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Our first Member-Only Night starting May, Smi...

Our first Member-Only Night starting May, Smith is OPEN for play, and more! -

    News from Smith Memorial Playground
    Smith Closed During Storm Repair, Food Drive at Play-A-Palooza, and more!

43 min 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.

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    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.

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    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.

1 hour ago

A review of "Urban Perceptions: Mashiul Chowd...

A review of "Urban Perceptions: Mashiul Chowdhury" on view through Saturday, April 21. https://www.whatsartblog.com/single-post/2018/04/19/Mashiul-Chowdhury-Investigates-the-City


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    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.

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    2438 SEYBERT ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

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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

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    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.

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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.

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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!

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    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.

17 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation posted an offer.

Treat Mom this #MothersDay and all throughout May! Book a May tour for you and mom, and we'll treat her to a free gift from the Barnes Shop!

18 hours 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."

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    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.

20 hours ago

Thursday May 10 5-7pm visit Bache-Martin for ...

Thursday May 10 5-7pm visit Bache-Martin for a family friendly open house and fundraiser for Bache-Martin Elementary School. Our goal is to help support the Give and Go Athletics Recess program with a silent auction, raffle, face painting, childrens activities and food and beverages. The Bache-Martin after school choir and strings will perform and the school will be open for tours of our garden and library. http://ow.ly/NfTe30jqqEL

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    Friends of Bache-Martin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 189 likes · 14 talking about this. Friends of Bache-Martin provides financial resources and facilitates community engagement to enhance the...

22 hours ago

Last chance to vote for us! Our beautiful new...

Last chance to vote for us! Our beautiful new website has been nominated for The Webby Awards for "Best Events Website." 🎉 Voting ends tomorrow.

    The Webby Awards People's Voice needs YOU
    I just voted for this nominee to win a People's Webby Awards. You should too.

22 hours ago

On Thursday, April 19, the Performance Garage...

On Thursday, April 19, the Performance Garage hosts its annual Gala and a night of world-class dance performances. Catch a sneak peek of our Gala program with this trailer of Bruce McCormick's "One Man's Voice." Mr. McCormick is one of Executive Director Jeanne Ruddy's former Juilliard students, and we can't wait to welcome him to our stage tomorrow night. Contact the Performance Garage to purchase a Gala ticket today! #danceperformance #phillydance #phlarts #juiiliarddance

    One Man's Voice (Trailer)
    https://www.bmcdance.com Choreography, Performance and Text by Bruce McCormick Performed for AGAINST THE GRAIN/Men in Dance Broadway Performance Hall Seattle, Washington, USA September 30, 2016 Premiered at the Frank Guarincini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center Vineland, New Jersey, USA March 10, 2013 Photo: Joseph Lambert/Jazzy Photo brucejmccormick@gmail.com

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    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.

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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.

23 hours ago

We all know when Spring really starts...

We all know when Spring really starts...


23 hours 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.

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    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.

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    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.

23 hours ago

Today is International Day for Monuments & Si...

Today is International Day for Monuments & Sites! Learn how our conservation team restored 3 monuments in Germantown's Vernon Park.

    How Fairmount Park Conservancy restored Vernon Park's monuments
    April 18 is International Day for Monuments and Sites, and there are plenty of them to celebrate throughout Philly's parks! In Germantown's Vernon Park, example, there are two monuments and a statue all located within the eight-acre park.

24 hours ago

Career Day 2018 - Bache-Martin Elementary & M...

Career Day 2018 - Bache-Martin Elementary & Middle School - Creating Lifelong Learners Friday, April 27 from 8:45am to 11:00am Seeking parents, alumni, and other community members to participate in its Career Day program. Volunteers will be assigned to small groups that will visit 1-4 classrooms to talk about their careers and offer advice. Interested? Complete this form to volunteer: http://ow.ly/rkHW30ja8r6 Questions? Please contact bachemartincareerday@gmail.com

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    Friends of Bache-Martin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 189 likes · 14 talking about this. Friends of Bache-Martin provides financial resources and facilitates community engagement to enhance the...

24 hours ago

Can you escape your father’s influence? #dada...

Can you escape your father’s influence? #dadandme Opening May 6, Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema exposes the riveting relationship between celebrated filmmaker Jean Renoir and the great impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean’s artistic relationship with his father began in the studio: between 1895 and 1910, Pierre-Auguste Renoir made about sixty paintings and pastels of Jean, either alone or with his nanny, Gabrielle, or other figures. As an adult, Jean would remember sometimes enjoying and other times complaining about these long posing sessions, some spent drawing or playing, others demanding the wearing of uncomfortable costumes. But these hours in Renoir’s studio were ultimately precious for Jean, both strengthening his personal relationship with his father and initiating him into the craftsmanship and artifice of art. Be first to see the show. Celebrate at the preview party on First Friday, May 4. Book your tickets: http://bit.ly/Renoir-PreviewParty 🎨 Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean as a Huntsman, 1910.

25 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation has received important ...

The Barnes Foundation has received important support to establish the Violette de Mazia Scholarship Program and the Richard J. Wattenmaker Scholarship Fund. We are most grateful to the donors who have made this possible. We are pleased to announce that in spring 2018, we awarded a total of 75 scholarships (three Richard J. Wattenmaker and one Violette de Mazia two-year scholarships)! Scholarship applications will open beginning June 1. Sign up for education news at http://bit.ly/Curate-inbox to be notified of upcoming fall scholarship opportunities!

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32 hours 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.


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