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TOMORROW- come out and register you bike with the 17th Police District! We will...

TOMORROW- come out and register you bike with the 17th Police District! We will be at Catharine Park (22nd and Catharine) from 10am-12pm to help you sign up!

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Investigation: Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?

It was one turn at the corner of 15th Street and Washington Avenue one month ago that took the life of 29-year-old Sheena White.

26 hours ago

It's time to get the Triangles ready for the fall and winter seasons! We are in...

It's time to get the Triangles ready for the fall and winter seasons! We are in need of some helpers for a clean-up and winter planting this Sunday morning. See you there!

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The gentrification of South Philly

The 1600 block of Latona Street currently has three active and as many pending construction projects. Point Breeze is rapidly changing, and residents are considering consequences. Staff Photo by Bill Chenevert

...of South Hicks Street. Their civic focuses on the southern portion of Newbold: Broad to 18th and Tasker to Wolf streets...

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...homes,” said Levana Layendecker, the president of the Newbold Civic Association and resident of the 2200 block of South Hicks Street. Their civic focuses on the southern portion of Newbold: Broad to 18th and Tasker to...

Claudia Sherrod, the Executive Director of South Philadelphia Homes, Inc., 1444 Point Breeze Ave., has called 21st and Federal streets home for 55 years. So she’s seen a...

26 hours ago

Summer sin

On July 25, personnel from an apartment building at 1232 S. Carlisle St. discovered a burglary and/or theft had occurred. Surveillance video captured the depicted man as the location’s lone unknown visitor from the previous day.

43 hours ago

What price range should stoop repair typically cost for a South Philadelphia rowhomes?

The steps and railing of my rowhome are in need of repairs. I am having trouble deciding if the estimate that I got is typical for repairing broken stones and tiles on my front steps. I must be typing in the wrong kind of search into Google because I have come up with very little information. If you have experience with paying a handyman for this type of repair and have a moment, could share your insight?

2 days ago

Join us on Halloween for trick or treating and chatting about the neighborhood....

Join us on Halloween for trick or treating and chatting about the neighborhood. Bring a bag of candy, or just yourself to Guerin Recreation Center at 5:00 on Friday.

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Trick or Treat at Guerin Rec Center with Newbold Civic Association

Newbold Civic Association will be giving out candy and letting you know our upcoming events from now until the end of the year. Come by and get some treats and hang out to chat about the neighborhood.

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3 days ago

Our Green and Clean Committee will be meeting tonight at the CDC (1155 S. 20th S...

Our Green and Clean Committee will be meeting tonight at the CDC (1155 S. 20th Street) at 6:30. We'll be finalizing the date for our next neighborhood cleanup, and we're always looking for volunteers. Join us!

3 days ago

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the Newbold Civic Association meet...

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the Newbold Civic Association meeting and Philadelphia Water Department rain barrel workshop. If you missed it, sign up for another upcoming workshop here: http://www.phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrel

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3 days ago

Please join us for our "Operation Holiday Help" initiative. https://www.youtube....

Please join us for our "Operation Holiday Help" initiative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CgXWawW6Mk

3 days ago

We're looking forward to hosting our Thanksgiving Giveback this year. https://ww...

We're looking forward to hosting our Thanksgiving Giveback this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7c3QqCAv_w

3 days ago

Last year we teamed up with Meek Mill to produce a turkey and coat giveaway for...

Last year we teamed up with Meek Mill to produce a turkey and coat giveaway for the community at Vare Recreation Center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNA2adG6EuY

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Thanks for all the help yesterday at the Melrose Garden! It looks great! - Newbo...

Thanks for all the help yesterday at the Melrose Garden! It looks great! - Newbold CDC

5 days ago

Looking for something fun to do outside on this beautiful fall day? Check out Pu...

Looking for something fun to do outside on this beautiful fall day? Check out Pumpkin Painting at the Triangles this afternoon from 1-3pm! Bring the kids by to decorate a pumpkin and enjoy a frozen treat from our friends at the Igloo!

5 days ago

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5 days ago

This Public Safety Issue Is a Big Deal to Some Philadelphians and Irrelevant to Others

Last month, on Labor Day, when more than twenty Point Breeze residents were protesting the selling of illegal BB guns to minors, the main concern on everyone’s mind was that police officers would mistake these toys guns for the real thing and shoot – or kill – an innocent person.

Since that protest – which resulted in the store closing for the day and agreeing to no longer sell the illegal product(s) – that concern has been repeatedly expressed by...

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Last month, on Labor Day, when more than twenty Point Breeze residents were protesting the selling of illegal BB guns to minors, the main concern on everyone’s mind was that police officers would mistake these toys guns for the real thing and shoot – or kill – an innocent person.

Since that protest – which resulted in the store closing for the day and agreeing to no longer sell the illegal product(s) – that concern has been repeatedly expressed by activist Anton Moore: the first time at a town hall meeting in South Philadelphia; the second time at a closed door session in the City Hall Caucus Room; the third time at the Police Advisory Commission and the fourth time in City Council chambers, testifying in front of the public safety committee.

According to Mr. Moore, all of the members of City Council showed concern, but only Councilman Jim Kenney called out Licenses and Inspections for their negligence in tracking the sales of BB guns.

The entire time Mr. Moore was trying to prevent an unnecessary officer-involved shooting, he didn’t realize that Philadelphia police had already fired their weapons on citizens who only had toy guns.

A memo from Kelvyn Anderson, Executive Director, Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, reveals that from 2007-2013, there’s been seven officer-involved shootings where the assailant was in the possession of a BB gun.

Out of the seven incidents, two of them resulted in injuries and officers missed the offender(s) in 5 of the incidents. These incidents occurred in the 3rd, 15th, 18th, 22nd and 25th Philadelphia Police Districts.

READ MORE @ www.PhillyinFocus.com: search "BB Guns."

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Our monthly meeting is on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:00PM at Guerin Recreation Center....

Our monthly meeting is on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:00PM at Guerin Recreation Center. We are hosting a Rain Barrel workshop with the Philadelphia Water Department and Philadelphia Horticulture Center. Please register online so we have enough materials for everyone. Come to find out how to get a free rain barrel.

6 days ago

The scheduled Business Socials have been suspended and will be rescheduled under...

The scheduled Business Socials have been suspended and will be rescheduled under a new format. We'll be posting information soon.

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Oct 23

Suspect sought in Point Breeze apartment burglary

It happened on July 25 inside an apartment building on the 1200 block of South Carlisle street.

Oct 23

Tonight at the SOSNA Office: the Police Community Meeting. Directly following th...

Tonight at the SOSNA Office: the Police Community Meeting. Directly following the Police Community Meeting we will be hosting a Town Watch Group Patrol for those of you interested in joining Town Watch!

Oct 23

Burglary 1232 S Carlisle St DC# 14 17 030211

Burglary 1232 S Carlisle St DC# 14 17 030211

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Oct 23

Neighborhood gatherings 10-23-2014

...a Police Service Area 1 meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the SOSNA office, 1901 Christian St.; a Community Meeting with police chaplains 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the District; and...

Newbold Neighbors Association holds a General Meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments, 1401 S. 16th St. president@newboldneighbors.org. newboldneighbors.org.

Passyunk Square Civic Association hosts the South Philly Language Exchange Open Table 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Taquitos de Puebla, 1149 S. Ninth St.; and a Flea Market 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Columbus Square Park, 12th and Reed streets. contact@passyunk.org. passyunksquare.org.

St. Charles Senior Community Center, 1941 Christian St., celebrates national accreditation 11 a.m. Oct. 24 with guests state Rep. Jordan Harris and 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.

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1st Police District, 24th and Wolf streets, holds a Police Service Area 2 meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Barry Playground, 1800 Bigler St. 215-686-3010. phillypolice.com/districts/1st.

1st Police District, 24th and Wolf streets, holds a Police Service Area 2 meeting 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Barry Playground, 1800 Bigler St. 215-686-3010. phillypolice.com/districts/1st.

Bella Vista Neighbors Association holds a free Pumpkin Painting 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 outside the Palumbo Rec. Center, 10th and Fitzwater streets. 215-627-0057. info@btw.org. bvtw.org.

Christ Church,  10th and Kimball streets, holds a Flea Market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25. Call 215-389-2281 or 267-549-8404 for more info.

Friends of Hawthorne Park hold a meeting 6:30 Oct. 27 at the park, weather permitting (12th and Catharine streets), and at the Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St., if it’s cold or rainy.

Friends of Hawthorne Park hold a meeting 6:30 Oct. 27 at the park, weather permitting (12th and Catharine streets), and at the Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St., if it’s cold or rainy.

Girard Estate Area Residents host a Halloween Fall Fest noon-4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Girard Park, 2101 W. Shunk St. Costumes encouraged and there will be refreshments, a disk jockey, dance contest and pumpkin patch.

Lower Moyamensing Civic Association holds a Zoning and Planning Meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Fumo Family Branch Library, 2437 S. Broad St. lomophilly@gmail.com. lomophilly.org.

Passyunk Square Civic Association hosts the South Philly Language Exchange Open Table 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Taquitos de Puebla, 1149 S. Ninth St.; and a Flea Market 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Columbus Square Park, 12th and Reed streets. contact@passyunk.org. passyunksquare.org.

Queen Village Neighbors Association, 405 Queen St., hosts a Halloween Party with QVK9 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at O’Neals Pub, 611 S. Third St. 215-339-0975. info@qvna.org. qvna.org.

Queen Village Neighbors Association, 405 Queen St., hosts a Halloween Party with QVK9 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at O’Neals Pub, 611 S. Third St. 215-339-0975. info@qvna.org. qvna.org.

South Broad Street Neighborhood Association holds the Great Pumpkin Carve No. 3 noon-3 p.m. Oct. 25 in front of Jefferson Methodist Hospital, 2301 S. Broad St. rettuzp@comcast.net. sbsna.org.

...Triangle Treat Pumpkin Painting 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Grays Ferry Triangle, 23rd and South streets; and a Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at its office...

West Passyunk Neighbors Association calls for volunteers to help spread compost and plant flowers and bulbs at the Melrose (16th Street and West Passyunk Avenue) and Lambert (West Passyunk Avenue and Wolf Street) gardens 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25. westpassyunk.blogspot.com.

West Passyunk Neighbors Association calls for volunteers to help spread compost and plant flowers and bulbs at the Melrose (16th Street and West Passyunk Avenue) and Lambert (West Passyunk Avenue and Wolf Street) gardens 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25. westpassyunk.blogspot.com.

Whitman Council holds a service area meeting with a rain barrel workshop by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s basement, 2329 S. Third St. whitmancouncil.org.

Oct 23

Kicking healthy beats at Audenried

...the program during last year’s debut season, teaching a dance class at Chew Playground, 1800 Washington Ave., said. “So you’ll always get a verse, you’ll get a chorus, you’ll...

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...hop at 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 8 at Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St. The other classes span his district, including parts of Southwest and West Philly, as well...

...won’t be the same as those one may have seen at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., but attendees will learn how to shake it to current hits, such as Jessie J...

...do something to occupy their time and not loiter or be idle,” the resident of Fifth and Mifflin streets said. “And it’s a fun way to just engage people. I think dance...

Townsend, who also teaches group fitness classes at LA Fitness, 2425 S. 24th St., and Club Metro, 330 Oregon Ave., has participants, like Merrel Driver, of Southwest Philly, and...

...330 Oregon Ave., has participants, like Merrel Driver, of Southwest Philly, and Sharon Green, of Fourth and Tree streets, who are such big fans of his efforts that they can’t resist the...

Oct 23

Wanted: Suspect for Burglary in the 17th District [VIDEO]

On July 25, 2014, a burglary and or theft was discovered inside an apartment building located at 1232 South Carlisle Street. Surveillance video recovered depicted a person of interest as the only unknown visitor inside the building on 24, 2014.

Oct 23

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      1000 Block S. 17th St. October 20, 2014 @ 5:36 p.m. Comment

Oct 22

Don't forget the School Fair is this evening from 5-7PM at The Franklin Institut...

Don't forget the School Fair is this evening from 5-7PM at The Franklin Institute. It is a great opportunity to get information on the many different schooling options for your children! Also, you can get FREE entry to The Franklin Institute if you are there today for the School Fair Event!

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Oct 22

#Flashmeal this Thursday at Pizzeria Pesto! 7PM with Newbold CDC

#Flashmeal this Thursday at Pizzeria Pesto! 7PM with Newbold CDC

Oct 21

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