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Kensington: A Free More-Than-Just-Soccer Camp

Kensington: A Free More-Than-Just-Soccer Camp

As the sun rises on Hissey Playground at C Street and Indiana Avenue there’s usually a bit of a mess. Being in the shadow of the unofficial heroin capital of the region, Department of Recreation personnel must take care of cleaning up the needles, baggies and bottles that found their way to the sports field […]

 

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

How To: Get A Property Tax Rebate

Many Philadelphia seniors are eligible for property tax rebates even if they rent. People as young as 50 years old qualify if they are widowed, and disabled residents as young as 18 can also qualify. Otherwise, the age requirement is 65. For some, it’s possible $975 could be returned if certain criteria is met. If […]

 

Mayfair: Bugs, Concerts, Donuts And Free Movies This Week

Mayfair: Bugs, Concerts, Donuts And Free Movies This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Mayfair this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Senior Night: Monday, Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m., Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion (8046 Frankford Ave.)  Mike LeCompt concert: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Pennypack Park Music Festival (see our recent story on the concert […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Brick Thrown Through A Window, Flowers Stolen From Front Of Woman’s Home

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Brick Thrown Through A Window, Flowers Stolen From Front Of Woman’s Home

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Woman Gets Brick Thrown Through Window: Point Breeze resident Lisha Davis reported on Thursday, August 10 that a man posing as a construction worker threw a brick through her window one night earlier. According to […]

 

How To: Start A Registered Community Organization (RCO)

How To: Start A Registered Community Organization (RCO)

A few years ago, City Council established new qualifications for community organizations that wish to be part of development decisions in their area. Registered Community Organizations (RCO) are formal groups of community members that weigh in on the physical development of their neighborhood, from community gardens to zoning issues. When a developer wants to build […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Footage Released Of Anti-Police Graffiti, Police Arrest Man Stealing From Mailbox

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Footage Released Of Anti-Police Graffiti, Police Arrest Man Stealing From Mailbox

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Police Release Footage of Suspects Wanted for Anti-Police Graffiti: The Philadelphia Police Department released footage of suspects wanted for spray-painting anti-police graffiti in South Philadelphia. Police are investigating a potential connection to the “Kill a […]

 

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News – Fatal Shootings And Jewelry Launch Event

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News – Fatal Shootings And Jewelry Launch Event

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about West Oak Lane.  Woman arrested in fatal shooting of man in West Oak Lane – A woman was taken into custody Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man on the 1500 block of Orland Street during what police described […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News — Neighborhood History, Grant To Fund African American Art And More

Olney: This Week In The News — Neighborhood History, Grant To Fund African American Art And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: A History Minute: Neighborhood Beginnings – Olney: The Free Library published a post with an overview of the diversity and history of the Olney neighborhood. (via Free Library of Philadelphia blog) This Pew-funded residency will give […]

 

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Roosevelt Boulevard Closures Coming, Hit And Run Fatality, Car Thieves Caught

Mayfair: This Week In The News — Roosevelt Boulevard Closures Coming, Hit And Run Fatality, Car Thieves Caught

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Mayfair: Roosevelt Boulevard construction schedule announced: The Roosevelt Boulevard outer lanes in both directions to be repaved from Cottman Avenue to 9th Street between Monday to Friday next week. (via PennDOT) Reddit user creates a Philly map: A […]

 

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – “Kill a Cop Save a Life” Graffiti, Homes Recovering From Arson

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – “Kill a Cop Save a Life” Graffiti, Homes Recovering From Arson

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Vandals Spray-Paint ‘Kill a Cop’ Graffiti on Pillars in Point Breeze: Police are investigating the vandalism of three pillars at 25th and Tasker streets. The phrase “Kill a Cop Save a Life” was spray painted […]