4 hours 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.


20 hours ago

From our neighbors at Newbold CDC: Hi everyon...

From our neighbors at Newbold CDC: Hi everyone, Just a reminder of our South Philly Green Tree Planting this Sat, April 21. Meet: 9:30 am at Stephen Girard Elementary School (18th & W Passyunk Ave) We will be planting 22 trees and could use many volunteers. And don't forget, Newbold CDC will be treating everyone to pizza and beer at Brewery ARS at 12 noon! I hope to see you Saturday. Tim Lidiak, President, Newbold CDC

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21 hours 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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42 hours ago

What's in a restaurant name? History and sometimes bird poo

In 1935, German immigrant Dick Kubach took over a 19-stool diner at 1610 W. Passyunk Ave., naming it after a can of Mel’s tomatoes, which had a picture of a...

    What's in a restaurant name? History and sometimes bird poo - Philly
    Your life is about to change. You have a new one on the way. Get set for sleepless nights. New worries. Hopes and dreams. Decisions to make. What name will you choose? Perhaps you'll honor a family member or someone special in your world, or borrow from pop culture, or pay tribute to a city or town.
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2 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.

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2 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.


2 days ago

Newbold CDC added 2 new photos.

What’s that in the window at AJ Appliance Inc? Cinco de Mayo Fiesta


2 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!


2 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


2 days ago

Rodent droppings in kids' classrooms close Philadelphia care centers

1939 S 19th St.

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    Rodent droppings in kid's classrooms close Philadelphia care centers - Philly
    In this Clean Plates edition, there was moldy food, rusty food slicer blades, rodent contaminated cat food bags and a men's restroom without a door. But what was really disgusting was the number of cases of mice and rat droppings that were found in children's classrooms and restrooms. Philadelphia food inspectors temporarily closed 34 facilities between April 1 and April 13.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Modern murals + classic rowhomes = uniquely Philly

Colorful corner at South Colorado and Jackson in Point Breeze

    Modern murals + classic rowhomes = uniquely Philly
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.
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3 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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3 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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3 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!


3 days ago

The annual 17th Police District Advisory Coun...

The annual 17th Police District Advisory Council Banquet is coming up on Saturday, May 19th at 7pm! The banquet supports programming for the district, which includes the Blue Ribbon Awards, honoring officers each month who have meade steller contributions to the community. The PDAC also provides annual scholarships for local teens, hosts community block parties, and feeds officers and those in need during the holidays. The banquet will include dinner, an open bar, and entertainment from local artists. It's a great time and supports a great cause! What: 17th Police District Advisory Council Annual Banquet When: Saturday, May 19th at 7pm Where: IATSE Ballroom, 2401 Swanson Street Cost: $75 per ticket To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-police-district-advisory-council-2018-banquet-tickets-44655071521 For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/207324330030063/ http://epbneighbors.org/news/2018/4/16/2018-pdac-banquet-coming-up/

    2018 PDAC Banquet Coming Up - 2018 - News - East Point Breeze Neighbors
    Newbold Neighbors Association strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, and outreach. The Association takes action through regular general and committee meetings, and serves the community and the City of Philadelphia as a valuable link to various programs and operations of local government.
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4 days ago

Here is your 6 AM Monday morning update: The ...

Here is your 6 AM Monday morning update: The line of showers, and isolated thunderstorms is moving into the urban I 95 corridor, including Wilmington and Philadelphia. Please use caution on your morning commute! Heavy downpours will result in ponding of water, especially in low lying areas. For the latest radar, visit: https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast.php

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4 days ago

Good early morning everyone! As of 3 AM Monda...

Good early morning everyone! As of 3 AM Monday morning, a line of thunderstorms was located just west of the Chesapeake Bay. This will continue to slide further east through the morning, resulting in heavy rain and possibly strong winds (highest threat for this is in Delmarva). For the latest radar image, visit https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast.php

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4 days ago

Here is the updated briefing package regardin...

Here is the updated briefing package regarding thunderstorms and coastal flooding tonight through Monday. https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf #NJwx #PAwx #MDwx #DEwx


5 days ago

Here is the first briefing package on the pot...

Here is the first briefing package on the potential for coastal flooding and thunderstorms though Monday. https://bit.ly/2p4pbnv weather.gov/phi

    https://www.weather.gov

5 days ago

Quite warm for all areas away from the immedi...

Quite warm for all areas away from the immediate coast today, with even a record high temperature set at Allentown, PA (87 degrees!). A cold front though will settle south across our area during tonight, bringing much colder air with it along with developing low clouds and some light rain or drizzle. It will be much colder on Sunday.


6 days ago

Have you had a chance to enjoy the warm weath...

Have you had a chance to enjoy the warm weather yet? If not, today is your last chance for a while! A cold front will sink south later today. Highs today are forecast to be in the 70s and 80s, but by tomorrow, it will be around 30 degrees lower! For those of you whose outdoor plans include time near the ocean, please keep in mind that water temperatures on the ocean and bays remain quite cold. Those participating in water activities should take care not to enter the water. Hypothermia, exhaustion, and unconsciousness can occur in less than one hour.


6 days ago

Well above normal temps today and tomorrow (+...

Well above normal temps today and tomorrow (+15 to 20). Back to normal, or close to it, Sunday and Monday. Below normal Tuesday thanks to a cold front. Some of you could see up to 2" of rain, mainly falling Sunday night into Monday. WPC 5-day precip map. #njwx #dewx #mdwx #pawx


Apr 12

Good afternoon everyone. With the warmer weat...

Good afternoon everyone. With the warmer weather we're expecting in the next couple days, many people will want to head to the beach. While the air temperature will be warm, it is important to remember that the water temperatures in the Atlantic and Delaware Bay are still only in the 40s. At these temperatures, hypothermia can begin in as little as 5 minutes without proper attire. If you're heading to the beach in the next couple days, it is best to stay out of the water. Nonetheless, have a great weekend! Check out specific water temperatures here: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cwtg/catl_tmap.html.

    Coastal Water Temperature Guide
    NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) are responsible for hosting and providing public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth with over 20 petabytes of comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. /cwtg/catl_tmap.html
    https://www.nodc.noaa.gov

Apr 12

Good morning everyone! We are finally moving ...

Good morning everyone! We are finally moving into a period of warmer springtime weather the next few days. High temperatures Friday will range from the low 70s in the Poconos to the upper 70s to near 80 for South Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Highs will remain a little cooler in the mid to upper 60s along the coast. Saturday looks to be similar, if not warmer than tomorrow. Do you have any plans to enjoy this weekend? Check out our website for your local forecast at www.weather.gov/phi.


Apr 11

Did you know, you can get the times of high a...

Did you know, you can get the times of high and low tide at the following link, http://ht.ly/j3kI30jrMmY (NOAA Tide Predictions). #njwx #dewx #mdwx #pawx


Apr 11

Unity In The Community added 3 new photos.

Today we had the opportunity of surprising two teenagers from Universal Audenreid High School with our 9th Annual Ultimate Prom Experience.All of their prom expenses will be taken care of courtesy of our great donors and sponsors.Thank you to Tre Sullivan @tre.five of the Philadelphia Eagles for agreeing to escort Autumn on her prom. Also , thank you to all of our supporters and donors for being apart of this initiative.


Apr 11

Great Day in South Philadelphia - http://www....

Great Day in South Philadelphia - http://www.fox29.com/good-day/326409434-video

    Eagles safety Tre Sullivan surprises South Philly students
    FOX 29's Steve Keeley is live from South Philadelphia with more.
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Apr 10

See how the magic comes to life tomorrow as w...

See how the magic comes to life tomorrow as we surprise two students with our Ultimate Prom Experience prom package on Fox Good Day Philadelphia at 9:30 AM for our 9th Annual Ultimate Prom Experience. Thank you to everyone that's involved with making this happen.


Apr 10

Get your tickets now for the NICEST event of ...

Get your tickets now for the NICEST event of the year. Support Childs Elementary while enjoying delicious food and beverages at On Point Bistro. Early Bird ticket prices end April 30th. http://www.nicephilly.org/a-nice-night-2018


Apr 10

Good Tuesday Morning! Who is ready for much w...

Good Tuesday Morning! Who is ready for much warmer air? It will take a little more time, however for the rest of the week temperatures will continue to go up. Significant warmth arrives on Friday and Saturday. Here is a look at the 7-day forecast for Philadelphia (for example), with afternoon temperatures getting real close to 80 degrees Friday and Saturday.


Apr 09

East Point Breeze Neighbors shared their post...

    South Philadelphia Candidate Forum - 2018 Primaries
    South Philadelphia Candidate Forum - 2018 Primaries
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Apr 09

Here are the chances of getting at least a te...

Here are the chances of getting at least a tenth of an inch of snow tonight into Tuesday morning. This will be a light snow event with the elevated terrain of the Poconos getting the most at around an inch. #pawx #njwx


Apr 09

Outdoor space anyone? What $1,500 will get you in Philadelphia right now

First, there's this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment located at 1933 S Chadwick St. listed for $1,500 / month for its 1,000-square-feet of space.

Located at 2628 S Chadwick St., here's a 999-square-foot studio residence that's listed for $1,500/ month.

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Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 330 S Hicks St. that's also going for $1,500 / month.

Next, check out this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's located at 4308 Fleming St. and listed for $1,500 / month.

Listed at $1,500 / month, this 1,100-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment is located at 528 Wharton St.

Next, there's this studio apartment located at 1409 Germantown Ave. It's listed at $1,500 / month for its 860-square-feet of space.

Next, check out this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's located at 3414 Race St. and listed for $1,500 / month.

    Outdoor space anyone? What $1,500 will get you in Philadelphia right now
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Philadelphia? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to scoring housing in Philadelphia if you've got a budget of $1,500 / month. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)
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Apr 09

We're looking forward to making our Ultimate ...

We're looking forward to making our Ultimate Prom Experience initiative happen again this year.


Apr 09

Did you know that Philadelphia received 7 inc...

Did you know that Philadelphia received 7 inches of snow on this day in 1917? While this winter has seemed relentless, at least we're not dealing with that today! Fortunately, much deserved warmer weather is also in store for later this week.

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Apr 09

EPBN Reminder: Candidate Forum and Zoning Mee...

EPBN Reminder: Candidate Forum and Zoning Meeting -

    EPBN Reminder: Candidate Forum and Zoning Meeting
    EPBN and several other South Philly neighborhood organizations are hosting a South Philadelphia Candidate Forum on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Childs School at 16th and Wharton. We are inviting all of the current candidates, Republicans and Democrats, for the May 15th primaries for the following positions: Governor, Lt.
    https://mailchi.mp

Apr 09

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Moun...

Good Monday morning! Cold again today (less wind though); some light snow/rain tonight for parts of the area, then a significant warm up later this week. Shown are the 5 AM temperatures today from around the region, then the 7-day forecast for the Philadelphia metro showing the upcoming warmth.


Apr 08

Hi Everyone! Here's a look at the work week f...

Hi Everyone! Here's a look at the work week forecast for Philadelphia. The bad news...we will be starting the week, once again, with below normal temperatures. The good news...the only chance of snow is a chance of less than one inch Monday night in the southern Poconos and higher terrain of NW NJ. The REALLY good news...warm up expected late this week! Check out the forecast high temperatures on Thursday and Friday! 🌞 For a detailed forecast for your location, visit www.weather.gov/phi and type in your zip code or city, state in the upper left corner.


Apr 08

Good Sunday morning! It is another cold start...

Good Sunday morning! It is another cold start to the day with temperatures in the 20s and 30s (added wind chill as well), and temperatures this afternoon will remain on the chilly side with very dry air in place. A few snow showers can't be ruled out later this afternoon in the Poconos.


Apr 07

Meet Candidates. Ask Questions. Get Informed!...

Meet Candidates. Ask Questions. Get Informed! On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30pm, Point Breeze community organizations in South Philadelphia will be holding a candidates’ forum. Come out to meet the candidates, ask questions, and get informed! Invited guests include Democrats and Republicans running for Governor, Lt. Governor, US. Senate, US Congress (new 3rd district), State Representative (186th District), and State Senate (8th District). Cast your vote on May 15th Primaries after being fully informed about the candidates and the Issues. This event will be held at Child’s Elementary School auditorium located at 16th and Wharton Streets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The event will be co-hosted by Neighbors in Action, Point Breeze Community Development Coalition, Unity in the Community, Washington Avenue Property Owners Association, South of South Neighborhood Association, South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S., and Point Breeze Community Development Coalition. http://epbneighbors.org/news/2018/4/7/south-philadelphia-candidate-forum-april-10th/

Apr 07

Heads up: The Spring Clean Up date is changed...

Heads up: The Spring Clean Up date is changed to April 14. The city was concerned about bad weather, so it's been rescheduled. We look forward to seeing you on the 14th!

    Newbold Civic Association
    Newbold Civic Association. 357 likes · 3 talking about this. NCA is a neighborhood civic association in South Philadelphia covering Broad to 18th and...
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Apr 07

Not feeling like spring today. Lingering show...

Not feeling like spring today. Lingering showers, especially across southern NJ and Delmarva. Highs in the 40s (30s Poconos). Low rides along the front to our south tonight. Could see some snow southeast of the I95 corridor. Temps will fall into the 20s. #njwx #dewx #pawx #mdwx


Apr 06

Hi Everyone! Here is the Friday afternoon upd...

Hi Everyone! Here is the Friday afternoon update for the weather this weekend (unfortunately, still looking for spring): 1. Precipitation is expected to move in late tonight, but it should be mostly rain. The exception is in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, NW New Jersey, and the southern Poconos, which could see a period of snow early Saturday morning before the precipitation ends. Any snow accumulations tomorrow morning are expected to be very light (less than one inch). 2.Precipitation is forecast to linger into Saturday night along and southeast of the Interstate 95 corridor. Through this time, expect a change over to snow. Any snow accumulations are forecast to be near or below one inch. The image is the forecast snow accumulation for this period. 3. Patchy black ice will be possible Sunday morning as any remaining water on roads could freeze as most of the area will be below freezing by Sunrise on Sunday. For the latest detailed forecast for your location, visit www.weather.gov/phi and type your zip code or city, state in the upper left corner.


Apr 05

District Attorney Larry Krasner and Philadelp...

District Attorney Larry Krasner and Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will be visiting the neighborhood for a Point Breeze and Grays Ferry Community Collaboration Listening Session on Thursday, April 19th, from 5pm-7:30pm at Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. The DA's office is interested in hearing your concerns and ideas for how to increase public safety. If you're like many of us, you've found testifying against perpetrators is difficult for victims, especially with how often court hearings are changed and moved. This has been a long time community concern, especially in the South Division, and we'd love some help sharing it with the DA's Office. Contact info for questions in advance is on the flyer.


Apr 05

Good Afternoon Everyone! The calendar does sa...

Good Afternoon Everyone! The calendar does say April, but snow is in the forecast (again). Two chances for snow in fact: 1. Snow is likely late tonight into Friday morning along and north of the Interstate 78 corridor. Any snow accumulation is expected to be less than one inch, though it could create slippery conditions on untreated surfaces and bridges. 2. Snow is likely across the region late Friday night into Saturday. A period of sleet is also possible Saturday morning for far SE NJ and S DE. Snow totals with this event are expected to be near or below one inch. The image below is the forecast snow totals for the second event (Friday night and Saturday). For a detailed forecast for your location, visit www.weather.gov/phi and type your city,state in the upper left corner. Keep thinking Spring! It has to arrive eventually 🌞


Apr 05

Graduate Hospital neighbors clash with developer over paint on a park wall

Colorful corner at South Colorado and Jackson in Point Breeze

    Graduate Hospital neighbors clash with developer over paint on a park wall
    Some Philly developers have learned to tread lightly around neighborhood associations, the groups that hold the power to derail projects by denying zoning variances. Others disregard that, and adopt a mantra that seems closer to Facebook's famous "move fast and break things." The definition of breaking things, however, is sometimes subjective.
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Apr 05

Please join us today as we honor some wonderf...

Please join us today as we honor some wonderful people @thestudentloandoctor @kritty_b @lovelloelizabeth @thephreshprincess1 @countrycookin1 @nijah Blocker @fadwarobinson and Emma Hatton. It will be hosted by @djdiamondkuts with performances by @i_am_a_rolemodel @por_tia_ and many more. We will also play a memorial video of the women that passed away from the South Philadelphia community within the last year. This event is free. See you tonight!


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