4 hours ago
Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.
13 hours ago
Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering
13 hours ago
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Join our team! Delaware River Waterfront is seeking an Event Operations Intern to provide support to Delaware River Waterfront’s newly created Program Operations Team! Think you'll be a good fit? Apply today! 👇
14 hours ago
This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 334 Lombard St., is listed for $1,325 / month.
Listed at $1,535 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 406 Spruce St.
This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 230 Pine St., is listed for $1,550 / month for its 700-square-feet of space.
And here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 313 Spruce St., which is also going for $1,550 / month.This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)
Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 723 Spruce St., which, at 600 -square-feet, is going for $1,460 / month.
15 hours ago
In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).
18 hours ago
Give OUT day is the only national day of LGBT giving. In 2018, we are raising funds to replace our ragtag bunch of metal folding chairs. A new chair is just $26! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40
37 hours ago
Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that engages thousands of people throughout the U.S. to Give OUT in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
37 hours ago
FREE EVENT! Enjoy light bites, drinks, + networking with your fellow yogies at the Yoga On The Pier presented by Aetna Preview Party at United By Blue April 27! Register here 👇
40 hours ago
Today we want to take a moment to honor the life of Barbara Bush who died yesterday at the age of 92. The wife of President George H. W. Bush, and the mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush was by all accounts an outspoken, witty, and formidable women. She was an advocate for many causes, most notably of which was her work championing literacy. The photograph featured here is from the 86th Army-Navy game that was held in Philadelphia in 1985. To then Vice President George H. W. Bush’s excitement as a veteran of the Navy, the Navy Midshipmen won this game 17-7. Barbara is pictured here by his side, where she stood throughout their 73 years of marriage and many years in public service. Barbara is survived by her husband and children, and will be remembered and honored by the entire country. Citation: Vice President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush at the 86 th Army-Navy Game, Box 41, Events, Public Relations, Philadelphia Navy Yard, RG 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, National Archives at Philadelphia, (NAID: 279176) (HMS ID: PH-6334). #barbarabush #bush #41 #georgehwbush #archives #history #army #navy #nara
2 days ago
Sign up here to pick up a free yard tree at school on April 20th!
2 days ago
Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costumes in a “Dress-Your-Best” Contest sponsored in 1954. Marlene Dillman won a trip to Paris--click on the links to see photos of her winning outfits in the City of Lights. According to a McCall’s study at the time, the "average woman who sews" is a housewife between 20 and 39 years old, who has one or two children and a family income above the U. S. average. She makes 21 garments a year – 14 of them for herself. In addition, she makes six garments for her children and one for her husband. Did your mother sew outfits for you when you were a child? Do you sew? https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/22/13074/
2 days ago
"the challenges in this play are to have the audience leave the theater with a lot of questions and very few answers... to have them try to understand another human being and to connect in a very spiritual and knowing way.” - Lindsay Smiling in The Philadelphia Tribune The World Premiere of PASSAGE by Christopher Chen begins this Wednesday, April 18. Get your tickets today --> https://goo.gl/957aNr #WilmaPassage
3 days ago
Join PSCA for a very fun evening!
3 days ago
Wilma Managing Director James Haskins and Good Karma Cafe owner Shawn Nesbit discuss their partnership that grew into a thriving cafe on Broad Street. Check out the full interview on Kyw Newsradio 1060