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Tashan Closing Its Doors on South Broad

...opening more locations of Tiffin, Tashan's more casual sibling. Following the original location at Seventh and Girard, Tiffin is now up to nine locations (including South Philly's Tiffin Bistro) in and...

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Restaurateur Munish Narula opened Tashan at 777 South Broad, with its luxe space courtesy of architect Winka Dubbeldam, in the fall of 2011. Sylva Senat was the opening chef, garnering high praise from critics before his sudden departure in 2013.

    Tashan Closing Its Doors on South Broad
    This week in late-Friday bummers: Tashan has announced it will close for good this holiday weekend, after a four-year run. The upscale Indian spot will see its final service on Monday, September 7. Restaurateur Munish Narula opened Tashan at 777 South Broad, with its luxe space courtesy of architect Winka Dubbeldam, in the fall of 2011.
    http://philly.eater.com

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Hearing Scheduled for Marcus Jones, Man Accused of Beating Philly Trans Woman

Jones allegedly attacked the woman on August 18th on the 900 block of North Watts Street, and surveillance video shows him repeatedly punching and kicking the victim until she was unconscious. He then proceeded to kick her in the head.

    Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Marcus Jones | G Philly
    A preliminary hearing has been set for Marcus Jones, the 22-year-old homeless man accused of brutally beating a 53-year-old Philadelphia trans woman last month. According to the official docket, the hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 8th, at 8 a.m. in room 903 at the Criminal Justice Center.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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1300 Fairmount Sails Through Design Review, Now Heads to Zoning

1300 Fairmount | Via Civic Design Review, RAL Development Services, Cope Linder Architects

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...was also placed on some safety issues around the site, namely better street lighting on Ridge and Fairmount avenues...

    1300 Fairmount Sails Through Design Review, Now Heads to Zoning
    The massive mixed-use complex will bring apartments and a grocery store behind the Divine Lorraine. 1300 Fairmount, a large mixed-use apartment complex planned on the vacant lot that all but wraps the Divine Lorraine on Ridge Avenue, sailed through the Civic Design Review process this week.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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A Cooperative Coffee Bar's Workers Share the Stress, and the Profits

931 Spring Garden St.

    A Cooperative Coffee Bar's Workers Share the Stress, and the Profits
    Winners Take All by Katie Bohri Restaurants create a lot of waste. There's food waste, and the wasted fossil fuels that go into keeping a full menu available year-round. But there's also a waste of human energy: the energy that workers must spend to manage the stress imposed by an industry that pits employees against each other for better shifts and better tips.
    http://www.gridphilly.com

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Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

...galleries in 2013. It was an exchange piece with Napoleon Gallery, a tiny space at 319 N. 11th St. When installed at Napoleon, “subTraction” filled almost the entire gallery space. This spirit of exchange...

    Traction Company at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Jennifer admires the thoughtful, measured effort that went into the creation and curation of Traction Company's new exhibit. The show occupies itself with ideas of construction, space, and community. -- the artblog editors] Traction Company's "Truss" (2015), on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), is an unexpected but heroic art object....
    http://www.theartblog.org

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Updated Sept. 3rd

Sep. 17- State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen hosts Fundraiser at Barber’s Hall, 1402 W. Oxford St., 6-8 p.m. Food & Drinks: Friends $25; Supporters $50; Patrons $100; Sponsors/PACs $250...

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Sep. 5- Sharon Booker hosts Fundraiser at Jacque Whaumbush’s house, Pa. State Committee Black Caucus, 967 Clyde La., 2-5 p.m.

Sep. 7- Tri-State Labor Day Parade & Family Celebration starts at Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 19 Union Hall, 1301 Columbus Blvd., 8 a.m. Parade goes to Penn’s Landing for Family Fun Festival.

Sep. 8- State Rep. Vanessa Brown hosts Senior Services Open House at A to Z Care, 5050 Parkside Ave., Su. A, 12-3 p.m. Affordable Care Act, housing, disabilities, health and Safety, end-of-life issues, LIHEAP, constituent services. For info (215) 879-6615.

Sep. 8- Asian American PAC and Business Owners host Fundraiser for Councilman David Oh at Saigon Maxim Restaurant, 612 Washington Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drink specials, $3 beers, $4 wines, $5 cocktails, Light hors d’oeuvres. 1-hour complimentary open bar 5-6 p.m.

Sep. 11- Irish Boxing is held at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., starting 7:30 p.m. 10 bouts sanctioned by USA Boxing featuring Philly vs. Belfast...

Sep. 12-13- 1st Annual Miles Gray, Jr. Memorial Championship Tennis Tournament is held at 33rd & Susquehanna Ave., starting 10 a.m. $25 Singles, $35 Doubles. For info trawberrymta@aol.com.

Sep. 13- Derek Green holds Jazz on the Lawn at 1039 W. Allens La., 3-6 p.m. Host Committee $2,900, $2,500, $1,500; Sponsors $2,000, $1,500, $1,000; tickets $150. For info Kelly Bauer kbauer@advantagepep.com or (610) 217-3751.

Sep. 14- State Rep. John Taylor hosts Monday Night Football at Romano’s Catering, 1523 E. Wingohocking Ave., 7-10 p.m. Eagles at Atlanta. Big-screen TV. Tickets $35 include best indoor tailgate buffet and refreshments. For info (215) 546-2244.

Sep. 16– Friends of Councilwoman Cindy Bass host Fish Fry at Champagne Café, 21 E. Chelten Ave., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $15.

Sep. 16- George Bochetto, Esq., and Taubenberger for Philadelphia Committee host Cocktail Reception for Al Taubenberger at Bochetto & Lentz, 1524 Locust St., 5:30-8 p.m. $150, and up. For info call 215 704-0172.

Sep. 17- Tri-State Labor & Mgmt. hosts Spirit of Life Award Reception at Downtown Cl., 600 Chestnut St., Cocktails 6 p.m., ceremony 7 p.m. Honoring Danny Grace, Jeffrey Kolansky, Eleanor Dezzi...

Sep. 20- Open Air Jazz and R&B Concert on the Green, 6816 N. 10th St., 3-7 p.m. Donation $50. RSVP Ayesha Salaam (215) 681-0442. Portion of proceeds benefit Sultan Jihad Ahmed Community Fdn.

Sep. 22- Councilman David Oh is hosted Fall Fundraiser at Union Lg., 140 S. Broad St., Lincoln Rm., 2nd fl., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels: $2,500, $1,000, $500 and $100.

Sep. 22- Kevin Strickland, GOP 9th Dist. councilmanic candidate, hosts Fundraiser aboard Franklin Yacht, 401 N. Columbus Blvd., 7-10 p.m. Food, music, dancing, cash bar. For info Mike Bradley (267) 773-7587.

Sep. 28- Public Health Center #9 Mattie L. Humphrey Clinic Citizens Board hosts Natural Eating Natural Health Fair at 131 E. Chelten Ave., 12-4 p.m. For info Ms. Renée Workman Hea (215) 681-1685.

Sep. 30- Green Party of Phila. holds Monthly Mtg. at Calvary Ctr. For Culture & Community, 801 S. 48th St., 7 p.m. For info (215) 243-7103.

Oct. 3- United Republican Cl. hosts Shrimp Night at 3156 Frankford Ave., 7 p.m.

Oct. 3- DJ Gary O and Mr. Hollywood host 21st & Norris Community Committee Old School Blue Light Basement Party Fundraiser at Nat’l Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Donation $40, at door $45.

Oct. 8- JEVS Human Services hosts Strictly Business event, premiere networking and awards luncheon honoring employers and inspiring employees at Sheraton Phila. Downtown Hotel, 201 N. 17th St., 11 a.m. For info https://jevshumanservices.org/events/strictly-business/ or (215) 854-1800.

...Alumni Association, Inc. hosts comedian Joe Conklin at Fundraiser at Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter Sch., 1842 Torresdale Ave., formerly Northeast Catholic HS, doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30. Make checks payable...

    Updated Sept. 3rd
    Sep. 5- Sharon Booker hosts Fundraiser at Jacque Whaumbush's house, Pa. State Committee Black Caucus, 967 Clyde La., 2-5 p.m. Sep. 5-7- Polish American Festival at Nat'l Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, on Ferry Rd., Doylestown, Pa. Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sep.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

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  • Help Create a First Grade Classroom at Meade!

    Ms. Tarbox is asking for $1496.08:
    My students need comfy classroom furniture for a class library, which will also need a rug and bookshelf. A project and easel will benefit classroom opportunities as well.
    Gen George G Meade Elementary School Comment

43 hours ago

Fringe Picks!

...a state we experience in our daily lives. Sept. 9-19, $25-$35, Latvian Society, 531 N. Seventh St. —Deni Kasrel

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...and give it new life? Sept. 3-12, $20, Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, 7 Lock St. —Mark Cofta

...pop iconography and absurdity. Sept. 10-13, 17-20, $30-$40, Opera in the City, 1526 North American St. —Mark Cofta

...a shared experience between actor and audience.” Through Sat., Sept. 5, $15, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St. —Mark Cofta

...maybe we’ll have some kind of answer. Sept. 11-20, $15, Ruba Club Studios, 416 Green St. —Mark Cofta

...revealing the timeless qualities of overlooked works of importance. Sept. 1-20, $25, Physick House, 321 South Fourth St. —Mark Cofta

...under any circumstances, stray from the path. Sept. 9-13, 15-19, $20, FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Ave. —Mark Cofta

...really no gimmick. You’ve been warned. Now go. Sept. 4-13, $15, Headlong Studios, 1170 S. Broad St. —Mark Cofta

...all up close and personal at the Adobe Café. Sept. 9-14, $10, Adobe Café, 1919 E. Passyunk Ave. —Mark Cofta

...is donating pro­ceeds to medical charities. Sept. 10-19, $10, The People’s House, 1323 Mifflin St. —Mark Cofta

...make The Light Princess a Neighborhood Fringe must-see. Sept. 11-13, $10, Lantern Theater, 923 Ludlow St. —Mark Cofta

...a nice invitation to keep your mind and ears open. Sept. 19, $15, Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. —Deni Kasrel

...but ultimately hopeful.” Sept. 4-6, 11-13, 18-19, $15, William Way LGBT Center, 1315 Spruce St. —SJ Punderson

...painting, even a “Pope Binder.” Sept. 5-6, 12-13, 19, free, Global Dye Works, 4500 Worth St. —SJ Punderson

...own escapes, however they may choose to define them. Sept. 18-20, $10, Las Parcelas, 2248 N. Palethorp St. —Marc Snitzer

...hunger for attention and the actions taken to receive it. Sept. 8-13, $15, 1fiftyone, 151 N. Third St. —Marc Snitzer

    Fringe Picks!
    City Paper critics pick the winners.
    http://citypaper.net

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Zoning board to consider project at 1300 Fairmount

Zoning board to consider project at 1300 Fairmount

    Zoning board to consider project at 1300 Fairmount
    Earlier this year, City Council passed an ordinance changing the zoning for a large vacant property at 1300 Fairmount Ave., behind the Divine Lorraine Hotel, which is being resurrected on North Broad Street. The bill was meant to allow a 486-unit apartment building and supermarket complex from RAL, a New York development company, to be built on the site.
    http://planphilly.com

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Must-Hit: Veteran Freshman Curates The Next Edition Of Red Bull Sound Select With GoGo Morrow, Rosemary Fiki & Joie Kathos

Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

    Must-Hit: Veteran Freshman Curates The Next Edition Of Red Bull Sound Select With GoGo Morrow, Rosemary Fiki & Joie Kathos
    We designed this site to keep you -and the world- in the loop about what's hip and hot in our city and region. We've got the inside track on the music, fashion, nightlife, arts and culture and dining scenes in Philly, a city brimming with creative types who just so happen to love this place as much as we do.
    http://philly360.visitphilly.com

2 days ago

La Salle To Host, Nutter To Lead, International Mayors Forum

...Philly seems thrilled at Habitat for Humanity’s construction of five affordable homes on the 1900 block of Turner Street, providing some much needed diversity in new construction for the Temple area, not to mention...

    La Salle To Host, Nutter To Lead, International Mayors Forum
    The Philadelphia Business Journal reminds us that Michael Nutter, with a mere four months remaining in his mayoralty, is no lame duck. Ever the international booster, Nutter, a Baptist educated in Archdiocesan schools, will join a small synod of international Catholic mayors in the first International Mayors Forum at La Salle University on Wednesday, September 23, during which participants will brainstorm on how municipal good government can engender strong families within their communities.
    http://hiddencityphila.org

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Weekly Entertainment Guide - Fringe Sampler & Labor Day Weekend

...Director Jess Conda and performing artist Ali Wadsworth as his back-up singers, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia. After party set by Black Landlord on Friday, September 4. Photo by Thom Lessner...

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...metaphorical tiny, cramped house and featuring a cast of Philadelphia and New York actors, FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard at Race Street, Philadelphia. Photo by Josh McIlvain, courtesy of FringeArts...

...n-word," the sexual allure of the Civil War, and more, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street, Old City Philadelphia. Produced in association with Lightning Rod Special. Show contains brief nudity. Photo...

...performance with a dozen dancers set to an original score by Garrett Hope, Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of FringeArts...

...on the streets of Philadelphia with live music accompaniment, September 3-7, the Clay Studio, 137 North Second Street, Old City Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of FringeArts...

...that tackles issues of sex, domesticity and class manners is set in the Physick House, 321 S. 4th Street, the historic Federal townhouse in Society Hill, built in 1786. The site specific work provides...

...19-20, and 26 with a reception Sunday, September 20, noon-5pm, Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia. Part of this year's upcoming Fringe Festival. Check out the store with POPEular...

    Weekly Entertainment Guide - Fringe Sampler & Labor Day Weekend
    2015 Fringe Festival Returning this year is the late-night festival bar programming at La Peg, curated by Philadelphia DJ and composer King Britt and choreographer/live visual artist Kate Watson-Wallace, creating a "mini music-based festival" within the festival.
    http://www.newsworks.org

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Merging Daily News, Inquirer Newsrooms Would Be Dumb

I spent nearly a decade at the paper in the 1990s directing local news coverage, trying to get at that emotional heart, and doing everything I knew how to beat the bejesus out of Big Sister who then lived downstairs at the old headquarters at 400 North Broad Street.

    Merging Daily News, Inquirer Newsrooms Would Be Dumb
    Former Daily News city editor: I'll bet nobody in the Inquirer newsroom ever said his/her job was to go after the emotional heart of a story. The first day I walked into the newsroom at the Daily News, one of the editors pulled me aside to share an insight on the very soul of the tabloid that lives perpetually on death row.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Apps and Art!

    Ms. Layden is asking for $663.35:
    My students need two iPads with protective cases.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment
  • Inspired by Scholastic ART!

    Ms. Layden is asking for $402.12:
    My students need a subscription for Scholastic ART magazines.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment
  • Math Portfolio Folders

    Mr. Fitzgerald is asking for $204.89:
    My students need file folders for work on math portfolios for each unit of study in the 2015-2016 school year. These file folders will help us stay organized and on track.
    Gen Philip Kearny Elementary School Comment

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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

3 days ago

$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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