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Arrest Made In West Philly Playground Murder

On Monday, police responded to a radio call of a shooting on a playground on the 4000 block of Aspen Street. Upon arrival, police found the victim, Kenneth Williams lying face down, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and back.

35 hours ago

Mantua man charged with murder of neighbor

Police said that at 1:25 a.m. Monday, a report of a shooting called officers to a playground in the 4000 block of Aspen Street.

38 hours ago

Arrest in playground murder

Eric McFarland, 24, of Reno Street near 39th, was charged with murder and related offenses for the death of Kenneth Williams, 24, of Aspen Street near 40th, police said. McFarland allegedly shot Williams in the head and back after an argument just before 1:30 a.m., police said.

Eric McFarland, 24, of Reno Street near 39th, was charged with murder and related offenses for the death of Kenneth Williams, 24, of Aspen Street near 40th, police said. McFarland allegedly shot Williams in the head and back after an argument just before 1:30 a.m., police said.

3 days ago

One dead in West Philadelphia shooting

The incident occurred at N. 41st Street and Aspen Street.

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May 21

Preservation to Demolition: Why Lancaster Mews Matters

According to resident and local property owner Hanley Bodek, 3810 Hamilton Street is the latest house under threat. Over the past three decades, Bodek  – along with his...

Now, there are few vacant lots left in Powelton.  Bodek owns 3808 Hamilton, the adjacent twin to the house now under threat.  He restored the brick house at a time when “nobody wanted these houses.”  Now, there are few vacant lots left in Powelton.

...buildings in the area were completely without flair. The now vanished William Penn Theater at 4063 Lancaster had an auditorium just as glamorous as the (now half demolished) Boyd’s near Rittenhouse...

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36th and Lancaster Avenue, looking south down 36th Street towards the Market Street elevated line station. The line was...

...under demolition. The “Old Quaker Building” on the left survives as apartments. The intersection of 36th and Market Street was the heart of the so-called “Black Bottom” area. Photograph dated November 17, 1947...

...Saffron wrote in her “Changing Skyline” Inquirer column that the 1870s Second Empire building at 3600 Lancaster Avenue may be yet another victim of University City’s “frenzied real estate market...

Lancaster Avenue, which branches out diagonally at the intersection of 30th Street and Market and continues all the way to Lancaster City, is the oldest turnpike in the country...

The street fronts of Lancaster Mews, 3612 Lancaster Avenue, December 12, 1951.

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May 12

Volunteers Needed for Be the SPARQ School Parades, Spiral Q

Thursday, May 21st     Belmont Charter School                   4030 Brown Street

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Thursday, May 14th    Middle Years Alternative School     4725 Fairmount Avenue

Friday, May 15th         Blankenburg Elementary School      4600 W Girard Avenue

Friday, May 22nd         Rhoads Elementary School              4901 Parrish Street

Thursday, May 28th     Locke Elementary School                4550 Haverford Avenue

May 10

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May 07

Busy Day for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

Melissa Littlejohn and Donnell Gales, 35 and 47, 4017 Ogden St., Philadelphia, were arrested April 28 and charged with one count each of Medicaid fraud, theft...

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Serena Gibson, 25, 452 Christian St., Philadelphia, was arrested April 27 and charged with four counts of Medicaid fraud, three counts...

May 06

Wanted: Suspect for Robbery in the 16th District [VIDEO]

...2015 at 9:49 am, an unknown male entered a Family Dollar store located at 4061 Lancaster Avenue and waited in line with a bottle of Pepsi acting as if he was going...

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Apr 22

School bus, transit bus collide in Philadelphia, injuring 6

The agency's system status webpage says Route 31 buses are continuing to run on schedule after the 8:10 a.m. crash at the intersection of Warren and Fairmount streets.

Apr 22

6 hurt in SEPTA bus, school bus crash

The collision occurred about 8:10 a.m. at Fairmount Avenue and Warren Street in the Powelton section, officials said.

Apr 22

SEPTA Bus, School Bus Collide in West Philly

The crash, which involved a Route 31 bus, occurred at the intersection of Warren Street and Fairmount Avenue -- near 42nd Street -- around 8:15 a.m., according to officials.

Apr 22

4 Students Among 6 Injured In School Bus, SEPTA Bus Collision In West Philly

The crash happened at about 8:10 a.m. at Fairmount Avenue and Warren Street in West Philadelphia.

Apr 22

SEPTA Bus, School Bus Collide In West Philly; 7 Transported

The accident occurred near the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Warren Street around 8:30 a.m.

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Apr 19

Police Investigate Preston Street Shooting

It happened around 1 a.m. on 700 block of Preston Street.

Apr 19

Man killed in West Philadelphia shooting

The shooting happened around 1:00 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Preston Street.

Apr 17

Flag of Democracy: Why Philly’s long-running punk band just won't quit

Flag of Democracy is playing Sun., May 3, 7 p.m., with +HIRS+ and Soul Glo, LAVA Space, 4134 Lancaster Ave.

Apr 16

Anti-violence march, rally to be held in Mantua this Friday; panel discussion in Drexel on Saturday

The rally will begin at 6 p.m. with a prayer and introductions at Transfiguration Baptist Church at 3732 Fairmount Avenue, then will proceed to designated churches throughout Mantua, ending at Second Antioch Baptist Church at 912 North 41st Street for refreshments and conversation. 

The rally will begin at 6 p.m. with a prayer and introductions at Transfiguration Baptist Church at 3732 Fairmount Avenue, then will proceed to designated churches throughout Mantua, ending at Second Antioch Baptist Church at 912 North 41st Street for refreshments and conversation. 

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Apr 09

Cops: Girl, 12, Recants Schoolyard Attempted Abduction Story

Police went to Belmont Charter School in the 4000 block of Brown Street at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday after a 12-year-old girl told school officials a masked man tried to abduct her in the schoolyard.

Apr 09

Masked Man Tries to Snag Girl From Schoolyard: Police

The attempted abduction happened around 1230 p.m. in the schoolyard of Belmont Charter School at 4030 Brown St. in West Philadelphia.

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Apr 08

Keep Up the Sweep Up and join PEC in the city wide effort to spruce up Philadelp...

...sprucing up the neighborhood. This Saturday from 9am - 12pm. Meet at the CPTED lot at 41st & Lancaster. Click on the link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4eafaf2da2f58-keep

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