police arrived they met with the complainant, a 22 year-old male, who was...

    Suspect Greg Woodson Arrested for Shooting in the 16th District
    The Philadelphia Police Department has arrested suspect Greg Woodson for a shooting in Powelton. On November 21, 2016, at 6:00pm Greg Woodson was arrested after an identification of the vehicle tag was made leading detectives to Woodson. Greg Woodson is 33 years-of-age and is from the 17xx block of Hollywood Avenue.
    http://blog.phillypolice.com

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Dornsife center connects campus to community

A short way from the intersection of 35th and Spring Garden streets sits a large white mansion surrounded by a brick schoolhouse, a meeting hall and...

...3 acres of land, the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, located at 3509 Spring Garden St., opened June 12, 2014, as an urban extension that works in collaboration with Drexel University...

    Dornsife center connects campus to community - The Triangle
    A short way from the intersection of 35th and Spring Garden streets sits a large white mansion surrounded by a brick schoolhouse, a meeting hall and a large lawn. At night, a single lantern can be seen hanging between the house's two pillars and warm yellow light spills from its bay windows, welcoming visitors.
    http://thetriangle.org

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