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    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.

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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.

15 hours 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)

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    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.

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    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.

16 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Rep. Donna Bul...


    Rep. Donna Bullock
    Thanks to everyone who came out for our Senior Spring Fling Luncheon! We got to enjoy delicious food and great music while learning about key #PA assistance programs #PeopleFirst #Plan4PA #goodtimes

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    The hottest Philly neighborhood no one is talking about
    No one could argue that Olney, in upper North Philadelphia, is gentrifying. But that doesn't mean the neighborhood isn't revitalizing. In the afternoon when schools let out, kids weighed down with colorful backpacks fill the sidewalks of tidy rowhome blocks. The neighborhood's North 5th Street shopping district bustles with Colombian cafes, Jamaican bakeries, and Korean restaurants.

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    Volunteer lawyers help Philly offenders clear records and move forward
    Nearly one in three Philadelphia residents has a criminal record. Many of these people were never found guilty of a major wrongdoing, but often that doesn't make a difference. Just having "a record" is enough to make you ineligible for employment, education, housing and public assistance.

26 hours ago

Wee News: A NEW Indoor Play Spot In the City

...Wheeeeee!) Kith + Kin — meaning, of course, “friends and family” — will be located in Brewerytown (at 31st and Jefferson). At this point, the owners are planning a July debut, with classes kicking off in...

    Wee News: A NEW Indoor Play Spot In the City
    You can expect classes (for kids and parents), used kids' clothes, a boutique, a cafe ... and more Read more Here's some happy news, guys: The city's getting another indoor play space, and it's going to be big (3,000 square feet!), and it's going to have classes for kids and for parents ...

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    We asked Philly to tell us what gentrification feels like. Here's what we heard.
    Philadelphians have a lot of opinions on gentrification, and they aren't afraid to share them. Sometimes bluntly. That's one thing we've learned this week as we ask readers to weigh in on our Gentrified series From neighborhoods across the city, Philadelphians have shared their experiences, thoughts, and questions about climbing incomes and other demographic shifts occurring in their communities.

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    Mouse infestations close noted private school kitchen and other Philly eateries
    Mice do not discriminate in the latest round up of Clean Plates. In addition to a CVSand grocery store, the Cherokee campus of the tony Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had a rodent infestation. There were mouse droppings throughout the private school's kitchen and dining area. In addition, there was a dead mouse in a trap.

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    Councilwoman proposes bill to keep some Philly bars open till 4 a.m.
    Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown on Thursday proposed a bill to generate funding for schools by permitting some bars to stay open until 4 a.m. The legislation comes in response to Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed six percent property tax increase, an onerous measure intended to close the nearly $1 billion deficit that plagues the School District of Philadelphia.

46 hours ago

Progressives hoping to shake up Philly's Demo...

Progressives hoping to shake up Philly's Democratic Party get good, and bad, news | Clout http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/clout/progressives-bob-brady-democratic-party-ward-leaders-20180315.html

    Progressives hoping to shake up Philly's Democratic Party get good, and bad, news | Clout
    Contrary to what many expected, there hasn't been a citywide surge in the number of candidates running for a key, street-level role in the city's Democratic machine. But some gentrifying neighborhoods saw a boost. - Holly Otterbein, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

46 hours ago

On the boundary between Fairmount and Brewery...

On the boundary between Fairmount and Brewerytown: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fairmount/zoning-notices-just-another-tease-26th-poplar

    Zoning Notices Just Another Tease at 26th & Poplar? - OCF Realty
    Mar, 09, 2018 | 8 Comments | Fairmount By and large, it's working out for all of us that we live in a free country. But freedom for some can present frustration and aggravation for others. See, there's a large vacant lot on the north side of the 2600 block of Poplar Street, and many neighbors would surely love to see it get redeveloped.

46 hours ago



    Philly planning Bartram Village redesign with $1.3 million grant
    A new $1.3 million federal grant will help the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) redevelop the public housing neighborhood known as Bartram Village, which sits along the Schuylkill River in South Philly. PHA announced the news in a statement on their website last month, saying the $1.3 million was a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) grant from the U.S.

46 hours ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/grandfather-shot-multi...

Crime: http://6abc.com/grandfather-shot-multiple-times-in-west-phila-home/3218623/

    Grandfather shot multiple times in West Phila. home
    A grandfather is fighting for his life after being ambushed in his home and shot multiple times in West Philadelphia, according to police. Police say the 56-year-old victim had just returned home to the 700 block of Cecil Street around 11 p.m. Wednesday after a night of bowling.

2 days ago



    Amazon reps pay visit to Philadelphia to scout HQ2 sites - Philly
    Add Philadelphia to the list of cities visited by Amazon scouts in connection with the company's planned second headquarters. An Amazon.com Inc. site-selection team recently spent about a day and a half in Philadelphia, where they met with officials involved with the city's proposal to the company, Mayor Kenney said in an interview Wednesday after a presentation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's real estate membership group.

2 days ago

Do you have a desire to give back to your com...

Do you have a desire to give back to your community? Do you have experience working with adolescents? Can you commit to 8 hours every month? If so, we're looking for community volunteers, age 18 and over, to mentor non-violent offenders who are going through the Youth Aid Panel diversion program. Apply in the link below. Last day for interviews is Friday, March 30, 2018! http://www.phila.gov/districtattorney/resources/Pages/YouthAidPanelProgram.aspx

2 days ago

On the Ridge Avenue Business Corridor,Near Br...

On the Ridge Avenue Business Corridor,Near Brewerytown Sharswood : http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewerytown/pha-fixing-former-checker-club-ridge-avenue

    PHA Fixing Up Former Checker Club on Ridge Avenue - OCF Realty
    Just north of Girard Avenue, several blocks of Ridge Avenue have been sitting vacant for as many years as we can remember. This is quite a change from the scene on these blocks in the middle of the 20th century, when this section of Ridge was an African American entertainment district and a major center for jazz in Philadelphia.

2 days ago

Reminder....Join us for our monthly meeting t...

Reminder....Join us for our monthly meeting tonight at Strawberry Mansion High School Auditorium at 6pm. Bring a neighbor!

2 days ago

A Long time Strawberry Mansion Resident: http...

A Long time Strawberry Mansion Resident: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/03/14/we-want-to-see-growth-too-why-tonetta-graham-isn-t-worried-about-philly-hipsters-moving-into-her-neighborhood

    'We want to see growth' too: Why Tonetta Graham isn't worried about Philly hipsters moving into her neighborhood
    When I talked to Walker about this story, he told me that my roommates and I are, in a way, the blockbusters now - the first white people back on the block in decades, sowing fear. I asked him why, then, he chose to sell to a white woman.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Crime: https://trib.al/wjNs3jP

Crime: https://trib.al/wjNs3jP

    Feds: Ex-aide to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady targeted in murder-for-hire plot - Philly
    Prosecutors detailed the previously undisclosed plot to kill Donald "D.A." Jones, 62, of Willingboro, in filings late Monday in federal court in Missouri. The court papers accuse Milton Russel "Rusty" Cranford, a prominent Arkansas lobbyist, of attempting to set up Jones' slaying this year.

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 3 new photos.

8th National Bank of Philadelphia - NE 2nd Street and Girard Avenue - 1904 and Present Day:

3 days ago



    3 maps that explain gentrification in Philadelphia
    "Gentrification" is a word that gets tossed around a lot, especially in Philadelphia, a city where some neighborhoods are experiencing rapid demographic shifts. (See our series here) The changes mean different things to different people but a common set of facts can help ground conversations.

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared philly.com's p...

Humor: sort of: https://www.facebook.com/phillydotcom/posts/10155645434931656

    Tractor-trailer carrying egg yolks crashes, drivers scramble - Philly
    A tractor-trailer carrying liquid egg yolks overturned on a ramp to Interstate 76 in King of Prussia, turning the highway into the Schuylkill Eggspressway and causing a scrambled mess. It's unclear if the driver of truck - who, on the sunny side of things, was reportedly uninjured - had egg on his face following the accident.

3 days ago



    The Changing Streets of Cedar Park
    In a country deeply segregated by race, this uniquely integrated part of West Philadelphia stands out. But that might soon change. Monica Allison moved to West Philadelphia's Cedar Park in 1997, buying a gorgeous red brick Victorian town house for $67,000.

3 days ago

As part of a larger effort to share informati...

As part of a larger effort to share information with the public about how the City spends taxpayer money, the City Controller's Office will release financial data. First up: the soda tax. Since its inception, the City has collected about $85 million in revenue from the soda tax. Only about 26% of revenue collected has been spent on Pre-K and Community Schools.

3 days ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/woman-found-dead-with-...

Crime: http://6abc.com/woman-found-dead-with-7-stab-wounds-in-west-philly/3210989/

    Woman found dead with 7 stab wounds in West Philly
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Philadelphia police are investigating after a woman was found dead with multiple stab wounds. The 39-year-old woman was found on the first floor of a rooming house in the 100 block of N. Edgewood Street in West Philadelphia around 12:43 p.m. Tuesday.

3 days ago



    In Philly, we raise taxes on a poor city because we run a city poorly
    It costs a lot of money to run a city poorly. Raising taxes to pay those high costs helps keep a city's residents poor. It is an unfortunate downward spiral and Philadelphia is - once again - caught up in it.

3 days ago

📢Philadelphia Land Bank seeking proposals fro...

📢Philadelphia Land Bank seeking proposals from developers to acquire and develop some or all of eight parcels in a row on the 1900 block of North 33rd Street 🏘️

    Not all Land Bank property is sold or leased through an Expression of Interest. Sometimes the Land Bank will solicit potential buyers to develop a property, or properties, through a Request for Proposals (RFP). Potential bidders can submit questions by e-mail as outlined in each RFP.

3 days ago



    Price Increases, New Pass Options for Indego Bike-Sharing Program
    City officials say the changes are necessary for the growth of the program. Mayor Kenney's office on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's popular Indego bike-sharing program that include new pass options, price increases, and a lower minimum age to ride.

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    The surprising truth behind the racial dynamics of gentrification in Philly
    The changes also show up on paper. Between 2000 and 2016, median household income in the most gentrified section of the neighborhood shot up 124 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. During that same span, the data reveals that median homes prices ballooned 715 percent in the same area.

3 days ago

Louisa Knapp Curtis, the first editor of “Lad...

Louisa Knapp Curtis, the first editor of “Ladies’ Home Journal,” decorated Strawberry Mansion’s 19th century Reception Room. Her original furniture purchase in 1931 included two mirrors, a pair of side chairs, a marble top table, two small tables, two arm chairs, a sofa and a pair of urns for a grand total of $723! #WomensHistoryMonth

4 days ago

Crime: https://blavity.com/the-road-rage-kill...

Crime: https://blavity.com/the-road-rage-killing-of-18-year-old-bianca-roberson-is-why-gun-control-is-needed-now-more-than-ever

    The Road Rage Killing Of 18-Year-Old Bianca Roberson Is Why Gun Control Is Needed Now More Than Ever
    Bianca Roberson was 18-years-old and set to go to college...

4 days ago

Philadelphia City Hall under construction: So...

Philadelphia City Hall under construction: South Broad Street in 1893. Completed in 1901

4 days ago



    Uber Rider Shot Sunday Night In Southwest Philly: Police
    PHILADELPHIA - A 22-year-old man was shot in the foot as he was riding in an Uber car Sunday night in Southwest Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia Police and media reports. According to police, the shooting occurred at about 11:51 p.m. on the 6500 block of Cobbs Creek Parkway.

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    From slums to sleek towers: How Philly became cleaner, safer, and more unequal
    In hindsight, Bacon's transformation unfolded in ways that are more transparent than the messy reality playing out in Philadelphia today. Policymakers went into that urban renewal-era reinvention with the understanding, based on the city Planning Commission's calculations, that 34 percent of existing residents would be displaced.

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    Crime in Philadelphia, Parts I and II - Philly.com

5 days ago

Say it ain't snow. Another round of winter we...

Say it ain't snow. Another round of winter weather headed our way http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/say-it-aint-snow-another-round-of-winter-weather-headed-our-way-20180311.html

    Say it ain't snow. Another round of winter weather headed our way - Philly
    As of Sunday evening, the system looked like it would impact the region Monday into Tuesday, beginning as rain mid-late Monday afternoon, mixing with snow in the evening, turning entirely to snow around midnight, and tapering off Tuesday morning. One to three inches of wet snow are expected.

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    Would Philly voters, given the chance, end political side-hustles? | Editorial
    Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams made $34,000 in 2017 as a political consultant, on top of the $129,760 he was paid for his public post. Do side-hustles like this create conflicts of interest? And should voters have a say in whether that goes on?

5 days ago

Did you know Strawberry Mansion is the larges...

Did you know Strawberry Mansion is the largest of the Park Charms: The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park? Stop by soon to admire its grand Greek Revival wings and fascinating collections of antiques and fine art. Plan your visit here: http://ow.ly/yg1e30iPTUi

6 days ago

Federal judges hear arguments in Pa. congress...

Federal judges hear arguments in Pa. congressional map fight: Should they block new map? http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/pennsylvania-congressional-map-federal-lawsuit-hearing-judges-gerrymandering-20180309.html

    Federal judges hear arguments in Pa. congressional map fight: Should they block new map? - Philly
    At a hearing Friday, federal judges questioned whether they should step in to block the Pennsylvania congressional map, whether doing so would create more chaos, and whether they should wait for the U.S. Supreme Court. - Jonathan Lai, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

6 days ago

This spring, have fun in your free time at on...

This spring, have fun in your free time at one of our fantastic free computer classes! Sign up or just come when you have time! Learn more here: http://ow.ly/paF430iEvzC

6 days ago



    Rhynhart Aims for More Accessible Controller's Office
    By Merry Reed During her first two months in office, new City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart says she is focusing on making the work of her office more transparent to the public. The City Controller's Office, an independently-elected arm of Philadelphia government, is designed as an independent auditor.


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