News Roundup: December 2, 2016

West Philadelphia News Roundup

December: Every Day is a #NoDAPL Day of Action

On November 20th the police and National Guard violently attacked peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, sound grenades, and sprayed them with water cannons in subfreezing conditions, hundreds of people were injured. Read more

After a three-year search, South Philly Food Co-op reveals location

After a long search, three years to be exact, the South Philly Food Co-op has finally found a new home.

Its grand reveal came Tuesday night at a party with the co-op's board of directors and around 100 others. South Philadelphians will soon be able to find the member-owned and operated grocery store at 2031 S. Juniper St., near Broad Street and Passyunk and Snyder avenues. Read more.

City seeks buyer for 36 MOVE bombing properties on Osage and Pine

The city has invited developers to bid on 36 controversial properties on the 6200 blocks of Osage and Pine hastily rebuilt following the MOVE bombing in 1985.

A fire began after police dropped a small bomb from a helicopter on a home at 6221 Osage Ave. following a long standoff with members of the black liberation group MOVE, who had barricaded themselves inside. Eleven people, including five children, were killed in the fire that followed the bombing. More than 50 neighboring homes were destroyed. Read more