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Habitat For Humanity Building Five Homes in North Philly

...or more!) years of college. Habitat For Humanity is currently building five homes on the 1900 block of Turner Street, just south of Cecil B. Moore Avenue, which are being sold as affordable housing units...

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...south of Cecil B. Moore Avenue, which are being sold as affordable housing units. Previously, 1905-17 Turner St. were vacant lots. An unattractive PHA property next door was built a few years ago...

    Habitat For Humanity Building Five Homes in North Philly
    In the area surrounding Temple University, we've seen so much new construction, almost exclusively of the student housing variety. When we say "almost exclusively," that does leave a little room for construction that doesn't target the large group of transient renters looking to make the best time of their four (or more!)
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

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$8 Pizzas All Day at Bufad: Meatless Mid-Week on Wednesday

But Tuesday isn’t the only day that Bufad offers something special. On Wednesdays, the 13th and Spring Garden Street pizza spot is offering Meatless Midweek. For $35 a couple, you get a four-course dinner to share.

    $8 Pizzas All Day at Bufad: Meatless Mid-Week on Wednesday - Foobooz
    Tuesday isn't just about tacos. Bufad offers $8 margherita pizzas all day on Tuesdays. And that deal is available whether you eat-in or get your pizzas to go. But Tuesday isn't the only day that Bufad offers something special. On Wednesdays, the 13th and Spring Garden Street pizza spot is offering Meatless Midweek.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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Darrell Clarke’s School District Power Play

...crew. Seriously. The number of empty desks in the (admittedly too big) district headquarters at 440 N. Broad is both depressing and alarming...

    City Council's School District Power Play
    City Council President Darrell Clarke has grown profoundly frustrated with the School District of Philadelphia in recent years. Now he looks poised to turn that frustration into action - and the impact on the district could be huge. In private and in public, Clarke in recent weeks has ratcheted up pressure on the district and the School Reform Commission.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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Philadelphia Architects on Fire(houses)

W. Bleddyn Powell’s (1854-1910) projects include the completion of City Hall. His combined fire/patrol houses including one at 4th and Snyder, now long gone. He also turned out a police station at 19th and Oxford that later served as the first Opportunities Industrialization Center.

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Fire Engine Company No. 47. 3035-37 Grays Ferry Avenue. Charles E. Oelschlager, architect, ca. 1899. (PhillyHistory.org)

Firehouse (Engine 50; Latter 12) 1325 West Cambria Street. Charles E. Oeschlager, architect, 1900. (Google)

Engine Company #13, 1529-39 Parrish Street. Phillip H. Johnson, architect, 1901. Photographed by Vincent D. Feldman in 2001.

...of 17th and Sansom Streets. It’s not far from the extant fire house at 1528- 1530 Sansom, which he completed two years before that...

W. Bleddyn Powell’s (1854-1910) projects include the completion of City Hall. His combined fire/patrol houses including one at 4th and Snyder, now long gone. He also turned out a police station at 19th and Oxford that later served as the first Opportunities Industrialization Center.

...He also designed City Hall Annex.  Johnson cut his teeth on several firehouse projects: at 1016-1018 South Street, 50th and Baltimore Avenue, 1529-39 Parrish Street (illustrated here from Vince Feldman’s aptly...

...Hall Annex.  Johnson cut his teeth on several firehouse projects: at 1016-1018 South Street, 50th and Baltimore Avenue, 1529-39 Parrish Street (illustrated here from Vince Feldman’s aptly named book, City Abandoned...

...39 Parrish Street (illustrated here from Vince Feldman’s aptly named book, City Abandoned) and 2936-38 Ridge Avenue. All of these survive except the last, which was demolished in 1994...

    Philadelphia Architects on Fire(houses)
    As the city heated up, pushing outward in all directions, so did its fire department. As we've seen in more than one post, architect John Windrim stepped in and supplied an array of new and eclectic designs for the expanded municipal footprint, making up for lost time.
    http://www.phillyhistory.org

13 hours ago

Was Phila. killer Jack the Ripper?

...Holmes had left Chicago and landed in Philadelphia. He opened a phony patent office on Callowhill Street near 13th with accomplice Benjamin Pitezel. (Holmes had lived in the area briefly in 1886 when he...

    Was Phila. killer Jack the Ripper?
    Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015, 8:09 PM Mark Potts has been a history buff since his grandfather entertained him decades ago with tales of the Titanic. But in recent years, the Berks County resident's fascination has expanded from simply absorbing the history to researching it - and maybe even changing it.
    http://www.philly.com

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Transformation In Store For Vacant Factory Building on Spring Garden

Situated near the corner’s edge of Spring Garden and 11th, the old Lawsonia Building stands in anticipation of a pending renovation and three-story addition...

    Transformation In Store For Vacant Factory Building on Spring Garden
    Will Smith's real estate company had previously tried converting it into condos. Situated near the corner's edge of Spring Garden and 11th, the old Lawsonia Building stands in anticipation of a pending renovation and three-story addition. The news, which we heard from GroJLart on Hidden City Daily, is great, considering the property has been vacant for well over a decade.
    http://www.phillymag.com

25 hours ago

7 Shows to See in Philly This Week

...expanding their repertoire. Listen before you go: "Caje Sukarije." Thursday, September 3, 8pm, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street...

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...YouTube subscribers. Listen before you go: "Electrified." Monday, August 31, 7:30pm, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street...

...the area. Listen before you go: "Katy Daly." Wednesday, September 2, 7pm, Bourbon and Branch, 705 North 2nd Street...

...Listen before you go: "Soul Meets Body." Sunday, September 6, 11pm, Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street...

    7 Shows to See in Philly This Week
    One awesome show for every day of this week, including Death Cab for Cutie, the Counting Crows, and One Direction. Read More About: 7 Shows to See This Week, Music, Things to Do in Philly Kevin Hart Hosting Free Tail Gate Party on Saturday 17 Things to Do This Weekend
    http://www.phillymag.com

29 hours ago

In the Mind of Poe

...The Tell-Tale Heart" in the "The Black Cat" inspired cellar. Edgar Allan Poe House, 532 N. 7th St., www.nps.gov/edal

    In the Mind of Poe
    Visit the Philadelphia residence of the famed American writer Poe and take a literary tour through the house where Poe experienced his most prolific period of writing. Memorable narrators and Poe himself will recite passages from poems including "The Tell-Tale Heart" in the "The Black Cat" inspired
    http://www.wheretraveler.com

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Yvette R. Long, 50, health-care advocate

Donations may be made to the Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization, 1231 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia 19122.

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A funeral service is to be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia. Burial is private.

    Yvette R. Long, 50, health-care advocate
    Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015, 1:08 AM Yvette R. Long, 50, of Philadelphia, who pushed to obtain quality health-care services for Pennsylvania's low-income residents, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of a pulmonary embolism while visiting her family in Delaware. Ms. Long was a leader of Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance Advisory Committee (MAAC), which counseled the state on Medicaid policy development and program administration.
    http://www.philly.com

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Was Phila. killer Jack the Ripper?

...Holmes had left Chicago and landed in Philadelphia. He opened a phony patent office on Callowhill Street near 13th with accomplice Benjamin Pitezel. (Holmes had lived in the area briefly in 1886 when he...

    Was Phila. killer Jack the Ripper?
    Mark Potts has been a history buff since his grandfather entertained him decades ago with tales of the Titanic. But in recent years, the Berks County resident's fascination has expanded from simply absorbing the history to researching it - and maybe even changing it.
    http://www.philly.com

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Nelson Shanks, renowned portrait artist, dead at 77

Memorial donations may be made to Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, Suite 400, 340 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, 19107.

    Nelson Shanks, renowned portrait artist, dead at 77
    By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Nelson Shanks, 77, of Andalusia, Bucks County, a renowned painter, art historian and teacher, who depicted subjects including Pope John Paul II and President Bill Clinton with what critics called a peerless realism, died at home late Friday of complications from cancer.
    http://www.philly.com

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Man shot and killed in lobby of Camden apartments

The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Northgate One apartments on the 400 block of North 7th Street.

    Man shot and killed in lobby of Camden apartments
    Police say a man is dead after a shooting in the lobby of a high-rise apartment complex in Camden, New Jersey. The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Northgate One apartments on the 400 block of North 7th Street. The victim in his 20s was struck in the chest.
    http://6abc.com

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