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Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Brau...

9th Anniversary June 25th benefiting South Street Police Mini Station

    Brauhaus Schmitz
    So many people have been through these doors over the years! It's truly humbling to think about it as we come up on Anniversary #9! Please, join us on Monday June 25 at 7PM to help us celebrate...
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24 hours ago

Fake Façades: “The Polyester of Brick”

Undertakers, 809 South 9th Street, March 19, 1954. (PhillyHistory,org)

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1328 Walnut Street. October 27, 1949. (PhillyHistory.org)

    Fake Façades: "The Polyester of Brick"
    "If you enjoy the finer things of life, good cheer and good times in a beautiful atmosphere-if you take pride in your home-the FormStone club room is for you," read an advertisement in December 1949. "That 'lost' space in your cellar can become the loveliest room you ever saw, with a FormStone beauty treatment.
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Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Swing back to the 1940s with the REV Theatre Company! A quartet of quirky performers will be putting on three cabaret-style shows in South Philly parks. These events are FREE and open to audiences of...
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27 hours ago

Do you have important phone numbers memorized...

Do you have important phone numbers memorized? In case of an emergency, you may not have easy access to your cell phone or contact list. Who would you call? Find our family emergency plan here www.phila.gov/ready

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Do you have important phone numbers memorized? In case of an emergency, you may not have easy access to your cell phone or contact list. Who would you call? Find our family emergency plan here...
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35 hours ago

  • ZONING PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF THE THIRD STORY ADDITION OVER A TWO (2) STORY PORTION OF AN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE HOLD LIVING, NO CHANGE IN BUILDING HEIGHT AND FOOT-PRINT, SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION/PLAN.

    1127 CHRISTIAN ST Issued June 15, 2018 Comment

47 hours ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added 7 new photos.

Ready to work with glass? In her four-week summer workshop, Elaine Erne will guide you through techniques such as annealing and painting with glass powders to create beautiful sculptural glass tiles. Learn more and register today at: http://bit.ly/2I13ufz.

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2 days ago

Vigil held for teen killed in South Philadelphia

Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of her family's home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.

    Vigil held for teen killed in South Philadelphia
    Family and friends of a teen killed by gunfire over the weekend gathered to honor his memory Monday night. Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of her family's home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.
    http://6abc.com

2 days ago

Vigil for teen gunned down on Fitzwater Street

Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of their home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.

    Vigil for teen killed on Fitzwater Street
    Family and friends of a teen killed by gunfire over the weekend gathered to honor his memory Monday night. Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of their home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.
    http://6abc.com

2 days ago

Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition

...the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer. The buyer has not been named, and Feibush did...

    Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition
    With just weeks to go before the planned demolition of the Christian Street Baptist Church, developer Ori Feibush announced this week that the property will be changing hands. Feibush told Philly.com in an email this weekend that the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer.
    https://philly.curbed.com

2 days ago

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay coo...

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay cool by visiting pools, libraries and spray grounds. Please check on your neighbors and call PCA Heatline 215-765-9040 if you are worried about them in the heat. #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover http://ow.ly/e4CN30kyn6u

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3 days ago

Cops: S. Philly double shooting that killed teen appeared to be targeted

The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in South Philly’s Hawthorne section.

    Cops: S. Philly double shooting that killed teen appeared to be targeted
    A double shooting in South Philadelphia Friday night that killed a 16-year-old boy and wounded a 12-year-old boy appears to have been a targeted attack and may be tied to gang activity in the area, police said Monday. - Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index ...

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index 100+ today. Stay cool - drink lots of water, limit time in the sun, seek out shade or AC at Philadelphia Free Library locations: http://ow.ly/j1W130kxSYf Most importantly check on your neighbors - help them open windows and position fans! #PHLHeat

    Locations
    The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes 6 million visitors to our 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach each year.
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3 days ago

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3 days ago

We are all disheartened to hear of the recent...

We are all disheartened to hear of the recent events that occurred at 12th & Fitzwater on Friday evening. Another senseless shooting claimed the life of a 16-years old, young man and injured a 12-year old boy. Members of the Friends have been in touch with Lt. Goodson and the PPD. Over the past few months, our area has fallen victim to a number violent incidents which have not only put our communities at risk but claimed the lives of young people. Hawthorne has now had 4 shooting victims over the past month and 6 shooting victims since January 2018. This community has had much peace and tranquility over the past several years, free from of a violent crime. We have been informed that the area is continuing to receive high levels of support from the local, state, and federal partners who are working diligently to support the 3rd District and South Street Detail to identify and prosecute all parties involved as well promote ongoing Public Safety. The Police & Friends of the Police Mini Station are urging the support of all the community members to support the Police efforts. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police. In the next few days the Friends of the South Street Police Mini-Station will be taking the led in the organizing of a prayer/community vigil to show solidarity in support of Hawthorne and those grieving. More information to follow.

    South Street Police Mini Station
    South Street Police Mini Station, Philadelphia, PA. 87 likes · 12 talking about this · 192 were here. Part of the 3rd Police District -- the mini-station provides a more local home base of operations...
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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia; another boy injured

It happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street.

    Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 16-year-old boy is dead and a 12-year-old boy hospitalized after gunfire erupted on a South Philadelphia street. It happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street. The teen was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
    http://6abc.com

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    Getting tough living in Philly. So sad.

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4 days ago

2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly

Walker had just finished a game of basketball at the park around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. He was on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia, only a block away from his home, when a gunman opened fire.

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The shooting was one of two that occurred in Philly Friday night. Only 15 minutes before the shooting that took Walker's life, a gunman opened fire on the 3800 block of N. Percy Street.

Police say two male suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing fled south on Percy Street toward Butler Street after the shooting.

    2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly
    Allissa Jackson painfully recounted the last call she made to her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker. "The last call I made to my son was to tell him to come home because I had heard two pops," Jackson said. "But it didn't sound like gunfire but I just wanted him on the block, in my company where I could see him.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

4 days ago

Protesters rallied outside the Christian Street Baptist Church this morning — developer Ori Feibush is planning luxury homes in its place

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia identified

16-year-old Symir Walker died after a hail of gunfire erupted in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street at about 10:30 p.m.

    Teenage boy fatally shot in South Philadelphia ID'd
    Family members have identified the teenage boy shot and killed Friday night in South Philadelphia. 16-year-old Symir Walker died after a hail of gunfire erupted in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street at about 10:30 p.m. A 12-year-old boy, said to be a friend of Walker's, was also hit.
    http://6abc.com

5 days ago

Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

16-year-old boy killed, 12-year-old injured in South Philly shooting

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street, police said.

    16-year-old boy killed, 12-year-old injured in South Philly shooting
    A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 12-year-old boy injured in a shooting in South Philadelphia's Bella Vista neighborhood on Friday night. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street, police said. On Saturday morning, members of a church congregation held hands and prayed in a circle as a police van sat parked nearby.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Feeling the Philly heat? Head to your neighborhood library this summer to cool down in a cool way! Locations and hours ⬇️ bit.ly/2tiu0tv

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5 days ago

6/16 -- Flea Market and Music & Art Event at CAPITOLO Park!

Flea Market with LIVE Music and Art in the Park!
Saturday, June 16th (9am to 3pm)
CAPITOLO Park, 9th & Federal Streets in South Philly

LIVE paint event with Anthony Torcasio, Seper, Priscilla Bell, Ben Howard, Sagamoor, Lawren Alice, with music by The Parlor, Doug Kaetz, Mark Nestman, Barrett Bohr, ShaneGreat, Ircasim, featuring New Sound Brass Band!

6 days ago

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Now hiring: Regional Integration Center Coordinator. The RIC plays a critical role in emergency preparedness, awareness, and response around the clock in Philadelphia. Learn more and apply ➡️ bit.ly/2gvCdK5 #PHLCityJobs #EmergencyManagement #Jobs

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management added a new photo.
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6 days ago

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT STANDARD ALTERATIONS- FOR THE ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD.DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS. (REFOOFING AND SIDING REPLACEMENT)

    726 S MARVINE ST Issued June 13, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE 3/4"WATER SERVICE FROM MAIN TO METER,CURB TRAP,FAI,HOUSE DRAIN AND AREA DRAIN-PA1#20181633855-"SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    749 S 10TH ST Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

6 days ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added 2 new photos.

Ready to draw faster and with more confidence? Loosen up in Pat Aulisio's Experimental Drawing workshop, Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Learn new ways of looking at your subject matter through blind contour drawings and urban sketching. Register today at http://bit.ly/2LRUkEJ.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial added a new photo.
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Jun 14

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW 2" FIRE SERVICE FROM CURB TO BUILDING. SUPPLY AND INSTALL ALL REQUIRED SPRINKLERS PER NFPA 13. SUPPLY ANDINSTALL ALL REQUIRED PIPING, HANGERS AND FITTINGS, PER NFPA 13. SUPPLY AND INSTALL NEW 2-1/2" CITY-APPROVED BACKFLOW PREVENTER. SUPPLY AND INSTALL NEW FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION. SUPPLY AND INSTALL ALL REQUIRED BELLS, TAMPERS AND FLOW SWITCHES.

    1211-13 CARPENTER ST Issued June 12, 2018 Comment

Jun 13

Join your neighbors for a free boot camp sess...

Join your neighbors for a free boot camp session with Charge Performance and Wellness at 645pm TONIGHT. Register here: facebook.com/events/1672852812812672

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Join your neighbors for a free boot camp session with Charge Performance and Wellness at 645pm TONIGHT. Register here: facebook.com/events/1672852812812672
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 13

Over the past few days, several flood alerts ...

Over the past few days, several flood alerts were issued by the National Weather Service. Spring and summer see severe weather which produces dangerous flooding, whether you're on foot or in your car. Know your neighborhood waterway and street flood risks.

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Jun 13

So much happening in our local parks and gard...

So much happening in our local parks and gardens this week! Thanks go out to Charge Performance and Wellness for sponsoring this week's newsletter. Free Boot Camp tonight - if raining meet at the Charge gym, 928 Christian.

    News for June 13
    Just a couple more things ... for your calendar Print is not dead! BVNA print newsletter committee meets June 18, 7-7:45 p.m., at Santore Library, 932 S. 7 th St. Everyone is welcome! Join us as we make plans for the fall issue of the Bella Vista News, our bi-annual print newsletter.
    https://mailchi.mp

Jun 13

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    WIRE 12 RECEPTS, 6 SWITCHES & 9 RECESSED LIGHTS AS PER 2008 NEC (WEST DISTRICT)

    900 CHRISTIAN ST Issued June 11, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    FIRE ALARM INSTALL 3-SMOKE DETECTORS, 1-PULL STATION & 2-HORN STROBES AS PER NFPA 72 SOUTH DISTRICT

    900 CHRISTIAN ST Issued June 11, 2018 Comment
  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    FOR PRESCRIPTIVE ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING SIT DOWN RESTAURANT AS SHOWN PER APPROVED PLANS. WORK TO INCLUDE THE ERECTION OF PARTITION WALLS, PROVIDE FINISHES AND FURNISHINGS THROUGHOUT. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL OTHER WORK.

    900 CHRISTIAN ST Issued June 11, 2018 Comment
  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A THREE (3) STORY ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH A ROOF DECK ACCESSED BY A PILOT HOUSE (TO ENCLOSE ACCESS STAIRS ONLY), TO BE USED AS SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING, AS PER PLANS; SEE AP#823381 FOR ZONING APPROVAL; SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL MEP/FSP WORK; TO BE FULLY SPRINKLERED THROUGHOUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13D MINIMUM OR BETTER.

    1222 PETERS ST Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

Jun 13

Jun 12

June 27: Neighborhood Happy Hour

(215) 627-0057

    June 27: Neighborhood Happy Hour
    Copyright 2013 Bella Vista Neighbors Association | P.O. Box 63955 | Philadelphia, PA 19147 | (215) 627-0057 | The creation of this website was the result of shared creative planning by both Bella Vista Neighbors Association and Scott Fichter at Blue Fox Creative
    http://www.bellavistaneighbors.org

Jun 12

Fleisher Art Memorial added 7 new photos.

Look good all summer in a jewelry set you designed and made yourself! There are just a few spots left in Maureen Duffy's Designing a Jewelry Set workshop, which meets on Tuesday nights this summer. Register soon before they're all gone at http://bit.ly/2LIjx4s.

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    Fleisher Art Memorial added a new photo.
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Jun 12

Jun 11

South Philly developer Ori Feibush changes course, plans to demolish 19th-century church

Feibush plans to begin demolishing the 6,500-square-foot church, located at 1020-24 Christian St., on Monday, June 18, he said in an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News...

    South Philly developer Ori Feibush changes course, plans to demolish 19th-century church
    After announcing earlier this year that he would be willing to transfer his agreement of sale for the Christian Street Baptist Church to a preservation-minded buyer, developer Ori Feibush has decided to proceed with his plan to demolish the church.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 11

Our mobile Command Post 1 returning home afte...

Our mobile Command Post 1 returning home after working a weekend of great events with our public safety partners. Thanks to all who worked or attended the PIFA Street Fair and Odunde Festival and made it a sucess!

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Our mobile Command Post 1 returning home after working a weekend of great events with our public safety partners. Thanks to all who worked or attended the PIFA Street Fair and Odunde Festival and...
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Jun 11

Several inches of rain overnight caused some ...

Several inches of rain overnight caused some Philadelphia waterways to be swollen and roads flooded. Allow extra time for your morning commute for ponding water. Always use caution walking or driving near murky flood water. Turn around: Avoid flood water.

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Several inches of rain overnight caused some Philadelphia waterways to be swollen and roads flooded. Allow extra time for your morning commute for ponding water. Always use caution walking or...
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