4 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

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Aug 11

Updated Aug 17

Some Philly pools close tomorrow: List of 2016 dates

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147) 

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146) 

This article has 59 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)

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) 

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122) 

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123) 

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)

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) 

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

Aug 01

Updated Aug 17

I DON'T MEAN TO BE TRASHY...

I moved to the neighborhood 8 weeks ago and am distressed by the amount of garbage on the streets. I bought a picker-upper and did a major bagging a few weeks ago and was a lovely, but only, temporary fix. I put in a complaint with SWEEP and we shall see if they respond. I am not a block captain or neighborhood leader but would welcome the company in this mission if anyone else is willing.

  • Hello Pee Bee,

    You said something very interesting when you mentioned that the business pay for the service. I am not sure where you are in Point Breeze, but where I am between Morris and Moore, there are, maybe, 5 businesses in the area and very spread out. Perhaps as the area attracts more commercial interest there will be some movement in that direction.

  • Update:

    I called the 311 line yesterday. The area in the photo that began this post is so filled with trash (again) and as the owner of the property is not stepping in, I decided to take the step recommended by D.M. (see above).

    I spoke with a man named...

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    Update:

    I called the 311 line yesterday. The area in the photo that began this post is so filled with trash (again) and as the owner of the property is not stepping in, I decided to take the step recommended by D.M. (see above).

    I spoke with a man named Alfredo who is so good at his job. Based on my description of the issue, he assessed it to be both a sanitation violation and Illegal dumping and was filing two different cases. Within the next 5 days someone will go to the location, speak to the occupant and contact the owner of the property, give them a warning and explain their responsibility as well as educate them as to best practices when dealing with trash. Then the trash will be cleaned up and if any of the many pieces of trash contains someone's personal address info that person will be ticketed for illegal dumping.

    Should this happen again, he encouraged me to call again (as many times as is needed, he said). The second time the owner will be ticketed.

    Based on my experience, I highly recommend calling 311.

    I'll keep you posted.

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

PPD SVU Community Alert 08-11-2016

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
*****************************************
INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN
Date: 8-11-16

The information provided in this release is preliminary and based on initial reports. The incident details and offender description is derived from ‘flash’ information and is subject to change pursuant to investigation. This information is not to be construed as a sole basis for probable cause or arrest.

Date/Time/Controls Location Details
8/10/2016 @ 10:13pm

16-03-045184

16-3708 900 Lombard St. 42yr old female states while walking along 900 Lombard St. an unk H/M riding a mountain bike put his hand up her dress and sexually assaulted her.

Offender: h/m, med complex., 5’6, stocky build, shorts, light blue polo shirt, black/orange backpack, mountain bike ...NFD

Aug 12

Philadelphia Pools Approaching Closing Dates As Summer Winds Down

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

This article has 59 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)

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)

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122)

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

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)

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)

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 07

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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

Aug 01

Dept. of Second Thoughts: Neighborhood Group Will Drop “Newbold” From Its Name

There’s no clearer sign that a neighborhood is being gentrified than when a group of new residents carves out a little portion of it and gives it a new name. That’s what happened in Newbold, the sliver of Point Breeze that stretches from Broad to 18th and Washington Avenue to Wolf Street.

    Dept. of Second Thoughts: Neighborhood Group Will Drop "Newbold" From Its Name
    The name always riled some longtime Point Breezers. There's no clearer sign that a neighborhood is being gentrified than when a group of new residents carves out a little portion of it and gives it a new name. That's what happened in Newbold, the sliver of Point Breeze that stretches from Broad to 18th and Washington Avenue to Wolf Street.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jul 31

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Jul 27

PPD SVU Community Alert 3rd Police District

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
*****************************************
INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN
Date: 7-26-16

The information provided in this release is preliminary and based on initial reports. The incident details and offender description is derived from ‘flash’ information and is subject to change pursuant to investigation. This information is not to be construed as a sole basis for probable cause or arrest.

Date/Time/Controls Location Details
7/24/2016 @ 11:30pm

16-24-071806

16-3451 1500 N. 15th St. 19yr old female states after having dinner and drinks...

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PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
*****************************************
INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN
Date: 7-26-16

The information provided in this release is preliminary and based on initial reports. The incident details and offender description is derived from ‘flash’ information and is subject to change pursuant to investigation. This information is not to be construed as a sole basis for probable cause or arrest.

Date/Time/Controls Location Details
7/24/2016 @ 11:30pm

16-24-071806

16-3451 1500 N. 15th St. 19yr old female states after having dinner and drinks with an unk B/M she took him to her apartment where he sexually assaulted her.

Offender: 23/b/m, “Anthony”, beard, gray shirt, red shorts, tattoos…NFD
7/25/2016 @ 7:20am

16-19-068525

16-3455 4900 Lancaster Ave. 16yr old female states an unk B/M driving a blue Maxima offered her a ride to school on two (2) separate occasions.

Offender: 40-50/b/m, 5’10, 160lbs, bald, blue shirt, blue jeans, blue Nissan Maxima w/ PA tag: KCB-0593…NFD
7/25/2016 @ 7:30pm

16-03-042072

16-3469 900 Catherine St. 25yr old female states an unk H/M approached her from behind and grabbed her arm.

Offender: 30/h/m, black t-shirt, black jeans, clean shaven…NFD

Jul 24

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Jul 13

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Innovation & Impact Microgrant Volunteers

13 Jul 2016 10:59 am

    Passyunk Square Civic Association " Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Innovation & Impact Microgrant Volunteers
    Uncategorized 13 Jul 2016 10:59 am The Passyunk Square Civic Association submitted a proposal for a Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Innovation & Impact Microgrant in the amount of $1,500, and we won approval for it! The proposal was to purchase and distribute trash cans, brooms and dust pans for take-out businesses in our neighborhood in order to help reduce litter.
    http://www.passyunksquare.org

Jul 13

Bike Tree Tour – Wednesday, August 3

13 Jul 2016 10:58 am

    Passyunk Square Civic Association " Bike Tree Tour - Wednesday, August 3
    Uncategorized 13 Jul 2016 10:58 am Join East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Passyunk Square Civic Association for a bike tree tour Saturday, August 3 , from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm with South Philly tree expert Peter Verrecchia! We'll meet at Capitolo Playground ( 900 Federal St) and start by exploring a few trees on foot for our non-biking friends.
    http://www.passyunksquare.org

Jul 13

Greening and Gardening

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    Passyunk Square Civic Association " Greening and Gardening
    Passyunk Square Civic Association © 2016 | FastTrack made free by Stylish Seven Jeans
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Jul 13

General Meeting – No July or August General Meetings

13 Jul 2016 10:58 am

    Passyunk Square Civic Association " General Meeting - No July or August General Meetings
    Uncategorized 13 Jul 2016 10:58 am There are no July or August General Meetings. Enjoy your summer and stay safe! Read tips on how to stay cool from the City of Philadelphia. South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E.
    http://www.passyunksquare.org

Jul 13

Public Pools Now Open

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    Passyunk Square Civic Association " Public Pools Now Open
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Jul 13

The Democratic National Convention Is Coming

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    Passyunk Square Civic Association " The Democratic National Convention Is Coming
    2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be in town. Most of the DNC will occur at the Wells Fargo Center in the evening between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm . However, a number of smaller caucus and council meetings during work hours at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as well.
    http://www.passyunksquare.org

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

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