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    School Closings by Name
    If your school number is not listed, our storm center has not been contacted by your school. Please contact your school, not us, for the correct school number. (Some schools have more than one number.) School closings, delayed openings and early dismissals for Wednesday March 21st.

5 hours ago

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House - facin...

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House - facing North from Poplar Street on North Broad Street - Circa 1915

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    Learn about the new Vision Zero Project on JFK & Market | Department of Streets
    The City just announced an exciting new project to improve roadway safety: a pilot project that will test an alternate roadway configuration between 15th and 20th Streets on both Market Street and JFK Boulevard. To reduce speeding and weaving, the pilot project will test reconfiguring the roadway from four traffic lanes to three.

6 hours ago

On the Boundary between Fairmount and Brewery...

On the Boundary between Fairmount and Brewerytown: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fairmount/snagged-renderings-upcoming-project-26th-poplar

    We Snagged Renderings For the Upcoming Project at 26th & Poplar - OCF Realty
    When we last updated you on the project a couple weeks ago, we told you that the plans called for 23 homes with "below grade parking," but even with that additional information, we weren't exactly sure what to expect. A couple of commenters attended the most recent community meeting, and provided us with some key intel.

6 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Matt Alba's vi...


    Matt Alba
    I've been looking forward to this park's opening for a while! The Rail Park is essentially Philly's version of the The High Line in NYC. The first part of it is scheduled to open July 1st!...

8 hours ago

'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State...

'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State senior killed while home on spring break | Jenice Armstrong http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/477441213.html

    'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State senior killed while home on spring break | Jenice Armstrong - Philly
    The family of Dominique Oglesby ought to be preparing for her college graduation from Penn State's Harrisburg campus in May. Instead, they are making plans for her funeral. Oglesby, 23, a senior home from school on spring break, was killed Sunday afternoon following an argument with an unknown female patron inside Galaxy West Bar & Grill at 52 nd and Market Streets in West Philly.

9 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Photo of speculative row houses on Pine Street between 15th and 16th Street. These lovely Italianate houses, many of which are still standing, were built around the 1860s. Hemple's Photographic Rooms, photographer (c. 1870).

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    DA Krasner's company owed Philly school district $130K in taxes
    When WHYY caught Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner with an unpaid $10,000 property tax bill on his former law office earlier this month, he called it "an oversight." But court records linked to two real estate companies Krasner has a stake in show that the city's top prosecutor is no stranger to tax delinquency.

18 hours ago

Independence Hall in 1950, looking north from...

Independence Hall in 1950, looking north from Walnut Street, in the area that would become Independence Mall.

20 hours ago

Philly's quietest, friendliest, safest areas:...

Philly's quietest, friendliest, safest areas: New service provides crowdsourced insight into local neighborhoods http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/residential/phillys-quietest-friendliest-safest-areas-new-service-provides-crowdsourced-insight-into-local-neighborhoods-20180320.html

    Philly's quietest, friendliest, safest areas: New service provides crowdsourced insight into local neighborhoods
    With more than 12,000 responses collected, real estate website Trulia is aiming to offer residents more than just property information and listings. The company's new "What Locals Say" service, launched this week, provides crowdsourced information about local neighborhoods. - Caitlin McCabe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

20 hours ago



    AccuWeather: Light Snow And Sleet Today, 4-8" of Snow On Wednesday
    A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for parts of the area from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Thursday.

20 hours ago



    Rage Against The Voting Machines - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Several years ago Lehigh professor Dan Lopresti bought voting machines from various states and counties. He paid a couple hundred dollars for each, finding most at surplus auctions and one off eBay, and among his purchases was a Danaher 1242. That's the same machine Philadelphia uses.

20 hours ago

Opinion: https://billypenn.com/2018/03/19/op-...

Opinion: https://billypenn.com/2018/03/19/op-ed-philly-deserves-a-more-public-school-board-structure/

    Op-ed: Philly deserves a more public school board structure
    This is a historic moment for the Philadelphia School District. On July 1, the state-imposed School Reform Commission (SRC) will be dissolved, and control of the district will finally be returned to the city after 16 years. But there's an unfortunate element to this much-awaited change: The school board is not being structured to give the public a real voice.

21 hours ago



    Get Free Rita's Water Ice, DQ Ice Cream Tuesday In Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA- There's one way to make the prospect of a first-day-of-spring snowstorm a little less painful: Free dessert. To celebrate the first day of spring, Rita's will be giving away free water ice from noon to 9 p.m. at all of its locations. Rita's has multiple locations in Philly.

22 hours ago



    3010 W OXFORD ST Issued March 19, 2018 Comment


    3222 TURNER ST Issued March 19, 2018 Comment

31 hours ago



    Tensions flare at N.E. Philly meeting on opioid crisis
    Tensions rose between residents of Northeast Philadelphia and city officials at a community meeting Monday night on Philadelphia's plan to fight the opioid crisis - specifically the city's decision to green-light a safe injection site.

32 hours ago

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia is h...

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia is holding a FREE utility clinic on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The clinic will help utility customers negotiate payment arrangements and obtain all available utility assistance. Check out the flyer below for details:

32 hours ago



    Philly agency to seize dozens of Germantown Settlement properties
    A Philadelphia city agency is moving to take back hundreds of affordable housing units stuck in limbo by the scandalous breakup of a nonprofit nearly 10 years ago that is, improbably, still playing out. The nonprofit known as Germantown Settlement was dismantled in 2009 amid revelations its director, Emanuel Freeman, had mismanaged millions in city funds meant for affordable housing and other services.

34 hours ago

Decorated for the 4th of July...... The Union...

Decorated for the 4th of July...... The Union League of Philadelphia, founded in 1862 as a Patriotic Society to support the policies of Abraham Lincoln, is today a private members-only club. Founded by Philadelphia society, it remains a bastion of the elite; among its 3,300 members are leaders in business, academia, law, medicine, politics, religion and the arts. Members gather to socialize, dine, network, attend events, exercise and relax in the 1865 Second Empire-style building. The club is ranked first on the Five Star Platinum Club list

40 hours ago



    Federal Judges Won't Block Fix To Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map
    But the state Supreme Court only imposed its own map after giving lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf (D) three weeks to come up with their own plan. In Monday's opinion, U.S. Circuit Judge Kent Jordan and U.S. District Judges Christopher Conner and Jerome Simandle said frustration with that process was not enough for them to step in.

42 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Wawa Welcome America is seeking culturally diverse participants for the USA Independence Day Parade! Find the application and more info here:

42 hours ago



    Philly NAACP President: How About Rittenhouse for Temple's Football Stadium?
    "The economic impact would be favorable for this area," Rodney Muhammad said. "We don't see that a stadium would greatly alter the character of the neighborhood." Did Temple University take the time to consider all of the alternatives before settling on the site of its controversial proposed football stadium?

42 hours ago



    Philly Tow Company Ordered To Pay Thousands In Restitution After Being Accused Of Illegally Towing Cars
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A Southwest Philadelphia tow company is ordered to pay thousands in restitution after being accused of illegally towing cars throughout the city. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Monday that an investigation revealed that George Smith Towing, owned by Anthony D'Angelo, violated Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, the Towing and Towing Storage Facility Standards Act, and Philadelphia's towing ordinance.

43 hours ago

If you’re feeling lost between the end of the...

If you’re feeling lost between the end of the #FlowerShow and the start of spring, picture Historic Strawberry Mansion’s gardens in bloom. This year we won a blue ribbon in the PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gardening and Greening Contest “For motivating people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.”

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2 days ago



    Philly halts foster placements with 2 faith-based agencies shutting out LGBT couples : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    The city of Philadelphia is taking action against two foster care agencies with policies against placing kids with same-sex couples. Mayor Jim Kenney said he finds it unbelievable that the two faith-based agencies that had been contracted with the city discriminate against qualified same-sex couples.

2 days ago



    Latest forecast on the mid-week storm(s): some snow, then ??
    Weather models are hinting that significant snowfall is unlikely from a mid-week, two-part storm, but forecasters warned it's not out of the question.

2 days ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/family-ids-woman-kille...

Crime: http://6abc.com/family-ids-woman-killed-in-west-philly-shooting/3231617/

    Family IDs woman killed in West Philly shooting
    Philadelphia police said a woman is dead and two others are injured following a shooting in West Philadelphia Sunday. It happened just before 4:30 p.m. near 52nd and Market streets.

2 days ago

The countdown to the annual Philly Spring Cle...

The countdown to the annual Philly Spring Cleanup is underway! Join your community on April 7 for Philly’s annual event to help clean up and keep our streets litter-free! Help us by beautifying our City together, one block at a time! Volunteers may register now at PhillySpringCleanup.com.

2 days ago



    Elected officials seek to end area redlining
    Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson talked further about allegations of redlining throughout the city after an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) was released in February. Redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the ethnic or racial makeup of those areas.

2 days ago



    Inside the campaign to take down Penn Law prof Amy Wax - Philly
    Here's how the community mobilized when third-year law student Nick Hall found a video of Professor Amy Wax suggesting that black Penn Law students rarely graduated at the top of their class. - Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Urbanstead's e...

In Fairmount: https://www.facebook.com/events/432364680540125/?ti=icl

    Spring Plant Sale at High Point Cafe Fairmount

3 days ago

Opinion: http://theatln.tc/2Dr3hAh

Opinion: http://theatln.tc/2Dr3hAh

    Not One American State Has Enough Affordable Housing
    While supply varies by state, not one has enough housing for low-income renters. Finding affordable housing isn't getting any easier for the more than a quarter of U.S. renters that are extremely low-income.

3 days ago

At the Partheon on the Benjamin Franklin Park...

At the Partheon on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway: https://trib.al/J1szlpI

    'Creed II' filming at the Art Museum: Dolph Lundgren spotted - Philly
    Rocky fans, get excited: The highly anticipated sequel to Creed, Ryan Coogler's critically acclaimed Rocky series 2015 addition, has started filming in Philadelphia. A crew was spotted yesterday at - where else? - the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.

3 days ago



    Nearly 100 Democratic women file to run for office in Pennsylvania legislature - Philadelphia Business Journal
    As Democrats look to increase their numbers in the state Senate and House, 98 Democratic women have filed petitions to be on the ballot in the May primary with the help of groups like Emily's List and Emerge Pennsylvania.

3 days ago

Concerned about lead in your home, or your ch...

Concerned about lead in your home, or your child's school? Come to the Lead Awareness Philly Campaign workshop on 3/20 at Prince Of Peace Baptist Church.

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Joe's Pizza Br...

Hey Joe: https://www.facebook.com/events/306741053183486/?ti=icl

    Feast of San Giuseppe- Free Slices to ALL named JOE All March
    Feast of San Giuseppe- Free Slices to ALL named JOE All March

3 days ago



    What Philadelphia Was Like In The Summer Of 1973
    Dick Swanson is an award-winning photojournalist, whose career spans some 35 years, and whose work has brought him to about 40 countries. He was a Life Magazine photographer in Vietnam and Washington, DC, and he has covered events in Asia, Central America, Europe, the Eastern Bloc countries, the Caribbean, the Middle East and South Africa.

3 days ago



    Scofflaws by the thousands fix their tickets in Philly amnesty program
    A recent audit of the Philadelphia Parking Authority found that the agency was owed $76.8 million in uncollected parking fines since 2012. According to a spokesman for Mayor Kenney, the amnesty program - the first of its kind for PPA - has collected $154,979 since it started March 1.

3 days ago



    What We Talk About When We Talk About Tax Collection - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Welcome to Taxadelphia, one of the nation's highest-taxed and poorest cities, where the Mayor has once again proposed reaching into citizens' pockets. This time, the proposal is a 6 percent property tax increase-the fifth such hike in the last decade-and an 8 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax.

3 days ago

Green looks good on the Strawberry Mansion gr...

Green looks good on the Strawberry Mansion grounds, doesn’t it? Happy #StPatricksDay!

4 days ago



    Philly Program Takes 40 Girls to Chess Competition
    Philadelphia's After School Activities Partnerships program is taking 40 local students to an all-girls chess competition in Chicago next month. A few students sit down with NBC10 to share some of the opportunities that this program has provided them.

4 days ago

Near Francisville: https://www.phillymag.com/...

Near Francisville: https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2018/03/16/joe-cicala-divine-lorraine-restaurant-philly/

    Joe Cicala Makes His Comeback With a New Restaurant at the Divine Lorraine
    Cicala at the Divine Lorraine will be a refined Southern Italian restaurant inside the new reincarnation of one of Philly's grandest buildings. The Divine Lorraine Hotel, a citywide beacon of luxury that fell into disrepair after decades of neglect, reclaimed a measure of its history last year when it reopened after a major rebuild.

4 days ago

We asked Philly to tell us what gentrification feels like. Here’s what we heard.

The 3200 block of Clifford Street in Strawberry Mansion. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

150 N 6th Street

    We asked Philly to tell us what gentrification feels like. Here's what we heard.
    For Jamir Wilson, aka @JimRW, the "surprising truth behind the racial dynamics" was not so surprising at all.

4 days ago



    DA signals deal to drop most charges against activist who defaced Frank Rizzo statue - Philly
    Activist Wali Rahman was charged with four misdemeanor counts after he allegedly spray painted the Frank Rizzo statue last year. But a prosecutor signaled Friday that most charges will be dropped against Rahman, who will then just face a summary offense of criminal mischief.


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