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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

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