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    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    Want to launch your own business but have questions about getting there? This workshop is for you! "A Map to a Thriving Business" Workshop, will take place with The Chamber of Commerce at 6PM on...
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10 hours ago

South Philly Diner Sets Up Beer Garden to Raise Money for Anti-Pence ‘Handmaids Brigade’ Protest

The pop-up beer garden, at 10th and Fitzwater streets, runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with beer, punch, and food for sale and proceeds going toward the protest.

    South Philly Diner Sets Up Beer Garden to Raise Money for Anti-Pence 'Handmaids Brigade' Protest
    Sam's Morning Glory, the much-loved 20-year-old diner in Bella Vista known for its fantastic brunch, is hosting a one-night-only pop-up beer garden on Thursday, July 19, to raise money for a Refuse Fascism Philly protest against Vice President Mike Pence. Pence returns to Philly July 23 for a fundraiser for Lou Barletta, a Republican candidate for the U.S.
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    Councilmember Helen Gym
    BREAKING NEWS: Philly kids win! PA Supreme Court upholds historic tax to fund early childhood programs for thousands of Philly preschoolers, enabling their families to go back to work or school....
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13 hours ago

Fun times ahead at our July Happy Hour at Hal...

Fun times ahead at our July Happy Hour at Hale & True and an August outing to the Philadelphia Phillies. Read all about it in today's newsletter.

    News of Bella Vista July 18
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
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19 hours ago

Thank you!

Thank you so much for these past years. Your site has always been very informative, and invaluable to the community. I do hope that Nexdoor will be keeping some of your format intact since much of their focus is not only very neighbourhood specific, but seems to be primarily personal posts, as opposed to news, events, listings, crimewatch, etc...that I have always turned to your site for. Thanks so much again for all the work you've done for the community. Cheers, and best of luck with your new ventures!

21 hours ago

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    INSTALL NEW BATHROOM WIRING: 2- NEW CIRCUITS, 3- RECEPTACLES, 3- LUMINAIRES, 1- EXHAUST FAN... PER 2008 NEC FOR A ONE FAMILY BUILDING

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Today on our blog we check in with student Na...

Today on our blog we check in with student Nancy Shell, who was named a top 20 finalist in Let’s Connect: Philly Artists Take on the Barnes last month. Read on to learn how Fleisher classes John Sevcik allowed her to express herself more fully.

    From Frozen to Flourishing - Fleisher Art Memorial
    When Nancy Shell first started taking classes at Fleisher, she felt frozen. Shell, who is disabled, had recently lost her job and grew up in an abusive household in which pursuit of a job took priority over artistic exploration. Though she was intimidated by the talent she saw around her in Fleisher's painting studios, Shell was harboring a secret.
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31 hours ago

Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Div...

Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Divine Providence today. Got to present our READYHome emergency preparedness program to a very interactive crowd. Interested in our free READYHome program? More info ➡️ https://bit.ly/2CNuluT #AreYouReady

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Divine Providence today. Got to present our READYHome emergency preparedness program to a very interactive crowd. Interested in our free READYHome program?...
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33 hours ago

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative...

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6

    The Wilma Theater
    Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6
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36 hours ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

    Seger Dog Park
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36 hours ago

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim Mc...

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim McElhatton, a freelance reporter and private investigator whose research in our civil case files contributed to his article “The Homeless Man who Made Alexandria Civil Rights History“ in the Alexandria Times which chronicled James Lomax and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. You can see his article at the following link (https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/), and see his description of his research here at the National Archives at Philadelphia below: Years ago, my family and I lived in an old rental house in Alexandria, Virginia across from a church where volunteers fed lunch to the homeless. Among the same faces I would see day after day was a heavyset African American man with a long gray scraggly beard. His name was James Lomax. He did not talk very much. But he displayed a quiet generosity that set him apart. When he must have thought nobody was looking, James sometimes set plastic bags by our front of our door filled with cast off toys and clothes intended for my young children. After a while, our family finally saved up enough to buy a house of our own and so we moved away. I would still see James in and around town once in a while. Then, I stopped seeing him altogether. I would like to be able to say I tried to find out what happened. But the truth is, life moved on. And I had not thought much about James Lomax in several years. But that changed suddenly not long ago when I visited the National Archives in Philadelphia. A few months ago, I was researching an old civil rights case, Jones v School Board of Alexandria, a 1958 lawsuit that desegregated public schools in Alexandria. As a freelance reporter for the local weekly paper, the Alexandria Times, I wanted to learn more about this case. After all, the old newspaper clips only told so much: Four years after Brown v. Board of Education, seven African American families petitioned Alexandria’s school board to let their children attend whites only schools. The school system refused. So the families and NAACP sued. I took off from work from my day job as a private investigator to have a look at the original case file. I did not know what to expect. I had never visited a National Archives facility. But within ten minutes of my arrival, I had researcher card in hand and the staff laid out original case files that had not been seen or touched in many years. As I paged through the exhibits, I noticed grades and report cards for the 14 school children plaintiffs. I scanned the names of the students then stopped, stunned, to read about a brilliant second grader named James Lomax. I couldn't be, I thought. But it was. It took a few weeks to confirm the student and homeless man were, indeed, the same person. I eventually found James in an assisted living center in Maryland. He had lost a lot of weight. He lay curled up on a bed. I re-introduced myself. He said he remembered me. Then, without a word, I handed him an old wire services newspaper article showing a photo of him as a second grade boy crossing a police barricade. It was the first time public elementary schools were integrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “Yeah,” he said. “That’s me.” I later wrote a story about James and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. Without the National Archives, though, nobody in Alexandria could have ever known, let alone imagined, that the homeless man we walked by countless times did more good by age 8 than most of the rest of us will do in a lifetime. Because that is the point of it all. You just never know. -- Jim McElhatton is a freelance reporter and private investigator; he can be reached at jimmcelhat@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/

    James Lomax desgregated Alexandria schools - he's now in a Maryland assisted living facility | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA
    For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves meals to the homeless. Heavyset with a long gray beard, he kept to himself and, at times, could seem a little surly. But he also displayed a quiet grace and generosity.
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37 hours ago

Morning Glory pop-up beer garden for a cause

Where: Morning Glory Diner at 735 S. 10th St., 19147

    Morning Glory pop-up beer garden for a cause
    This cheery Bella Vista diner is opening its outdoor patio for a special one-night party with brews from PBC, champagne and punch plus snacks to benefit Refuse Fascism. Proceeds will go toward a "Handmaids Brigade" at the big protest planned when VP Pence is in town July 23.
    https://billypenn.com

38 hours ago

Flash Flood Watch issued by @NWS_MountHolly. ...

Flash Flood Watch issued by @NWS_MountHolly. In effect from 11am through this evening. Be aware of your local street and waterway flooding hazards. Never walk or drive through floodwater. More info ➡️ nixle.us/A9PNJ

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2 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Loco Lucho debuts at Reading Terminal Market
    On Thursday, the crowd went loco for the pinchos de churrasco, carne frita, class Cubano sandwich, and marinated bistec sandwiches offered up from behind the counter of the latest addition to Reading Terminal Market, Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen, which has set up shop at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Avenue C selling an array of Puerto Rican street food creations.
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2 days ago

From South Street Headhouse District: The sch...

From South Street Headhouse District: The scheduled resurfacing of South Street will proceed from Broad to Front Streets beginning TONIGHT July 16 at 7pm. City contractors are scheduled to begin by milling and grading, (removing the top layer of asphalt) of South Street. Hours for milling will be from 7:00pm to 5:00am. Prep work around the manholes should start the following day after the milling is complete. Prep work hours are from 7:00am to 3:30pm. The paving itself is scheduled to take place on July 23rd to July 26th at night from 7:00pm to 5:00am.(Note: Exact dates may push due to weather delays.) Please look for NO PARKING SIGNS and other parking restriction during this period. Vehicles on the street will be moved by the City of Philadelphia. If you vehicle is relocated due to construction, call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3030. Bike corrals have been removed and will be replaced after the paving is complete.

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2 days ago

Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked

And last but not least, check out South Philly staple Isgro Pastries, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 366 reviews on Yelp. Established in 1904, the Italian bakery is known for its award-winning cannoli and other decadent desserts. You can find it at 1009 Christian St.

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Topping the list is Beiler's Bakery at 51 N. 12th St. in the Reading Terminal Market in Center City. The dessert destination, which offers doughnuts and more, is the most popular bakery in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,085 reviews on Yelp.

Old City's ICI Macarons & Cafe, located at 230 Arch St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery, which offers coffee, tea, macarons and more, five stars out of 158 reviews.

A La Mousse is another much-loved go-to. With 4.5 stars out of 393 Yelp reviews, this shop offers desserts, milkshakes, coffee, tea and more. Head over to 145 N. 11th St. in Chinatown to see for yourself.

    Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked
    Looking to try the best bakeries around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated bakeries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for fresh doughnuts, macarons, cannoli and other sweet treats.
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2 days ago

Temps towards the 90’s today and tomorrow. Fi...

Temps towards the 90’s today and tomorrow. Find your cool place: Take a break from the sun. Know the signs of heat stress. Helpful health info from our partners from @PHLPublicHealth ⬇️

    Part of the Plan: Heat and Home | Office of Emergency Management
    Part of the Plan is the Office of Emergency Management's monthly video series where we open our public safety plans and partnerships. Something we value at OEM is informing and including the public as to your roles in our plans. As we say: You are the Public in Public Safety.
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3 days ago

Great interview with Emily Smith, who lives i...

Great interview with Emily Smith, who lives in Bella Vista AND is executive director of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Fun fact: the gardens are dog-friendly!

    Welcome | Philadelphia Magazine
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3 days ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added 2 new pho...

Vive la France! In honor of their victory in the World Cup, here is "The Marseilles Hymn: in French & English," from our collection. It was printed in Philadelphia, and though undated, this version has an estimated date of 1793.

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added a new photo.
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3 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

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    Seger Dog Park
    Seger Dog Park added a new photo.
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3 days ago

Seger Park shared MIX & MATCH DesignShop's po...

    MIX & MATCH DesignShop
    Celebrate France! Bastille Day sale all week. 10% off everything French. Lalique, Baccarrat, Jacques Garcia, and new items from the collection of George Perrier.
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4 days ago

August 16: Bella Vista Night at the Phillies Double Header

(215) 627-0057

    August 16: Bella Vista Night at the Phillies Double Header
    Join neighbors for a fun afternoon and evening at Citizens Bank Park with the showdown between the Phillies and the Mets. BVNA has reserved seats in section 211, each $30 ticket includes a donation to BVNA. One Ticket is good for both games! Click here for payment form.
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4 days ago

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    FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS (SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR PREVIOUSLY DEMOLISHED UNDER PERMIT #850825). STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED BY HAND AND WITH HAND-HELD TOOLS ONLY. PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION TO BE IN PLACE PRIOR TO START OF WORK AND TO BE MAINTAINED DURING ALL DEMOLITION ACTIVITIES. * A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. * 21 DAY POSTING AND NOTICE REQUIRED PER A-303.2

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    FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE WITH BUILDING TO REMAIN VACANT.

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Darren LoPrinzi posted 1 photo to Flickr:

5 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected
    Two new historic districts and a well-known Center City interior were added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places during today's monthly meeting of the Historical Commission. A unanimous vote of approval by the Historical Commission makes the Wanamaker's Grand Court, nominated by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the third interior added to the city's list of protected properties, joining the City Hall Council Chambers and the Family Court Building.
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5 days ago

Go Inside A Living Mural In Immersive Art Installation FIGMAGO

The exhibit is set at 825 Bainbridge Street in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood.

    Go Inside a Living Mural in Immersive Art Installation FIGMAGO
    A cool new attraction opening this summer will have residents and visitors noticing public art in Philadelphia in a new way. FIGMAGO , running Wednesdays through Sundays from Wednesday, July 18 through the fall, is an escape-room-inspired adventure that takes attendees inside the mind of a local muralist to ogle elaborate art installations, play brain-twisting puzzles and, on select nights, catch lavish acrobatic dance performances.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

5 days ago

If you see pickle ball being played on the te...

If you see pickle ball being played on the tennis court. Here's what's going on. http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=PHQP%2F2018%2F07%2F13&entity=Ar05800&sk=5E6CA4AB&mode=text

    Pickleball is agame to relish - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 2018-07-13
    By Bethany Ao STAFF WRITER Pickleball is the latest rage in South Jersey, where a Cherry Hill-based meetup group of players that started in June 2016 has exploded to include over 800 members. One of the country's fastest-growing sports, pickleball, which has nothing to do with pickles, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.
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    (1) INSTALL A MITSUBISHI A/C SYSTEM 2.5 TONS WITH ALL MATERIALS FOR A COMPLETE INSTALLATION.

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    FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH A BALCONY AT THE 2ND FLOOR REAR. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICANT. FOR USE AS SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING.

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    FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH A BALCONY AT THE 2ND FLOOR REAR. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICANT. FOR USE AS SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING.

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    INSPECT FIRE ALARM SYSTEM INSTALLED BY ANOTHER COMPANY AND CORRECT ANY ISSUES THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED SINCE SYSTEM IS NOW BEING SERVICED BY GATEWAY AS PER NFPA72

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    LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) LOT FROM THREE (3) EXISTING LOTS (1033 S 9TH STREET, 1035 S 9TH STREET, AND 1037 S 9TH STREET). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION.

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6 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    NACTO Board of Directors Archives - National Association of City Transportation Officials
    Robert Spillar serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director. As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for the City's multi-modal transportation portfolio, Vision Zero, Transportation Demand Management, Special Events and Parking Enterprise operations. Under Spillar's leadership, the City of Austin was a finalist in the U.S.
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6 days ago

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Che...

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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6 days ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their c...

Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.
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6 days ago

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Reco...

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Records Administration has records of aliens and UFOs in our holdings? If so, you’re in luck! Our colleague Joseph Gillette, an Archivist on a cross-training assignment in the National Archives History Office, wrote a series about the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The purpose of these projects was to investigate the increasing number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings throughout America and determine their nature and any potential threat. This blog posted, entitled “INVASION! (of privacy),” is the first in a three part series which explores the Project Blue Book and discusses records of UFOs in the holdings of the National Archives! You can find Part II, “UFOs: Natural Explanations,” and Part III, “UFOs: Man-Made, Made Up, and Unknown,” on the Pieces of History blog here: www.prologue.blogs.archives.gov https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/04/09/invasion-of-privacy/

    INVASION! (of privacy)
    Today's post comes from Joseph Gillette, an archivist on a cross-training assignment with the National Archives History Office. It is part of a series concerning the Air Force's Project Blue Book investigation. In the mid-1970s, the National Archives prepared to absorb the records of the Air Force's Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors,...
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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
    Around Washington Square, 10 AM Sat. 7/14/2018 https://www.facebook.com/preservationalliance/events/ Photo from Historic American Building Survey of N.W. Ayer & Company Building, 204-212 South...
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  • FIGMAGO 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Meg Saligman Studio (825 Bainbridge St)
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