31 hours ago

Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA...

Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA 2 Community meeting on Tuesday, 20th February at 6:00 pm with Lt. Jennifer Foster, location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore St., Cafeteria area. Come and meet the new Community Relations Officer (CRO), John O'Connor.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA 2 Community meeting on Tuesday, 20th February at 6:00 pm with Lt. Jennifer Foster, location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore St., Cafeteria area....
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Police: 3 Teens Hospitalized Following Triple Shooting

Police say three teenagers were shot on the 2100 block of Etting Terrace around 6:15 p.m.

    Police: 3 Teens Hospitalized Following Triple Shooting
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - One teenager has been critically wounded in a triple shooting in South Philadelphia on Thursday night. Police say three teenagers were shot on the 2100 block of Etting Terrace around 6:15 p.m. Police say the three victims, all in their late teens, were transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Feb 13

Feb 12

South Philly Focused Deterrence Gun Violence Prevention Community Meeting Wed 02-21-2018 6pm

South Philly Focused Deterrence Gun Violence Prevention Community Meeting Wed 02-21-2018 6pm

Feb 10

South Philly Youth Summer Jobs Registration Event Monday 02-12-2018 630pm-830pm (Young Chances)

South Philly Youth Summer Jobs Registration Event Monday 02-12-2018 630pm-830pm Vare Rec Center 2600 Morris Street (Young Chances Foundation)

Feb 08

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared This Is ...

    This Is Philly
    IN 👏 CASE👏 Y'ALL 👏 FORGOT👏 Photo: Rob DiRienzo for This Is Philly.
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 08

Feb 06

South Philly Anti Violence Career Building Forum & Fair Event Tuesday 02-06-2018 5pm-8pm

South Philly Anti Violence Career Building Forum & Fair Event Tuesday 02-06-2018 5pm-8pm

Feb 06

Feb 05

Still Can't Believe It!

Still Can't Believe It!

    Eagles Super Bowl parade Thursday! Here is the time and route
    For the very first time, the City of Philadelphia will host a parade honoring the Eagles as Super Bowl champions! City officials confirmed that the parade will be held on Thursday. It's expected to begin around 11 a.m. The parade will begin at Broad and Pattison in South Philadelphia, then head north to the Art Museum.
    http://6abc.com

Feb 05

Finally!!!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S !!!!!!!

Finally!!!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S !!!!!!!

    Eagles Super Bowl parade: Date, time, route and other details - Philly
    Eagles fans who have dreamed their entire lives about a Super Bowl victory parade will finally get their chance to celebrate. After the Eagles defeated the Patriots, 41-33, on Sunday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the Birds' victory parade would take place on Thursday, starting at 11 a.m.
    http://www.philly.com

Feb 04

Feb 01

"Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that So...

"Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent. It’s a soft opening for the trail, with an official dedication following in the spring, according to the Schuylkill Banks, which also asked users to “please stay on paved areas only while plants and grasses become established.” In the meantime, the trail is open and already saw some use on Wednesday by cyclists and pedestrians."

    The South to Christian segment on the Schuylkill River Trail is open
    It's been years in the making, but another portion of the Schuylkill River Trail has opened, this time between South and Christian streets. Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Jan 31

"The refinery is Philadelphia’s single larges...

"The refinery is Philadelphia’s single largest generator of particulate emission air pollution, according to city data. In the 19145 zip code that Thompson and her son call home, asthma is common among children, and the rates of hospitalization for the ailment are among the highest in the city. The cancer mortality rate too is among the highest in the city. ... Irene Russell is 66 years old and has lived in Grays Ferry all her life. She said her daughter and a couple of her grandsons have asthma, and that some friends have died of cancer. She blames it on the refinery but says she’ll never move out of her neighborhood. “If I’m not in Grays Ferry, then I’m nowhere in Philadelphia — I’ll rather go to Florida,” Russell said."

    With South Philadelphia refinery in bankruptcy proceedings, neighbors see an opportunity for cleaner air
    Zalaka Thompson lives less than a mile from the biggest oil refinery on the East Coast. Though the Schuylkill Expressway separates her home from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) crude facility, she feels its presence daily. Her 14-year old son has asthma and carries an inhaler with him at all times, on the doctor's orders.
    https://whyy.org

Jan 31

Parking

Does anyone know what is happening on 2600 S Carlisle St that there is no parking 8 am to 8 pm tomorrow?

Jan 29

Jan 25

South Philly Anti Violence Career Building Forum & Resource Fair Event Tuesday 02-06-2018 5pm-8pm

South Philly Anti Violence Career Building Forum & Resource Fair Event Tuesday 02-06-2018 5pm-8pm Dixon House 1920 S 20th Street

Jan 24

Jan 23

Jan 17

"Governor Wolf made the announcement at The F...

"Governor Wolf made the announcement at The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry in Philadelphia, where he was joined by legislators, local elected officials, store management, staff, and local workers, who were quick to praise the governor’s announcement."

    Gov. Wolf to Modernize Overtime Rules to Provide Fairness for Workers
    Philadelphia, PA - Today, as part of his "Jobs That Pay" initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
    https://www.governor.pa.gov

Jan 17

"Bids were received for the new Schuylkill Cr...

"Bids were received for the new Schuylkill Crossing at Grays Ferry Crescent on December 7th, with a low bid of $15M by AP Construction. Bids are currently being evaluated. It is hoped that construction of this exciting project will start in March."

    Capital Projects Update
    South to ChristianThe South to Christian trail and greenway is almost ready for our trail users. The last plaza is completed except for the railing along the river's edge. The installation of the irrigation water line is nearing completion.
    https://www.schuylkillbanks.org

Jan 17

Jan 17

  • ZHANG LU

    2801 Jackson St., Philadelphia, 19145-2426 January 14, 2018 Comment

Jan 15

South Philly String-Band is at South Philly S...

Mark your Calendars for the 2018 String Band Serenade - Sunday April 15th! We can't wait welcome everyone back to our little corner of Grays Ferry for what is guaranteed to be a great afternoon of music and family fun as the other String Bands serenade this year's Champs! If you're a fan of the music make plans to be with us! More details will follow but in the meantime enjoy this flashback from our 2016 serenade with the Greater Kensington String Band

    South Philly String-Band
    Mark your Calendars for the 2018 String Band Serenade - Sunday April 15th! We can't wait welcome everyone back to our little corner of Grays Ferry for what is guaranteed to be a great afternoon of...
    http://www.facebook.com

Jan 10

"The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadel...

"The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, which handles the city's animal control efforts, is joining with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and the Pennsylvania SPCA to create the "Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition." The coalition will seek to end the killing of healthy, treatable and manageable cats and dogs in Philadelphia, which saved about 82 percent of cats and dogs that entered ACCT last year. That's a stark contrast from 2005, when about 89 percent of animals were euthanized. "

    Animal welfare groups to transform Philly into 'no-kill' city
    A trio of animal welfare groups is launching a coalition to transform Philadelphia into a no-kill city. The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, which handles the city's animal control efforts, is joining with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and the Pennsylvania SPCA to create the "Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition."
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

Jan 08

Jan 08

Jan 05

South Philly String-Band is at South Philly S...

"Win today and we walk together forever"


Jan 05

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared a link.

    How to avoid frozen pipes in this deep freeze
    You'll want to keep your warmest coats out and pick up some logs for your fireplace this week, because this deep freeze isn't going anywhere. But something you definitely don't want to forget are your pipes, as meteorologists have said that homeowners should be on guard for possible freezing.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 04

Community cleanup Martin l.king

Come join us as we come together to clean out community we will be meeting
at stringer square park 32st reed at 9oclock jan.15th.everybody welcome .contact.mr.charles reeves jr creeves.rac2@gmail.if your interested in helping us thank you

Dec 31

Dec 30

South Philly String-Band is with Tom Healy an...

'I love you, yes I do, I love you...' Here's our take on this 1936 tune written by Billy Mayhew and later popularized by Fats Waller - always a dance band and jam session favorite!

    South Philly String-Band
    'I love you, yes I do, I love you...' Here's our take on this 1936 tune written by Billy Mayhew and later popularized by Fats Waller - always a dance band and jam session favorite!
    http://www.facebook.com

Dec 29

Dec 28

South Philly String-Band is at South Philly S...

How about we do a little smiling to warm things up today!

    South Philly String-Band
    How about we do a little smiling to warm things up today!
    http://www.facebook.com

Dec 27

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Darby Cr...

    Stream Smart House Calls | Improved Stormwater Management
    Stormwater runoff is water from rain or melting snow that "runs off" across the land instead of seeping into the ground. This runoff usually flows into the nearest stream, creek, river, lake or ocean without being treated.
    http://streamsmarthousecalls.org

Dec 27

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared a link.

    Your last chance to catch Philly holiday favorites and other things to do, Dec. 29-Jan. 1
    Comcast Holiday Spectacular The video wall at the Comcast Center lights up with the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, a 15-minute show blending sing-alongs, the Pennsylvania Ballet's The Nutcracker, and a sleigh ride through the Pennsylvania countryside. Featuring one of the largest high-resolution video displays in the world, the festive display starts at the top of the hour daily.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 25

Updated Dec 27

Has anyone lost a pet rat or similar?

Sounds strange, I'm sure but I was looking out my front step, letting my cat in, when this small creature that looked like a rat, (I've never seen one that close up) was moving between my step and my neighbor's wooden step, then came up to the step I was standing on and bold as you please looked up and wanted to follow my cat inside, who actually skirted it as he came in. It acted like a pet that was used to going into houses 'invited', AND used to cats..I thought, baby possum at first. Whatever, very disconcerting. 1800 block of South 19th Street.

  • Strongforu 4600 Block of Cedar Avenue

    Yeah, this sounds like an opossum. Beware, they can be dangerous.

  • Thanks for your comment. No. I had looked at possums previously, it was a rat.

    I think most living beings when cornered, terrified, and sensing danger will try to become dangerous to survive. Ever hear of 'playing possum'? That's what possum do when they're so terrified that they go into...

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    Thanks for your comment. No. I had looked at possums previously, it was a rat.

    I think most living beings when cornered, terrified, and sensing danger will try to become dangerous to survive. Ever hear of 'playing possum'? That's what possum do when they're so terrified that they go into a coma. Doesn't sound like a vicious killer would want that reputation.

    I read up on possums to have a handle on them.
    They are not known to be vicious.
    Remove them and you'll be swimming in garbage, rats and mice.
    Which in certain parts of South Philly, doesn't seem like an abnormal thing to circumvent. If possums help keep the rat and mice population down, so be it. Natural rodent repellent.

    http://www.dfwwildlife.org/opossum.html

    I saw a possum killing in my 'hood. They clubbed it to death in the street. The cries from this poor creature stays with me. Primitive, ignorant, village people mentality was the scariest thing to watch. Think back when you were a kid and witnessing somebody or something being hit or hurt. The kids around here sure do get their proper schooling. I don't think we're quite ready for extra-terrestrials.

  • Steven Buller Beer Jesus

    Opossums are great for the neighborhood, they keep pest, mice, and rat populations down. That’s super important when some people don’t understand what a garbage can is used for. You should’ve yelled at the people killing it.

Dec 26

City of Philadelphia Code Blue Alert for Homeless Persons

City of Philadelphia Code Blue Alert for Homeless Persons

Dec 25

Dec 23

Lining up for toys! Tis' the season.

Lining up for toys! Tis' the season.


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