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Thanksgiving Dinner Help: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

THE KITCHEN DIVA By Angela Shelf Medearis After 45 years of cooking, I’ve had my share of Thanksgiving Day disasters! I’ll never forget the Thanksgiving when the turkey wasn’t done, and my family and friends were starving. Thankfully, no pun intended, I had defrosted a package of pork chops for dinner the next day. That … Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner Help: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Holiday Advisory from the Philly Dept. of Public Health

As we all await the announcement from the City of Philadelphia today at 1:00 pm regarding new restrictions to combat COVID-19, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has already made recommendations for the holiday season, including doing your holiday shopping online. Rumors that indoor dining will be halted, if true, will add to an economic … Continue reading Holiday Advisory from the Philly Dept. of Public Health

From the Ashes, The Thrifty Irishman Will Offer Flea Market Spaces to Vendors Just in Time for the Holidays!

    Robert McCormac, owner of The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store, is known for his love of community. His store’s Winter Coat and Christmas Toy Giveaways were huge hits and greatly appreciated by those to benefitted from the generosity.     On the evening of April 7th, 2019, the sky lit up as the store’s massive 60,000 … Continue reading From the Ashes, The Thrifty Irishman Will Offer Flea Market Spaces to Vendors Just in Time for the Holidays!

PROPAC Feeds the Troops with Farewell Homemade Dinners

  Days have been rough, and nights rougher, but when the National Guard took up temporary residence in Port Richmond, folks were resting easier.     On Saturday night, November 7th, members of Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic (PROPAC) served up 400 homemade Polish meals including kielbasi, pierogies, and sauerkraut to members of the National … Continue reading PROPAC Feeds the Troops with Farewell Homemade Dinners

Suspects Wanted in Commercial Burglary Involving Explosives

Info From Philly Police Blog: On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the owner secured his pharmacy before leaving the location (31xx Frankford Avenue at Clementine Street). When the owner returned to the location on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:00 AM, it was discovered that unknown persons had forced entry through the front … Continue reading Suspects Wanted in Commercial Burglary Involving Explosives

40 arrested overnight including 29 for Burglary; 11 ATM explosions

City Releases Update on Unrest for Thursday, October 29, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – The City released the following update on unrest that occurred overnight.  PHILADELPHIA POLICE UPDATE: The following arrest numbers are current as of Noon on October 29, 2020: Arrests Overnight  (10/28 – 10/29) 4 Assault on Police  29 Burglary  5 Civil Violation Notices (CVN) for Failure to Disperse … Continue reading 40 arrested overnight including 29 for Burglary; 11 ATM explosions

Citywide Curfew for Tonight; Police Release Arrest Numbers

The City of Philadelphia released the following guidance for a Curfew tonight, along with arrests that Police have made:CURFEW:  There will be a citywide curfew which will go into effect on  Wednesday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29. Grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies may, in their discretion, choose to operate only for … Continue reading Citywide Curfew for Tonight; Police Release Arrest Numbers

Juniata Civic Discusses Zoning and Safety Issues at Meeting

    The Juniata Park Civic Association (JPCA) held their first indoor meeting since March of 2020 on October 13th. It was held in the gym at the Juniata Park Boys and Girls Club instead of the usual meeting room so that people could distance from each other as the pandemic continues.     The JPCA had … Continue reading Juniata Civic Discusses Zoning and Safety Issues at Meeting

Satellite Election Sites are Open for Voting 7 Days a Week

    City Commissioners opened seven satellite election offices for early voting on Tuesday, September 29th, including the first bilingual site in Philadelphia at the Julia De Burgos School, 4th Street & Lehigh Avenue.     Councilperson Maria Quiñones Sánchez held a press conference outside of the school prior to casting her vote there. “We are here … Continue reading Satellite Election Sites are Open for Voting 7 Days a Week