56 min ago

Vigil held for teen killed in South Philadelphia

Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of her family's home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.

    Vigil held for teen killed in South Philadelphia
    Family and friends of a teen killed by gunfire over the weekend gathered to honor his memory Monday night. Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of her family's home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.
    http://6abc.com

4 hours ago

Vigil for teen gunned down on Fitzwater Street

Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of their home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.

    Vigil for teen killed on Fitzwater Street
    Family and friends of a teen killed by gunfire over the weekend gathered to honor his memory Monday night. Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of their home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.
    http://6abc.com

10 hours ago

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma The...

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma Theater is one of the recipients of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's 2018 project grants. The grant will fund THERE, an ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, which adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan’s book-length poem 'There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other' and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba. The work will premiere as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. #PewArtsGrants

    THERE
    An ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan's book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba.
    https://www.pcah.us

13 hours ago

Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition

...the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer. The buyer has not been named, and Feibush did...

    Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition
    With just weeks to go before the planned demolition of the Christian Street Baptist Church, developer Ori Feibush announced this week that the property will be changing hands. Feibush told Philly.com in an email this weekend that the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer.
    https://philly.curbed.com

13 hours ago

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay coo...

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay cool by visiting pools, libraries and spray grounds. Please check on your neighbors and call PCA Heatline 215-765-9040 if you are worried about them in the heat. #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover http://ow.ly/e4CN30kyn6u

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16 hours ago

Looking better and better, every day! #halebu...

Looking better and better, every day! #halebuilding #keystonenationalbank #phillyarchitecture #urbanism #philly #washwestcivic #washwest

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Looking better and better, every day! #halebuilding #keystonenationalbank #phillyarchitecture #urbanism #philly #washwestcivic #washwest
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17 hours ago

Sometimes you need to take a look around...af...

Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.

    The Wilma Theater
    Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.
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17 hours ago

Cops: S. Philly double shooting that killed teen appeared to be targeted

The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in South Philly’s Hawthorne section.

    Cops: S. Philly double shooting that killed teen appeared to be targeted
    A double shooting in South Philadelphia Friday night that killed a 16-year-old boy and wounded a 12-year-old boy appears to have been a targeted attack and may be tied to gang activity in the area, police said Monday. - Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

19 hours ago

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index ...

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index 100+ today. Stay cool - drink lots of water, limit time in the sun, seek out shade or AC at Philadelphia Free Library locations: http://ow.ly/j1W130kxSYf Most importantly check on your neighbors - help them open windows and position fans! #PHLHeat

    Locations
    The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes 6 million visitors to our 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach each year.
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21 hours ago

25 Outstanding Things To Do In Philly This Week, June 18-24

Where:Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

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Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue

Where:Gloria Dei Old Swedes Episcopal Church, 916 S. Swanson Street

...m. Nearly two dozen Old City eateries plan to serve their tasty offerings outside on 2nd and Market streets, which will be closed to vehicular traffic. Local bands and dueling pianists provide non...

Where:Various locations including Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 10 S. 2nd Street

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

...day celebration on Friday and Saturday. An evening concert and Historical Ceremony takes place at 600 Market Street on Friday, while a lively parade begins in Center City and ends at a cultural...

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

To commemorate the summer solstice, crowds fill the 100 block of N. Mole Street for this free and fun-for-all-ages annual block party and festival. Revelers can...

Where:Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue

Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue

    25 Outstanding Things to Do in Philly this Week
    Old City | Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia Night Market in the Gayborhood, Manayunk Arts Festival, Old City Eats and more... The summer season officially arrives on Thursday (!) with the summer solstice and with it comes a whole week of warm-weather Philly fun.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

28 hours ago

Dalliance with Light (Andy Farmer) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

32 hours ago

We are all disheartened to hear of the recent...

We are all disheartened to hear of the recent events that occurred at 12th & Fitzwater on Friday evening. Another senseless shooting claimed the life of a 16-years old, young man and injured a 12-year old boy. Members of the Friends have been in touch with Lt. Goodson and the PPD. Over the past few months, our area has fallen victim to a number violent incidents which have not only put our communities at risk but claimed the lives of young people. Hawthorne has now had 4 shooting victims over the past month and 6 shooting victims since January 2018. This community has had much peace and tranquility over the past several years, free from of a violent crime. We have been informed that the area is continuing to receive high levels of support from the local, state, and federal partners who are working diligently to support the 3rd District and South Street Detail to identify and prosecute all parties involved as well promote ongoing Public Safety. The Police & Friends of the Police Mini Station are urging the support of all the community members to support the Police efforts. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police. In the next few days the Friends of the South Street Police Mini-Station will be taking the led in the organizing of a prayer/community vigil to show solidarity in support of Hawthorne and those grieving. More information to follow.

    South Street Police Mini Station
    South Street Police Mini Station, Philadelphia, PA. 87 likes · 12 talking about this · 192 were here. Part of the 3rd Police District -- the mini-station provides a more local home base of operations...
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37 hours ago

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Yo...

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank you, Just Salad! #thanksdad

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank...
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43 hours ago

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward mean...

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don’t go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey doesn’t stop when Pride is over. To make a reservation or learn more: www.zipcar.com/pride2018?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social_local&utm_campaign=phi_con_williamwaypride2018_06/05/2018.

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don't go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

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Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia; another boy injured

It happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street.

    Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 16-year-old boy is dead and a 12-year-old boy hospitalized after gunfire erupted on a South Philadelphia street. It happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street. The teen was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
    http://6abc.com

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    Getting tough living in Philly. So sad.

2 days ago

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2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly

Walker had just finished a game of basketball at the park around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. He was on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia, only a block away from his home, when a gunman opened fire.

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

The shooting was one of two that occurred in Philly Friday night. Only 15 minutes before the shooting that took Walker's life, a gunman opened fire on the 3800 block of N. Percy Street.

Police say two male suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing fled south on Percy Street toward Butler Street after the shooting.

    2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly
    Allissa Jackson painfully recounted the last call she made to her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker. "The last call I made to my son was to tell him to come home because I had heard two pops," Jackson said. "But it didn't sound like gunfire but I just wanted him on the block, in my company where I could see him.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

2 days ago

Protesters rallied outside the Christian Street Baptist Church this morning — developer Ori Feibush is planning luxury homes in its place

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia identified

16-year-old Symir Walker died after a hail of gunfire erupted in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street at about 10:30 p.m.

    Teenage boy fatally shot in South Philadelphia ID'd
    Family members have identified the teenage boy shot and killed Friday night in South Philadelphia. 16-year-old Symir Walker died after a hail of gunfire erupted in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street at about 10:30 p.m. A 12-year-old boy, said to be a friend of Walker's, was also hit.
    http://6abc.com

2 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

    Seger Dog Park
    New banner posted at entrance. Please don't bring un-neutered dogs to the park.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

16-year-old boy killed, 12-year-old injured in South Philly shooting

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street, police said.

    16-year-old boy killed, 12-year-old injured in South Philly shooting
    A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 12-year-old boy injured in a shooting in South Philadelphia's Bella Vista neighborhood on Friday night. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street, police said. On Saturday morning, members of a church congregation held hands and prayed in a circle as a police van sat parked nearby.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Feeling the Philly heat? Head to your neighborhood library this summer to cool down in a cool way! Locations and hours ⬇️ bit.ly/2tiu0tv

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    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management added a new photo.
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3 days ago

6/16 -- Flea Market and Music & Art Event at CAPITOLO Park!

Flea Market with LIVE Music and Art in the Park!
Saturday, June 16th (9am to 3pm)
CAPITOLO Park, 9th & Federal Streets in South Philly

LIVE paint event with Anthony Torcasio, Seper, Priscilla Bell, Ben Howard, Sagamoor, Lawren Alice, with music by The Parlor, Doug Kaetz, Mark Nestman, Barrett Bohr, ShaneGreat, Ircasim, featuring New Sound Brass Band!

3 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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3 days ago

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Now hiring: Regional Integration Center Coordinator. The RIC plays a critical role in emergency preparedness, awareness, and response around the clock in Philadelphia. Learn more and apply ➡️ bit.ly/2gvCdK5 #PHLCityJobs #EmergencyManagement #Jobs

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management added a new photo.
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4 days ago

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    REPLACE 3/4"WATER SERVICE FROM MAIN TO METER,CURB TRAP,FAI,HOUSE DRAIN AND AREA DRAIN-PA1#20181633855-"SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

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4 days ago

4 days ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added 2 new photos.

Ready to draw faster and with more confidence? Loosen up in Pat Aulisio's Experimental Drawing workshop, Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Learn new ways of looking at your subject matter through blind contour drawings and urban sketching. Register today at http://bit.ly/2LRUkEJ.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial added a new photo.
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4 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

    Seger Dog Park
    Hey dog owners who bring coffee and other drinks to the park. No worries, just look for the recycling container in the corner of the park, outside the fence. The City has a major park recycling...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

Flag Day - June 14th

    Philadelphia Hybrid Photography
    Happy Flag Day! In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second...
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4 days ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 4 new...

Happy Flag Day! Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. This pamphlet provided instructions on how to properly display and respect the United States’ flag. Printed in 1968 by the United States Printing Office, the pamphlet was issued by the United States Navy Recruiting Service. #FlagDay #StarsAndStripes #OldGlory Citation: Our Flag; American Flag, History & Display; 30; Navy Yards, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Public Relations; RG 181 Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 279176) and (HMS ID: PH-6334).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    National Archives at Philadelphia added a new photo.
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5 days ago

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5 days ago

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to ...

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to the Wilma on June 20th in this Mr. Rogers-inspired cabaret.

    Inspired by Mr. Rogers: Bearded Ladies' latest queer cabaret promises it won't mock Fred
    Fred Rogers is having a moment. The creator of PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who died in 2003, is the subject of the buzzed-about documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the in-the-works biopic You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks, and You Can Never Go Down the Drain, a new performance at the Wilma Theater.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    COUNCILWOMAN CINDY BASS' BILL TO IMPROVE ZONING PRACTICES, RCO PROTECTIONS PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE
    The Council Committee on Rules passed Councilwoman Cindy Bass' Registered Community Organization (RCO) Protections Bill out of committee on Tuesday. The bill seeks to establish guidelines for the zoning process and adds protections for RCOs, developers and neighborhood residents. "This bill is about notification," Councilwoman Bass said at the hearing.
    http://phlcouncil.com

5 days ago

Join your neighbors for a free boot camp sess...

Join your neighbors for a free boot camp session with Charge Performance and Wellness at 645pm TONIGHT. Register here: facebook.com/events/1672852812812672

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Join your neighbors for a free boot camp session with Charge Performance and Wellness at 645pm TONIGHT. Register here: facebook.com/events/1672852812812672
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Over the past few days, several flood alerts ...

Over the past few days, several flood alerts were issued by the National Weather Service. Spring and summer see severe weather which produces dangerous flooding, whether you're on foot or in your car. Know your neighborhood waterway and street flood risks.

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
    https://beta.phila.gov

5 days ago

In honor of National Pigeon Day, we want to h...

In honor of National Pigeon Day, we want to highlight this fascinating story, Unsung Heroes of World War I: The Carrier Pigeons,” from our colleagues in the National Archives History Office. https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/08/unsung-heroes-of-world-war-i-the-carrier-pigeons/

    Unsung heroes of World War I: the carrier pigeons
    Today's post comes from Garet Anderson-Lind from the National Archives History Office. World War I was one of the first great wars during the industrial revolution. From the introduction of airplanes to the use of tanks and railway guns on the battlefield, soldiers had to contend not only with each other but with the productions...
    https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov

5 days ago

So much happening in our local parks and gard...

So much happening in our local parks and gardens this week! Thanks go out to Charge Performance and Wellness for sponsoring this week's newsletter. Free Boot Camp tonight - if raining meet at the Charge gym, 928 Christian.

    News for June 13
    Just a couple more things ... for your calendar Print is not dead! BVNA print newsletter committee meets June 18, 7-7:45 p.m., at Santore Library, 932 S. 7 th St. Everyone is welcome! Join us as we make plans for the fall issue of the Bella Vista News, our bi-annual print newsletter.
    https://mailchi.mp

5 days ago

The proposed Wawa at 9th & South is in the 3r...

The proposed Wawa at 9th & South is in the 3rd District. This is opportunity to discuss concerns with the Police District for South Street.

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    The proposed Wawa at 9th & South is in the 3rd District. This is opportunity to discuss concerns with the Police District for South Street.
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Seating has been removed from the Wawa at Broad and Walnut
    Late last week, indoor seating was removed from the Wawa on Broad Street near Walnut. Also last week, there were two stabbings at the location - one outside the store, and another inside. Chatter in the store suggested the two events were related. However, a Wawa spokesperson denied the connection.
    https://billypenn.com

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