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3 hours ago

  • Technology in the Art Room

    Mrs. Kerins is asking for $1611.27:
    My students need iPads and stylus to develop the creative skills necessary to excel in the modern technological era!
    Martha Washington Academy Plus Comment

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2 days ago

Midtown II Diner Site to Become High-End Restaurant

Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street — Business

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...Midtown II restaurant location in Center City. The Midtown Village/Washington Square West spot, at 122-124 South 11th Street, is directly across the street from Jefferson University Hospital and had been the diner’s...

    Midtown II Diner Site to Become New High-End Restaurant
    The location sold for $3.85 million in December. Rittenhouse Realty Advisors this week announced the $3.85 million sale of the recently shuttered Midtown II restaurant location in Center City. The Midtown Village/Washington Square West spot, at 122-124 South 11th Street, is directly across the street from Jefferson University Hospital and had been the diner's home since 1974.
    http://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

New music venue to rock West Philly

...Street Common comes in. When the restaurant opened a little under a year ago at 3900 Chestnut Street, it was focused on pioneering their “flat pricing” concept. Since then, the communal dining restaurant...

    New music venue to rock West Philly | West Philly Local
    Posted on 20 January 2017 As the state of music venues in West Philly stands, house shows reign supreme while The Rotunda remains the one music venue (operating more like a music hall) in this part of town. Unlike in Callowhill and Center City, there are few choices for local musicians and touring acts to play in West Philly.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

2 days ago

Mayor Kenney to Sign Pay Equity Bill

Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street — Business

    Mayor Kenney to Sign Pay Equity Bill
    Philadelphia will become the first city to bar employers from asking applicants about wage history. Mayor Kenney's support for the pay equity bill hasn't wavered over the last week. He's expected to sign the bill into law on Monday, the Inquirer reports.
    http://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philly Home Show, Winterfest Brewfest, Women’s March On Philadelphia, Center City Restaurant Week and More!

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ January 21  ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

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...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philly Home Show, Winterfest Brewfest, Women's March On Philadelphia, Center City Restaurant Week and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ January 20 - 26 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in/nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
    http://www.myphillyalive.com

2 days ago

In Belmont, The Making Of A “City Of Villas”

...imminent influx of residents during the 1880s and 1890s. Kelley sold off lots along the 4000 block of Parrish Street (essentially his backyard) for over two decades, continuing Belmont’s predominant pattern of subdivision and...

...once highly-sought, speculative real estate, now underscore the neighborhood’s economic decline. Along North Preston Street and Westminster Avenue, ornate, Victorian row houses and Gothic Revival twins, built in the late 1880s and early...

...likely including Kelley’s former home. By 1893, the crimson-clad Queen Anne standing at 836 N. Preston Street was built on land once owned by Kelley adjacent to the WPHW campus, adding to...

...related to the bridge’s construction is unknown. In 1883, McGaw listed his residence at 819 N. Preston Street, signaling his move to Belmont and the beginning of the McGaw family’s story in...

...two lots measuring a combined 102 feet by 109 feet at the northwest corner of Parrish and North Preston  from William D. Kelley. Between 1889 and 1892, McGaw continued to list 819 N. Preston...

...hospital was pressing the confines of the residential buildings it was housed within along the 4000 block of Ogden Street and Kelley’s former mansion...

...a next door neighbor to the WPHW more moderately sized homes were constructed along the 800 block of North Preston Street, eventually filling a block in transition and providing opportunity for ownership or rental to newcomers...

    In Belmont, The Making Of A "City Of Villas"
    Last week marked the 126-year anniversary of the passing of Pennsylvania Congressman William D. Kelley, a highly influential, but long-forgotten Philadelphian who helped shape West Philadelphia's Belmont neighborhood. In the decades leading up to Kelley's death at 75, the one-time journeyman jeweler turned lawyer and politician lived at the corner of 41st and Parrish Streets and held title to several parcels in the vicinity of his home.
    http://hiddencityphila.org

3 days ago

Crime Report for Jan. 1 to Jan. 14

Jan. 8, 2:30 a.m. 3000 block of Market Street

Jan. 11, 7:50 p.m. 3500 block of Race Street

Jan. 8, 10:30 p.m. 100 block of N. 32nd Street

Jan. 9, 6:43 p.m. 3300 block of Market Street

Jan. 11, 6:20 p.m. 3100 block of Chestnut Street

Jan. 2, 7 to 7:50 p.m. 3100 block of Baring Street

Jan. 4, 12 a.m. to 2:16 p.m. 3100 block of Market Street

Jan. 5, 3200 Chestnut Street

Jan. 14, 4:45 p.m. 3200 block of Market Street

Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 12, 3100 block of Powelton Avenue

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Jan. 5, 10 Shurs Ln.

Jan. 9, 200 block of N. Broad Street

    Crime Report for Jan. 1 to Jan. 14 - The Triangle
    The following crimes occurred on or near campus and were reported to The Triangle by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety between Jan. 1 and Jan. 14. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or Drexel Public Safety incident reports. ROBBERY (2) Jan. 8, 2:30 a.m.
    http://thetriangle.org

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Penn filed an injunction in response to the Fresh Grocer's lawsuit, and it was denied

“For riders who need transportation to other grocery stores, the Penn Bus East takes passengers within two blocks of the Trader Joe's in Center City and the Penn Bus West goes within two blocks of Shop and Bag at 43rd and Walnut.”

    Penn filed an injunction in response to the Fresh Grocer's lawsuit, and it was denied
    In response to student concern over access to groceries, FRES said the following in an email statement: "Penn will work with the surrounding community to provide some alternative convenience/access to products and services during the transition to minimize disruption to the University and neighborhood customers."
    http://www.thedp.com

3 days ago

Learn about development plans for Hawthorne Hall and the United Bank building tonight

The meeting will be held at the United Bank building (3750 Lancaster Ave.), beginning at 7 p.m.

    Learn about development plans for Hawthorne Hall and the United Bank building tonight | West Philly Local
    Posted on 19 January 2017 Here's an opportunity to learn about future development of two properties in Powelton Village - Hawthorne Hall and the United Bank building. People's Emergency Center (PEC) will present updates on the potential uses of these two properties at tonight's community meeting, and neighbors are invited to participate in the visioning process.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

3 days ago

Temple, Penn, Drexel Students Plan Walkouts During Trump’s Inauguration

On Drexel’s campus, students will begin walkouts at noon and meet for a rally at the university’s Mario the Magnificent dragon statue near 33rd and Market streets.

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...titled “ResistTrump! Join the Philly Peoples Inauguration!” The group will embark on a march to 6th and Market near Independence Hall at 3:45 p.m. for a program with “speakers and entertainment...

    Temple, Penn, Drexel Students Plan Walkouts During Trump's Inauguration
    Walkouts at campuses across Philly will begin at noon and convene in Center City at 3 p.m. for a citywide protest. Students from several Philadelphia universities, including Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, are planning to walk out of their classrooms during president-elect Donald Trump 's inauguration tomorrow.
    http://www.phillymag.com

3 days ago

Student Spotlight with Amanda Washington Lockett

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Student Spotlight with Amanda Washington Lockett
    Amanda Washington Lockett, a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Education, chats about her phenomenal experience attending a historically black college, her current work with the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, and more. THE RIVER CITY: Richmond, Va., native Amanda Washington Lockett is a Ph.D.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

3 days ago

Where To Celebrate The Chinese New Year In Philly

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

International House, 3717 Chestnut Street

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Bar-Ly Chinatown, 101 N. 11th Street

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Buddakan, 325 Chestnut Street

On Sunday, January 29, a parade led by the Philadelphia Suns kicks off at 11 a.m. at 10th and Spring streets. Winding throughout the Chinatown neighborhood, the daytime celebration includes martial arts demonstrations and lots of firecrackers to keep things lively.

Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 East Passyunk Avenue

Ocean City Restaurant, 234 N. 9th Street

Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street

    Where To Celebrate The Chinese New Year In Philly
    Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA The year of the Rooster arrives this month in the City of Brotherly Love... This January, the Chinese New Year arrives with events that celebrate deities, ancestors and the year ahead, which is the Year of the Rooster.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Cab Driver in Critical After Being Shot 13 Times

Police responded to a radio call reporting a person with a gun on the 800 block of Brooklyn Street in West Philadelphia Sunday around 2:20 a.m. When they arrived they found Sambou...

    Cab Driver in Critical After Being Shot 13 Times
    A cab driver continues to fight for his life after he was shot 13 times over the weekend. Now his family is speaking out. Police responded to a radio call reporting a person with a gun on the 800 block of Brooklyn Street in West Philadelphia Sunday around 2:20 a.m.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

4 days ago

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s 11th Annual Lemon Ball

Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street

    PHOTOS: The 11th Annual Lemon Ball
    This year's gala raised more than $840,000 for cancer research. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for children with cancer, hosted the 11th Annual Lemon Ball on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. More than 900 guests attended the gala, which this year raised more than $840,000.
    http://www.phillymag.com

4 days ago

Electric Bill

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    Electric Bill | Penn Current
    Bill Berner, coordinator of the Physics Demonstration Lab, talks to students from Masterman and Central high schools about electricity and magnetism at the David Rittenhouse Laboratories.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 days ago

15 New Restaurants To Look Forward To In Philly In 2017

3900 Chestnut Street

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1526 Sansom Street

1420 Frankford Avenue

1100 N. Front Street

411-413 South Street

2500 S. 3rd Street

212 S. 11th Street

100 S. 21st Street

    15 New Restaurants To Look Forward To In Philly In 2017
    Cheu Noodle Bar | Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA Rooster Soup Co., Cheu Noodle Bar Fishtown, Tria Wine Garden and more... 2017 is going to be another exciting year for Philadelphia's dining scene, from openings of additional locations of popular restaurants (Cheu Noodle Bar, Tria and more!)
    http://www.uwishunu.com

4 days ago

Inauguration Day in West Philly

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

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Calvary Center for Culture and Community (48th and Baltimore)

Free Treatments at West Philly Community Acupuncture (4636 Woodland Ave.)

Dining for Refugees at Renata’s Kitchen (4533 Baltimore Ave.)

    Inauguration Day in West Philly | West Philly Local
    Posted on 18 January 2017 If you're looking for ways to cope with the upcoming presidential inauguration (we're in West Philly, right?), check out these local events on Friday, Jan. 20. There will be an opportunity to have a conversation with other community members, to relax with some free acupuncture treatments, and dine at a local restaurant in support of refugees.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

4 days ago

Staff Q&A with Lynn Ransom

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Staff Q&A with Lynn Ransom
    The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, housed in the Penn Libraries' Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, is the world's largest freely available repository of data on manuscripts produced before 1600. The growing collection of more than 225,000 records on approximately 90,000 manuscripts has been compiled from thousands of auction and sales catalogs, inventories, and catalogs from institutional and private collections.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 days ago

Shaping A New Urban Crossroads At 33rd And Chestnut

...lives as neighbors. The original Drexel Technical Institute, the exuberantly ornamented yellow brick behemoth at 31st and Chestnut, was built close to the railroad lines, factories, and warehouses that lined the west bank...

...of the two institutions facing each other across 33rd Street. For both Drexel and Penn, 33rd and Chestnut was a marginal campus edge. Aerial photographs from the 1950s and 1960s show much of...

...Shake Shack, and the campus bookstore have brought commerce, foot traffic, and energy to the 3200 block of Chestnut Street. “The idea of bringing shops here was just genius,” says Nancy Trainer, associate vice president...

...Chestnut Street, however. The northern façade ripples with charm down the long block between 33rd and 34th, but the long wall still reads as a barricade. A single opening ostensibly connects Chestnut...

    Shaping A New Urban Crossroads At 33rd And Chestnut
    For more than 50 years, the clearest border between Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania has been the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets. For most of that time the two institutions have passively co-existed, urban neighbors with distinct institutional cultures reflected in their architectural habits and campus forms mostly keeping to themselves.
    http://hiddencityphila.org

4 days ago

A ‘vertical neighborhood’ rises at Penn’s eastern edge

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...years, seeing the 49-story building from start to finish. The FMC Tower, located at 30th and Walnut streets, is the third and final leg of Brandywine’s Cira Centre South project, encompassing...

    A 'vertical neighborhood' rises at Penn's eastern edge
    The new FMC Tower is the final leg of Brandywine Realty Trust's Cira Centre South project, encompassing major developments on Penn-owned land along the western bank of the Schuylkill River. The soon-to-be completed FMC Tower is like no other high-rise in Philadelphia, Jeff Weinstein says, dubbing it the city's first "vertical neighborhood."
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 days ago

Q&A with Grace Calhoun

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    Q&A with Grace Calhoun
    For Grace Calhoun, sport has always been a way of life. She grew up a gymnast and did track and field throughout college. But she never thought her interest in athletics would evolve into a full-fledged career. In fact, a math and science whiz, Calhoun studied electrical engineering while an undergraduate student at Brown University.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 days ago

Penn Vet’s diagnostic labs help keep diseases at bay

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    Penn Vet's diagnostic labs help keep diseases at bay
    Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center campus is home to one of the three labs that comprise the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System, also known as PADLS. In early December, when a mother bear and her three cubs turned up dead in a church parking lot in northeast Pennsylvania, it sparked CSI-like intrigue.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 days ago

Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street

Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street

“Imagine the discoveries that will be made here, the young minds inspired to pursue science, and the communities that will be introduced to the power and promise of technology,” Tang told the crowd that gathered at 3601 Market Street next door to the construction site.

...the region’s competitive advantage. Things have moved quickly in uCity Square: Science Center HQ 3711 Market Street opened less than 10 years ago in 2008, Penn Medicine’s 3737 Market Street opened...

...HQ 3711 Market Street opened less than 10 years ago in 2008, Penn Medicine’s 3737 Market Street opened in 2014, and mixed-use development 3601 Market Street opened in 2015. Innovation Plaza...

    Science Center Breaks Ground on 3675 Market Street
    The mixed-use space is uCity Square's latest development. It will open in 2018. It's undisputed that with the expansion of uCity Square, University City and frankly all of Philadelphia will enter a new era of innovation, access, inclusion, and discovery-four words Science Center president and CEO Steve Tang stressed at the ceremonial groundbreaking of 3675 Market Street on Tuesday.
    http://www.phillymag.com

4 days ago

Handful of West Philly properties designated historic, including wee district

3827-33 Powelton Avenue, Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women

435-41 N 38th Street, Christ Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist

420-34 S 42nd Street, the 420 Row Historic District

22-26 S 40th Street, West Philadelphia Institute

4054 Chestnut Street, rescission request

4046 and 4048 Chestnut Street

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5250 Wayne Avenue, Methodist Episcopal Church of the Advocate

9/26 Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is offering Purchase and Development of 800-30 Vine Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Handful of West Philly properties designated historic, including wee district
    Friday's meeting of the Historical Commission opened with the latest twist in the ongoing St. Laurentius saga, but otherwise the meeting proceeded in a fairly breezy fashion.
    http://planphilly.com

4 days ago

Great inaugural addresses: Abraham Lincoln’s two speeches

By Monday, March 4, 1861, seven states had left the Union and Lincoln addressed his remarks to the South.

    Great inaugural addresses: Abraham Lincoln's two speeches
    Abraham Lincoln's two inaugural speeches were both historic and prophetic. Read some of the highlights of these landmark addresses. Lincoln became president in 1861 as the southern states were leaving the Union. Four years later, Lincoln was preparing to unify the nation after the Civil War, but he would be killed within a month.
    http://blog.constitutioncenter.org

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Whoa, Kevin Sbraga is closing The Fat Ham and Sbraga in University City

The Fat Ham opened at 3131 Walnut St. in late 2013. Inquirer critic Craig LaBan awarded it three bells for its "finely wrought, evocative, and unique flavors." 

    Sbraga closes 2 restaurants: Sbraga and the Fat Ham in University City
    Chef Kevin Sbraga is closing his flagship restaurant on South Broad Street as well as the University City branch of his more casual restaurant, The Fat Ham, effective after dinner Tuesday, Jan. 17. Through a spokeswoman, he said he intends to reopen both restaurants.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

Historical Commission designates 420-434 S. 42nd “historic district,” first in city since 2010

Historical Commission designates 420-434 S. 42nd “historic district,” first in city since 2010

22-26 S. 40th St.

...Health Consortium owns this property. This mansard-roofed building sits at the northwest corner of 40th and Ludlow. It has been changed significantly over the years and its facade is now largely covered...

3827-33 Powelton Ave.

The building is currently owned by the Rudolphy/Mercy-Douglass Home for the Blind and was opened in 1880 as the Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women. The four-story, red brick building sits across from Presbyterian Hospital on the northeast corner of Powelton and Saunders.

• 435-41 North 38th Street

    Historical Commission designates 420-434 S. 42nd "historic district," first in city since 2010 | West Philly Local
    Posted on 17 January 2017 The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Friday to designate the west side of the 400 block of of S. 42nd Street (420-434 S. 42nd) a historic district, a significant victory for local preservationists who want to protect historic buildings from the rapid development sweeping many of the city's neighborhoods.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

5 days ago

Some Zoning Notices Across From Clark Park

Okay, show of hands, who remembers Wurst House Pizzeria, the awfully named place at 43rd & Baltimore that was better known for its 40s than for its pizza? Perhaps more people recall...

...combine them into one and maintain residential use on the 2nd and 3rd floor of 4303 Baltimore Ave. and on the 3rd floor of the building on the corner. So... this is good...

Looking a few doors to the west, we see that 4311 Baltimore Ave. boasts another zoning notice. This is a pretty straightforward situation, in which the folks who...

...t yet begun on that project, we wonder whether anyone has heard anything lately about 4224 Baltimore Ave.? We don't even live in the area, and we're pretty sick of looking...

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...the properties is looking to combine them into one and maintain residential use on the 2nd and 3rd floor of 4303 Baltimore Ave. and on the 3rd floor of the building on the...

    Some Zoning Notices Across From Clark Park
    Okay, show of hands, who remembers Wurst House Pizzeria, the awfully named place at 43rd & Baltimore that was better known for its 40s than for its pizza? Perhaps more people recall when new owners came in about a decade ago and "rebranded" the place as Best House Pizzeria despite the fact that there was very little about it that was even mediocre?
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

5 days ago

Cheap Yoga: 37 Philly-Area Yoga Classes for $10 or Less

Where: 3527 Lancaster Avenue, West Philly.

Where: 4311 Lancaster Avenue, 2nd floor, West Philadelphia.

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Where: Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 2111 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse.

Where: 1204 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown.

Where: 27 North Main Street, Woodstown.

Where: 7153 Sprague Street, Mount Airy.

Where: 1611 Walnut Street 4th floor, Rittenhouse.

Where: 719 Catharine Street, Bella Vista.

Where: 1700 Sansom Street 6th floor, Rittenhouse.

Where: 312 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown.

Where: 1100 Pine Street, Midtown Village.

Where: 1707 East Passyunk Avenue, South Philly.

Where: 2016 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.

Where: 1520 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse.

Where: 1638 Pine Street, Rittenhouse Square.

Where: 4522 Baltimore Avenue, West Philly.

Where: 501 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge.

Where: 410 Monroe Street, Queen Village.

Where: 2623 Girard Avenue, Brewerytown.

Where: 2329 Parrish Street, Fairmount.

Where: 2030 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse.

Where: 1839 East Passyunk Avenue, South Philly.

Where: 1640 Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount.

Where: 493 Domino Lane, Roxborough.

    Your Budget-Friendly Yoga Guide: 37 Philly-Area Yoga Classes for $10 or Less
    Here, your guide to getting your downward dog on without breaking the bank. At this point, yoga is more than a trendy way to get your sweat on - for many, it's a lifestyle. And, after a while, this lifestyle can realllly put a dent in your wallet.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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