Chinatown North? Callowhill? Spring Arts? Loft District? Eraserhood? In a neighborhood that can’t agree on what it should be called, how will they decide who, if anyone, should have the power to tax and spend in the name of business and community development?Source: For Callowhill Neighborhood, Whose BIDing Will Be Done? | Hidden City Philadelphia
“About 2,000 people, chanting denunciations of racism, fascism, President Trump, and former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo, marched down North Broad Street on Wednesday night in a rally aimed at showing solidarity with victims of the weekend confrontation in Charlottesville, Va.”
The “North Poles” on North Broad Street are still in search of a contractor to maintain them, more than a year after the city installed the 42 light masts in the center of the corridor.
The non-profit community development group North Broad Renaissance has extended an RFP (request for proposals) for a contractor who can order and install upgraded LED lights for the poles and maintain general upkeep of the 2.5-mile art installation.
The first RFP was issued late last year, with anticipated work set to begin on December 12. North Broad Renaissance has now extended application deadline to January 31, 2017.
Shortly before 1 a.m., a 20-year-old man showed up at Hahnemann University Hospital with three gunshot wounds — in his buttocks, back and jaw. He later told police he was at 8th and Spring Garden streets, between Northern Liberties and Chinatown, when someone opened fire on him. That man was also in critical condition Sunday afternoon.
…police responded to a report of a shooting on the 300 block of North 11th Street. In a house on that block, they found a 16-year-old boy who had been shot in the left calf and right ankle.
The teenager told police a masked man had chased him, firing a gun. He refused to tell the officers anything else, police said.
No arrests had been made, and police had not determined a motive in the case. They described the shooter as a thin black male between 16 and 18 years old, standing 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inch tall, wearing a light-gray hooded sweatshirt and a black ski mask.
Anyone with information on the case can call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093.
The 45 will take over the southern third of the 23’s old route, operating between Broad Street and Oregon Avenue in South Philly and 12th and Noble streets in Callowhill (or the Eraserhood, as it’s also known). The 23 will continue to operate from the Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike loop in Chestnut Hill down Germantown Avenue, then 11th and 12th streets, to Chestnut Street in Center City. Northbound Route 23 buses will lay over at the main northbound transfer point between the two lines on 11th Street between Market and Filbert.
Three men are behind bars after police say they tried to rob a massage parlor in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.
Community College of Philadelphia students were told to shelter in place as police investigated the report of a man with a gun entering a building after getting into an argument with a student Tuesday morning.