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By Joseph Myers

Double jeopardy

Two people ended up shot in Grays Ferry, with police nabbing a suspect on Saturday.

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Posted Aug. 28, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

Taking a stab

Authorities are searching for clues in a stabbing that occurred in Grays Ferry Friday.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2015

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A shot at redemption

Authorities are trying to track down a male who shot another male in Grays Ferry.

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Posted Jul. 16, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

Childhood trauma

At 11:37 a.m. Friday, police responded to a person-with-a-gun call on the 2700 block of Earp Street and encountered a hysterical complainant, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.

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Posted Jul. 16, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

Confusing catastrophe

Gunfire in Grays Ferry left one man dead and two others injured Tuesday.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Mayhem on Mifflin

A teenager suffered two gunshot wounds in Grays Ferry last week.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Shooting pain

At approximately 11:10 p.m. Monday, 17th District police officers responded to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the report of a shooting victim, Officer Christine O’Brien of the Police Public Affairs Unit said.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2015

NEWS > POLICE REPORT

By Joseph Myers

Arrest that man!

Police detained a Grays Ferry man for allegedly stabbing a male in their neighborhood.

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Posted Jul. 2, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

Incapacitated

A man lost consciousness from a chokehold applied to him during a Grays Ferry robbery.

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Posted Jun. 29, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

Clear and present strangers

An older adult escaped injury in Grays Ferry Friday after two at-large figures accosted him.

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Posted May. 21, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

A second opinion

Authorities arrested a Grays Ferry man for supposedly burglarizing a nearby establishment.

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Posted May. 21, 2015

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By Joseph Myers

Un-fare practice

Authorities are seeking a man who assaulted a taxi driver in Grays Ferry.

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Posted May. 15, 2015

» COMMUNITY PROFILE

Grays Ferry


Boundaries: Grays Ferry to Passyunk avenues, 25th Street to the Schuylkill River

 

Origin of Name: The area was named after George Gray who operated a ferry there in 1747. He and his familial descendants were in charge of this ferry until the American Revolution. Then, it became a floating bridge.

 

Brief history: The economic development of local mills and factories started attracting master craftsmen to the neighborhood in the 1860s. Earlier in the 19th century, the Schuylkill Arsenal, which has a historical marker at Washington and Grays Ferry avenues, is where Meriwether Lewis bought supplies in preparation for the Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1803-'06. The factory also supplied military goods for the Civil War and the two World Wars.

 

Famous Residents: Jerry Rullo, who played pro basketball with the 1947 Philadelphia Warriors; Former Pennsylvania Secretary of State Basil L. Merenda of the 1900 block of South Hollywood Street; John Wanamaker was born in Grays Ferry in 1838; Joseph Brown created the statues of the athletes outside of Veterans Stadium.

 

Major Landmarks: Conrail Bridge, aka 25th Street Bridge; Audenried High, 33rd and Tasker streets; the former St. John Neumann High, 26th and Moore; Philadelphia branch of the Trigen Energy Corp., 3501 Grays Ferry Ave.; Sunoco Refinery, 3144 W. Passyunk Ave., and a quirk: A tiny area called The Forgotten Bottom in the refinery’s shadow on 34th Street.

 

Architecture: Brick rowhomes; several blocks have elevated front lawns.

 

U.S. Congressional District: 2nd, Chaka Fattah (D)

U.S. Senators: Bob Casey (D); Pat Toomey (R)

Pennsylvania Governor: Tom Corbett (R)

State Senate District 8th, Anthony H. Williams (D)

State House District: 182nd, Brian K. Sims (D) and 186th, Jordan Harris (D)

City Council District: 2nd, Kenyatta Johnson (D)

Ward: 30th and 48th

Police District: 1st (south of Moore), Capt. Louis Campione and Community Relations Officer Paul Bryson; 17th (north of Moore), Capt. Martin Derbyshire and Community Relations Officer Freddie McCrea

Civic Groups: Grays Ferry Community Council

Libraries: Queen Memorial, 1201 S. 23rd St.

Schools: James Alcorn School, 32nd and Dickinson streets; Charles Y. Audenried High, 3301 Tasker St.; St. Gabriel, 2917 Dickinson St.

Places Of Worship: Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 2800 Snyder Ave.; Butler Memorial Baptist Church, 1210 S. 35th St.; Consolation Baptist Church, 2500 Wharton St.; Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1219 S. 26th St.; Hope Presbyterian Church, 33rd and Wharton streets; John Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, 28th and Morris streets; Light of the World Chapel, 1256 S. 31st St.; The Lighthouse Christian Center, 30th and Wharton streets; Memorial Chapel of Holy Communion Rectory, 2631 Wharton St.; Miracle Temple of Christ, 2600 Tasker St.; Peoples Mission Church, 2536 Wilder St.; St. Aloysius Church, 2600 Tasker St.; St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, 2917 Dickinson St.; Williams Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 3133 Reed St.; Zion Hill Memorial Baptist Church, 2702 Ellsworth St.

Rec Centers: South Philadelphia Rainbow Community Center, 2632 Reed St.; Vare, 26th and Morris streets; Wilson Park Senior Center, 2508 Jackson St.

Parks: Donald P. Finnegan Playground, 30th and Oakford; Lanier Playground, 30th and Tasker streets; Stinger Square Playground, 32nd and Reed streets.





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