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NFL’s free-agency period opens on Wednesday. What will the Birds do?

Now comes the fun part. We’ve waited since January for some Eagles action, and we’re going to get it when the NFL’s free-agency period opens on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Eagles have done...

Mummers legend honored with funeral procession down Two Street

As the sun shone on Second Street this past Saturday, neighbors emerged from homes, families held hands and Mummers strutted as a sea of umbrellas and brass bands weaved their way from Murphy-Ruffenach Funeral...

Expanded street cleaning officially comes to Point Breeze

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson was on hand at Ralph Brooks Tot Lot playground at 20th and Tasker to announce the beginning of a new street cleaning program in Point Breeze on Monday. The program...

Wanted: Suspects for burglary in the Third District

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public's assistance identifying two suspects for burglary at 12th and McKean Streets. On Feb. 28,  at approximately 12:30 a.m., the two unknown suspects were captured on surveillance video entering...

South Philly students show off science skills at citywide fair

From the effect of osmosis on gummy bears to the extraction of DNA in strawberries, South Philadelphia students showcased their latest experiments at the 40th annual citywide George Washington Carver Science Fair. Middle and...

Irish Heritage Theatre continues to preserve classic work with latest production of “Da”

Themes of family tend to lie at the heart of classic Irish plays. So, it’s no surprise that the city’s premier Irish theater company, which works to conserve productions tracing back to the Emerald Isle,...

Rally at Kenney’s budget address demands full funding of library

Continuing months of advocacy, Friends of the Free Library members and AFSCME District Council 47 union workers convened at City Hall on March 7 to call for full funding of the Free Library of...

Eight suspects arrested in relation to 43 shootings among rival groups of Grays Ferry

During a press conference yesterday at the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center (DVIC), Attorney General Josh Shapiro, District Attorney Larry Krasner and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced a successful joint operation to serve arrest...

Bingo! GRASP gets constituents face-to-face with the 2019 City Council at-large candidates

South Philly residents were invited to Grassroots Advocacy for South Philadelphia’s (GRASP) first At-Large Bingo event at Bok Wednesday night for a chance to meet with various candidates running for City Council at-large seats. Republicans,...

Third district community crime bulletin – Feb. 25 to March 3

From Feb. 25 to March 3, there were three robberies throughout the third police district in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 46 with 12 arrests. During this same time,...
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