46 hours ago

Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness

Underground pub at 727 Walnut St. is closed, pending a rebranding as a restaurant called Sedition.

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133 S. 18th St., 3-6 p.m. weekdays.

...has gone the pun route to name its simple but elegant BYOB Ngon Ngon at 615 S. Third St. in Queen Village. Pun? Ngon means “tasty.” Menu hits the basics (pho, salads, vermicelli bowls...

...an “upcake.” Dixie Picnic started in Malvern (215 Lancaster) and last year branched out to 1306 Chestnut St.

Cafe at 459 W. Butler Ave. features a huge variety of egg rolls, starting at breakfast, plus espresso.

Jake’s Sandwich Board’s last day at 122 S. 12th St. is Wednesday, June 20 as the changeover to Hatch & Coop – a chicken-and-egg specialist – is pegged to launch Monday, June 25.

...s John’s Roast Pork, 14 E. Snyder Ave.), hoagies (Pastificio Deli is my pick, 1528 Packer Ave.), and classic Italian red gravy cuisine...

Try Mr. Joe’s Café (1514 S. Eighth St.) for that throwback Italian luncheonette feeling, with the sweet bonus of a cannoli from Termini’s Bakery across the street.

...while there are lots of upscale restaurants there, the fantastic British meat pies at Stargazy (1838 E. Passyunk Ave.) are one of the city’s best values. I also love the authentic Malaysian flavors...

...love the authentic Malaysian flavors of skewered meats grilled over coconut charcoal at Saté Kampar (1837 E. Passyunk Ave.) Bop across to the west side of Broad Street for another taste of Southeast Asian...

...side of Broad Street for another taste of Southeast Asian flavors at Indonesian standby Hardena (1754 S. Hicks St....

...you’ll also want to know. The Fishtown branch of Asian fusion-minded Cheu Noodles (1416 Frankford Ave.) is one of the most creative quality meals you can get for $15 or less...

Just up the street, check out beautiful Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.), the Lebanese café and restaurant I’m reviewing this weekend. The lunch menu, in particular...

Center City has good values, too. Kanella Grill (1001 Spruce St.) consistently serves one of the best flavor-to-dollar quotients around, with Cypriot cooking that...

Dizengoff (1625 Sansom St.) will open your world to the possibility that hummus can be an exciting meal for $11 or less. As the sibling of Zahav, it’s also an affordable way to taste one of our top chefs in Michael Solomonov.

...of getting to know Philly, though, my pick from her list is the Oyster House (1516 Sansom St.), where the buck-a-shuck oyster happy hours will introduce you to the last of...

    Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness
    The chef who helped create the Manayunk dining scene a quarter-century ago is back in business, and he's moved to Center City. Also this week: word of tasty Vietnamese cooking in Queen Village, a solid Mexican cantina in Montco, and an easy-on-the-wallet lunch spot with locations in Center City and Malvern.
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2 days ago

Explosives Incident 700 E Thayer St DC 18 25 046995

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575 - Duration: 2:02. 947 views

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Explosives Incident 700 E Thayer St DC 18 25 046995

Aggravated Assault 600 Lindley Ave DC 18 35 049971 - Duration: 1:30. PhiladelphiaPolice 331 views

Commercial Robbery 300 N 63rd St DC 18 19 040146 - Duration: 2:51. PhiladelphiaPolice 130 views

Theft Arson Pattern 47XX Osage Ave 4101 Sansom St DC 18 18 023412 DC 18 18 026818 - Duration: 1:56. 1,381 views

Robbery 211 S Broad St DC 18 06 021970 - Duration: 1:32. PhiladelphiaPolice 69 views

Commerical Robbery 2211 Stenton Ave DC 18 14 0047590 - Duration: 2:38. 419 views

Aggravated Assault Stabbing 201 S Broad St DC 18 06 024622 - Duration: 1:10. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,735 views

Robbery 7600 Roosevelt Blvd DC 18 02 027664 - Duration: 0:50. 163 views

Indecent Exposure 5680 Rising Sun Ave DC 18 02 029181 - Duration: 1:09. PhiladelphiaPolice 269 views

Theft 345 S 12th St DC 18 06 024491 - Duration: 1:06. PhiladelphiaPolice 230 views

    Explosives Incident 700 E Thayer St DC 18 25 046995
    The City Wide Arson Task Force is investigating an incident that occurred inside 7XX East Thayer Street on June 17, 2018, at approximately 11:10 PM. An unknown individual threw a M-type explosive into that location causing significant damage. The Task Force is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two 2 individuals depicted in the surveillance video.
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2 days ago

Developer Goldenberg Group is buying the parking lot at 8th & Chestnut for a whopping $24 million. The high sale price likely means they have big plans for the site.

Developer Goldenberg Group is buying the parking lot at 8th & Chestnut for a whopping $24 million. The high sale price likely means they have big plans for the site.

    PPA set to sell 8th & Chestnut parking lot to Goldenberg Group - Philadelphia Business Journal
    Goldenberg Group is prepared to spend more than $24 million for a parking lot at 8th and Chestnut streets that would give the Blue Bell-based real estate developer control of a huge chunk of a city block.
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2 days ago

Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity

Sweet Charlie’s, 1921 Walnut St. and 711 Walnut St.

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John’s Water Ice, 801 Christian St.

The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St.

Little Baby’s Ice Cream, 2311 Frankford Ave.

Sweet Charlie’s, 1921 Walnut St. and 711 Walnut St.

    Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity
    The Philadelphia region is getting a taste of dangerous summer heat - but there are plenty of ways to stay cool. A combination of high temperatures and humidity made it feel hotter than 100 degrees Monday. While relief may be on the way, the dog days of summer are nowhere near over.
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2 days ago

Robbery 211 S Broad St DC 18 06 021970

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Robbery 211 S Broad St DC 18 06 021970

...12:30 am, the victim, a 25 year-old-male, was walking alone on the 200 block of South Broad Street when he encountered five unknown males who were approaching him. The males surrounded the complainant...

Commerical Robbery 2211 Stenton Ave DC 18 14 0047590 - Duration: 2:38. 375 views

    Robbery 211 S Broad St DC 18 06 021970
    On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 12:30 am, the victim, a 25 year-old-male, was walking alone on the 200 block of South Broad Street when he encountered five unknown males who were approaching him. The males surrounded the complainant at which time the complainant handed over his iPhone X, and his wallet containing $40 and various credit cards.
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2 days ago

Commercial Burglary 6001 N Ogontz Ave DC 18 35 051109

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575 - Duration: 2:02. 947 views

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...54 AM, two unknown black males gained access to the Yashley Mini-market located at 6001 Ogontz Avenue by forcing open a basement door. Once inside the individuals took an iPad, the cash...

Homicide 3300 block of N 2nd St DC 17 25 025839 - Duration: 3:06. PhiladelphiaPolice 31,657 views

Commercial Burglary 6825 Ogontz Ave DC 16 35 092896 - Duration: 3:19. PhiladelphiaPolice 471 views

Robbery 5608 N Broad St DC 18 35 013818 - Duration: 2:30. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,000 views

Robbery 7901 Frankford Ave DC# 13-15-047699 - Duration: 2:16. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,974 views

Commercial Burglary 11730 Bustleton Ave DC 16 07 004993 - Duration: 2:12. 1,907 views

Robbery 14101 Bustleton Ave DC 15 07 038465 - Duration: 1:58. 1,487 views

Robbery Carjacking 3101 N Broad St DC 18 25 043129 - Duration: 2:05. 477 views

Robbery 5600 Ogontz Ave DC 16 35 074569 - Duration: 2:24. 5,225 views

    Commercial Burglary 6001 N Ogontz Ave DC 18 35 051109
    On Sunday June 17, 2018, at 3:54 AM, two unknown black males gained access to the Yashley Mini-market located at 6001 Ogontz Avenue by forcing open a basement door. Once inside the individuals took an iPad, the cash register, cigarettes, baby formula and a jar filled with change.
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3 days ago

Sale of PPA's 8th & Chestnut lot hints at future development

Sale of PPA's 8th & Chestnut lot hints at future development

    PPA set to sell 8th & Chestnut parking lot to Goldenberg Group - Philadelphia Business Journal
    Goldenberg Group is prepared to spend more than $24 million for a parking lot at 8th and Chestnut streets that would give the Blue Bell-based real estate developer control of a huge chunk of a city block.
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3 days ago

Aggravated Assault 1801 Hunting Park Ave DC 18 39 040819

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575 - Duration: 2:02. 813 views

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Theft Arson Pattern 47XX Osage Ave 4101 Sansom St DC 18 18 023412 DC 18 18 026818 - Duration: 1:56. 1,381 views

Robbery Carjacking 3101 N Broad St DC 18 25 043129 - Duration: 2:05. 477 views

Aggravated Assault Stabbing 201 S Broad St DC 18 06 024622 - Duration: 1:10. 1,662 views

Commercial Robbery 300 N 63rd St DC 18 19 040146 - Duration: 2:51. 130 views

    Aggravated Assault 1801 Hunting Park Ave DC 18 39 040819
    On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 11:14 pm, the victim was getting gas at the Speedway gas station located at 1801 West Hunting Park Avenue when suddenly an unknown silver sedan pulled up and 2 unknown black males along with 2 unknown black females jumped out.
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6 days ago

Here are today's cheapest rentals in Old City, Philadelphia

Then there's this space with one bedroom and one bathroom at 116 S. Seventh St., listed at $1,445/month.

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Here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom at 130 Arch St., which, at 700 square feet, is going for $1,375/month.

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, situated at 38 N. Third St., is listed for $1,495/month for its 602 square feet of space.

Listed at $1,595/month, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom dwelling is located at 125 N. Fourth St.

    Here are today's cheapest rentals in Old City, Philadelphia
    Old City is a "walker's paradise," is great for biking and is a haven for transit riders, according to Walk Score's rating system. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Old City look like these days--and what might you get for your money?
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6 days ago

Six Feet Under near Washington Square is closed for a reboot into Sedition

Gene LeFevre, a veteran real estate developer whose restaurant projects include Black Sheep and M Restaurant (and the Morris House Hotel), is retooling Six Feet Under, his moody, brick-walled subterranean bar literally six feet below the sidewalk at 727 Walnut St.

    Six Feet Under near Washington Square is closed for a reboot into Sedition
    Gene LeFevre, a veteran real estate developer whose restaurant projects include Black Sheep and M Restaurant (and the Morris House Hotel), is retooling Six Feet Under, his moody, brick-walled subterranean bar literally six feet below the sidewalk at 727 Walnut St. It opened late last summer.
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Jun 14

Indecent Exposure 5680 Rising Sun Ave DC 18 02 029181

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575 - Duration: 2:02. PhiladelphiaPolice 15 views

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Indecent Exposure 5680 Rising Sun Ave DC 18 02 029181

...2:00 am, an unknown black male entered the Sunoco Gas Station located on the 5600 block of Rising Sun Avenue. Once inside the suspect approached the counter and exposed himself to an employee then fled...

    Indecent Exposure 5680 Rising Sun Ave DC 18 02 029181
    On June 5, 2018, at approximately 2:00 am, an unknown black male entered the Sunoco Gas Station located on the 5600 block of Rising Sun Avenue. Once inside the suspect approached the counter and exposed himself to an employee then fled in a dark colored sedan.
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Jun 14

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575

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Indecent Exposure 5680 Rising Sun Ave DC 18 02 029181 - Duration: 1:09. 14 views

Aggravated Assault Stabbing 201 S Broad St DC 18 06 024622 - Duration: 1:10. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,604 views

    Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575
    On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 12:47 pm, the suspects entered LXY Philadelphia. One of the suspects opened a glass display case containing a stainless steel Audemars Piguet watch. The suspect then reached into the case, removed the watch, and fled the location on foot.
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Jun 14

Robbery 7600 Roosevelt Blvd DC 18 02 027664

Theft 720 Sansom St DC 18 06 025575 - Duration: 2:02. PhiladelphiaPolice 15 views

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Robbery 7600 Roosevelt Blvd DC 18 02 027664

Robbery Carjacking 3101 N Broad St DC 18 25 043129 - Duration: 2:05. 477 views

Theft Arson Pattern 47XX Osage Ave 4101 Sansom St DC 18 18 023412 DC 18 18 026818 - Duration: 1:56. 1,033 views

Indecent Exposure 5680 Rising Sun Ave DC 18 02 029181 - Duration: 1:09. 14 views

Aggravated Assault Stabbing 201 S Broad St DC 18 06 024622 - Duration: 1:10. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,604 views

Commercial Robbery 5232 Montour St DC 18 02 027339 - Duration: 0:30. 790 views

Theft 345 S 12th St DC 18 06 024491 - Duration: 1:06. 230 views

Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966 - Duration: 1:00. 548 views

    Robbery 7600 Roosevelt Blvd DC 18 02 027664
    On May 28th, 2018, at approximately 6:05 pm, the victim, a 27 year-old-male, was exiting his motel room on the 7600 block of Roosevelt Blvd when he was met by two unknown black males in the hallway. One of the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim's face forcing him back inside the room.
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Jun 13

Jun 12

Staycation Destinations for You and Your Kids

600 Chestnut St. | 877-462-1776 | historicphiladelphia.org/once-upon-a-nation/what-to-see (Free.)

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3400 W. Girard Ave. | 215-243-1100 | philadelphiazoo.org (Members and children under 2 are free. Children ages 2 to 11 are $19.95. Adults and children ages 12 and up are $24.95.)

222 N. 20th St. | 215-448-1200 | fi.edu (Adults and children ages 12 and up are $23. Children ages 3 to 11 are $19. Children under 3 are free.)

210 N. 18th St. | 215-440-5500 | centercityphila.org/parks/sister-cities-park (Free.)

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. | 215-299-1000 | ansp.org (Adults and children ages 13 and up are $19.95...

    Staycation Destinations for You and Your Kids - Jewish Exponent
    For kids, summer means three months of freedom from school and homework, and three months of freedom to run around in the sun or probably just stare fixedly into the glare of their many screens. For the parents or grandparents tasked with entertaining these kids, summer might look more like the freedom to Google how ...
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Jun 08

  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    DEMOLITION OF EXSTG BLDGS (BLDG AT 712-714 TO REMAIN), FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED BLDG W/ ROOF DECKS ACCESSED FROM THE 2ND - 5TH, 12TH, 16TH, 22ND, 24TH - 26TH FLRS (FACING SANSOM & S 7TH); BALCONIES FROM 6TH THRU 14TH FLRS; FOR USE AS 1 - VACANT COMM. SPACE (URP REQD PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY) ON THE GRND FLR FACING SANSOM IN THE SAME BLDG W/ MULTI-FAMILY OF 85 DWG UNITS; 39 ACC. CLASS 1A BICYCLE PKG SP W/IN THE PROPOSED BLDG; 1 OFF-STREET LOADING SP ACCESSED FROM S. 7TH; 59 NON-ACC PKG SP OFF-SITE IN GARAGE AT 618 MARKET & 1 H/C ACCESSIBLE PKG SP IN GARAGE AT 150 S. INDEP. NO CHANGES TO EXSTG TAKE-OUT RESTAURANT, WEARING APPAREL & ACCESSORIES, & MULTI-FAMILY (12 UNITS) W/IN EXSTG BLDG.

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Jun 05

Philly's LGBT history: A primer on the city's legacy of pride

...These were called “Reminder Days.” A historic marker to commemorate these pickets currently stands at 601 Chestnut St. One prominent pioneer and organizer of the “Reminder Days” was Austrian immigrant and Philly resident...

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Tavern on Camac is one of the oldest — if not the oldest — gay bars in Philadelphia. During the ’20s and ’30s, the bar at 243 S. Camac St., was a Prohibition-era speakeasy and “gentleman’s club” called Maxine’s, where local gay men, soldiers and sailors would converge.

On Apr. 25, 1965, the nation’s eyes were drawn to a sit-in staged by three protestors at Dewey’s on 219 S. 17th St., widely considered to be a predecessor that set the tone for the Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village.

...cream vending chain, had two stores that remained on the Philly gaydar. A location on 208 S. 13th St. Dewey’s on 13th — conveniently located near Camac and Quince Streets — was a mecca for...

...resident Barbara Gittings, was posthumously honored in 2012 with an intersection bearing her name on 13th and Locust...

...strenuous battle with breast cancer in 2014 and was posthumously commemorated with a mural at 204 S. 12th St a year later...

    Philly's LGBT history: A primer on the city's legacy of pride
    More than 25,000 people will descend on the city for the annual Philadelphia Dyke March and Philly PrideDay parade, turning the weekend into the nation's largest gathering during LGBT Pride Month. The festivities are more than waving around a rainbow flag while covered in sequins, paint, glitter, or feathers.
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Jun 05

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Jun 01

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    TO ADDRESS L&I CASE #594429 FOR ROOF EXPANDED WITHOUT PERMITS; FOR PARTIAL DEMOLITION AND LEVEL II ALTERATIONS TO REMOVE UNLAWFULLY ERECTED ROOF AND RESTORE TO ORIGINAL DIMENSIONS, AS PER PLANS; NO OTHER WORK ON THIS PERMIT; SEPARATE PERMITS AND CO REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY OF APARTMENTS; BUILDING IS CURRENTLY NOT SPRINKLERED.

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May 30

Theft 231 N 2nd St DC 18 06 019534

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Theft 231 N 2nd St DC 18 06 019534

...at $500. The suspect then left the parking lot and was last seen north on 2nd Street towards Vine Street.Suspect Description: Black male, medium build, wearing a dark colored jacket, multi color pants, light...

Robbery 6300 Frankford Ave DC 16 15 018968 - Duration: 1:49. PhiladelphiaPolice 6,832 views

Robbery 100 S 60th St DC 17 18 029066 - Duration: 1:48. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,168 views

Theft From Auto 1 N Preston St DC 18 16 014662 - Duration: 1:31. PhiladelphiaPolice 351 views

Commerical Robbery 1535 S Broad St DC 18 03 023569 - Duration: 2:01. PhiladelphiaPolice 764 views

Theft 442 E Wyoming Ave DC 17 25 047013 - Duration: 1:21. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,639 views

Auto Theft 7300 Roosevelt Blvd DC 17 15 020111 - Duration: 1:18. PhiladelphiaPolice 95,769 views

Commercial Burglary 1801 S 17th St DC 18 01 018015 - Duration: 2:35. PhiladelphiaPolice 127 views

Theft 226 Market St DC# 14 06 024578 - Duration: 1:41. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,675 views

Commercial Robbery 2920 Roberts Ave DC 18 39 036587 - Duration: 2:14. PhiladelphiaPolice 52 views

Commercial Burglary 3032 N Broad St DC 18 39 034546 - Duration: 1:59. PhiladelphiaPolice 18 views

    Theft 231 N 2nd St DC 18 06 019534
    On May 5, 2018, at approximately 8:40 pm, an unknown black male entered the parking garage located at 231 North 2nd Street. Once inside the garage the suspect entered a 2018 Porsche, which was park on the 1st floor, taking the vehicle's key fob valued at $500.
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May 30

Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966

Theft 800 Chestnut St DC 16 06 002527 - Duration: 2:17. PhiladelphiaPolice 3,184 views

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Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966

Shooting 400 W Huntingdon St DC#13 26 065220 - Duration: 2:16. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,852 views

Robbery 4671 Frankford Ave DC# 14 15 072828 - Duration: 2:17. PhiladelphiaPolice 51,577 views

Robbery 5608 N Broad St DC 18 35 013818 - Duration: 2:30. PhiladelphiaPolice 902 views

Robbery 4101 Lancaster Ave DC 18 16 020734 - Duration: 1:44. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,959 views

Robbery 532 W Lehigh Ave DC 15 26 034929 - Duration: 3:00. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,380 views

Robbery 7600 Roosevelt Blvd DC# 13 02 070483 - Duration: 2:23. PhiladelphiaPolice 5,097 views

Burglary 1 Franklin Mills Cir DC# 14 08 029406 - Duration: 3:06. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,552 views

Residential Burglary 7912 Pickering Ave DC 15 14 061311 - Duration: 3:12. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,864 views

Robbery 6605 Chew Ave DC 16 14 021072 - Duration: 2:50. 1,781 views

Shooting 6328 Rising Sun Ave DC# 14 02 036898 - Duration: 2:26. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,933 views

Robbery 601 N Broad St DC 16 06 038809 - Duration: 2:15. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,861 views

Burglary 5637 Chew Ave DC# 14 14 094681 - Duration: 3:00. PhiladelphiaPolice 803 views

Aggravated Assault 501 W Lehigh Ave DC 17 25 096427 - Duration: 2:53. PhiladelphiaPolice 3,639 views

Robbery 6439 Greene St DC# 14 14 002526 - Duration: 2:31. PhiladelphiaPolice 2,481 views

Fraud 615 S Broad St DC 17 03 059448 - Duration: 2:47. PhiladelphiaPolice 525 views

    Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966
    On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1:30 pm, an unknown black female entered the Payless Shoe store located at 6233 Woodland Avenue. While inside the suspect was confronted by a store employee for attempting to leave the store with several pairs of shoes concealed inside her purse.
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May 30

Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association added 2...

A long 3 Days for the Philadelphia Fire Department. May 30, 1989...... By Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writer A fire that burned for three days in the Penn Mutual Building on Walnut Street near 6th was deliberately set, the Philadelphia fire department ruled today. More than 100 firefighters were injured as they fought the eight-alarm blaze on the ninth floor of the high rise office building from May 30 to June 1. Lt. Jack Christmas, spokesman for the fire commissioner's office, said today there were no suspects, and that police have been contacted to begin an investigation. Lt. Michael Glenning, head investigator for the fire marshal's office, determined the cause of the fire, Christmas said. Christmas said the formal ruling was that the fire was "incendiary." He would not provide details on how the fire was set or how fire officials decided it was arson. The fire burned in a windowless 80-by-120 foot storage room which contained thousands of insurance files. Fire officials called it the most difficult high-rise fire they have ever had to fight in the city. Firefighters were forced to drill several 18-inch holes through a concrete ceiling to reach the fire scene. Officials said the storage room reached oven- like temperatures and was filled with smoke, although the fire itself could not be seen. The fire was confined to the storage room. The fire began at 4:16 p.m. on May 30 and increased to eight alarms the following morning. Firemen had called it under control late on the evening of the day it began, but it suddenly increased in intensity. It was not declared out until the evening of June 1, although firefighters remained on the scene the next day checking for hotspots. Most firefighters' injuries consisted of eye problems caused by the acrid smoke from the chemically-treated paper that was burning. About 1,500 Penn Mutual employees and building tenants were evacuated during the fire.

May 30

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May 27

How Wawa makes money: $10 billion in sales and other fun facts

Wawa is big, and growing fast: this week marked the launch of its 800th location, and dozens more are slated to open this year, including the relatively swanky Sixth and Chestnut outpost that’s being called the new flagship.

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10) Broad and Walnut is a successful proof of concept

    How Wawa makes money: $10 billion in sales and other fun facts
    Not like it's news to people around Philly, but heaping praise upon Wawa has never been so trendy. In the past month alone, the chain earned the nod for "best sandwich shop in America" in a national survey, was called "the world's most beloved convenience store" by Chowhound and saw its bathrooms voted second-best in the entire U.S.
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May 24

Soup's up: Souped Up Hotpot and Asian Bistro opens its doors in Center City

Hungry for hot pot, or ready for ramen? A new spot has you covered. Called Souped Up Hotpot and Asian Bistro, the newcomer is located at 705 Chestnut St. in Center City.

    Soup's up: Souped Up Hotpot and Asian Bistro opens its doors in Center City
    Hungry for hot pot, or ready for ramen? A new spot has you covered. Called Souped Up Hotpot and Asian Bistro, the newcomer is located at 705 Chestnut St. in Center City. For those who are unfamiliar, hot pot starts with a pot of soup flavored with herbs and local spices.
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May 24

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May 23

Friday is the deadline to file a first level review for your property tax assessment. The Inquirer has a step-by-step guide.

The Office of Property Assessment is located at the Curtis Center, 601 Walnut St., Suite 300W, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. Phone: 215-686-4334.

    Need to appeal your Philly property assessment? Here's how, step by step
    Your 2019 proposed reassessment, came with a "First Level Review" form. Send it in! It's the first step to have your assessment reviewed. You don't need a lawyer to send in the form, due by May 25. - Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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May 21

Robbery 4101 Lancaster Ave DC 18 16 020734

Theft 800 Chestnut St DC 16 06 002527 - Duration: 2:17. 3,159 views

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Robbery 4101 Lancaster Ave DC 18 16 020734

Homicide 3300 block of N 2nd St DC 17 25 025839 - Duration: 3:06. 27,274 views

Stabbing 5527 Lansdowne Ave DC# 14 19 075894 - Duration: 3:01. 55,916 views

Robbery Shooting 7228 Ogontz Ave DC#13 14 064873 - Duration: 3:28. 164,794 views

Robbery 1000 W Susquehanna St DC 15 22 067262 - Duration: 2:42. 1,807 views

Robbery 2101 W Lehigh Ave DC# 12-39-042544 - Duration: 2:17. 4,657 views

Robbery 5610 Lancaster Ave DC# 14 19 004884 - Duration: 2:32. 4,108 views

Robbery 8012 Frankford Ave DC# 14 08 002354 - Duration: 2:40. 3,771 views

Shooting Incident Victim 300 S 54th St DC 18 18 027296 - Duration: 1:18. 12,176 views

Robbery 6645 Woodland Ave DC# 14 12 085473 - Duration: 2:19. 4,060 views

Police Incident 15th and Girard Ave 01-07-14 - Duration: 1:05:00. 21,208 views

Robbery 4700 N Broad St DC #15 35 087828 - Duration: 3:17. 2,136 views

Commercial Robbery 3731 Walnut St DC 18 18 030444 - Duration: 1:55. PhiladelphiaPolice 39 views

Robbery 7329 Elmwood Ave DC 16 12 020210 - Duration: 2:35. 1,068 views

Commercial Robbery 6705 Torresdale Ave DC 17 15 088141 - Duration: 2:22. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,583 views

Burglary 2008 Oregon Ave DC 15 01 035720 - Duration: 3:21. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,853 views

    Robbery 4101 Lancaster Ave DC 18 16 020734
    Police are looking for a group of five people involved in a violent robbery on May 17, 2018, in West Philadelphia. The unprovoked attack occurred shortly after 1:30 AM, outside a Chinese restaurant located at 4101 Lancaster Avenue. Two males assaulted and robbed the victim, a 55 year-old-male, while two other males and a female looked on.
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May 21

Need to appeal your Philly property assessment? Here's how, step by step

The Office of Property Assessment is located at the Curtis Center, 601 Walnut St., Suite 300W, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. Phone: 215-686-4334.

    Need to appeal your Philly property assessment? Here's how, step by step
    Your 2019 proposed reassessment, came with a "First Level Review" form. Send it in! It's the first step to have your assessment reviewed. You don't need a lawyer to send in the form, due by May 25. - Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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May 18

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    INSTALLATION OF NEW LIGHTING, RECEPTACLES, 100 AMP SUB-PANELS, WATER HEATERS, DRYER RECEPTACLES IN UNITS. INSTALLATION OF HALLWAY EXIT & EMERGENCY LIGHTS, SIGNS & LIGHTING WITH CLEANING RECEPTACLES. AS PER 2008 NEC CC DISTRICT***NO FIRE ALARM ON THIS PERMIT***

    122-24 S 8TH ST Issued May 14, 2018 Comment

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