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Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in...

Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in our Jefferson Dining Room. The furniture in this room was constructed by Strawbridge and Clothier based on Thomas Jefferson’s actual furniture. These exact designs were available for purchase in 1930

    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    Happy #PresidentsDay! We'll be celebrating in our Jefferson Dining Room. The furniture in this room was constructed by Strawbridge and Clothier based on Thomas Jefferson's actual furniture. These...
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6 hours ago

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philade...

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/north-philly-student-brought-toy-gun-school-reports

    North Philly Student Brought Toy Gun To School: Reports
    PHILADELPHIA - A 12-year-old student has been charged with possession of a gun, causing a lock down at Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School in North Philly, according to reports. However, those reports say the student was armed with a plastic pellet gun and not a real firearm.
    https://patch.com

6 hours ago

https://northeasttimes.com/history-takes-flig...

https://northeasttimes.com/history-takes-flight-7312de8bce72

    History takes flight - Northeast Times
    Emory Conrad Malick will most likely not be one of the first names the average person associates with airplanes, but it should be. In honor of Black History Month, last Wednesday, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network spent its monthly meeting focusing on learning about the life and career of aviator Emory Conrad Malick.
    https://northeasttimes.com

6 hours ago

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute ...

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/china-franklin-institute-terracotta-warrior-statue-thumb-theft-20180219.html

    Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft - Philly
    Officials in China are giving the Franklin Institute two thumbs down for its handling of a partygoer who allegedly stole a digit off a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue. The director of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, a government-affiliated organization responsible for loaning out the statues, appeared Monday on CCTV, a Chinese TV station, accusing the Institute of being "careless" with the artifact, the BBC reported.
    http://www.philly.com

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In Old City, 'We all spent the night on the s...

In Old City, 'We all spent the night on the street watching our homes go up in flames' http://www.philly.com/philly/news/474415873.html

    Fire in Old City; dozens evacuated - Philly
    A fire that began before dawn Sunday in an apartment building in Old City has reached four alarms and has caused the evacuation of dozens. "We're going to be here for hours," Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told reporters just after 6:30 at the fire scene on Chesnut Street between Second and Third Streets, across from the new Museum of the American Revolution.
    http://www.philly.com

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2 days ago

One Last Look: http://www.philly.com/philly/b...

One Last Look: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/plcb-wine-spirits-sales-super-bowl-week-20180216.html

    Just how much did Philadelphia wine, spirits sales spike during the Super Bowl? - Philly
    Not surprisingly, the Eagles' run to the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 - and the victory parade that followed - was a boon to bars in the region, which usually see a post-holiday slump.
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2 days ago

An issue that is prevelant in both Brewerytow...

An issue that is prevelant in both Brewerytown and Fairmount: http://6abc.com/society/action-news-investigation-missing-mail/3092146/?sf182318730=1

    Action News Investigation: Missing mail
    Residents across the city said packages, bills and other mail has been delayed for weeks or in some cases not delivered at all. One resident even went as far as calling police after she says her postal carrier held her mail hostage.
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2 days ago

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http://6abc.com/building-collapses-in-citys-brewerytown-section/3098902/

    Building collapses in city's Brewerytown section
    Inspectors from L&I are trying to find out what caused a three-story home to come crumbling down in the city's Brewerytown section.
    http://6abc.com

2 days ago

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2 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/16/cou...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/16/councilman-kenyatta-johnson-to-introduce-bill-for-a-hearing-on-racial-disparities-in-the-philadelphia-home-loan-market

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to introduce bill for a hearing on racial disparities in the Philadelphia home loan market
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson plans to introduce legislation next Thursday calling for a hearing on racial disparities in the Philadelphia home loan market, according to a statement released by the councilman's office Friday morning. Johnson made his announcement following the Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal's report on nationwide racial disparities in home loans copublished by WHYY on Thursday with additional reporting by PlanPhilly.
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2 days ago

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/16/kra...

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/16/krasner-big-pharma-marijuana-possession/

    Larry Krasner Sues Big Pharma, Drops All Marijuana Possession Charges
    With a little over a month in office, Philly's new DA is already further reforming the city's drug policy. On the same day a Philly.com op-ed was published in which Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (and Mayor Kenney) admitted the failure that was the "War on Drugs," in the 1980s and '90s, the DA's office announced that it is suing 10 pharmaceutical companies in connection with the opioid epidemic and is dropping all outstanding marijuana possession charges.
    https://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

Opinion: First ,the purchasing of Street Drug...

Opinion: First ,the purchasing of Street Drugs or Opioids is Illegal : Does anyone care that 'safe injection sites' are neither safe nor legal? | Stu Bykofsky http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/attorney-general-josh-shapiro-cues-safe-injection-sites-illegal-opioids-stu-bykofsky-20180216.html

    Does anyone care that 'safe injection sites' are neither safe nor legal? | Stu Bykofsky - Philly
    Thank you, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, for giving me cover so I don't wind up being painted as the "worst person in the world," the label Keith Olbermann used on his TV show to hang on people he didn't like. I have been silent as the opioid epidemic raged because I had no clear-cut solution.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Nearby: http://6abc.com/man-dies-in-hole-tryi...

Nearby: http://6abc.com/man-dies-in-hole-trying-to-rescue-dog-in-fairmount-park-idd/3085352/

    Man dies in hole trying to rescue dog in Fairmount Park ID'd
    Police have identified the 72-year-old man, who died after going into a hole to rescue his dog in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park section. The victim is Tony Farr from Philadelphia. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 4700 block of South Concourse Drive. According to authorities, the dog fell in a 2.5' by 6' hole.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

We have a few free books left to give away at...

We have a few free books left to give away at this Saturday's “As Fast As Words Could Fly” book reading and signing by author Pamela Tuck in celebration of Black History Month. It's all free and includes a house tour. Please RSVP below.

    Historic Strawberry Mansion Events
    Visit Historic Strawberry Mansion to hear a special reading of "As Fast As Words Could Fly" by author Pamela Tuck in celebration of Black History Month. Guests will receive a copy of the book and can if have it signed by P... read more
    https://historicstrawberrymansion.ticketleap.com

3 days ago

http://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/philly-...

http://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/philly-city-council-mayor-clash-over-school-board-dismissal-policy

    Philly City Council, Mayor clash over school board dismissal policy
    As the process to create a new board to oversee the School District of Philadelphia after years of state control gains momentum, some politicians immersed in the convoluted and politically fraught effort may be wishing that they left well enough alone.
    http://www.cityandstatepa.com

3 days ago

Opinion: Subsidized housing can change lives....

Opinion: Subsidized housing can change lives. Now it's facing deep cuts | Opinion http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/subsidized-affordable-housing-philadelphia-trump-budget-cuts-opinion-20180216.html

    Subsidized housing can change lives. Now it's facing deep cuts | Opinion - Philly
    The 2019 budget released by the White House calls for deep cuts, $8.8 billion or an 18.3% reduction, to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This would reduce the availability of subsidized housing and vouchers, like the Housing Choice Voucher Program that allowed Paloma to rent a home, even with her very low income.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

http://6abc.com/weather/accuweather-winter-st...

http://6abc.com/weather/accuweather-winter-storm-watch-ahead-of-weekend-snow/49644/

    AccuWeather: Winter Storm Watch ahead of weekend snow
    Meteorologist David Murphy says snow accumulation is likely on Saturday night, with the highest amounts earmarked for our northwest suburbs. A Winter Storm WATCH has been posted for many of the suburban counties in Pennsylvania and parts of central New Jersey. See the list of counties here.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewery...

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewerytown/spied-zoning-notice-handsome-building-near-29th-girard

    We Spied a Zoning Notice on a Handsome Building Near 29th & Girard - OCF Realty
    In October of 2014, we told you that the owners of the property had made an appeal to the ZBA to open a tattoo studio on the first floor of the building, but the case had been continued. The project went back to the ZBA in November, and was held for discussion, with a denial coming the next month.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

3 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/14/bil...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/14/bills-to-build-new-bike-lanes-advance-in-city-council

    Bills to build new bike lanes advance in City Council
    A trio of bills to expand Philadelphia's disjointed bike lane network advanced out of City Council's streets and services committee Wednesday. The legislation is expected to be introduced to the floor of the full Council Thursday and may be voted upon as early as next week.
    http://planphilly.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

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3 days ago

3 days ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_es...

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/philadelphia-police-headquarters-assessment-alan-domb-legislation-blatstein-20180215.html

    Plan for police HQ at Inquirer building prompts call for outside appraisals in city real estate deals - Philly
    Philadelphia officials say their agreement to pay $249 million to a developer for a new city Police Headquarters in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street is a good deal for the city. But that position is not backed up by an independent appraisal of the property's value, because none was completed.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

http://6abc.com/suspect-sought-for-armed-robb...

http://6abc.com/suspect-sought-for-armed-robbery-of-ne-philly-store/3089920/

    Suspect sought for armed robbery of NE Philly store
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Police report: Suspect confessed to Florida school shooting WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Police report: Suspect confessed to Florida school shooting Police have released a new surveillance video showing a man robbing a Northeast Philadelphia business with a large knife.
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3 days ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_es...

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/federal-mortgage-home-loans-racial-disparity-philadelphia-community-reinvestment-act-20180215.html?mobi=true

    Why white homeowners in Philadelphia can get federal mortgages meant for black neighborhoods - Philly
    Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income, and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated rowhouse in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that is historically African American. "It took about 15 minutes" to fill out the paperwork, said Jacobs, a career counselor.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/15/une...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/15/unequal-lending-keeps-redlining-alive-in-philadelphia-s-gentrifying-neighborhoods

    Unequal lending keeps redlining alive in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods
    Rachelle Faroul is a 33-year-old woman with a good credit score and a degree from Northwestern University. When she decided to buy home in West Philadelphia, near Malcolm X Park, Faroul, then earning $60,000 a year teaching at Rutgers University, didn't think to have her partner co-sign the loan.
    http://planphilly.com

3 days ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commenta...

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/opioid-safe-injection-sites-cues-comprehensive-user-engagement-philadelphia-jim-kenney-larry-krasner-20180215.html?mobi=true

    Criminalizing crack addiction was a mistake. Philly's approach to opioids must be different | Jim Kenney and Larry Krasner
    As public officials, we have seen the opioid epidemic impact nearly everything we touch. Last year, overdoses claimed the lives of about 1,200 people - four times the number of homicides and exceeding deaths from the AIDS epidemic by over 200 people in its worst year.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

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