3 hours ago

  • Dry-Erase Whiteboards for Sight Word Fun!

    Ms. Cunningham is asking for $174.72:
    My students need individual Dry-Erase whiteboards for sight word and phonemic awareness practice.They also need erasers.
    Paul L Dunbar Elementary School Comment

12 hours ago

Family ‘Heartbroken’ After Phila. City Employee Shot, Killed Outside Parent’s Home

At 5:00 p.m. on that day, the family heard shots. Police say as Boyer was walking to his mother’s door on the 600 block of N. 12th Street, two men fired 13 times, hitting Boyer twice in the head and once in the back. By 8:30 p.m., he had died at Hahnemann Hospital.

    Family 'Heartbroken' After Phila. City Employee Shot, Killed Outside Parent's Home
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - For the family of 25-year-old Leonard Boyer III, Saturday was supposed to be like any other weekend. It wasn't anyone's birthday, no specific reason to gather, other than to just be around one another. That was the plan.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

18 hours ago

City Commissioners Office Staffer Slain Outside Mother’s House

Per police reports, Boyer was killed on the 600 block of North 12th Street — the Daily News says he was outside of his mother’s North Philadelphia home. He was shot in the back and head by two unidentified men.

    City Commissioners Office Staffer Slain Outside Mother's House
    Police say Leonard Boyer III was shot in the back and head by two men who remain at large. Leonard Boyer III, a staffer in the Philadelphia City Commissioners office, was shot to death outside his North Philadelphia home on Saturday. He was 25.
    http://www.phillymag.com

20 hours ago

Employee in City Commissioners office fatally shot Sunday afternoon

Boyer was shot in his back and head at 5 p.m. by two unidentified men as he got out of his car on the 600 block of North 12th Street, just blocks from the popular Union Transfer concert venue, police said.

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At 12:55 a.m. Saturday on the 800 block of East Hilton Street in Kensington, Nacier Robinson, 21, was shot several times in his head, neck, and face...

...was shot several times in his head, neck, and face, police said. Robinson, of the 3100 block of Weymouth Street, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:50 a...

Around 7:25 a.m. Sunday, Gordon Branch, 36, was found with blunt-force trauma to the back of his head on the 4100 block of North Broad Street in Nicetown, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:38 a.m.

Police said Branch, of the 1300 block of Jerome Street, was involved in an altercation, and an unidentified person of interest is in custody.

    City Commissioners staffer slain in front of mother's home, one of 4 weekend homicides
    As a staffer in the Philadelphia City Commissioners office, Leonard Boyer III helped to make sure every voter's voice counted on Election Day. But Boyer's own voice was silenced Saturday when two gunmen fatally shot him in broad daylight in front of his mother's North Philadelphia home, according to police.
    http://www.philly.com

27 hours ago

City Commissioners staffer slain in front of mother's home, one of 4 weekend homicides

Boyer was shot in his back and head at 5 p.m. by two unidentified men as he got out of his car on the 600 block of North 12th Street, just blocks from the popular Union Transfer concert venue, police said.

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At 12:55 a.m. Saturday on the 800 block of East Hilton Street in Kensington, Nacier Robinson, 21, was shot several times in his head, neck, and face...

...was shot several times in his head, neck, and face, police said. Robinson, of the 3100 block of Weymouth Street, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:50 a...

Around 7:25 a.m. Sunday, Gordon Branch, 36, was found with blunt-force trauma to the back of his head on the 4100 block of North Broad Street in Nicetown, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:38 a.m.

Police said Branch, of the 1300 block of Jerome Street, was involved in an altercation, and an unidentified person of interest is in custody.

    City Commissioners staffer slain in front of mother's home, one of 4 weekend homicides
    As a staffer in the Philadelphia City Commissioners office, Leonard Boyer III helped to make sure every voter's voice counted on Election Day. But Boyer's own voice was silenced Saturday when two gunmen fatally shot him in broad daylight in front of his mother's North Philadelphia home, according to police.
    http://www.philly.com

27 hours ago

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

  • Busy Fingers and Minds!

    Ms. McGettigan is asking for $473.32:
    My students need more focus on very basic skills. These manipulatives and this paper will provide just that. The people will add dimensions to our block play, bringing that into Social Studies.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment
  • Building a Library

    Mr. McGee is asking for $509.22:
    My students need books at various reading levels so each can be challenged appropriately.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment
  • North Philadelphia Readers

    Mrs. Threadgill is asking for $386.07:
    My students need 25 copies of Third and Indiana: A Novel.
    Math Civics & Sciences Charter School Comment

34 hours ago

City Commissioners staffer slain in front of mother's home, one of 4 weekend homicides

Boyer was shot in his back and head at 5 p.m. by two unidentified men as he got out of his car on the 600 block of North 12th Street, just blocks from the popular Union Transfer concert venue, police said.

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At 12:55 a.m. Saturday on the 800 block of East Hilton Street in Kensington, Nacier Robinson, 21, was shot several times in his head, neck and face...

...was shot several times in his head, neck and face, police said. Robinson, of the 3100 block of Weymouth Street, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:50 a...

Around 7:25 a.m. Sunday, Gordon Branch, 36, was found with blunt force trauma to the back of his head on the 4100 block of North Broad Street in Nicetown, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:38 a.m.

Police said Branch, of the 1300 block of Jerome Street, was involved in an altercation, and an unidentified person of interest is in custody.

    City Commissioners staffer slain in front of mother's home, one of 4 weekend homicides
    As a staffer in the Philadelphia City Commissioners office, Leonard Boyer III helped to make sure every voter's voice counted on Election Day. But Boyer's own voice was silenced Saturday when two gunmen fatally shot him in broad daylight in front of his mother's North Philadelphia home, according to police.
    http://www.philly.com

36 hours ago

Man killed in North Philly shooting was recent college grad

He was found lying on the sidewalk in the 600 block of North 12th Street.

    Man killed in North Philly was recent college grad
    Police have identified the victim of a shooting in North Philadelphia as a recent college graduate. Leonard Boyer III, who also has a young daughter, was shot to death on Saturday night. He was found lying on the sidewalk in the 600 block of North 12th Street.
    http://6abc.com

41 hours ago

Victim stabbed at Old City bar dies, homicide tally rises

...Boyer III, 25, was found with gunshot wounds to his head and back on the 600 block of North 12th Street in North Philadelphia, police said. Boyer, who lived on the block where he was shot...

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Around the same time Saturday on the 800 block of East Hilton Street in Kensington, Nacier Robinson, 21, was shot several times in his head, neck and face...

...Robinson, 21, was shot several times in his head, neck and face. Robinson, of the 3100 block of Weymouth Street, was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:50 a...

...36, was found with blunt force trauma to the back of his head on the 4100 block of North Broad Street in Nicetown, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced...

...where he was pronounced dead at 7:38 a.m. Police said Branch, of the 1300 block of Jerome Street, was involved in an altercation and a person of interest is in custody, but authorities...

    Victim stabbed at Old City bar dies, homicide tally rises
    A New Jersey man who was stabbed inside of the Bleu Martini bar in Old City early Saturday morning died from his injuries Sunday afternoon, making him the city's fourth homicide victim of the weekend, police said. Philadelphia's homicide tally for the year now stands at 181 people, up from 166 people at this time last year, according to police department statistics.
    http://www.philly.com

43 hours ago

Suspect Michael Harris Arrested for Multiple Burglaries in Northwest Division

...initial investigation, investigators developed a suspect, identified as 51-year-old Michael Harris from the 1900 block of W. Oxford Street.  On Wednesday, August 16, 2016, Harris turned himself in at Northwest Detective Division; he is...

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...to a radio call for a burglary report at Arch Day Care Center located at 151 E. Roosevelt Boulevard.  Upon their arrival at the listed location, officers met with the complainant who reported that...

...a radio call for a burglary report at Diverse Little Minds Learning Academy located at 3904 Germantown Avenue.  Upon their arrival at the listed location, officers met with the complainant who reported that...

2 days ago

Wild West Philly shootout and Old City bar stabbing among weekend crime

...man who was shot twice in the head and once in the back on the 600 block of North 12th Street in North Philadelphia around 5 p.m. Saturday was pronounced dead at 8:28 p...

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At 1:50 a.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man who was at a table with five women inside the Bleu Martini bar, on Second Street near Market, got into an argument with people at the next table, police said.

When the woman and her neighbor arrived back at their homes on the 100 block of South 55th Street in West Philadelphia, she was able to get her young daughter and brother into the...

Around 7:22 a.m. Sunday, a man in his 30s was found with blunt-force trauma to the back of his head on the 4100 block of North Broad Street in Nicetown, according to police. The victim, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.

    Wild West Philly shootout and Old City bar stabbing among weekend crime
    A stabbing at an Old City bar and a shootout in West Philadelphia among seven men - three of whom were found to have acted in self defense - were among the violent incidents this weekend in Philadelphia, according to police. - Stephanie Farr, Philadelphia Inquirer
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

    Ms. B. is asking for $1243.66:
    My students need and deserve the basic supplies (crayons, journals, glue, marker, and etc.) that foster a productive and prepared learning environment. My students need to be greeted with a classroom that is ready to receive them and nurture their learning.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

Wild West Philly shootout and Old City bar stabbing among weekend crime

...man who was shot twice in the head and once in the back on the 600 block of North 12th Street in North Philadelphia around 5 p.m. Saturday was pronounced dead at 8:28 p...

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At 1:50 a.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man who was at a table with five women inside the Bleu Martini bar, on Second Street near Market, got into an argument with people at the next table, police said.

When the woman and her neighbor arrived back at their homes on the 100 block of South 55th Street in Kingsessing, she was able to get her young daughter and brother into the house...

Around 7:22 a.m. Sunday, a man in his 30s was found with blunt-force trauma to the back of his head on the 4100 block of North Broad Street in Nicetown, according to police. The victim, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.

    Wild West Philly shootout and Old City bar stabbing among weekend crime
    A stabbing at an Old City bar and a shootout in West Philadelphia among seven men - three of whom were found to have acted in self defense - were among the violent incidents this weekend in Philadelphia, according to police. - Stephanie Farr, Philadelphia Inquirer
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Man dies after North Philadelphia shooting; 2 sought

It happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of North 12th Street.

    Man dies after North Philadelphia shooting
    A man is dead after a shooting in North Philadelphia. It happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of North 12th Street. Police say a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times. He was rushed Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

Man critical after North Philadelphia shooting; 2 sought

It happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of North 12th Street.

    Man critical after North Philadelphia shooting
    A man is in critical condition after a shooting in North Philadelphia. It happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of North 12th Street. Police say a man was shot multiple times. He was rushed Hahnemann University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

Finding Philadelphia – Locating Contemporary Art Discourse Between the Local and the Global

...map of Philadelphia with flags for gallery locations. The tall flag in the center is 319 N. 11th St., home of many alternative galleries...

    Finding Philadelphia - Locating Contemporary Art Discourse Between the Local and the Global
    This article concerns the restriction of contemporary art discourse to the specificity of Philadelphia in the city's DIY art scene. It strikes me that the focus on the geo-political and cultural particularity of Philadelphia produces a strange contradiction in how we think about contemporary art in Philadelphia.
    http://www.theartblog.org

4 days ago

'Clearly an Epidemic': Fentanyl Deaths Skyrocket 636%

An assessment center at the North Philadelphia Health System (801 W. Girard Ave.) operates 24 hours a day helping to connect people to treatment offerings. A phone hotline (888-545-2600) does the same, Evans said.

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200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    'Clearly an Epidemic': Fentanyl Deaths Skyrocket 636%
    A disturbing 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl in Philadelphia has city health officials warning medical professionals and the public about the increased pervasiveness of the dangerously strong drug. City health officials said Friday that 184 people died last year as a result of a fentanyl overdose, whether by using the drug alone or in combination with another, like heroin.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

4 days ago

Serious Play – Playdate at Vox Populi

PLAYDATE is on view now through August 21st, Gallery hours–Friday through Sunday, 8-11pm, Vox Populi, 319 N 11th – 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Serious Play - Playdate at Vox Populi
    As someone who knows and has seen these artists develop their practice, I find many artistic commonalities and formal intersections in the show. In the pairings on view in the multi-room space at Vox, the strongest is undoubtedly the collaboration between Alber and Caponera. PLAYDATE #3 is the work of five months of teamwork, planning,...
    http://www.theartblog.org

5 days ago

Architecture Walking Tour: Post-Industrial Callowhill West District

...Stephen Girard, to name a few. Meet in front of the former Inquirer Building on 400 N. Broad Street...

    Architecture Walking Tour: Post-Industrial Callowhill West District
    The Callowhill West District tour focuses on a four-block-wide swath of the city between Vine and Spring Garden Streets. Going back to the early 1700s, learn how this neighborhood-a country estate in the early 18th century - played an important part in the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 and later became the center of American locomotive production.
    http://planphilly.com

5 days ago

LGBTQ Event of the Week: SuperDope House Party

Summer of Summer: 10 p.m. at The Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th Street.

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The event takes place Saturday, August 20th, at 9 p.m. at Tabu, 200 South 12th Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Lil’ Steph Presents Rasputin’s Room: 7 p.m. at Frankly Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance: 8 p.m. at Randall Theater at Temple University, 1301 West Norris Street.

Stomp the Runway Fashion Show: 7 p.m. at 2300 Arena, 2300 South Swanson Street.

    LGBTQ Event of the Week: SuperDope House Party
    Plus other awesome events worthy of your attendance. For its eclectic taste in diverse music genres and its ambition in turning such passion into one big Gayborhood showstopper, SuperDope House Party is this week's LGBTQ Event of the Week. "I am so excited to bring SuperDope House Party back into the scene," said event producer Stro Kyle.
    http://www.phillymag.com

6 days ago

  • Math Civics And Sciences Cs reviewed

    I don't really have too much to say but don't send your child here unless you want he/she to get straight A's just because. Before going here my child struggled with math and other classes but while attendeing here she out of the blue became a straight A student. I've never seen her do homework only maybe 2 projects out of the entire school year. She was sent home with a textbook that was never used (I found that to be very odd), she never had gym or a second language class (8th grade) and her honor grades were never acknowledged. My child also told me herself that she's not being challenged and don't feel like she's learning anything.

    Math Civics And Sciences Cs (447 North Broad St) Published on GreatSchools August 17, 2016 Comment

6 days ago

Development For Two Corners of 6th & Thompson

Development For Two Corners of 6th & Thompson

...has been used as a neighborhood green space over the years. According to public record, 1300-04 N. 6th St. has been owned for decades by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit group that...

    Development For Two Corners of 6th & Thompson
    We spied a new hole in the ground in South Kensington, and another one could soon follow. We've visited the intersection of 6th & Thompson several times over the last few years, noting a few different projects to the north on 6th Street and a rather cool looking building on the northeast corner.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Aug 11

Updated 6 days ago

Some Philly pools close tomorrow: List of 2016 dates

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122) 

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123) 

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Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115) 

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

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

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151) 

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

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

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

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

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124) 

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

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111) 

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134) 

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

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148) 

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146) 

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

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

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147) 

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143) 

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114) 

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135) 

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

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121) 

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148) 

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145) 

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120) 

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

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146) 

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139) 

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135) 

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137) 

MLK (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121) 

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143) 

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111) 

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119) 

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149) 

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134) 

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

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128) 

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138) 

Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121) 

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145) 

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104) 

Sayre  (5835 Spruce St., 19139) 

    Some Philly pools close tomorrow: List of 2016 dates
    Philadelphia is in the middle of a heat wave, with a scorching weekend on tap, but some of the city's public pools will close before the hottest weather hits. Philadelphia's 70 free public pools (the most per-capita of any city in the country) begin to shut down for the season on Friday, just as temperatures are set to soar, with triple-digit heat indices forecasted for Saturday and Sunday.
    http://www.philly.com

  • I love children and would love to be a lifeguard in any one of the pools......if I could swim. I'm sure I would be turned down if I contacted the city. However, if you are saying that the city would take anyone to be a lifeguard, then the problem's already solved. Dennis, need I remind you that closing of the pools in such hot weather is no sarcastic matter but a very serious one.

  • Gina, I am in total agreement with you. Furthermore, the city does this every year.
    Why not hire as Gina has stated, it would give the teens a nice summer job and they could work up to Labor Day. Gina's thoughts are excellent and I hope and pray the powers that be take heed.

    KUDOS Gina

6 days ago

Riverwards Development News (August 17, 2016)

...The large, unsightly building at 718 – 728 West Girard Avenue will soon be torn down. There is much debate surrounding its history. Some believe it...

718 W Girard Ave/Patrick Clark

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...The initial proposal called for five homes to be built on the property at 309 – 311 Green Street. Three foundations have already been established on Galloway. A 26- or 27-home project is...

   HOW Properties plans to construct a 53-unit apartment building with commercial space on the first floor at 1002 North 2nd Street across from Schmidt’s Commons and around the corner from Liberties Walk. HOW is not at liberty to divulge the soon-to-be occupant of the building’s commercial space.

PRDC Properties plans to demolish the property at 1736 Mascher Street in South Kensington, out of which Interior Creations had been operating. 20 new homes will be built in its place. Each unit will include garage parking. Developers have yet to release any virtual renderings of the structure.

   A little more than a year ago, developers purchased the property at 1201 North 3rd Street (previously a master carpentry shop). A UPS store will soon occupy the first floor of the structure. The two upper floors are being converted into apartment units.

...Developers have established the foundation of a building at 2086 East Cumberland Street. The framework should be going up soon, though it is uncertain what is to become...

MPN Realty is constructing a mixed-use building on the currently vacant property at 512 East Girard Avenue. There are, according to LoopNet, two available commercial spaces, each at $25 per foot (NNN). It is uncertain what businesses plan to set up shop here.

...In 2013, an unnamed buyer purchased the former auto supply store at the intersection of Marlborough Street and East Girard Avenue for approximately $725,000. Construction has been ongoing for the past several months. The current...

   Last year, an unnamed developer purchased the property at 610 Belgrade Street for $155,000. The newly refurbished home is architecturally unique and largely dissimilar from the other properties on the block.

    Riverwards Development News (August 17, 2016) - Spirit News
    Northern Liberties Callahan Ward plans to construct 12 new homes by the intersection of Green and Galloway Streets in Northern Liberties. The initial proposal called for five homes to be built on the property at 309 - 311 Green Street. Three foundations have already been established on Galloway.
    http://spiritnews.org

6 days ago

Penn’s Garden Development News (August 17, 2016)

...Development LLC purchased what was formerly the Althea Gibson Community Education and Tennis Center at 1000 West Girard Avenue for approximately $1.5 million. (It had closed a year prior due to insufficient funds...

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...Two new triplexes are under construction at 2536 – 2538 West Girard Avenue. An unnamed developer, purportedly affiliated with Streamline Solutions, bought the corner property (2536 West Girard...

...West Girard Avenue. An unnamed developer, purportedly affiliated with Streamline Solutions, bought the corner property (2536 West Girard) approximately a year ago. Two of the units had been put on the market for...

...A Save-A-Lot grocery store will soon be constructed at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Jefferson Street in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia. It is the latest development in the Philadelphia...

    Penn's Garden Development News (August 17, 2016) - Spirit News
    Brewerytown Two new triplexes are under construction at 2536 - 2538 West Girard Avenue. An unnamed developer, purportedly affiliated with Streamline Solutions, bought the corner property (2536 West Girard) approximately a year ago. Two of the units had been put on the market for $365,000 each, though they are currently not for sale.
    http://spiritnews.org

6 days ago

Trio of Quadplexes At 11th & Mount Vernon

The three lots at 613-617 N. 11th St. have been sitting vacant for quite a long time, remaining in this state even as numerous projects have popped up on surrounding blocks in the neighborhood. When we went past these properties the other day though, we found that the situation had changed.

...another Spring Arts Point phase was moving forward, with ten new homes coming to the 1000 block of Mount Vernon Street. Checking in on those homes today, we see there's been quite a bit of...

    Trio of Quadplexes At 11th & Mount Vernon
    The three lots at 613-617 N. 11th St. have been sitting vacant for quite a long time, remaining in this state even as numerous projects have popped up on surrounding blocks in the neighborhood.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

Aug 17

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Aug 16

Woman Charged With Pouring Bleach On Shopper, Baby In Wilmington

Officials say on Thursday, August 4, around 5:49 p.m. Lataka Mason allegedly poured bleach on a customer’s head after an altercation at a Target store, located at 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington.

    Woman Charged With Pouring Bleach On Shopper, Baby In Wilmington
    WILMINGTON, DE (CBS) - A woman is behind bars after she allegedly poured bleach on a customer at an area department store earlier this month. Officials say on Thursday, August 4, around 5:49 p.m. Lataka Mason allegedly poured bleach on a customer's head after an altercation at a Target store, located at 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Aug 16

PHOTOS: Dozens charged in Pa. drug sweep

Destiney Brower, 22, of the 600 block of Park Ave., Tyrone, is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery...

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Damon Williams, 38, of the 800 block of 25th St., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (cocaine).

Joseph Rickabaugh, 29, of the 1100 block of 51st St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (Methadone).

Alexa Marra, 19, of the 1400 block of Washington Ave., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (heroin).

Amber McBride, 22, of the 400 block of 25th St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (heroin).

    PHOTOS: Dozens charged in Pa. drug sweep
    A total of 32 people were charged after a drug investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office announced. The arrests were made in the Altoona area after a year-long investigation. It focused on the distribution of heroin and prescription drugs. Cocaine, ecstasy, bath salts and marijuana were also involved, investigators say.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 16

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Aug 16

  • Sight Words

    Mr. Williams is asking for $183.48:
    My students need review high frequency words to improve fluency and instructional reading level.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment

Aug 14

You have 4 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Aug 14

Beyond Starr, Vetri and Garces: Philly's new crop of rising restaurant groups

428 N. 13th St. 19123

501 N. 13th St. 19123

1240 Spring Garden St. 19123

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1315 Sansom St. 19107

1309 Sansom St. 19107

800 Fitzwater St. 19147

1231 E. Passyunk Ave. 19147

914 N. 2nd St. 19123

102 S. 13th St. 19107

100 E. Girard Ave. 19125

1310 Frankford Ave. 19125

124 S. 13th St. 19107

120 S. 13th St. 19107

1525 Sansom St. 19102

118 S. 12th St. 19107

1316 Chestnut St. 19107

1320 Chestnut St. 19107

1735 Market St. 19103

Cider and sour beer bar serving wood-oven pizza on the corner of 15th and Locust.

1500 Locust St. 19102

2331 E. Cumberland St. 19125

4333 Spruce St. 19104

216 S. 11th St. 19107

824 S. 8th St. 19147

4301 Baltimore Ave. 19104

56 S. 2nd St. 19106

937 E. Passyunk Ave. 19147

1651 E. Passyunk Ave. 19147

931 N. 2nd St. 19123

1338 S. 10th St. 19147

780 S. 2nd St. 19147

161 W. Girard Ave. 19123

143 W. Girard Ave. 19123

1017 S. 9th St. 19147

901 Christian St. 19147

1431 Frankford Ave. 19125

2012 N. Broad St. 19121

738 S. 11th St. 19147

941 S. 8th St. 19147

    Meet Philly's new crop of rising restaurant groups
    When Stephen Starr's restaurant holdings swelled to a dozen or more in the early 2000s, he was unique in Philadelphia. Though there's still nothing quite like the Starr empire - not here or in most other cities - he's no longer that much of an outlier.
    http://billypenn.com

Aug 14

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

  • Striving for Success in Philly Schools

    Ms. Pehrson is asking for $1474.95:
    My students need basic supplies such as paper, erasers, composition books, dry erase boards and markers as well as literacy and math manipulatives.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment
  • Let's Get Physical!

    Mrs. Cheney is asking for $995.87:
    My students need pedometer fitness bracelets, jump ropes, classroom fans, bottled water, and pencils to achieve exercise goals.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment
  • Our Target Is Healthy Eating 2!

    Mrs. Cheney is asking for $971.79:
    My students need Ultimate Healthy Bar & Snacks, Apple & Eve Fruitable Juice Boxes, Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Pea Crisps, Veggie Straws and paper towels.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment
  • Our Target Is Healthy Eating!

    Mrs. Cheney is asking for $958.28:
    My students need KIND Healthy Whole Grains Snack Granola Clusters, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Nutri-Grain-Kellogg's Cereal Bars and a Mobile 15-Bin Storage Center.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment
  • Help Engage Reluctant Readers!

    Mrs. Cheney is asking for $898.73:
    My students need a Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart, Sylvania Personal Compact CD Players, TFD Supplies Wholesale Bulk Earbuds, rechargeable earbuds, read-along books on CD, book bins, and a book check-out center.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment

Aug 13

Woman Pours Bleach on Customer, Child at Target: Police

Police say a 24-year-old woman was shopping at the Target Store on 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington around 5:50 p.m. back on August 4 when she was approached...

    Woman Pours Bleach on Customer, Child at Target: Police
    Police are searching for a woman accused of pouring bleach on a customer and a 1-year-old child during an argument at a Target store in Wilmington, Delaware. Police say a 24-year-old woman was shopping at the Target Store on 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington around 5:50 p.m.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Aug 13

Excessive heat warning extended; it could feel like 110 Sat.

...problems. Those pools are: Northern Liberties, 321 Fairmount Ave.; Lederer, 1219 E. Montgomery Ave.; Cruz, 1431 N. Sixth St.; Penrose, 1101 W. Susquehanna Ave.; Schmidt, 113 W. Ontario St.; Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St...

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...have lifeguards, and one is closing because of mechanical problems. Those pools are: Northern Liberties, 321 Fairmount Ave.; Lederer, 1219 E. Montgomery Ave.; Cruz, 1431 N. Sixth St.; Penrose, 1101 W. Susquehanna Ave...

...is closing because of mechanical problems. Those pools are: Northern Liberties, 321 Fairmount Ave.; Lederer, 1219 E. Montgomery Ave.; Cruz, 1431 N. Sixth St.; Penrose, 1101 W. Susquehanna Ave.; Schmidt, 113 W. Ontario St...

...Liberties, 321 Fairmount Ave.; Lederer, 1219 E. Montgomery Ave.; Cruz, 1431 N. Sixth St.; Penrose, 1101 W. Susquehanna Ave.; Schmidt, 113 W. Ontario St.; Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St.; Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten...

...1219 E. Montgomery Ave.; Cruz, 1431 N. Sixth St.; Penrose, 1101 W. Susquehanna Ave.; Schmidt, 113 W. Ontario St.; Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St.; Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave.; and 39th and Olive...

...1431 N. Sixth St.; Penrose, 1101 W. Susquehanna Ave.; Schmidt, 113 W. Ontario St.; Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St.; Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave.; and 39th and Olive, 700 N. 39th St...

...W. Susquehanna Ave.; Schmidt, 113 W. Ontario St.; Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St.; Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave.; and 39th and Olive, 700 N. 39th St...

...W. Ontario St.; Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St.; Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave.; and 39th and Olive, 700 N. 39th St...

...Scanlon, 1099 E. Tioga St.; Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave.; and 39th and Olive, 700 N. 39th St.

    Extensive heat warning extended; it could feel like 110 Sat.
    The National Weather Service has extended an extensive heat warning until Sunday night as the combination of high temperatures and humidity will make it feel like more than 100 degrees at times during the weekend. Heat indexes for Friday and Sunday could hit 105 degrees, while it could feel more like 110 degrees on Saturday, the weather service says.
    http://www.philly.com

Aug 13

Woman Allegedly Pours Bleach On Shopper, Baby During Department Store Argument

Officials say that on Thursday, August 4, around 5:49 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was shopping at a Target at 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington.

    Woman Allegedly Pours Bleach On Shopper, Baby During Department Store Argument
    WILMINGTON, De. (CBS) - Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help. They are trying to identify a suspect who they say poured bleach on a customer at an area department store. Officials say that on Thursday, August 4, around 5:49 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was shopping at a Target at 1050 Brandywine Parkway in Wilmington.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Aug 12

Aug 12

Philadelphia Pools Approaching Closing Dates As Summer Winds Down

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122)

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

This article has 60 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

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

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

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

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

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

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124)

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

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

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

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

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

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

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

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120)

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

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)

MLK (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134)

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

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)

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

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

Sayre  (5835 Spruce St., 19139)

    Philadelphia Pools Approaching Closing Dates As Summer Winds Down
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - With excessive heat hitting our region, the last thing that anyone wants to hear is that pools are closing soon throughout Philadelphia. In fact, some of them are closing for the season on Friday.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Aug 11

  • Help Bridge the Gap in Philly Schools

    Ms. Tarbox is asking for $1845.27:
    My students need basic supplies such as pencils, crayons, markers, chart paper to be successful in their academic endeavors . My students need math and literacy manipulatives to help them engage in their learning.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment

Aug 10

Penn’s Garden Development News (August 11, 2016)

...the institution and implement an educational online program. St. Malachy will be relocating this September (1012 West Thompson Street). Stephen Janczewski, the school’s principal, anticipates that enrollment will nearly double in five years...

This article has 8 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

...Developers purchased the vacant property at 1431 – 1433 Brown Street in Francisville sometime within the last few months. They have proposed constructing a 10-unit...

...In 2012, an unnamed developer purchased two properties on the 800 block of North 16th Street and one around the corner on Ridge Avenue, all of which have been sitting vacant...

...More than half a dozen homes on the 2900 block of West Flora Street in Brewerytown are due for a makeover. Razing and replacing these structures will most likely...

...neighborhood. The only architectural anomaly on the block is the Humble Tabernacle of Love at 2923 West Flora Street...

...According to an Instagram post, MMPartners has purchased the property at 2511 West Girard Avenue. Formerly a liquor store, the structure boasts 5,500 square feet of interior space. MMPartners...

...and will use an Australian coffee shop as architectural inspiration. Across the street, at 2536 – 2538 West Girard, two new triplexes are under construction...

...The Celestial Tabernacle Holiness Church of God has purchased the one-story stone building at 2800 West Thompson Avenue and the previously vacant edifice next door. The stone structure was at one time home...

Francisville    Developers purchased the vacant property at 1431 - 1433 Brown Street in Francisville sometime within the last few months. They have proposed constructing a 10-unit building on the…

    Penn's Garden Development News (August 11, 2016) - Spirit News
    Francisville Developers purchased the vacant property at 1431 - 1433 Brown Street in Francisville sometime within the last few months. They have proposed constructing a 10-unit building on the parcel. The project was taken to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) on Wednesday, July 20. Two doors down, a triplex is currently under construction.
    http://spiritnews.org

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