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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.

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

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

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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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).

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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.

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William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

Give OUT day is the only national day of LGBT giving. In 2018, we are raising funds to replace our ragtag bunch of metal folding chairs. A new chair is just $26! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40

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Our volunteers have been hard at work, produc...

Our volunteers have been hard at work, producing the latest edition of our print newsletter. Please look for it under your door in early May. (If you are in a multi-unit development -- please contact us if you can help facilitate its delivery!) We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous sponsors who made it possible to cover the printing costs -- we couldn't do it without you! AcadiaPhilly Team Damis, Berkshire Hathaway FOX & ROACH Realtors Fante's Kitchen Shop Esposito's Meats 9th Street Italian Market Corner Dentistry Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP Society Hill Mail & Parcel Service Inc Parent To Child and Therapy Associates 3rd Story Philly Pit Stop HQ Kathy, Patrick & the Conway Team, Larry Levin Coldwell Banker, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens WAG: Whole Animal Gym @Law-Office-of-Alfonso-Madrid Hale & True Brauhaus Schmitz St. Peter's School

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Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of givi...

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that engages thousands of people throughout the U.S. to Give OUT in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

    Give OUT Day
    April 20th is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24hr online fundraising event to unite the community & raise critical funds for nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community.

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Today we want to take a moment to honor the l...

Today we want to take a moment to honor the life of Barbara Bush who died yesterday at the age of 92. The wife of President George H. W. Bush, and the mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush was by all accounts an outspoken, witty, and formidable women. She was an advocate for many causes, most notably of which was her work championing literacy. The photograph featured here is from the 86th Army-Navy game that was held in Philadelphia in 1985. To then Vice President George H. W. Bush’s excitement as a veteran of the Navy, the Navy Midshipmen won this game 17-7. Barbara is pictured here by his side, where she stood throughout their 73 years of marriage and many years in public service. Barbara is survived by her husband and children, and will be remembered and honored by the entire country. Citation: Vice President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush at the 86 th Army-Navy Game, Box 41, Events, Public Relations, Philadelphia Navy Yard, RG 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, National Archives at Philadelphia, (NAID: 279176) (HMS ID: PH-6334). #barbarabush #bush #41 #georgehwbush #archives #history #army #navy #nara

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Free: Philadelphia Science Festival Be a Scientist Events (Varies Locations) on Sunday, April 22

Penn Medicine, 800 Spruce Street (Enter through archway on 8th Street), Philadelphia, PA, 19106. 12 pm – 3 pm

Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia , PA, 19107. 12 pm – 3 pm

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3500 Civic Center Boulevard, 5th Floor, Philadelphia , PA, 19104. 12 pm – 3 pm

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19114. 1 pm – 4 pm

Innovation Plaza at uCity Square, 3700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 10 am – 12 pm

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, 10800 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114. 1-3 PM

Jefferson University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144. 12 pm – 3 pm

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19153. 10 am – 12 pm

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 10 am – 1 pm (This event is free with admission to the Penn Museum)

Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19146. 11 am – 2 pm (This event requires advanced reservations: http://bit.ly/2FiCGqI)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad Street. Philadelphia, PA, 19102. 2 pm – 4 pm

Rutgers University – Camden, Nursing & Science Building, 530 Federal St, Camden, NJ 08102. 11 am – 1 pm

University of the Sciences, 4306 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 11 am – 4 pm

The Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19121. 12 pm – 4 pm

Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. 12-3 PM

    Free: Philadelphia Science Festival Be a Scientist Events (Varies Locations) on Sunday, April 22 | Frugal Philly Mom Blog | Deals, Events Calendar, Tips, Reviews & Giveaways
    Step into the "labs" of the area's paleontologists, marine biologists, ecologists, and more as Philly's premier research institutions, hospitals, universities, and museums allow exclusive insider access at 21 different locations for one day only on Sunday, April 22.

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Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

Successful spring clean up in Bella Vista this past weekend!

    Civic and businesses groups come together for Philly's annual cleanup day
    Residents and businesses owners across Philadelphia took to the streets on Saturday. Armed with brooms, shovels, gloves and trash bags, they were united around a single cause: Taking out the trash. This weekend was the 11th Annual Spring Clean Up.

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Rocky (re)Runs opens at Da Vinci Art Alliance...

Rocky (re)Runs opens at Da Vinci Art Alliance - DVAA tomorrow.

    'Rocky' as art: Philly gallery explores Italian Stallion in new show
    Creed II officially kicked off filming in Philadelphia earlier this month, bringing Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone, back to the city for the Rocky franchise's eighth installment. Sly even stopped by the old Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a hit of nostalgia that Philly folks loved.

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Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costume...

Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costumes in a “Dress-Your-Best” Contest sponsored in 1954. Marlene Dillman won a trip to Paris--click on the links to see photos of her winning outfits in the City of Lights. According to a McCall’s study at the time, the "average woman who sews" is a housewife between 20 and 39 years old, who has one or two children and a family income above the U. S. average. She makes 21 garments a year – 14 of them for herself. In addition, she makes six garments for her children and one for her husband. Did your mother sew outfits for you when you were a child? Do you sew? https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/22/13074/

    Fashion Forward at the National Archives
    Today's post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. Although fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of government records and the holdings of the National Archives, fashion and dress has, and continues to be, a significant aspect of life for many...

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"the challenges in this play are to have the ...

"the challenges in this play are to have the audience leave the theater with a lot of questions and very few answers... to have them try to understand another human being and to connect in a very spiritual and knowing way.” - Lindsay Smiling in The Philadelphia Tribune The World Premiere of PASSAGE by Christopher Chen begins this Wednesday, April 18. Get your tickets today --> https://goo.gl/957aNr #WilmaPassage

    Temple grad hopes play will help people connect spiritually
    Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen brings the world premiere of "Passage" to the Wilma Theatre in collaboration with Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. "Passage" is described as a fantasia of E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India," a 1924 novel that described the British crown rule in India and addressed racial discrimination and the ensuing resentment.

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Wilma Managing Director James Haskins and Goo...

Wilma Managing Director James Haskins and Good Karma Cafe owner Shawn Nesbit discuss their partnership that grew into a thriving cafe on Broad Street. Check out the full interview on Kyw Newsradio 1060

    Positively Philadelphia: A Taste of Wilma Theater's New Cafe
    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a small oasis on Broad Street with a big personality. The Wilma Theater has opened a cafe in its lobby. "Previously, we were dark most of the time in this great venue on the Avenue of the Arts (265 S.Broad Street)," said James Haskins, managing director.

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Have you renewed your Seger Tennis Reservatio...

Have you renewed your Seger Tennis Reservations Membership? Do it today before the slots are filled. Only $40 for the year. WHAT A DEAL! See Greg in the office for more info


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Funeral Held For 16-Year-Old Honor Student Killed On Easter Sunday

Bethel was shot along the 800 block of South Street on Easter Sunday.

    Funeral Held For 16-Year-Old Honor Student Killed On Easter Sunday
    Police say Bethel's alleged shooter, 18-year-old Zahmir White, opened fire while two groups of teenagers were arguing.

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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Mayor's Statement on Incident at Starbucks in Center City | Office of the Mayor
    PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Kenney today released the following statement in response to the incident earlier this week at a Starbucks in Center City: "I am heartbroken to see Philadelphia in the headlines for an incident that - at least based on what we know at this point - appears to exemplify what racial discrimination looks like in 2018.

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Launch day! Thanks to everyone who donated to...

Launch day! Thanks to everyone who donated to our sidewalk cleaning campaign.

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MyNEWPhilly is at Wax + Wine.

Happy Saturday‼️There’s nothing more relaxing than a glass of🍷and a lit candle. Well how about making your own candle while drinking wine😊 @callmenosh and @themilffiles go to @waxnwine to make the perfect candle and to have the perfect girls night out! Hosts @themilffiles & @callmenosh Director @joeys_definition Editor Bryan Olvera ————————————————————— #waxnwine #girlsday #wine #candles #cratfs #drinkup #glass #candles #datenight #saturday #wax #downtownphilly #fun

    Happy Saturday‼️There's nothing more relaxing than a glass of🍷and a lit candle. Well how about making your own candle while drinking wine😊 @callmenosh and @themilffiles go to @waxnwine to make the...

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"This promises to be a special event, conside...

"This promises to be a special event, considering the Wilma’s HotHouse Company is in on the act." #WilmaPassage begins Wednesday, April 18. Learn more --> https://goo.gl/957aNr

    7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from April 15 to 21 - Philly
    Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival Enjoy bites from more than 50 food trucks and tour some of Manayunk's best restaurants during this kickoff to Manayunk Restaurant Week. You'll also be able to stock up on homemade oils and spices, as well as fresh produce. There will be live music, too.

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It’s been a whirlwind year, and we’ve been honored to share it with you!

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    It's been a whirlwind year, and we've been honored to share it with you!
    Is it 2015 already?? Here's a quick look back at some of the highlights: Philly Shop We opened our second retail location in Philadelphia in June! We love being in the big city and being part of the welcoming neighborhood of Washington Square West. If you haven't come by for a visit yet, you should!

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Join us for a Summer Cupping!

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    Join us for a Summer Cupping!
    Join us at at our roastery every second and fourth Saturday at 9 am for a side-by-side coffee tasting! We'll taste some of our favorite coffees and discuss processing, roast degree, and the many factors that go into making a great coffee. Free and open to the public!

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July 5th – Get a Free Coffee Until Noon

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    July 5th - Get a Free Coffee Until Noon
    Lancaster & Philadelphia, PA-- On July 5th we're offering our customers a free small hot or iced coffee at any of our 3 shops in Lancaster and Philadelphia until noon. Let our friendly baristas help you ease back into the rest of your week. #productivity Lancaster: 145 N.

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