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6/16 -- Flea Market and Music & Art Event at CAPITOLO Park!

Flea Market with LIVE Music and Art in the Park!
Saturday, June 16th (9am to 3pm)
CAPITOLO Park, 9th & Federal Streets in South Philly

LIVE paint event with Anthony Torcasio, Seper, Priscilla Bell, Ben Howard, Sagamoor, Lawren Alice, with music by The Parlor, Doug Kaetz, Mark Nestman, Barrett Bohr, ShaneGreat, Ircasim, featuring New Sound Brass Band!

5 days ago

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      1600 Block S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. June 5, 2018 @ 12:41 p.m. Comment

Jun 11

Bart Blatstein drops request for Delaware River waterfront Wawa with gas pumps - for now

Blatstein’s plan for a big Wawa with gas pumps at the Tasker Street and South Columbus Boulevard site — part of a large tract where a Foxwoods casino once had been planned — was overwhelmingly rejected by community members at a meeting of the Pennsport Civic Association neighborhood group in March.

    Bart Blatstein drops request for Delaware River waterfront Wawa with gas pumps - for now
    Blatstein pulled the application last week for a variance from zoning rules barring gas pumps along central Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront to mull other options with nearby neighbors who oppose the plan. - Jacob Adelman, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 09

Jun 08

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AN FOUR (4) INCH PRIVATE COMBINED SERVICE WATER MAIN WITH (4) INCH BACKFLOW PREVENTER PER NFPA 24 AND APPROVAL BY PWD. FOR THE INSTALLATION OF 26 ONE (1) INCH COMBINED SERVICE LINES FOR A FIRE & DOMESTIC SUPPLY LINE. MULTIPURPOSE RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM WITH BOOSTER PUMP IN DEDICATED PUMP ROOM FOR EACH SINGLE FAMILY UNIT OF MANUFACTURED HOMES (TOTAL OF 26 DWELLING UNITS). ALL WORK SHALL BE ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS, HYDRAULIC AND CALCULATIONS BY THIRD PARTY AGENCY, NTA, INC.UNDER THE INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING ACT.

    116 REED ST Issued June 5, 2018 Comment

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

About Pennsport

Hi Pennsport, My wife and I are looking to buy a home in the 400 block of Moore St. area. In our research, though, we've noticed that in the past month there have been 2 shootings near that area and at least 2 more within a 15 min walk. Up to May though it seems Pennsport was relatively quiet. Trulia lists the crime as low relative to Philadelphia and other sites also claim crime in the area isn't bad.

We'd like some insider thoughts; homes in Philadelphia are getting up there in price and if possible I'd like to avoid a costly mistake. I look forward to getting some inside perspective.

  • Steven Buller Beer Jesus

    You don’t have to worry, a vast majority of the shootings have to deal with street beefs, they also are HIGHLY LIKELY to be targeted crimes. The average joe doesn’t get involved in shootings.

  • I'm looking to sell my house on moyamensing closer to McKean. We haven't posted the house yet but if you are interested in let me know.

Jun 06

Safety in Queen Village

Lived in Queen Village since 1998. I have deterred many folks from moving here. So many changes the last 5 years. We do not have good police protection here. Basic assault , folks getting in your face does not get action. And lots of changes. The dynamics of the area has changed to under 30 crowd moving who has less respect for trash rules ( trash out 2-5 days earlier. More bike riders on sidewalks ( 10 kids under 6...

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Lived in Queen Village since 1998. I have deterred many folks from moving here. So many changes the last 5 years. We do not have good police protection here. Basic assault , folks getting in your face does not get action. And lots of changes. The dynamics of the area has changed to under 30 crowd moving who has less respect for trash rules ( trash out 2-5 days earlier. More bike riders on sidewalks ( 10 kids under 6 months old in the area) . More cars not even doing stops. May 14 th, there were an incident near 2nd and Monroe around 1 pm and no one called the police . Sorry- and good folks I have known have moved.
I reccomw d Bella Vista area. Great neighborhood association ( Q.v. only cares about zoning,glossy mags with irreverent articles and education.- )
Sorry I just do not feel it is a good area anymore. I wish I could move but my mortgage is too low.

Jun 03

Jun 01

At waterfront development site, a popular DIY rec space hangs in the balance

Blatstein originally acquired the parcel that includes Pier 60  — 1401-99 Columbus Blvd. — in 1993, only to sell it to a casino operator. Since reacquiring the deed in...

    At waterfront development site, a popular DIY rec space hangs in the balance
    As rush-hour traffic grinds to a halt along Columbus Boulevard one afternoon in May, a slow flow of bicycles moves in a perpendicular direction, intermittently cutting across the road toward the AAA building at the intersection with Tasker Street.
    https://whyy.org

May 30

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    • Thefts

      1600 Block S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. May 30, 2018 @ 10:40 p.m. Comment

May 23

Important Committee work at our meeting tonig...

Important Committee work at our meeting tonight!

    Friends of Vare-Washington
    Important Committee work at our meeting tonight!
    https://www.facebook.com

May 23

May 21

Updated May 22

Parking

Is there anywhere in Philly to securely park a small 10" moving truck overnight?

  • From the sounds of it, you want to pay an indoor garage to do so. there are two in the 1500 block of Latimer that I know of, plenty of others in town too.

May 21

May 19

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    1 INSTALL OF A MITSUBISHIC HEAT PUMP 9K BTU WITH ALL MATERIALS FOR A COMPLETE INSTALLATION. (SUPPLEMENTIAL HEAT, AREA OF HOUSE). (SFD)

    113 SIGEL ST Issued May 15, 2018 Comment

May 17

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    INSTALL 3/4 WATER SERVICE PA 20181300651 "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    135 MOUNTAIN ST Issued May 14, 2018 Comment

May 15

These Are the 10 Most Affordable Homes in Pennsport

“The property in need of some renovation (139 Morris St.) is rightly priced among the lowest asking prices on a per-square-foot basis to reflect the needed work that the buyer will be assuming,” said Constantine Valhouli, director of research for NeighborhoodX.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

At 904 square feet. 512 Emily St. is one of the roomier houses on this list. It’s also the one that was most recently rehabbed. | Bright MLS image via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

    These Are the 10 Most Affordable Homes in Pennsport
    One of them needs some fixing up, and two more could use some freshening up, but most of these offer good value for the money. Besides being home to most of the Mummers clubs, Pennsport is also home to both modest rowhomes and more luxurious new construction.
    https://www.phillymag.com

May 11

Friends of Vare-Washington shared a link.

    Events: Science in the Summer 2018 - Science of Space!
    GSK Science in the Summer(tm) is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Through classes held in local public libraries and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about science with hands-on experiments.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

May 11

Friends of Vare-Washington shared Shot Tower ...

    Shot Tower Playground
    Shot Tower Playground. 1.3K likes. 131 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 685-1592
    https://www.facebook.com

May 11

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