2 hours ago

Man on bicycle sought in multiple Philadelphia sex assaults

The first incident occurred at 1 a .m. on Saturday, August 6 on the 1800 block of South 15th Street.

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The second incident occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 on the 900 block of Lombard Street.

Police say a 42-year-old woman was walking when a man on a mountain bike approached from behind and touched her. He was last seen west on Lombard toward 10th Street.

Police say a 27-year-old woman was walking in the 700 block of South 8th Street when a male on a bicycle rode up on her left side and touched her.

The latest incident took place two hours later on the 2000 block of South 13th Street as a 39-year-old woman began walking to her home. This time, police say a man touched her inappropriately and then fled on foot south on 13th Street.

    Man on bike sought in multiple Philadelphia sex assaults
    Philadelphia police are searching for man on a bicycle who may be connected to multiple sexual assaults in Center City. The first incident occurred at 1 a .m. on Saturday, August 6 on the 1800 block of South 15th Street.
    http://6abc.com

3 hours ago

Serial Predator Assaults 4 Women in a Week in South Phila.

...the first assault, police say the man approached a 24-year-old woman walking on 15th Street near Moore about 1 a.m. on Aug. 6. He committed that assault in the same way...

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...occurred on Aug. 13 shortly after midnight as the 27-year-old victim walked down 8th Street near Fitzwater, in Bella Vista...

    Serial Predator Assaults 4 Women in a Week in South Phila.
    A serial sexual predator is on the loose in South Philadelphia, and police say he assaulted four women in a week -- including two on the same night -- this month. Police on Wednesday released surveillance video showing part of one of the assaults and the attacker in hopes that the public may be able to identify him and help get him off the street.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

4 hours ago

Wanted: Suspect for Multiple Sexual Assaults in the 1st and 3rd Districts [VIDEO]

...at 1:00 am, the complainant, a 24 year-old female, was walking in the 1800 block of South 15th Street when an unknown male approached her from behind while riding a bicycle. As he passed...

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...at 10:15 pm, the complainant, a 42 year-old female, was walking in the 900 block of Lombard Street when an unknown male approached her from behind operating a mountain bike. As he passed...

...passed by her, he touched her inappropriately then fled and was last seen west on Lombard toward 10th Street...

On Saturday, August 13, at 12:10 am, the complainant, a 27 year-old female, was walking in the 700 block of South 8th Street when an unknown male on a bicycle rode up on her left side touching her inappropriately. When the complainant began screaming the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

    Wanted: Suspect for Multiple Sexual Assaults in the 1st and 3rd Districts [VIDEO]
    The Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victims Unit is asking for the assistance of the public to identify and locate the suspect wanted for multiple sexual assaults. The following incidents bear similarities to one another by virtue of the offender description, location, and or nature of offense.
    http://blog.phillypolice.com

12 hours ago

Alleged tow trap caught on camera in South Philadelphia

Photos show when Katy Otto parked on South Broad near Alter in South Philadelphia Monday evening, the tow sign had been knocked down - meaning she never saw it.

    Alleged tow trap caught on camera in South Philly
    An alleged tow trap in South Philadelphia involving possible bait trucks and hidden signs is being brought to light by concerned residents, some who have been documenting the towing company's questionable tactics. "I feel like it was a bait," Katy Otto told Action News Tuesday.
    http://6abc.com

2 days ago

Op-ed: Impact fee on new Philly construction would support affordable housing

Luxury apartments go up on South Broad Street near Wharton Street in South Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

    Op-ed: Impact fee on new Philly construction would support affordable housing
    The city controller's latest economic report shows many promising signs for the City of Philadelphia's finances, driven largely by the continued boom of the real estate market. Compared to 2012, the city's revenue collection from the realty transfer tax has nearly doubled this year, up from $119 million to now over $236 million.
    http://www.newsworks.org

3 days ago

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Aug 17

Firefighter Injured At South Philadelphia Fire

He was one of 75 firefighters at the blaze at a three story apartment building at Broad and Wharton.

    Firefighter Injured At South Philadelphia Fire
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Firefighters had to face the heat and humidity as they battled an apartment fire on South Broad Street overnight. One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital. The injured firefighter was taken to Jefferson hospital for treatment. Officials say he suffered from smoke inhalation and elevated body temperature.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Aug 17

Fire Tears Through Philly Apartments, Injures Firefighter

Officials said firefighters responded to the building, on Broad Street near Wharton, shortly before 1 a.m. and struck a second alarm shortly after 1 a.m. when flames became heavy on the four-story building's upstairs floors.

    Fire Tears Through Philly Apartments, Injures Firefighter
    Fire erupted in a South Philadelphia apartment building overnight, engulfing the building and leaving a firefighter injured. Officials said firefighters responded to the building, on Broad Street near Wharton, shortly before 1 a.m. and struck a second alarm shortly after 1 a.m. when flames became heavy on the four-story building's upstairs floors.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Aug 17

Firefighter hurt in South Philly blaze

The two-alarm blaze was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of South Broad Street and took crews nearly two hours to control, the Fire Department said.

    Firefighter hurt in South Philly blaze
    A firefighter was injured battling an overnight blaze in South Philadelphia. The two-alarm blaze was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of South Broad Street and took crews nearly two hours to control, the Fire Department said. One firefighter was hospitalized after fighting the blaze at the three-story rowhome, the department said.
    http://www.philly.com

Aug 17

Firefighter hurt battling 2-alarm blaze in South Philadelphia

The fire started around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of South Broad Street.

A two block radius near South Broad and Wharton Street is closed.

    Firefighter hurt battling 2-alarm blaze in South Philly
    A firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while battling a two hour, two alarm house blaze in South Philadelphia. The fire started around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of South Broad Street. Fire crews arrived to heavy flames showing from the second and third floor of a 3-story row home.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 17

Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm blaze in South Philadelphia

The fire started around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of South Broad Street.

A two block radius near South Broad and Wharton Street is closed.

    Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm blaze in South Philly
    A Firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while battling a two-alarm, two-hour house blaze in South Philadelphia. The fire started around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1300 block of South Broad Street. Fire crews arrived to heavy flames showing from the second and third floor of a 3-story row home.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 14

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Aug 14

Aug 12

Man punches, bites SEPTA bus driver in the face

The man got off the bus on the 2000 block of South Broad Street and started arguing with the driver. Then he got back on the bus and started punching him.

    Man punches, bites SEPTA bus driver in the face
    Police are trying to track down the man who beat up a SEPTA driver right on board his bus. Surveillance video was released showing the attack inside the Route 37 bus back on August 3rd. The man got off the bus on the 2000 block of South Broad Street and started arguing with the driver.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 12

Man sought in attack on SEPTA bus driver in South Philly

The suspect got off the bus on the 2000 block of South Broad Street about 3 a.m. and began arguing with the driver, police said.

    Man sought in attack on SEPTA bus driver in South Philly
    Police are asking for help finding the man who attacked a SEPTA bus driver in South Philadelphia. Philadelphia police on Friday released surveillance footage of the suspect in the Aug. 3 assault on the Route 37 bus driver. The suspect got off the bus on the 2000 block of South Broad Street about 3 a.m.
    http://www.philly.com

Aug 12

SEPTA Bus Driver Attacked in South Philadelphia

...riding the Route 37 bus through South Philadelphia. When he got off the bus near Broad and Passyunk, police say that he argued with the driver and that got back onto the bus...

    SEPTA Bus Driver Attacked in South Philadelphia
    Police say the suspect bit and punched the Route 37 driver. The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in an attack on a SEPTA bus driver. Law enforcement officials say the incident occurred around 3 a.m.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Aug 12

Wanted: Suspect for Assault in the 1st District [VIDEO]

...video on the route # 37 SEPTA bus. When the suspect exited the bus on the 2000 block of South Broad Street, he began to argue with the driver. The suspect then got back on the bus...

    Wanted: Suspect for Assault in the 1st District [VIDEO]
    On August 3, 2016 at approximately 3:00 am, an unknown male was captured on surveillance video on the route # 37 SEPTA bus. When the suspect exited the bus on the 2000 block of South Broad Street, he began to argue with the driver.
    http://blog.phillypolice.com

Aug 08

Old-Ass Building: Shetzline Homestead?

1801 South 18th Street

    Philaphilia: Old-Ass Building: Shetzline Homestead?
    1801 South 18th Street This old bastard once prettied-up the corner of 18th and Moore Streets in what we now call Point Breeze... but where the hell does it come from? I explore the mystery of this building at the Hidden City Daily !
    http://philaphilia.blogspot.com

Aug 08

In Point Breeze, A Queen Anne Washed In Swedish Mystery

...ran perpendicularly northwest to Passyunk Avenue and turned 90 degrees at what is now the 1800 block of Moore Street. Although the current arrangement of blocks and streets had already been planned, Shetzlines farmed the...

...Shetzline. Henry became incensed with the City in 1891 when the municipality opened up both 18th Street and Moore Street straight through the Shetzline Homestead and then laid a sewer pipe right through the family...

...laid a sewer pipe right through the family’s land on what is now the 1700 block of Mifflin Street...

    In Point Breeze, A Queen Anne Washed In Swedish Mystery
    The Shetzline family once owned large parcels of farmland throughout Point Breeze and later developed their estate for the shallow canyons of row houses we see today. One conspicuous building, now a laundromat at the corner of 18th and Moore, may be the last remaining home of the South Philly Sweed's old homestead.
    http://hiddencityphila.org

Aug 07

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Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Transcendent vegan treats

Find your happy place:  Miss Rachel’s Pantry, 1938 S. Chadwick St.

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Get your sips:  Dottie’s Donuts, 4529 Springfield Ave.

Get your sips: P.S. & Co., 1706 Locust St. 

Enjoy it:  The Tasty, 1401 S. 12th St. 

Enjoy it:  Blackbird Pizzeria, 507 S. 6th St.

    Transcendent vegan treats
    Indulging Without Dairy by Emily Kovach Think you need butter, cream and eggs to create rich, satisfying desserts? Think again. Philly's new school of vegan chefs, bakers and artisans prove that a little ingenuity goes a long way when it comes to handmade goodies.
    http://www.gridphilly.com

  • I am now living not far from Miss Rachel's Pantry and have yet to make my way there. I wonder how many of this list are also gluten free...

Aug 03

Police shoot dog after woman attacked in South Philadelphia

It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday along the 1500 block of Dickinson Street.

    Police shoot dog after attack in South Philly
    Police had to use deadly force after a dog attacked a woman in South Philadelphia. It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday along the 1500 block of Dickinson Street. Police were responding to calls of a pit bull on the loose that bit a 28-year-old woman.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 03

Dog bites man and woman in S. Philly is shot by police

About 8 p.m., police received a call about a dog attacking a woman in the area of South 16th and Dickinson Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

An officer arriving on the scene saw a pit bull biting a 28-year-old man in the hand in the 1500 block of Dickinson, Small said. The officer was unable to kick the dog away, so he shot it once, killing it. The man was bit on the finger but refused medical treatment.

    Dog attacking woman in S. Philly is shot by police
    A police officer shot a dog that reportedly was attacking a woman Tuesday night in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. Police responded to a report of a dog attack in the area of South 16th and Dickinson Streets sometime after 8 p.m., police said.
    http://www.philly.com

Aug 03

Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Attack: Officials

Police responded to the 1500 block of Dickinson Street where they spotted the dog attacking the woman and her pet. One of the officers then shot and killed the dog.

    Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Attack: Officials
    Police shot and killed a dog that they say was attacking a woman and her pet in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Aug 03

Police Shoot Dog After Multiple Attacks In South Philadelphia

Officials were called to the scene at S. 16th Street and Dickinson Street in Point Breeze. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., authorities say a woman was attacked by a dog.

    Police Shoot Dog After Multiple Attacks In South Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia Police shot and killed a dog on Tuesday night in Point Breeze. Officials were called to the scene at S. 16th Street and Dickinson Street in Point Breeze. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., authorities say a woman was attacked by a dog.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Aug 03

Police shoot aggressive dog in South Philadelphia

It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday along the 1500 block of Dickinson Street.

    Police shoot aggressive dog in South Philadelphia
    Police had to use deadly force after a dog attacked a woman in South Philadelphia. It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday along the 1500 block of Dickinson Street. Police say officers reacted to a woman screaming she and her dog were being attacked.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 02

South Philly rite all wrong, says group pushing to end median parking on Broad

After dropping letters in a mailbox at Broad and Reed, longtime resident Anne Mattei recounted a  different experience during the recent convention.

    South Philly rite all wrong, says group reviving push to end median parking on Broad
    Walking his dog down South Broad, George Van Sciver said the subject comes up a lot when he's hosting friends from other cities. "Many out-of-towners say, 'What on earth is this craziness with cars in the middle of Broad Street?'
    http://www.newsworks.org

Aug 02

NGKF Completes Two Leases Totaling 16,490 Square Feet for The Center for GI Health

...may visit CGI in their temporary office in the adjacent building Brookview II, located at 1240 S. Broad Street. CGI’s Brookview I location is expected to be completed in the fall...

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200 South Broad Street, Suite 700,

    NGKF Completes Two Leases Totaling 16,490 Square Feet for The Center for GI Health " Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies
    Posted Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 Wayne, PA (July 22, 2016) - Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that Justin Bell, managing director, and Neil Shupak, senior managing director, have completed two leases for The Center for GI Health (CGI), including a 14,490-square-foot lease in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and a 2,000-square-foot lease in Spring House, Pennsylvania.
    https://philadelphiapact.com

Jul 29

Three Zoning Notices on Booming Bouvier Street

The 1500 block of S. Bouvier St. has seen tremendous change in the last few years and there's more on the...

...not sticking around for much longer. Affordable housing developer Innova has poured three foundations at 1524-28 S. Bouvier St., and three new homes are forthcoming. You may recall, they have a large affordable project...

...the photo above, there are zoning notices posted immediately to the south of the foundations. 1532-36 S. Bouvier St. were owned by a City agency until a couple years ago, but the trail of...

    Three Zoning Notices on Booming Bouvier Street
    The 1500 block of S. Bouvier St. has seen tremendous change in the last few years and there's more on the way. We don't have to look back too far into the past to see a block that was littered with blighted properties and vacant land, but if you visit today you'll see a number of new homes have risen on the block.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Jul 28

No More Cars on the South Broad Street Median?

Normal view at Broad & Mifflin, looking south

Normal view at Broad & Tasker, looking toward City Hall

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Normal view at Broad & Wolf

    No More Cars on the South Broad Street Median?
    Little known fact: It's actually illegal to park your car in the median on South Broad Street.Normal view at Broad & Mifflin, looking southYeah, we know, everyone does it, and they've probably been doing it since well before we were born. But that doesn't mean that the practice should continue.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Jul 24

Updated Jul 26

‘Jazz On The Ave’ Returns To North Philadelphia

The 26-year-old group has invested millions into the area around Cecil B. Moore and Broad Street, they launched Jazz on the Ave ten years ago to get folks in the region to come back every year.

    'Jazz On The Ave' Returns To North Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Thousands will converge on North Central Philadelphia for the 10th annual Jazz on the Avenue Festival is next week. Ken Scott is President of the Beech Companies said they are looking up in the city, growing stronger.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

  • Michael E. Bell Concerned Citizen of Point Breeze

    This is a premier jazz event. I enjoyed it last year. Sorry to miss it this year.

Jul 26

DNC: Photos Capture Protests that Took Over Philly Yesterday

...who refused to move until the city agreed to take down the Mississippi flag at South Broad Street and Passyunk Avenue (50 state flags are on display along the street for the DNC). The city did...

    Photos capture protests that took over Philly yesterday
    Yesterday marked the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philly, and the city was abuzz-and ridiculously humid-with activity, protests, and marches. Here are some of the best snapshots and a video of yesterday's events.
    http://philly.curbed.com

Jul 26

Rallying round the flag to tear down Confederate symbol

On their way to assemble in front of the Wells Fargo Center, dozens of marchers on Monday sat down in front of a light pole at Broad and Passyunk Avenue.

Jul 25

WATCH: City Removes Mississippi Flags From Broad Street

The most notable issue — aside from the suffocating humidity — was that a group of demonstrators had held a sit-in on Broad Street near Passyunk Avenue to protest the Mississippi state flag, which was dangling from a light pole.

Another Mississippi state flag hung on Broad near Mifflin, said First Deputy Managing Director Brian Abernathy. Both were removed today because they attracted complaints...

    WATCH: City Removes Mississippi Flags From Broad Street
    The state flag features a Confederate emblem, which upset neighbors and protesters. So far, so good. That was the message Police Commissioner Richard Ross delivered late Monday afternoon, as protesters marched through the city amid record heat on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jul 24

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Jul 15

South Broad Street Neighborhood Association Meeting

1606 South Broad Street - The application is for the erection of one (1) awning sign (80 Sq.ft.) for a prepared food shop (less than 20 seats) on the 1st floor with existing 3-Family dwelling above (previously approved).

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1411 West Ritner Street - The application is for three (3) dwelling units in an existing structure.

1417 Porter Street (NWC Rosewood Street) - The application is for a prepared food shop (less than 20 seats) on the 1st floor with no commercial cooking and existing 1-family dwelling above.

    South Broad Street Neighborhood Association Meeting
    Agenda: 1606 South Broad Street - The application is for the erection of one (1) awning sign (80 Sq.ft.) for a prepared food shop (less than 20 seats) on the 1st floor with existing 3-Family dwelling above (previously approved).
    http://planphilly.com

Jul 11

  • Comfy, Cozy Reading Nook!

    Mrs. Tsafos is asking for $452.00:
    My students need a cozy rug and comfy beanbag seating for our reading nook.
    George W Childs Elementary School Comment

Jul 10

  • A Place to Share and to Care!

    Teacher Foster-Parfitt is asking for $607.27:
    My students need a large carpet where they can all gather and learn.
    George W Childs Elementary School Comment

Jul 03

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

Jul 01

July Schedules & Savings

South Philly, 1170 S. Broad St.

    July Schedules & Savings
    Aside from the heat, July is one of our favorite months because of Philadelphia Dance Day, a huge nonprofit community festival where hundreds of people come together to celebrate dance! If you haven't already, please mark your calendars for Saturday, July 30, because this is one massive dance party that you don't want to miss!
    https://phillydancefitness.com

Jun 30

Tonight Picks: Free Outdoor Movies At Schuylkill Banks And Penn’s Landing, Live Music And More

United Healthcare, 1900 S. Broad Street

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480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Center City 19102, 39.9448916, -75.1654997

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Mummers Museum, 1100 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia

Tustin Recreation Center, 5901 West Columbia Avenue

Sister Cities Park, 210 North 18th Street

    Tonight Picks: Free Outdoor Movies At Schuylkill Banks And Penn's Landing, Live Music And More
    Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC The holiday weekend is kicking off a night early with outdoor movie nights, happy hour, music, dining events and more. All over town, Wawa Welcome America events continue the week-long party for July 4th in Philadelphia.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jun 28

Cool Looking Rehab Across From Renewbold

...the end result typically looks rather unexceptional. This is definitely not the case, however, at 1755 S. Bancroft St., a building that's been under construction for several years...

    Cool Looking Rehab Across From Renewbold
    Most rehabs these days are pretty unexciting, which is why we hardly ever bring them to your attention. Rehabs are often limited to inside work, and even when they do involve exterior construction, the end result typically looks rather unexceptional. This is definitely not the case, however, at 1755 S.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Jun 27

What's With These Vacant Lots on Tasker Street?

We've heard from a few readers over the last few months, wondering about the vacant lots at 1721-25 Tasker St.

    What's With These Vacant Lots on Tasker Street?
    We've heard from a few readers over the last few months, wondering about the vacant lots at 1721-25 Tasker St.Current viewThis address, where Bouvier hits Tasker Street, was home to Dean's Bar for many years. We confess, we never had the pleasure of visiting this establishment, but a sign above the long-missing door indicated that they were indeed available for parties.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Jun 27

20+ Fantastic Events Happening In Philly This Week, June 27-July 4

Where:United Healthcare, 1900 S. Broad Street

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5720 Media Street, Philadelphia, Center City 19131, 39.9737362, -75.23593489999996

Where:Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut Street

Where:Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Where:Assembly Rooftop Lounge, 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Where:Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street

Where:Parade begins at 5th and Chestnut streets

    20 Great Things To Do In Philly This Week
    Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia July 4th events, Parks on Tap, outdoor movie nights and more... This week, July 4th events take the spotlight in Philadelphia, the city where it all began. Through Wawa Welcome America and other July 4th programming, the city is set to host spectacular fireworks shows, patriotic ceremonies, concerts, free movie nights and more.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

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