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Man shot during possible arson attempt in North Philadelphia

The 39-year-old victim lives on the third floor of a building on the 1600 block of North 21st Street.

    Man shot during possible arson attempt in North Phila.
    A man is hospitalized after being shot in North Philadelphia after being drawn outside by a strong smell of gasoline. Police are now working to figure out if the incident was also an arson attempt. The 39-year-old victim lives on the third floor of a building on the 1600 block of North 21st Street.

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Brewerytown Living updated their cover photo....

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    Brewerytown Living updated their cover photo.

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    Past due: Plan to stop water shut-offs sputters as rate hike looms
    CLS blames TAP's failure to reach more people on a slow and cumbersome enrollment process. For the first group of residents approved for the program last year, nearly half had to wait two months or longer from the time they applied until they were enrolled, according to an analysis by Roger Colton, a Massachusetts-based utility finance expert who is consulting for CLS.

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Opinion: Let's face facts: School shootings a...

Opinion: Let's face facts: School shootings are inextricably linked to white male privilege | Solomon Jones http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/solomon_jones/lets-face-facts-school-shootings-are-inextricably-linked-to-white-male-privilege-solomon-jones-20180523.html

    Let's face facts: School shootings are inextricably linked to white male privilege | Solomon Jones
    In the wake of yet another school shooting - this time in Sante Fe, Texas - it's time for America to accept that this brand of gun violence is inextricably linked to white male privilege. In the 22 school shootings this year where deaths or injuries occurred and suspects have been identified, the majority of suspects have been white males.

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    The Met: Former North Broad opera house will open as new concert venue in December
    North Broad Street's Metropolitan Opera House will open for business as a concert venue in December. Last year, concert promoter Live Nation announced that they had entered a partnership with developer Eric Blumenfeld - who's also behind the revival of North Broad's fabled Divine Lorraine - to renovate and reopen The Met, which takes up a full city block at Broad and Poplar streets, and was built in 1908 by impresario Oscar Hammerstein I.

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Man Shot While Investigating Gasoline Smell in North Philadelphia

The incident reportedly occurred around 4 a.m. on the 1600 block of North 21st Street, in North Philadelphia. According to authorities, the man said he detected a strong gasoline smell coming from his garage, where he saw a gas can and what appeared to be gas poured on the garage door and pavement.

    Man Shot While Investigating Gasoline Smell in North Philadelphia
    Authorities are looking into the incident as an attempted arson. Philadelphia police say a 39-year-old man was shot while attempting to investigate the smell of gasoline outside his home early Wednesday morning. The incident reportedly occurred around 4 a.m. on the 1600 block of North 21st Street, in North Philadelphia.

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Police Investigating Possible Arson Attempt After Man Gets Shot While Checking Gas Odor

It happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the 1600 block of North 21st Street.

    Police Investigating Possible Arson Attempt After Man Gets Shot While Checking Gas Odor
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Authorities are investigating a shooting and a possible attempted arson in North Philadelphia. It happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the 1600 block of North 21st Street. Video Captures Apparent Hammer Attack In Port Richmond Police say the victim, who is a local artist, lives on the third floor.

8 hours ago

Man investigating possible arson attempt shot in North Philadelphia

It happened in the 1600 block of North 21st Street around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

    Man investigating possible arson attempt shot in North Phila.
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE A man checking out the smell of gas in a North Philadelphia garage heard gunfire and then realized he'd been wounded, police say. It happened in the 1600 block of North 21st Street around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

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14 hours ago

Ben Franklin Bridge under construction

Ben Franklin Bridge under construction

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    Ben Franklin Bridge under construction

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    Fiercely contested school choice bill on the move in Harrisburg
    Legislation is on the move in Harrisburg that could give parents more school choices and siphon millions from traditional public schools. Imagine if your child lived in a neighborhood with a poorly-ranked school and so Pennsylvania gave you money to pay for private school or other educational expenses.

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    Philly parking amnesty helped thousands of scofflaws but raised little or no revenue for city
    The long lines of parking violators seeking clemency at the Philadelphia Parking Authority's Filbert Street offices have cleared, but three weeks after the ticket amnesty program officially ended, its value remains a matter of debate.

22 hours ago

A new yoga studio is opening in Fairmount thi...

A new yoga studio is opening in Fairmount this June!

    Fairmount Is Getting a Brand-New Barre and Yoga Studio
    Lumos Yoga & Barre is slated to open in Philadelphia in early June. Unlike some Philly neighborhoods (read: Rittenhouse), Fairmount isn't currently packed to the gills with boutique fitness studios. Personal trainers and group training studios you can find - but when it comes to barre, you don't have a ton of options.

27 hours ago

New bikes lanes coming to Fairmount Park and ...

New bikes lanes coming to Fairmount Park and West Philly; however, it's still a question if a physical buffer to protect cyclists will be implemented. What do you think? Buffer or not?

    New bike lanes coming to Fairmount Park and West Philly
    Just in time for spring: new bike lanes in Fairmount Park and the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The City Council is now considering the long-awaited extension of an existing lane on Parkside Avenue and new lanes in Fairmount Park to allow an easier connection for riders headed downtown via Martin Luther King Drive.

28 hours ago

Crime: 'Jealous' bloodshed: Woman pregnant wi...

Crime: 'Jealous' bloodshed: Woman pregnant with twins is shot on her wedding day, her father is critically injured http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/pregnant-woman-father-shot-hadfield-street-southwest-philadelphia-20180521.html

    'Jealous' bloodshed: Woman pregnant with twins is shot on her wedding day, her father is critically injured
    A Southwest Philadelphia woman pregnant with twins was shot outside her home Sunday night on the day she got married. Her father was also shot after he tried to protect her, police said. Police believe the shooters were part of a group that went to the home with the woman's husband's ex-wife, who a police supervisor believed was jealous.

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    RIP Robert Indiana: A brief history of the LOVE sculpture in Philly
    The world lost one of its most memorable pop artists on Saturday, when Robert Indiana died at the age of 89 at his home in Vinalhaven, Me., according to multiple reports.

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    Lawsuit tied to fatal N. Philly boarding house blaze adds to landlord's legal, financial woes
    In a wrongful death suit, the family of three people killed in a March fire at an illegal boarding house in North Philadelphia is seeking more than $100,000 in damages against the building's landlord, Tyrone Duren, and his business, Granite Hill Properties.

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    PA Ballet Swings Wrecking Ball At North Broad Landmark
    North Broad Street is humming with adaptive reuse projects in various stages of progress. The list of historic building renovations now complete or currently underway is growing and signals long-awaited reinvestment in weary Callowhill. It also presents a glimmer of hope for preserving history and culture in a city beleaguered by unchecked architectural destruction.

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    Soda tax may not be the only school-funding loss if new Pa. House Bill passes | Opinion
    Darrell Clarke: I urge every Pennsylvanian who supports universal pre-K, as well as local solutions to address enormous challenges like generational poverty, to contact their representatives in the General Assembly and urge a NO vote on HB 2214. - Darrell L. Clarke, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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    Inside the Philly courtroom where you're not allowed to speak
    Philly parents have been protesting to seek the removal of Lyris Younge, a Family Court judge who has faced blistering criticism and reversals from state appellate court for violating due process and who is reportedly the subject of a probe by the state Judicial Conduct Board.

2 days ago

Check out this list of tasty treats!

Check out this list of tasty treats!

    The 11 Best Desserts in Philly, According to JBF Rising Star Camille Cogswell
    You might need to plan several trips.

2 days ago

Brewerytown Garden shared Public Interest Law...

    An Ancient Gardening Tool: Putting Adverse Possession to Modern Use | The Legal Intelligencer
    Lean Adviser Legal Think Lean Daily Message "Soon enough being Lean becomes more than an act, it became an operational habit, and then it can become your personal business philosophy." Visit Lean Adviser Lean Adviser Legal Think Lean Daily Message "Soon enough being Lean becomes more than an act, it became an operational habit, and then it can become your personal business philosophy."

2 days ago

The fact that City Hall was constructed in a ...

The fact that City Hall was constructed in a residential neighborhood still amazes me. This photo depicts the various properties that surrounded City Hall at the time. They included houses and apartment buildings. This became a commercial area shorty after City Hall was completed. Construction started in 1871 and was completed by 1901. It took 30 to construct City Hall and by the time it was finished it was out of style and over budget at $24 million dollars. This photo was taken in 1881. Can you imagine 30 years of noise and dust from somebody constructing the tallest and largest building in the world, right in your neighborhood? It was the tallest building in the world at one time. At 548 ft, including the statue of city founder William Penn atop its tower, City Hall was the tallest habitable building in the world from 1894 to 1908. It remained the tallest in Pennsylvania until it was surpassed in 1932 by the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh. It was the tallest in Philadelphia until 1986 when the construction of One Liberty Place surpassed it, ending the informal gentlemen's agreement that had limited the height of buildings in the city to no higher than the Penn statue. It was also the first secular building to have this distinction, as all previous world's tallest buildings were religious structures, including European cathedrals and for the previous 3,800 years the Great Pyramid of Giza.

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    The fact that City Hall was constructed in a residential neighborhood still amazes me. This photo depicts the various properties that surrounded City Hall at the time. They included houses and...

2 days ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/newlywed-pregnant-woma...

Crime: http://6abc.com/newlywed-pregnant-woman-father-shot-in-sw-philadelphia/3501431/

    Newlywed pregnant woman, father shot in SW Philadelphia
    Police are investigating a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia that left a father and his daughter, who is pregnant with twins and was just married earlier in the day, seriously wounded. Police were called shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday after gunfire erupted in the 5800 block of Hadfield Street.

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    This Pa. House bill would prevent local solutions to local problems | Opinion
    On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is expected to give second consideration to a measure that should be of concern to every municipality in the Commonwealth -- particularly cities and towns that try to find solutions to their own challenges, without seeking help from Harrisburg. Legislation (HB2241) sponsored by Rep.

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    Need to appeal your Philly property assessment? Here's how, step by step
    Your 2019 proposed reassessment, came with a "First Level Review" form. Send it in! It's the first step to have your assessment reviewed. You don't need a lawyer to send in the form, due by May 25. - Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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    Philly's Embassy Suites has locked its signature balconies
    Updated 9:30 a.m. Guests hoping for breath of fresh air during their stay at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City are in for a disappointment. Guest room balconies - a defining feature of the circular, all-suites tower just off Philly's tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway - are no longer accessible.

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    A familiar Philly development dilemma hits Mount Airy
    "The ritzier sections of Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy look pretty much the way they did 50 years ago...until now," writes the Philadelphia Inquirer's Inga Saffron. With two completed mid-rise apartment buildings on Germantown Avenue and several more in development, Mount Airy's commercial district has benefited from new shops and a fresh supply of younger residents and millennial families.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared philly.com's p...


    What we can learn from low Pa. primary election turnout, and why it matters that just 1 in 6 Philly voters showed up
    Turnout in Tuesday's primary election was lower in the city than in the rest of the state. Experts cited many reasons for that, and a resultant problem: Uneven voting makes for uneven representation. - Jonathan Lai, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

3 days ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/arrest-warrant-issued-...

Crime: http://6abc.com/arrest-warrant-issued-for-fake-dj-who-claimed-to-know-alicia-keys/3499067/

    Arrest warrant issued for fake DJ who claimed to know Alicia Keys
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a man police say claimed to be a DJ for singer Alicia Keys to gain entry to several Philadelphia area schools. Investigators are now searching for 23-year-old Jerez Stone-Coleman of Brentwood, Maryland.

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    1 in 3 Philly students doesn't graduate on time. To fix that, high schools focus on freshmen
    For the Philadelphia School District, ninth grade academies are an area of focus and a planned $7.2 million investment next school year. Kensington High is in its second year of the model, and it has made a big difference, educators say.

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    Criminal justice explainer: How bail works in Philadelphia
    Wander into room B-08 in the basement of the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice and you'll find a scene that looks like it could have come from a dystopian fantasy. You'll see a courtroom, sealed off from a spectator's gallery by a soundproof glass wall.

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    New bill would protect neighborhood groups from lawsuit-happy developers
    City Councilman Bobby Henon has introduced a bill that would make city funds for insurance available to all registered community groups that hold zoning meetings regarding new development projects in their neighborhoods.

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Opinion : https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018...

Opinion : https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/05/is-housing-americas-next-big-political-issue/560378/?utm_source=citylab-daily&silverid=MzEwMTkyMjYwMTYzS0

    The American Housing Crisis Might Be Our Next Big Political Issue
    Several new advocacy groups have sprung up to push for better housing policies at the state and national level. Their first job: Communicating how significant the problem really is. The advertising executive Michael Franzini, founder of the nonprofit ad agency Public Interest, has created campaigns to fight AIDS, spur Holocaust awareness, and advocate for STEM education.

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    Lost in Committee: State Government Committee strongly partisan under Metcalfe
    In April, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler County, took to Facebook to express his displeasure with several of his counterparts. Along with calling a fellow house member a "lying homosexual," Metcalfe said he uses a partisan approach to chairing the House State Government Committee.

3 days ago

'Tis the season and mark your calendar for en...

'Tis the season and mark your calendar for endless fun with beer, barbecue and games!

    It's Back! Parks on Tap Traveling Beer Garden to Pop Up at 20+ Philly Parks
    Good times are on tap, Philly. Parks on Tap has returned for its third and longest-ever season of bringing alfresco food and drinks to a different Philadelphia park every week. This spring, summer and fall, the uber-popular Parks on Tap brings barbecue and beer to 23 different Philadelphia parks, including Azalea Garden (the season opener!), Belmont Plateau, Schuylkill Banks, FDR Park, Clark Park and many more.

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    Pa. House Republicans grapple with harassment, point a finger at Dems
    State House Republicans are increasing Representative Nick Miccarelli's punishment after deciding his actions constitute retaliation against two women who accused him of physical and sexual abuse - fellow GOP representative Tarah Toohil and another woman who has remained anonymous. However, they're not moving to expel Miccarelli.

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Who doesn't love an adventure or stroll throu...

Who doesn't love an adventure or stroll through the park? Check out some of the hidden gems of Fairmount Park!

    17 hidden gems of Fairmount Park, mapped
    Clocking in at 2,054 acres, Fairmount Park offers a lot of ground to cover. There are the usual haunts, like Boathouse Row and the many historic mansions that dot the park's landscape. But there are plenty more spots, from gardens to sculptures to architectural gems, that are a bit more off the beaten path, yet very much worth the visit.

4 days ago

Try something new with a twist of nostalgia a...

Try something new with a twist of nostalgia and check out the new and improved staples of Fairmount!!

    Fairmount landmarks Bridgid's and Rembrandt's coming back
    Two Fairmount landmarks are on their way back. Reopening May 16 is Bridgid's at 24th and Meredith Streets, under new owner Jose Vargas. Chris Ryan, who opened it 29 years ago, closed it in February and sold the bricks to a partnership. Vargas says he will maintain the name and the general neighborhood-bar ambiance.

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    City Council passes smoking ban, proposes higher fines for absentee landlords
    Certain Philadelphia bus stops will become smoke-free zones. On Thursday, the City Council passed legislation banning smoking at those SEPTA bus stops that have a roof and at least one enclosed side. The new legislation complements smoking bans already in effect inside SEPTA-owned vehicles, commuter rails and transit stations and terminals, except in areas where smoking is designated.

4 days ago

Crime: http://www.phillyvoice.com/us-marshals...

Crime: http://www.phillyvoice.com/us-marshals-issue-10-most-wanted-murder-fugitives-philadelphia/

    U.S. Marshals issue '10 Most Wanted Murder Fugitives' list in Philadelphia
    The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking the public's help in locating its "10 Most Wanted" murder fugitives in the Philadelphia area. The agency's Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force said cash rewards available for anyone with information that leads directly to the arrest of these 10 fugitives, all of whom have active felony warrants for murder.

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    As treasurer tracks down $27M, Domb calls for annual outside audit of city's finances - Philadelphia Business Journal
    Councilman at-Large Allan Domb wants a Big Four accounting firm to conduct an annual internal audit of the city's finances, but the City Controller says that's an unnecessary step. Instead what's needed is better follow-through by the Philadelphia mayor and finance director, she said.


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