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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    NO CHANGE IN USE AND OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. INTERIOR ALTERATIONS (PRESCRIPTIVE METHOD) AS PER APPROVED PLANS. SEPARATE PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ANY MEP WORK.

    801-21 SPRUCE ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment
  • OPERATIONS PERMIT

    05/12/2018 ERECT ASSEMBLY TENT- ONE 69X130

    1000-32 CHESTNUT ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment

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William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

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.


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Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

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

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

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National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

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).


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William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

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


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Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of givi...

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.

    Give OUT Day
    April 20th is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24hr online fundraising event to unite the community & raise critical funds for nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community.
    https://www.giveoutday.org

46 hours ago

Today we want to take a moment to honor the l...

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


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Avenue Of The Arts, Inc. shared Friends of th...

Friends of the Avenue of the Arts were at the Franklin Residences on Tuesday evening. Ther were signing up members and selling Gala tickets. https://ave-future.eventbrite.com


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Free: Philadelphia Science Festival Be a Scientist Events (Varies Locations) on Sunday, April 22

Penn Medicine, 800 Spruce Street (Enter through archway on 8th Street), Philadelphia, PA, 19106. 12 pm – 3 pm

Thomas Jefferson University Dorrance Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia , PA, 19107. 12 pm – 3 pm

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3500 Civic Center Boulevard, 5th Floor, Philadelphia , PA, 19104. 12 pm – 3 pm

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19114. 1 pm – 4 pm

Innovation Plaza at uCity Square, 3700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 10 am – 12 pm

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, 10800 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114. 1-3 PM

Jefferson University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144. 12 pm – 3 pm

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19153. 10 am – 12 pm

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 10 am – 1 pm (This event is free with admission to the Penn Museum)

Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19146. 11 am – 2 pm (This event requires advanced reservations: http://bit.ly/2FiCGqI)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad Street. Philadelphia, PA, 19102. 2 pm – 4 pm

Rutgers University – Camden, Nursing & Science Building, 530 Federal St, Camden, NJ 08102. 11 am – 1 pm

University of the Sciences, 4306 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 11 am – 4 pm

The Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19121. 12 pm – 4 pm

Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. 12-3 PM

    Free: Philadelphia Science Festival Be a Scientist Events (Varies Locations) on Sunday, April 22 | Frugal Philly Mom Blog | Deals, Events Calendar, Tips, Reviews & Giveaways
    Step into the "labs" of the area's paleontologists, marine biologists, ecologists, and more as Philly's premier research institutions, hospitals, universities, and museums allow exclusive insider access at 21 different locations for one day only on Sunday, April 22.
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Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costume...

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/

    Fashion Forward at the National Archives
    Today's post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. Although fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of government records and the holdings of the National Archives, fashion and dress has, and continues to be, a significant aspect of life for many...
    http://text-message.blogs.archives.gov

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