38 hours ago

Demonstrations begin before Democrats gather in Philly

Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave. was the scene of gruesome late-term abortions performed on women, many of them poor and minority, for years before authorities shut it down in 2011.

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Sanders demonstrations are planned all day Tuesday at the Municipal Services Building as well as at FDR Park. The Black DNC Resistance March to rally against abusive policing will kick off at 15th and Diamond at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

On Wednesday, a Ride DNC bike ride launches at 6:30 p.m. from Broad and Cheltenham.

    Demonstrations begin before Democrats gather in Philly
    A small group of antiabortion protesters marched Saturday to the notorious West Philadelphia abortion clinic once operated by Kermit Gosnell, where they chanted "DNC, defend unborn children" as a plane flew overhead carrying that message on an aerial banner.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Pro-life group urges Dems to 'defend unborn children'

Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave., was the scene of gruesome late-term abortions performed on women, many of them poor...

    Pro-life group urges Dems to 'defend unborn children'
    A small group of pro-life protesters marched Saturday to the notorious West Philadelphia abortion clinic once operated by Kermit Gosnell, where they chanted "DNC, defend unborn children" as a plane flew overhead carrying that message.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

This Drexel student org is offering tech help with a ‘Community Genius Bar’

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the TechServ team will be at People’s Emergency Center, located at 329 N. 39th St.

    This Drexel student org is offering tech help with a 'Community Genius Bar' - Technical.ly Philly
    (Photo courtesy of TechServ) Within the walls of Drexel University, there's a student organization called TechServ whose mission is simple: fix computers, donate them to nonprofits and teach computer literacy to help bridge the digital divide. The group's roots go all the way back to 1984, when a student group called DUsers was put together.
    http://technical.ly

3 days ago

Crime report for July 9 to July 16

July 16, 2 to 2:10 a.m. 3200 Powelton Avenue

July 14 to 15, 500 N. 34th St.

July 14 to 15, 3500 Brandywine Street

July 9, 7:45 p.m. 3400 Powelton Avenue

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July 10, 12:26 a.m. 3300 Market Street

July 9, 2:24 a.m. 3200 Market Street

    Crime report for July 9 to July 16 - 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 July 9 to July 16. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or Division of Public Safety incident reports. THEFT (4) July 10, 12:26 a.m.
    http://thetriangle.org

4 days ago

  • Classroom Speaker

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $201.26:
    My students need a reliable, portable speaker to use with the classroom laptop.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Young man shot by an older man inside donut shop at 40th and Lancaster

Young man shot by an older man inside donut shop at 40th and Lancaster

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...shooter in the video. Police say an unknown male approached Fresh and Tasty Donuts at 4096 Lancaster Avenue on Sunday, July 17, at 7 a.m., and fired several shots through the glass...

    Young man shot by an older man inside donut shop at 40th and Lancaster | West Philly Local
    Posted on 20 July 2016 Police have released surveillance video of a recent shooting at a donut shop at 40th and Lancaster and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the shooter in the video.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

5 days ago

Let's Serve Together - Community Center Cleanup

3512 Haverford Avenue

    Let's Serve Together - Community Center Cleanup - SERVE Philadelphia
    The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
    http://volunteer.phila.gov

5 days ago

  • Alternative Seating

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $294.91:
    My students need alternative seating options (bean bag chairs, stools, and stability balls.)
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

  • Classroom Laptop

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $1587.64:
    My students need a laptop in order to access websites for instruction and interventions as well as to use for word processing documents.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

Jul 14

10th Annual Lancaster Jazz Festival to celebrate Women in Jazz

...s enjoyment. Free parking is available one block away at Penn Presbyterian’s lot at Powelton Avenue and State Street...

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The annual Lancaster Jazz Festival returns on Saturday, July 16 to Powelton Village. This year’s festival, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. in Penn Presbyterian Saunders Park Greene (39th and Powelton), celebrates women in jazz and features a mix of dynamite artists.

...Tonooka will perform selected jazz compositions, curated by Josh Lawrence, at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15. The performance is open to...

    10th Annual Lancaster Jazz Festival to celebrate Women in Jazz | West Philly Local
    Posted on 14 July 2016 The annual Lancaster Jazz Festival returns on Saturday, July 16 to Powelton Village. This year's festival, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. in Penn Presbyterian Saunders Park Greene (39th and Powelton), celebrates women in jazz and features a mix of dynamite artists.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jul 14

The Lancaster Avenue Jazz And Arts Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Saturday

If driving, free parking is available one block beyond the park at Penn Presbyterian’s lot at Powelton Avenue and State Street.

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More than 3,000 festivalgoers are expected to come together at Saunders Park Greene, at 39th Street and Powelton Avenue, to browse and buy from artisans and vendors, grab eats from food trucks and groove to a huge lineup of music all day long.

...and early July. The final recital will take place at the Community Education Center on 3500 Lancaster Avenue, with a reception immediately following the performance...

    The Lancaster Avenue Jazz And Arts Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Saturday
    This year's Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival is all about girl power. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the People's Emergency Center hosts a festival spotlighting Women in Jazz. Taking over Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's Saunders Park Greene, the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival will feature an all-women line up of jazz, R&B and soul artists, dance performances and a variety of food trucks and vendors.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jul 14

Updated July 14th

Jul. 14- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Business Lunch at Dornsife Ctr., 3509 Spring Garden St., 1:30 p.m. RSVP: (215) 879-6615.

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Jul. 14- Rev. Paul “Earthquake” Moore sponsors Unity Walk for Peace, starting 70th & Woodland to 65th & Woodland, 6:30 p.m.

Jul. 14- Rev. Paul “Earthquake” Moore sponsors Unity Walk for Peace, starting 70th & Woodland to 65th & Woodland, 6:30 p.m.

Jul. 16- State Rep. Leslie Acosta hosts Community Health Fair, at Fairhill Pk., corner of W. Lehigh Ave. & N. 4th St., 12-2 p.m. Free.

Jul. 16- Bastille Day is celebrated at Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. Reenactment of storming of Bastille with 3,000 Tastykakes flung out to crowd.

Jul. 17- Jazz Festival at Saunders Pk. Greene, 39th & Powelton Ave., 12:15-5:30 p.m.

...Councilwoman Cindy Bass. Rep. Stephen Kinsey, and Nicetown Community Partners host Music in Stenton Pk., 4600 N. 16th St., this Monday and every Monday through Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m.; every Tuesday from...

...8 p.m.; every Tuesday from July 19 to Aug. 24, Oldies at Vernon Pk., Germantown Ave. & Price St., 6-8 p.m.; and every Friday from July 15 to Aug. l2, Praise in...

Jul. 24- Afro-LatinX Mixer is hosted at African American Museum, 701 Arch St., 4-7 p.m. Celebrating DNC kickoff plus 40th anniversary. Tickets complimentary with RSVP to Museum.

Jul. 24- Committee of 70 hosts Girls & Boys on the Bus at Pipeline Philly, 30 S. 15th St., 15th fl., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $35, Students $15.

Jul. 26- DNC Dim Sum 2016 Event hosts AAPI delegates at Ocean City Restaurant, 234 N. 9th St., 12:30-2:30 p.m.

...City & State hosts “Cheesesteak vs. Cheesecake: a New York-Philly Food Fight” at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 2:30-4:30 p.m. Co-hosts: Congress Members Brendan Boyle and Carolyn Maloney...

Jul. 26- Summer GOP Forum at Alma Mater, 7165 Germantown Ave., starting 6 p.m. Including State Sen. Scott Wagner, Montco Commissioner Joe Gale, Councilman David Oh and Abington Twp. Commissioner Dennis Zappone. Free. RSVP: RepublicanUrbanIssues.Eventbrite.com.

Jul. 27- Americans for Democratic Action commemorate 1948 Civil Rights Plank at African American Museum, 401 Arch St., 2-4 p.m. Featured guest is Congressman John Lewis. Tickets limited, register online: ada.ticketleap.com.

Jul. 27- DNC and special guests to be announced at reception honoring Mayor Jim Kenney at Popi’s Italian Restaurant, 3120 S. 20th St., VIP reception 6-7 p.m., general reception 7-8 p.m. General reception tickets $500. For info, RSVP: (215) 893-4281.

Aug. 6- Boys to Men from Dust to Industry discuss Tawheed – the true meaning of Oneness at Phila. Masjid, 47th & Wyalusing Ave., 4 p.m. Special message from over 12 imams. For info: Wali Hamid (267) 984-0340 and Faruq Ahmad (267) 755-8624.

Aug. 13- State Rep. Mark Cohen hosts Senior & Youth Summer Health Fair at 6300-6400 Rising Sun Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, giveaways, health screenings, legislative services, games, live bands, food. For info: Sonya Thomas (215) 342-2167 or Wbrown@Pahouse.Net.

Sep. 27- Asian American Chamber of Commerce hosts Award Banquet at Sheraton-University City, 3549 Chestnut St., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $65. For info: (215) 642-2333Oct. 8- USS John Murtha is commissioned at Penn’s Landing, 10 a.m.

    Updated July 14th
    Jul. 14- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Business Lunch at Dornsife Ctr., 3509 Spring Garden St., 1:30 p.m. RSVP: (215) 879-6615. Jul. 14- Rev. Paul "Earthquake" Moore sponsors Unity Walk for Peace, starting 70th & Woodland to 65 th & Woodland, 6:30 p.m. Jul. 16- Councilwoman Cherelle Parker & State Rep.
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Jul 14

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Jul 08

Crime Report for June 27 to July 6

July 1 to 2, 3400 Powelton Avenue

July 6, 12:16 p.m. 400 N. 31st St.

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July 1, 2:15 a.m. 4000 Walnut Street

June 27, 9:07 p.m. 200 S. 34th St.

June 30, 100 N. 34th St.

July 4, 4:04 a.m. 3400 Chestnut Street

July 6, 6:15 to 7:20 p.m. 3300 Market Street

June 28, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3200 Cherry Street

    Crime Report for June 27 to July 6 - 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 June 27 and July 6. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or Division of Public Safety incident reports. SEX OFFENSE (1) July 1, 2:15 a.m.
    http://thetriangle.org

Jul 04

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

  • Technology for the Classroom

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $334.01:
    My students need a Chromebook and accessories (mouse, headphones, and a case).
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment
  • Supplies for Students

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $270.80:
    My students need supplies such as pencils, pencil sharpener, folders, and items to keep our classroom clean and germ-free.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

Jul 03

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Jul 03

  • Listening to Our Favorite Books

    Mrs. Shaw is asking for $201.13:
    My students need books on CD of beloved authors like Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, and Beverly Cleary for our listening center.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

Jul 02

Philly police investigate 2 overnight shootings

Police were also investigating a shooting that happened at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday outside on the 600 block of North 37th Street in Mantua in which a 32-year-old woman was shot once in her right leg. The woman was also taken to Penn Presbyterian, where she was in stable condition.

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He and his relatives walked to 34th Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia before calling 911.

    Philly police investigate 2 overnight shootings
    Philadelphia police were investigating two shootings overnight in the city's Brewerytown and Mantua neighborhoods. About midnight Friday, police said, a man was reportedly walking with his brother and cousin on North 29th Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue when another man on a bike fired about four shots in their direction near the corner of 29th and Turner Streets, police said.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 25

Imprisoned abortion doc Kermit Gosnell sues Philly D.A., Daily News

...antiabortion activists for fetal remains found in Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave.

    Imprisoned abortion doc Gosnell sues Philly D.A., Daily News
    Writing from the Pennsylvania prison where he's serving three consecutive life terms, former West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and the Daily News. The typed 14-page document, filed Monday in U.S.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 24

Imprisoned abortion doc Gosnell sues Philly D.A., Daily News

...antiabortion activists for fetal remains found in Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave.

    Imprisoned abortion doc Gosnell sues Philly D.A., Daily News
    Writing from the Pennsylvania prison where he's serving three consecutive life terms, former West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and the Daily News. The typed 14-page document, filed Monday in U.S.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 21

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Girl Power, an info session on tax credits and fighting violence in Kingsessing

Art on the Ave Gallery, 3808 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia

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Quorum, University City Science Center, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia

    PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Girl Power, an info session on tax credits and fighting violence in Kingsessing
    Check out our picks for the week's top events. Girl Power! Through Friday, July 25 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Art on the Ave Gallery, 3808 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia Free It's not too late to check out the latest exhibit at The Freedom Gallery for Girls. Girl Power!
    http://www.flyingkitemedia.com

Jun 20

Philly's public pools open this week

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

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

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Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

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

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)

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

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

N. Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

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

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

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)

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

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

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

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce St., 19139)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122)

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)

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

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

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

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120)

Belfield (2100 W. Chew Ave., 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146)

    Philly's public pools open this week
    It's the first day of astronomical summer, the temperature is heating up and, just in time, Philadelphia's public pools are about to open. The city's 70 free public pools - the most per-capita of any city in the country - start to open on Wednesday. All of the pools will open by July 1.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 19

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Jun 13

Stay cool this summer: Philly public pool season begins June 22

Tuesday, June 28: Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave.), 39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St.) 

Tuesday, June 28: Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave.), 39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St.

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Thursday, June 23: Lee (4328 Haverford Ave.), Christy (728 S. 55th St.)

Thursday, June 23: Lee (4328 Haverford Ave.), Christy (728 S. 55th St.)

Saturday, June 25: Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy)

Monday, June 27: Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave.), Sayre (indoor pool, 5835 Spruce St.)

Monday, June 27: Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave.), Sayre (indoor pool, 5835 Spruce St.)

Tuesday, June 28: Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave.), 39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St.) 

Wednesday, June 29: Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave.)

Thursday, June 30: Baker (5433 Lansdowne Ave.), Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St.)

Thursday, June 30: Baker (5433 Lansdowne Ave.), Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St.)

There is no word yet on when the sprayground on 48th and Woodland will open. Another pool popular with the locals – the O’Connor Pool at 2601 South St. – is opening June 23.

    Stay cool this summer: Philly public pool season begins June 22 | West Philly Local
    Posted on 13 June 2016 Here's some great news from the Philadelphia Parks & Rec: The 2016 pool season will begin next week, with the first eight public pools opening on June 22. There are more than 70 indoor and outdoor public pools in Philadelphia.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jun 12

  • Preparing for a Great School Year and Small Groups

    Ms. Cole is asking for $539.84:
    My students need supplies such as markers, crayons, tape, glue sticks, pencil sharpener, erasers, card stock, and paper for the school year and 10 stools for small groups.
    Samuel Powel Elementary School Comment

Jun 11

Drexel's Writers Room creates space to read, write, share stories and poetry

The Writers Room started in 2014 after the Dornsife Center opened that July, on Spring Garden Street near 35th in Mantua.

    Drexel's Writers Room creates space to read, write, share stories and poetry
    A YOUNG mother gives up her newborn baby boy for adoption only months before her own high school graduation. The mother is 17. Nearly 50 years later, the mother, Victoria Huggins Peurifoy, tells the story in a letter to a son she saw only once.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 11

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