Category: public safety & townwatch

Join Us in Making our Neighborhood Safer!

Show your support for safer streets in East Passyunk! To improve the safety of our neighborhood, East Passyunk Crossing Civic submitted a competitive application to the city’s Neighborhood Slow Zone program in February 2023. If awarded, the City will work with neighbors like you to develop a plan for traffic calming that responds to critical safety issues.…
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Crime Alert from 3rd District Philadelphia Police Department

HOME INVAISON ROBBERY- 2500 S 11TH STREET On Friday, 8-22-14 at 7:38 am, an elderly male responded to a knock on his front door. When he opened the door the female offender handed him a card that stated “I CAN HELP YOU”. The female attempted to get into the home while grabbing the complainant around…
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Alert: Utility Impersonators

INFORMATION BULLETIN FROM 3RD DISTRICT POLICE On 06/18/14 the Complainant reported that at 4:05pm she heard a knock on the door (on the 1900 block of South 10th Street) and when she answered the door there was a male wearing a white hard hat stating there was a gas main leak and he needed to…
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EPX Town Watch helps Greater Phila Cares Winter Coat Drive

The Greater Philadelphia region is a cold place to be during the winter, especially if you do not have a warm coat. Be part of the Greater Philadelphia Cares 17th Annual Winter Coat Drive. Last year over 130 businesses, civic groups and individuals collected 6000 new and gently used coats that were distributed throughout the…
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Philadelphia PD Caught the Mail Slot Thief!

At our last general meeting (on the 6th of May) it was announced during the Public Safety report that there have been a spate of burglaries in our area recently; typically, the perpetrator had gained access to houses by way of front door mail slots. The good news is, it appears that Philadelphia Police apprehended…
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SPR Gives EPX Parking “Credit Where Due!”

To the Editor: The article (“East Passyunk eases drivers’ parking dilemmas,” Sept. 27) failed to mention the involvement of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX) in brokering the arrangement with Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School. The EPX board is thrilled about the booming eateries and shops on East Passyunk Avenue and has worked in partnership…
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FREE ID Cards for Kids!

Free ID Cards for Kids Thursday November 8, 5-8pm 11th & Wharton A representative from New York Life will be in the 3rd Police District providing free ID cards that include your child’s photo & digital fingerprints. Parents must register by November 2, contact Antonell DeFelice at 610-608-9336 for an appointment.