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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    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...

5 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.

5 hours ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared St...

Cheers to the Kids at Star Garden who raised money for Philabundance! And way-to-go Families, Friends, and neighbors who supported their volunteering!!! QVNA salutes you all. #Queenvillagelovesvolunteers

    Starr Garden Recreation Center
    Lemonade at Starr Garden! Proceeds go to Philabundance

5 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    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....

8 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.

13 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!

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    1032 CARPENTER ST Issued July 16, 2018 Comment

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24 hours ago

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.

26 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?...

28 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

28 hours ago

Hungry Pigeon considering 'aging' their eggs!...

Hungry Pigeon considering 'aging' their eggs!

    At Philly's Hottest Brunch Spot, the Eggs Might Be Too Fresh
    Scott Schroeder and Pat O'Malley have considered aging their eggs to prevent some of the pitfalls of super-fresh eggs (like breakage) in their most popular dishes.

31 hours ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

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31 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.

32 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.

32 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


44 hours ago

Philly's Magic Gardens is the starting point for an Isaiah Zagar scavenger hunt this Thursday. It's free, but participants can make donations to the Morris Animal Refuge along the way.

Although Zager’s work can be found all around Philly, the adventure, which starts and ends at PMG at 10th and South streets, takes participants on an exploration around Washington Square West and Bella Vista, as folks specifically search for the depictions of animals hidden in the public art.

    Philadelphia Magic Gardens to host South Street Safari July 19
    The hidden gems of Isaiah Zagar's glistening masterpieces will soon be the subject of a South Philly scavenger hunt. Aiming for folks to seek his city-wide scattered mosaics, the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, along with the Morris Animal Refuge, is hosting the first South Street Safari scheduled for Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m.

2 days ago

Service Announcement: The 11th & South Street...

Service Announcement: The 11th & South Street station will be temporarily removed tomorrow morning due to construction in the area until further notice. Please check our online station map for nearby bike and dock availability.

    Service Announcement: The 11th & South Street station will be temporarily removed tomorrow morning due to construction in the area until further notice. Please check our online station map for nearby...

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.

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.


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.

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.

2 days ago

25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22

Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

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Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Various locations including Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th Street

Where:Various locations including Restaurant Marokko, 54 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Where:Spice Finch, 220 S. 17th Street

Where:Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front Street

Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue

Where:Bok Bar, 800 Mifflin Street

Where:Burholme Park, 1400 Cottman Avenue

Where:Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel Street

Where:Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Various locations including Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street

Where:Various locations including 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

    25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22
    The Oval+ | Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy The Oval+ opening day, 10 free outdoor movies, SmörgåsBeer, FIGMAGO and more... Start gearing up for a jam-packed week of alfresco concerts, outdoor movie screenings, new attraction openings and dining deals in Philadelphia.


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