4 hours ago

Graffiti Bar gets a new mural

Center City’s Sampan (124 S. 13th St.), searching for a new look for the mural outside the Graffiti Bar out back, went to social media and asked followers to tag their favorite graffiti-ists in an open call.

    Graffiti Bar gets a new mural - Philly
    Center City's Sampan (124 S. 13th St.), searching for a new look for the mural outside the Graffiti Bar out back, went to social media and asked followers to tag their favorite graffiti-ists in an open call. Ali M. Williams won the commission.
    http://www.philly.com

6 hours ago

PHOTOGraphy 2018 Call for Work

The Philadelphia Sketch Club - 235 South Camac Street - Philadelphia PA 19107 - 215-545-9298

    PHOTOGraphy 2018 Call for Work
    Now is the time to submit your work for PHOTOgraphy 2018, The Philadelphia Sketch Club's annual photography exhibition. All traditional, alternative and digital process are accepted. Get the PHOTOgraphy 2018 Prospectus here! See more about the exhibition here: This entry was posted in Information by Kenneth Weiner. Bookmark the permalink.
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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.
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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).


10 hours ago

Pharmaceutical Industry

Philadelphia Drug Exchange Records, 1861–1957. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

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Astra-Zeneca/MedImmune manufacturing facility, 3001 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia. 

GlaxoSmithKline headquarters, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 5 Crescent Drive, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Philadelphia played a key role in the birth of the American pharmaceutical industry in the early nineteenth century, and the region remained a major pharmaceutical center into the early twenty-first century. Home since the colonial period to many of America's leading scientific, educational, and medical institutions, Philadelphia was well-positioned to support the emergence of a pharmaceutical industry.
    http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org

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


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Real talk: what $1,400 will get you today in Philadelphia

Next, there's this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment situated at 314 S 12th St. It's listed for $1,400 / month.

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Listed at $1,400 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 971 N Lawrence St.

Next, there's this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment over at 3031 W Colona St., also listed for $1,400 / month.

Listed at $1,400 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom apartment is located at 2104 Spruce St.

Here's a 950-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom spot at 3425 W School House Lane that's going for $1,400 / month.

Finally, check out this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's located at 30 S 22nd St. and listed for $1,395 / month.

    Real talk: what $1,400 will get you today in Philadelphia
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Philadelphia? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down a place in Philadelphia if you don't want to spend more than $1,400 / month on rent.
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    Commercial Burglary 3209 N 3rd St DC 18 25 028424
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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.
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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


35 hours ago

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    Shooting Incident 1301 Walnut St DC 18 06 012427
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Free: Philadelphia Science Festival Be a Scientist Events (Varies Locations) on Sunday, April 22

Penn Medicine, 800 Spruce Street (Enter through archway on 8th Street), Philadelphia, PA, 19106. 12 pm – 3 pm

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3500 Civic Center Boulevard, 5th Floor, Philadelphia , PA, 19104. 12 pm – 3 pm

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19114. 1 pm – 4 pm

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Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, 10800 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114. 1-3 PM

Jefferson University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144. 12 pm – 3 pm

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19153. 10 am – 12 pm

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 10 am – 1 pm (This event is free with admission to the Penn Museum)

Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19146. 11 am – 2 pm (This event requires advanced reservations: http://bit.ly/2FiCGqI)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad Street. Philadelphia, PA, 19102. 2 pm – 4 pm

Rutgers University – Camden, Nursing & Science Building, 530 Federal St, Camden, NJ 08102. 11 am – 1 pm

University of the Sciences, 4306 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 11 am – 4 pm

The Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19121. 12 pm – 4 pm

Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. 12-3 PM

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