2 hours ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared Po...

Soon-to-be-Brides of Queen Village and wedding planners -- you'll love attending tomorrow night's FREE Wedding Open House! Tour two historic homes, sample foods and desserts, and meet vendors you'll want to consider for your special day!

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    Autumn Arrives with a full Plate of Events for South Street The SouthStreet Headhouse District is looking forward to lively fall, with numerous events that deliver a wide variety of cultural, musical, culinary, and civic programming. Sunday Sept 10 - Greenfest Philly presented by the Clean Air Council Bainbridge Green Since 2006, this popular event provides a...
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5 hours ago

Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Int...

Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Intensive? Dive into José Raúl Mangual's blog to explore an inside look into the #WilmaHotHouse Intensive experience.

    HotHouse Intensive: Corporal Sequence
    The HotHouse Intensive is a deep dive into the acting methodologies of Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company. HotHouse practice is grounded in the Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos and focuses on fostering embodied acting through exercises that draw actors out of their heads and into their bodies.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

8 hours ago

The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S...

The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship” exhibit opened on March 21, 2018, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, Thailand, and continues through June 30, 2018. United States Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies had the idea for the exhibition. You can learn more about the exhibit and the role of the National Archives in making it all possible on the AOTUS blog: https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/29/great-and-good-friends-national-archives-loans-artifacts-to-thai-exhibition/

    Great and Good Friends: National Archives Loans Artifacts to Thai Exhibition
    The National Archives played a major role in the grand opening last week of a new exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. An international group effort, the exhibit-"Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship"-features more than 40 records and gifts loaned from the National Archives.
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Friends of Vare-Washington shared Row House R...

    Row House Recollections
    1936. George Washington School Under construction. 5th&Washington
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Police Investigating Robbery Spree In South Philly

According to police, the first armed robbery occurred on March 10 near third and Fitzwater Streets. The second happened on March 19 on the 700 block of 9th Street.

Incident #3: April 1: 1000 block of Fitzwater Street

Incident #4: April 2, 900 block of Fitzwater Street

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Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew is describing surveillance video that the police department released this week of an armed robbery of two men in their early 20s on the 2100 block of Carpenter Street on April 2.

Incident #1: March 10: 300 block of Fitzwater Street

    Police Investigating Robbery Spree In South Philly
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - "He runs up on the sidewalk from the street with a gun already out so it's really brazen." Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew is describing surveillance video that the police department released this week of an armed robbery of two men in their early 20s on the 2100 block of Carpenter Street on April 2.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

26 hours ago

Happy birthday to William Shakespeare, who is...

Happy birthday to William Shakespeare, who is believed to have been born on or around this day in 1564. We've brought a few works out of the vault for the occasion, but we do wonder what he would have thought of our ca. 1893 copy of "The Family Shakspeare [sic], " edited by Thomas Bowdler, "in which nothing is added to the original text, but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read in a family."

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Happy birthday to William Shakespeare, who is believed to have been born on or around this day in 1564. We've brought a few works out of the vault for the occasion, but we do wonder what he would...
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26 hours ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their c...

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their cover photo.
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27 hours ago

May 2018

In this issue, we unveil a gorgeous new design concept that aims to revitalize the grounds at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and National Historic Site.  Download PDF

    May 2018
    In this issue, we unveil a gorgeous new design concept that aims to revitalize the grounds at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church and National Historic Site. Download PDF https://issuu.com/qvna/docs/qvna_may2018
    https://qvna.org

28 hours ago

On Mondays, we are always greeted with artist...

On Mondays, we are always greeted with artistic surprises that didn’t make it home after our Saturday kids’ classes. If your young artist wants to join us, the lottery for our Saturday program for the fall is open until June 17. Can’t wait for the fall? There are still spaces available in our summer workshops. See fleisher.org for more info on both!

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    On Mondays, we are always greeted with artistic surprises that didn't make it home after our Saturday kids' classes. If your young artist wants to join us, the lottery for our Saturday program for...
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30 hours ago

The Artful Evolution Of Standard Hall

...of businessman Jacob Dintenfass, was willed a 40′ x 82′ plot of land on the 600 block of Bainbridge Street that stretched back to Charles (now Leithgow) Street. By 1897, Jacob and entrepreneur/family member...

...that added two retail spaces with shop window storefronts with their own addresses– 622 and 624 South 4th Street. The retail spaces held a series of shoe and dress stores. The Polsky Family purchased...

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...moved out in 2000 and is now headquartered at the old Friends Meeting House at 3500 Lancaster Avenue...

...called Pedro Gunn while the other lead to a basement dance club called Showplace. The 2nd and 3rd floors were a daycare center. In 2001, Cohen leased the first floor to the Penn...

    The Artful Evolution Of Standard Hall
    This barely-noticed building on South 4th Street has stayed in continuous use for 121 years as a reflection of its neighborhood's trends. In 1894, Maria Dintenfass, wife of businessman Jacob Dintenfass, was willed a 40′ x 82′ plot of land on the 600 block of Bainbridge Street that stretched back to Charles (now Leithgow) Street.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

31 hours ago

Police: 5 robberies in Philadelphia likely connected; suspects sought

Police say the victim was walking in the 700 block of South 9th Street when he was approached by a man who pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.

Police say the suspect got out of a gray sedan in the 1000 block of Fitzwater Street and put a handgun against the chest of the victim, demanding his belongings. He took the victim's iPhone and $60 cash before getting into the car and fleeing east on Fitzwater Street.

The victim was walking in the 900 block of Fitzwater Street when he was approached from behind by two men, one of whom pointed a handgun at him and demanded his belongings.

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Police say the victim was walking in the 300 block of Fitzwater Street when he was approached by two men. One of them pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet.

The suspects took the man's wallet and fled in an unknown direction. The armed suspect later tried to use one of the victim's debit cards at the Wawa at 518 South 2nd Street but the transaction was declined.

Police say the victims were walking in the 2100 block of Carpenter Street when they were approached by two men who pointed handguns at them. The victims were robbed of their wallets and $146 in cash. The suspects fled north on 21st Street from Carpenter.

    Police: 5 Philly robberies likely connected; suspects sought
    Philadelphia police are on the hunt for at least two suspects after a series of armed robberies in the city. The department's South Detective Division said the five robberies appear to be connected based similarities in the suspect descriptions, locations, and other factors. Investigators released the following details: MARCH 10 at 1:20 a.m.
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31 hours ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Larr...

There will be a live telephone town hall with Senator Farnese, tonight at 6pm. In order to register your phone number to participate, please visit http://www.senatorfarnese.com/townhall

    Larry Farnese
    Please join me Monday, April 23 at 6PM for a Telephone #TownHall. I look forward to answering all of your questions regarding the important issues in our community. You are welcome to call in or...
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33 hours ago

Multiple Robberies 3rd 17th Districts

On March 19, 2018, at 11:00 pm, the victim, while on the 700 block of South 9th Street, was approached from behind by an unknown black male, who pointed a handgun at him...

On April 1, 2018, at 11:20 pm, the victim, while on the 1000 block of Fitzwater Street, was approached by an unknown black male who exited the driver’s side door of...

On April 2, 2018, at 9:45 pm, the victim, while on the 900 block of Fitzwater Street was approached from behind by two unknown males. Suspect #1, who was pointing a handgun...

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On March 10, 2018, at 1:20 am @ the victim, while on the 300 block of Fitzwater Street, was  approached by two unknown black males when suspect #1 pointed a handgun at him...

...1 later attempted to use the victim's debit card at a Wawa located at 518 South 2nd Street but the transaction was denied...

...17-013868On April 2, 2018, at 11:26 pm, the victim's, while on the 2100 block of Carpenter Street, he was approached by two unknown black males pointing handguns at the them while demanding...

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    Multiple Robberies 3rd 17th Districts
    The South Detective Division is investigating a robbery pattern in the 3rd and 17th Districts. This pattern is based on modus operandi, recovered video surveillance, offender description, time of day and the close proximity of the incidents.
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2 days ago

Take a look at this.

Take a look at this.

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2 days ago

Good morning! In the mood for pancakes? A B...

Good morning! In the mood for pancakes? A Bella Vista business is having a benefit for a nearby neighborhood public school’s autism support programming. https://www.facebook.com/events/215719935828612

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Good morning! In the mood for pancakes? A Bella Vista business is having a benefit for a nearby neighborhood public school's autism support programming. https://www.facebook.com/events/215719935828612
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2 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    SEPTA | April 29, 2018 Regional Rail Schedule Change
    As part of our on-going campaign to streamline resource use and to help promote the many other ways you can get schedule information, we are not printing paper timetables for the April 29th Regional Rail schedule change.
    http://www.septa.org

2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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2 days ago

2 days ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    40 RECESSED LIGHTS,15 SWITCHES,1 BATH FAN,100AMP SUBPANEL,30 OUTLETS,3 TV LINES AND 3 DATA LINES PER 2008 NEC (SFD)CC DISTRICT

    634 PINE ST Issued April 20, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW 100A, 20- CIRCUIT PANEL, 1- NEW CIRCUIT, 1- DIMMER, 1- PULL CHAIN... IN ACCORDANCE WITH 2008 NEC FOR A ONE FAMILY BUILDING

    714 S PERCY ST Issued April 20, 2018 Comment

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3 days ago

Great information!

Great information!

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3 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

We're happy to welcome our friends at Comcast to the Center for Comcast Cares Day. 50 volunteers will be working on five projects to support our mission. Thank you Comcast! #ComcastCaresDay


3 days ago

  • USE PERMIT

    PERSONAL SERVICE MASSAGE OPERATED ON FIRST FLOORBY A LICENSED THERAPIST

    260 S 10TH ST Issued April 19, 2018 Comment
  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF NEW ROOF COVERINGS ON EXITING ROOFS AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    802-10 LOCUST ST Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

541-599 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

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3 days ago

Over 50 QV candidates and voters attended las...

Over 50 QV candidates and voters attended last night's "Meet the Candidates" event. Find out why! And save the date - May 17th at 7pm for the next QVNA meeting. Its focus? Property Tax assessment.

    Find out what's happening in and around Queen Village in the QVNA Weekly Digest
    Information on weekend family events and neighborhood clean-ups
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3 days ago

April 19 Mtg Recap: "Meet the Candidates" - h...

April 19 Mtg Recap: "Meet the Candidates" - https://mailchi.mp/b689dd852860/heres-whats-happening-in-queen-village-1330273


4 days ago

April is #NationalVolunteerMonth, a time to h...

April is #NationalVolunteerMonth, a time to highlight those who selflessly give their time and talent to help others. We sincerely thank organizations and volunteers who continue to support Hurricane Maria disaster survivors who came to our city for help https://beta.phila.gov/2018-04-14-national-volunteer-month-recognizing-hurricane-maria-response/

    National Volunteer Month: Recognizing Hurricane Maria Response | Office of Emergency Management
    April 15, 2018 One of the most selfless acts individuals can perform is to give their most valuable assets, time and talent, to others to help them endure a tough time their lives. It is that desire to make a difference, compassion, and empathy for fellow humans that creates the foundation of volunteerism.
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4 days ago

4 Washington Square West apartments in pet-friendly buildings for $1,500/month or less

Listed at $1,495 / month, this studio apartment is located at 1126 Walnut St.

Next, there's this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment situated at 511 S 9th St., that's also listed for $1,495 / month.

Here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 931 Spruce St. that's going for $1,495 / month.

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Located at 501 S 13th St., here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that's listed for $1,450/ month.

    4 Washington Square West apartments in pet-friendly buildings for $1,500/month or less
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Washington Square West? According to Walk Score, this Philadelphia neighborhood is a "walker's paradise," is a "biker's paradise" and is a haven for transit riders. Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Washington Square West is currently hovering around $1,495.
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4 days ago

ICYMI, this week's News of Bella Vista.

ICYMI, this week's News of Bella Vista.

    News of Bella Vista April 18
    Bella Vista cleans up Dozens of neighbors turned out last Saturday to help Bella Vista do its part in the annual Philly Spring Cleanup. The event also marked the kickoff of BVNA's much anticipated paid sidewalk and curb cleaning services.
    https://mailchi.mp

4 days ago

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    NO CHANGE IN USE AND OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. INTERIOR ALTERATIONS (PRESCRIPTIVE METHOD) AS PER APPROVED PLANS. SEPARATE PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ANY MEP WORK.

    801-21 SPRUCE ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment

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4 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.


5 days ago

Free Services for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture

South Philly Community Acupuncture announces the grand opening of their third location at 519 S. 9th Street inside the Healing Arts Collective.

    Free Services for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture | Philly Chit Chat
    April 19, 2018 by HughE Dillon Free Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga and More for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture South Philly Community Acupuncture announces the grand opening of their third location at 519 S. 9th Street inside the Healing Arts Collective. Owner Lauren O.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

5 days ago

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

5 days ago

5 affordable apartment rentals in Society Hill today

Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 723 Spruce St., which, at 600 -square-feet, is going for $1,460 / month.

Listed at $1,535 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 406 Spruce St.

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This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 334 Lombard St., is listed for $1,325 / month.

This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 230 Pine St., is listed for $1,550 / month for its 700-square-feet of space.

And here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 313 Spruce St., which is also going for $1,550 / month.

    5 affordable apartment rentals in Society Hill today
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a 1-bedroom in Society Hill are hovering around $1,645, compared to a $1,495 average for Philadelphia as a whole. So how does the low-end pricing on a Society Hill rental look these days--and what might you get for the price?
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5 days ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).


5 days ago

April 26: Neighborhood Happy Hour

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    April 26: Neighborhood Happy Hour
    As spring finally starts to set in (slowly but surely), we're happy to announce a special edition of BVNA's Happy Hour! Join us on the 26th at Acadia, a new Cajun-Creole restaurant bringing New Orleans to Bella Vista with colorful decor, dishes and cocktails. This month's happy hour will benefit the BVNA Sidewalk Cleaning Campaign.
    http://www.bellavistaneighbors.org

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