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Opinion: http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...

Opinion: http://www.phillymag.com/property/2017/11/18/rowhouse-additions-philadelphia/

    The Case for Raising the Roof on Philly Rowhouses
    City dwellers are building up rather than moving out. And while the add-ons might wreck the rhythm of our rowhouse blocks, they beat the alternative. Maybe you know a Philly couple with this dilemma: They're thrilled with their rowhome but need a tad more space - maybe there's a kid on the way, or they're desperate for a home office.

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    Rebuild Announces Nonprofits Qualified to Manage Improvements | Office of the Mayor
    PHILADELPHIA - Today, Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) announced that 21 local nonprofits have been qualified as Project Users, the entities responsible for managing Rebuild projects. These qualified nonprofits, which were selected through a Request for Qualification process, will be eligible to apply for Rebuild grants.

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Rasheedah Phillips : Managing Attorney of Com...

Rasheedah Phillips : Managing Attorney of Community Legal Services: I joined with PACDC Policy Director Beth McConnell on an op-ed in Philly Inquirer about a new law that would create development of affordable housing units. In my. neighborhood (known as Brewerytown) community members have consistently been vocal at monthly community meetings about the want and need for affordable housing in our area so that long term community members and young families can have an opportunity to continue to live in and give back to North Philly. For me personally, I first moved to North Philly 15 years ago when i started as an undergrad at Temple and have intentionally chosen to come back to and stay in North Philly as both a renter and a homeowner. I bought my home 7 years ago next month in Brewerytown and as a young, single mother, first time homebuyer it was a struggle but it would have been next to impossible to buy that same house in 2017 or to be a working, parenting college student renting with the way property taxes, development, gentrification, home prices, rental prices have risen and proliferated. This is beyond necesssary and overdue and it is workable if we work together to make it so. I look forward to continuing to work with city council, housing advocates, developers, and community members to continue to support and develop these policies. Hit me up if you're interested in more info. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/affordable-housing-philadelphia-low-income-maria-quinones-sanchez-darrell-clarke-20171117.html http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/affordable-housing-philadelphia-low-income-maria-quinones-sanchez-darrell-clarke-20171117.html

    128 hours per week: That's how much a minimum-wage earner must work to afford a two-bedroom Philly apartment | Perspective
    The hot real estate market contributes to rising rents and home prices that are pushing low-income and working-class people out of their old neighborhoods, and prevents them from finding housing in neighborhoods right for them. - Beth McConnell, Rasheedah Phillips, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Seventeenth and Market Streets, Philadelphia Date 1957-06-20 Photographer New York Times Subject Streets Skyscrapers Cars Address Seventeenth and Market Streets (Philadelphia, Pa.) Geographic Subject Philadelphia (Pa.) Seventeenth Street (Philadelphia, Pa.) Market Street (Philadelphia, Pa.) (Philadelphia, Pa.) Description People crossing Seventeenth Street. Cars parked on Market Street. Skyscrapers and office buildings. City Hall in distance on right. Cobblestone streets. Power lines. Street lamps. Traffic light.

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Crime: https://billypenn.com/2017/11/17/why-p...

Crime: https://billypenn.com/2017/11/17/why-police-havent-arrested-the-woman-scamming-philly-restaurants/

    Why police haven't arrested the woman scamming Philly restaurants
    According to multiple reports, the scammer who tries to trick people into refunding her cash for a non-existent to-go order - the same woman Billy Penn wrote about on Oct. 30 - is still out there trying to cop cash for meals she didn't have.

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    Home security? Some opposed to Domb's bill to securitize liens on tax deadbeats
    WHAT WOULD "SECURITIZATION" DO? Domb proposes to securitize real estate tax liens. That would entail transferring all of the city-owned liens into a corporate entity or trust (created specifically for the securitization), which would then issue bonds - or debt securities, hence "securitization" - based on the anticipated income streams from those liens.

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    Voting Rights Roundup: Pennsylvania redistricting case could give Democrats much fairer map for 2018
    Nov 17, 2017 12:47pm PST by Stephen Wolf Leading Off Campaign Action ​ State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, a Republican, engaged in a desperate attempt to drag things out further by on the grounds that the plaintiffs' demands would supposedly interfere with the 18th Congressional District special election taking place on March 13.

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    CVS launches Philly apprentice program to find more pharmacy techs
    On construction sites, apprentice carpenters work side-by-side with journeyman pros. Now, CVS wants to take that same model to train pharmacy techs in Pennsylvania. In other states, pharmacy tech apprenticeship programs have reduced turnover, important in a tightening labor market.

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    Guide to 98th Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia
    The oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country is almost 100. This November, the 98th Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place. For many, standing outside to watch the giant balloons and colorful floats pass by is a family tradition. Others watch on TV from home, while preparing their Thanksgiving feasts.

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For minorities, there's still inequality in t...

For minorities, there's still inequality in the housing market http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/residential/minority-homeownership-black-homeowner-discriminatory-lending-zillow-barrier-renting-20171117.html

    For minorities, there's still inequality in the housing market
    According to a study released by Zillow this year, less than a quarter of U.S. homeowners are minorities. That low number, experts say, is the result of discriminatory lending practices, financial hurdles, and troublesome market conditions. - Caitlin McCabe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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    This map reveals stress levels for biking in Philly and beyond
    Anew map reveals exactly how stressful it is to bike in Philly and beyond. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Corporation (DVRPC) recently released an interactive map of the five counties in the Delaware Valley that highlights the Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) all throughout the region.

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    New, easier-to-use SEPTA App offers real-time ETAs
    SEPTA released a new mobile app Wednesday night. Called SEPTA beta, it's a major overhaul of SEPTA's oft-derided old app. Users will notice some big changes: A brand new interface, the ability to save "favorite" routes - like your daily commute - for easy access, and, probably most importantly of all, vehicle arrival time updates every 30 seconds.

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Fly pupae on soda gun, live mice in glue trap...

Fly pupae on soda gun, live mice in glue traps cited at Philly eateries http://www.philly.com/philly/health/special_reports/clean-plates/457985963.html

    Fly pupae on soda gun, live mice in glue traps cited at Philly eateries
    Twenty four restaurants, markets and stores were closed temporarily by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. Inspectors were busy in the last two weeks citing food establishments for a myriad of offenses. It's fall and while leaves are dropping from trees, finding them on cheese is never a good thing.

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    Mapping the Affordability in Philadelphia
    By many measures, Philadelphia is one of the most affordable housing markets on the East Coast. The 2017 Bloomberg Global City Housing Affordability Index ranked Philadelphia as the second most affordable city to buy or rent a house in the U.S., just behind Houston.

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    3235 W BERKS ST Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

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    SRC votes to dissolve, taking first step toward local control of schools
    Many, including Mayor Kenney, have wondered aloud in the past if the dissolution of the SRC would damage relations with Harrisburg and imperil attempts at cooperation. Monson and Geary, however, said they noticed no change in lawmaker attitudes toward the formula change, even as the momentum gathered for local control.

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    Phila. Attorneys Question Meek Mill Legal Team's Brash Tactics | The Legal Intelligencer
    Andrew Denney | After six days of deliberation, the corruption trial against Norman Seabrook, the powerful former head of New York City's corrections officers union, ended with the jury deadlocked and the court declaring a mistrial. Robert Storace | Peak Wellness Nutrition and Peal Wellness Biopharma, two distributors of dietary and nutritional supplements, file lawsuits against each other over similar trademarks.

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Brewerytown Living shared a Page.

Our Friends Lather at 2732 W. #GirardAve are offering new services post expansion-- a full facial menu to boot! Check them out! #Brewerytown #brewerytownisbooming


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Very cool plans for 30th Street station #Phil...

Very cool plans for 30th Street station #Philly https://philly.curbed.com/2017/11/14/16645644/30th-street-station-district-plan-station-plaza-renderings

    Amtrak reveals new designs for Station Plaza at 30th Street Station
    Amtrak just revealed its preferred design concept for its "grand civic space" at 30th Street Station, swapping out proposed circular paving patterns for circular benches and planters, instead. That, plus a big plan to improve traffic and pedestrian flow around the station.

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    A map of Philly's new foot-pedal Bigbelly trash cans
    If you're one of the people who've perfected the complicated grab-flip-toss maneuver it takes to throw trash in a street corner Bigbelly without touching its refuse-smeared handle, sorry - that skill you've honed over the past eight years is no longer useful. At least not in Center City.

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Looking for Thanksgiving volunteer opportunit...

Looking for Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities? Here are ways you can help http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/philadelphia-thanksgiving-volunteer-opportunities-donate-2017-20171116.html

    Looking for Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities? Here are ways you can help
    While sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with your nearest and dearest is a wonderful feeling, there are many Philadelphians who may not get to enjoy that luxury. So we've compiled a list of organizations who could use your time, donations, or expertise to bring Thanksgiving to underserved communities.

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Updated Nov. 16

...Is My Home Making Me Sick” Healthy Home Workshop at Prince of Peace Baptist Ch., 1844 N. 32nd St., 2nd fl., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about lead, carbon monoxide poisoning...

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Nov. 14-          State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Weatherization Event at Houseman Rec Ctr., 5091 Summerdale Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. Advice & resources for staying warm & saving money this winter. For info: (215) 744-7901.

Nov. 14-          S. Phila. Business Ass’n holds General Membership Mtg. at Pesto Restaurant, 1915 S. Broad St., 6:30 p.m. Dinner $40, cash bar. For info: spba1897@gmail.com.

Nov. 16-          State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts “Meet, Greet, Obtain Constituent Services” at Susquehanna Village, 1421 W. Susquehanna Ave, 3-4 p.m.

Nov. 16-          State Rep. Martina White hosts Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres at Union League at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Ave., 6-8 p.m. Attendees $100, Hosts $2,500, Sponsors $5,000, Chairs $10,000. For info: (267) 414-3477.

Nov. 17-          Warrior Writers host “Broken Stones Social Action Happy Hour & Spontaneous Poetry” at Interact Theatre Co., 302 S. Hicks St., 6:30-10:15 p.m. For tix: interacttheatre.secure.force.com

Nov. 18-          State Rep. Jim Roebuck hosts Veterans Event at USciences McNeil Science & Technology Ctr., 4320 Woodland Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Speaker: Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Farrell, Pa. Nat’l Guard. Assistance from federal, state & local agencies.

Nov. 22-          State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts APPRISE counseling for Medicare open enrollment at 6511 Ridge Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For app’t: (215) 482-8726.

Nov. 28-          State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Weatherization Event at Ziehler Plg., 200 E. Olney Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. Advice & resources for staying warm & saving money this winter. For info: (215) 744-7901.

Nov. 30-          Phila. Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity hosts “Uniting to Fight Poverty Summit” at Arch St. Mtg. Ho., 320 Arch St., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: State Rep. Chris Rabb. Tickets $35. For info: Jennifer.Selpa@Phila.Gov.

Dec. 6-            United Republican Cl. Hosts Anniversary Awards Gala at 3156 Frankford Ave., 6-9 p.m. Awardees: Farah Jimenez & Kevin Pasquay. Tickets $125.

Dec. 7-            State Sen. John Sabatina hosts Holiday Happy Hour at Blue Duck on Broad, 220 S. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info: (215) 821-7606 or re.elect.johnsabatina@gmail.com.


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    Can Cheyney University, the nation's oldest HBCU, survive?
    Why the nation's oldest black college is so troubled. By almost any measure, Cheyney University - the nation's oldest historically black college - is failing. Despite its rich and proud history, the financially troubled school has struggled for years to halt plummeting enrollment - now at 755 students, barely half what it was seven years ago.

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    Philly SRC to vote to disband, restore local school control
    5,809 days after the SRC was created, the body will vote to blow itself up for reasons that boil down to this, according to the official resolution: "the School District is no longer distressed" and "the School District no longer requires governance by a School Reform Commission."

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Crime:update ,Murder in Spring Garden: http:/...

Crime:update ,Murder in Spring Garden: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/gerard-grandzol-spring-garden-killing-video-testimony-roberts-20171115.html?utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&mobi=true

    Philly judge sees, hears chilling footage of Spring Garden dad's killing
    After watching a rare audio-included surveillance video that captured the final moments and words of Gerard Grandzol, a popular Spring Garden community activist, Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter ordered two brothers held for trial on charges of murder, attempted carjacking, robbery, and related gun crimes.

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    Pew Report: Philly's poor have been stuck in the inner city, separated from suburban job growth
    On Wednesday, Pew Charitable Trusts released a new study exploring the city's infamous status as America's poorest big city. "We know that Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the United States," said Octavia Howell, a researcher with Pew's Philadelphia Research Initiative and one of the study's lead authors.

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Crime: update: http://6abc.com/suspects-in-sp...

Crime: update: http://6abc.com/suspects-in-spring-garden-fathers-murder-face-judge/2652106/

    Suspects in Spring Garden father's murder face judge
    A Philadelphia courtroom was packed Wednesday as two murder suspects faced a judge. The two brothers are accused of killing a father in front of his young daughter in Spring Garden in September. It was an emotional hearing as graphic video of the shooting was played in private for the defendants and the judge.

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Crime: Police search for tow-truck driver wan...

Crime: Police search for tow-truck driver wanted for murder http://6abc.com/police-search-for-tow-truck-driver-wanted-for-murder/2653171/

    Police search for tow-truck driver wanted for murder
    Philadelphia Police are the hunt for Donnell Miller Jr., wanted for allegedly opening fire on Kyle Brantley. It happened around 2 a.m. Saturday, at the Parkside Sunoco Parking lot at the intersection of 52nd Street and Lancaster Avenue. Police said Brantley staggered to his pickup truck, then collapsed in the front seat as the truck rolled into a pole.

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On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway: https://phl...

On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway: https://phlevents.org/2017/11/15/marathon-weekend-road-closures/

    City Announces Road Closures for 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, November 17 - 19
    Press Contact Only: Ajeenah Amir Ajeenah.amir@phila.gov 215-686-6210 Mark Wilgus mwilgus@spyrtecom.com 267-432-7065 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Announces Road Closures for 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, November 17 - 19 PHILADELPHIA (November 16 - November 19, 2017) - City of Philadelphia officials would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of...

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Explore three historic mansions by candleligh...

Explore three historic mansions by candlelight on November 30th. Our 5th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour takes you back to the 18th century at festively decorated Laurel Hill Mansion, Woodford Mansion, and Historic Strawberry Mansion. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-holiday-candlelight-tour-tickets-38956103755

    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    Explore three historic mansions by candlelight on November 30th. Our 5th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour takes you back to the 18th century at festively decorated Laurel Hill Mansion, Woodford...

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Opinion: http://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/re...

Opinion: http://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/reality-check-who-really-won-this-election/

    Reality Check: Who Really Won This Election? - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Amid all the celebration in a post-Seth Williams world, where Philly just elected a social justice reformer as its top law enforcement official, let's not forget what else we saw last Tuesday: The city is still gripped in a voter turnout crisis.

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    Dog left for dead outside Philly rec center making strides
    Three weeks ago, his life was saved when random passersby noticed him laying amid a pile of trash near the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center. On Tuesday afternoon, though, Charlie excitedly wagged his tail as he approached a pair of visitors, greeting them with hello licks in a Philadelphia Animal Hospital examination room.

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    2017 Fairmount Food Fight
    2017 marks the 15th Annual year we celebrate the Art Museum Area's culinary offerings inside breath-taking Founders Hall at Girard College! Get your tickets today to enjoy one of Philly's most exciting foodie events inside one of Philly's most storied buildings. All proceeds from the event support neighborhood improvement projects, small business support, greening initiatives, and other community events.

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Opinion: Other people of color deserve protes...

Opinion: Other people of color deserve protests in the street besides Meek Mill | Solomon Jones http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/solomon_jones/other-people-of-color-deserve-protests-in-the-street-besides-meek-mill-solomon-jones-20171114.html

    Other people of color deserve protests in the street besides Meek Mill | Solomon Jones
    Rapper Meek Mill sealed his own fate by violating his probation. Many black and brown people have done nothing wrong, yet we don't take to the streets to protest the wrongs against them. - Solomon Jones, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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Pa. State Representative Donna represents, Br...

Pa. State Representative Donna represents, Brewerytown , Strawberry Mansion,Fairmount,Spring Garden,Fancisville and Mantua Pedestrian safety just became a bit easier in the 195th District. Excited to announce that the Philadelphia Streets Department has received a state grant to improve roadways, street lighting and traffic signals near the Philadelphia Art Museum. Learn more about the grant here: http://www.pahouse.com/Bullock/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=94443

    Bullock announces state funding to improve pedestrian safety in 195th District
    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15 - State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., today announced that state funding for the Philadelphia Streets Department has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.The Philadelphia Streets Department will receive a state grant in the amount of $436,340 to...

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    2 more women accuse Sheriff Jewell Williams of sexual harassment
    A second female employee has stepped forward to accuse Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams of sexual misconduct, and state Democrats acknowledged this week that they paid a third woman $30,000 to settle her 2011 claim that Williams had harassed her when he was a state representative and she was his legislative aide.


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