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Rep. Cruz takes action against illegal tire dumping

Rep. Cruz’ Office has good news in fight against illegal tire dumping: State Rep. Angel Cruz announced that legislation he authored to combat the increasing illegal dumping of waste tires in Philadelphia, unanimously passed the full House. “An increase in such acts leads to environmental, health and safety hazards, which adversely impacts the overall quality … Continue reading Rep. Cruz takes action against illegal tire dumping

Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Texas Chicken and Burgers

Via Philly Police Blog On September 21, 2019, at 1:15 pm, an unknown a white male entered the Texas Chicken and Burgers located at 3960 Kensington Avenue demanding money from an employee.  When the suspect lifted his hooded sweatshirt showing the handle of a gun, the employee opened the register and gave the suspect an undetermined … Continue reading Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Texas Chicken and Burgers

The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store — Demolition concluding — Suspect is sentenced — Toy and Coat Drive is planned

Annual Tradition Continues on Thanksgiving Weekend     Following the devastating fire that completely destroyed The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store’s massive building at 2226 Butler Street earlier this year on April 7th, owner Robert McCormac vowed to reopen.       On Monday morning, September 16th, the final phase of demolition began to tear down the remaining walls, … Continue reading The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store — Demolition concluding — Suspect is sentenced — Toy and Coat Drive is planned

Health Department Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from a Food Worker in Kensington

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has recently confirmed that a person who works for Yumcious Donuts, located at 3001 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, Philadelphia, has acute Hepatitis A.  While the risk of Hepatitis A infection is very low, the Health Department recommends that people who … Continue reading Health Department Warns of Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from a Food Worker in Kensington

Spotted Lanternfly seen in Juniata Park. “Kill It!”

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it…just get rid of it. ” That’s the message from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regarding the presence of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. Native to the countries of China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, the Spotted Lanternfly was first seen in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has spread across 14 counties here, including Philadelphia. This … Continue reading Spotted Lanternfly seen in Juniata Park. “Kill It!”

Suspects Wanted in Local Boost Mobile Store Robbery

From PhillyPolice.com: On September 17, 2019, at approximately 4:24 pm, two unknown black males entered the Boost Mobile store located at 3152 Frankford Avenue. One of the suspects then went to the employee asking him about phones while the second suspect went to the counter where another employee was standing by the register and pulled a … Continue reading Suspects Wanted in Local Boost Mobile Store Robbery