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Third district community crime bulletin – October 28 to November 3

From Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, there were 9 robberies throughout the 3rd Police District in South Philadelphia with one arrest, bringing 2019’s reported robbery totals to 215 with 65 arrests. During this same time,...

Communities east of Broad Street gather in response to uptick in gun violence

Crowds gathered at Eliza Butler Kirkbride School, 1501 S. 7th St., on Monday evening to discuss a recent uptick in gun violence afflicting local neighborhoods. The community conversation, which was hosted by state Rep. Elizabeth...

Calendar Events – November 6 Issue

Wednesday, November 6 South Philadelphia High School Alumni Award of Excellence Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Awards include Mark Rago, Fran Guiles, Yvette Palmer and Harry...

Photos: Food giveaway at Fiedler’s office

Residents from Elizabeth Fiedler’s 184th Legislative District were invited to the first monthly Share Food Program last Wednesday. Families can pick up one free 30-pound box of food each month at Fiedler’s office, located at...

Veterans, neighbors and students clean up Point Breeze in memory of the fallen

More than 75 high school students amassed at Wharton Square Park on Saturday morning to spruce up the public space and its surrounding neighborhoods.  But the massive gathering was not simply in the spirit of...

DVYAA fields named in honor of president emeritus

In the eyes of Anthony “Tubes” Benedetto, turning down an aspiring athlete was never an option.  The West Passyunk resident has always vehemently believed that no obstacle should ever stop a child from getting a...

South Philly natives’ award-winning film comes to Amazon

Three summers ago, filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini took over the 1900 block of S. Jessup St. and the 1200 block of McKean St. with lights, cameras and action.  Maintaining a small...

New public art unveiled at South Street on the Schuylkill River

Whether strolling on the boardwalk, cruising down I-76 or racing in a kayak, passersby along the Schuylkill River at South Street will now be welcomed with a kaleidoscopic piece of public art. Unfurled across three...

Libertarian Maj Toure, City Council Candidate, discusses plans if elected

Maj Toure is a Libertarian candidate for City Council at large. The candidate, who calls himself a “solutionary” Libertarian, is the founder of Black Guns Matter, and has been endorsed by Gun Owners of America....

New exhibition transforms vintage furniture through colorful embroidery

Through Nov. 23, Paradigm Gallery and Studio, 746 S. 4th St., is hosting a new exhibition, Obsolescence, featuring the work of Swedish-based artist Ulla-Stina Wikander. Marking her first solo exhibition in the United States, Wikander,...
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