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(A giant wallboard shows the upcoming activities of the Mural Arts Program around Philadelphia's neighborhoods.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Artists Make Over Blighted Philly Storefronts

The ambitious Philly Painting project is sponsored by the city’s Mural Arts Program. It’s part of a $3.5 million makeover that city officials planned for the once-thriving commercial strip in Germantown.



Teen Shot, Killed In Nicetown-Tioga Neighborhood

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood Thursday night.



Dollar Store Owner Shot Outside His Store On Germantown Avenue

A dollar store owner is battling for his life after being shot outside his business on Germantown Avenue late Wednesday night.


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4 Injured After SEPTA Train Crashes Into Barrier At Chestnut Hill Station

Four people were injured after a SEPTA train hit a barrier in Chestnut Hill Friday afternoon.


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Delays Expected As Project Begins On Major Mt. Airy Road

Motorists who use a heavily traveled stretch of Cresheim Valley Drive in Mt. Airy may face at least some off-peak delays as Monday marks the beginning of a six-month repair project.


(Ivan Robinson, former welterweight champ and Nicetown native, announces his participation in the "Give Back Festival."  credit: John McDevitt.)

Nicetown CDC Announces Plans On Upcoming “Give Back Festival”

Plans are in the works for this year’s “Give Back Festival” taking place in August in the Nicetown section of the city.


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Female Suspect Arrested In Random Videotaped Attack Aboard SEPTA Bus

SEPTA Transit Police have arrested a female suspect who was caught on tape randomly attacking a male passenger aboard a SEPTA bus late last month.


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Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect In SEPTA Assault

Philadelphia police are searching for a woman who was caught on surveillance camera assaulting a man on a SEPTA bus last month.



Man Dies After Shooting Outside Popular Northern Liberties Bar

The incident apparently started around midnight inside the P.Y.T. bar and lounge at Germantown Avenue and Hancock Street.


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SEPTA Bus Rear-Ended On Germantown Avenue

A SEPTA bus was rear-ended on Tuesday night, reportedly resulting in some injuries to riders.


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Penn Researchers: Beautifying A Neighborhood May Make It Safer

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a connection between sprucing up vacant lots and reducing crime.


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Cars Set On Fire At Mt. Airy Apartment Complex

Police are investigating a number of car fires in an apartment complex in Mt. Airy.



Suspect Sought In Videotaped Theft From Philadelphia Cell Phone Store

Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who was caught on surveillance tape smashing the front window of a cell phone business and stealing a cash register.



Police Probe Shooting Of 2 Men In Germantown

Police are investigating a double shooting in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


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Philadelphia Police Hunt For Suspects In String Of Hunting Park Holdups

Philadelphia police believe the same two men are responsible for a series of robberies in the Hunting Park section of the city, and now they’re asking neighbors to help in the investigation.