40 hours ago

1896: How a Philadelphia murder led to discovery of H.H. Holmes' Chicago ‘House of Horrors’

For his second act, he set up a bogus patent office on Callowhill Street near 13th with a would-be accomplice, Benjamin Pitezel. Their scheme was straightforward: fake Pitezel’s death and split the $10,000 insurance money.

    1896: How a Philadelphia murder led to discovery of H.H. Holmes' Chicago 'House of Horrors'
    This series tells the forgotten stories behind some of the most outlandish crimes, and criminals, in Philadelphia history. See below for how to access these archives for yourself. As the sun rose on May 7, 1896, gawkers crowded outside the high stone walls of Moyamensing Prison in anticipation of the execution of one of America's first serial killers.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

New to the neighborhood

Hi neighbors, I am new to the area and looking for recommendations for a new veterinarian.
Thanks in advance!
Kim & Cash

  • Hi, Queen Village Animal Hospital, especially Dr. Yallof.

    323 Bainbridge Street
    Philadelphia PA 19147
    http://www.queenvillageah.com
    (215) 925-5753

    They took care of our beloved dog Ben for over ten years. The staff is very caring and their prices are reasonable. Ben had complex medical issues that were carfully managed. He lived a full life until 18.

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • Thanks so much for the recommendation & the warm welcome.
    Kim

45 hours ago

Updated Dec 8th

Dec. 13- African American Chamber of Commerce hosts Christmas Party at South Restaurant, 600 N. Broad St., 6-10 p.m.

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Dec. 8- State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen is hosted Retirement Celebration at Berean Institute, 1901 W. Girard Ave., 1-3 p.m.

Dec. 8- State Rep. Donna Bullock hosts Environmental Justice Mixer & Update at Community Futures Lab, 2204 Ridge Ave., 6-7 p.m. Honoring 25th anniversary of Principles of Environmental Justice. Also legislative update. Light refreshments. For info: Jim Strine (717) 787-7895.

Dec. 12- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Open House at 6511 Ridge Ave., 4-7 p.m. Light refreshments by A. Phillips Randolph HS culinary-arts students. For info: (215) 482-8726.

Dec. 15- State Reps. John Taylor & Mike Driscoll host Energy Fair at Vogt Rec. Ctr., 4131 Unruh Ave., 4-7 p.m. How to reduce utility bills. For info: (215) 708-3139.

Dec. 15- City & State PA honors “40 Rising Stars under 40,” younger professionals in politics, policy and advocacy, at Chemical Heritage Fdn., 315 Chestnut St., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch. Tickets $35, packages available. For info: events@cityandstate.com

Dec. 16- Restaurateur “Shrimp King” Sid Booker, with Sheriff Jewell Williams, hosts Christmas Celebration marking retirement of State Sen. Shirley Kitchen at Club LaPointe, 4600 N. Broad St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP by email: SB4600@aol.com.

Dec. 16- Congressman Bob Brady hosts Holiday Party at Local 30 Roofers’ Hall, 6309 Torresdale Rd., 7-10 p.m. Contributions $50, payable to “Friends of the Northeast,” 12410 Tyrone Rd. Phila., PA 19154.

Dec. 16- Congressman Bob Brady hosts Holiday Party at Local 30 Roofers’ Hall, 6309 Torresdale Rd., 7-10 p.m. Contributions $50, payable to “Friends of the Northeast,” 12410 Tyrone Rd. Phila., PA 19154.

Dec. 17- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery brown hosts Holiday Concert & Legislative Fair at Greater Bibleway temple, 1461 N. 52nd St., Pre-reception & Legislative Fair 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. Vendors. For info: Yolanda Braxton (215) 879-6616 or ybraxton@pahouse.net.

Dec. 19- Dom Giordano hosts USO Holiday Feat at Sonesta Phila. Rittenhouse Sq., 1800 Market St., 6:30-10 p.m. Benefits USO, Catholic Charities & Archbishop’s Christmas Benefits for Children...

Dec. 29- Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214.

Jan. 14- Phila. Republican Party hosts S. Phila. Trump Inauguration Gala at Toll Man Joe’s, 26 E. Oregon Ave., 7 p.m. Beef, pork, pasta sides; draft beer and wine. Auction raffles, door prizes. Tickets $35. For info: Vince Minniti vminniti16@gmail.com.

    Updated Dec 8th
    Dec. 8- Phila. AFL-CIO hosts Christmas Party at Sheraton City Centre Hotel, 17 th & Arch Sts., 12 m. By invitation. Dec. 8- State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen is hosted Retirement Celebration at Berean Institute, 1901 W. Girard Ave., 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8- State Rep.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

2 days ago

KYW New Year Waterfront Staycation Daily Prize Official Rules

...following: (i) one (1) night stay for two (2) people at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown [201 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103] (excludes holidays, valid through March 5, 2017); (ii) two (2) VIP Ice...

...2016 to “KYW New Year Waterfront Staycation Daily Prize – Official Rules,” Attn: Promotions KYW Newsradio, 1555 Hamilton Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130.  For the names of the prize winner(s) send a...

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

...for two (2) people with complimentary wifi and continental breakfast at the Independent Hotel Philadelphia [1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107] (excludes holidays, valid through March 5, 2017); (ii) two (2) VIP Ice...

...for two (2) people in a King room at the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square [1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103] (excludes holidays, valid through March 5, 2017); (ii) two (2) VIP Ice...

    KYW New Year Waterfront Staycation Daily Prize Official Rules
    Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT's CHANCE OF WINNING. These rules govern the "KYW New Year Waterfront Daily Prize" promotion (the "Promotion"), which is being conducted by KYW (AM) Newsradio 1060 (the "Station").
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

KYW SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Overnight Stay Grand Prize Official Rules

...Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Overnight Stay Grand Prize– Official Rules,” Attn: Promotions KYW Newsradio, 1555 Hamilton Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130.  For the names of the prize winner(s) send a...

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

...1) night stay in a deluxe one bedroom suite at the Embassy Suites Center City (1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103) for two (2) people with breakfast and cocktails (only valid for stay...

    KYW SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Overnight Stay Grand Prize Official Rules
    Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT's CHANCE OF WINNING. These rules govern the "KYW SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Overnight Stay Grand Prize" promotion (the "Promotion"), which is being conducted by KYW (AM) Newsradio 1060 (the "Station").
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Rebuilding 1516 Green Street

Rebuilding 1516 Green Street

Near 15th & Green, two new condo buildings

...seems like a nice opportunity to check in on the new buildings at 1502 and 1504 Green St. which we last visited over the summer as they were getting framed out. The exteriors...

    Rebuilding 1516 Green Street
    We featured the building at 1516 Green St. as our blight of the week in March of 2013, wondering how this wonderful building had fallen on such hard times. Doing some research, we quickly realized that it was under the careful watch of the Philadelphia Housing Authority that the building was allowed to fall into such horrendous disrepair.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

4 days ago

14 Terrific Theater And Dance Shows On Philly Stages This December

1515 Brandywine Street

This article has 11 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street

Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad Street

Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Avenue

Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place

Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street

302 S. Hicks Street

2040 Christian Street

Philadelphia Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad Street

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street

    14 Terrific Theater And Dance Shows On Philly Stages This December
    Photo courtesy the Kimmel Center There's tons of shows to see in Philly this holiday season... The weather outside is frightful, but the performances in Philadelphia this month are so delightful. From timeless classics to inventive re-imaginings, you'll find holiday shows for every Santa and Elf, and a host of non-festive productions to please even the most hard-hearted Scrooge.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

5 days ago

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Dec 02

Wanted: Suspect for Attempted Commercial Robbery in the 9th District [VIDEO]

...at 8:37 pm, an unknown black male entered the Azaan Grocery Store located at 1634 Mount Vernon Street and approached the counter armed with a handgun demanding money. When the store owner refused...

    Wanted: Suspect for Attempted Commercial Robbery in the 9th District [VIDEO]
    On Friday November 11, 2016, at 8:37 pm, an unknown black male entered the Azaan Grocery Store located at 1634 Mount Vernon Street and approached the counter armed with a handgun demanding money. When the store owner refused the suspects demands he fled and was last seen North on 17th Street without taking anything.
    http://blog.phillypolice.com

Dec 01

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Osteria (640 N Broad St.; 215-763-0920)

Tela’s (1833 Fairmount Ave.; 215-235-0170)

The Trestle Inn (339 N 11th St.; 267-239-0290)

Yakitori Boy (211 N 11th St.; 215-923-8088)

This article has 71 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

1 Tippling Place (2006 Chestnut St.; 215-665-0456)

24 (2400 Walnut St.; 267-284-797)

Aqimero (10 S Broad St.; 215-523-8200)

Barbuzzo (110 S 13th St.; 215-546-9300)

The Black Sheep (247 S 17th St.; 215-545-9473)

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse (1823 Sansom St.; 215-665-9500)

Crow and The Pitcher (267 S 19th St.; 267-687-2608)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (1426 Chestnut St.; 215-246-0533)

Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut St.; 215-751-0707)

Drinker's Pub (1903 Chestnut St.; 215-564-0914)

Field House (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520)

Finn McCool's (118 S 12th St.; 215-923-3090)

The Franklin Bar (112 S 18th St.; 267-467-3277)

Garces Trading Company (1111 Locust St.; 215-574-1099)

Good Dog Bar (224 S 15th St.; 215-985-9600)

Lacroix (210 W Rittenhouse Sq.; 215-790-2533)

Lucky Strike (1336 Chestnut St.; 215-545-2471)

McGillin’s (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)

Moriarty’s (1116 Walnut St.; 215-627-7676)

Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard St.; 215-545-0350)

R2L (50 S. 16th Street; 215-564-5337) 

Sampan (124 S 13th St.; 215-732-3501)

Sbraga (440 S Broad St.; 215-735-1913)

Smokin’ Betty’s (116 S 11th St.; 215-922-6500)

Time (1315 Sansom St.; 215-985-4800)

Vetri (1312 Spruce St.; 215-732-3478)

Bierstube (206 Market St.; 215-922-2958)

Bistro 7 (7 N 3rd St.; 215-931-1560)

Bistro Romano (120 Lombard St.; 215-925-8880)

Bleu Martini (24 S 2nd St.; 215-940-7900)

Continental Old City (138 Market St.; 215-923-6069)

Cooperage Wine & Whiskey Bar (601 Walnut St.; 215-226-2667)

Cuba Libre (10 S 2nd St.; 215-627-0666)

Drinker’s Tavern (124 Market St.; 215-351-0141)

FARMiCiA (15 S 3rd St.; 215-627-6274)

Fork (306 Market St.; 215-625-9425)

Panorama (14 N Front St.; 215-922-7800)

Red Owl (433 Chestnut St.; 215-923-2267)

Spirit of Philadelphia (401 S Columbus Blvd.; 866-455-3866)

The Olde Bar (125 Walnut St.; 215-253-3777)

The Twisted Tail (509 S 2nd St.; 215-558-2471)

Adobe Cafe (1919 E Passyunk Ave.; 215-551-2243)

American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.; 215-334-2337)

Bainbridge Street Barrel House (625 S 6th St.; 267-324-3553)

Caffe Valentino(1245 S 3rd St.; 215-336-3033)

Cavanaugh's Headhouse (421 S 2nd St.; 215-928-9307)

South Bowl (19 E Oregon Ave.; 215-389-BOWL)

Taproom on 19th (2400 S 19th St.; 215-767-0330)

Tre Scalini (1915 E Passyunk Ave.; 215-551-3870)

McCrossen’s Tavern (529 N 20th St.; 215-854-0923)

Rembrandt’s (741 N 23rd St.; 215-763-2228)

Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave.; 215-232-5359)

Cantina Dos Segundos (931 N 2nd St.; 215-629-0500)

Fillmore Philly (29 E Allen St.; 215-309-0166)

Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.; 215-634-3338)

Jerry’s Bar (129 Laurel St.; 267-273-1632)

North Bowl (909 N 2nd St.; 215-238-2695)

Revolutions (1009 Canal St.; 267-348-0544)

City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.; 215-662-0105)

Cozara (3200 Chestnut St.; 267-233-7488)

Distrito (3945 Chestnut St.; 215-222-1657)

The Fat Ham (3131 Walnut St.; 215-735-1914)

Han Dynasty University City (3711 Market St.; 215-222-3711)

Harvest Seasonal Grill (200 S 40th St.; 215-662-1100)

JG Domestic (2929 Arch St.; 215-222-2363)

Pod (3636 Sansom St.; 215-387-1803)

Vietnam Cafe (814 S 47th St.; 215-729-0260)

White Dog Cafe (3420 Sansom St.; 215-386-9224)

M Restaurant at The Morris House (231 S 8th St.; 215-625-6666)

Opa (1311 Sansom St.; 215-545-0170)

Strangelove’s (216 S 11th St.; 215-873-0404)

    Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia
    Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. We scoured through our database and compiled a comprehensive list of all the bars and restaurants where you can host a private party.
    http://philly.thedrinknation.com

Nov 30

George Kurzik posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 29

PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016

The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia

This article has 7 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

December 11, 2016 at Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

Mandell Theater, 3220 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

Arts Bank at the University of the Arts, 601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

The Kurtz Center for The Performing Arts, 3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

    PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016
    With its unforgettable music, enchanting story and the vivid imagery, "The Nutcracker" has become synonymous with the holiday season. It is a classic tradition that has weathered the test of time, captivating audiences' hearts and minds for generations.
    http://phindie.com

Nov 28

George Kurzik posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 27

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Nov 22

bartholmy posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 21

  • Needed materials

    Mr. Kringe is asking for $210.86:
    My students need ink and lamination to help preserve their work and print their work for them.
    Ben Franklin High School Comment

Nov 20

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Nov 16

bartholmy posted 1 photo to Flickr:
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Nov 16

Tower Place Apartments, Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

Nov 15

buzmurdockgeotag posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 13

Giving Thanks to Veterans

St. Francis Xavier School at 24th and Wallace Streets is partnering with the VFW Auxiliary of Post #7650 in giving thanks to our Veterans. The school is collecting items to be donated directly to Veterans who are either currently in the VA Hospital or the VA Nursing Home. The school has a bin in the school gym to deposit your donations until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

The Veterans (both male and female, all sizes) would appreciate:
Socks, T-shirts (long or short sleeved), undergarments, flip-flops, disposable razors, travel sized deodorants, large print pill boxes, plastic backscratchers, books on tape or CD, portable DVD/CD players, word search or crossword puzzle books.

Nov 13

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

Nov 12

SEPTA 5761 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 11

#KYWSnowDay Twitter Contest

...tickets must be claimed and picked up in person at the radio station KYW Newsradio (1555 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia PA 19130) with valid photo ID by Friday, December 9, 2016 by 5:00pm...

    #KYWSnowDay Twitter Contest
    OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT'S CHANCE OF WINNING. These rules govern the #KYWSnowDay Twitter promotion (the "Promotion"), which is being conducted by KYW-AM / KYW 1060 (the "Station").
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Nov 11

Another night of anti-Trump protests in Philadelphia

A smaller group of about 100 later splintered in two, marching around North Broad and Callowhill. The groups are promising more protests in the days to come.

    Another night of anti-Trump protests in Philadelphia
    Demonstrators took the streets for a second night to protest in Center City Philadelphia against the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. About 500 protesters gathered at the Municipal Services Building Thursday night for a vigil organized by GOP Hands Off Me, a multi-racial feminist coalition.
    http://6abc.com

Nov 11

George Kurzik posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 11

Nov 10

6 Must-Try Fall Desserts in Philly

1240 Spring Garden St.; 215-238-9311

This article has 3 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

237 S. 18th St.; 215-732-7560

1206 Frankford Ave.; 215-515-3452

1234 Locust St.; 215-546-2220

    6 Must-Try Fall Desserts in Philly
    Fall is prime-time for pie. Apples are ripe, pumpkins are everywhere and pecans are just waiting to be tossed with brown sugar. Of course, pie is hardly the be all end all of the season. Here's a peek at half dozen sweets that'll give more traditoinal takes a run for their money.
    https://www.zagat.com

Nov 10

Eight Dance Shows To Catch This November

Where:The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street

This article has 6 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street

Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

    Eight Dance Shows To Catch This November
    Photo courtesy Philadanco Turkey isn't the only thing to be thankful for this November... Here are our picks for the best upcoming Philly dance shows. New and classic works by top local, national and international choreographers grace stages large and small this month, with selections suitable for a variety of tastes.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Nov 09

Nov 06

Lines at the Polls

Just a heads up: on election day 2008 when Obama was running, the line at the polls for the 15th Ward, 17th Division was around the corner when the Election Board members arrived at 6:15 am. More than 200 people voted before 11:00 am. The rest of the day, 9 hours, was busy, about another 250+ people, but the lines were not nearly what they were when the polls opened in the morning and the waiting time was usually about...

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Just a heads up: on election day 2008 when Obama was running, the line at the polls for the 15th Ward, 17th Division was around the corner when the Election Board members arrived at 6:15 am. More than 200 people voted before 11:00 am. The rest of the day, 9 hours, was busy, about another 250+ people, but the lines were not nearly what they were when the polls opened in the morning and the waiting time was usually about 10 or 15 minutes rather than 2 hours.

Other polling place reported similar experiences. So though this is certainly a strange election year, the best time to vote might not be early in the morning. The early bird might get not the worm - but the wait.

Nov 06

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Nov 03

7 Must-Try Mac 'n' Cheese Dishes in Philly

501 N. 13th St.; 215-238-1818

This article has 6 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

104 S. 18th St.; 215-444-6144

124 S. 15th St.; 215-563-0163

112 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0123

243 Chestnut St.; 267-273-0688

509 S. Second St.; 215-558-2471

3131 Walnut St.; 215-735-1914

    7 Must-Try Mac 'n' Cheese Dishes in Philly
    Whether coming straight from that much-loved blue box or painstakingly prepared with al dente noodles and cheesy béchamel, mac 'n' cheese never disappoints. If you're in the market for a straight up childhood favorite or an evolved version of a classic recipe, these elbows will will do ...
    https://www.zagat.com

Nov 02

Transit strike tries the city's patience

He missed a train by seconds, decided to drive, and ended up stuck near Broad and Spring Garden Street.

    Transit strike tries the city's patience
    A day of frustration devolved into an evening of confusion for Philadelphia commuters Tuesday as pickets blocked SEPTA crews from reaching trains, causing delays and cancellations in an already stressed Regional Rail system. The trains were the only public transit running in the city after an early Tuesday strike shut down subways, buses, and trolleys, sending hundreds of thousands of riders scrambling for alternative transportation.
    http://www.philly.com

Nov 01

Rail Park officially breaks ground on 1st phase

Officials wasted no time putting shovel to ground at the future Rail Park after receiving a long-awaited state grant in late September. Hundreds of people gathered yesterday at 13th and Noble streets for the official groundbreaking for the 1st phase of the park.

    Rail Park officially breaks ground on 1st phase
    City officials wasted no time in breaking ground on the quarter-mile-long phase of the future Rail Park yesterday. But Center City District still needs to raise $800K in order to pay construction crews.
    http://philly.curbed.com

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