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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

CHAUVIN GUILTY; Police are Still Ready to Defend Property in Case of Any Attempt at Looting

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is in and the former police officer has been found guilty of all charges. Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd — second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The city is offering opportunities for people to process their emotions following the trial (see … Continue reading CHAUVIN GUILTY; Police are Still Ready to Defend Property in Case of Any Attempt at Looting

Personal Information Was Accessed in MeterUp App Hack

ParkMobile is alerting customers who pay for parking using the meterUp app, that hackers have accessed some of their personal information. One of the meters, pictured recently on the 3200 block of Kensington Avenue, was clearly abused on the outside.  Hackers have now abused customers’ information on the app. The hack happened during the month … Continue reading Personal Information Was Accessed in MeterUp App Hack

SEPTA Moves Safety, Security & Infrastructure Blitz to Allegheny Station on April 23rd

News From SEPTA: SEPTA’s efforts to tackle critical safety, security and infrastructure needs along the Market-Frankford Line Stations are continuing with work at the Allegheny Station. This follows successful efforts to address similar needs at the nearby Somerset Station, and the implementation of a new security plan. Allegheny Station will remain open while work is performed, however, … Continue reading SEPTA Moves Safety, Security & Infrastructure Blitz to Allegheny Station on April 23rd

Billy Doc’s Diner of Juniata Park has New Ownership

Billy Doc’s Diner, a neighborhood gathering place for breakfast and lunch since January of 2005, has a new owner tonight. Bill Dougherty, who took a chance on purchasing a vacant building at H & Lycoming Streets in Juniata to start a restaurant 17 years ago, has sold the building and his thriving business. Business has … Continue reading Billy Doc’s Diner of Juniata Park has New Ownership

Aramingo Business Association Prepares for Possible Civil Unrest

The Aramingo Business Association held an emergency meeting with Philadelphia Police on April 8th with one topic — preparing for possible civil unrest when the verdict is announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is on trial, facing second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd on May … Continue reading Aramingo Business Association Prepares for Possible Civil Unrest

15-Year-Old Juvenile Missing from the 25th District

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old Missing Juvenile Nimary Ramirez. She was last seen at 1:30 P.M., on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 on the 7XX block of East Hilton Street. She is 5’1″, 100 lbs., thin build, fair complexion, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a … Continue reading 15-Year-Old Juvenile Missing from the 25th District

Employment Opportunities

2ND SHIFT — American Cable, 1200 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124. (215) 456-0700. Apply in person. ASSEMBLER – Light Manufacturing. American Cable, 1200 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124. (215) 456-0700. Apply in person. CASHIERS WANTED — 7-Eleven, K & Luzerne Streets. Apply in person. COUNTER HELP WANTED — Angelo’s Pizza House. Apply in … Continue reading Employment Opportunities

Reckless Dirt Bike Driver Hits Girl in the Park, Breaking 2 of Her Fingers; Groups Want Change

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership & Tacony Creek Park Keepers have issued the following statement regarding the injuries to a 9-year-old girl caused by a reckless dirt bike driver on March 11th: On March 11, 2021 a child riding her bicycle on the Tacony Creek Park Trail near the 5100 block of East Tabor Avenue was struck … Continue reading Reckless Dirt Bike Driver Hits Girl in the Park, Breaking 2 of Her Fingers; Groups Want Change

Missing Juvenile – Ketalinn Ryah Switchett – From the 25th District

From the Philly Police Blog: The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating a 13-year-old Endangered Missing Juvenile Ketalinn Ryah Switchett. She was last seen at 10:30 A.M., on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 on the 45xx block of Hurley Street. She is 5’3″, 145 lbs., medium build, light brown complexion, black, brown eyes and … Continue reading Missing Juvenile – Ketalinn Ryah Switchett – From the 25th District