New Police District for Kensington is Getting Nearer

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had rough consequences everywhere, and Kensington is no exception — but good news is coming.     The Kensington and Allegheny Business Association held a virtual meeting hosted by Rolando Sanchez of Impact Services on September 16th. 24th Police District Captain Pedro Rosario said that the “on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again” plan … Continue reading New Police District for Kensington is Getting Nearer

Amber Owls Cheer & Dance Team Begins Sign-ups While Seeking New Home-base

The Amber Owls Cheer and Dance Team has been giving girls something to cheer about by providing low-cost instruction and fun for years. The team’s home-base in the past, Heitzman Recreation Center, will be undergoing a Rebuild overhaul, and while that’s terrific, it means that the Owls need to find a new location to practice … Continue reading Amber Owls Cheer & Dance Team Begins Sign-ups While Seeking New Home-base

Missing Juvenile – Amir Coleman – From the 24th District

From Philly Police Blog: The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old Missing Juvenile Amir Coleman. He was last seen at 1:21 P.M., on Monday, September 21st, 2020, at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children 160 E Erie Avenue. He is 4’6”, 135 lbs., thin build, light brown complexion, brown eyes and black … Continue reading Missing Juvenile – Amir Coleman – From the 24th District

Police seek driver and vehicle in fatal crash that killed Maria Rivera, 46, of Juniata

The driver of the vehicle pictured is wanted for a fatal Auto vs. Pedestrian hit-and-run crash that occurred on Friday, September 18th at 11:30 pm at Erie Avenue and I Street in Juniata. The victim, Maria Rivera, 46 of the 3900 block of Elsinore Street,  was crossing Erie Avenue at I Street when the vehicle … Continue reading Police seek driver and vehicle in fatal crash that killed Maria Rivera, 46, of Juniata

City Plans for Potential Protests Following Grand Jury Decision in the Breonna Taylor Case

Guidance from the City of Philadelphia: Following the decision by a Jefferson County grand jury regarding the killing of Breonna Taylor, City officials and the Philadelphia Police Department shared plans to prepare for potential protest activity and large crowds. At this time, the City is aware of one known protest planned for this evening. Additional … Continue reading City Plans for Potential Protests Following Grand Jury Decision in the Breonna Taylor Case

Missing Person from the 24th District

From Philly Police Blog: The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating a 74-year-old endangered missing person Rosa Santiago. She was last seen at 6:00 P.M., on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, on the 19XX block of East Venango Street. She is 5’4”, 115 lbs,  thin build, light complexion, brown eyes and gray hair.  She was last … Continue reading Missing Person from the 24th District

Prevention Point distributed 4,797,776 syringes in Kensington – in 1 Year

When Shannon Farrell, President of the Harrowgate Civic Association, heard rumors that some residents met with Jose Benitez, Executive Director of Prevention Point, to discuss the needles that our communities overrun with, the outcome sounded good. It was said that Benitez offered to reduce the number of needles that Prevention Point gives out by 100,000 … Continue reading Prevention Point distributed 4,797,776 syringes in Kensington – in 1 Year

Mariana Bracetti Academy to Construct Wellness Center on site of Former North Catholic Faculty House

    Heavy equipment arrived at the former Northeast Catholic High School Faculty House on Torresdale Avenue last week as crews prepare the building for demolition.     The building, on the campus of Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School (MBA), has been in poor condition since the days of North Catholic prior to its sale to the … Continue reading Mariana Bracetti Academy to Construct Wellness Center on site of Former North Catholic Faculty House

It Was a Zoo at Bethel Chapel’s Open House on Saturday!

Bethel Chapel Church at K & Lycoming Streets in Juniata Park never disappoints with their annual Open House and Free Neighborhood Block Party! The church was blessed with fabulous weather on Saturday for families to come out and enjoy snacks, fun, and something new this year — a Petting Zoo! In past years, Bethel Chapel … Continue reading It Was a Zoo at Bethel Chapel’s Open House on Saturday!