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1209-15 VINE ST Comment
ERECTION OF AN ADDITION ABOVE AN EXISTING STRUCTURE FOR USE AS A NIGHT CLUB AND PRIVATE CLUB FIRST THROUGH SECOND FLOOR(AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AP#690166)BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL USE THIRD THROUGH FOURTH FLOOR, FINANCIAL SERVICES ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, AND MULTI FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (60 UNITS) ON SIX THROUGH NINTH FLOORS,WITH ROOF DECK ON ABOVE 9TH FLOOR ACCESSED THROUGH ROOF ACCESS STRUCTURE, (20) TWENTY INTERIOR BICYCLE SPACES IN FIRST FLOOR LOBBY, AND (18) EIGHTEEN PARKING SPACES WITH ONE VAN ACCESSIBLE SPACE, PROVIDED AT 1201 VINE ST (SAME OWNER).(SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS/NO SIGN ON THIS PERMIT)
1201-07 VINE ST Comment
FOR THE DOCUMENTATION OF THE ALLOCATION OF (17) SEVENTEEN STANDARD AND (1) ONE VAN ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACE TO USE AS ACCESSORY TO 1209 VINE ST AND REMAINING (7) SEVEN STANDARD AND (1) N ONE VAACCESSIBLE SPACE FOR REMAINING SURFACE PARKING.(SEE APPLICATION 817372 FOR PLANS)
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In 1967, Mr. Chin opened the Happy Garden Restaurant at 204 N. 10th St. in a former luncheonette. The eatery was often called the Pepsi Restaurant because its donated sign included the Pepsi logo. It was among the first in Chinatown to offer authentic Cantonese cuisine, his family said.
...Restaurant was successful and then changed hands, Mr. Chin bought a three-story building at 134 N. Tenth Street. The second restaurant was also called Happy Garden. The first floor was a kitchen and...
...between 5 and 9 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church, 915 Vine St., Philadelphia, followed by a second viewing from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 27...
28 hours ago
Those shady songsters are at it again. We can't wait for Friday the Thirteenth: Part II at the Center. It's always better the second time!
31 hours ago
A number of police were on the scene by mid-morning Friday. At one point police were seen placing a bag into the back of a van in the 1200 block of Arch.
32 hours ago
Action News reporter Jeff Chirico, who is on the scene, reports that police found a suspicious bag and placed it into the back of a van in the 1200 block of Arch.
32 hours ago
Philadelphia Police units are operating in the 1200 block of Arch St.. Traffic is being diverted, motorist and pedestrians should avoid the area.
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Police say around 1 a.m. employees at a hotel in the 1200 block of Arch Street witnessed two men enter a grate in the ground on the north side of 12th Street.
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1228-32 Arch Street #4B [BHHS Fox and Roach]
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It's a weekend to celebrate! Good Karma Cafe is turning 10 and they are celebrating with a weekend of daily specials, discounts, and giveaways. Come by Good Karma Cafe at the Wilma this weekend to check out their spring specials.
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During the Civil War, the Government tried a new approach to filling its personnel shortage: It opened its payrolls to women for the first time. Check out this article in the National Archives News here: https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/women-pave-way-to-federal-employment This turning point in women’s history is thoroughly documented in a series of records, Recommendations for Employment at the Schuylkill Arsenal, 1861-1867 (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/854656), held at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Most of the applications were women who had relatives in the Union Army, and the records primarily consist of letters of recommendation by various politicians and other notable citizens for individuals seeking jobs at the Arsenal, primarily during the Civil War. These records will be digitized in their entirety because the PACSCL: The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, of which the National Archives at Philadelphia is a part, has been awarded a $496,000 grant from the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives initiative of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for its project “In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women’s Activism, 1820-1920.” Led by PACSCL members Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives, and the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College and involving a total of 11 partner institutions, including the National Archives at Philadelphia, the project will complete the digitization and online presentation of a significant body of letters, diaries, photographs, organization records and other documents, totaling 117,000 pages. These documents illuminate women’s efforts to assert their rights and work for the rights of others in a variety of spheres in the century leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, in 1920. The images and associated metadata will be released into the public domain for use by researchers and the general public. The project will commence in February 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in autumn 2019 and available to researchers in advance of the 19th Amendment centennial. The project builds on earlier work conducted with the assistance of a Foundations grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The newly digitized materials will be available through the website developed as part of that project, as well as in the National Archives Catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov). Project participants also intend to expose the materials via their own websites as well as such sites as the Digital Public Library of America and the Internet Archive. To safeguard the digital data for the long term, PACSCL member Lehigh University is making space available in its state-of-the-art data storage repository in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Having no female students in the 1820-1920 time frame, Lehigh is not contributing collections.) Bruce M. Taggart, Vice Provost of Library and Technology Services, noted that Lehigh is contributing this service to the project as part of its commitment to the PACSCL consortial process and the University's interest in furthering PACSCL's ongoing program of cooperative digitization. We are incredibly excited to be working on this project with PACSCL, and are grateful to the project organizers and participants, to CLIR, and to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support of this important initiative. More information on the project, with links to the earlier project and the prototype website, here: http://pacscl.org/in-her-own-right-clir-grant #INHOR #inherownright #womenshistory #history #herstory #archives
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8 to 11 a.m. March 31, Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., 215-922-2317, free, readingterminalmarket.orgThis article has 6 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
12:30 to 2 p.m. April 1, Corner of South Street and Passyunk Avenue to Second Street between Lombard and South Streets, free, southstreet.com
Gates at 7 a.m., race start at 8 a.m., March 31, Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., $42, phillyrabbitrun.com
1 to 3 p.m. March 31, 4601 N. 18th St., Stenton, free, 215-329-7312, stenton.org
1 p.m. March 24, Deep Creek Stone Pavilion, 2144 Snyder Rd., Green Lane, $5, 215-234-4528, montcopa.org
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31, Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd., free, 215-849-2855, awbury.org
2 to 5 p.m. March 25, American Swedish Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., free for members, $10 for nonmembers, 215-389-1776, americanswedish.org
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Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will have a delayed opening on March 22, 2018. Our research rooms will open at 10:00 am. Feel free to check our Facebook page or www.archives.gov/philadelphia for facility updates.
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Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will be closed on March 21, 2018. Given the forecast, please check our page or www.archives.gov/philadelphia on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning for updates on when our building will reopen. The photograph shared here is from a snow storm that took place on January 20, 1934. Although it was taken 84 years ago in Medford, NJ, this image appears to be quite a familiar scene! Citation: Snow Storm in Medford, NJ; Box 2; Northeastern Forest, Timber Management; RG 095 – Records of the United States Forest Service; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 28208828) and (HMS ID: PH-3926).
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The Wilma Theater is seeking a dedicated individual with excellent customer service skills to work in our box office. Shifts tend to be 10am-3pm, 3pm-8pm on weekdays, 11:30pm-8pm on Saturdays, 11:30pm-2pm on Sundays. The average box officer would work about 10-20 hours a week. Duties include phone and in person sales and exchanges, processing subscriptions, mailings, database upkeep, and general customer service inquires. Experience with Tessitura a massive plus. If you are interested please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
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The new Philadelphia Historical Burial Places Map launched! The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum has created an extensive geographical database (GIS) that currently includes more than 200 historic burial places in Philadelphia. In addition to being useful to historians, archaeologists, and other researchers, consulting the database of known cemeteries and private family plots will become a starting point in the process of due diligence of both developers and the city of Philadelphia when considering new projects. You can explore the map on their new site, here: http://www.phillyarchaeology.net/paf-activities/burial-places-forum/historic-philadelphia-burial-places-map/
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Where:The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th Street
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut StreetThis article has 17 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Where:Various locations including the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street
Where:Various locations including Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Where:Various locations including 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street
Where:The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Where:Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American Street
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Where:Singing Fountain, S. 11th Street & East Passyunk Avenue
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Where:Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Where:Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad Street
Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Where:Various locations including International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Where:Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street
Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue
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1126-36 ARCH ST Comment
ALTERATIONS: INTERIOR PLUMBING; INTERIOR SPACE C12; COFFEE SHOP- READING TERMINAL; MOP SINK, 3 BAY SINK, HAND SINK, MOVE INDIRECT WASTE FOR COFFEE AND BREW MACHINES -THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004
202 N 9TH ST Comment
INSTALL 6-WATER CLOSETS,6-LAVS,6-TUBS,3-KITCHEN SINKS AND 3-INDIRECT DRAINS.THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADEPHIA PLUBMING CODE 2004
910 CHERRY ST Comment
FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ONE (1) TYPE 1 COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD , SUPPLY/EXHAUST DUCTWORK, AND EXHAUST FAN AS PER APPROVED PLANS. EXHAUST FAN LOCATION SHALL COMPLY WITH SECTION 506.3.12 OF THE 2009 IMC.