51 min ago

Twenty years ago UCD and Penn began a substan...

Twenty years ago UCD and Penn began a substantial investment in the 40th Street business corridor. philly.com takes a look at the evolution of 40th Street and how the corridor blends old and new businesses.

    A look at the old-timers on University City's vibrant 40th Street corridor - Philly
    From Cliff's Shoe Shine to First Decisions barbershop to the body oil shop of Dilwar Hussain, here are some of the businesses that have made 40th Street their home for decades, even as the corridor and neighborhood have changed. - Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

2 hours ago

University City District shared The Woodlands...

Check out a cool collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and The Woodlands to grow plants for the Grave Gardener Program.

    Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn | Penn Current
    Darfler, appreciating the historic connection between the BioPond and the Woodlands, reached out to Jessica Baumert, executive director of the Woodlands, when he first started at Penn. After the Grave Gardeners program got off the ground in 2016, Darfler gave lectures to the participating volunteers on seed starting and propagating woody plants and succulents.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

3 hours ago

“Government does not on its own change things...

“Government does not on its own change things,” the district attorney said. “Change is hard.” http://ucreview.com/da-larry-krasner-makes-first-stop-of-listening-tour-in-west-philadelphia-p7708-1.htm

    D.A. Larry Krasner makes first stop of listening tour in West Philadelphia
    By Timothy Reilly Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner ran his campaign last year on the idea that he'd bring change to the city. At a meeting with West Philadelphia residents last night, he spoke about what those changes would look like and how to make them happen.
    http://ucreview.com

4 hours ago

Did you know The Woodlands and the University...

Did you know The Woodlands and the University of Pennsylvania Bio Pond used to connect through open space? We're bringing that connection back through the Grave Gardener Program. Read all about this horticultural partnership on the Penn Current.

    Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn | Penn Current
    Darfler, appreciating the historic connection between the BioPond and the Woodlands, reached out to Jessica Baumert, executive director of the Woodlands, when he first started at Penn. After the Grave Gardeners program got off the ground in 2016, Darfler gave lectures to the participating volunteers on seed starting and propagating woody plants and succulents.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 hours ago

Network with local professionals at the brand...

Network with local professionals at the brand new Danlu restaurant! Enjoy drink specials and complimentary bites inspired by Taiwanese night markets. MIX is free to attend but we encourage you to RSVP.

    University City MIX Networking Happy Hour at Danlu
    University City District's networking event series MIX returns on Thursday, March 22. Join us at Danlu (3601 Market Street) from 5:30-7:30 PM. Network with other professionals in the area and enjoy drink specials and complimentary appetizers from Danlu, University City's new Taiwanese night market-inspired gastropub.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

5 hours ago

Registration for youth play writing after sch...

Registration for youth play writing after school classes spring 2018 is now open! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 8TH.


12 hours ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    200AMP SERVICE COMPLETE AND WIRING LIGHTS, SWITCHES, OUTLETS & SMOKE/CO AS PER NEC 2008 SOUTH DISTRICT

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  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL (1) HVAC SYSTEM WITH DUCTWORK. (SFD)

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17 hours ago

There's still time! Apps due February 23rd. Q...

There's still time! Apps due February 23rd. Questions? Email arthurschoolgroup@gmail.com.

    Interesting in joining the FoCA Board? Apply Today.
    FoCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by Southwest Center City community members who are committed to partnering with the current and future staff, teachers and students of Chester A. Arthur, our local public K-8 school, in order to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood's children.
    http://www.friendsofchesterarthur.org

23 hours ago

The Woodlands shared their event.

Explore the Food of the Dead with author Sarah Lohman and the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley. From the home parlour to the funeral parlor; from Irish wakes to sitting Shiva, consumption offers comfort in a time of grief. In this talk we’ll look at the culinary traditions surrounding funerals throughout American history, and we’ll taste beer from Midas’s tomb, funeral cakes, and Mormon funeral potatoes. Register here: http://bit.ly/2EJbJ3e

    Food of the Dead
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23 hours ago

Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Ce...

Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Center Connector: Winter 2018. http://drexel.edu/dornsifecenter/news/newsletter/

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Center Connector: Winter 2018. http://drexel.edu/dornsifecenter/news/newsletter/
    https://www.facebook.com

25 hours ago

Trivia: What’s better than a Parents’ Night O...

Trivia: What’s better than a Parents’ Night Out? Answer: A Parents’ Night Out with free wine! Join us on Saturday, March 28th, 2018, from 7-11pm at the Trinity Center for Urban Life for FoCA Night Out 2018! This year we will be sipping wine from the fabulous Moore Brothers Wine Company!! All proceeds go to Chester Arthur 🤗 So don’t forget to click the link below and get your tickets today! CHEERS! 🍷🍷 #FNO2018 www.501auctions.com/foca

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Trivia: What's better than a Parents' Night Out? Answer: A Parents' Night Out with free wine! Join us on Saturday, March 28th, 2018, from 7-11pm at the Trinity Center for Urban Life for FoCA...
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

The Study at University City named a top ten ...

The Study at University City named a top ten college town hotel by USA TODAY.

    These college town hotels are in a class of their own
    The best part about college these days just might be the new crop of hotels springing up on campuses around the country. Joining some of the more traditional homes-away-from-home are brands like Graduate and Study, whose hotels pay homage to the colleges - and college towns - they serve.
    http://www.10best.com

44 hours ago

Special open house event just for incoming Ki...

Special open house event just for incoming Kindergarten families-- mark your calendar for Tuesday March 6th at 9am!

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Special open house event just for incoming Kindergarten families-- mark your calendar for Tuesday March 6th at 9am!
    https://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

A big thank you to @neomindlabs for their Bro...

A big thank you to @neomindlabs for their Bronze Sponsorship of FNO2018!!! Thank you so much!!! 🎉🎉🎉

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    A big thank you to @neomindlabs for their Bronze Sponsorship of FNO2018!!! Thank you so much!!! 🎉🎉🎉
    https://www.facebook.com

45 hours ago

International House Philadelphia shared their...

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our Lunar New Year celebration. We received so much press and the event sold out. It was a blast and we thank you. Be sure to check out some photos here.

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,659 likes · 71 talking about this · 14,485 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
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46 hours ago

International House Philadelphia updated thei...

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,659 likes · 71 talking about this · 14,485 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The New York Times previews Drexel University...

The New York Times previews Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust's forthcoming Schuylkill Yards.

    Philadelphia's First Step to a Platform of Innovation
    "Our hope was that we could connect the city, eliminating the river as a historic dividing point," Mr. Sweeney said. "We hope Schuylkill Yards is going to move the physical perception of the city west."
    https://www.nytimes.com

2 days ago

🗣 SHOUT OUT to Sort it Out Philly for their S...

🗣 SHOUT OUT to Sort it Out Philly for their Silver Sponsorship of #FNO2018!! Thank you! 🤩 You are the bees knees 🐝

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    🗣 SHOUT OUT to Sort it Out Philly for their Silver Sponsorship of #FNO2018!! Thank you! 🤩 You are the bees knees 🐝
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

As we were trying to figure out how to send s...

As we were trying to figure out how to send some kids from our community to see the Black Panther Movie for free , Desiree Peterkin Bell stepped up to the plate to sponsor 60 kids from the community to see Black Panther on Thursday night.We thank you for this and we look forward to hanging out with the students on Thursday Night. With all the negativity on social media and in the world , I think its very important that we show the students positive images of African Americans.

    Unity In The Community
    Unity In The Community. 1,662 likes · 22 talking about this. Launched in 2009, Unity in the Community is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing...
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2 days ago

University City District shared Shakespeare i...

Check below to see what play Shakespeare in Clark Park will perform this year!

    Shakespeare in Clark Park's 2018 Show
    Join us this summer in Clark Park!
    https://vimeo.com/

2 days ago

Come check out UConnect, which connects commu...

Come check out UConnect, which connects community members to important resources such as employment, housing, education, and more. We have available appointments Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 4:15-7PM. Check out the flyer for more details to schedule your appointment today!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Come check out UConnect, which connects community members to important resources such as employment, housing, education, and more. We have available appointments Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 4:15-7PM....
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Did you know: President Chester Arthur liked...

Did you know: President Chester Arthur liked to take friends on late night walks around Washington, D.C., sometimes as late as three or four in the morning. It was rare for him to be in bed before two o’clock!! So in honor of President’s Day, Chester Arthur, and his penchant for late nights - click on the link and join us for FoCA Night Out on Saturday March 24th, 2018 from 7-11pm at the Trinity Center for Urban Life! We promise to have you home before 2am 😜 #FNO2018 #partylikeChesterArthur www.501auctions.com/foca

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Did you know: President Chester Arthur liked to take friends on late night walks around Washington, D.C., sometimes as late as three or four in the morning. It was rare for him to be in bed before...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Check out what we have going on this week.

Check out what we have going on this week.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA...

Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA 2 Community meeting on Tuesday, 20th February at 6:00 pm with Lt. Jennifer Foster, location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore St., Cafeteria area. Come and meet the new Community Relations Officer (CRO), John O'Connor.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA 2 Community meeting on Tuesday, 20th February at 6:00 pm with Lt. Jennifer Foster, location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore St., Cafeteria area....
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

PPD 17th District PSA 2 Community meeting on Tues., 20th Feb at 6:00 pm.

PPD 17th District - Police Service Area (PSA) 2, Grays Ferry Community Monthly Meeting with Lt. Jennifer Foster.

Come meet the new 17th Police District Community Relations Officer John O'Connor. Please bring your concerns, questions and most important stay involved to what is going on in the your neighborhood and receive the crime report for Grays Ferry community.

Location: Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore Apts (Cafeteria area)

3 days ago

17th District Police Service Area (PSA) 2 Community Monthly Meeting on Tues., 20th Feb @ 6:00pm

PPD 17th District - Police Service Area (PSA) 2, Grays Ferry Community Monthly Meeting with Lt. Jennifer Foster. Come meet the new 17th Police District Community Relations Officer John O'Connor. Please bring your concerns, questions and most important stay involved to what is going on in the your neighborhood and receive the crime report for Grays Ferry community.

3 days ago

Did you lose your stroller at the Schoolyard?...

Did you lose your stroller at the Schoolyard? Send a message to Chanda Miller with a description to claim it.

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Friends of Chester Arthur, Philadelphia, PA. 1,004 likes · 9 talking about this. The Friends of Chester A. Arthur believes that a first-class education, within a safe school setting, should be the...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

The Sunday-night scaries aren’t so bad when y...

The Sunday-night scaries aren’t so bad when you’ve got a lot to be thankful for! A big THANK YOU to Alterra Property Group for their GOLD Sponsorship of FoCA Night Out 2018! 🎉🎉 #thankyou #FNO2018

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    The Sunday-night scaries aren't so bad when you've got a lot to be thankful for! A big THANK YOU to Alterra Property Group for their GOLD Sponsorship of FoCA Night Out 2018! 🎉🎉 #thankyou #FNO2018
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Board applications due this Friday!!

Board applications due this Friday!!

    Interested in joining the FoCA Board? Apply Today.
    FoCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by Southwest Center City community members who are committed to partnering with the current and future staff, teachers and students of Chester A. Arthur, our local public K-8 school, in order to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood's children.
    http://www.friendsofchesterarthur.org

4 days ago

4 days ago

Not all heroes wear capes and FoCA definitely...

Not all heroes wear capes and FoCA definitely has a hero of our very own! Please take a moment and join us in acknowledging OCF Realty for going above and beyond in their innovative and longstanding support of Chester Arthur 🎉 OCF is FoCA Night Out’s only PLATINUM SPONSOR EVER! So Merci, gratzie, gracias, danke, arigatô - literally ALL 👏🏻 OF 👏🏻 THE 👏🏻 THANKS! We could not do it without you ❣️

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Not all heroes wear capes and FoCA definitely has a hero of our very own! Please take a moment and join us in acknowledging OCF Realty for going above and beyond in their innovative and longstanding...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

“This will turn that vacant lot into the priz...

“This will turn that vacant lot into the prize of the community — the centerpiece." - Gov. Tom Wolf http://ucreview.com/prize-of-the-community-new-market-west-groundbreaking-is-first-step-towa-p7696-1.htm

    "Prize of the Community": New Market West groundbreaking is first step toward revitalizing Haddington-Hobbs Creek
    Jamila Harris-Morrison knows the good and sees the bad in Haddington-Hobbs Creek. The West Philadelphia neighborhood benefits from a community rich in acceleration and amazing neighbors. As the Executive Director of ACHIEVEability, she's worked with more than 100 residents in the area to become financially self-sufficient.
    http://ucreview.com

5 days ago

We are grateful to the Lenfest Foundation for...

We are grateful to the Lenfest Foundation for this significant investment in the people of West Philadelphia.

    $5 million from Lenfest Foundation will bring career training to West Philly - Technical.ly Philly
    In West Philadelphia, where some 81,000 residents live under the poverty line, access to skills and a pathway to careers can provide lasting change. That's the driving force behind the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative , a program led by the University City District (UCD) that got a $5 million boost from the Lenfest Foundation Thursday.
    https://technical.ly

6 days ago

Alternate history, military cyborgs, inter-wo...

Alternate history, military cyborgs, inter-world portals and more: Philly Sci-Fi author Henry Lazarus offers a roundup of new sci-fi and fantasy books out this month. http://ucreview.com/science-fiction-for-february-p7685-86.htm

    Science Fiction for February 2018
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

6 days ago

Eater Philly lists new restaurant Danlu as on...

Eater Philly lists new restaurant Danlu as one of the hottest brunch spots. Have you tried it yet?

    The Hottest Brunches in Philly Right Now, February 2018
    Many of Philadelphia's best brunch spots are classics, with lines out the door every weekend. And then there are the new additions to Philly's brunch scene, doing their best to make eggs, pancakes, and waffles stand out in the crowd. Here are 16 of the most noteworthy new brunches to try.
    https://philly.eater.com

6 days ago

Jazz legend Branford Marsalis, Broadway's "Wa...

Jazz legend Branford Marsalis, Broadway's "Waitress the Musical," a President's Day celebration at the Museum of the American Revolution and more in this week's Notes on Music. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/notes-on-music-p7134-95.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉 HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉HIP HIP HOOR...

HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉 HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉 to our Silver Sponsor Galit Abramovitz Winokur of Real Estate With Heart!! #FNO2018 #manythanks

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉 HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉HIP HIP HOORAY 🎉 to our Silver Sponsor Galit Abramovitz Winokur of Real Estate With Heart!! #FNO2018 #manythanks
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6 days ago

University City District And Partners Receive...

University City District And Partners Receive $5 Million Grant From Lenfest Foundation To Accelerate Career Opportunities For Local Residents "University City District, the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation. The three-year grant will support a unique partnership that leverages University City's explosive economic growth in order to train and place unemployed West Philadelphia residents in family-sustaining jobs today, while equipping the community's workforce with the skills and certifications needed to connect to the jobs of the future." http://ucreview.com/university-city-district-and-partners-receive-million-grant-from-lenfest-p7695-1.htm University City District Drexel University Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiUniversity City Science Center

    UC Review
    University City District, the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation.
    http://ucreview.com

6 days ago

University City Review shared PlanPhilly's po...

UC Review is mentioned in this article.

    Other universities have built stadiums that benefit neighbors. Will Temple follow their lead?
    Temple's stadium doesn't have to be an exploitative entity in an underserved community; it has the opportunity to work with neighbors to smartly manage growth, writes Ken Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, contributing to the Philadelphia Citizen.
    http://planphilly.com

6 days ago

Our Lunar New Year celebration is this evenin...

Our Lunar New Year celebration is this evening and we hope to see you here starting at 7pm! Some tickets remain. Drop by the box office to purchase on site.

    International House Philadelphia
    Our Lunar New Year celebration is this evening and we hope to see you here starting at 7pm! Some tickets remain. Drop by the box office to purchase on site.
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 15

Fueled by a major Lenfest grant, we are partn...

Fueled by a major Lenfest grant, we are partnering with the University City Science Center and Drexel University on programs that will continue helping West Philly to transform their career trajectories.

    More than 81,000 West Philadelphians live in poverty. Here's one way to change that | Opinion - Philly
    In its first three years, the partners pledge to connect 600 previously unemployed West Philadelphians to careers, resulting in more than $16.1 million in wages generated locally. An additional 250 adults and high school students in West Philadelphia will attain credentials, certifications and career exposure, setting them on meaningful pathways to employment.
    http://www.philly.com

Feb 15

The Woodlands added 2 new photos.

Find some Spring garden inspiration (and a crafty seed packet how-to) from our own William Hamilton, and his friend William of Bartram's Garden with our newest "Two Williams" blog post - "Found in the Floorboards: 200 Year Old Seed Packets" on the blog now - http://bit.ly/2F5o7Y5

    The Woodlands
    The Woodlands, Philadelphia, PA. 2,760 likes · 30 talking about this · 1,003 were here. The Woodlands is a garden of biographies--the culmination of eighteenth and nineteenth century landscape ideals...
    https://www.facebook.com

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