9 hours ago

More claims of tow trap in South Philadelphia prompt investigation

Since our story aired Tuesday night, several people have come to Action News saying they have been illegally towed from Broad Street and Alter.

    More claims of South Philly tow trap prompt investigation
    The investigation into an alleged tow trap in South Philadelphia continues. Since our story aired Tuesday night, several people have come to Action News saying they have been illegally towed from Broad Street and Alter. The City of Philadelphia, though, is not yet ready to agree.
    http://6abc.com

13 hours ago

South Philly Man Says He Captured a Tow Truck Bait Scheme on Video

Chris Norman recorded the incident, which took place near Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Police are investigating.

    South Philly Man Says He Captured an Illegal Tow Truck Scheme on Video
    Chris Norman recorded the incident, which took place near Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Police are investigating. Footage of an alleged tow truck bait scheme is gaining traction after South Philly vigilante Chris Norman posted it to Facebook on Monday.
    http://www.phillymag.com

26 hours ago

Alleged tow trap caught on camera in South Philadelphia

Photos show when Katy Otto parked on South Broad near Alter in South Philadelphia Monday evening, the tow sign had been knocked down - meaning she never saw it.

    Alleged tow trap caught on camera in South Philly
    An alleged tow trap in South Philadelphia involving possible bait trucks and hidden signs is being brought to light by concerned residents, some who have been documenting the towing company's questionable tactics. "I feel like it was a bait," Katy Otto told Action News Tuesday.
    http://6abc.com

2 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

3 days ago

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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 16

PHOTOS: Dozens charged in Pa. drug sweep

Alexa Marra, 19, of the 1400 block of Washington Ave., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (heroin).

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Damon Williams, 38, of the 800 block of 25th St., Altoona, is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (cocaine).

Joseph Rickabaugh, 29, of the 1100 block of 51st St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility (Methadone).

Destiney Brower, 22, of the 600 block of Park Ave., Tyrone, is charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery...

Amber McBride, 22, of the 400 block of 25th St., Altoona, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to deliver or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and criminal conspiracy (heroin).

    PHOTOS: Dozens charged in Pa. drug sweep
    A total of 32 people were charged after a drug investigation, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office announced. The arrests were made in the Altoona area after a year-long investigation. It focused on the distribution of heroin and prescription drugs. Cocaine, ecstasy, bath salts and marijuana were also involved, investigators say.
    http://6abc.com

Aug 15

MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS (Quince): The illogical politics of love

[Studio X, 13th & Reed streets] August 19-27, 2016; quinceproductions.com.

    MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS (Quince): The illogical politics of love
    MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS, the opening show of Quince Productions' sixth annual LGBT Festival, begins like one of those self-mocking drag comedies beloved by audiences everywhere: a big, burly, hairy-but-bald guy is trying to stuff himself into a shockingly ugly violet chiffon gown.
    http://phindie.com

Aug 14

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Aug 12

PPD SVU Community Alert 08-11-2016

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
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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.

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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 07

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Aug 06

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Aug 06

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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 02

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Aug 02

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Jul 31

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Jul 28

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Jul 28

1329 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

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
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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 26

Cop car vandalized during DNC protests

Sgt. Eric Gripp, police spokesman, said the cop car was parked on the 1100 block of South Broad Street in Point Breeze, along one of the main protest routes, at about 2:30 p.m. When the officers went back to their vehicle 15 minutes later, they discovered the vandalism, Gripp said.

    Cop car vandalized during DNC protests
    The Philadelphia Police Department would like to know who went all "Harold and His Purple Crayon" on one of their police cruisers during DNC protests Monday in South Philadelphia. A photo of a Philadelphia Police SUV parked in the middle of a street with a long, squiggly line of red paint along the passenger's side has been circulating around Twitter this morning.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 24

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Jul 20

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