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$24 Million Loan Arranged for Redevelopment of Former West Philadelphia High School

Colliers International announced today that the company has arranged a $24 million loan for “the acquisition and redevelopment” of the shuttered school building at 47th and Walnut.

...street address leads to a company called Heights Advisors. Their website describes the project at 4700 Walnut as a "gut rehabilitation," and states construction will commence in 2017.  Representatives from Heights Advisors...

    $24M Loan for Apartment Project at Former West Philly High
    The plans call to redevelop the shuttered school building into 298 apartments. The redevelopment of the former West Philadelphia High School into an apartment building has been talked about for some time-the better part of four years-but there has been little to no movement on the project.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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Updates at 46th & Sansom

There's some development brewing on and around the 4600 block of Sansom Street. Last summer, we visited this block to check in on a row of prefabricated apartment...

...range of vacant properties in the immediate vicinity, including 4611, 4612-4620, 4613, 4619, and 4621 Sansom Street as well as 125-129 and 133-135 S. 46th Street. That's fourteen vacant...

...4611, 4612-4620, 4613, 4619, and 4621 Sansom Street as well as 125-129 and 133-135 S. 46th Street. That's fourteen vacant tracts of land, all told. All of these properties were owned...

Construction fences up and equipment on site at 4612-4620 Sansom St.

4613-4619 Sansom St. are also set to be developed, with gas station views!

128 S. 46th St. is the last lot next to the prefabricated housing that we mentioned was completed last...

...in the immediate area to break ground. The second one is a fairly large building (4525 Walnut St.) being developed by University Realty, which, by way of the company's name, we assume...

    Updates at 46th & Sansom
    There's some development brewing on and around the 4600 block of Sansom Street. Last summer, we visited this block to check in on a row of prefabricated apartment buildings. It seems that development has been something of a catalyst for other projects in the neighborhood which have begun construction since.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

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Foot Chase Leads to Police-Involved Shooting: Officials

Police say they responded to a report of a person with a gun on N. 55th and Arch streets at 6:39 p.m. When they arrived they found a man who fit the description of the suspect and chased after him when he allegedly tried to run away on foot.

An officer fired one shot at the suspect but did not hit him. The officers eventually caught the man and took him into custody. Police also say they recovered the man’s weapon on the 100 block of N. 55th Street.

    Foot Chase Leads to Police-Involved Shooting: Officials
    A foot chase led to a police-involved shooting in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

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Police fire at man with gun in West Philadelphia

The suspect was apprehended and a gun was recovered along the 100 block of North 55th Street.

    Police fire at man with gun in West Philadelphia
    Philadelphia police opened fire on a gunman in West Philadelphia. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday at 55th and Arch streets. Police responding to a report of a person with a gun happened upon a man fitting the description. A foot pursuit ensued.
    http://6abc.com

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Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing

            252 N 52ND ST

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    Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing
    Date Time (EST) Address Appeal # 2/9/2016 8:30 AM 1431 N 05TH ST 26513 2/9/2016 8:30 AM 974 N MARSHALL ST 26510 2/9/2016 8:30...
    http://planphilly.com

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West Philadelphia: Five Caribbean Restaurants To Know

Stationed at 41 N. 52nd St. is Sunday Best (top photo). While popular foods like oxtail (above) and jerk chicken are available, other options like snapper and jerk salmon are also offered here. Sunday Best prides itself on authentic and traditional Jamaican cuisine.

On the corner of 55th and Vine streets is Monica Restaurant. As a Dominican restaurant, Monica’s smells of stew chicken. Most...

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Ibis Lounge sits at 5420 Lancaster Ave. The food here has Trinidadian influences, and unlike other places that make the list, Ibis Lounge houses a full bar. People who dine at the lounge and prefer non-alcoholic beverages should try the passion fruit juice. It is a popular item.

At the edge of 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue is Caribbean Cuisine. The family-run business has been open for 15 years. Wade Murray, the owner, prides himself on the authentic Jamaican food his establishment cooks.

    West Philadelphia: Five Caribbean Restaurants To Know
    Cheesesteaks, hoagies and soft pretzels make the list when iconic Philadelphia food is the topic of conversation. However, these three foods are not the only stand-out dishes in the city. Caribbean food in particular blends a variety of spices that satisfy tastebuds.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

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    Mrs. Giuffre is asking for $1167.26:
    My students need a carpet, 3 bean bag chairs, 2 reading pillows, and a listening center to create a warm and inviting classroom library.
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Man critical in West Philadelphia beating, police struck on way to hospital

Police were called out to the area of 62nd and Arch streets around 2:10 a.m. Sunday for the report of a man lying on the sidewalk.

While taking the victim to the hospital, officers were struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 57th and Market streets.

    Man critical in West Philadelphia beating, police struck on way to hospital
    A man is in critical condition after being beaten in West Philadelphia. Police were called out to the area of 62nd and Arch streets around 2:10 a.m. Sunday for the report of a man lying on the sidewalk. Arriving officers discovered a male in his 20s unconscious bleeding from the head and other areas of his body.
    http://6abc.com

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Philly Block Project Events

Lechonera Principe · 235 Cecil B. Moore Ave. · Philadelphia, PA 19122

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PPAC · 1400 N. American St. · Philadelphia, PA 19122

Bringing paper prints? Have up to 10 images scanned at PPAC during normal hours, or at our monthly Philly Block Project meetings. Additionally, we encourage you to drop by our Free Photo Scanning Salon on Saturday, January 23, noon – 4:00 pm at El Cafeito, 1700 N 3rd Street.

    Philly Block Project Events / Philadelphia Photo Arts Center / PPAC
    Artists, neighbors, community partners meet monthly at PPAC to plan Philly Block Project events. These meetings are open to the public. February 9, 5:30 - 6:30pm March 10, 5:00 - 6:00pm April 12, 5:30 - 6:30pm May 3, 5:30 - 6:30pm June 14, 5:30 - 6:30pm July 12, 5:30 - 6:30pm August 9, 5:30 - 6:30pm See South Kensington: Bring photos!
    http://www.philaphotoarts.org

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