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The entrance to Overbrook Presbyterian Church with boarded up windows

Community rallies to support church after fire

Max Kelly April 24, 2024
Communities rally to support church after fire
Philadelphia crime scene investigators gather evidence at the scene of fatal shooting on the 5700 block of Overbrook Avenue. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Man shot dead, police officer wounded near campus

Eddie Daou and Elise Welsh October 26, 2021

A 31-year-old man was shot by Philadelphia police a block from campus at about 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 26. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Lankenau Hospital.     A 35-year-old Philadelphia police...

Members of the Overbrook Presbyterian Church demonstrate outside of the church on Nov. 5. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Local church holds vigil to bear witness to injustices in community

Giana Longo December 4, 2020

Every Thursday, between 2 p.m. and dusk, anyone stuck in traffic at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and City Avenue will see a group of church members and individuals from the surrounding communities...

Students and supporters lead the march with signs down Bala Avenue in Lower Merion Township with other protesters close behind. PHOTOS: DANNY REMISHEVSKY 23/THE HAWK

Lower Merion and Overbrook students join to protest education divide

Danny Remishevsky September 1, 2020

On Aug. 30, students, faculty, staff and supporters from the Lower Merion and Overbrook school districts marched from Cynwyd Station Park in Bala Cynwyd to Tustin Playground in Overbrook in order to protest...

Overbrook Pizza on 63rd Street. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22

A little slice of family right up the street

Patrick Hotchkiss December 3, 2019

Mid-afternoon on a Tuesday may not be the most popular time to get pizza, but the customers of Overbrook Pizza on North 63rd Street did not seem to notice. A small set of stairs led them into a small...

A St. Joe’s student walks past the corner of Overbrook and 58th (Photo by Luke Malanga ’20).

Covering more ground

Charley Rekstis January 31, 2017

Crime on campus not taken lightly Two masked men, one of whom had a handgun, approached a student walking home on Overbrook Avenue near N 58th Street on Jan. 24 at 9:15 p.m. The men pulled the victim...

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