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Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Martha Sharkey is the executive director for the Chestnut Hill Business Association and is one of the primary people leading the way in bringing new businesses, programs and community safety projects to the local community. Sharkey, who has held her current position for three years, believes that helping bring new people to the neighborhood will ultimately […]

 

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Armed Robbers And Increase in Crime Spur Community Safety Efforts

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Armed Robbers And Increase in Crime Spur Community Safety Efforts

On the evening of March 12, a resident of the West Philadelphia community was robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of 46th and Hazel streets. Detective Joseph Murray, one of the West Philadelphia community’s main sources for information on crime, released a statement on Twitter about the robbery, stating that the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and […]

 By Lindsay Wessell

Northern Liberties: Social Media Anti-crime Weapon for Police and Townwatch

Northern Liberties: Social Media Anti-crime Weapon for Police and Townwatch

[vimeo 67768723] Crime in Northern Liberties has been on the decline in recent years. To keep crime trending downward, residents and police alike have taken to a variety of social media outlets. The Northern Liberties Townwatch is a group that works to foster a strong connection between residents and law enforcement to inform the public about […]