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Philadelphia Department of Public Health Announces 1,214 Overdose Deaths in 2020

News from the Philadelphia Department of Health: The latest CHART report announced that 2020 overdose deaths are 6% higher than 2019, overdose deaths in African Americans increased 29% since 2019, 81% of all overdose deaths included fentanyl, and fentanyl is present in a wider array of drugs than before PHILADELPHIA–As reported in the latest CHART report, … Continue reading Philadelphia Department of Public Health Announces 1,214 Overdose Deaths in 2020

‘Tire Bounty’ of 50-cents is Offered in ‘Tire Round-Up Program’

The Tire Round-Up Program Returns with COVID Protocols in Place   Kickoff is Saturday, June 26   PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department is proud to announce the return of the Tire Round-Up Program.  The program serves as one of several Streets Department programs to support the vision for a more beautiful and cleaner Philadelphia. The six-week program will … Continue reading ‘Tire Bounty’ of 50-cents is Offered in ‘Tire Round-Up Program’

Krasner Wins Primary; Vega Dominates Juniata’s 33rd Ward

All eyes were on the race for District Attorney yesterday, and incumbent District Attorney Larry Kraser has won the Democratic Primary by a large margin, getting approximately 65% of the vote. In the 33rd Ward, challenger Carlos Vega fared well, garnering 360 votes to Krasner’s 295. Turnout was extremely low in the 33rd Ward which … Continue reading Krasner Wins Primary; Vega Dominates Juniata’s 33rd Ward

Parks & Rec Boosts Lifeguard Pay to $15.25 to Ensure City Pools Will Open

City of Philadelphia Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell joined Deputy Mayor Cynthia Figueroa, Office of Children and Families, and members of City Council to announce a 51 cent pay increase for first year City lifeguards. The starting pay for rookie lifeguards will be $15.25 an hour, with returning guards earning up to … Continue reading Parks & Rec Boosts Lifeguard Pay to $15.25 to Ensure City Pools Will Open

24th District: Suspect Wanted for Shooting 27-Year-Old Man in the Chest

From the Philly Police Blog: On May 6, 2021 at approximately 6:37 pm, the victim, a 27 year-old male, was involved in a dispute with several unknown Hispanic males on the 31xx block of Richmond Street. During the dispute one of the males pulled out a gun and shot the victim striking him once in … Continue reading 24th District: Suspect Wanted for Shooting 27-Year-Old Man in the Chest

Juniata Action Committee Invites Neighbors to Help with Saturday Morning Cleanup

    It’s been some time since the Juniata Action Committee has been out in the neighborhood. The organization that brought back the annual Juniata Park Parade, introduced Juniata Fest (community business festival), and spearheaded the transformation of the Cayuga Triangle from a concrete pad into a rain garden that welcomes travelers into the neighborhood, were … Continue reading Juniata Action Committee Invites Neighbors to Help with Saturday Morning Cleanup

New Youth Boxing Gym Opens in Kensington; Fundraiser set for Saturday, May 1 at Westy’s

By Tim McCloskey The neighborhood known for its fighting spirit is welcoming a new boxing gym this week.  The K&A Boxing Club is located across from McPherson Square at the corner of F & Potter Streets, the site of the former Kendrick Nightclub, which also served as an Evangelical Church in recent years. Head trainer, Navy veteran, … Continue reading New Youth Boxing Gym Opens in Kensington; Fundraiser set for Saturday, May 1 at Westy’s

Missing Person – Ana Luchy Marmol – from Juniata

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating missing person Ana Luchy Marmol. Ms. Marmol was last seen at her residence on 13xx East Carey Street at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday morning, April 17, 2021. Ms. Marmol is 46 years old, unknown height, medium build, with blue eyes, and light brown hair. She was last … Continue reading Missing Person – Ana Luchy Marmol – from Juniata

Philadelphia Streets Department Posts Results for Philly Spring Cleanup

News from the Philadelphia Streets Department: The 2021 Philly Spring Cleanup, billed as the largest single-day, citywide cleanup was a huge success. On Saturday, April 10th, residents, civic organizations, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits all worked together to remove litter, beautify blocks, and spruce up shared spaces.  With new COVID protocols in place, the Streets Department registered … Continue reading Philadelphia Streets Department Posts Results for Philly Spring Cleanup