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Universal’s Down with the King

...I grew up in South Philly. I went to school at E.M. Stanton School [1700 Christian St.] and graduated from Barratt Junior High School [1599 Wharton St.],” Gamble, who stressed the importance...

...at E.M. Stanton School [1700 Christian St.] and graduated from Barratt Junior High School [1599 Wharton St.],” Gamble, who stressed the importance of making one’s way through life lawfully, said. “You...

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...week to an eager audience of junior and senior scholars at Universal Audenried Charter High, 3301 Tasker St. “I got teased and bullied and called four eyes because I wore a uniform. Then...

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I am looking forward to seeing every leader , resident and stakeholder in the So...

I am looking forward to seeing every leader , resident and stakeholder in the South Philadelphia at this event on Saturday , March 7th , 2015 at 7:00 PM at Gospel Temple Baptist Church.We have families in our community that are struggling and as leaders we must answer the call and come to their aide.

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Neighborhood Gatherings 2-26-2015

17th Police District, 20th and Federal streets, holds a Police Service Area 1 meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the South of South Neighborhood Association office, 1901 Christian St. 215-686-3170. phillypolice.com/districts/17th.

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church holds a Free Clothing & Items Giveaway with items for men, kids, home, ladies, and more 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Feb. 27 at the church, 1415-19 Wharton St. (Bring your own bags). Info: 215-336-8163.

Sicilian Association of Philadelphia holds movie screenings every Wednesday at A.R.S. Club, 1614 E. Passyunk Ave. This week: “The Son’s Room” on March 4. For more info, call 215-681-3129.

Stanton Community Partners holds a monthly meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 2 at the school, 1700 Christian St. info@stantonpartners.org. 

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3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton streets, holds a Police Service Area 2 Meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mummers Museum, 1100 S. Second St.; and a Police Service Area 1 Meeting 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Santore Library, 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-3030. phillypolice.com/districts/3rd.

3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton streets, holds a Police Service Area 2 Meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mummers Museum, 1100 S. Second St.; and a Police Service Area 1 Meeting 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Santore Library, 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-3030. phillypolice.com/districts/3rd.

3rd Police District, 11th and Wharton streets, holds a Police Service Area 2 Meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mummers Museum, 1100 S. Second St.; and a Police Service Area 1 Meeting 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the Santore Library, 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-3030. phillypolice.com/districts/3rd.

Dickinson Square West Civic Association holds a Finance Committee meeting 7 to 8 p.m. March 2 (finance@dickinsonsquarewest.org for location); and a Volunteer Meeting 7 to 7:45 p.m. March 3 at the Mt. Moriah Church, 410 Wharton St. info@dickinsonnarrows.org. dickinsonsquarewest.org.

...blind tasting judges 2 to 4 p.m. March 1 at the Neumann Gorreti Cafeteria, 1736 S. 10th St. ($20 tickets includes salad, bread, dessert and beverage). E-mail april.herring@gmail.com to...

...Hawthorne Cultural Center Advisory Council meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 4 at 1200 Carpenter St. 215-735-1225. info@hecphilly.org. hecphilly.org...

Lower Moyamensing Civic Association holds a Birthday Bash 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at SouthHouse, 2535 S. 13th St.; and a New Caregiver Support Group 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St. lomophilly@gmail.com. lomophilly.org.

Lower Moyamensing Civic Association holds a Birthday Bash 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at SouthHouse, 2535 S. 13th St.; and a New Caregiver Support Group 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St. lomophilly@gmail.com. lomophilly.org.

Marconi Older Adult Center, 2433 S. 15th St., hosts Enhance Fitness 9 a.m. (Free), Learn to crotchet or knit 10:30 a...

Nar-Anon Family Group meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 1121 Jackson St. 215-334-1035.

Passyunk Square Civic Association holds a General Meeting 6;30 to 8 p.m. March 3 at Annunciation BVM Church Hall, 1511 S. 10th St. (Dickinson Street entrance). contact@passyunk.org. passyunksquare.org.

Queen Village Neighbors Association, 405 Queen St., hosts Jazz & Joe (BYO, coffee/tea and sweets provided, donations encouraged) 7:30 to 9...

...7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Gloria Dei Old Swedes’ Church, 916 S. Swanson St.; a K9 Nose Work Free Discussion 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26...

...Work Free Discussion 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Markward Playground, 400 S. Taney St.; and South Philly Green Drinks 6 to 8 p.m. March 4 at Bridget Foy...

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The PSA-1 Police Community Meeting will be held tonight at the SOSNA office at 6...

The PSA-1 Police Community Meeting will be held tonight at the SOSNA office at 6:30pm. Join us to stay informed about the neighborhood!

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PWD broken pipe?

1241 S 15th St has water gushing inside it. Tried to call PWD to simply get hung up on. Not sure who else to notify.

  • I had a similar experience Monday. This was around 10:15 PM -- after waiting on hold for eight minutes. Click, click ... and then a dial tone all over again. The phila.gov/water website lacks a process for reporting these online. Not even a relevant FAQ.

    Fortunately, the owner of the...

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    I had a similar experience Monday. This was around 10:15 PM -- after waiting on hold for eight minutes. Click, click ... and then a dial tone all over again. The phila.gov/water website lacks a process for reporting these online. Not even a relevant FAQ.

    Fortunately, the owner of the building texted me back shortly after PWD's hang-up, and we managed to shut off the water main before the basement flooded more than a few inches.

    Anyway, Jonathan -- don't leave us hanging. What happened?!

    Everyone: what experiences have you had intervening when you hear or see telltale signs of a burst pipe on a neighbor's property?

  • I reported a collapsing street to 3-1-1. When the Water department did not repair, then 3-1-1 provided additional assistance with my call-back. It was fixed but don't know who provided the incentive to actually move on it. I asked: Is the City really looking for a law suit this hard...

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    I reported a collapsing street to 3-1-1. When the Water department did not repair, then 3-1-1 provided additional assistance with my call-back. It was fixed but don't know who provided the incentive to actually move on it. I asked: Is the City really looking for a law suit this hard ? Had a friend with a messed up face from an airbag going off on a big hole. Presumably, newer bags aren't as bad.

    I hope 3-1-1 provides some degree of 3rd party pressure in such cases but I won't be hanging any hats on that theory until I hear otherwise.

  • With respect to 1241 S 15th, the owner's name is Amy Patel, but it's not clear that she lives there from the public record.

    Often the only remedy is for the owner (or someone admitted with the permission of the owner) to enter the property and operate the internal cutoff valve. I own and care for a triplex on 15th Street myself, farther south.
    Do you know if the property is currently occupied?

2 days ago

Please congratulate our board members to their newly elected positions! Vice pr...

Please congratulate our board members to their newly elected positions!

2 days ago

We will be closed tomorrow, February 26th from 12-3pm. Time for some more traini...

We will be closed tomorrow, February 26th from 12-3pm. Time for some more training with Philly 311! We'll be back on Tuesday from 1-7pm, or call for an appointment!

3 days ago

5 #Tips for De-icing Your Sidewalk from the Streets Department. Apply salt as so...

5 #Tips for De-icing Your Sidewalk from the Streets Department. Apply salt as soon as a light accumulation develops. Read our blog to learn more.

3 days ago

Do you have a BIG idea for the neighborhood but don't have the money to make it...

Do you have a BIG idea for the neighborhood but don't have the money to make it a reality?

4 days ago

Silent on Philly Police Scandal, Mayor Guilty by Association

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The mayor has been oddly silent on the case of Mr. Brandon Tate-Brown and the internal conflict between the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Mr. Charles Ramsey, his deputies, his rank and file officers, and even his boss, the celebrity Mayor, Mr. Michael Nutter, have been found guilty of the murder of Mr. Brandon Tate-Brown, perjury, conspiracy to defraud the public and host of other charges brought by the people of Philadelphia in the court of public opinion.

READ MORE @ http://phillyinfocus.com/2015/02/24/silent-on-philly-police-scandal-mayor-guilty-by-association/

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For more information about Unity in the Community , you can log onto our website...

For more information about Unity in the Community , you can log onto our website at www.unityinthecommunity215.com or if you would like to donate to our upcoming initiatives you can click on the donate link at the right of your screen on the website.

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Unity in the Community in collaboration with Universal Companies presents OSOC W...

Unity in the Community in collaboration with Universal Companies presents OSOC Women's History Month Celebration on Thursday , March 19th , 2015 at 5:30 PM at Universal Audenreid High School.We will be honoring some extraordinary women for their accomplishments and community service.Please make plans to join us for a fun filled evening of dancing , poetry , performances and uplifting our women from Philadelphia. Every mother should bring their daughter to this event. This is a free event. @leemazin , @odunde365 , @iamarolemodel , @mone11, @shamaraonline and @osoc_portia #community

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MT @SEPTA_SOCIAL: Please allow extra time for travel. Inclement weather may caus...

MT @SEPTA_SOCIAL: Please allow extra time for travel. Inclement weather may cause delays. Check system status: http://t.co/v009cZXa14

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DBR Ministries in collaboration with Unity in the Community and Town Watch , wil...

DBR Ministries in collaboration with Unity in the Community and Town Watch , will be hosting a free benefit concert at Gospel Temple Baptist Church on Saturday , March 7th , 2015 at 7:00 PM.The proceeds raised during the free will offering will go to the following families that had a fire and etc: The Griffin , Davis , Wilson , Turner and Hewitt families. All the families that were mentioned are from South Philadelphia. Please join us as we try to help these families rebuild their lives.The true meaning of unity is when we can stand as one during good times and bad times. The question that I would like to ask you guys is: Can we count on you to be there?

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Philadelphia Archdiocese schools are CLOSED today due to the #cold. Public Schoo...

Philadelphia Archdiocese schools are CLOSED today due to the #cold. Public Schools are OPEN.

Feb 20

Flaring/smoking has subsided at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. Air moni...

Flaring/smoking has subsided at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. Air monitoring was conducted & there is no impact to the community

Feb 19

Monday, February 23- 7:00 PM at Guerin Rec Center

Come to our first meeting of the year and bring a new neighbor. We will take care of business with our yearly elections at the beginning and then spend some time catching up. Bring a drink or a snack and get to know your neighbors!

Feb 19

For #tips to stay safe and warm this #winter, download our Winter Weather Guide:...

For #tips to stay safe and warm this #winter, download our Winter Weather Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oZ0RhiaxtdcDFGNzZtZGZjZm8/view http://t.co/wGDBP8mTe0

Feb 19

L&I zipped on 19146

...office. It ranks 15th with three other South Philly zip code addresses on the list: 1214 S. 18th St. (fifth), 1227 S. 24th St. (13th) and 1013 S. Seventh St. (16th...

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The 1500 block of South Taylor Street has at least 10 vacant and boarded-up addresses, and the block’s zip code is home to the seventh largest number of vacant properties in the city.

...Fine $5,000.00 Each Offense. Enforcement by the Philadelphia Police Department.” One such address, 1522 S. Taylor St., is high up on a list of the top 20 most dangerous vacant properties, according...

...three other South Philly zip code addresses on the list: 1214 S. 18th St. (fifth), 1227 S. 24th St. (13th) and 1013 S. Seventh St. (16th...

...addresses on the list: 1214 S. 18th St. (fifth), 1227 S. 24th St. (13th) and 1013 S. Seventh St. (16th...

...signs at the corners of 21st and 23rd and Federal streets and several along the 2300 block of Federal Street. But a real sight is the former home of the Barrett Educational Center at 1300...

...Street. But a real sight is the former home of the Barrett Educational Center at 1300-1304 S. 24th St. Caution tape dangles from the handrails along its front steps, and windows are broken open...

Feb 19

If you want to make our neighborhood more beautiful, more walkable, more bike-ab...

If you want to make our neighborhood more beautiful, more walkable, more bike-able come out tonight to SOSNA's Safety Committee meeting! We are in need of some more volunteers who are excited about implementing our Walkability Plan. Check out more info below, and we'll see you at the SOSNA office at 7pm!

Feb 18

Feb 18

The SOSNA Zoning Meeting is tonight at 7pm the SOSNA office- 1901 Christian Stre...

The SOSNA Zoning Meeting is tonight at 7pm the SOSNA office- 1901 Christian Street, NOT at Shiloh Baptist Church.

Feb 18

Check out our two #job openings: Public Information Assistant/Ready Coord. & Haz...

Check out our two #job openings: Public Information Assistant/Ready Coord. & Hazard Mitigation Planning Coord: http://t.co/gaKIDU0ehw

Feb 18

The Most Comfortable Barstools in Philly

1800 Federal St.; 215-334-2337

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125 Walnut St.; 215-253-3777

1200 Market St.; 215-231-7300

2013 Ranstead St.; 215-563-3330

300 S. Broad St.; 215-670-2303

1522 Walnut St.; 267-350-0000

501 N. 13th St.; 215-238-1818

509 S. Second St.; 215-558-2471

Feb 18

The SOSNA office will be open from 11:00am-1:00pm and will close from 1:00pm-4:0...

The SOSNA office will be open from 11:00am-1:00pm and will close from 1:00pm-4:00pm today. We will reopen at 4:00pm until the Zoning Committee meeting at 7:00pm. Check out the agenda for tonight's meeting.

Feb 18

A Building We Liked Got Demolished on Federal Street

Right behind the Nunez Corp. Meat Market, the building at 1702 Federal St. has always had a special place in our hearts. The building seemed like it was...

Feb 18

Hi all, our next meeting is Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 PM. We will elect officers...

Hi all, our next meeting is Monday, Feb. 23rd at 7:00 PM. We will elect officers for the year (since we go snowed out last time.) And we will have snacks and meet and greet time.

Feb 17

Feb 17

With refreezing possible find salting #tips in our #Winter Weather Guide: https:...

With refreezing possible find salting #tips in our #Winter Weather Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oZ0RhiaxtdcDFGNzZtZGZjZm8/view http://t.co/wGDBP8mTe0 #SaltYourSidewalk

Feb 17

Join us tonight at the SOSNA office for the Clean & Green/ Carpenter Green Commi...

Join us tonight at the SOSNA office for the Clean & Green/ Carpenter Green Committee meeting! We have lots planned for both initiatives, but we need more dedicated volunteers to help us build our park and green our neighborhood. Please join us tonight at 7pm at 1901 Christian if you would like to get involved!

Feb 17

Thank You Philadelphia for voting for me as one of the Game Changers. http://phi...

Thank You Philadelphia for voting for me as one of the Game Changers. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/02/17/gamechanger-anton-moore/

Feb 17

Broadway Lights Workshop: 2015 Season

Where: Our South Philly outpost, 1170 S. Broad St. FREE street parking!

Feb 17

ATTENTION NEIGHBORS: Tonight's meeting to discuss the proposed project at 2243-4...

ATTENTION NEIGHBORS: Tonight's meeting to discuss the proposed project at 2243-47 Christian St. is POSTPONED due to weather. Stay tuned for the new date.

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