37 hours ago

Police: Two men die in separate shootings

Police have also said that a man shot at about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in West Philadelphia has succumbed to his wounds and died. The victim, Tarik Chapman, 38, was found lying unresponsive with several gunshot wounds while outside in the area of the 5100 block of Irving Street.

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At about 1:10 a.m., officers found the victim, whose name was not released, suffering from a gunshot wound to his head and another in the left side of his abdomen outside on the 2100 block of Sigel Street.

He was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian in critical condition. At 6:56 p.m. Wednesday, Chapman, of the 5500 block of Pemberton Street in West Philadelphia, was pronounced dead.

    Police: Two men die in separate shootings
    A 31-year-old man was shot to death early Friday in South Philadelphia, police said. At about 1:10 a.m., officers found the victim, whose name was not released, suffering from a gunshot wound to his head and another in the left side of his abdomen outside on the 2100 block of Sigel Street.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

I Love My Job: Syreeta Scott

4. My first job was … at Suzy Wigs on 60th and Market. It was the only job where my mom trusted me to be because she knew the owner.

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1. I grew up in … North Philadelphia. 29th and Oxford!

    I Love My Job: Syreeta Scott
    The Duafe hair salon owner dishes on the celebrities she's styled and what it took to launch her second business The Sable Collective retail boutique in 2016. Syreeta Scott has been a Philly small business owner for almost 16 years now.
    http://www.phillymag.com

4 days ago

Solutions to Resolutions: Get Fit in Philadelphia

Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we meet at 45th and Locust (in front of Abyssinia) for a group run. We run a new set of 2, 4 and 6 mile routes each week. All three distances start together and end at the same place.

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...of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) starts at Broad St. and Somerville Ave. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street...

    Solutions to Resolutions: Get Fit in Philadelphia
    It's so much easier to get motivated about doing anything fitness related when you have a friend by your side. We all have those days when you just don't want to workout but your bud is counting on you, so off you go. You love-hate this person, but mostly love because you feel and look 💯.
    http://campusphilly.org

5 days ago

  • An Experience They Won't Soon Forget!

    Mrs. Bonney is asking for $1104.02:
    My students need funding to get out of the classroom and into the world! They need a trip to Elmwood Park Zoo.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

Police ID man, 29, shot dead Sunday in W. Philly

...m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a person with a gun on the 5700 block of Spruce Street. There, they found Gouba lying outside, suffering from several gunshot wounds to his face and...

...to his face and chest. Gouba, of the 400 block of North Salford Street, near 60th and Callowhill, was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about...

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...lying outside, suffering from several gunshot wounds to his face and chest. Gouba, of the 400 block of North Salford Street, near 60th and Callowhill, was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he...

    Police ID man, 29, shot dead Sunday in W. Philly
    Police on Tuesday identified a man who was shot dead in West Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon as Adoubacar Gouba, 29, of West Philadelphia. At about 1:35 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a person with a gun on the 5700 block of Spruce Street.
    http://www.philly.com

6 days ago

Teen fatally shot on 200 block of N. 52nd St

Teen fatally shot on 200 block of N. 52nd St

    Teen fatally shot on 200 block of N. 52nd St | West Philly Local
    Posted on 16 January 2017 Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 16-year-old youth on Sunday afternoon in West Philadelphia. The victim, identified as Sean-D Jones, was inside his father's store, Gary Global Links Video Productions, located on the 200 block of N.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jan 16

Teen killed, another man dead, a third wounded in separate Sunday shootings

The teen was shot once in the head around 12:56 p.m. inside a home on the 200 block of North 52nd Street, police said. He was taken to the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, where he was declared dead at 3:14 p.m., police said.

Later Sunday, officers found a 27-year-old man suffering from six to seven gunshot wounds to the face and chest on the 5700 block of Spruce Street, police said.

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At 12:40 p.m. Sunday, police said, a 21-year-old man was shot once in the neck at 56th Street and Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia.

    Separate Sunday shootings: One man dead, one wounded
    A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Sunday afternoon, according to police. Officers found the victim suffering from six to seven gunshot wounds to the face and chest on the 5700 block of Spruce Street, police said. They did not identify the victim.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 16

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

  • Multiply Disabled Self-Help: Chromebook Flips for "Explosion of Knowledge"!!

    Mr. Z. is asking for $4785.61:
    We need Chromebook Flip Tablets for each student in our MDS program with which to communicate. We also need wheelchair mounts, durable cases, and Bluetooth switches for ease of interface. Functional Communication is the goal!!
    William L Sayre High School Comment
  • Chill Out Station For Our Children

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $188.11:
    My students need a chill station so they can do their work. They need Big Joe Dorm Chairs, table and throw pillows for this working center.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment
  • Chromebook For Cool Math KIds

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $289.76:
    My students need a Chromebook learning center in our classroom. It is pertinent to have technology in every classroom, and I want this for my students.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

Jan 16

16-year-old boy shot, killed in West Philadelphia

The shooting happened along the 200 block of North 52nd Street.

    Teen boy shot, killed in West Philadelphia
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Teen boy shot, killed in West Philadelphia BREAKING NEWS Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73 Police are investigating after a teenage boy was shot and killed in West Philadelphia. Family members have identified the victim as 16-year-old Sean-D Jones.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 15

16-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Head

Police say this happened Sunday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. inside a private north Philadelphia residence on the 200 block of north 52nd street.

    16-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Head
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A 16-year-old boy was killed Sunday after being shot once in the head. Police say this happened Sunday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. inside a private north Philadelphia residence on the 200 block of north 52 nd street. The boy was transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was pronounced dead.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jan 15

Gunman Shoots, Kills Teen Boy Inside West Philly Business

The 16-year-old boy was inside a business on the 200 block of N. 52nd Street when a gunman opened fire.

The incident was the second fatal shooting in West Philadelphia Sunday. A 27-year-old man was shot six to seven times in the face and chest on the 5700 block of Spruce Street. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital by police and pronounced dead at 2:02 p.m. No arrests have been made.

    Gunman Shoots, Kills Teen Boy Inside West Philly Business
    A teen boy was shot and killed inside a West Philadelphia business Sunday afternoon.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Jan 15

Man shot multiple times, killed in West Philadelphia

Police responded to the 5700 block of Spruce Street around 2 p.m. Sunday for a reported shooting.

    Man shot multiple times, killed in West Philadelphia
    Police are investigating a homicide in West Philadelphia. Police responded to the 5700 block of Spruce Street around 2 p.m. Sunday for a reported shooting. Responding officers located a 27-year-old man shot 6-7 times in the face and chest. He was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 15

16-year-old boy shot, killed in West Philadelphia

It happened along the 200 block of North 52nd Street.

    Teen boy shot, killed in West Philadelphia
    Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in West Philadelphia. It happened along the 200 block of North 52nd Street. Police were called around 1 p.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy shot once in the head.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 15

Separate Sunday shootings: One man dead, one wounded

Officers found the victim suffering from six to seven gunshot wounds to the face and chest on the 5700 block of Spruce Street, police said. They did not identify the victim.

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The shooting was at least the second of the afternoon, police said. At 12:40 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot once in the neck at 56th Street and Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia.

    Separate Sunday shootings: One man dead, one wounded
    A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Sunday afternoon, according to police. Officers found the victim suffering from six to seven gunshot wounds to the face and chest on the 5700 block of Spruce Street, police said. They did not identify the victim.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 14

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

  • Reading Fences and Building Bridges

    Ms. Seeley is asking for $218.35:
    My students need 15 copies of August Wilson's play Fences to engage in meaningful discussion of love, family, acceptance and choices.
    Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center Comment
  • Just To Touch A Book

    Ms. E. is asking for $260.27:
    My students need to experience reading a novel from front cover to back cover.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

Jan 13

Iraq vet shot in West Philly. Suspects include a man in pajamas

The 42-year-old was struck through the buttocks around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after two men approached him with a gun on the 100 block of North 60th Street, according to police records.

    Iraq vet shot in West Philly. Suspects include a man in pajamas
    Jason Rivers survived seven months in Iraq as a U.S. Marine. It was the mugging attempt outside his house in West Philadelphia this week that put a bullet through his backside. "Come home and get shot?" Rivers said from his couch Thursday, occasionally wincing in pain as he moved his left leg.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 12

2 postal workers charged with trafficking in pot

Steven C. Williams, 42, and Felicia Charleston, 35, who worked out of the West Market Post Office at 5011 Sansom St., face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

    2 postal workers charged with trafficking in pot
    Two postal carriers were charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana through the mail in Philadelphia, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Steven C. Williams, 42, and Felicia Charleston, 35, who worked out of the West Market Post Office at 5011 Sansom St., face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 12

Iraq vet shot in West Philly. Suspects include a man in pajamas

The 42-year-old was struck through the buttocks around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after two men approached him with a gun on the 100 block of N. 60th Street, according to police records.

    Iraq vet shot in West Philly. Suspects include a man in pajamas
    Jason Rivers survived seven months in Iraq as a U.S. Marine. It was the mugging attempt outside his house in West Philadelphia this week that put a bullet through his backside. "Come home and get shot?" Rivers said from his couch Thursday, occasionally wincing in pain as he moved his left leg.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 12

MLK Day of Service: events, volunteer opportunities

• 3rd Annual MLK Day of Raising Consciousness at West Philadelphia High School, hosted by State Rep. James Roebuck – 9:15 a.m. – 4901 Chestnut St.

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2015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square 19103, 39.9507675, -75.1743305

• McMichael School Makeover – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – 3543 Fairmount Ave.

...the annual MLK Day of Service at Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (3509 Spring Garden St). Parents, caregivers and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Children’s books will...

    MLK Day of Service: events, volunteer opportunities | West Philly Local
    Posted on 12 January 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday (Jan. 16). Here's a list of events and Day of Service opportunities for local residents. Some events are being held starting this weekend and will go on until Feb. 2. More MLK Day of Service community projects can be found here.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Jan 12

  • Nutrition Education and Math

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $189.69:
    My students need candy like Pixy Sticks, Sour Patch Kids, cookies, chips and crackers to understand calories and nutritional value.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

Jan 11

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in West Philadelphia

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 6100 block of Irving Street.

    Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in West Philly
    A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint while on the job in West Philadelphia. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 6100 block of Irving Street. The driver told police two men, one armed approached him while he was making a Domino's pizza delivery.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 11

Police: 2 Suspects Rob Pizza Delivery Driver of $100, 2 Handguns

It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Irving Street.

    Police: 2 Suspects Rob Pizza Delivery Driver of $100, 2 Handguns
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- City police are searching for two men who they say robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint in Cobbs Creek early Wednesday morning. It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Irving Street. Police say the two robbers stole $100 and two handguns from the driver.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jan 11

Man shot during robbery in West Philadelphia

Police say gunfire erupted around 10:40 p.m. along the 100 block of North 60th Street.

    Man shot during robbery in West Philadelphia
    Two men are wanted for a Tuesday night shooting in West Philadelphia. Police say gunfire erupted around 10:40 p.m. along the 100 block of North 60th Street. A bullet hit a 42-year-old man in the hip. Police believe the victim was being robbed when the gunfire broke out.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

How Many Philadelphians Are Opposed To The New Sugary DrinkTax?

Since most Philadelphians were left out of the conversation regarding the imposition of this tax, either through referendum, or polling I am curious of hearing from those who are opposed to the tax.
You can begin the conversation by commenting on Every Block Daily Digest
Social Media. Keep in mind this is not a scientific poll and is mainly situated in the 19139 zip code, but is designed to gauge what people with opposing views actually feel around the city....

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Since most Philadelphians were left out of the conversation regarding the imposition of this tax, either through referendum, or polling I am curious of hearing from those who are opposed to the tax.
You can begin the conversation by commenting on Every Block Daily Digest
Social Media. Keep in mind this is not a scientific poll and is mainly situated in the 19139 zip code, but is designed to gauge what people with opposing views actually feel around the city. This can be accomplished by sharing this question on other social media platforms.
So lets begin the discussion and see where it leads us. Feel free to share this conversation on Facebook and Twitter by making it your own, and get the word out.
My next Post will explain actually what community schools are by identifying what they really are.

  • Cathy C Neighbor

    I'm ok with it in theory. If it helps people be more informed about what they are paying for nutritionally AND actually pays for head start. Whether that happens remains to be seen.

  • The tax is horribly regressive. In their search for revenue our leaders will do anything to avoid hitting up people who have actual money.

    Also, it's not just "sugary drinks" but also diet soda, sports drinks and some juices, which would indicate that the public-health argument is less than serious.

Jan 09

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

  • Chromebook for Math

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $333.81:
    My students need a new Chromebook so they have technology in the classroom.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment
  • Chromebook For Cool Math Kids

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $307.55:
    My students need a Chromebook so they have technology in our classroom.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

Jan 04

Updated Jan 07

Soda prices are on the rise in Philadelphia — and some flatly refuse to pay

Yasir Ishmael, owner of Station Food Market beneath the El stop at 52nd and Market, says the soda tax is hurting sales sugary beverages -- and also the cigarettes and coffee his customers who drink soda would buy at the store. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Soda prices are on the rise in Philadelphia - and some flatly refuse to pay
    Corey Dorsey has decided to stop drinking soda. It all started last week when the Pepsi distributor came by the cheesesteak shop where he works at 53rd and Market Ssreets in West Philadelphia to make a delivery. They started joking about the city's new tax on soda and other sugary drinks that started Sunday.
    http://www.newsworks.org

  • Richard S. Block Captain -Community Advocate

    This Soda Tax is an economic disaster and is an injustice to poor and middle class Philadelphians, some who haven't had an decent raise in years, who quite often are working 2-3 jobs and barely making ends meet. A recent study I read in an Article in Planphilly noted that "Philadelphia Black neighborhoods are hit hardest by the eviction epidemic".
    To some families these Sugary Drinks are not an luxury staple but are items that are engaged as a necessary food substance, because of its low economic cost.

Jan 07

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

  • Make it! Video it! Share it!

    Mr. Maples is asking for $202.35:
    My students need a green screen and accessories for our media arts class.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment
  • Help Us Project Our Future!

    Mr. Maples is asking for $274.08:
    My students need a portable projector so they can share their media projects.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

Jan 07

2017 SHCA Events

The SHCA board meets at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in 257 S. 45th St. The meetings are open to the public.

    2017 SHCA Events | Spruce Hill Community Association
    The Spruce Hill Community Association is an active and diverse group of residents, students, business owners, and institutions committed to making the Spruce Hill neighborhood a great place to live and work.
    http://www.sprucehillca.org

Jan 05

Avulsionist posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Jan 04

Soda prices rising in Philadelphia — and some flatly refuse to pay

Yasir Ishmael, owner of Station Food Market beneath the El stop at 52nd and Market, says the soda tax is hurting sales sugary beverages -- and also the cigarettes and coffee his customers who drink soda would buy at the store. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Soda prices rising in Philadelphia - and some flatly refuse to pay
    Corey Dorsey has decided to stop drinking soda. It all started last week when the Pepsi distributor came by the cheesesteak shop where he works at 53rd and Market Streets in West Philadelphia to make a delivery. They started joking about the city's new tax on soda and other sugary drinks that started Sunday.
    http://www.newsworks.org

Jan 04

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Unbounded Histories

...The celebration of the magic of music and finding your voice is for all ages, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, Pennsylvania. Catch a "relaxed performance" on January 15, 2 p.m. Related programs and...

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...performance at the Barnes' First Friday! Tango, January 6, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Andrea Hornick and the Barnes Foundation...

...Accompanied by a fully illustrated scholarly catalog through April 9, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Admission is free every Sunday.  The ground-breaking exhibition travels next to the New...

...begins in previews January 10 through February 5 and then goes on a national tour, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Photo by Mark Garvin...

...series "Croatian Rhapsody: Borderlands" is a tribute to his homeland, on display through February 25, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia. Pictured: Hannah Price, Untitled. Photo courtesy of PPAC...

    Weekly Entertainment Guide - Unbounded Histories
    Robin Bloom shares her recommendations for what to do this week in the Philadelphia region! What's Happening "Unbounded Histories" at the Barnes Foundation Consider the works in the Barnes Foundation in a new way with Unbounded Histories, a new site-specific project by Philadelphia artist Andrea Hornick, January 6 through February 19.
    http://www.newsworks.org

Dec 27

Updated Jan 03

Fresh Grocer on Penn campus fights closure, possible change to Acme

"I've already taken a bunch of the fliers and handed them out in the building I live in," said Emmanuel Havens, a customer who lives at 63rd Street and Walnut. "I've given them to 84 people. This place is like a family. We need it here."

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Fliers are being distributed at the grocery store chain's 40th Street and Walnut location, urging customers to contact the University of Pennsylvania and "save our store."

    Fresh Grocer on Penn campus fights closure, possible change to Acme
    The Fresh Grocer on Walnut Street is fighting back. Fliers are being distributed at the grocery store chain's 40th Street and Walnut location, urging customers to contact the University of Pennsylvania and "save our store." - Jason Nark, Philadelphia Inquirer
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 29

Updated Dec. 29th

Dec. 29-          Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214.

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Dec. 30-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Kwanzaa at African American Museum, 701 Arch St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cultural presentations, performances, staqte programs and services. For info: (215) 879-6615.

Jan. 3-             State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Bus Trip to Swearing-In Ceremony, departing at 1435 N. 52nd St., 9 a.m. Lunch. Tickets $20. For info: (215) 879-6615.

Jan. 14-           Phila. Republican Party hosts S. Phila. Trump Inauguration Gala at Toll Man Joe’s, 26 E. Oregon Ave., 7 p.m. Beef, pork, pasta sides; draft beer and wine. Auction raffles, door prizes. Tickets $35. For info: Vince Minniti vminniti16@gmail.com.

Feb. 13-          Union League hosts Lincoln Day at 140 S. Broad St., Lincoln reads Gettysburg Address outside 12 m., Lunch 12:30 p.m., Parade to Independence Hall ceremony follows.

Feb. 18-          42nd Ward Democratic Committee hosts Candidates Morning Out at Aspira Olney HS, 100 W. Duncannon Ave., enter at Mascher & Duncannon, 9:30 a.m.-12 m. Meet & greet committee people, voter...

...Committee hosts Candidates Morning Out at Aspira Olney HS, 100 W. Duncannon Ave., enter at Mascher & Duncannon, 9:30 a.m.-12 m. Meet & greet committee people, voter petition-signing. Refreshments. Candidates...

Mar. 3-           Spirit of Port Luncheon honors Eugene Mattioni at Hilton at Penn’s Landing, 201 S. Columbus Blvd., 11:30 a.m. For info: Christine (215) 940-9900, ext. 104.

    Updated Dec. 29th
    Dec. 29- Kwanzaa 50 th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214. Dec. 30- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Kwanzaa at African American Museum, 701 Arch St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

Dec 29

Pantomine in Sketch: SLEEPING BEAUTY (People’s Light)

...for communicating misunderstood fairy tales which persist even in our time. [People's Light & Theatre, 39 Conestoga Road] November 16-January 15, 2016; peopleslight.org...

    Pantomine in Sketch: SLEEPING BEAUTY (People's Light)
    Sleeping Beauty the Musical Panto by Peter Pryor and Samantha Reading expresses an ageless story. It is an artistic exploration into space, time, and sound. ( Read a review of this People's Light and Theatre pantomine here.) Emily Kaye Lynn, Brendan Norton, and Josh Totora start by rapping, introducing musical icons along the way and mimicking notable faces on album covers.
    http://phindie.com

Dec 27

West Philly residents push for Fresh Grocer (at 40th and Walnut) to stay open

"I've already taken a bunch of the fliers and handed them out in the building I live in," said Emmanuel Havens, a customer who lives at 63rd and Walnut. "I've given them to 84 people. This place is like a family. We need it here."

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West Philly residents push for Fresh Grocer (at 40th and Walnut) to stay open

    Grocery store fights closure
    The Fresh Grocer on Walnut Street is fighting back. Fliers are being distributed at the grocery store chain's 40th and Walnut location, urging customers to contact the University of Pennsylvania and "save our store." - Jason Nark, Philadelphia Inquirer
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 27

  • A Place for Great Writers

    Ms. Zatuchni is asking for $389.89:
    My students need desks and chairs for computers to produce writing!
    Henry C Lea Elementary School Comment

Dec 24

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

  • Chromebooks For Education

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $3388.19:
    My students need Chromebooks so hey can have the newest technology in their classroom.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment
  • Chromebook For Math

    Ms. LaBar is asking for $389.09:
    My students need 1 Chromebook to have technology in the classroom.
    John Barry Elementary School Comment

Dec 23

Holiday hours at assorted local businesses

56th and Chestnut: 6 a.m. – midnight

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Mariposa Food Co-op (49th and Baltimore)

Supreme Shop-N-Bag (43rd and Walnut)

40th and Walnut: Open 24 hours

Coffee Market (45th and Pine)

    Holiday hours at assorted local businesses | West Philly Local
    Posted on 23 December 2016 Here is information on holiday hours and closings for assorted local cafes and stores. We'll update the post as more information becomes available (let us know about your business at: editor@westphillylocal.com or via Twitter @westphillylocal). Mariposa Food Co-op (49th and Baltimore) Dec. 24: 8 a.m.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Dec 23

Defendant takes stand in penalty phase of West Philly triple murder

Her mother was 44, her father was 50, and her aunt was 48 when they were gunned down inside Lorena's Grocery at 850 N. 50th St. on Sept. 6, 2011.

    Defendant takes stand in penalty phase of West Philly triple murder
    Nalik Scott took the witness stand Thursday at his sentencing hearing in a triple murder and told a jury he doesn't feel remorse for the crime - because he didn't do it.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 22

Updated Dec. 22

Dec. 29- Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214.

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Dec. 27- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and SWPDS host Kwanzaa Celebration at Kingsessing Rec. Ctr., 50th & Kingsessing Ave., 6 to 8;30 p.m.

Jan. 14- Phila. Republican Party hosts S. Phila. Trump Inauguration Gala at Toll Man Joe’s, 26 E. Oregon Ave., 7 p.m. Beef, pork, pasta sides; draft beer and wine. Auction raffles, door prizes. Tickets $35. For info: Vince Minniti vminniti16@gmail.com.

    Updated Dec. 22
    Dec. 27- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and SWPDS host Kwanzaa Celebration at Kingsessing Rec. Ctr., 50th & Kingsessing Ave., 6 to 8;30 p.m. Dec. 29- Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

Dec 22

2 convicted in 2011 triple murder in SW Philadelphia

It happened at Lorena's Grocery, located at 50th and Parrish in Southwest Philadelphia, back in September 2011.

    2 convicted in 2011 triple murder in SW Philadelphia
    A Philadelphia jury convicted two men Wednesday in a heinous triple murder. After an hour and a half of deliberations, they found both 35-year-old Ibrahim Muhammed and 35-year-old Nalik Scott guilty of killing corner store owner Porfirio Nunez, his wife Carmen, and sister-in-law Lina Sanchez.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 21

Driver shot execution-style, killed near 51st and Market

Driver shot execution-style, killed near 51st and Market

    Driver shot execution-style, killed near 51st and Market | West Philly Local
    Posted on 21 December 2016 A deadly shooting took place in West Philadelphia late Tuesday when a man was shot multiple times while sitting in a parked car near 51st and Market, according to police. The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m..
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

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