5 hours 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.
    https://billypenn.com

7 hours ago

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

7 hours ago

Conquer your dessert cravings at these 4 Philadelphia newcomers

1013 Cherry St., Chinatown

51 N. 12th St., Center City East

923 Arch St., Chinatown

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1812 East Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk

    Conquer your dessert cravings at these 4 Philadelphia newcomers
    Looking for the best new desserts in Philadelphia? These spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for something sweet. 1812 East Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk Photo: Arctic Scoop/Yelp Arctic Scoop serves up ice cream and frozen yogurt with an Asian twist.
    http://6abc.com

9 hours ago

Taste of the Brewvitational ~ Craft Beer Event at Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St

    Taste of the Brewvitational ~ Craft Beer Event at Reading Terminal Market
    Calling all beers lovers! The 9th annual Taste of the Brewvitational, held on May 2 from 7 pm to 10 pm, returns to the Reading Terminal Market for the second year! The event features Craig LaBan and his expert judges as they choose winners in two categories - New Beer and Can-tacular (specialty beer in cans)!
    http://www.myphillyalive.com

9 hours ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).


12 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

Give OUT day is the only national day of LGBT giving. In 2018, we are raising funds to replace our ragtag bunch of metal folding chairs. A new chair is just $26! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40


17 hours ago

  • ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT

    TO AMEND PREVIOUSLY ISSUED PERMIT AP#628730 (FOR INSTALLATION OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS WITHIN THE SUB-BASEMENT, PARKING GARAGE, GROUND LEVEL, 1ST/2ND FLRS, AND WITHIN THE EAST TOWER, THROUGH TO 18TH FLR/PENTHOUSE), TO CORRECT THE ADDRESS FROM 1101 MARKET TO 1100 MARKET ST, AS PER REVISED COVER SHEET AND MECHANICAL DETAILS SHEET; NO OTHER CHANGES ON THIS PERMIT.

    1100-42 MARKET ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

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30 hours ago

Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line

Lore has it that the Trocadero Theatre aka “The Troc” at 1003 Arch Street had an emergency exit into one segment during its seedier days. Having opened in 1870...

...renowned Chinese Friendship Gate straddling 10th Street was not assembled precisely at the intersection of 10th and Arch because the tunnel under Arch Street could not support the forty-foot-tall structure’s...

...the 1970s, the Delaware River Port Authority proposed constructing a Center City subway loop from 8th and Arch, up Arch Street using the abandoned tunnel sections to 19th Street, then connecting by way...

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...was to have been part of the Broad Street Subway and would have run from Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue down Ridge Avenue to 8th Street, then south to either Walnut or Locust Streets, where...

    Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line
    Philadelphians routinely lament the lack of subway and trolley service to certain neighborhoods. Supporters and naysayers often argue ad nauseam online over extending the Broad Street Line past Pattison Avenue to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

31 hours ago

Essential Guide To The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival, April 20-28

Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street

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Where:Various locations including Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue

Where:Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Road

Where:Hunting Park, 900 Hunting Park Avenue and Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue

Where:Various locations including the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Various locations including Fette Sau, 1208 Frankford Avenue

Where:Drexel Bistro, 101 N. 33rd Street

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue

    Essential Guide To The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival, April 20-28
    Get ready to #GetNerdyPHL! The Philadelphia Science Festival returns from April 20 to 28 for a super-charged citywide celebration of science, engineering, technology, math and more. Led by The Franklin Institute and presented by The Dow Company Trust, the eighth annual festival features an impressive lineup of more than 80 events over nine action-packed days.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

31 hours ago

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of givi...

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that engages thousands of people throughout the U.S. to Give OUT in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

    Give OUT Day
    April 20th is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24hr online fundraising event to unite the community & raise critical funds for nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community.
    https://www.giveoutday.org

33 hours ago

Councilman Derek Green added 5 new photos — a...

Green Team represented this morning at the Discover Philadelphia Annual Report Breakfast Meeting. Tremendous tourism and economic growth happening in our City!


34 hours ago

Today we want to take a moment to honor the l...

Today we want to take a moment to honor the life of Barbara Bush who died yesterday at the age of 92. The wife of President George H. W. Bush, and the mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush was by all accounts an outspoken, witty, and formidable women. She was an advocate for many causes, most notably of which was her work championing literacy. The photograph featured here is from the 86th Army-Navy game that was held in Philadelphia in 1985. To then Vice President George H. W. Bush’s excitement as a veteran of the Navy, the Navy Midshipmen won this game 17-7. Barbara is pictured here by his side, where she stood throughout their 73 years of marriage and many years in public service. Barbara is survived by her husband and children, and will be remembered and honored by the entire country. Citation: Vice President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush at the 86 th Army-Navy Game, Box 41, Events, Public Relations, Philadelphia Navy Yard, RG 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, National Archives at Philadelphia, (NAID: 279176) (HMS ID: PH-6334). #barbarabush #bush #41 #georgehwbush #archives #history #army #navy #nara


41 hours ago

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