Residents of the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia scored a huge win this week: a group protested the sale of soft-pellet pistols at a local corner store, and won.
The shooting happened on the 1500 block of South 21st Street around 10:16 p.m. on Wednesday.
Volunteers from the carpenters’ union and five builders are donating time, helping Habitat for Humanity complete the homes in three days.
Conversion of the historic Anthony Wayne School building, at 28th and Morris Streets, began ten years ago, when $5.5 million in tax credits and city funding helped convert the school into 36 units of affordable housing.
Hundreds of Point Breeze students may not recognize their schools when they return to class on Monday. About 1,000 volunteers gave some schools and a community center a make-over on Saturday.
Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.
Police say a teen was shot in a South Philadelphia home Wednesday night.
South Detectives are searching for a man they say broke into a Point Breeze home and shot a woman while she was lying in her bed.
A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy stabbed last week by a teenage girl has reportedly died.
It happened at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Watkins Street.
Philadelphia Police say a 19-year-old man, who was shot twice, has died from his wounds.
The shooting happened on the 2600 block of Tasker Street around 8:42 p.m.
Police are investigating the robbery of an elderly woman in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia Sunday morning.
Police say multiple tips received during the investigation lead them to the 1700 block of South Chadwick Street, where Nicholas Pompeii was arrested.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s South Detectives Division says the suspects have now been identified as Kennan Gentry and Nicholas Pompeii.