18 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station, Philadelphia – Also known as B & O station, Philadelphia, or Chestnut Street station was the main passenger station for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ]Designed by architect Frank Furness in 1886, it stood at 24th Street and the Chestnut Street Bridge from 1888 to 1963. Photo from the Chestnut Street Bridge, circa 1910 (and present day, bottom) Location: 24th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

18 hours ago



    Brandywine moves forward with land acquisitions for Schuylkill Yards plan - Philly
    The company paid $24.6 million for a 99-year lease to an acre of land at 3001 and 3003 John F. Kennedy Blvd., with plans to acquire another long-term lease for second one-acre parcel adjacent to the west. - Jacob Adelman, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

20 hours ago



    A Second Cop Said Under Oath That Meek Mill Pointed Gun at Him, Court Records Reveal
    As the movement to overturn the rapper's 10-year-old conviction on drug and gun changes gathers momentum, a sworn statement long buried in sentencing notes complicates the picture. In the age of Trump, the fight to #freeMeekMill has sucked up as much media oxygen as any story could without an appearance by Trump himself.

20 hours ago



    Philadelphia city controller releases data, policy analysis of 10-year tax abatement
    Nearly 20 years after Philadelphia accelerated real estate development with the incentives of a 10-year tax abatement, the future of the policy and historical effects have come under the microscope. Enacted in its current form in 2000, the tax abatement provides a 100 percent benefit for new construction and the value of any improvements or conversions to existing properties.

20 hours ago

That's a lot of Choo Choo's...... The 60,000t...

That's a lot of Choo Choo's...... The 60,000th locomotive built by Baldwin, #60000 - an experimental 4-10-2 steam locomotive built in 1926, draws a large crowd of onlookers as it is moved - at a speed of four feet per minute - down Vine Street to the Franklin Institute in 1933.

23 hours ago



    In a truly epic rant, Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe slams 'liberal loser Democrat legislators'
    Looks like someone needs a nap. In a truly epic rant posted to his official Facebook page, House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, hauled off and slapped the 'liberal loser Democrat legislators,' with whom he's forced to share oxygen and table space during committee meetings.

24 hours ago

Near the Temple University Campus: http://6ab...

Near the Temple University Campus: http://6abc.com/temple-suspends-frat-after-reports-of-sex-assault-drinking-drugs/3371487/

    Temple suspends frat after reports of sex assault, drinking, drugs
    Temple University has suspended a fraternity after receiving what it calls "multiple credible reports" of various illegal activities, including sexual assault. The university said on Friday that it had suspended Alpha Epsilon Pi's rights and privileges to "operate as a recognized fraternity pending investigations by Temple and city police."

27 hours ago

The Fed: No sign of homeowners getting pushed...

The Fed: No sign of homeowners getting pushed from gentrifying neighborhoods http://www.philly.com/philly/news/gentrification-displacement-federal-reserve-bank-philly-neighborhoods-ding-20180420.html

    The Fed: No sign of homeowners getting pushed from gentrifying neighborhoods - Philly
    Gentrification has become synonymous with the pushing-out of established residents by newcomers, but a study released this week found no evidence of displacement among homeowners in gentrifying Philadelphia neighborhoods. The study, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, researched the connection between tax delinquency, homeowner mobility and gentrification over the last two years.

27 hours ago

A late 1800s or early 1900s view of the woode...

A late 1800s or early 1900s view of the wooden arch cover over Market at Dock Street and Front Tom

41 hours ago

Feds will retry former Philly Sheriff John Gr...

Feds will retry former Philly Sheriff John Green http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/feds-will-retry-former-philly-sheriff-john-green-20180419.html

41 hours ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/22-guns-stolen-from-up...

Crime: http://6abc.com/22-guns-stolen-from-upper-darby-gun-shop/3368342/

    22 Guns stolen from Upper Darby gun shop
    With the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms reporting that gun shop burglaries are continuing to rise at an alarming rate, it is no wonder the agency has stepped in to help the Upper Darby Police solve its latest case.

42 hours ago



    Philadelphia, April 19, 2018 - The City Council of Philadelphia has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified auditors of the Office of Property Assessment (OPA). A subsection of the Philadelphia Code authored by Council mandates that OPA be independently audited at least once every three years.

43 hours ago



    North Philadelphia Health Fair
    Temple University College of Public Health, Aramark and the Urban League of Philadelphia will proudly host the first annual North Philadelphia Health Fair on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The focus of this year's health fair will be kidney health. Healthy kidneys are important for your overall health and wellbeing.

47 hours ago



    With soda-tax money, pre-K centers see rapid growth - Philly
    Outside of Amazing Kidz Academy on Erie Avenue, Coca-Cola trucks went by, going to and from the bottling plant across the street. Inside the pre-K center, 3- and 4-year-olds played in a newly set up classroom, funded through a tax paid by their neighbors.

2 days ago

Opinion : Mayor Kenney never should have met ...

Opinion : Mayor Kenney never should have met with Meek Mill | Ronnie Polaneczky http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/ronnie_polaneczky/meek-mill-kenney-probation-prison-visit-jay-z-brinkley-krasner-new-trial-ronnie-polaneczky-20180419.html

    Mayor Kenney never should have met with Meek Mill | Ronnie Polaneczky - Philly
    It's been a week since Mayor Kenney had a one-on-one visit with Meek Mill in jail. It bugged me then, it bugs me now, and I've finally figured out why. Throughout his political career, Kenney has been Philly's Jimmy from the Block, reliably reading the pulse of the populace when it comes to calling out the disloyal, the silly, and the abusive.

2 days ago



    Suburban Station is getting a top floor, design-centric workspace soon
    Change is coming to Suburban Station soon in the form of a 25,000-square-foot co-working space, which will be constructed at the station's top floor this summer. The space, called Bond Station House, is being developed by Bond Collective, a design-centric workspace company.

2 days ago



    Planning officials put proposed community outreach rules on hold
    On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Planning Commission put a hold on City Council legislation intended to overhaul community notification requirements about zoning changes. The proposed regulation was initially introduced as a public-safety minded response to a recent North Philadelphia housefire that killed four residents of a rooming house.

2 days ago



    Philadelphia DA Wants To Dismantle Mass Incarceration From The Inside Out
    Larry Krasner has been in office since January, and is already taking steps to change the way the city looks at sentencing, parole, bail and incarceration.

2 days ago

If you're going to be out of the county on El...

If you're going to be out of the county on Election Day (5/15), or if you are handicapped, or you are 65+ years old & assigned to an inaccessible polling place, your'e eligible to apply for an absentee or alternative ballot. The deadline to apply is 5/8, and applications are due back by 5PM, so don't delay. https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/voters/absentee-and-alternative-ballots

    Absentee and Alternative Ballots
    You may be eligible for an absentee ballot if: You are expected to be absent from Philadelphia County on the day of the coming election because of occupation, business, or duties (including leaves of absence for teaching, vacations, and sabbatical leaves); You are a person who is or may be

2 days ago



    New Regional Rail Proposal Would Connect Phoenixville To Philly
    PHOENIXVILLE, PA - Preliminary talks are officially underway to bring passenger rail service to Phoenixville. Developers are proposing two alternatives. The first option, which has been formally presented, involves extending the Manayunk/Norristown line into Phoenixville. Because the infrastructure for this line is already largely in place, it is the cheaper and quicker alternative.

2 days ago

Crime: breaking : http://6abc.com/police-man-...

Crime: breaking : http://6abc.com/police-man-and-child-1-shot-in-southwest-philadelphia/3363524/

    Police: Man and child, 1, shot in Southwest Philadelphia
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A man and a toddler are in critical condition following a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday night. Police said it was sometime around 9 p.m. that the father was carrying his child to his car at 67th and Trinity streets when they were both hit by gunfire.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

In an effort to promote non traditional sports such as Rowing - Temple University has agreed to sponsor a free summer rowing camp for two-weeks in July. The first 100 children to register will participate in this great opportunity. Non traditional sports for inner city kids exposes our young people to sports they wouldn't normally have access to. Please spread the word!

2 days ago



    Ori Feibush plans homes and shops at Chocolate Factory site in South Philly
    Developer Ori Feibush says his proposal would be a big step toward transforming Washington Avenue, west of Broad Street, from a strip of warehouses and blighted industrial buildings into a dense commercial and residential corridor binding the revitalized neighborhoods to its north and south.

3 days ago

0pinion: This speaks of a much bigger issue, ...

0pinion: This speaks of a much bigger issue, which now has been emboldened by the atmosphere in Washington : https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/us/starbucks-arrest-philadelphia.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

    Philadelphia Starbucks Arrests, Outrageous to Some, Are Everyday Life for Others
    PHILADELPHIA - The video of the police arresting two black men in a Starbucks, viewed more than 10 million times online, quickly prompted a full-blown crisis: accusations of racism, protests both in and around the cafe, and a corporate apology on "Good Morning America."

3 days ago



    Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line
    Philadelphians routinely lament the lack of subway and trolley service to certain neighborhoods. Supporters and naysayers often argue ad nauseam online over extending the Broad Street Line past Pattison Avenue to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

3 days ago



    State grants for college students could be cut by $1,100 next year without more funding
    Without $47 million more in funding for the state grant program, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities President Don Francis said the maximum state grant award could be reduced by $1,100 depending on the grant formula that the PHEAA board chooses to use.

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared WHYY News's po...


    As fallout over Starbucks arrests continues, Philly police chief stands by cops
    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross hasn't wavered: The officers who recently arrested two African-American men inside a Center City Starbucks did "absolutely nothing wrong." Criminal justice experts agree, but say the charged incident could have ended differently. And probably should have.

3 days ago

In Francisville : http://planphilly.com/artic...

In Francisville : http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/18/francisville-is-booming-the-community-is-feuding

    Francisville is booming. The community is feuding.
    Francisville is under construction.Walk down almost any street in this North Philadelphia neighborhood, and there are houses-or multi-unit buildings-getting built. Fences and ladders jut out onto the sidewalk, annoying residents. Community meetings get loud with complaints about everything from unwanted new neighbors to rising rents to cowboy contractors.

3 days ago



    Unemployed Pennsylvanians on Medicaid could lose health coverage under proposed bill
    The state House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would force "able-bodied" adults enrolled in Medicaid to work at least 20 hours a week or complete job training programs to retain their health insurance coverage. The proposed legislation - House Bill 2138 - cleared the House floor on a 115-80 vote.

3 days ago



    A Fine Dining Soul Food Spot Is About to Open in West Philly
    Tastie's will debut on 52nd Street this weekend with a luxe new location in a former pizza parlor. Philly chef Barbara Devan is bringing downtown fine dining to West Philadelphia. An upscale version of Tastie's , Devan's soul food kitchen, will open this Friday, April 20th at 1212 North 52nd Street.

3 days ago



3 days ago

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with City Hall and...

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with City Hall and Reyburn Plaza in view. Reyburn plaza is that area with the trees currently occupied by the Municipal Services Building. Photographed here in 1949.

3 days ago



    IRS fixes key tax filing system after prolonged outage
    The IRS repaired a key electronic tax return filing system Tuesday after a prolonged outage that had left it unable to accept potentially millions of returns on the last day of tax filing season. The agency announced the fix in a brief statement and didn't provide any immediate details on what went wrong or how many filers were affected.

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared CollegeHumor's...

Humor (sort of): https://www.facebook.com/CollegeHumor/videos/10155658878802807/

    Even Reagan and Obama would have agreed that filing your taxes should be easier...So why isn't it? Watch Adam Ruins Everything Presents: ReAnimated History on truTV! #AdamRuinsEverything

3 days ago



    Philly coffee stats: Chains outshine locals and Dunkin' reigns supreme
    Bonus points: We've got the fewest number of Starbucks per capita among big US cities. Philly doesn't slack when it comes to coffee. There are literally hundreds of places offering opportunities to score your morning (or afternoon, or late night) caffeine fix. But it turns out when compared to 10 other major U.S.

3 days ago



    Pa. legislature approves changes in worker's comp prescriptions
    HARRISBURG -- A change may be on the way concerning how drugs are dispensed under Pennsylvania's worker's compensation program. The state House on Monday voted 101 to 92 for a bill that was drawn up in response to reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News about doctors and law firms specializing in worker's compensation that were operating their own pharmacies.

3 days ago

Rodent droppings in kids' classrooms close Ph...

Rodent droppings in kids' classrooms close Philadelphia care centers http://www.philly.com/philly/health/special_reports/clean-plates/479914343.html

    Rodent droppings in kids' classrooms close Philadelphia care centers - Philly
    In this Clean Plates edition, there was moldy food, rusty food slicer blades, rodent contaminated cat food bags and a men's restroom without a door. But what was really disgusting was the number of cases of mice and rat droppings that were found in children's classrooms and restrooms. Philadelphia food inspectors temporarily closed 34 facilities between April 1 and April 13.

3 days ago



    One dead after Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Philly
    A passenger aboard the Southwest Airlines jetliner that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport has died, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Flight 1380 was diverted to Philadelphia after an engine apparently failed not long after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City at 10:30 a.m.

3 days ago



    This is the view from the tallest skyscraper in Pa.
    The view from the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia is an epic one. And the skyscraper isn't even finished yet. Urban Engineers, an engineering firm working on the building, released a video shot from a crane circling around the building's spire.

3 days ago



    A mysterious zoning bill hints at a high-rise future for one of University City's last large undeveloped parcels
    West Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell recently introduced a remapping bill that would alter the underlying zoning from industrial to CMX-5, which is the densest allowable district in the city's code. Despite a vote down from the Philadelphia City Planning Commision on Tuesday, the bill will likely get a receptive ear in City Council, where it is due for consideration in the coming weeks.

4 days ago

Opinion: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/...

Opinion: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/12/drexel-s-fry-fix-northeast-corridor-transit-or-say-goodbye-to-jobs

    Drexel's Fry: Fix Northeast Corridor Transit or say goodbye to jobs
    Drexel University's founder and namesake, Anthony J. Drexel, made his fortune financing the construction of America's railroads. Without them, the school probably wouldn't exist. Drexel's still betting big on the railroad, developing a 14-acre, $3.5 billion "innovation district" right next to 30th Street Station.

4 days ago

Opinion: A few reasons Temple needs its own s...

Opinion: A few reasons Temple needs its own stadium | Opinion http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/a-few-reasons-temple-needs-its-own-stadium-opinion-20180416.html

    A few reasons Temple needs its own stadium | Opinion - Philly
    Temple isn't plopping the Linc in North Philadelphia. The proposed stadium is half that size, and the field will be below street level in order to fit the character of the area. - Patrick Marion, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

4 days ago



    Fixing Philly's flood-prone sewers and pipes will cost home and business owners
    Are your feet still drying out from a morning trudge through curbside pools of rainwater? Well, Philadelphia Water Department has a plan to stop street flooding and improve the city's water infrastructure but it depends on you. Or more accurately, your wallet.

4 days ago

Crime: in Spring Garden: http://6abc.com/man-...

Crime: in Spring Garden: http://6abc.com/man-shot-execution-style-in-spring-garden-parking-lot/3353121/

    Man shot execution style in Spring Garden parking lot
    Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting in the city's Spring Garden section Monday night. It happened along the 400 block of North 4th Street just after 7 p.m. Police said a 45-year-old man was getting groceries from the back of his pickup truck in the parking lot of the 444 Lofts when he was approached by someone and shot in the back of the head.

4 days ago



    Transforming Philly into a giant playground, with benefits for kids and adults
    What if parents didn't have to take kids to a playground to get in some fun activity - but instead, the play space came to them? That's the idea behind Kathy Hirsh-Pasek's Urban Thinkscape project, one of several initiatives planting activity and learning spaces all around the city where people naturally spend time with their kids.

4 days ago

Crime: update: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.co...

Crime: update: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Fairmount-Park-MLK-Drive-Body-ID-479894253.html

    Police ID Woman's Body Found Dumped in Fairmount Park
    A 51-year-old woman was shot and her body was wrapped in a green tarp then dumped in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia police said.

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