5 hours ago

Grays Ferry's own Seamus Patrick Banning help...

Grays Ferry's own Seamus Patrick Banning helped organize a "Fundraiser in Center City to help bar staff out of work due to water main break" ~ Good Looking Out!

    Fundraiser in Center City to help bar staff out of work due to water main break
    On July 14, there will be a fundraiser at Ashton Cigar Bar for the bar staff of Time and Bar, which both experienced flooding when a 48-inch transmission main broke near Sansom and Juniper Streets on July 3. The water main break relief fundraiser in Center City will run 9 p.m.
    https://www.phillyvoice.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

Jul 07

This is a message from ReadyPhiladelphia. W...

This is a message from ReadyPhiladelphia. WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU HEAR THE COMMUNITY ALERT SIRENS? The following information regarding the Community Alert Siren System is intended for residents and businesses in South and Southwest Philadelphia nearest the refinery to advise everyone what to do when the sirens sound. The sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon for 30 seconds. In the event of a real emergency, the siren sounds continuously for three minutes. Residents are advised to follow Shelter-in-Place advisories whenever the sirens sound. The Shelter-in-Place information below will guide you and your family about what precautions to take in the unlikely event of a release from the refining complex or from a rail or truck accident anywhere in the community. We hope that you will find the information useful, and that you will share it with your family, friends and neighbors. 1) DO NOT PANIC BUT GO INSIDE IMMEDIATELY. 2) CLOSE ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS. 3) TURN OFF VENTILATION SYSTEM. 4) GO TO AN EASILY SEALED ROOM AND STAY THERE. 5) TUNE RADIO TO KYW 1060 (AM) FOR INSTRUCTIONS. 6) WAIT FOR THE "ALL CLEAR" BROADCAST. There are currently 11 sirens located throughout South and Southwest Philadelphia. Pepper Middle School, 82nd and Lyons Eastwick Library, Island Ave. & Lindbergh Finnegan's Playground, 70th and Grovers Connell Park, 65th & Grays Bartram's Village, 56th and Lindbergh Recreation Center, 48th & Woodland Fire House, 32nd and Grays Ferry JFK Annex, 25th & Morris Passyunk Library, 20th and Shunk FDR Park, 20th and Pattison PES Refining Complex, 28th & Passyunk If you SEE, HEAR, or SMELL something you think is coming from the refining complex, contact the PES Communications Center at 215-339-2286.

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Jul 06

Tire Round-Up projects promote neighborhood c...

Tire Round-Up projects promote neighborhood clean-ups and beautification efforts that stimulate civic pride. Registered participants will be reimbursed 50¢ for each illegally discarded tire brought to the drop- off site. The tire drop-off limit will be 1,000 tires per group. https://www.philadelphiastreets.com/sanitation/residential/tire-round-up-program/

    Philadelphia Streets:
    In 1995, the Streets Department's Sanitation Division developed the Tire Round-Up Program to address the serious problem of illegally discarded tires in the city of Philadelphia. The program is designed to remove illegally discarded tires from the city streets, sidewalks, parks, alleys, and riverbanks.
    https://www.philadelphiastreets.com

Jul 06

Fish Fry Fundraiser for South Philly Fire Victims Sun 07-08-2018

Fish Fry Fundraiser for South Philly Fire Victims Sun 07-08-2018

Jul 04

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Row Hous...

    Row House Recollections
    Row House Recollections. 7.8K likes. Get the RHR Book at http://www.lulu.com/shop/jim-cullen/row-house-recollections/paperback/product-20008094.html
    https://www.facebook.com

Jul 04

Jul 03

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared NBC10 Ph...

That explains the low water pressure.

    NBC10 Philadelphia
    That is water pouring onto Center City Philly streets this morning due to a major water main break that has roads closed & power out: http://on.nbc10.com/vYOm2gG
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Jul 03

Jun 30

Please check on friends , family members and ...

Please check on friends , family members and neighbors who may not have AC.

    City of Philadelphia issues Code Red due to dangerous heat
    The City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Red due to the extremely hot conditions. During a Code Red, the city increases outreach to help keep homeless Philadelphians safe. If you see someone on the street, you are asked to call the outreach team at (215) 232-1984.
    http://6abc.com

Jun 29

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared philly.c...

    Sweeping Comcast outage reported on social media
    Comcast television and internet services have crashed throughout Philadelphia and the northeastern United States, according to social media and the website downdetector.com. The website shows a big red splotch and a spike in complaints around 12:30. Many Xfinity customers say that Comcast's customer phone lines also crashed.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 28

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Philadel...

    Philadelphia Police Department
    Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 182K likes. The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is the nation's fourth largest police...
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Jun 26

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared The Fres...

    The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry
    The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry. 3,011 likes · 47 talking about this · 686 were here. Full service supermarket featuring a wide variety of quality items...
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Jun 22

Forgotten Neighborhood: Wrightsville

28th Street & Passyunk Avenue

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

Butt-Fugly Building: 2nd and Bainbridge

    Forgotten Neighborhood: Wrightsville
    28th Street & Passyunk Avenue I bet you've never even heard of Wrightsville, but you've probably driven by a bunch of times. This little community has an interesting history. Read all about it at Naked Philly! Also: there's plenty of spaces left on my next Fishtown Corridors Tour! Sign up HERE!
    http://philaphilia.blogspot.com

Jun 22

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Stop the Violence Community Summit Fri June 22nd 2018

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Will host a summit to address the senseless shootings in our neighborhoods. Meeting place: 12th & Fitzwater St. Time: 3:45 PM Friday, June 22, 2018 Be prepared to ask questions and interject solutions

Jun 21

Friends of Lanier Meeting will be tonight at ...

Friends of Lanier Meeting will be tonight at Vare Recreation Center in the air conditioned gym at 6:30.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Grays Ferry Civic Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 649 likes. The GFCA is committed to bring service and a sense of community to our neighbors regardless of race, religion, political views or...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 20

Man, 61, shot and killed in South Philadelphia

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near Wilson Park Homes on the 2100 block of Taney Terrace.

    Man, 61, shot and killed in South Philadelphia
    Police are investigating the shooting death of a 61-year-old man in South Philadelphia. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near Wilson Park Homes on the 2100 block of Taney Terrace. Arriving officers found the 61-year-old man lying in the road with a gunshot wound in the chest.
    http://6abc.com

Jun 19

Friends of Lanier Group meeting for Thursday,...

Friends of Lanier Group meeting for Thursday, 21st June @6:30 PM at St Gabriel’s Hall lower level. Agenda: prepare, organized and plan the ribbon cutting for our Grand Opening for Saturday, 4th August (1pm to 5pm).

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Friends of Lanier Group meeting for Thursday, 21st June @6:30 PM at St Gabriel's Hall lower level. Agenda: prepare, organized and plan the ribbon cutting for our Grand Opening for Saturday, 4th...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 18

1st Police District Stop the Violence Peace Rally Event Tuesday June 19th 2018 7pm 25th & Jackson St

1st Police District Stop the Violence Peace Rally Event Tuesday June 19th 2018 7pm 25th & Jackson St

Jun 18

On Tuesday, 19th June at 6pm location Conswi...

On Tuesday, 19th June at 6pm location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore Apts (Cafeteria area). 17th Police District (Police Service Area) PSA 2 monthly meeting for the Grays Ferry and Tasker communities with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and our PPD 17th District Lt. Jennifer Foster. Please bring your concerns, questions, solution and most important stay involved to what is going on in your Neighborhood. Lt. Jennifer Foster will give the crime report.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    On Tuesday, 19th June at 6pm location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore Apts (Cafeteria area). 17th Police District (Police Service Area) PSA 2 monthly meeting for the Grays Ferry and Tasker...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 18

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Philadel...

    Philadelphia Police Department
    We are looking for the best and brightest recruits to become a member of the fourth largest police department in the nation. Please take a few moments to find out more information on this website...
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Jun 18

Officer Making It Safer for Senior Citizens

Kudos to Cop, 1st Dist, in white suv 3:20 am Mon. 6/18, 1800 Mifflin St, 19145, stopped senior citizen as she was entering her home w/a bucket of gravel from street paving to fill around her tree. "Excuse me, Miss, what are you going to do with that bucket of gravel, asks he", "Why, I'm going to place it around my tree" says she. The truck tore up the pavement digging up the street, there's grass growing, neighbors don't like...

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Kudos to Cop, 1st Dist, in white suv 3:20 am Mon. 6/18, 1800 Mifflin St, 19145, stopped senior citizen as she was entering her home w/a bucket of gravel from street paving to fill around her tree. "Excuse me, Miss, what are you going to do with that bucket of gravel, asks he", "Why, I'm going to place it around my tree" says she. The truck tore up the pavement digging up the street, there's grass growing, neighbors don't like it, dogs are pissing in it', so I"m going to put gravel to discourage it'... "As long as you're using it on City Property" says he. This is a scene from a Keystone Kop episode, Certainly, taking property from...egad!...the city..that doesn't belong to you should be punishable accordingly. Is there cause for real concern here? At the same moment as the cop stopped to give her the business, across the street, a guy in long dreadlocks and looking very unkempt was shining a light into cars looking for something.
Gee, Officer K, I hope you drilled him on why he was shining a light into cars that early in the morning.
While you're on intense patrol, be on the lookout please for the culprit that broke into the 2 homes in the 1800 block of S.19th Street and stole real items of importance to city dwellers. Those crimes have never been solved although it's been said that it's a very local culprit. Not as important as thievery from the city, I agree, nevertheless...

Jun 16

Brings back memories. Glad this trend is back...

Brings back memories. Glad this trend is back!

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Brings back memories. Glad this trend is back!
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Jun 16

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Philadel...

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Get ready to jump into summer! Starting next week, Philly public pools will begin to open. Take a look at this year's schedule: http://ow.ly/vyWD30kwede
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Jun 14

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared CBS Phil...

If you ever wondered...Happy Flag Day.. :)

    CBS Philly
    Do you know how to properly dispose of a damaged American flag? It's important to treat the flag, a symbol of freedom and justice, with the utmost respect. Follow these rules to respectfully dispose...
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Jun 14

Grays Ferry Civic Association added 2 new pho...

On Tuesday, 19th June at 6pm location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore Apts (Cafeteria area). 17th Police District (Police Service Area) PSA 2 monthly meeting for the Grays Ferry and Tasker communities with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and our PPD 17th District Lt. Jennifer Foster. Please bring your concerns, questions, solution and most important stay involved to what is going on in your Neighborhood. Lt. Jennifer Foster will give the crime report for Grays Ferry and Tasker neighborhood.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Grays Ferry Civic Association added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 08

May 31

We are going to forgo our general meeting ton...

We are going to forgo our general meeting tonight. There is a meeting about Lanier at Saint Gabriel's Lower Hall @ 6:30. There is a lot of interest in this and if you have an interest in the future of the park you want to apart of these meetings.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    We are going to forgo our general meeting tonight. There is a meeting about Lanier at Saint Gabriel's Lower Hall @ 6:30. There is a lot of interest in this and if you have an interest in the future...
    https://www.facebook.com

May 30

New date for the Job Fair.

New date for the Job Fair.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    New date for the Job Fair.
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May 30

May 29

Overturned Dump Truck Closes Eastbound I-76 In South Philadelphia

It happened on eastbound I-76, between 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue, shortly before 1 p.m.

    Overturned Dump Truck Closes Eastbound I-76 In South Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - All lanes of eastbound I-76 in South Philadelphia are closed after a dump truck overturned, Tuesday afternoon. It happened on eastbound I-76, between 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue, shortly before 1 p.m. The driver of the truck was not injured.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

May 29

Don't Forget! PWD meeting for tonight @6pm ...

Don't Forget! PWD meeting for tonight @6pm held at Audenried High School, 32nd & Tasker Sts. As you know, the Philadelphia Water Department is asking for an 11% increase in rates, on average, for residential customers and other small users!

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Don't Forget! PWD meeting for tonight @6pm held at Audenried High School, 32nd & Tasker Sts. As you know, the Philadelphia Water Department is asking for an 11% increase in rates, on average,...
    https://www.facebook.com

May 29

May 28

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Philadel...

Happy Memorial Day! Remember those brave men and women who gave all today. Side note: The pools are opening and there is still jobs for lifeguards available.

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Time is running out to become a Philly lifeguard! Summer pay starts at $13.65 per hour.
    http://www.facebook.com

May 23

Missing Juvenile – Prestige Smalls – From the 1st District

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Missing Juvenile Prestige Smalls. She was last seen on Monday, May 21th, 2018, on the 2700 block of Winton Terrace.

    Philly Police Blog | Missing Juvenile - Prestige Smalls - From the 1st District
    The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public's assistance in locating 16-year-old Missing Juvenile Prestige Smalls. She was last seen on Monday, May 21th, 2018, on the 2700 block of Winton Terrace.
    https://blog.phillypolice.com

May 22

Great Job Kyle Shenandoah!!.... Recruiting mo...

Great Job Kyle Shenandoah!!.... Recruiting more than 50 city employers and agencies, like SEPTA and PECO, featuring nearly a 100 job offers, Shenandoah says the upcoming event hopes to reach as many South Philly residents as possible. From the University of Penn to the Urban League of Philadelphia, close to a dozen organizational partnerships from around the city are working to make the fair a reality. https://southphillyreview.com/second-annual-career-fair-in-grays-ferry-set-for-june-2-7e96be7de448

    Second annual career fair in Grays Ferry set for June 2
    While teaching first and second grade, Grays Ferry Civic Association Vice President Kyle Shenandoah conducted an experiment to maintain order in the rowdy classroom. Assigning students various tasks, like sharpening pencils or attending to the bathroom, he noticed a shift in their behavior - a correlation, he'd come to realize, that also exists in his backyard.
    https://southphillyreview.com

May 22

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared a link.

    Apply to become an AmeriCorps member with us
    Click here to access our application. Remember to schedule your first interview after you hit submit. We are changing the face of this city block by block, and we need people who are passionate about making a difference. That's where you come in.
    http://powercorpsphl.org

May 21

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