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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

No, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is not stuck in the Philippines

Have you heard from your 2nd District Councilman lately?

Readers let us know about a little phishing scam funneled through an old email address for Councilman Kenyatta Johnson saying he was robbed at gunpoint in the Philippines.

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In case you were worried, he’s not actually stuck without luggage or money (such a shocker, isn’t it?). This message has been circulating from Johnson’s email with his old advocacy group, Peace Not Guns.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Plan for green space at Guerin Rec Center needs community support again

In 2014, two plans were presented to create a green space in the parking lot at Guerin Recreation Center. At that meeting, the 50 attendees almost unanimously voted for this plan, which would use a portion of the parking lot at 2201 S. 16th St. to create this green space thanks to the Water Department and funding from the Green Cities, Clean Waters program.

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A year later, the project needs the support of the community again due to complaints over the loss of parking spaces and potential contamination under the parking lot, which has reportedly not been tested.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Shovels officially in the dirt at the Ralph Brooks Tot Lot

The groundbreaking for the new tot lot at Ralph Brooks Park finally took place yesterday afternoon at 20th and Tasker Street.

The event had been rescheduled multiple times due to inclement weather. While yesterday’s climate might have been a tad dreary, the future for the playground as a multi-generational social gathering space is brighter than ever.  Continue Reading →

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