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The stage is set for tonight's celebration of...

The stage is set for tonight's celebration of the work and careers of the nine extraordinary individuals. http://bit.ly/2HsQKQi Philippe Horvath: 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Anne M. Mulcahy: 2018 Bower Award for Business Leadership John B. Goodenough: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry Vinton Gray Cerf and Robert E. Kahn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science Susan Trumbore: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science Manijeh Razeghi: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering Adrian Bejan: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering Helen Rhoda Quinn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics Watch Live: http://bit.ly/2HNY3T0


52 min ago

The Franklin Institute is live now.

We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year’s class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society from developing lithium ion batteries to trying to understand the very nature of the universe. These nine individuals join a long list of distinguished Franklin Institute Awards Laureates that includes some of the most important scientists and engineers of the past two centuries such as Nikola Tesla, Pierre and Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacques Cousteau, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Bill Gates. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB

    The Franklin Institute
    We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year's class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society...
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52 min ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year’s class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society from developing lithium ion batteries to trying to understand the very nature of the universe. These nine individuals join a long list of distinguished Franklin Institute Awards Laureates that includes some of the most important scientists and engineers of the past two centuries such as Nikola Tesla, Pierre and Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacques Cousteau, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Bill Gates. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB

    The Franklin Institute
    We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year's class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society...
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2 hours ago

The Rosenbach will be closed on Saturday, Apr...

The Rosenbach will be closed on Saturday, April 21 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    The Rosenbach
    The Rosenbach, Philadelphia, PA. 3,968 likes · 106 talking about this · 330 were here. At the Rosenbach, over 400,000 works of literature, history, & fine and decorative art come together in...
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2 hours ago

Looking to begin the next chapter in your car...

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.

    Jobs - Interactive Mechanics
    We're a small, close-knit group of designers, developers, and content specialists who build amazing things, and we'd love for you to join us.
    http://interactivemechanics.com

3 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 6 new photo...

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.


4 hours ago

Whether you drive it or avoid it, conflict is...

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.

    PACA @ CW // Conflict Management: How to manage and use it
    In partnership with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) will offer a workshop series aimed at developing leadership capacity and skills. This month, we'll focus on: Conflict Management: How to manage and make better use of it // What do you do when conflict emerges?
    https://cultureworks-x-paca.ticketleap.com

4 hours ago

Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute adde...

Our awesome instructors helped us get seriously in the zone with zoning last night!


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.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

7 hours ago

Look around in any public place and the sight...

Look around in any public place and the sight is ubiquitous: people staring intently at little screens, hunched over their portable electronic devices. Materials scientist John B. Goodenough has had a starring role in that scene: he invented the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows us to tote these pocket-sized devices around without carrying power cables or stacks of AA batteries. And at the age of 95, he’s not done yet -- he still works full time, writing, teaching, and searching for the next great advance in battery technology. http://bit.ly/2pyKgHP John B. Goodenough is the winner of The Franklin Institute’s 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry. http://bit.ly/2pyKgHP

    The Franklin Institute
    Look around in any public place and the sight is ubiquitous: people staring intently at little screens, hunched over their portable electronic devices. Materials scientist John B. Goodenough has had...
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8 hours ago

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia...

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

    State of Center City Preview - Office
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    https://centercityphila.org

8 hours ago

JOIN US Today, Thursday, April 19 for a recep...

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 elaudenslager@printcenter.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/


9 hours ago

What are the best events for this year's Phil...

What are the best events for this year's Philadelphia Science Festival? philly.com has the scoop: http://bit.ly/2vvwds2

9 hours ago

Tonight, we honor the achievements of nine re...

Tonight, we honor the achievements of nine remarkable individuals at the 2018 Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. For 194 years (77 years longer than the Nobel Prizes), The Franklin Institute has been recognizing scientists and engineers who changed our lives and this year’s class is no different. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB Curious about how the work of this year’s Franklin Institute Awards Laureates is impacting you? Learn about the myriad of ways their work is changing the world: http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB


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

“Black troops were regarded as second-class c...

“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.

    Mutter exhibit recalls how the sacrifices of black Civil War troops advanced medicine - Philly
    Struck down by disease far more frequently than their white comrades, with nearly double the death rate, black soldiers who joined the U.S. Colored Troops would prove pivotal to medicine's understanding of the greatest public health crisis in the young nation's history.
    http://www.philly.com

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


18 hours ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    FURNISH AND INSTALL DISTRIBUTION,LIGHTING,BRANCH WIRING AND MEP EQUIPMENT FEEDS AND CONNECTIONS AS PER 2008 NEC (CC DISTRICT)

    1800 ARCH ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    FIX THE WATER LEAK BEFORE THE WATER METER CURB STOP PA201834356(RESTAURANT)"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"

    1701-05 CHESTNUT ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 4-NAC PANELS, 42-STROBES & 8-CONTROL RELAYS AS PER NFPA 72

    1600-22 MARKET ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ONE VENT FREE FIREPLACE PER THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTALLATIONB INSTRUCTIONS WITH NO PENETRATIONS OF ROOF, CEILING/FLOOR OR WALL ASSEMBLIES. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSPECTOR AY LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF WORK.

    1414 S PENN SQ Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

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Itinerant Wanderer posted 5 photos to Flickr:

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21 hours ago

Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute adde...

Got in the zone with our zoning class tonight! Instructors were the inimitable Judy Walterson (Citizen Planner and member of West Powelton/Saunders Park RCO), Andy Meloney (Senior Planner for Implementation at PCPC), and Donna Carney (CPI Director)


28 hours ago

“In 1974, two Arpa researchers named Robert K...

“In 1974, two Arpa researchers named Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf published an early blueprint. Drawing on conversations happening throughout the international networking community, they sketched a design for “a simple but very flexible protocol”: a universal set of rules for how computers should communicate.” http://bit.ly/2H53Cev

    How the internet was invented
    In the kingdom of apps and unicorns, Rossotti's is a rarity. This beer garden in the heart of Silicon Valley has been standing on the same spot since 1852. It isn't disruptive; it doesn't scale. But for more than 150 years, it has done one thing and done it well: it has given Californians a good place to get drunk.
    https://www.theguardian.com

28 hours ago

The Philadelphia Science Festival starts this...

The Philadelphia Science Festival starts this Friday, April 20, 2018 and runs through April 28, 2018. https://uwishu.nu/2HKikIT

    Your Essential Guide to the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival
    Get ready to #GetNerdyPHL! The Philadelphia Science Festival returns from April 20 to 28 for a super-charged citywide celebration of science, engineering, technology, math and more. Led by The Franklin Institute and presented by The Dow Company Trust, the eighth annual festival features an impressive lineup of more than 80 events over nine action-packed days.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

29 hours ago

An influx of millennials moving into the down...

An influx of millennials moving into the downtown has influenced the retail landscape and brought a new mix of shops to Center City. How do we keep the momentum going? CCD's State of Center City report, coming out April 24, shows how Philadelphia compares to other cities and where there's more room to grow. Follow the link below for more. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Retail
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    https://centercityphila.org

30 hours ago

The Franklin Institute plans to go live.

We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year’s class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society from developing lithium ion batteries to trying to understand the very nature of the universe. These nine individuals join a long list of distinguished Franklin Institute Awards Laureates that includes some of the most important scientists and engineers of the past two centuries such as Nikola Tesla, Pierre and Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacques Cousteau, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Bill Gates. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB

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31 hours ago

“Black soldiers experienced higher mortality ...

“Black soldiers experienced higher mortality due to disease than white troops during the war, and doctors—usually white—struggled to understand how black bodies differed from white ones,”

    Philly is getting a Civil War memorial honoring black soliders
    Philadelphia's newest Civil War memorial will honor black soldiers who fought in the brutal war over slavery. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Mütter Museum will unveil the "interpretative sign" at Philadelphia National Cemetery north of Germantown to honor the men of the United States Colored Troops buried at the VA cemetery.
    http://planphilly.com

31 hours ago

Center City District shared SEPTA - iseptaphi...

    Notice of Public Hearings
    From schedule times to upcoming events, and everything in between. ISEPTAPHILLY.com
    https://www.iseptaphilly.com

31 hours ago

Very few people can say they invented the int...

Very few people can say they invented the internet, and actually mean it. The Internet began as an experimental resource called the ARPANET, to connect several governmental labs together. Both Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn worked on the early designs of ARPANET, but it was their development of a way for all the different computers in the world to talk to each other (TCP/IP) that allowed the internet as we know it today to exist. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn are the winners of The Franklin Institute’s 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB

    The Franklin Institute
    Very few people can say they invented the internet, and actually mean it. The Internet began as an experimental resource called the ARPANET, to connect several governmental labs together. Both Vinton...
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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.
    https://www.giveoutday.org

31 hours ago

Please join us this Thursday, April 19, 6pm f...

Please join us this Thursday, April 19, 6pm for a reception and book launch for January 1 with the artist Andrea Modica!

    Andrea Modica: January 1
    For the past 10 years, photographer Andrea Modica, has taken to the streets of Philadelphia, wrapped in her winter's warmest, to capture a 116 year tradition of the Mummers Parade under an enormous dark cloth with a large format camera. The Mummers Parade is unlike traditional parades--it can run over twelve hours with 10,000 men,...
    http://lenscratch.com

32 hours ago

Schuylkill Banks added 2 new photos.

There's so much to look forward to this Friday! At 10am, celebrate the new South to Christian trail and greenway on the CHOP Roberts Center Plaza. There will be a great lineup of speakers, followed by free Shake Shack custard and pretzels! More info: https://bit.ly/2IQtVWa Then, at 7:30pm, join us at Walnut Street for our Star Party event, part of the citywide Philadelphia Science Festival! Local astronomers will be onsite with telescopes to educate us about the stars, constellations and beyond. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2HboFfg See you on the Banks!


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


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