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Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.
2 hours ago
LAST WEEK - CLOSES THIS SATURDAY APRIL 21. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications Image: Kate Shepherd, Dark Orange White Stacks, Notched (4, 5), 2011, Pigmented linen pulp on pigmented linen and cotton paper, 30 1/4” x 21 1/2”, Unique, Published by Dieu Donné, Courtesy of Dieu Donné, In Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné, http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/
4 hours ago
The Rosenbach will be closed on Saturday, April 21 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
5 hours ago
Looking to begin the next chapter in your career?! Our friends at Interactive Mechanics are hiring a Business Development Manager. We don't like to pick favorites, but let's just say they are a rad group of folks to work alongside. 😉 Learn more about the position and the team below. Don't sleep on this - the projected start date is June 2018.
5 hours ago
We're planning for a real fun market this Saturday, hope you'll join us. Tulips and other spring flowers in bloom, the ramps and fiddlehead fern season continues for another week, the first of the spring produce, Anita's Guacamole, MoJo's Pop Co, all that great food from the local chefs and bakers...the list goes on! See you Saturday.
6 hours ago
Whether you drive it or avoid it, conflict is going to show up. And whatever your role is in your organization, you can cultivate skills to handle it. Join CultureWorks and Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance for this evenings workshop centered around Conflict Management. The workshop will start at 6pm and is open to all, co-op lovers and artistic entrepreneurs, emerging to established leaders, and beyond. Please RSVP below.
9 hours ago
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
9 hours ago
Showers are currently moving into the area from the west. Temperatures will remain warm enough for rain but some snow is likely to mix in for the Poconos and extreme northwest New Jersey. Rain and snow showers should move out of the area by mid afternoon. Winds will pick up as showers move through and will remain blustery through the evening with lows in the mid 30s throughout much of the region and near 30 for the Poconos and northern New Jersey.
10 hours ago
New office towers are rising but Philadelphia’s office sector growth lags behind its peer markets. The premium on space downtown was 10% in 2017, compared to 112% in Boston and 74% in D.C. central business districts, and the national average of 25%. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click below for more info and to get your copy. #SOCC2018
11 hours ago
JOIN US Today, Thursday, April 19 for a reception and book launch for January 1 with the artist Andrea Modica at The Print Center, 6:00-7:30pm. Thanks philly artblog! PRE-ORDER YOUR SIGNED BOOK or SPECIAL EDITION TODAY! For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.735.6090 x2 This program is co-sponsored by the Photography Program at Drexel University. http://printcenter.org/100/event/book-launch-3/
12 hours ago
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).
12 hours ago
“Black troops were regarded as second-class citizens,” said Hicks, “and often received lesser quality of equipment and clothing, and maybe only one doctor per regiment.” On April 21 at 11 a.m., Mütter Museum Director Robert Hicks will join Mayor Kenney, U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Pa.), and other politicians, historians and Civil War reenactors at the Philadelphia National Cemetery, to unveil an informational panel erected by the Veterans Administration that celebrates the achievements of the United States Colored Troops.
15 hours ago
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
16 hours ago
Here are today's expected high temperatures. #mdwx #dewx #njwx #pawx
20 hours ago
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INSTALL (3) 3/4 WATER SERVICE STREET TO MAIN (MIXED USE)"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"
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PARTIAL DEMO AT REAR AND NEW 1 STORY REAR ADDITION WITH ROOF DECK ABOVE, EXISTING SFD
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PARTIAL DEMOLITION AT THE REAR AND ERECTION OF A ONE (1) STORY WOOD-FRAMED ADDITION WITH VENTED CRAWL SPACE BELOW, RATED WALLS AND ROOF DECK ABOVE WITH PARTIAL PROJECTION BEYOND ADDITION FOOTPRINT. ADDITION TO EXTEND AN EXISTING DWELLING. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK. **PROTECTION OF ADJACENT PROPERTIES REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES**