2 days ago
Heading over to the park plan discussion session-- hope to see you there!
3101 S 13TH ST Comment
FOR PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF COVERED SIDEWALK AT GROUND FLOOR, AND FOR THE ERECTION OF ADDITIONS TO AN EXISTING THREE (3) STORY ATTACHED STRUCTURE, WITH PRESCRIPTIVE ALTERATIONS THROUGHOUT (NO CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION), FOR A SIT-DOWN RESTAURANT ON THE 1ST/2ND FLOOR, AND A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING ON THE 3RD FLOOR, AS PER PLANS; SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, AND FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK; BUILDING TO BE FULLY SPRINKLERED WITH NFPA 13 THROUGHOUT; NO SIGNS ON THIS PERMIT.
Here are some Love Your Park pictures from last Saturday,and info about the park plan-check it out! Thanks to all of the volunteers and neighbors who came out to clean and green Mifflin Square Park! https://mifflinsquareplan.org/
Philadelphia Leaf Recycling Program begins this week. Saturdays from now till December 16 (except Nov. 11 and Nov. 25) leaves in paper biodegradable bags will be picked up at 15th and Bigler Streets and 20th and Hartranft Streets from 9 am to 3 pm. No tree branches or brush; just leaves. Bags can be purchased at home improvement stores, such as Home Depot and Lowes.
3rd Police District Philadelphia Police Department https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155187283126378&id=9335481377
School review Philadelphia Performing Arts Cs (2600 South Broad St)
Philadelphia Performing Arts Cs (2600 South Broad St) Comment
This school is horrible. Yes its safe, yes the building is nice. Thats it. They end up with different math curriculums every year. The children get no time to master subjects, new subject each week with a test. And science class is a joke from my experience of having a child in for the last 3 years (6thru 9) The teachers teach from powerpoints copied from a template course in ItunesU. And that is all. There is no engagement or comprehension. There are no textbooks, so the kids google the answers to their assignments, which means no one has the same answer. The assignments are graded, but not given the appropriate answers in class. Their tests are so secretive and disconnected from the assignments and notes. Children are not allowed to bring them home or take pictures of them, to study for the next exam. The only positive thing I can say is that the STEM classes are great, and so are the math and ELA once you get a good teacher. They seem to have support in those areas. But I don't understand how you can have great STEM teachers but poor science teachers. Basically my child brings home powerpoints and I have to teach him. The teachers should be teaching the kids to mastery as if they have parents with no education at home. Not babysitting and assuming parents will teach their kids at home. I ask how to help my student learn the information and the teacher says to help the child memorize the slides. Im sorry but that is not education. Why haven't I transferred my child yet? Its like a catch 22, a great achieving kid ends up in this school, to not be taught, therefore ends up with low scores and grades, and then cannot transfer out because they cant meet the standards of a competitive school any longer do to the poor environment. STUCK.