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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

Suspect Wanted for Homicide in Juniata; $20,000 Reward

The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is looking to identify the vehicle, depicted in the following surveillance video excerpts, as part of an ongoing investigation into the shooting death of a 29 year old male who was shot while stopped in his vehicle in the intersection of “O” and Hunting Park Avenue on June 2nd. … Continue reading Suspect Wanted for Homicide in Juniata; $20,000 Reward

Street Milling Continues in Juniata

 Several streets in Juniata are scheduled for street improvements with street closures and parking restrictions during the week of June 22, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The streets scheduled for milling during the week of June 22nd include: 4400 block of I Street 4200 block of J Street 4300 block of J Street 4200 block … Continue reading Street Milling Continues in Juniata

Kenney Establishes Juneteenth as an Official City Holiday

Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that the City of Philadelphia designates Juneteenth as an official City holiday. As a result, this Friday, June 19, 2020, City offices and facilities will be closed to the public to observe Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  “For the past few years I’ve had … Continue reading Kenney Establishes Juneteenth as an Official City Holiday

Philadelphia Police Inspector to Face Charges Following Incident Involving Protester

From the District Attorney’s Office: District Attorney Larry Krasner on Friday announced he is filing Aggravated Assault and related charges against Philadelphia Police Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna for an incident involving a student who was struck in the head with a metal police baton while exercising his constitutionally protected right to protest injustice last Monday. … Continue reading Philadelphia Police Inspector to Face Charges Following Incident Involving Protester

Tartaglione asks Wolf to allow all retailers to offer curbside pickup

State Senator Tina Tartaglione joined colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus in requesting that Governor Wolf allow curbside pickup for all retailers in Pennsylvania. In a letter dated May 19th, the Democratic Caucus members wrote that over the last 10 weeks, Pennsylvanians have heeded the calls from medical and health experts in the Wolf administration … Continue reading Tartaglione asks Wolf to allow all retailers to offer curbside pickup

Every other week recycling will continue

Every other week schedule extended through June 26 PHILADELPHIA – As the City continues to provide essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Streets Department continues to face challenges with maintaining trash and recycling collection on a consistent schedule. The Department announced it will extend its collection of recycling materials every other week through June … Continue reading Every other week recycling will continue