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Prevention Point distributed 4,797,776 syringes in Kensington – in 1 Year

When Shannon Farrell, President of the Harrowgate Civic Association, heard rumors that some residents met with Jose Benitez, Executive Director of Prevention Point, to discuss the needles that our communities overrun with, the outcome sounded good. It was said that Benitez offered to reduce the number of needles that Prevention Point gives out by 100,000 … Continue reading Prevention Point distributed 4,797,776 syringes in Kensington – in 1 Year

Mariana Bracetti Academy to Construct Wellness Center on site of Former North Catholic Faculty House

    Heavy equipment arrived at the former Northeast Catholic High School Faculty House on Torresdale Avenue last week as crews prepare the building for demolition.     The building, on the campus of Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School (MBA), has been in poor condition since the days of North Catholic prior to its sale to the … Continue reading Mariana Bracetti Academy to Construct Wellness Center on site of Former North Catholic Faculty House

It Was a Zoo at Bethel Chapel’s Open House on Saturday!

Bethel Chapel Church at K & Lycoming Streets in Juniata Park never disappoints with their annual Open House and Free Neighborhood Block Party! The church was blessed with fabulous weather on Saturday for families to come out and enjoy snacks, fun, and something new this year — a Petting Zoo! In past years, Bethel Chapel … Continue reading It Was a Zoo at Bethel Chapel’s Open House on Saturday!

Crews Ready Former North Catholic Rectory for Demolition

Crews are gutting the inside of the former Northeast Catholic High School Rectory on Torresdale Avenue. With all of the windows removed, the window frames were being torn out yesterday , and heavy machinery arrived on site. Passersby said that homeless people have been sleeping in the building for awhile. The massive building was referred … Continue reading Crews Ready Former North Catholic Rectory for Demolition

First Day of School Assignment: Help All Students #LogOnPHL

A First Day of School Message from Mayor Jim Kenney & Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. Today is the first day for Philadelphia’s public schools and it is certainly unlike any other in our lifetime. While we won’t see young people boarding a bus or walking to school, full of excitement, we do take … Continue reading First Day of School Assignment: Help All Students #LogOnPHL

Memorial for 2 brothers is planned for Sunday, September 6th

Family, friends and neighbors came together on Monday evening, August 31st to support each other and remember two young brothers, Kariel and Jacier, who were killed in a car crash on the weekend. The boys were thrown from the vehicle that they were riding in while traveling on Hunting Park Avenue when another vehicle sped … Continue reading Memorial for 2 brothers is planned for Sunday, September 6th

Erie Bowling Lanes Announces Permanent Closure

When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered businesses to close in the month of March for two weeks to ‘flatten the curve’ of the COVID-19 outbreak, businesses such as Erie Bowling Lanes thought they’d be opening again on March 28th. Sadly, some will not reopen, and Erie Lanes seems to be the latest casualty. Jon Kroljic, … Continue reading Erie Bowling Lanes Announces Permanent Closure

Suspect in Friday Morning’s Shooting at Wawa is in Custody

The suspect who shot a customer (off-duty security guard) at Wawa on Friday morning at 4:45 am has been taken into custody. Police say that the 22-year-old suspect entered the Wawa at L Street and Erie Avenue in Juniata and got into an argument with the Wawa security guard who was enforcing social distancing at … Continue reading Suspect in Friday Morning’s Shooting at Wawa is in Custody