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Is Philly Facing a Post-Millennial Rental Crash?

...stream of young people and surges in development to house them all (see: the Griffin, 3737 Chestnut, Dalian on the Park), have reached max millennial potential. Real estate services firm JLL noted...

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...recently sprouted on two more construction sites: Pearl Properties’ proposed 32-story apartment tower at 1910 Chestnut, and Southern Land Company’s high-rise at 1911 Walnut. The only problem? Finding enough...

    Is Philly Facing a Post-Millennial Rental Crash?
    Forecasters say Philly's millennial influx has crested, but developers are still cranking out new apartments. Could we soon see a skyline of dark towers? Our apartment-building engine continues to chug along. Signs of activity recently sprouted on two more construction sites: Pearl Properties' proposed 32-story apartment tower at 1910 Chestnut, and Southern Land Company's high-rise at 1911 Walnut.
    http://www.phillymag.com

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Op-ed: Philly should relieve eviction crisis by funding legal representation for low-income tenants

A mural is shown in Philadelphia's Mantua neighborhood at Fairmount Avenue and 34th Street. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Op-ed: Philly should relieve eviction crisis by funding legal representation for low-income tenants
    Philadelphia's eviction rate is four times higher than the foreclosure rate, , according to Municipal Court records from 2016. In the nation's poorest big city, with an overburdened shelter system that regularly turns away requests for housing, our eviction rate is a leading cause of homelessness and housing instability for many vulnerable populations.
    http://www.newsworks.org

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Two sought in connection with West Philly community leader’s murder

Harris was found shot to death inside her house on the 300 block of North Holly Street in West Powelton on February 3. According to a more recent police report, she had...

    Two sought in connection with West Philly community leader's murder | West Philly Local
    Posted on 24 March 2017 Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two "persons of interest" wanted for questioning in connection with last month's murder of longtime Powelton resident, community activist and green space advocate Winnie Harris, 65.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

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Video shows 2 sought for questioning in shooting death of Powelton's Winnie Harris

About 8:20 p.m. Feb. 3, officers arrived at Harris' home on the 300 block of North Holly Street after a neighbor saw an open window in the home, where Harris lived alone, and...

    Video shows 2 sought for questioning in shooting death of Powelton's Winnie Harris
    Philadelphia police have released a video of two people wanted for questioning in the shooting death last month of a beloved West Philadelphia community activist in her Powelton home. Winifred "Winnie" Harris, 65, was the acting executive director and longtime volunteer coordinator at UC Green, a nonprofit group that plants and tends trees.
    http://www.philly.com

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Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philly Wine Week, Starkbierfest At Brauhaus Schmitz, The Kindness Meetup And More!

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ March 25 ~ 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 Wine Week, Starkbierfest At Brauhaus Schmitz, The Kindness Meetup And More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ March 24 - 30 ~ 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

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Updated March 23th

Mar. 29-         Women for Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts Ruby Red Reception at Enterprise Business Ctr. 4545 Market St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info: Taylor (267) 671-7208 or blondellonline@gmail.com.

Apr. 15-          Ducky Birts Foundation hosts Awards at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 12 noon.

Jun. 11-12-     Indigenous Muslim Sisters hosts Nat’l Reunion at Int’l Ho., 3701 Chestnut St. Tickets $50. For info and tickets: Aisha (443) 851-9212, Saeedah (215) 828-1969, Majeedah (215) 778-2748, Ayesha (979) 319-2983.

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Mar. 23-         State Rep. Isabella Fitzgerald hosts Town Ha. Mtg. at Simons Rec Ctr., 7200 Woolston Ave., 6-8 p.m. For info: (215) 549-0220.

Mar. 23-         Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec, 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For info: (215) 843-4256 or gpop@gpop.org.

Mar. 23-         State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Ha. Mtg. at Mifflin ES Aud., 3624 Conrad St., 7 p.m. Focus on legislative process. For info: (717) 787-7895.

Mar. 24-         State Rep. Curtis Thomas hosts Career & Technical Opportunity Conference at Berean Presbyterian Ch., 2101 N. Broad St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Community colleges and technical institutes discuss jobs for people aged 18-34. (215) 560-3261.

Mar. 24-         DA candidate Larry Krasner is hosted Fundraiser Bash at Maas Bldg., 1325 N. Randolph St., 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Live acts. Free food, wine & beer. Admission $20.

Mar. 24-         Tribute to Warrior Sisters honors Pam and Ramona Africa and Monica Moorehead at Church of the Advocate, 1810 W. Diamond St., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $15. For info: 484-343-2172.

Mar. 27-         Judicial candidate Marissa Brumbach is hosted Fundraiser at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1201 Filbert St., 5:30-8 p.m. Complimentary drinks & buffet. Contribution levels: Guest $50, Bronze $100, Silver $250, Gold $500, Platinum $1,000. For info: (267) 918-1626.

Mar. 28-         State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Entrepreneurship Seminar at Ezekiel Bapt. Ch., 5701 Grays Ave., 6-8 p.m. Helpful small-business tools. For info: (215) 748-6712.

Mar. 29-         Nonprofit Fundraiser for 290 Pennsylvanians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial is hosted at Law Offices of Bochetto & Lentz, 1524 Locust St., 5-7:30 p.m. For info: Dave Henderson (215) 350-8855.

Mar. 30-         State Sen. Art Haywood hosts “Hot Chocolate with Haywood” at High Point Café, 602 Carpenter La., 8 a.m. For info: Michelle Welk (215) 242-8171.

Mar. 30-         Councilman Bill Greenlee celebrates Birthday at Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Pl., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $200, Friends $500, Supporters $1,000. RSVP: John Brady (267) 432 4254.

Mar. 30-         DA candidate Beth Grossman is hosted Fundraiser at Linda A. Kerns, LLC, 1420 Locust St., Su. 220, 5:30-7 p.m. Donations $100. RSVP: Shannon Oscar shannon@bethgrossman4da.com.

Mar. 30-         State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts “State of the State” town hall mtg. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Ch., 6344 N. Broad St., 6-8 p.m. Reps from state and city agencies for questions. For info: 215) 849-6592.

Mar. 31-         State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Open House at new office, 5921 Lancaster Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (215) 879-6625.

Mar. 31-         60th Ward Democratic Committee hosts Beef & Beer Fundraiser at Steve’s Sports Lounge, 5300 Market St., 5:30-9:30 p.m. Candidates $35, Others $25.

Apr. 4-            23rd Ward Democratic Committee hosts Fundraiser at Harmonia Cl., 2404 Orthodox St. (Orthodox & Aramingo Ave.), 6-9 p.m. $35 per person, $100 per candidate. Checks payable to “23rd Democratic Ward.”

Apr. 4-            23rd Ward Democratic Committee hosts Fundraiser at Harmonia Cl., 2404 Orthodox St. (Orthodox & Aramingo Ave.), 6-9 p.m. $35 per person, $100 per candidate. Checks payable to “23rd Democratic Ward.”

Apr. 5-            Phila. Jewish Labor Committee hosts Bobbi Willig Labor Seder at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th St., 7 p.m. Suggested cover $25. No one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP: Michael Hersch (215) 668-5454.

Apr. 6-            Self Help Movement, Lt. Gov. Michael Stack and State Sen. John Sabatina, Jr. host “Pathways to Pardons” Event, 6:30 at Plumbers’ Local 690 Ha., 2791 Southampton Rd., 6-8 p.m.

Apr. 9-            All-Star Labor Classic is held at Phila. U., 4100 Henry Ave., 10:30 a.m. 10 young basketball stars who each scored 1,000+ points in high school. Benefits cerebral palsy.

Apr. 26-          Phila. Democratic Progressive Committee hosts K5DCN Candidates Night at Kingsessing Free Lib., 1201 S. 51st St., 6-8 p.m.

Apr. 27-          Committee to Re-elect Rep. John Taylor hosts annual Historical Site Cigar & Wine Tasting at Colonial Dames of Phila., 1630 Latimer St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $250. Sponsorships available.

Apr. 27-          State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts “State of the State” town hall mtg.  at 2nd Macedonia Bapt. Ch., 1301 W. Ruscomb St., 6-8 p.m. State & city elected officials & administrators. For info: (215) 849-6592.

Apr. 29-          Sky Community Partners hosts 5K Pt. Breeze Walk & Run at Wharton Sq. Pk., 2300 Wharton Ave., Registration 7:30 a.m., ceremony 8:15 a.m. Join many civic leaders. For info: info@skycommunitypartners.com.

Apr. 29-          United Voices for Phila. hosts DA Candidates Forum at CCP, 1700 Spring Garden St., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Apr. 29-          DA Candidates Forum is held at CCP, 1600 Spring Garden St., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Apr. 29-          Grands as Parents host Skating Party at Carmen Skating Rink, 3226 Germantown Ave., 4 p.m.

Apr. 29-          Congressman Dwight Evans hosts Birthday party Pre-Election Fundraiser at Hilton City Li. Hot., 4200 City Ave., VIP Reception7:30-8:30 p.m., Party 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Patrons $70, Supporters $100, Friends $250, Sponsors $1,000, Hosts $2,500. For info: Mary Kate (215) 242-3213.

Jun. 9-            State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Senior Fair at Ctre. In the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. State & local agencies, health-care providers, volunteer opportunities, screenings, giveaways & prizes. For info (215) 849-6592.

    Updated March 23th
    Mar. 23- State Rep. Isabella Fitzgerald hosts Town Ha. Mtg. at Simons Rec Ctr., 7200 Woolston Ave., 6-8 p.m. For info: (215) 549-0220. Mar. 23- Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec, 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For info: (215) 843-4256 or gpop@gpop.org.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

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Extended PECO power outages cause inconvenience, relocation for affected students

At 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday, several Greek houses in the 3900 block of Spruce and Delancey streets experienced power outages after a contractor from the Philadelphia Water Department hit a PECO cable when digging for a sprinkler connection in the 4100 block of Spruce Street.

Response to the second power outage was similarly delayed with 27 customers still awaiting restoration of services. An outage on 45th and Walnut was also reported to the DP by Armstrong earlier today.

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    Extended PECO power outages cause inconvenience, relocation for affected students
    At 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday, several Greek houses in the 3900 block of Spruce and Delancey streets experienced power outages after a contractor from the Philadelphia Water Department hit a PECO cable when digging for a sprinkler connection in the 4100 block of Spruce Street. A total of 285 customers were impacted.
    http://www.thedp.com

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2017 May Fair Set for May 13

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the section of the park at 43rd and Chester Avenue. There is no rain date.

    2017 May Fair Set for May 13 | Spruce Hill Community Association
    The Spruce Hill Community Association is an active and diverse group of residents, students, business owners, and institutions committed to making the Spruce Hill neighborhood a great place to live and work.
    http://www.sprucehillca.org

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Bike Shops That Rock: Firehouse Bicycles and Wolf Cycles

Their shop in West Philly, located at 4311 Lancaster Ave, includes all the services of the first shop, along with a community acupuncture and yoga studio on the second floor.

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Firehouse Bicycles was opened in 2001 at 701 S. 50th St. by a group of friends with a shared passion for bicycles. The bike messengers, welders, and artists who started the shop have carried that passion with them throughout the past 16 years.

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
    Firehouse Bicycles was opened in 2001 at 701 S. 50th St. by a group of friends with a shared passion for bicycles. The bike messengers, welders, and artists who started the shop have carried that passion with them throughout the past 16 years. Firehouse carries quality used and new bikes, and specializes in refurbishing old ...
    http://bicyclecoalition.org

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Rival girl cliques brawl In Southwest Philly

Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said the first fight happened about 6:45 p.m., at Fairmount Avenue and 43rd Street, where police responded to a "street fight” involving eight to 10 girls, all between  13 and 16 years old.

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200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Walker said all the girls attend Camelot Academy, a transitional school at 1435 N. 26th St. in North Philadelphia. He said most of the participants reside in Northwest Philadelphia, including Germantown and Mount Airy.

    Rival girl cliques brawl In Southwest Philly
    Two rival female teen cliques went at it in a pair of brawls Wednesday night in West Philadelphia that resulted with one of the teen's hair being set on fire. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said the first fight happened about 6:45 p.m., at Fairmount Avenue and 43rd Street, where police responded to a "street fight" involving eight to 10 girls, all between 13 and 16 years old.
    http://www.philly.com

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