3 hours ago

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!

26 hours ago

Branching out 10-30-2014

Queen Memorial Branch: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 4; LEGO Club 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 1201 S. 23rd St. 215-685-1899.

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...All Levels 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3; Chess Club 2 p.m. Nov. 5. 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766...

Fumo Family Branch: Civics Course 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov.4; Sleepy-time Stories 10 a.m. Nov. 1; Storytime and Music for Toddlers 10 a.m. Nov. 4. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758.

...Mayor, with special guest Lynne Abraham, reads from “Proof Positive” 7 p.m. Nov. 5. 1901 Vine St. 215-686-5322...

Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Branch: Let’s Speak English: English Conversation for International Adults 3:30 p.m. and Yoga for Adults 6:15 p.m. Oct. 30; Computer Tutorials for Adults and Seniors noon Nov. 3; LEAP After School Activities 3-5:30 p.m. daily. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755.

...Yoga for Children 5:30 p.m. and Adults 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685- 1754...

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!

26 hours ago

The gentrification of South Philly

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...

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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

...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...

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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.

Oct 23

Branching out 10-23-2014

Queen Memorial Branch: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 and 28; LEGO Club 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24. 1201 S. 23rd St. 215-685-1899.

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...Language Class 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Chess Club 2 p.m. Oct. 29. 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766...

Fumo Family Branch: Civics Course 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and 28; Sleepy-time Stories 10 a.m. Oct. 25; Storytime and Music for Toddlers 10 a.m. Oct. 28; Haunted House 4 p.m. Oct. 29. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758.

...m. and the Mysterious Travelers Concert Series featuring Mike Cemprola 7 p.m. Oct. 29. 1901 Vine St. 215-686-5322...

Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Branch: Let’s Speak English: English Conversation for International Adults 3:30 p.m. and Yoga for Adults 6:15 p.m. Oct. 23; Computer Tutorials for Adults and Seniors noon Oct. 27; LEAP After School Activities 3-5:30 p.m. daily. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755.

...Yoga for Children 5:30 p.m. and Adults 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754...

Oct 23

Around South Philly 10-23-2014

Photo 4: Unity in the Community, helmed by 2011 South Philly Review Difference Maker Anton Moore, teamed with Diversified Community Services Oct. 11 for a coat and uniform drive at the Mamie Nichols Center, 1529 S. 22nd St.

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Photo 1: Passyunk Square’s Gold Star Park, Seventh and Wharton streets, prepped for Halloween hullabaloo Sunday with a well-received party.

Photo 2: Actor Chazz Palminteri served as Grand Marshal for Oct. 12’s Columbus Day Parade along South Broad Street. The celebration included a six-hour festival at Marconi Plaza, 2700 S. Broad St.

Photo 3: Nobody could knock knowledge Oct. 3, as the Friends of Mifflin Square Park held its second annual Read-a-thon at the space, Sixth and Ritner streets.

Photo 5: The American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., welcomed the New York City Swedish Church Choir Oct. 12 for an afternoon celebration of their Nordic land’s tunes.

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

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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!

Oct 21

TRANSPORT NEEDED! Dimoni (male Boston Terrier) needs to be picked up from the H...

Toby & Todd (male cats) need to be picked up from RPHQ (1328 S 24th St) between 7:30-8am and dropped off at PSPCA (350 E Erie Ave) before 8:30am. They will then need to be picked up between 3:30-7:30pm and returned to RPHQ. This can be done any day this week, but the sooner the better.

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Dimoni (male Boston Terrier) needs to be picked up from the Hyatt Place in KOP, (440 American Ave) TOMORROW, Wed 10/22, between 7-8am and dropped off at PAWS Grays Ferry between 8-9am. He will then need to be picked up between 4-5pm and returned to his owners at the Hyatt Place in KOP.

Toby & Todd (male cats) need to be picked up from RPHQ (1328 S 24th St) between 7:30-8am and dropped off at PSPCA (350 E Erie Ave) before 8:30am. They will then need to be picked up between 3:30-7:30pm and returned to RPHQ. This can be done any day this week, but the sooner the better.

Oct 21

SOSNA Dines Out is TONIGHT! Bring your tickets and your appetite! -Didn't get yo...

SOSNA Dines Out is TONIGHT! Bring your tickets and your appetite! -Didn't get your tickets yet? Don't worry, ticket sales are open until this afternoon!

Oct 20

The only way to cure the Monday blues is planning for the next weekend! Are you...

The only way to cure the Monday blues is planning for the next weekend! Are you looking for something fun and festive to do with the kids on Sunday? Check out the Triangles Pumpkin painting event on October 26th!

Oct 20

Want to read more before the Roadmap for Growth Community Meeting happening TONI...

Want to read more before the Roadmap for Growth Community Meeting happening TONIGHT at Shiloh Baptist? Join the online discussion! Make sure YOUR ideas make it to the ears of the future leaders of the City of Philadelphia.

Oct 20

Tonight, at Shiloh Baptist Church! We would like to hear your ideas surrounding...

Tonight, at Shiloh Baptist Church! We would like to hear your ideas surrounding job creation, economic growth, and an agenda for city government!

Oct 20

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Oct 19

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Oct 19

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Oct 18

Cops: Teen charged in Aug. slaying

McCrea, of 27th Street near Wolf, faces murder, conspiracy and related offense in the fatal shooting of Damien James, who was gunned down Aug. 20  outside a family friend’s house on 21st Street near Dickinson.

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Qudair McCrea, 17, was arrested Thursday at a home on Westmoreland Street near 20th in Tioga, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman.

McCrea, of 27th Street near Wolf, faces murder, conspiracy and related offense in the fatal shooting of Damien James, who was gunned down Aug. 20  outside a family friend’s house on 21st Street near Dickinson.

Oct 17

Branching out 10-16-2014

Queen Memorial Branch: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 and 21; LEGO Club 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17. 1201 S. 23rd St. 215-685-1899.

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...Language Class 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21; Chess Club 2 p.m. Oct. 22. 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766...

Fumo Family Branch: Book Club 1 p.m. and Civics Course 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16; Sleepy-time Stories 10 a.m. Oct. 18; Storytime and Music for Toddlers 10 a.m. Oct. 21. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758.

...reads from “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Cost: $7-$15. 1901 Vine St. 215-686-5322...

Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Branch: Let’s Speak English: English Conversation for International Adults 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Computer Tutorials for Adults and Seniors noon Oct. 20. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755.

Whitman Branch: Wee Ones Storytime 10 a.m. and English as a Second Language Class 10 a.m. and Ready to Read Storytime 11 a.m. Oct. 16; Gaming Club 2 p.m. Oct. 18; English as Second Language Class 10 a.m. Oct. 21; Yoga for Kids 5:30 p.m. and adults 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754.

Oct 16

In celebration of a beautiful summer and fall in the PHS Pop Up Garden, they inv...

In celebration of a beautiful summer and fall in the PHS Pop Up Garden, they invite you to the Closing Party in the urban oasis on South Street. They'll raise a glass and toast their many guests, sponsors and partners. Come out and enjoy the garden on South Street one last time!

Oct 16

Oct 16

A hot situation

...35 a.m. Friday to a call of a person screaming, police ventured to the 2100 block of Reed Street and learned from the occupant that a former lover had supposedly entered her residence by...

...and she called the police, who observed a man matching her provided description on the 2100 block of Dickinson Street. Following positive identification by the complainant and the recovery of evidence from his person, they...

...complainant and the recovery of evidence from his person, they arrested Charles Carson, of the 2200 block of Dickinson Street. The 48-year-old had not posted his $50,000 bail as of press time...

Oct 16

Unity in the Community Coat and Uniform Drive 2014

Unity in the Community Coat and Uniform Drive 2014

Oct 16

Join Baby Wordplay's Little Theater for fun at The Triangle this Saturday from 1...

Join Baby Wordplay's Little Theater for fun at The Triangle this Saturday from 10am til 2pm. Child-oriented products for sale, food, music, storytelling and more!

Oct 16

Murder trial ordered for two men arrested for stray-bullet killing of child

Yesterday, Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni ordered Ruffin, 22, of Wharton Street near 24th in South Philadelphia, and his alleged accomplice, Douglas Woods, 22, of Ellsworth Street near 17th in Point Breeze, to stand trial for murder, three counts of attempted murder and related crimes.

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Yesterday, Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni ordered Ruffin, 22, of Wharton Street near 24th in South Philadelphia, and his alleged accomplice, Douglas Woods, 22, of Ellsworth Street near 17th in Point Breeze, to stand trial for murder, three counts of attempted murder and related crimes.

Oct 15

Dines Out is back! October 21st we will be dining out at Miles Table! Vegetarian...

Dines Out is back! October 21st we will be dining out at Miles Table! Vegetarian options and dessert included! And don't forget it's a BYOB!

Oct 15

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