1 hour ago

Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross issues public apology to 2 men arrested at Starbucks

A widely shared video posted by user @MissyDePino shows the two men being taken away in handcuffs. The incident put the Seattle-based coffee chain in the center of controversy, while protests in front of the store at 1801 Spruce St. ensued for three days over the weekend and Monday.

    Philly Police Commissioner Ross issues public apology to 2 men arrested at Starbucks
    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, under heavy criticism for the arrests of two 23-year-old Philadelphia men at a Starbucks near Rittenhouse Square a week ago and his defense of the police action, apologized to the men Thursday and said he had made the situation worse.
    http://www.philly.com

2 hours ago

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia...

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia’s office sector growth lags behind its peer markets. The premium on space downtown was 10% in 2017, compared to 112% in Boston and 74% in D.C. central business districts, and the national average of 25%. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click below for more info and to get your copy. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Office
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    https://centercityphila.org

3 hours ago

JOIN US Today, Thursday, April 19 for a recep...

JOIN US Today, Thursday, April 19 for a reception and book launch for January 1 with the artist Andrea Modica at The Print Center, 6:00-7:30pm. Thanks philly artblog! PRE-ORDER YOUR SIGNED BOOK or SPECIAL EDITION TODAY! For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at elaudenslager@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x2 This program is co-sponsored by the Photography Program at Drexel University. http://printcenter.org/100/event/book-launch-3/


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FURTHER LISTINGS

Apr. 24-          Councilman David Oh is hosted Reception at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., Red Rm., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100. Payable to “Citizens for David Oh,” 5813 Thomas Ave., Phila., PA 19143.

Apr. 25-          Pa. Great Frontier PAC hosts Happy Hour with Rich Zeoli at Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., 6-8 p.m. RSVP: pagreatfrontierpac@gmail.com.

Apr. 26-          Councilman Mark Squilla hosts NFL Draft Party at Blue Duck on Broad, 220 S. Broad St., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Special guests & Eagles gear. Hail Mary Pass $2,500...

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Apr. 20-          Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell & S.W. Phila. Dist. Services host Candidates Forum at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8 p.m. Free food. For info: Kevin Horne (267) 586-3599.

Apr. 21-          Councilman Kenyatta Johnson & partners host Pt. Breeze 5K Run/Walk/Health Fair at Wharton Sq. Pk., 2300 Wharton St., register 7:30 a.m., fair opens 8 a.m., 9 a.m. runners, 9:05 walkers, 10 a.m. kids’ run. Proceeds benefit Kimmel Cancer Ctr. & S. Phila. public schools.

Apr. 21-          State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Community Cleanup & Shredding at Rose Plg., 1300 N. 75th St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Recycling bins available. State services as well. Volunteers needed! For info: Sheldon (215) 879-6625.

Apr. 21-          Ducky Birts Foundation hosts Capital Fund Drive at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 12-3 p.m. For info: (215) 510-1057 or DuckyBirts1@yahoo.com.

...22-          50th Ward Democratic Committee hosts “Reunion: Inter-Generational Networking Soirée” at Throw House, 1121 Ivy Hill Rd., 3-5:30 p.m. Special guest: Hon. John White, Jr. Complimentary light refreshments. Sponsorships...

Apr. 23-          Community groups host 188th Legislative Dist. Candidates Night at Calvary United Methodist Ch., 48th St. & Baltimore Ave., 7-8 p.m. (215) 724-1702.

Apr. 24-          Councilman David Oh is hosted Reception at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., Red Rm., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100. Payable to “Citizens for David Oh,” 5813 Thomas Ave., Phila., PA 19143.

Apr. 24-          State Rep. candidate Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Fundraiser at Cantina Los Caballitos, 1651 E. Passyunk Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. Childcare provided. RSVP: Hayden finance@elizabethfiedler.com.

Apr. 25-          42nd Ward Democratic Committee hosts “Meet Candidates Party” at Majestic Ha., 800 W. Olney Ave., 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets $25. For info: Sharon Vaughn (215) 313-7019.

Apr. 25-          HAPCO holds General Membership Mtg. at Courtyard Phila. Marriott, Fairmount Rm., 4100 Presidential Blvd., 7-9:30 p.m. Speakers: Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, State Rep. Donna Bullock & others. Refreshments. For info: Denise Keen (215) 684-1684.

Apr. 25-          Veteran Boxers Ass’n hosts 177th state rep candidates at 2733 E. Clearfield St., 7 p.m. All candidates invited. Free. Cash bar with drink specials. For info: Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 221-2374.

Apr. 26-          Public Record hosts “5-Star Salute to Labor” at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Honoring Estebán Vera, Linda Fields, Ted Kirsch, Reesa...

Apr. 26-          State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Energy Access Forum at Lillian Marrero Lib., 601 W. Lehigh Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Addressing lack of affordable energy for residents & businesses. Solar energy access. Free. For info: (215) 425-5708.

Apr. 26-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Public Safety Mtg. at W. Mill Ck. Plg., 5100 Parrish St 6-8 p.m. For info: (215) 879-6615.

Apr. 28-          State Rep. Ed Neilson hosts Free Community Shredding at St. Jerome’s Parish, 3031 Stamford St., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For info: (215) 330-3714.

Apr. 28-          Congressman Dwight Evans hosts Birthday Party at Hilton City Ave. Hotel, 4200 City Line Ave., 7-10 p.m. Chair $2,500, Hosts $1,000, Supporters $250, Friends $100, Patrons...

Apr. 29-          City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley is hosted Reception at Fluke’s Irish Pub, 7401 State Rd., 3-6 p.m. Live music, buffet, domestic drafts & wine. Tickets $40. Contribute online https...

...Asian Ass’n of Greater Phila. hosts Pan Asian Award Banquet at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St., 5-9 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Daphne Kwok. Tickets: Individuals $40, Table of 10 $350...

May 2-            State rep candidate Nick DiDonato hosts Fundraiser at Moonshine Philly, 1825 E. Moyamensing Ave., 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Eat & drink! Percentage of day’s sales support campaign. For info: www.picknick184th.com.

May 8-            65th Ward Democratic Committee meets at 8400 Torresdale Ave., 7 p.m. For info: Colleen (215) 500-0617 or John (267) 334-3775.

    FURTHER LISTINGS
    Apr. 20- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell & S.W. Phila. Dist. Services host Candidates Forum at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8 p.m. Free food. For info: Kevin Horne (267) 586-3599. Apr. 21- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson & partners host Pt. Breeze 5K Run/Walk/Health Fair at Wharton Sq.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

5 hours ago

“Black troops were regarded as second-class c...

“Black troops were regarded as second-class citizens,” said Hicks, “and often received lesser quality of equipment and clothing, and maybe only one doctor per regiment.” On April 21 at 11 a.m., Mütter Museum Director Robert Hicks will join Mayor Kenney, U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Pa.), and other politicians, historians and Civil War reenactors at the Philadelphia National Cemetery, to unveil an informational panel erected by the Veterans Administration that celebrates the achievements of the United States Colored Troops.

    Mutter exhibit recalls how the sacrifices of black Civil War troops advanced medicine - Philly
    Struck down by disease far more frequently than their white comrades, with nearly double the death rate, black soldiers who joined the U.S. Colored Troops would prove pivotal to medicine's understanding of the greatest public health crisis in the young nation's history.
    http://www.philly.com

5 hours ago

'A good kid and a good father.' Friends and neighbors describe Rashon Nelson, 23, one of the men arrested at Starbucks

...group, met with Johnson and Schultz after helping to lead Monday’s protest at the 1801 Spruce St. location where the incident occurred. POWER has sent a list of demands to the company...

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POWER is organizing a march to be held Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. at Police Headquarters at 750 Race St. and ending with a rally at 5:45 at City Hall.

    Rashon Nelson, arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks, is defended by neighbors, frat brothers - Philly
    Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
    http://www.philly.com

9 hours ago

2 men arrested at Starbucks talk on GMA today

Residents around the 18th and Spruce streets location where the arrests happened received fake coupons on their vehicles on Wednesday. They offered a free drink to "people of color."

    2 men arrested at Starbucks talk on GMA today
    The two black men who were arrested at a Center City Starbucks will come forward Thursday morning to publicly share their story for the first time. Good Morning America will interview the men live in the 7 a.m. hour. Starbucks has apologized for the incident and is shutting down all stores for racial bias training on May 29th.
    http://6abc.com

12 hours ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE TUB TO SHOWER, REPLACE TOILET, KITCHEN SINK AND BATHROOM SINK

    1900 RITTENHOUSE SQ Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    PARTIAL DEMO AT REAR AND NEW 1 STORY REAR ADDITION WITH ROOF DECK ABOVE, EXISTING SFD

    615 S 16TH ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment
  • ADDITION PERMIT

    PARTIAL DEMOLITION AT THE REAR AND ERECTION OF A ONE (1) STORY WOOD-FRAMED ADDITION WITH VENTED CRAWL SPACE BELOW, RATED WALLS AND ROOF DECK ABOVE WITH PARTIAL PROJECTION BEYOND ADDITION FOOTPRINT. ADDITION TO EXTEND AN EXISTING DWELLING. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK. **PROTECTION OF ADJACENT PROPERTIES REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES**

    615 S 16TH ST Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

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Starbucks Chairman: Manager Left Co. But Wants to Meet 2 Men

Schultz traveled to Philadelphia Wednesday and along with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, met with members of POWER, an interfaith group who took part in protests earlier this week outside the Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets where the incident occurred.

...police officers Thursday afternoon while waiting for another person to arrive at the Starbucks at 1801 Spruce Street. The store manager called police on them after they asked to use the bathroom, were...

    Starbucks Chairman: Manager Left Co. But Wants to Meet 2 Men
    Howard Schultz traveled to Philadelphia Wednesday and along with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, met with members of POWER, an interfaith group who took part in protests earlier this week outside the Starbucks...
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

14 hours ago

Rashon Nelson, arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks, is praised by neighbors, frat brothers

...group, met with Johnson and Schultz after helping to lead Monday’s protest at the 1801 Spruce St. location where the incident occurred. POWER has sent a list of demands to the company...

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POWER is organizing a march to be held Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. at Police Headquarters at 750 Race St. and ending with a rally at 5:45 at City Hall.

    Rashon Nelson, arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks, is defended by neighbors, frat brothers - Philly
    Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
    http://www.philly.com

23 hours ago

An influx of millennials moving into the down...

An influx of millennials moving into the downtown has influenced the retail landscape and brought a new mix of shops to Center City. How do we keep the momentum going? CCD's State of Center City report, coming out April 24, shows how Philadelphia compares to other cities and where there's more room to grow. Follow the link below for more. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Retail
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    https://centercityphila.org

25 hours ago

A Bad Cup of Coffee

...the daily protests that have since led to the closure of the coffee retailer at 18th and Spruce streets, everyone should by now know that the indignities suffered by these particular men — getting...

    A Bad Cup of Coffee - Jewish Exponent
    In a time when the shootings of unarmed black men have spurred a renewed civil rights movement, the arrest - and later release - of two black men at a local Starbucks might not, at first glance, seem like that big of a deal. But make no mistake: Even without the daily protests that have ...
    http://jewishexponent.com

25 hours ago

“Black soldiers experienced higher mortality ...

“Black soldiers experienced higher mortality due to disease than white troops during the war, and doctors—usually white—struggled to understand how black bodies differed from white ones,”

    Philly is getting a Civil War memorial honoring black soliders
    Philadelphia's newest Civil War memorial will honor black soldiers who fought in the brutal war over slavery. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Mütter Museum will unveil the "interpretative sign" at Philadelphia National Cemetery north of Germantown to honor the men of the United States Colored Troops buried at the VA cemetery.
    http://planphilly.com

26 hours ago

Center City District shared SEPTA - iseptaphi...

    Notice of Public Hearings
    From schedule times to upcoming events, and everything in between. ISEPTAPHILLY.com
    https://www.iseptaphilly.com

26 hours ago

Please join us this Thursday, April 19, 6pm f...

Please join us this Thursday, April 19, 6pm for a reception and book launch for January 1 with the artist Andrea Modica!

    Andrea Modica: January 1
    For the past 10 years, photographer Andrea Modica, has taken to the streets of Philadelphia, wrapped in her winter's warmest, to capture a 116 year tradition of the Mummers Parade under an enormous dark cloth with a large format camera. The Mummers Parade is unlike traditional parades--it can run over twelve hours with 10,000 men,...
    http://lenscratch.com

26 hours ago

Schuylkill Banks added 2 new photos.

There's so much to look forward to this Friday! At 10am, celebrate the new South to Christian trail and greenway on the CHOP Roberts Center Plaza. There will be a great lineup of speakers, followed by free Shake Shack custard and pretzels! More info: https://bit.ly/2IQtVWa Then, at 7:30pm, join us at Walnut Street for our Star Party event, part of the citywide Philadelphia Science Festival! Local astronomers will be onsite with telescopes to educate us about the stars, constellations and beyond. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2HboFfg See you on the Banks!


27 hours ago

Please join us this Thursday, April 19th! “Ja...

Please join us this Thursday, April 19th! “January 1” will be released with a launch party and book signing reception at The Print Center, 1614 Latimer St., from 6 – 7:30 p.m. For information, visit http://printcenter.org/100/event/book-launch-3/

    In "January 1," a new photography collection casts Mummers in a different light
    For more than a decade, Andrea Modica has been documenting a long-standing Philadelphia tradition in an old-fashioned way. She's spent more than ten New Year's Days photographing Mummers on black-and-white film using an 8x10 large-format camera.
    http://ucreview.com

36 hours ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE KITCHEN SINK, 2- TOILETS, 2- LAV SINKS, 1- BATHTUB AND CONVERT EXISTING TUB TO A SHOWER

    202-10 W RITTENHOUSE SQ Issued April 16, 2018 Comment

36 hours ago

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38 hours ago

As fallout over Starbucks arrests continues, Philly police chief stands by cops

Roughly 15 minutes later, not long before 5 p.m., officers arrived at the Starbucks at 1801 Spruce St. near Rittenhouse Square.

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    As fallout over Starbucks arrests continues, Philly police chief stands by cops : NewsWorks Tonight : Community : WHYY
    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross hasn't wavered: The officers who recently arrested two African-American men inside a Center City Starbucks did "absolutely nothing wrong." Criminal justice experts agree, but say the charged incident could have ended differently. And probably should have.
    https://whyy.org

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LAST WEEK - CLOSES APRIL 21! Collaborative H...

LAST WEEK - CLOSES APRIL 21! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications Image: Arlene Shechet, Deep Blooze Series: With-In, 2004, Pigmented linen pulp stenciled on abacá paper, 30” x 30”, Unique, Published by Dieu Donné, Courtesy of Dieu Donné, Installation view, Photo: Jaime Alvarez, In Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/


45 hours ago

Listen: 911 Call Before Arrest of 2 Black Men at Starbucks

The first call was made by a manager at the Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets Thursday at 4:37 p.m.

...police officers Thursday afternoon while waiting for another person to arrive at the Starbucks at 1801 Spruce Street. The store manager called police on them after they asked to use the bathroom, were...

    Listen: 911 Call Before Arrest of 2 Black Men at Starbucks
    Philadelphia Police have released the 911 call and dispatches made before and after the arrest of two black men at a Center City Starbucks that sparked several protests and outrage nationwide. The first call was made by a manager at the Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets Thursday at 4:37 p.m.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

46 hours ago

Philly Police Release 911 Calls In Arrest Of 2 Men At Starbucks

The incident happened on April 12 at a Starbucks located at 18th and Spruce.

    Philly Police Release 911 Calls In Arrest Of 2 Men At Starbucks
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) - The Philadelphia Police Department has released audio of the 911 calls placed by a Philadelphia Starbucks employee which ultimately led to the arrest of two men last week. The incident happened on April 12 at a Starbucks located at 18th and Spruce.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

47 hours ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Maga...

    Sandler's on 9th Will Bring American Comfort Food to Washington Square
    Owner Paul Sandler, a former GM at The Palm, is shooting for a June opening. Upscale American comfort food is coming to The Franklin this summer. Paul Sandler, a general manager for The Palm in Atlantic City and Philly for 15 years, will open the all-day concept Sandler's on 9th in the former Rarest space at 834 Chestnut Street.
    https://www.phillymag.com

47 hours ago

Inquirer photographer describes image behind viral Starbucks meme

Meet Zack, the racist Philadelphia Starbucks manager at 18th and Spruce street store who had two innocent black men arrested. #StarbucksingWhileBlack pic.twitter.com/e1KryxS63v

47 hours ago

'Common Purpose': 2 Men, Starbucks Issue Joint Statement

The men were arrested by as many as seven Philadelphia police officers Thursday afternoon while waiting for another person to arrive at the Starbucks at 1801 Spruce Street.

    'Common Purpose': 2 Men, Starbucks Issue Joint Statement
    As Rosalind Brewer, Starbucks chief operating officer, described learning about two black men arrested at one of her companies' Center City cafes, her words could have been mistaken for broader disbelief in contemporary American life. "This is disturbing that we get to this day and this happens," Brewer, an African-American woman, said in an interview with the Philadelphia Tribune on Monday.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

2 days ago

Starbucks to close stores for bias training

A protester takes part in a demonstration outside a Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia to protest Thursday's controversial arrests of two black men at the store. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

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    Starbucks to close stores for bias training
    Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking protests and calls for a boycott on social media. Starbucks Corp.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

Attorney for 2 Men Arrested at Starbucks to Speak

The men were arrested by as many as seven Philadelphia police officers Thursday afternoon while waiting for another person to arrive at the Starbucks at 1801 Spruce Street.

    Attorney for 2 Men Arrested at Starbucks to Speak
    As Rosalind Brewer, Starbucks chief operating officer, described learning about two black men arrested at one of her companies' Center City cafes, her words could have been mistaken for broader disbelief in contemporary American life. "This is disturbing that we get to this day and this happens," Brewer, an African-American woman, said in an interview with the Philadelphia Tribune on Monday.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

2 days ago

What are the guidelines for Starbucks stores ...

What are the guidelines for Starbucks stores when removing people? The Philadelphia Tribune asked Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson this question and many more Monday following the arrests of two African-American men at their 18th and Spruce streets location Thursday. Both condemned the actions of a store manager who called Philadelphia Police to remove the men saying they were trespassing. READ MORE http://www.phillytrib.com/news/starbucks-apologizes-calls-arrests-reprehensible/article_6f2a561a-0ef2-503b-81ef-e0f9fdd35c71.html

    The Philadelphia Tribune
    What are the guidelines for Starbucks stores when removing people? The Philadelphia Tribune asked Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson this...
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