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More city pools opened today 😎. Here's the full schedule

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

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Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St, 19138)

Feltonville (231 E Wyoming Ave, 19120)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave, 19104)

Mander (2140 N 33rd St, 19121)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St, 19149)

Murphy (300 W Shunk St, 19148)

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Christy (728 S 55th St, 19143)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St, 19111)

Francisville (1737 Francis St, 19130)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St, 19119)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave, 19135)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave, 19111)

Morris Estate (1610 W Chelten Ave, 19126)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St, 19147)

Anderson (740 S 17th St, 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19139)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave, 19128)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St, 19115)

McVeigh (400 E Ontario St, 19134)

Penrose (1101 W Susquehanna Rd, 19122)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce St, 19139) 

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave, 19131)  

Gathers (2501 Diamond St, 19121)

Lonnie Young (1100 E Chelten Ave, 19138)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave, 19123)

Samuel (2501 E Tioga St, 19134)

Schmidt (113 W Ontario St, 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E Tioga St, 19134)

Barry (1800 Johnston St, 19145)

Dendy (1501 N 10th St, 19122)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave, 19134)

Hunting Park (900 W Hunting Park Ave, 19140)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave, 19114)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)

Ziehler (200 E Olney Ave, 19120) 

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St, 19104)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St, 19104)

Amos (1817 N 16th St, 19121)

Athletic (1400 N 26th St, 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave, 19146)

Hancock (1401 N Hancock St, 19122)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave, 19124)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave, 19111)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St, 19124)

Tustin (5901 W Columbia Ave, 19151)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St, 19133)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St, 19133)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St, 19137)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St, 19134)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave, 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St, 19139)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave, 19121)

Piccoli (1501 E Bristol Ave, 19124)

Belfield (2100 W Chew Ave, 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N 22nd St, 19132)

Cherashore (851 W Olney Ave, 19120)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)

Shuler (3000 N 27th St, 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St, 19146)

    Philly Public Pool Opening Dates
    Our 70+ indoor and outdoor pools are opening for the summer season! The dates of each pool opening are below. Please check in with your neighborhood pool for days and times of open swim, family swim, and adult swim, as well as swim lessons and swim team activities.
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Stop-and-go stores are flouting liquor license laws, and Councilwoman Cindy Bass is fighting back with organized sit-ins

Without explanation, the group began setting up folding tables and chairs in the cramped stop-and-go at 4931 Wayne Ave., where neither steak nor seafood is on the menu.

    Councilwoman Bass holds sit-ins at illegal stop-and-go stores
    Stop-and-go stores, small convenience stores, delis, or gas stations with liquor licenses, often operate outside of the law which requires that they sell food and have enough tables and chairs for at least 30 people. - Julia Terruso, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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Jun 19

Woman Suffrage

Jane Campbell Scrapbooks, 1906–1924, Germantown Historical Society, 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

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...Kelly) Lewis (left) meets with Alice Paul (right, pouring tea) and secretary Pauline Floyd at 14 Jackson Place, some time between 1909 and 1920. Lewis was imprisoned in the Occoquan Workshouse in Virginia...

...March 1872, Philadelphia suffragists sympathetic to the NWSA organized the competing Citizens’ Suffrage Association at 333 Walnut Street, the office of its president, Edward M. Davis (1811–87), son-in-law of Lucretia...

...amendment for woman suffrage. As early as May 1875, Susan B. Anthony rented rooms at 1431 Chestnut Street to serve as headquarters. That fall, the leaders of NWSA began planning a Declaration of...

...Minutes, 1915–1920; and Woman Suffrage Society Minutes, 1892–1901 (Philadelphia), Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia...

Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Mary Grew’s grave, The Woodlands Cemetery, Section C, Lot 559, 4000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia.

Mill-Rae, home of Rachel Foster Avery (National Register site and later the Cranaleith Spiritual Center), 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    While the Philadelphia region often led the way on progressive reforms, by the twentieth century, woman suffrage was not among them. The region boasted a number of early woman suffrage advocates, and women in New Jersey had the right to vote during the early years of the republic, but by the late nineteenth century, Pennsylvania in particular lagged behind other states in granting women even limited voting rights.
    http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org

Jun 16

Why Fishtown's Swimmo is closed for the summer

Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

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Better known as The Swimmo, the pool at Montgomery Avenue and Moyer Street has seen better days.

The good news is, Fishtowners won’t completely melt away this summer. Parks and Rec recommends going to Cione Pool, 2600 E. Aramingo Ave., or Hancock Pool, 1401 N. Hancock St., instead.

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St, 19138)

Feltonville (231 E Wyoming Ave, 19120)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave, 19104)

Mander (2140 N 33rd St, 19121)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St, 19149)

Murphy (300 W Shunk St, 19148)

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Christy (728 S 55th St, 19143)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St, 19111)

Francisville (1737 Francis St, 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave, 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St, 19119)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave, 19135)

East Poplar (820 N 8th St, 19123)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave, 19111)

Morris Estate (1610 W Chelten Ave, 19126)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St, 19147)

Anderson (740 S 17th St, 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19139)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave, 19128)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St, 19115)

McVeigh (400 E Ontario St, 19134)

Penrose (1101 W Susquehanna Rd, 19122)

Sayre (5835 Spruce St, 19139)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave, 19131)

Gathers (2501 Diamond St, 19121)

Lonnie Young (1100 E Chelten Ave, 19138)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave, 19123)

Samuel (2501 E Tioga St, 19134)

Schmidt (113 W Ontario St, 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E Tioga St, 19134)

Barry (1800 Johnston St, 19145)

Dendy (1501 N 10th St, 19122)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave, 19134)

Hunting Park (900 W Hunting Park Ave, 19140)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave, 19114)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)

Ziehler (200 E Olney Ave, 19120)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St, 19104)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St, 19104)

Amos (1817 N 16th St, 19121)

Athletic (1400 N 26th St, 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave, 19146)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave, 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St, 19124)

Tustin (5901 W Columbia Ave, 19151)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St, 19133)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St, 19133)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St, 19137)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St, 19134)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave, 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St, 19139)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave, 19121)

Piccoli (1501 E Bristol Ave, 19124)

Belfield (2100 W Chew Ave, 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N 22nd St, 19132)

Cherashore (851 W Olney Ave, 19120)

Shuler (3000 N 27th St, 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St, 19146)

    Why Fishtown's Swimmo is closed for the summer
    The neighborhood public pool needs an overhaul When Philly's Department of Parks and Recreation announced public pool opening dates earlier this week, one was conspicuously missing. A small note at the bottom, once you scroll past the list of 70-plus pools says, "Lederer Pool will be closed this season for necessary structural and mechanical repairs."
    https://billypenn.com

Jun 16

Bystanders flee as man shot 6 times in Germantown

Gunfire erupted at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in front of a Chinese takeout restaurant in the 5000 block of Germantown Avenue.

    Bystanders flee as man shot 6 times in Germantown
    Philadelphia Police say a group of people enjoying a late-night bite to eat in Germantown suddenly found themselves dodging bullets. Gunfire erupted at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in front of a Chinese takeout restaurant in the 5000 block of Germantown Avenue.
    http://6abc.com

Jun 15

Juneteenth Celebrations Return To Philadelphia This Saturday, June 17

The festivities kick off with the “Freedom Walk” parade, which leaves from 5109 Germantown Avenue, the site of the writing of the first protest against slavery, and continues up Germantown Avenue to the Johnson House Historic Site.

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...Railroad, the free festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue...

In Center City, the Juneteenth celebrations also occur on Saturday, June 17 as the Philadelphia Community of Leaders present a fun parade starting at noon at 7th and Locust streets.

Juneteenth Celebrations in Philadelphia, Various locations including Johnson House Historic Site, 6306 Germantown Avenue

    Juneteenth Celebrations Return To Philadelphia This Saturday, June 17
    In Historic Germantown and Center City Philadelphia, organizations celebrate the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment - which ended slavery in America - with Juneteenth festivities this Saturday, June 17. The Historic Germantown neighborhood hosts its annual Juneteenth Festival this Saturday at some of the area's most historic homes and sites.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jun 15

Jun 14

Rejoice: Here’s When Philly Pools Open

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave., 19144)

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Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)

Feltonville (231 E Wyoming Ave., 19120)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

Mander (2140 N 33rd St., 19121)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Vare (2600 Morris St., 19145)

Christy (728 S 55th St., 19143)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

East Poplar (820 N 8th St., 19123)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)

Lonnie Young (1100 E Chelten Ave., 19138)

McVeigh (400 E Ontario St., 19134)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Anderson (740 S 17th St., 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19139)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Penrose (1101 W Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce St., 19139)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Morris Estate (1610 W Chelten Ave., 19126)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Samuel (2501 E Tioga St., 19134)

Schmidt (113 W Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E Tioga St., 19134)

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)

Dendy (1501 N 10th St., 19122)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Hunting Park (900 W Hunting Park Ave., 19140)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

Murphy (300 W Shunk St., 19148)

Ziehler (200 E Olney Ave., 19120)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St., 19104)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St., 19104)

Amos (1817 N 16th St., 19121)

Athletic (1400 N 26th St., 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

Hancock (1401 N Hancock St., 19122)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

Tustin (5901 W Columbia Ave., 19151)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St., 19133)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St., 19133)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave., 19135)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)

Piccoli (1501 E Bristol Ave., 19124)

Belfield (2100 W Chew Ave., 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N 22nd St., 19132)

Cherashore (851 W Olney Ave., 19120)

Shuler (3000 N 27th St., 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St., 19146)

    Rejoice: Here's When Philly Pools Open
    Good news for those of us who were up all night sweating during the three-day heat wave that's finally loosened its clammy grip on the city: Philly public pools are about to open! Swimming season is the best season in Philly.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jun 14

Philly's summer pool season is about to begin

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

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Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St, 19138)

Feltonville (231 E Wyoming Ave, 19120)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave, 19104)

Mander (2140 N 33rd St, 19121)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St, 19149)

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Christy (728 S 55th St, 19143)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St, 19111)

Francisville (1737 Francis St, 19130)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave, 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St, 19119)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave, 19135)

East Poplar (820 N 8th St, 19123)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave, 19111)

Lonnie Young (1100 E Chelten Ave, 19138)

McVeigh (400 E Ontario St, 19134)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave, 19123)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St, 19147)

Anderson (740 S 17th St, 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19139)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave, 19128)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St, 19115)

Penrose (1101 W Susquehanna Rd, 19122)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce St, 19139)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave, 19131)

Gathers (2501 Diamond St, 19121)

Morris Estate (1610 W Chelten Ave, 19126)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)

Samuel (2501 E Tioga St, 19134)

Schmidt (113 W Ontario St, 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E Tioga St, 19134)

Barry (1800 Johnston St, 19145)

Dendy (1501 N 10th St, 19122)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave, 19134)

Hunting Park (900 W Hunting Park Ave, 19140)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave, 19114)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)

Murphy (300 W Shunk St, 19148)

Ziehler (200 E Olney Ave, 19120)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St, 19104)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th St, 19104)

Amos (1817 N 16th St, 19121)

Athletic (1400 N 26th St, 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave, 19146)

Hancock (1401 N Hancock St, 19122)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave, 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St, 19124)

Tustin (5901 W Columbia Ave, 19151)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St, 19133)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St, 19133)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St, 19137)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St, 19134)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave, 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St, 19139)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave, 19121)

Piccoli (1501 E Bristol Ave, 19124)

Belfield (2100 W Chew Ave, 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N 22nd St, 19132)

Cherashore (851 W Olney Ave, 19120)

Shuler (3000 N 27th St, 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St, 19146)

    Philly's summer pool season is about to begin
    The latest heat wave may be over, but with summer about to launch into high gear, it is time to consider taking a dip in one of Philadelphia's public pools. Starting next week, pools across the city will begin opening. Swimmers can enjoy the facilities Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 14

The full list of Philly’s public pool opening dates for 2017

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Avenue)

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Awbury (6101 Ardleigh Street)

Feltonville (231 E Wyoming Avenue)

Lee (4328 Haverford Avenue)

Mander (2140 N 33rd Street)

Max Myers (1601 Hellerman Street)

Vare (2600 Morris Street)

Christy (728 S 55th Street)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway Street)

Francisville (1737 Francis Street)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Avenue)

O’Connor (2601 South Street)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer Street)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Avenue)

East Poplar (820 N 8th Street)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Avenue)

Lonnie Young (1100 E Chelten Avenue)

McVeigh (400 E Ontario Street)

Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Avenue)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter Street)

Anderson (740 S 17th St, 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Parkway)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Avenue)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett Street)

Penrose (1101 W Susquehanna Road)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce Street)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Avenue)

Gathers (2501 Diamond Street)

Morris Estate (1610 W Chelten Avenue)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Avenue)

Samuel (2501 E Tioga Street)

Schmidt (113 W Ontario Street)

Scanlon (1099 E Tioga Street)

Barry (1800 Johnston Street)

Dendy (1501 N 10th Street)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Avenue)

Hunting Park (900 W Hunting Park Avenue)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Avenue)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Avenue

Murphy (300 W Shunk Street)

Ziehler (200 E Olney Avenue)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th Street)

39th and Olive (700 N 39th Street)

Amos (1817 N 16th Street)

Athletic (1400 N 26th Street)

Chew (1800 Washington Avenue)

Hancock (1401 N Hancock Street)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Avenue)

Simpson (1010 Arrott Street)

Tustin (5901 W Columbia Avenue)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th Street)

12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th Street)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Avenue)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond Street)

Cohox (2901 Cedar Street)

Ford (609 Snyder Avenue)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish Street)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue)

Piccoli (1501 E Bristol Avenue)

Belfield (2100 W Chew Avenue)

CB Moore (2551 N 22nd Street)

Cherashore (851 W Olney Avenue)

Shuler (3000 N 27th Street)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson Street)

    The opening dates of every single public pool in Philly
    The city's 70-plus pools will open with staggered dates, beginning June 22.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Jun 13

Juneteenth Festival in Historic Germantown

The event begins at 11:00am at 5109 Germantown Avenue, at the State Marker commemorating the site of the writing of the First Protest Against Slavery. From there the “Freedom Walk” parade will march up Germantown Avenue to the Johnson House to kickoff festivities.

    Juneteenth Festival in Historic Germantown
    Historic Germantown celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, with its seventh annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17. Hosted by the Johnson House Historic Site, the annual free, family-friendly festival features a day of educational activities and entertainment on Germantown Avenue.
    http://planphilly.com

Jun 13

Interested in Urdu literature? Just ask shuttle-bus driver Isaac Daas about it

From behind the driver’s seat, the first thing you notice about Isaac Daas is his wavy black hair, which conceals the fact that he’s 69 years old.  As he turns to greet you, his accent catches your attention along with his smile and his black mustache. Daas’ accent will make you wonder where he is from and his eyes will tell you he has had a long journey.

    Interested in Urdu literature? Just ask shuttle-bus driver Isaac Daas about it
    From behind the driver's seat, the first thing you notice about Isaac Daas is his wavy black hair, which conceals the fact that he's 69 years old. As he turns to greet you, his accent catches your attention along with his smile and his black mustache.
    http://wp.lasalle.edu

Jun 13

Charter Schools

The Mastery Charter School network of charter schools, 5700 Wayne Avenue, is known for its “no excuses” approach to student achievement. It has attracted significant local and national attention for its success in turning around low-achieving, high-poverty schools. 5700 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia.

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Frederick Douglass Elementary, located at 2118 West Norris Street in Philadelphia, was constructed in 1939. The school is now part of the Mastery Charter...

Located at 1600 Lombard Street in Philadelphia, Independence Charter is a kindergarten-through-eighth grade school with Spanish language programs...

Sankofa Freedom Academy, 2501 Kensington Avenue, is an Afrocentric Freedom school serving grades K-12. Inspired by the Freedom Schools of...

Wissahickon Charter, 4700 Wissahickon Avenue, is K-8 school that emphasizes environmental education, community, and social-emotional development. Its approach...

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Privately run but publicly funded charter schools became an important part of the educational landscape in Greater Philadelphia by the beginning of the twenty-first century. Their advocates across the country argued that they were an antidote to politicized and unwieldy public school systems and a way to move decision-making out of the hands of government bureaucrats and into those of educators, parents, and community leaders.
    http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org

Jun 13

Orphanages and Orphans

Foulke and Long Institute for Orphan Girls records, Germantown Historical Society, 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

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...left a $2 million endowment in his will to establish the school, situated north of Poplar Street and Ridge Avenue, a location that Girard believed would provide solace from city life and allow boys to...

Almshouse Records, Girard College History Collection, Orphan Society of Philadelphia Records (1815–1965), St. Joseph’s Orphan Asylum Records, and St. John’s Orphan Asylum Records, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

David Contosta Collection, Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 8708 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

Guardians of the Poor Records, Philadelphia City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Delaware Orphans’ Home and Industrial School, 1123 Walnut Street, Wilmington, Del.

Girard College, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia.

Jewish Foster Home Society (original location), 799 N. Eleventh Street, Philadelphia.

Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum of Philadelphia (also previous site of Ancilla Domini Academy), 700 E. Church Lane, Philadelphia.

St. Joseph’s House for Homeless Industrious Boys, 1515–1527 W. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Philadelphia's earliest orphanages grew out of social projects intended to help impoverished families. As early the first decades of the eighteenth century, city officials created organizations such as the Overseers of the Poor (later the Guardians of the Poor) to provide relief to those, such as the elderly, widows with children, and orphans, who faced poverty through no fault of their own.
    https://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org

Jun 13

  • Kindergarten ROCKS!

    Mrs. Morgan is asking for $166.36:
    My students need a set of "scoop" rocking chairs for independent reading.
    John B Kelly Elementary School Comment

Jun 12

Germantown charmer in historic enclave asks $327K

5308 Knox Street [Loretta Witt Homes]

    Germantown charmer in historic enclave asks $327K
    It's in the Penn-Knox neighborhood and packs in plenty of original details and charm into 3,280 square feet of space.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Jun 12

  • Germantown Friends School reviewed by a parent

    The teachers are invested in the students and establish high expectations for those students which the students strive to reach and do so much better because of that. Also the teaching styles are engaging. . Parents, teachers and administration form a true partnership. Communication is paramount therefore, parents are kept well informed. submitted by Pamela Pendleton-smith, parent of class of 2008 Alumna

    Germantown Friends School (31 West Coulter Street) Published on GreatSchools June 11, 2017 Comment

Jun 11

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 10

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 9-11

200 West Tulpehocken St.

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101 S. Columbus Blvd.

    Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 9-11 - PhillyFun4Kids
    Summer weather is really here and the sun will be shining all weekend so get outside and enjoy this picture perfect weather in Philly at one of these great family fun events! Alex's "Original" Lemonade Stand Saturday June 10 10am - 3pm Penn Wynne Elementary School 250 Haverford Rd.
    http://www.phillyfun4kids.com

Jun 08

Dream Drives: Rare Roses Bloom At Wyck In Germantown

Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm is at 6026 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. It is open to walk-in visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon until 4:00pm. Tours can be scheduled by calling (215) 848-1690 or emailing info@wyck.org.

    Dream Drives: Rare Roses Bloom At Wyck In Germantown
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Until mid-June, the nation's oldest rose garden still in its original planting is in bloom at Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm in Germantown. "This property had been in the same family for nine generations from 1690 until 1973," said Wyck executive director Jennifer Carlson.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jun 07

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Let's Be Free

...the Victorian era. Discover the Enchanted wood at the only Victorian house museum in Philadelphia, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street, West Central Germantown, Philadelphia. Admission free with fees for activities. Photo courtesy of Ebenezer Maxwell...

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...Philadelphia for Celebrating 31, three performances, June 8-10 at Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia. The program features the premiere of the whimsical "One Minute Dances for Small Spaces...

...strolling through a digital garden to witness plants growing in super time, through September 10, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Photo by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc...

...a golden key with complimentary access to see Philly from the city's tallest attraction, 1650 Market Street. Photo courtesy of One Liberty Observation Deck...

...artists, Fleisher faculty, and volunteers, plus music and dance performances, food, and more, along the 700 block of Catharine Street and in adjacent Palumbo Park, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Fleisher Art Memorial...

...Kulu Mele, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and more, covering 12 city blocks around 23rd and South Street, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Odunde Festival...

...Rosalyn Jamal, Jessica M. Johnson, and Dan Kern, at the Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy, 7137 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. Related programs and events include a post-show talkback with the cast and director...

...J Hernandez, Angel Sigala, Trevor William Fayle, and Maria Konstantinidis, through June 18, The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street, Philadelphia. Photo by Plate 3 Photography...

...use and is not recommended for audience members under 16 years old, through July 9, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, Pennsylvania. Related programs and events include AfterWORDS, a facilitated post-performance conversation with the...

...Open to the public on Saturdays in June and accompanied by a yearlong podcast series, 1215 Frankford Avenue, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia. Pictured: Olivia Taduran and John Vogel, featured in episode two of the...

...documentary, "The Loving Story," Thursday, June 8, 6:30 p.m., The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia...

...in contemporary art. The exhibit is accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue through September 4, 9201 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill. Pictured: "Refugee," by Oscar Page, Jr. American, born 1943, oil on canvas, 24...

    Weekly Entertainment Guide - Let's Be Free
    Robin Bloom offers 20 suggestions for what to do this week in the Philadelphia region! What's Happening The Lighthouse International Film Festival (LIFF) The Lighthouse International Film Festival (LIFF) returns to Long Beach Island, New Jersey for a ninth year, June 8-11, featuring over 85 dramas, comedies, documentaries, and short films from around the world.
    http://www.newsworks.org

Jun 07

Kids charged in assault of principal with brick, 2nd assault still under investigation

According to police, the assault against Smith happened around 3 p.m. May 29 on Chelten Avenue near Knox Street. The boys engaged Smith, who works as a customer service attendant at the Cheltenham ShopRite...

...39, happened around 2:45 p.m. May 31 outside of the school on the 100 block of West Seymour Street, police said. Boone went to intercede in fights that students from a nearby Mastery Charter...

    Kids charged in assault of principal with brick, 2nd assault still under investigation
    Two teenagers have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, recklessly endangering another person, and related offenses for allegedly hitting a school principal in the face with a brick last week when he tried to break up a schoolyard fight, police said.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 07

Juveniles Caught Punching Disabled Man on Camera Arrested

The disturbing video, which was recorded at the intersection of Knox Street and Chelten Avenue, shows at least three youths watching and laughing while two other juveniles assault the victim...

    Juveniles Caught Punching Disabled Man on Camera Arrested
    Police say some of the youths, who range in age between 12 and 15 years old, are connected to an assault against a Germantown principal last week. Police have arrested the juveniles who were seen punching a disabled man in a video that went viral on Facebook this week.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jun 07

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Jun 06

Cops probe possible tie in attacks on mentally challenged man, school principal

...Boone, who was hit in the face with a brick Wednesday outside the school at 140 W. Seymour St. in Germantown, when he tried to stop a fight between Fitler students and those from...

...Fitler students and those from nearby Mastery Charter Schools. That happened just three blocks from Chelten Avenue and Knox Street, where the mentally challenged man was attacked...

    Cops probe possible tie in attacks of mentally challenged man, school principal
    The suspects in the video taped attack of a mentally-challenged man in Germantown have all been identified, but have not yet been apprehended. The suspects are all juveniles, with the youngest being 12 years old, police said. - Stephanie Farr, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 06

Police Investigating Viral Video of Teens Punching Disabled Man

The incident occurred at the intersection of Knox Street and Chelten Avenue in Germantown – though it’s not clear when. The disturbing footage shows one teen punching...

    Police Investigating Viral Video of Teens Punching Disabled Man
    The disturbing footage shows two juveniles assaulting the man in Germantown while three others stand around laughing. Philadelphia police are investigating a viral video of teens punching a disabled man while their friends stand by laughing.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jun 06

Police investigating viral video of attack on man by juveniles

The victim appears shocked by the attack, which happened at Chelten Avenue and Knox Street, when  a second older male pursues him and punches him around the his right ear. There are five males visible in the video. The youngest is seen laughing hysterically.

    Police investigating viral video of attack on man by juveniles
    Police were seeking the public's help in identifying juveniles seen in a video posted on social media sucker-punching a mentally-challenged man in the city's Germantown section. The 30-second video, recorded in slow-motion, shows the man smiling and apparently distracted as a young teen boy moves in from behind and punches him hard on the left side of his face.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 06

Video Surfaces Showing Juveniles Assaulting Man With Disability

According to the comments section of the post, the assault happened in the 100 block of West Chelten Avenue in Germantown.

    Video Surfaces Showing Juveniles Assaulting Man With Disability
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- A disturbing video that showed up on Facebook tonight has the Philadelphia police investigating and asking for your help. It shows a man surrounded by a group of kids being punched in the face. Gerald Andrews Sr. shared the assault video on Facebook.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jun 05

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