Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Philly Inspired Fonts, Vacant Home Becomes Unruly

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Philly Inspired Fonts, Vacant Home Becomes Unruly

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: These Philly-inspired fonts give back to each neighborhood: PHL Open Type, a collaborative project helmed by Philadelphian Phil Buckley, strives to highlight each neighborhood in Philadelphia. Proceeds from the Point Breeze font will go toward the […]

 

South Philadelphia: More U-Visa Awareness for Immigrant Crime Victims

South Philadelphia: More U-Visa Awareness for Immigrant Crime Victims

South Philadelphia is historically notorious for being the home of the city’s Italian mafia. But while the mob’s presence has quelled in the recent years, crime is still a prevalent issue in the community, especially crimes targeting the city’s largely growing immigrant communities. Armed robbery and theft are particularly common occurrences in South Philadelphia. Within […]

 

Fishtown: Dealing with crime on West Thompson Street

Two men committed an armed robbery on the 100 block of West Thompson in Fishtown on Tuesday, March 18 at 2:05 a.m. The two suspects approached the victims wielding guns and demanded they empty their pockets. When one of the victims refused to give up his belongings, one of the suspects fired three shots, one […]

 By Jillian Crull and Dana Ricci

South Philadelphia: Police Reach Out to Victims in the Mexican Community

South Philadelphia: Police Reach Out to Victims in the Mexican Community

Robberies and assaults have been plaguing the Mexican community of South Philadelphia, but many of the crimes are not reported to the Philadelphia Police Department. “I want to say five years, probably a little bit longer than that, that this has been going on,” Detective said Jose Valdes, a member of the Victim Services Unit […]

 By Alyssa Andrews

East Falls: Meeting Addressed Home Security Concerns

East Falls: Meeting Addressed Home Security Concerns

The Philadelphia Police’s 39th District hosted a neighborhood meeting Monday night to discuss safety and security due to a recent string of robberies in the district, which includes part of East Falls. About fifteen citizens gathered at the district’s office to learn about prevention options and voiced their concerns to Officer Joseph Lukaitis. “Everybody gets […]