Southwest Philadelphia

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Police: Philly Kindergartner Finds Cocaine in Classmate’s Backpack

Philadelphia police are investigating after they say a kindergartner found a packet of cocaine inside a classmate’s backpack at Mastery Charter’s Hardy Williams Elementary School […]

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Housing Authority Gets $1.3M Grant to Start Redevelopment Near SRT

The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced on Monday that it has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

Property

That House Out There: How’d This Place Wind Up on This Block?

The 4600 block of Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia—the listing refers to this area as “Cedarhill,” a name we’ve never encountered before—is a tidy block […]

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Feds to Invest $1 Million Annually to Connect Heinz Urban Refuge, Southwest Philly

The folks at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge are celebrating today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will be investing $1 million […]

Property

Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram’s Mile to Break Ground November 23rd

Would you like to see the Schuylkill River Trail become just a wee bit longer? Well, mark your calendars, folks, because the long-planned Bartram’s Mile trail, the […]

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Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram’s Mile Design Workshop May 14th

Skip to the Bartram’s Mile Before/After Concept Sketch gallery we’ve included below if you must, but do consider this Thursday’s event please. Here’s why: As some […]

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City Releases 911 Tapes in SW Philly Fire

City officials on Tuesday continued to battle allegations that fire crews were slow to respond to Saturday’s deadly blaze in Southwest Philly, releasing 911 tapes […]

Property

Naval Square Is in Southwest Philly? Coulda Fooled Me

A reader just sent us a link to a late-January article by Inquirer real estate writer Al Heavens about a unit at Naval Square, the […]

Foobooz

Party Like It’s the 1830s at Bartram Gardens

Bartram’s Gardens curator Joel Fry found a note describing how to make Bartram’s Homestead Bitters. The handwritten note is identified as belonging to John William Bartram […]

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LaBan Reviews Liberian Restaurant

Craig LaBan goes way off the grid this week in his review of Memdee’s, a Liberian restaurant in Southwest Philadelphia. Tucked deep in the residential […]