5 min ago

Police: 5 robberies in Philadelphia likely connected; suspects sought

Police say the victims were walking in the 2100 block of Carpenter Street when they were approached by two men who pointed handguns at them. The victims were robbed of their wallets and $146 in cash. The suspects fled north on 21st Street from Carpenter.

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Police say the victim was walking in the 300 block of Fitzwater Street when he was approached by two men. One of them pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet.

Police say the victim was walking in the 700 block of South 9th Street when he was approached by a man who pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.

Police say the suspect got out of a gray sedan in the 1000 block of Fitzwater Street and put a handgun against the chest of the victim, demanding his belongings. He took the victim's iPhone and $60 cash before getting into the car and fleeing east on Fitzwater Street.

The victim was walking in the 900 block of Fitzwater Street when he was approached from behind by two men, one of whom pointed a handgun at him and demanded his belongings.

The suspects took the man's wallet and fled in an unknown direction. The armed suspect later tried to use one of the victim's debit cards at the Wawa at 518 South 2nd Street but the transaction was declined.

    Police: 5 Philly robberies likely connected; suspects sought
    Philadelphia police are on the hunt for at least two suspects after a series of armed robberies in the city. The department's South Detective Division said the five robberies appear to be connected based similarities in the suspect descriptions, locations, and other factors. Investigators released the following details: MARCH 10 at 1:20 a.m.
    http://6abc.com

1 hour ago

Hi neighbors! It’s been awhile. Thought this ...

Hi neighbors! It’s been awhile. Thought this was a good one.

    Point Breeze Dog Park
    Hi neighbors! It's been awhile. Thought this was a good one.
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1 hour ago

Calling all future Tree Tenders: MAY 9 is t...

Calling all future Tree Tenders: MAY 9 is the start of the next Tree Tenders class. In just three Wednesday evenings, you'll become a certified Tree Tender and learn the basics of street tree planting and care. It's very cool and actually super important. $40. The details are here: https://phsonline.org/events/tree-tenders-spring-basic-training-1/

    Tree Tenders Spring Basic Training | Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community.
    https://phsonline.org

1 hour ago

Multiple Robberies 3rd 17th Districts

...17-013868On April 2, 2018, at 11:26 pm, the victim's, while on the 2100 block of Carpenter Street, he was approached by two unknown black males pointing handguns at the them while demanding...

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On March 10, 2018, at 1:20 am @ the victim, while on the 300 block of Fitzwater Street, was  approached by two unknown black males when suspect #1 pointed a handgun at him...

On March 19, 2018, at 11:00 pm, the victim, while on the 700 block of South 9th Street, was approached from behind by an unknown black male, who pointed a handgun at him...

On April 1, 2018, at 11:20 pm, the victim, while on the 1000 block of Fitzwater Street, was approached by an unknown black male who exited the driver’s side door of...

On April 2, 2018, at 9:45 pm, the victim, while on the 900 block of Fitzwater Street was approached from behind by two unknown males. Suspect #1, who was pointing a handgun...

...1 later attempted to use the victim's debit card at a Wawa located at 518 South 2nd Street but the transaction was denied...

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    Multiple Robberies 3rd 17th Districts
    The South Detective Division is investigating a robbery pattern in the 3rd and 17th Districts. This pattern is based on modus operandi, recovered video surveillance, offender description, time of day and the close proximity of the incidents.
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2 hours ago

This is the last week to get early bird ticke...

This is the last week to get early bird tickets for A NICE Night at On Point Bistro. Prices will go up to $65 after April 30th, so don't wait!

    Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary
    Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, Philadelphia, PA. 560 likes · 4 talking about this. NICE, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, helps support excellent education for all children in the...
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2 hours ago

Today is the start of severe weather awarenes...

Today is the start of severe weather awareness week. We are starting off with the topic of tornadoes. For more information on this and other topics for severe weather awareness week, visit https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SevereWeatherAwarenessWeek

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Today is the start of severe weather awareness week. We are starting off with the topic of tornadoes. For more information on this and other topics for severe weather awareness week, visit...
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24 hours ago

Demolition has begun on the old Frankford Chocolate Factory in South Philly, despite preservationist concerns

Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

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150 N 6th Street

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
    https://whyy.org

24 hours ago

Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for ano...

Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for another quiet weather day with pleasant afternoon highs in the mid 60s for most locations and near 60 for higher elevations in the Poconos. We are looking at similar temperatures the rest of this week, with slightly cooler highs Tuesday.

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for another quiet weather day with pleasant afternoon highs in the mid 60s for most locations and near 60 for higher elevations in the Poconos. We are looking at...
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32 hours ago

32 hours ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    COMPLETE RE PLUMB FOR SECOND FL 3 PIECE BATHRROM AND LAUNDRY. INSTALLATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH 2004 PPC.

    2040 SAINT ALBANS ST Issued April 20, 2018 Comment

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43 hours ago

Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

150 N 6th Street

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
    https://whyy.org

45 hours ago

Good Saturday afternoon all. Hope you are enj...

Good Saturday afternoon all. Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather! Temperatures are slightly below average but still mild compared to how chilly this spring has been so far. Have a good weekend everyone!


2 days ago

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Moun...

Outside of a couple of warm days last week, temperatures in April have been well below normal. Though temperatures trend a bit warmer early next week, the last week of April will be at or slightly below normal. Temperatures at or slightly above normal are possible for first week of May.


2 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    ROUGHIN 2ND FLOOR BATH 1-TUB, 1-TOILET, VANITY & SHOWER THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    2047 FEDERAL ST Issued April 19, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    WIRING 6- RECEPTACLES, 4- SWITCHES, 4- LIGHT FIXTURES (AFCI & GFCI WHERE REQUIRED)... IN ACCORDANCE WITH 2008 NEC FOR A ONE FAMILY BUILDING

    2037 FITZWATER ST Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

2 days ago

Good afternoon everyone. After a cool morning...

Good afternoon everyone. After a cool morning, most locations have warmed into the upper 40s to near 50. Saturday morning lows will also be quite chilly but we will rebound to an even warmer afternoon. Freeze warnings are in effect tonight for Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Cecil County in Maryland. For a specific forecast, enter your location on our webpage: https://www.weather.gov/phi/.


3 days ago

Still a little cool and breezy today but it w...

Still a little cool and breezy today but it will be dry with plenty of sunshine. Fair weather with sunshine persists through the weekend into early next week with a gradual warming trend. For local forecast details specific to your location please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.


3 days ago

3 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACED 3/4" WATER SERVICE..... PA ONE CALL #2018-1011616

    2219 KIMBALL ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

Preservationists seek second opinion on Chocolate Factory building in bid to save structure

Feibush, who completed his $15.5 million purchase of the 2101 Washington Ave. property Monday, received a zoning permit for the demolition last week after the Department of Licenses and Inspections deemed it imminently dangerous, based on studies by the developer’s engineers.

    Preservationists seek second opinion on Chocolate Factory building in bid to save structure - Philly
    Preservation Alliance executive director Paul Steinke said he's asked the building's new owner, developer Ori Feibush, to let him tour the building with a structural engineer to see whether the property is actually in bad enough condition to warrant its immediate demolition.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Showers are currently moving into the area fr...

Showers are currently moving into the area from the west. Temperatures will remain warm enough for rain but some snow is likely to mix in for the Poconos and extreme northwest New Jersey. Rain and snow showers should move out of the area by mid afternoon. Winds will pick up as showers move through and will remain blustery through the evening with lows in the mid 30s throughout much of the region and near 30 for the Poconos and northern New Jersey.

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Showers are currently moving into the area from the west. Temperatures will remain warm enough for rain but some snow is likely to mix in for the Poconos and extreme northwest New Jersey. Rain and...
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4 days ago

5 days ago

Good morning! A chilly start to the day with ...

Good morning! A chilly start to the day with temperatures generally in the 30s at this time. However temperatures will moderate to the mid 50s to low 60s by this afternoon under partly to mostly sunny skies. A system will bring some rain and showers tonight into Thursday, mainly north of the I-78, I-80 corridors, but the good news is that dry weather with sunshine is expected for this coming weekend into early next week. For the latest forecast details specific to your location, please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.

    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Moun...

Some minor flooding will continue on the Passaic River at Pine Brook and on the Millstone River at Griggstown. Do not drive around barricades and do not attempt to drive through flooded areas.


5 days ago

Technically, it has been warmer in April than...

Technically, it has been warmer in April than it was in February. Despite a few warm days last week, it hasn't felt that way!


5 days ago

A Freeze Warning is in effect from 2AM thru 8...

A Freeze Warning is in effect from 2AM thru 8AM Wednesday (4/18) for portions of New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania (areas in purple). Temperatures are expected to drop to or below freezing overnight. Take appropriate steps to protect sensitive vegetation. #njwx #pawx #mdwx


6 days ago

Looking to explore Devil's Pocket? We suggest...

Looking to explore Devil's Pocket? We suggest stopping for the lunch special at Thai Square - Graduate Hospital You won't find a better tasting deal in the city! Closest station is at Grays Ferry and Pemberton.

    Indego
    Indego. 2.5K likes. Indego Bike Share is an initiative of the City of Philadelphia and your fun, convenient and affordable way to get around town.
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6 days ago

There is some lingering flooding in NJ early ...

There is some lingering flooding in NJ early this morning. Most of the flooding is minor. However, moderate flooding is occurring on the Millstone River in Somerset County. A Flood Warning is in effect. #njwx

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    There is some lingering flooding in NJ early this morning. Most of the flooding is minor. However, moderate flooding is occurring on the Millstone River in Somerset County. A Flood Warning is in...
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6 days ago

6 days ago

Hope everybody is safe and dry this evening. ...

Hope everybody is safe and dry this evening. As additional rainfall and flooding reports come in, we will update the Public Information Statement (PNS) and Local Storm Report (LSR). Feel free to pass any reports on to us. Although the rain has ended, many of the smaller rivers and streams are still elevated, and in some cases, are flooded. Continue to exercise caution out there!

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6 days ago

It's raining it's pouring don't eat something...

It's raining it's pouring don't eat something boring! Stay dry and have some of Philly's tastiest food delivered to your door. Order Caviar and a percentage of your payment will benefit Chester Arthur. Use this link instead of the ap. http://foca.withcaviar.com/

    Friends of Chester Arthur
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6 days ago

Good things come in trees. As many of you ...

Good things come in trees. As many of you know, East Point Breeze Neighbors participates in the PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Street Tree planting twice a year, in November and in April. This Saturday, April 21, is the day! We, along with our friends at Newbold CDC and West Passyunk Neighbors have a total of 25 trees to stick in the ground, including 10 in the EPBN service area. We need a few more able-bodied neighbors to help dig some pits and plant some trees. If you can volunteer on Saturday morning (around 9:30am), comment here, PM us or email clean@epbneighbors.org. BONUS POINTS if you happen to have a heavy-duty digging shovel, a pick-ax or a push broom that you can bring along! This is a regular Tree Party, and as a great poet once said: After the Party is the Afterparty! All volunteers are invited for pizza and beer post-trees at Brewery ARS! NOTE - our newest neighborhood Tree-Tenders group, Point Breeze Tree Tenders is also planting trees on 21 April. Their "zone" is WEST of 18th street, so if you live closer to that side of the Breeze, give them a shout -With their trees added, we're up to almost FORTY NEW TREES! ANOTHER NOTE - The deadline for November trees is MAY 7! Too much information for this post, so watch this space next week for more info!


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