Tag Unruh Avenue

Lawncrest residents approve plan for business on residential block 0


The owner of 542 Levick St. wants to open an accounting business on the first floor of the residential property. Image/Google Maps

The house at 542 Levick St. in Lawncrest is three stories and zoned residential.

If owner Chandler Le gets his way, the Zoning Board of Adjustment will vote later this month to approve a variance allowing Le to operate his accountant business from the first floor of the home.  Currently vacant, the house would be converted to accommodate Le’s business on the first floor, while Le and his wife and children would live on the second and third floors.

Though Lawncrest Community Association members voted 26-11 last night to support Le’s plan, members had several questions about Le’s intentions and the future of the property.

Members approved the plan with three provisos: continue reading »

Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Castor Gardens may be hard to find, but it’s not in Lawncrest 0


It’s rare a mainstream news outlet can find Castor Gardens. Summerdale, Oxford Circle and Lawncrest often get the Castor Gardens label. Or simply, ‘Castor,’ whatever that’s supposed to mean.

When a body was found inside a car on the 800-block of Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia’s mainstream media rushed to report on it. Most came out without embarrassment. continue reading »

Weekend New Briefs: 7/1 – 7/4 0


Thursday – Two teenagers were shot late Thursday night in a Castor Gardens incident at Unruh Avenue and Kindred Street. The shooting left 18-year-old Tyree Branch of the 6500-block of Horrocks Street dead from a wound to his back. The other teenager, 17, was treated at Jeanes Hospital for a wound in the arm. continue reading »

Two men wanted for Lawndale home invasion 0


Crime-SceneTwo suspects are wanted in connection with a violent home invasion in Lawndale yesterday.

Around 9 a.m., two men entered a home on the 900-block of Unruh Avenue. Inside, they reportedly bound and robbed the couple — a 43-year-old woman and 46-year-old male. The male was pistol whipped, and later treated at Aria Health-Torresdale. continue reading »

Tacony man dead in motorcycle accident 0


Crash-iconA Tacony man died Sunday night after losing control of his motorcycle.

The 50-year-old lost control of the vehicle at State Road and Unruh Avenue around 8p.m., causing him to crash into a tree. No other injuries were reported, and it’s unclear if the man was wearing a helmet.

News briefs from the Lawncrest Community Association 0


2nd District Officer Mark Mroz and Lt. Tomlin host a Zone 2 PSA meeting at the beginning of the Lawncrest Community Association meeting.

2nd District Officer Mark Mroz and Lt. Tomlin host a PSA meeting before the Lawncrest Community Association meeting begins.

The Lawncrest Community Association tried something different last night, but hosting for the first time the 2nd District Zone 2 Police Service Area meeting. From now on, the first 30 minutes of every LCA meeting will be dedicated to the PSA. Below are updates from the 2nd District, and additional news from around the neighborhood. continue reading »

NEast Links: Tacony shooting, arts center and more 0



Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

An unnamed 17-year-old female was shot inTacony at about 10:15 Wednesday evening. The shooting took place at the 4200 block of Stirling Street.

Keep reading for an update on a lifeguard rescue, red dye in the Tacony-Frankford Creek, a potential art foundation and more. continue reading »

Two kids killed in separate Mayfair car accidents 0


By Shannon McDonald

Two children were struck and killed in separate Mayfair car accidents this week:

A 12-year-old boy died Monday after being fatally struck by a tractor trailer on Cottman Avenue.

Albert Talley was riding his skateboard on Cottage Street in Mayfair when the truck, which was going eastbound on Cottman Avenue, hit him around 4 p.m.

The boy, who lived on Torresdale Avenue in Holmesburg, was later pronounced dead at Aria Health’s Torresdale facilities.

Just 24 hours later, a young girl was hit by a car early last night in Mayfair.

The 7-year-old girl was hit near the intersection of Brous and Unruh avenues around 6 p.m., police said.  She was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Investigations into both accidents are ongoing, but authories said the drivers of both vehicles stopped at the scenes. As of Monday night, it appeared the tractor trailer driver was not speeding and did not run a red light. More details from yesterday’s events haven’t been released yet.

Will your pool be open this summer? 0


water_dropBy Shannon McDonald

School is just about over, so it’s about that time for public pools to open. But with the city’s budget crisis, pools were one of the first thing to be cut. Thanks to Mayor Nutter’s Splash & Summer FUNd, the city is able to keep 46 of its 73 public pools open this summer.

With the help of generous donations, nearly $600,000 was raised for the fund, which had a $1.2 million goal. Check below to see if your neighborhood pool made the cut. continue reading »

Mayfair yardsale tomorrow 0


yard-sale-signBy Shannon McDonald

There will be a multi-block, multi-family yardsale in Mayfair tomorrow beginning at 9 .m. Three blocks are participating:

2800-block of Glenview Street
2800-block of Longshore Avenue
2800-block of Unruh Avenue

The fliers promise lots of kids’ stuff and more, and the sale ends at 1 p.m.

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