11 hours ago

4 things Philly is doing to address the Starbucks arrests

Starbucks (18th & Spruce), Rittenhouse

    Philly's Starbucks action plan: 4 things the city is doing to address the controversial arrests
    As outrage and disappointment over the April 12 arrests of two black men inside the 18th and Spruce Starbucks continue to swirl, Mayor Jim Kenney wants the world to know that the City of Philadelphia is actively examining the incident, with the goal of enacting policies that prevent anything similar from happening again.
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47 hours ago

Fraternity members came from all over the Mid-Atlantic to show support for Rashon Nelson

Starbucks (18th & Spruce), Rittenhouse

    Fraternity members came from all over the Mid-Atlantic to show support for Rashon Nelson
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.
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2 days ago

Kick off Philly Tech Week with an app arcade

Where: The Schmidt's Commons at 1001 N. 2nd St., 19123

    Kick off Philly Tech Week with an app arcade
    The eighth annual Philly Tech Week starts with an outdoor bazaar featuring the best in locally built video games and apps. Grab a bite to eat or a drink from the shops in the plaza and play with some locally built tech.
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2 days ago

Sip drinks on top of the Free Library

Where: Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine St., 19103

    Sip drinks on top of the Free Library
    The Brews & Views rooftop beer garden on top of the Free Library on the Ben Franklin Parkway is back for another season. Expect a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails, plus a menu of snacks. The space is kid-friendly and open to all ages. Registration is in the library's main lobby.
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2 days ago

Demolition has begun on the old Frankford Chocolate Factory in South Philly, despite preservationist concerns

Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

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150 N 6th Street

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
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2 days ago

Get entranced by a Tibetan monk's sand mandala

Where: Philadelphia Folklore Project at 735 S. 50th St., 19143

    Get entranced by a Tibetan monk's sand mandala
    Tibetan artist and Buddhist meditation teacher Losang Samten returns to Philly for his annual residency, during which he'll create an image of the universe out of colored sand. This year's project is the "Mandala of Compassion." Where: Philadelphia Folklore Project at 735 S. 50th St., 19143 When: April 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
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3 days ago

In Center City, police stops are down, but blacks are still targeted more, especially indoors

Muhammad noted that police were called within a couple of minutes of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson entering the Starbucks store at 18th and Spruce. He said the incident highlights the larger problem of racial profiling.

    Analysis: Blacks stopped at much higher rate indoors in Center City - Philly
    The controversial arrest of two black men at a Center City Starbucks last weekend has reignited the debate about racial profiling by police and businesses in Philadelphia and around the country. An Inquirer and Daily News analysis of police data in the districts that cover Center City show that, while police stops have fallen sharply since 2014, blacks are still significantly more likely to be stopped than whites.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

10th anniversary beer garden party at Memphis Tap

Where: Memphis Taproom at 2331 E. Cumberland St., 19125

    10th anniversary beer garden party at Memphis Tap
    Back when beer gardens were a relative rarity in Philadelphia, this Kensington corner tavern opened one in its back yard. Ten years later, the light-strung picnic tables are just as inviting. New this year: the food truck is gone, so there's more room to hang out and the full menu is available.
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4 days ago

Anyone want to be a barista at the 18th and Spruce Starbucks?

Starbucks (18th & Spruce)

    Anyone want to be a barista at the 18th and Spruce Starbucks?
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.
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5 days ago

Find one of Philly's best roast pork sandwiches at Morgan's Pier this summer

Attico, a big rooftop bar and restaurant, is coming to the new Cambria hotel at Broad & Locust

    Find one of Philly's best roast pork sandwiches at Morgan's Pier this summer
    One of the best roast pork sandwiches in Philly this summer comes with waterfront breezes and a view of the Ben Franklin Bridge, a combo that exists thanks to barman Avram Hornik. Six years ago, when the FCM Hospitality proprietor announced he was launching a backyard beer garden on the Delaware River, Philly was pumped.
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5 days ago

A new program will train Philly residents to help track cash bail

Philadelphia Bail Watch is inviting all those who are interested to attend the first bail watch on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The group will meet in the lobby of the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St., at 8 a.m.

    A new program will train Philly residents to help track cash bail
    Advocates fighting to end cash bail in Philadelphia will add a new tool to their arsenal this weekend. On Saturday, two local criminal justice nonprofits, the Philadelphia Bail Fund and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, are launching a program to organize and train members of the public to monitor municipal bail hearings.
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5 days ago

Pop-up weed garden on South Street

Where: Third & South streets

    Pop-up weed garden on South Street
    How are you planning to celebrate the marijuana holiday known as 420? If you're not sure, you can always join the South Philly NORML chapter, which is hosting a pop-up "weed garden" for consumers to "celebrate the freedom" they enjoy.
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5 days ago

'A good kid and a good father.' Friends and neighbors describe Rashon Nelson, 23, one of the men arrested at Starbucks

...group, met with Johnson and Schultz after helping to lead Monday’s protest at the 1801 Spruce St. location where the incident occurred. POWER has sent a list of demands to the company...

POWER is organizing a march to be held Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. at Police Headquarters at 750 Race St. and ending with a rally at 5:45 at City Hall.

    Rashon Nelson, arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks, is defended by neighbors, frat brothers - Philly
    Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
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6 days ago

Investors accuse chef Jose Garces of fraud, say he operates his restaurant empire like 'a Ponzi scheme'

...that Garces had failed to pay $110,000 in rent on a restaurant property at 707 Chestnut St., where he operated a restaurant known initially as Chifa and later as Rosa Blanca. The...

    For celebrity chef Jose Garces, a table set with lawsuits - Philly
    The famed chef is facing a string of lawsuits filed in the last eight months. They contend he owes money to investors and food purveyors. Garces has greatly expanded his operations over the last dozen years - Craig R. McCoy, Michael Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

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