21 hours ago

Searching for deals on Prime Day? Support Fri...

Searching for deals on Prime Day? Support Friends of Hackett by going to smile.amazon.com before you start your shopping! https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/x-locale/paladin/email/charity/2018/1128157_us_amazon_smile_charity_pd18_contact_fb1_link_1200x627_1531437882._CB1531504841_.jpg


2 days ago

3 days ago

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    THE INSTALLATION OF A ONE (1) INCH COMBINED SERVICE LINE FOR A FIRE & DOMESTIC SUPPLY LINE. MULTIPURPOSE RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13D. SPRINKLER HEADS TO BE LOCATED ON CENTER OF WINDOWS AT THE REAR WALL PER BBS CASE NO. 32802

    1240 E COLONA ST Issued July 12, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    3 WC,3 LAVS,3 BATH/TUBS,1 LAUNDRY AND KITCHEN (SFD)THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    721 E GIRARD AVE Issued July 12, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

4 days ago

It's been pretty amazing seeing the community...

It's been pretty amazing seeing the community take advantage of Hackett's new playground. We're very grateful to all the neighbors that have not only volunteered their time to help out with watering plants and picking up trash. We're also encouraged by all those that have been keeping an eye on the grounds in general. To help protect this neighborhood resource, we are working with ORCA and the neighboring households to install security cameras on a some of the surrounding homes. You will see new signage in the upcoming weeks posting the schoolyard hours (7AM to 9PM when school is not in session). The new signage will not only post hours, but also clarify and expand some of the schoolyard rules. We're aware that there have been dogs on the grounds and often running off leash on the turf. While we know that the signage near the turf does not explicitly prohibit dogs (although the signage near the play equipment does), please note that dogs are not allowed. This will be clarified with the new signage. In the meantime, please spread the word.

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6 days ago

Jul 09

Our friends at Philadelphia Federal Credit Un...

Our friends at Philadelphia Federal Credit Union were named one of the best credit unions in Pennsylvania according to Forbes! Congrats PFCU! forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2018/06/28/the-best-banks-and-credit-unions-in-every-state/#383741e84502

    The Best Banks And Credit Unions In Every State
    There were 18,000 commercial banks and savings institutions in the U.S. in the mid-1980s, but 35 years of massive consolidation and nearly 3,000 bank failures have cut the total by 70%. With the proliferation of online banks, it is even more important for local banks to demonstrate their advantages in regards to customer service, accessibility and financial advice.
    https://www.forbes.com

Jul 07

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    SERVICE UPGRADE TO 200 AMP, REWIRE ENTIRE DWELLING TO INCLUDE LOW VOLTAGE TV& PHONE AND DOOR BELL, RECEPTACLES, SWITCHES AND FIXTURE ALSO HARD WIRE CONNECTED SMOKE DETECTORS AS PER NEC CODE 2008

    721 E GIRARD AVE Issued July 5, 2018 Comment

Jul 05

Does your block need some cleaning up? Don't ...

Does your block need some cleaning up? Don't forget to request tools from our tool library with Olde Richmond Civic Association - ORCA! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4ef93wtQwLzZRmJjrQvsKYp2WeWOCLbiPUK2ChOmP5Ua7XQ/viewform

    EKNA/ORCA Neighborhood Cleanup Tool Library Request Form
    Please use this form to request tools from EKNA and ORCA for use for to request tools for block cleanups in the EKNA and ORCA service areas. This service is only available to EKNA/ORCA members that can prove residency and are only available Saturday 10am-2pm.
    http://docs.google.com

Jul 05

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    • Fraud

      1200 Block E. Fletcher St. June 25, 2018 @ 4:44 p.m. Comment

Jul 05

  • DEMOLITION PERMIT

    EZ INTERIOR DEMOLITION- FOR THE INTERIOR DEMOLITION ON NON-BEARING PARTITION WALL AND CEILINGS AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    621 E GIRARD AVE Issued June 28, 2018 Comment
  • USE PERMIT

    FOR USE AS PERSONEL SERVICES(BARBER SHOP) ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE WITH PREVIOUSLY APPROVED TWO DWELLING UNITS ON SECOND/THIRD FLOORS.(NO SIGNS ON THIS PERMIT)

    602 E GIRARD AVE Issued June 27, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    ON AN EXISTING 200AMP SERVICE,INSTALL 60AMP 12 CIRCUIT SUBPANEL,8-DUPLEX RECEPTS,4-SWITCHES,1-CEILING FAN,4-LIGHT FIXTURES,1-30AMP DISCONNECT FOR AC UNIT AND 1-15AMP CIRCUIT FOR HOT WATER BOILER AS PER 2008 NEC (EAST DISTRICT)

    1241 E BERKS ST Issued July 3, 2018 Comment

Jul 03

It’s another hot one out there today! Look ou...

It’s another hot one out there today! Look out for our July newsletter, hitting inboxes soon!

    East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA)
    It's another hot one out there today! Look out for our July newsletter, hitting inboxes soon!
    https://www.facebook.com

Jul 02

East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) ...

Reminder: due to extreme heat, Philadelphia has issued a heat health emergency. Stay cool, neighbors!

    Health Commissioner Issues First Heat Health Emergency of 2018 | Department of Public Health
    PHILADELPHIA - In response to forecasted maximum heat indexes over 100, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, MD, MPH issued a Heat Health Emergency in Philadelphia. This designation begins Sunday, July 1, at noon and is scheduled to end Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Jun 30

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      1100 Block W. Berks Ave. June 27, 2018 @ 5:14 p.m. Comment

Jun 29

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    INST HOUSE TRAP, HOUSE DRAIN, FAI, 1" WS PA1# 2018-1763839 - ROUGH IN & INSTALL 3 TOILETS 3 LAV SINKS, 3TUB/SHOWER 1 KTICHEN 1 LAUNDRY 1 BAR SINK 1 HOSE BIBB. GARB DISP - THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004 "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"

    1247 E SUSQUEHANNA AVE Issued June 26, 2018 Comment

Jun 28

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 1 60,000 BTU FORCED AIR FURNACE IN BASEMENT 90% EFF, INSTALL 1 40,000 BTU FORCED AIR FURNACE IN 3RD FLR MECH ROOM 90% EFF

    1316 E HEWSON ST Issued June 25, 2018 Comment
  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL (1) 60,000 BTU 90% EFF FORCED AIR FURNACE IN BASEMENT, INSTALL (1) 40,000 BTU 90% EFF FORCED AIR FURNACE IN 3RD FLR MECH ROOM

    1315 E BERKS ST Issued June 25, 2018 Comment

Jun 27

Jun 23

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL (1) 80,000 BTU FURNANCE WITH 3 TON AC AND ALL REQUIRED DUCTWORK.

    1240 E COLONA ST Issued June 21, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    ADDING A ROOF DECK AT THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE HOUSE

    825 E GIRARD AVE Issued June 21, 2018 Comment

Jun 22

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 200AMP SERVICE COMPLETE, 40-CKT PANEL, 54-LIGHTS, 45-RECEPTACLES, 35-SWITCHES, 10-CFCI'S, SMOKE DETECTORS, CARBON DETECTORAND TV/CABLE/TELEPHONE& VIDEO INTERCOM AS PER NEC 2008 EAST DISTRICT

    1240 E COLONA ST Issued June 18, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 200AMP SERVICE COMPLETE, 40-CKT PANEL, 54-LIGHTS, 45-RECEPTACLES, 35-SWITCHES, 10-CFCI'S, SMOKE DETECTORS, CARBON DETECTORAND TV/CABLE/TELEPHONE& VIDEO INTERCOM AS PER NEC 2008 EAST DISTRICT

    1247 E SUSQUEHANNA AVE Issued June 18, 2018 Comment

Jun 21

Fishtown Community Library added 2 new photos...

Sign up for summer reading today! We open at 2:00! Face painting and balloon twisting from 2:00-4:00.

    Fishtown Community Library
    Fishtown Community Library, Philadelphia, PA. 1,062 likes · 18 talking about this · 89 were here. Located in a former stable and fire station, the...
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Jun 21

We’ve had multiple people reach out about hel...

We’ve had multiple people reach out about helping with watering the plants and flowers that were planted during the playground build. We are going to attempt to put a schedule together so please let us know if you are willing and able to be part of the watering plan.

    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 21

Jun 20

Jun 19

Here's the list of the first 64 parks, rec centers, playgrounds and libraries that'll receive Rebuild money, funded mostly by the soda tax

1202-32 E Montgomery Avenue

This article has 59 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

2032-62 N 8th Street

600 Port Royal Avenue

1450 N 26th Street

641 Lindley Avenue

2109 W Chew Avenue

900 Federal Street

1701 Belmont Avenue

5801 W Girard Avenue

2020-50 W Lehigh Avenue

851 W Olney Avenue

1800 Washington Avenue

700 Cobbs Creek Parkway

280 Cobbs Creek Parkway

2901 Cedar Street

4423 Longshore Avenue

800-82 N 8th Street

2400 N 11th Street

601 Borbeck Ave

5800 Chester Avenue

3267-81 Almond Street

575 Tomlinson Road

147 Master Street

4740 Wayne Avenue

3455 Kensington Avenue

9850 Roosevelt Boulevard

2136 Castor Avenue

1919-41 W Ontario Street

5325 Overbrook Avenue

4901 Kingsessing Avenue

6000 Rising Sun Avenue

5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway

5543 Haverford Avenue

3720 N Broad Street

6942 Woodland Avenue

2000 Washington Lane

5100 Pine Street

740 S 17th Street

2101-35 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

601 E Indiana Avenue

400-64 E Ontario Street

732-66 N 36th Street

5700 Torresdale Avenue

300 Shunk Street

Olney Recreation Center / Hammond and Nedro

3101-27 N 22nd Street

8101 Bustleton Avenue

1501 E Bristol Street

9201 N Delaware Avenue

2987 Almond Street

3201 North 5th Street

7301 Torresdale Avenue

5700 Haverford Avenue

2200 E Auburn Street

2600 Morris Street

5710-18 Germantown Avenue

4131 Unruh Avenue

2502-12 N Howard Street

5100 Westminster Avenue

200-64 E Olney Avenue

    City Council approves first 64 Rebuild sites: Here's what's coming! | Office of the Mayor
    In early June 2018, City Council approved the first round of sites for Rebuild! Here's what that means and why that's important. Rebuild is the City's program to improve parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philly's neighborhoods. Most sites will be funded through bonds paid for by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Jun 19

Jun 18

Our June meeting is tonight at Philadelphia B...

Our June meeting is tonight at Philadelphia Brewing Co. at 6:30 PM! Bring a neighbor, grab a beer and learn more about our work in East Kensington! https://mailchi.mp/af7e4994aa1c/ekna-april-meetings-and-events-3356145

    EKNA June Meeting Tonight!
    This past summer EKNA and Friends of Letterly Green worked with Councilman Squilla and the City to successfully preserve the green space Green at the corner of Letterly and Amber Streets. We have half the money we need for the park renovation from the Cedar Hill Foundation but now we need our community to get us the rest of the way to a full renovation.
    https://mailchi.mp

Jun 17

Jun 15

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    NEW 2" DOMESTIC WATER NEW 5" SEWER CURB TO BLDG

    812-24 E THOMPSON ST Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

Jun 14

This Saturday is a great day to do some clean...

This Saturday is a great day to do some cleaning up around our neighborhood! Friendly reminder that EKNA offers residents a cleanup tool library and Clean PHL is always looking for block captains! https://www.ekna.org/greening-cleaning-committee/

    Greening & Cleaning Committee
    The East Kensington Neighbors Association's mission is to organize the voice, concerns, and the action of East Kensington (EK) residents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    https://www.ekna.org

Jun 14

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT DUCTWORK & WARM-AIR APPLIANCES FOR THE INSTALLATION IF NEW DUCTWORK, REGISTERS/GRILLES/DIFFUSERS, AND WARM-AIR APPLIANCES AS PER ATTACHED STANDARDS. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    1238 E MONTGOMERY AVE Issued June 12, 2018 Comment

Jun 14

  • RENTAL

    1240 E. Susquehanna Ave., Philadelphia, 19125-3441 June 12, 2018 Comment

Jun 13

Jun 12

Officially open! Have a great summer!

Officially open! Have a great summer!

    Friends Of Hackett
    Officially open! Have a great summer!
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 12

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      1300 Block N. Delaware Av June 12, 2018 @ 1:04 p.m. Comment

Jun 11

Packed house for the Amazing Mr. Q!

Packed house for the Amazing Mr. Q!

    Fishtown Community Library
    Packed house for the Amazing Mr. Q!
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 09

Jun 08

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    NEW CURB TRAP & FAI IN TO BASEMENT PA1# 2018-1550440 - "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"

    607 E THOMPSON ST Issued June 5, 2018 Comment

Jun 07

Do you know a recent graduate or someone look...

Do you know a recent graduate or someone looking to make a career change with a passion for helping Philadelphia neighborhoods? Our friends at NKCDC are looking for three Americorps VISTAs for the next term starting in August! http://www.nkcdc.org/americorps-vista/

    NKCDC - AmeriCorps VISTA positions
    NKCDC seeks outstanding individuals to provide a year of service through the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Our VISTA volunteers will receive a small monthly living allowance funded and administered by the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service.
    http://www.nkcdc.org

Jun 07

Jun 06

East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) ...

Did you know that you can request tools from EKNA and Olde Richmond Civic Association - ORCA for your very own block cleanup? Tools are available for pickup every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM upon request! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4ef93wtQwLzZRmJjrQvsKYp2WeWOCLbiPUK2ChOmP5Ua7XQ/viewform

    East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA)
    East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

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