41 min ago

Church pastor killed in Kensington hit-and-run; driver sought

It happened moments after he dropped off a group of men overcoming substance abuse at a residential ministry at North Front and Diamond streets.

    Church pastor killed in Kensington hit-and-run; driver sought
    A church pastor, who was helping recovering addicts late Thursday night in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run. The driver of the striking vehicle remains at large. The victim, 57-year-old Eliezer Leon, was a brother, father and pastor at Estanque de Sioloe Church in Germantown.
    http://6abc.com

1 hour ago

BEING THERE: Courtney Barnett @ The E-Factory

Fresh off a 2015 North American tour during which she played a sold out show at Union Transfer, Courtney Barnett returned...

    BEING THERE: Courtney Barnett @ The E-Factory
    Photo by TOM BECK Fresh off a 2015 North American tour during which she played a sold out show at Union Transfer, Courtney Barnett returned to Philly last night for a sold out show at the Electric Factory backed by her Aussie accomplices, drummer Dave Mudie and bassist "Bones" Sloane.
    http://www.phawker.com

4 hours ago

Here’s Where You Can Get Frozen Desserts When You’re Melting in Summer Sun

Five Sister’s Ice Cream (1949 N Front Street – Kensington/Fishtown)

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Cold Stone Creamery (2530 Aramingo Avenue – Olde Richmond)

Igloo (1514 Frankford Avenue – Fishtown)

Just Cravings (980 North 2nd Street – Northern Liberties)

Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters (2311 Frankford Avenue – East Kensington)

Rita’s Italian Ices (2499 Aramingo Avenue – Olde Richmond)

Scoops (812 East Thompson Street – Fishtown)

Sonic Drive-In (2201 East Butler Street – Harrowgate)

Weckerly’s (9 West Girard Avenue – Fishtown)

    Here's Where You Can Get Frozen Desserts When You're Melting in Summer Sun - Spirit News
    You've read the weather reports - summer's finally here and so is the sweltering heat. Sometimes it takes more than just a cold drink (or an AC unit!) to cool you down. Good news is, we have plenty ice cream options in the Riverwards. It is the perfect time to enjoy melting ice cream on ...
    https://spiritnews.org

7 hours ago

Copabanana again among Philly eateries asked to close by health dept.

1400 N 7TH ST 19122

This article has 3 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

2768 N 24TH ST 19132

269 S 20TH ST 19103

1007 S 9TH ST 19147

    Copabanana again among Philly eateries asked to close by health dept.
    The health department usually inspects a Philadelphia eatery once a year. At Copabanana on South Street, however, sanitarians have dropped in six times since January and asked it to shut down twice. The margarita and burger joint has a chronic problem with keeping food at safe temperatures.
    http://www.philly.com

15 hours ago

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16 hours ago

Driver crashes into one of Broad Street's $14 million light poles

The accident occurred about 5:40 p.m. on Broad Street at Montgomery Avenue. The driver could not immediately be located, police said. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

    Driver crashes into one of Broad Street's $14 million light poles
    A car crashed into a median light pole on Broad Street in front of Temple University late Thursday afternoon, police said. The accident occurred about 5:40 p.m. on Broad Street at Montgomery Avenue. The driver could not immediately be located, police said. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
    http://www.philly.com

24 hours ago

New Associate Planner for Upper Merion Township

2001 North 13th Street

    New Associate Planner for Upper Merion Township
    Kyle Brown (MCRP '16) has been hired as an Associate Planner for Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County. He will be doing subdivision and land development review as well as community comprehensive
    http://tyler.temple.edu

39 hours ago

2 days ago

How to Shop Your Way Through Fishtown

#2. Kit and Ace // 1424 Frankford Avenue, 844-548-6223.

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#1. Jinxed // 1331 Frankford Avenue, 215-800-1369-609.

#3. Minnow Lane // 2029 Frankford Avenue, 215-291-1875.

#4. Field // 1325 Frankford Avenue.

#5. Toile // 1333 Frankford Avenue, 267-587-7221.

#6. Parlour Hair and Skin // 1339 Frankford Avenue, 215-278-7613.

#7. La Colombe // 1335 Frankford Avenue, 267-479-1600.

#8.  Philadelphia Record Exchange // 1524 Frankford Avenue.

    How to Shop Your Way Through Fishtown
    The stylish person's guide to the neighborhood. Fishtown: It's not just for hipsters! This neighborhood's got world-class vintage finds, stylish plants and flowers for your place, and is home to some of the best damn coffee on this green Earth - there's a little something for everyone there.
    http://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

After dodging sheriff’s sale, community gardens look ahead to the Land Bank

Master and Lawrence streets, Philadelphia PA

This article has 4 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Three years ago, Farm 51 at 51st Street and Chester Avenue was also threatened with losing one its two lots at sheriff sale. But that lot...

In an edge-of-your-seat bidding process, the City successfully bid on 1010 S. Saint Bernard St., home of the Saint Bernard Community Garden, Wednesday morning. When the plot of land that comprises…

5103-5105 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia PA

150 N. 6th Street

    After dodging sheriff's sale, community gardens look ahead to the Land Bank
    Winnie Harris knows the story all too well. "People have gardened here for years and years and years," she said. "We wanted the land before anyone else wanted it. And now just because University City is a hot real estate market, you want to build in every open space?
    http://planphilly.com

2 days ago

Lutheran Settlement House Awards Ceremony Honors “Women of Courage”

Two homes are under construction at 1509 - 1511 North Howard Street in Kensington in place of what used to be a vacant lot. The homes are situated next to…

    Lutheran Settlement House Awards Ceremony Honors "Women of Courage" - Spirit News
    More than 350 people gathered at the Crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building for the 11th annual Lutheran Settlement House Women of Courage awards ceremony and luncheon on Wednesday, May 18. The ceremony paid tribute to women making a difference in the community and served as a major fundraiser for the Lutheran Settlement House ...
    https://spiritnews.org

2 days ago

Oops, Seven More Homes Coming in Western South Kensington

Just yesterday, we were telling you about five new homes coming to 6th & Jefferson, and we wondered whether we'd soon see other projects nearby, in the western section...

...post went up, a reader gave us the heads up about some ongoing demolition at 528 W. Oxford St., just a block away from the upcoming five home project. In the past, this corner...

    Oops, Seven More Homes Coming in Western South Kensington
    Just yesterday, we were telling you about five new homes coming to 6th & Jefferson, and we wondered whether we'd soon see other projects nearby, in the western section of South Kensington. It didn't take long. Shortly after our post went up, a reader gave us the heads up about some ongoing demolition at 528 W.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

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