2 hours ago

New Italian Spot 'Porta' Opens Its Doors In Washington Square West

A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Porta, the newcomer is located at 1216 Chestnut St. in Washington Square West.

    New Italian Spot 'Porta' Opens Its Doors In Washington Square West
    A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Porta, the newcomer is located at 1216 Chestnut St. in Washington Square West. This newcomer--which has two other locations in New Jersey--is maintained by the Smith restaurant group and specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza and contemporary takes on Italian cuisine.
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3 hours ago

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, ...

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, there is evidence that hitting performance is enhanced. Skilled university tennis players were found to hit with a 3.8% increase in groundstroke hitting velocity when they grunted.” http://bit.ly/2rjW1Fw

    What can science tell us about grunting in tennis?
    Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent ne of tennis' perennial debates has ignited early at this year's Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of grunting too loudly during her first-round loss to Australian Ashleigh Barty.
    https://www.theguardian.com

6 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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7 hours ago

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - ...

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807) and Peter Kinzing (German, 1745–1816) | Obelisk clock with a Franklin movement | ca. 1785-1790 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    The Franklin Institute
    "Time is an herb that cures all Diseases." - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743-1807) and Peter Kinzing...
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7 hours ago

Updated Jan. 18th, 2018

Feb. 12-          Phila. Young Republicans host Cocktail Party at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 6-9 p.m. Featuring former Philly YR & Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Members $50, Nonmembers $75, Silver $125, Gold $250, Platinum $500. For info: PhillyFYR@gmail.com.

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Jan. 25-           Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Taking nominations for 2018 City Committee. Free & open to public. For info: (215) 843-4256.

Jan. 30-           Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Reception at Ernest Bock & Sons, 2800 Southampton Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Gold $2,000, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500, General Admission...

Feb. 10-          State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Black Vets from all wars at Grace Bapt. Ch., 5942 Germantown Ave., 2-4 p.m.  For info: (215) 849-6592.

Feb. 11-          8th Police Dist. Advisory Committee hosts Vendor Fair at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 50 vendors. Food, raffle, 50/50, DJ. For info: 215) 686-3080.

Feb. 13-          S. Phila. Business Ass’n hosts Valentine’s Day Dinner & Wine Tasting at Popi’s Restaurant, 3120 S. 20th St., 6:30 p.m. Tickets $75. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. For info: spba1897@gmail.com.

    Updated Jan. 18th, 2018
    Jan. 20- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Roxborough Mem. Hosp., Wolcoff Audit., 10 a.m. Discussing the failure of the State budget and the impact of the national administration on State policy. For info: (215) 482-8726. Jan. 22- State Senate candidate James Williams hosts Campaign Kickoff at N.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

7 hours ago

SEPTA is selling a special $4 pass for the Eagles game — good for 2 rides on Sunday

1234 Market St (Friday only)

    SEPTA | News & Events
    Use SEPTA Key and make your trip to and from the Eagles game a snap when you tap. If you already have a SEPTA Key Card, load it with a Transit Pass, Convenience Pass, or Travel Wallet funds and you're ready to tap and ride the Broad Street Line.
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9 hours ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philadelphia Eagles In The NFC Championship Game, Center City Restaurant Week, Ice Skating, Hair O’ The Dog and More!

...at the Academy of Music ~ January 19 – 21 ~ Held at the Academy of Music at 240 S. Broad Street. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story...

Philly Home Show ~ January 19 – 21 ~ Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street. Take advantage of the hundreds of exhibitors and experts who will be on hand to help. ~ Philly Home Show ~

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La Peg Pegsicle Bar ~ January 9 – 21 or until the bar melts ~ La Peg at FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Boulevard. This time 5 local artists will be chosen to create ice works of art to make up a temporary sculpture garden. Enjoy drinks on a frozen bar! ~ La Peg Pegsicle Bar ~

Liberty Lands Market ~ January 20 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ January 20 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philadelphia Eagles In The NFC Championship Game, Center City Restaurant Week, Ice Skating, Hair O' The Dog and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ January 19 - 25 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in/nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
    http://www.myphillyalive.com

9 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared Main Line Paren...

Learn more about our Discovery Camp program and a wide variety of other local and regional youth camps at the 2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2rnUP46

    2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair
    The first 150 people to register at familyfocus.org/campfair AND attend will receive free admission to The Franklin Institute for the day. The...
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11 hours ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
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Discover what our Science After Hours team is...

Discover what our Science After Hours team is most excited for this coming Tuesday's Party Like a Rock Star event. http://bit.ly/2FPQvxv Limited tickets are still available. Join us for some hard rocking science fun on January 23, 2018: http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    How to Party Like a Rock Star: Insider Tips from our Science After Hours Team
    We asked our Museum Programs team for a sneak peek at some of the cool things we can expect from the upcoming Science After Hours: Party Like a Rock Star event here at The Franklin Institute. Hiya! I'm Cat, and I'm the Assistant Director of Program Initiatives at the Franklin Institute.
    https://www.fi.edu

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23 hours ago

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

24 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared E.M. Stant...

    E.M. Stanton Elementary School
    Today at Stanton Dr. Hite and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson handed out awards to kindergarten students with perfect attendance and encouraged families to register students for Kindergarten for the...
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26 hours ago

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft ...

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft beer trend? Students from Villanova University are looking into how well hops would grow on the red planet. http://bit.ly/2EPnuRi

    If we ever get to mars, the beer might not be bad
    Here's an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops - the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer - grow well in Martian soil. "I don't know if it's a practical plant, but it's doing fairly well," said Edward F.
    http://www.myajc.com

27 hours ago

SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link

...concourse network that the public could use to enter the adjacent Girard Trust Bank (at Broad and Chestnut). The underground passage was on the same level as vaults in the bank’s basement...

...Street Tunnel’s south-side pedestrian concourse provides an entrance to SEPTA’s Headquarters at 1234 Market Street. A connecting tunnel between the concourses on either side of Market Street was once accessible...

...Subway mezzanine, since the Broad Street Line crosses perpendicularly over the PATCO Hi-Speedline at Broad and Locust...

    SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link
    The future is looking bright and shiny for SEPTA's dingy underground lair. Dubbed "Downtown Link," the project is essentially a contemporary rebranding of Center City's weather-protected underground pedestrian concourse network. If you haven't already, you will soon see large signs for this directional and wayfinding system on the walls of transit stations and the many passages interconnecting those stations throughout Center City.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

28 hours ago

Updated Jan. 18, 2018

Feb. 12- Phila. Young Republicans host Cocktail Party at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 6-9 p.m. Featuring former Philly YR & Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Members $50, Nonmembers $75, Silver $125, Gold $250, Platinum $500. For info: PhillyFYR@gmail.com.

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Jan. 25- Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Taking nominations for 2018 City Committee. Free & open to public. For info: (215) 843-4256.

Jan. 30- Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Reception at Ernest Bock & Sons, 2800 Southampton Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Gold $2,000, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500, General Admission...

Feb. 10- State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Black Vets from all wars at Grace Bapt. Ch., 5942 Germantown Ave., 2-4 p.m.

Feb. 11- 8th Police Dist. hosts Vendor Fair at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Rd.

    Updated Jan. 18, 2018
    Jan. 20- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Roxborough Mem. Hosp., Wolcoff Audit., 10 a.m. Discussing the failure of the State budget and the impact of the national administration on State policy. For info: (215) 482-8726. Jan. 22- State Senate candidate James Williams hosts Campaign Kickoff at N.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

30 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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30 hours ago

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom abov...

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom above visitors, staring straight ahead. Some of their visages are stern and others smiling.” - LNP + LancasterOnline.com http://bit.ly/2FOxCLs “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” is open now through March 4, 2018. Learn more: http://bit.ly/fi-tcw

    'Terracotta Warriors' exhibit brings first Chinese emperor to life at Franklin Institute
    PHILADELPHIA - In 1974, a group of farmers digging a well in a persimmon orchard in central China found pieces of terra-cotta pottery that looked like parts of human figures. They didn't realize that under their feet lay an ancient burial chamber the size of Manhattan.
    http://lancasteronline.com

31 hours ago

According to data just released by NOAA and N...

According to data just released by NOAA and NASA, 2017 had the second warmest global surface temperature since 1880. http://n.pr/2FPVY7B

    2017 Among Warmest Years On Record
    2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, due to slight variation in the ways that they analyze temperatures.
    https://www.npr.org

31 hours ago

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20...

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20 list of Amazon HQ2 cities.

    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    https://www.amazon.com

33 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

The next Night Skies in the Observatory event at The Franklin Institute is coming up on February 13, 2018. Join us for an evening of stargazing and more exciting space-related programing for all ages. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2oZFEg6

    Night Skies in the Observatory
    Join us for an evening of 'out of this world' astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies at the...
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33 hours ago

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Res...

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Restaurant Week and skating at Dilworth Park, and we couldn't agree more! #CCDRW

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

36 hours ago

Lana Del Rey, Ben Franklin's birthday, and more things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 19 to 25

Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., $10 online, $13 at the door, phillyhomeshow.com

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8 p.m. Saturday, Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $30 reserved. 610-649-8389

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Ruba Club, 416 Green St., $25 to $35, 215-627-9831, pinkstallionevents.com

8 p.m. Sunday, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. $39.50-$125. 215-336-3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., $50 for adults, $45 for students, seniors and military, 215-629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Donna’s Bar, 2732 E. Allegheny Ave. 215-426-7618

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 1400 North American St., free, 215-232-5678, philaphotoarts.org

7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, $35, 215-278-7000, barnesfoundation.org

    Lana Del Rey, Ben Franklin's birthday, and more things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 19 to 25
    Rufus Wainwright with the Philly Pops Rufus Wainwright, one of the greatest vocalists and songwriters of his generation, will be joining the Pops to perform some of his most famous hits. The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will also be performing prior to the show and during the finale.
    http://www.philly.com

37 hours ago

Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology

Where:
 The Pennsylvania Convention Center,
 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology
    Dropping from 17.5 million units in 2016 to 17.2 million in 2017 is not causing a panic among automakers. Technological advances mean buyers still have plenty of reasons to check out the Philadelphia Auto Show. - Scott Sturgis, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

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Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is...

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking for a Public Relations Associate. For full details and information, see below. http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/PDF/Jobs/PublicRelationsAssociate.pdf

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