18 hours ago

If you saw something, say something. Friday...

If you saw something, say something. Friday afternoon’s public safety walk at 12th & Fitzwater following the murder of 16 year old Symir Walker that left a 12 yr old injured. Police are still looking for information in this shooting, you can report tips about the area that might help the investigation anonymously at 215-686-TIPS (8477). #putthegunsdown There are resources available: public safety and victims services resources, job opportunities and development programs for young people, and a network of community members who want to help so we don’t lose another life to gun violence. If you’re reading this and are looking for help but you’re not sure how to reach these resources, or maybe you live in the area and we missed your house, call my office at 215-686-3412 and we’ll help get you the info you need.

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Leads Public Safety Walk In South Philly
    Jessica Dean reports.
    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

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39 hours ago

Enough is enough. If anyone has any informati...

Enough is enough. If anyone has any information that could help bring this family justice, you can report it to the 3rd Police District anonymously. We went door to door in the neighborhood around 12th & Fitzwater yesterday afternoon in a pubic safety walk to support neighbors with direct access to resources and let them know they’re not alone and not hostages in their homes, after a 16yr old lost his life to gun violence last week. Some of the organizations that came out to be supportive were the Mayor’s Office of Violence Prevention, DA’s Office & Young Chances Foundation, CeasefirePA, 3rd Police District and advisory council members from the neighborhood, Moms Bonded by Grief, Institute for Development of African American Youth and young men in the program, Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition and community members, and National Workforce Opportunity Network. Bringing access to public safety resources, victims services and support, employment opportunities and programs for young people, and a network of community members looking to help. I’m encouraged to see a community come together like yesterday, but I wish it wasn’t because we lost another young man to senseless gun violence in our streets #putthegunsdown #thisisntnormal

    Victim's family, neighbors send message about gun violence
    For the last 10 years, Gwendolyn Toler had come to see Samir Walker as family. The 16-year-old spent summer days playing basketball with her grandson at the Palumbo playground on 9th Street in South Philadelphia. And he had grown so fond of her granddaughter that recently she heard the two talking about going to their junior prom together next year.
    http://www.phillytrib.com

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2 days ago

Are you welcoming family and friends to the P...

Are you welcoming family and friends to the Philadelphia area this summer? Take a break from sightseeing and cheesesteak sampling and get creative in Fleisher's studios. New this summer, JumpstART workshops are single-session workshops that provide an introduction to our rich offerings and specialized studios. Lead by renowned teaching artists, the workshops are a welcoming and fun way to engage with art and share the experience with loved ones. Registration at fleisher.org is just $25 per person and all supplies are included. You will walk away with a new understanding of a creative medium and an original artwork!

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Want to learn more about #READYCommunity? Join us next week at the Widener Free Library for a #READYHome household preparedness workshop and an introduction to our workshop series focused on building a neighborhood emergency plan!

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2 days ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is hosting a summ...

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is hosting 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

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3 days ago

Earlier this week, Mark B. Goodheart became t...

Earlier this week, Mark B. Goodheart became the president of our board of directors. Get to know Mark, whose family boasts several generations of Fleisher students, as well as the three new board members joining us, too. Welcome aboard, Mark!

    Mark B. Goodheart Becomes Board President - Fleisher Art Memorial
    On Tuesday, June 19, Fleisher welcomed new board president Mark B. Goodheart, a trial lawyer, counselor, and principal of Philadelphia's The Goodheart Firm, P.C. Goodheart has long been a student at Fleisher, and two of his children can regularly found in the Saturday Young Artist Program.
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Our Homeland Security experts would like to tweet today, however this is all they are allowed to share.... #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover

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4 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Brau...

9th Anniversary June 25th benefiting South Street Police Mini Station

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    So many people have been through these doors over the years! It's truly humbling to think about it as we come up on Anniversary #9! Please, join us on Monday June 25 at 7PM to help us celebrate...
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4 days ago

Fake Façades: “The Polyester of Brick”

Undertakers, 809 South 9th Street, March 19, 1954. (PhillyHistory,org)

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1328 Walnut Street. October 27, 1949. (PhillyHistory.org)

    Fake Façades: "The Polyester of Brick"
    "If you enjoy the finer things of life, good cheer and good times in a beautiful atmosphere-if you take pride in your home-the FormStone club room is for you," read an advertisement in December 1949. "That 'lost' space in your cellar can become the loveliest room you ever saw, with a FormStone beauty treatment.
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4 days ago

Do you have important phone numbers memorized...

Do you have important phone numbers memorized? In case of an emergency, you may not have easy access to your cell phone or contact list. Who would you call? Find our family emergency plan here www.phila.gov/ready

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5 days ago

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6 days 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.
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6 days 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

6 days 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.
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6 days 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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6 days 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

6 days 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

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Jun 18

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Jun 17

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.

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Jun 16

Updated Jun 17

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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Jun 16

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.

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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

Jun 16

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

Jun 16

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

Jun 16

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

Jun 16

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

Jun 15

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Jun 15

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

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Jun 15

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Jun 14

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Jun 13

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

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Jun 13

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.
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Jun 13

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.
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