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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

The story of the stealing of Mifflin Street

In 1984, someone stole Mifflin Street. Yes, as in they stone-by-stone took the street apart in broad daylight.

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Bob Laramie photo, via Philly.com.

How does such a thing happen? In Philly.com’s series of forgotten city history, this week the story revolves around the stealing of Mifflin Street.

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South Philly restaurant burglars caught, facing charges

Since April, there have been a string of burglaries at restaurants in South Philly. Spots including Bing Bing Dim Sum, Cloud 9 Vapor Store, Stogie Joe’s and more were hit over the past few months.

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Bing Bing Dim Sum was one of the restaurants affected.

South Philly’s restaurants are safe again now that the suspects have finally been apprehended, according to police. 

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Have you seen this Whole Foods meat thief?

With pretty consistently steep prices at Whole Foods, it’s no wonder that this man is making multiple trips to steal thousands of dollars worth of food from the organic grocery store.

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The man shown here is wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department for multiple thefts at the Whole Foods at 929 South St.

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Program reimburses commercial properties for security camera installation

While many businesses would like security cameras for the exterior of their location, cost deters many from purchasing and installing them.

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A screen grab from a surveillance video of a shooting at 17th and Wharton in July. 

The City of Philadelphia’s Business Security Camera Program is now allowing owners of commercial properties who install these cameras to receive up to a 50% reimbursement of the cost of the improvements to help make the streets safer and more monitored.

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