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Walgreens at 4001 Kensington Avenue is Permanently Closing

The Walgreens located at 4001 Kensington Avenue will permanently close at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. The store was affected by the looting that was widespread on June 1st, but a source at the store told the Juniata News that it wasn’t the reason for closing. According to that source, employees knew something … Continue reading Walgreens at 4001 Kensington Avenue is Permanently Closing

Down on the Boulevard, They Ticket Hard

Watch your speed as you travel along the Roosevelt Boulevard — starting today, August 1st, speed cameras are automatically ticketing speeders now that a 60-day warning period has ended. According to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, “There are now thirty-two (32) automated speed enforcement cameras operational at eight (8) different locations on Roosevelt Boulevard. Posted signage … Continue reading Down on the Boulevard, They Ticket Hard

Four Sons Pizzeria is Moving from Kensington Avenue; Cites Dangerous Environment

Hector Fuentes, owner of Four Sons Pizzeria in Kensington, announced that he is moving his business from its location at 3145 Kensington Avenue. In a Facebook posting today, he cited the dangerous environment on Kensington Avenue as the reason for making the move. The posting read in part: “So after 50 years of serving the … Continue reading Four Sons Pizzeria is Moving from Kensington Avenue; Cites Dangerous Environment

Two Juniata Residents Take on Neighborhood Short Dumping and Litter

    “I’m trying to get the community to care. This is OUR neighborhood.”     Those are the words of Marian Gormley after taking hours to clean up some of the trash, litter, and short dumping on M Street near Erie Avenue this past week.     If you live in the area, these piles are impossible … Continue reading Two Juniata Residents Take on Neighborhood Short Dumping and Litter

Police are Targeting Violent Crime this Weekend as Warm Temperatures Roll In

Violent crime is overwhelming the city. Yesterday a pregnant woman, Shaliayah Davis, 25, was shot in the head inside an SUV on the 2500 block of W. Berks Street, killing her and her baby. Police say that her boyfriend, who fled the scene, was the target. Last night, three masked men chased and killed a … Continue reading Police are Targeting Violent Crime this Weekend as Warm Temperatures Roll In

Suspect Wanted for Arson at Kensington Smoke Shop

From PhillyPolice Blog:    On June 1, 2020 at approximately 11:36 PM, (camera time) numerous individuals forced their way into the Kensington Smoke Shop located at 1816 E. Allegheny Avenue and looted the business. On June 2, 2020 at approximately 12:12 AM (camera time) an unknown individual is seen lighting objects on top of a … Continue reading Suspect Wanted for Arson at Kensington Smoke Shop

Juniata Resident Opens Authentic Puerto Rican Restaurant

    There’s something special about home-cooked meals, especially when they remind you of family, smiles, and good times. That’s what Boricua Restaurant in Northern Liberties is delivering to neighborhoods in our region this summer!     Following a delay in hosting a Grand Opening because of the pandemic, Jazmin Serrano of Juniata Park and her brother … Continue reading Juniata Resident Opens Authentic Puerto Rican Restaurant

Breaking: Safehouse’s Plan to Open will be Significantly Delayed

Attorneys for a group of Civic organizations that are opposing the opening of a Safe Injection Site in Philadelphia announced that Judge McHugh has granted U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain’s motion to stay the opening of injection sites. Shannon Farrell, President of the Harrowgate Civic Association, shared the news directly from the attorneys: “Moments ago Judge … Continue reading Breaking: Safehouse’s Plan to Open will be Significantly Delayed