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Town Watch Patrol Sign-up and Police Q&A – Notes from the October 10 Meeting

On Monday, October 10 a small group of neighbors signed up to patrol the neighborhood. The 26th District’s Sergeant John Massi (215-686-3260  John.Massi@phila.gov) and 6th District’s Crime Prevention Officer Lori Jackson (215-686-3063 Lori.Jackson@phila.gov) addressed the group. Together they answered questions and talked about the realities of crime in our neighborhood. Here are the highlights: The […]

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Notes from the September 2016 Town Watch Meeting

The Basics Know your neighbors. Looking out for each other starts at home, on your block. If your neighbor knows you work during the weekday, they will be suspicious of movers at your house on a Tuesday afternoon. If that neighbor has your phone number, they can check to see if you’re home, or if […]

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Goldman Methadone Clinic’s Quarterly Open House – Sat, Feb 27

12 noon, 801 W Girard Ave (Girard Medical Center), main cafeteria. There will be a speaker but also time for Q&A/discussion with the center’s management. No RSVP required. Questions/info: Crystal Brown, Case Manager, cbrown@NPHS.com, 215-787-2361. Please consider attending, and help spread the word.

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Philly 311 Call Training Offered…

Saturday, November 14 from 9 to 11am Wednesday, November 18 from 6 to 8pm This training is offered to anyone for FREE, at the PHILLY 311 Offices at 990 Spring Garden Street. Registration for the class is required. Please contact Daniel Ramos (215) 685-3911 or at daniel.ramos@phila.gov This is an important opportunity for residents to become directly […]

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November 18 – Goldman Clinic Meet-n-Greet

November 18, 4:30pm, at the local Free Library branch, 6th & Girard Goldman Clinic – the methadone clinic at 8th & Girard that’s been the subject of some concerns and meetings with local police – is having a Meet-n-Greet Wednesday, November 18, 4:30pm, at the local Free Library branch, 6th & Girard. It will last a […]

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Goldman Clinic Has Changed Their Hours of Operation.

The Goldman Clinic is the methadone clinic at 8th & Girard, whose business has been causing issues along Girard and adjacent blocks. In an effort to curtail the afternoon crowds, the Goldman Clinic at 801 W Girard Ave has changed their hours of operation. Neighbors report that conditions have improved with the deployment of the 26th’s  of […]

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Vacation Planning: Tips to Securing Your Home

From the Philadelphia Police Department Blog: It’s the time of year that you might be planning your summer vacation. Here are a few tips, some you might not have thought of, for making sure your possessions are still there when you get back: Do not post about your vacation on Facebook or any other Social […]

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Up to Date Curfew Information for the City of Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed legislation establishing an updated curfew for all minors in the City of Philadelphia. The new ordinance creates an evening curfew if the minor is outside without a parent or legal guardian, Additionally, the legislation creates a penalty of up to $500 for the parents of youth committing curfew violations. “I […]

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26th POLICE DISTRICT TOWN HALL MEETING – Thursday, May 7

The 26th District will be hosting a town hall meeting where we will review year end crime stats for 2014 and up-to-date crime stats for 2015. The new Commanding Officer of the 26th District, Captain George Kappe will also be in attendance and will be available to answer questions and address concerns.  WHERE: 1901 N. […]

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Scumbags Caught on Video…

Police are asking for the public’s help to find two men who robbed two women in their 20s in Northern Liberties on Thursday, March 20, 2015 The two women, ages 24 and 27, were walking west on Fairmount when two men forced them to the ground. Police say one of the men took an iPhone and […]

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NoLibs Watch Dogs Class – A Summary

Here’s a recap of what I learned at the Watch Dog talk at the Community Center last month: The Basics Know your neighbors. Looking out for each other starts at home, on your block. If your neighbor knows you work during the weekday, they will be suspicious of movers at your house on a Tuesday […]

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Burglary Suspect Arrested

    From the 26th District Police on March 20, 2015— Sgt Massi has advised us that the police have arrested this burglary suspect and he has confessed. SUMMARY: The individual below is a suspect in the following burglaries: 2-14-15 100 block of W Jefferson St. DC#2015-26-008449 2-24-15 1900 block of N. 7th St. DC#2015-26-001906 He […]

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Watch Dog Class – Wed, Feb 25 – A Talk About Dog Walking and Town Watch – Sign Up Now…

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015  / 7pm  /  NLNA Community Center (700 N 3rd St) Pablo Mateo from the City’s Town Watch Dept will be conducting training on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity while out walking your dog. Police can’t be everywhere, but when you’re out walking your dog two or three times […]

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COMMUNITY ALERT — CAR BATTERY THEFTS

  The 26th District has experienced an increase in theft of vehicle batteries. The lead core they contain is valued at $8-$15 per battery or 20ct/lb. at scrap yards and other businesses. Suspects are breaking into the vehicle and opening the hood from the inside, or they are bypassing the hood latch from the outside […]

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Notes from Jan. 22 Meeting w/Police about Armed Robberies & Shootings

  Thursday, Jan 22 2015 at 7pm at the NLNA Community Center More than 70 neighbors attended this month’s meeting, anxious to talk to police about the recent spate of crime incidents in and around the neighborhood. An increase in drug trafficking, several robberies at gunpoint, and 2 shootings have been reported in Northern Liberties […]

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Shooting on the southwest corner of Girard Avenue and Front Street

After speaking with Officer Dones from the 26th District, we can confirm that there was a shooting on the southwest corner of Girard Avenue and Front Street in front of The Saint Bar, across the street from The Gold Club. The officer could not release any other information as this is an on-going investigation. Representatives […]

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Reward Posted for Info on Recent Assault

  A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about an attack on a 17-year-old boy after midnight on November 16. He was assaulted on the 900 block of N. 4th St, at the corner of Saint John Neumann Way. He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and thankfully is expected to make a full […]

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The 26th District Has a New Commanding Officer – Captain Jacqueline Bailey-Pittman

  NoLibs Townwatch welcomes Captain Pittman, as our new commanding officer for the 26th District Police. These men and women patrol the northern half of our neighborhood (from Poplar to Girard and north) You can follow them on Facebook.   —

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Radio 104.5 Events Gone from Piazza

We can now report that the Piazza has terminated any further Radio 104.5 events. By now, many neighbors have heard or read about problems stemming from the last Radio 104.5 “Summer Block Party” event at the Piazza. Thanks to all who stepped up to resolve this recurring neighborhood nightmare.   —

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Northern Liberties Front Street CleanUp in honor of Amber Long – Sat Apr 5

                    Join together with friends and neighbors to make Front Street in Northern Liberties cleaner and safer on Philly Spring Cleanup Day 2014! The cleanup will take place on Front Street, between Poplar and Laurel Streets. It’s just a few blocks, but there’s lots of work […]

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$37,000 Reward for Info Leading to Arrest of Front St. Shooting Suspects

  Police are still looking for information on three men involved in the robbery shooting of South Philadelphia resident Amber Long on the 900 block of N. Front St. last week. Security footage and other information can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/nla984y Anyone with information can call the police at 215-686-TIPS (8477); text them at PPDTIPS (773847); […]

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Man Reported Stalking Females in the Neighborhood

An employee of Poochies Place writes: All women please be careful. Yesterday [Jan 14, 2014] I was at Front and Girard and apparently followed by a young black male with camoflage pants on and tattoos on his cheeks and face. Today after 55 phone calls from him, he told me he followed me to my […]

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Help! On-Going Volunteers Needed!!

  The NLNA is looking for people who have time and commitment for this invaluable neighborhood chore. If you’re interested in how the neighborhood is evolving, helping out those who will be effected, this is the volunteer opportunity for you… THIS SUNDAY – VOLUNTEER AT THE ANNUAL WINTER’S SPLIT PARTY AT NORTH BOWL… click here […]

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Crime Alert from the 26th District

  The 26th District has identified a severe increase in Burglaries over the past few weeks.  The main target has been new home construction but existing residential properties are being hit as well. The majority of the burglaries appear to be occurring between 6pm and 6am after the construction crews are finished working and the […]

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26th District Crime Prevention Rally – Register your bikes! – Saturday, August 10

  The Piazza — 11am to 3pm Find out about: • Bicycle Registration – Register your bike! • Vehicle SAVE Program – Help alert the po-po if your car’s been stold! • Operation ID – Help pawnbrokers identify stolen goods! • Safe Cam – get $$$ from the City for business security cameras! 26th POLICE […]

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