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City Hall celebrates its 49th annual PAL Day

Kids from every Philadelphia’s Police Athletic League center in Philadelphia were represented at the 49th annual PAL Day at City Hall last Wednesday morning. The PAL students joined Mayor Jim Kenney, City Representative Sheila...

Wyclef Jean presents $50,000 music technology grant to South Philly High

Last Wednesday, musician, producer, composer and founder of The Fugees Wyclef Jean joined students at South Philadelphia High School, presenting them with a $50,000 music technology grant in a special ceremony. Jean was joined...

Third district community crime bulletin – Feb. 11 to 17

From Feb.11 to Feb.17, there were four robberies throughout the third police district in South Philadelphia with no arrests, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 39 with eight arrests. During this same time, there were...

Residents hear from development team about proposed project at 3rd and Christian

The architect and attorney for a for-rent apartment complex slated to be built at 300 Christian St. appeared in front of Queen Village residents at last Wednesday night’s Queen Village Neighbors Association meeting at...

South Philly native pens another play about Point Breeze

  Reminiscent of summer block parties in Point Breeze, nationally renowned playwright Josh Wilder has once again found inspiration nestled in the streets of a South Philly neighborhood he once called home. In his latest...

All School District of Philadelphia Schools to close Wednesday due to inclement weather

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, all School District of Philadelphia schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20.  This decision has been made due to current projections of snowy weather that will make it...

East Passyunk to host seventh annual Restaurant Week

Foodies can soon dabble in a smorgasbord of flavors from around the world without even leaving South Philly. In its seventh annual event, the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is once again hosting its...

Wanted: Suspect for multiple commercial robberies in the first police district

  The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public assistance finding a suspect responsible for multiple commercial robberies at a 7-Eleven at Broad and Wolf Streets. In the first incident, on Feb. 1 at approximately 1:55 a.m., the...

Wanted: Suspect for multiple theft-from-autos in the Third District

Police need the public's assistance finding a suspect for multiple theft-from-autos around 12th and Bainbridge Streets. On Feb. 10, at approximately 4:50 a.m., the unknown male was captured on surveillance video on the 700 block...

Letter-to-the-Editor: Response to Op-Ed “The Battle for Education: The Haves and the Have-Nots”

By: Robert Holland This letter is written in response to last week's op-ed, “The Battle for Education: The Haves and the Have-Nots” (Feb. 13) After delivering a long bill of grievances against charter schools as a...
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