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    • Sharswood rowhouses, February 2016 | Kimberly Paynter/WHYY
Eyes on the Street

Mapping affordable housing, crime or development in your Philadelphia neighborhood? Two new tools have you covered.

By Ken Steif I was recently asked to join my neighborhood Registered Community Organization (RCO) – the Spruce Hill Community Association in West Philly. At my first meeting, a University of Pennsylvania…

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Streetsplainer: What to do in an emergency on the Schuylkill River Trail?

Reports of assaults along the Schuylkill River Trail and social media accounts of 911 dispatchers who did not know what callers meant by “Schuylkill River Trail”, have left some users worried…

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Study suggests lower crime leads to less driving

Often, urban policies are presented as trade offs, a series of zero-sum games where the government can try to fix problem A or B, and improving one will have negligible effect…

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August 25: Re-opening Franklin Square PATCO station | Camden getting safer | Remixing Broad Street | Bryan Hanes on Pier 68

Some political heavy hitters at PATCO and the Delaware River Port Authority are pushing to reopen the "ghost" PATCO station at Franklin Square. The move could be a big shot in…

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July 30: University City crime rates dropping | $106M for The Gallery | Big win for NACTO | How to force a Sheriff's sale

Macerich Co, a California-based company with experience in urban mall development, will invest $106.8M in The Gallery. "Macerich will acquire a 50 percent interest in the Gallery under terms of the…

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Priest charged with sexual abuse of former Resurrection of Our Lord student

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is charging 75-year-old Rev. Robert Brennan with rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault. "Rev. Brennan is charged with sexually…

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A decade of murder in Philadelphia

"In the 10 years between 2003 and 2012, there were 3,442 murders and 15,277 shootings in Philadelphia." This, according to stats compiled for a joint reporting project by AxisPhilly and City…

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Lawncrest man admits to buying guns for teenage drug dealer

A Lawncrest man pleaded guilty today to illegally purchasing guns for a 16-year-old drug dealer who used one of those firearms to shoot someone. Luke Dercole, 32, pleaded guilty to four…

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Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart. On Aug. 24, a man told…

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Second suspect arrested for Torresdale pharmacy burglary

Police have located and arrested the second man wanted in connection with a May burglary at the Delair Pharmacy. Samuel Wiley of the 6900-block of Keystone Street in Tacony, is charged…

Charges filed for death of Somerton man found in Schuylkill River

Three people have been charged in connection with the death and dismemberment of a Somerton man whose body was pulled from the Schuylkill River earlier this week. Francis Zarzycki of Somerton was…

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Suspect wanted for Frankford bank robbery

The man who robbed a 3rd Federal Bank in Frankford Tuesday morning is still on the loose. Around 9 a.m., the suspect entered the bank at 4625 Frankford Ave., and…

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Armed man robs Castor Gardens bar

Police are looking for the man who robbed the Castor Bar, 6641 Castor Ave., Tuesday and attacked an employee. The female employee was opening the bar around 7:30 a.m. when…

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Protesters: Tomayo McDuffy didn't attack his Holmesburg neighbor

  A young man accused of assaulting a blind woman in her Holmesburg home as her dog called police is facing serious charges, but his supporters say police have the wrong…

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Teenaged Somerton shooting victim was killed by friend

As police initially indicated, the Aug. 19 shooting that left Daquan Crump dead at a Somerton construction site was personal. Crump's body was discovered riddled with bullets in a work zone…

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Mother charged for leaving baby in Far Northeast parking lot

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has charged a 24-year-old Olney woman with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment of another person after the woman's 1-year-old daughter was found…

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Torresdale pharmacy burglary suspect arrested in North Wildwood

Police in Philadelphia and North Wildwood worked together Friday to arrest a man wanted in connection with a Torresdale pharmacy burglary and other crimes. Dennis Woods was arrested at the Aruba Motel…

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Suspect sought in Parkwood 7-Eleven robbery

Police are looking for the man who robbed a Parkwood 7-Eleven Sunday night. Around 11 p.m., the suspect walked into the store at 3224 Byberry Rd. and robbed the cashier at…

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Report: Somerton homicide 'very personal'

The shooting that left a 19-year-old dead at a Somerton construction site is likely personal, according to reports about the nature of Monday morning's events. Daquan Crump, 19, was found dead…

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Suspects wanted for multiple ATM burglaries

Police across the city are looking for the suspects wanted in connection with multiple ATM burglaries, four of which took place in the Northeast. Dennis Woods, 38, has been identified as…

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