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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.
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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

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    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.
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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.

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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 ⬇️

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    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.
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Free and Exciting Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16 – 22

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

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...Pop Philly ~ July 16 – August 30 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ July 16 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ July 16 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions this weekend! ~ Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~

...Cinema ~ July 16 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 16 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 16 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

...The Philadelphia Zoo ~ July 17 & 31 ~ From 6 pm – 9 pm at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue. Enjoy a special happy hour at the zoo! Guests will enjoy beers, cocktails & food, with...

Con Air At FringeArts ~ July 18 ~ FREE – Starting at 8:30 pm at FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Blvd. Enjoy Con Air, with food & drinks (pay-as-you-go). ~ Con Air At FringeArts ~

Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: Rocky ~ July 19 ~ FREE – Held at Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street from 7 pm to 9 pm. Watch The Sound of Music outside on the big screen. ~ Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: The Sound Of Music ~ 

    Free and Exciting Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16 - 22
    Enjoy the semi cooler summer temps this week while enjoying all of what Philadelphia has to offer! With the many museum exhibits, the Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains, Parks on Tap, Beer Gardens, Photo Pop Philly, Center City Sips, Schuylkill Movie Nights, the Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival and so much more, you might need a vacation after this week!
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    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Swim Philly has transformed six local pools into mini paradise islands. The program provides comfortable lounge seating, beautiful scenery, and fun activities like Poolside Yoga and Aqua Zumba. Find...
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Great interview with Emily Smith, who lives i...

Great interview with Emily Smith, who lives in Bella Vista AND is executive director of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Fun fact: the gardens are dog-friendly!

    Welcome | Philadelphia Magazine
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43 hours ago

Volunteers needed for Queen Village Kids' Enr...

Volunteers needed for Queen Village Kids' Enrichment Program: Summer at Courtyard - https://mailchi.mp/20b933cda1c6/please-volunteer-for-our-queen-village-kids-summer-program

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    Volunteers needed for Queen Village Kids' Enrichment Program: Summer at Courtyard - https://mailchi.mp/20b933cda1c6/please-volunteer-for-our-queen-village-kids-summer-program
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47 hours ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added 2 new pho...

Vive la France! In honor of their victory in the World Cup, here is "The Marseilles Hymn: in French & English," from our collection. It was printed in Philadelphia, and though undated, this version has an estimated date of 1793.

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2 days ago

World Cup fans gather on South Street for finals viewing party

Fans of the two teams in the finals will gather on the 700 block of South Street where the popular German Bierhall has closed down the block for a huge viewing party.

    World Cup fans gather on South Street for finals viewing party
    For a few hours Sunday, South Street will become Philadelphia's World Cup headquarters. Fans of the two teams in the finals will gather on the 700 block of South Street where the popular German Bierhall has closed down the block for a huge viewing party. The event kicked off at 10 a.m.
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    MIX & MATCH DesignShop
    Celebrate France! Bastille Day sale all week. 10% off everything French. Lalique, Baccarrat, Jacques Garcia, and new items from the collection of George Perrier.
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August 16: Bella Vista Night at the Phillies Double Header

(215) 627-0057

    August 16: Bella Vista Night at the Phillies Double Header
    Join neighbors for a fun afternoon and evening at Citizens Bank Park with the showdown between the Phillies and the Mets. BVNA has reserved seats in section 211, each $30 ticket includes a donation to BVNA. One Ticket is good for both games! Click here for payment form.
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2 days ago

Hello friends! As you may know, we are curren...

Hello friends! As you may know, we are currently fundraising to rebuild the Vare Washington schoolyard. If you would like to help support or project, please consider purchasing a tshirt. A link to the order form is below. You can mail payment to me (email marianne.schilling@gmail.com for my address), or bring it to our meeting on July 25. Deadline for orders is August 1. Thank you for your support!

    Shirtfundraiserorderform
    Vare-Washington Elementary Schoolyard Kick-Off Fundraiser Help raise money to help fund our schoolyard and show your school spirit during your Summer Break: Future Schoolyard (photo credit: Community Design Collaborative) NAME: _______________________ PHONE:____...
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Friends of Vare-Washington updated their cove...

    Friends of Vare-Washington
    Friends of Vare-Washington updated their cover photo.
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3 days ago

1 dead after crash on 295 in Newport, Delaware

495 South at the Newport off-ramp and 295 North at 495 South are closed while police investigate this deadly crash.

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495 South at the Newport off-ramp and 295 North at 495 South are closed while police investigate this deadly crash.

    1 dead after crash on 295 in Newport, Delaware
    A driver is dead after their car slammed into a tree in Newport, Delaware. State police tell Action News that the driver was traveling on 295 northbound near the 95 merge around 5 a.m. Saturday when they lost control and ran off the road.
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    Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected
    Two new historic districts and a well-known Center City interior were added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places during today's monthly meeting of the Historical Commission. A unanimous vote of approval by the Historical Commission makes the Wanamaker's Grand Court, nominated by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the third interior added to the city's list of protected properties, joining the City Hall Council Chambers and the Family Court Building.
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3 days ago

Well, would you?

Well, would you?

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    Well, would you?
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It can be a good idea if there are lower rate...

It can be a good idea if there are lower rates and the timing works out.

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If you see pickle ball being played on the tennis court. Here's what's going on. http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=PHQP%2F2018%2F07%2F13&entity=Ar05800&sk=5E6CA4AB&mode=text

    Pickleball is agame to relish - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 2018-07-13
    By Bethany Ao STAFF WRITER Pickleball is the latest rage in South Jersey, where a Cherry Hill-based meetup group of players that started in June 2016 has exploded to include over 800 members. One of the country's fastest-growing sports, pickleball, which has nothing to do with pickles, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.
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4 days ago

Weekend Picks: Bastille Day Festival, Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival, Nuevofest, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift & More

The popular German bierhall and restaurant closes the 700 block of South Street for a huge World Cup viewing party on Sunday...

    55+ Stellar Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend
    Photo by C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia Get pumped for more than 55 stellar things to do this weekend... Get ready, Philly: It's time for another epic weekend in the city. Philadelphia goes all out for Bastille Day, with huge festivals, block parties, dinners and more.
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Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ University Dining Days, Bastille Day At Eastern State Penitentiary, Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival At Navy Yard and More!

...to watch (pay-as-you-go) – 10 am – 5 pm outside of Brauhaus Schmitz at 718 South Street. The 700 block of South Street will be closed off for a huge World Cup...

...you-go) – 10 am – 5 pm outside of Brauhaus Schmitz at 718 South Street. The 700 block of South Street will be closed off for a huge World Cup viewing party. Seating is first come...

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

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...Pop Philly ~ July 13 – August 30 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ July 13 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ July 13 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and...

...Cinema ~ July 13 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 13 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 13 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

Wine Garden At Collins Park ~ July 13 ~ From 4 pm – 9 pm at 1707 Chestnut Street, the Wine Garden at Collins Park offers wine and craft beer in one of Center City’s most picturesque parks. ~ Wine Garden At Collins Park ~

Liberty Lands Market ~ July 14 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ July 14 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ 

40th Street Summer Series ~ July 14 ~ FREE – Starts at 6 pm at 40th and Walnut streets. Enjoy Las Cafeteras  – Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras...

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ University Dining Days, Bastille Day At Eastern State Penitentiary, Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival At Navy Yard and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ July 13 - 19 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in or nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
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4 days ago

New WRDSMTH Wheatpastes in West Philly

The locations to all of the new WRDSMTH wheatpastes featured in this post (in the order they’re posted) are as follows: 54th street and Montgomery avenue, 52nd street and Larchwood avenue, 49th and Catharine streets, 53rd and Warren streets, Fairhill and Kater streets (behind Tattooed Mom!)

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The locations to all of the new WRDSMTH wheatpastes featured in this post (in the order they’re posted) are as follows: 54th street and Montgomery avenue, 52nd street and Larchwood avenue, 49th and Catharine streets, 53rd and Warren streets, Fairhill and Kater streets (behind Tattooed Mom!)

The locations to all of the new WRDSMTH wheatpastes featured in this post (in the order they’re posted) are as follows: 54th street and Montgomery avenue, 52nd street and Larchwood avenue, 49th and Catharine streets, 53rd and Warren streets, Fairhill and Kater streets (behind Tattooed Mom!)

    New WRDSMTH Wheatpastes in West Philly
    (Photos by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale) New wheatpastes around Philly this week by LA-based artist WRDSMTH! A big fan of Philly, WRDSMTH has been putting up work around the city for many years. In fact, I first photographed him installing around town way back in 2014!
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QVNA Magazine hits the streets and South Stre...

QVNA Magazine hits the streets and South Street gets a facelift. Read all about it in News You Can Use - July 12, 2018 - https://mailchi.mp/qvna/news-you-can-use-july-12-2018

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    QVNA Magazine hits the streets and South Street gets a facelift. Read all about it in News You Can Use - July 12, 2018 - https://mailchi.mp/qvna/news-you-can-use-july-12-2018
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    NACTO Board of Directors Archives - National Association of City Transportation Officials
    Robert Spillar serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director. As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for the City's multi-modal transportation portfolio, Vision Zero, Transportation Demand Management, Special Events and Parking Enterprise operations. Under Spillar's leadership, the City of Austin was a finalist in the U.S.
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4 days ago

Apparently Philly has a ton of parking. Researchers estimate there are 2,172,896 spots in the city — that's 1.4 parking spaces for every resident, or 3.2 per household.

On the 600 block of South Leithgow Street in Queen Village, cars are parked nearly bumper to bumper.

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...values increasing, Philadelphia already has seen some development on some longtime parking spots. On the 2000 block of Lombard Street, townhouses are expected at the site of an 150-car garage. At 17th and Chancellor...

A sign advertising for the parking garage at 1324 Arch St. in Center City.

    Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?
    There are few things Philadelphians like to complain about more than parking. There's not enough, some argue. There's too much, others contend. Finding a spot takes too long, or garages are too expensive. Some residents believe on-street permit prices should increase - even five or tenfold. Others say parking should be free.
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4 days ago

World Cup final 2018: Where to watch France-Croatia in Philadelphia

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9:30 a.m. Starfinder Foundation, 4015 Main St., free, 215-385-6889, starfinderfoundation.org

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tir na Nog, 1600 Arch St., 267-514-1700, tirnanogphilly.com

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brü Craft & Wurst, 1316 Chestnut St., 215-800-1079, bruphilly.com

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roy-Pitz Barrel House, 990 Spring Garden St., 215-995-6792, roypitz.com

11 a.m. Sona Pub & Kitchen, 4417 Main St., 484-273-0481, sonapub.com

    World Cup final 2018: Where to watch France-Croatia in Philadelphia
    This Sunday, the 2018 World Cup will finally come to a close as France takes on Croatia in the final match at 11 a.m. Whether you're a diehard Kylian Mbappé fan or you swear by Luka Modrić 's ability to control the midfield, you won't want to miss this game.
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Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their c...

Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.

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    Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.
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Ever wonder if the National Archives and Reco...

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Records Administration has records of aliens and UFOs in our holdings? If so, you’re in luck! Our colleague Joseph Gillette, an Archivist on a cross-training assignment in the National Archives History Office, wrote a series about the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The purpose of these projects was to investigate the increasing number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings throughout America and determine their nature and any potential threat. This blog posted, entitled “INVASION! (of privacy),” is the first in a three part series which explores the Project Blue Book and discusses records of UFOs in the holdings of the National Archives! You can find Part II, “UFOs: Natural Explanations,” and Part III, “UFOs: Man-Made, Made Up, and Unknown,” on the Pieces of History blog here: www.prologue.blogs.archives.gov https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/04/09/invasion-of-privacy/

    INVASION! (of privacy)
    Today's post comes from Joseph Gillette, an archivist on a cross-training assignment with the National Archives History Office. It is part of a series concerning the Air Force's Project Blue Book investigation. In the mid-1970s, the National Archives prepared to absorb the records of the Air Force's Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors,...
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5 days ago

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor July Specials

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor is located at 524 S. 4th Street (off South Street). For more information about Puyero, visit http://www.puyeroflavor.com/ or call (267) 928-4584.

    Puyero Venezuelan Flavor July Specials - Philly Grub
    By Amaris Pollock, special correspondent to Philly Grub There is something special to be said of foods that are more ethnic in origin, and the reason why is the bold flavors and interesting combinations that are used to create them. Recently I was invited to try out Puyero Venezuelan Flavor's special menu item, each bringing ...
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5 days ago

Your Weekly Roundup for July 12-19, 2018

Brauhaus Schmitz will also be celebrating the game by closing off the 700 block of South Street for a huge viewing party. Entry is free, but you can pay $60 for a VIP package that includes bottomless beer. Check out more suggestions for where to watch the game here.

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For 24 years, Eastern State Penitentiary has celebrated Bastille Day — the anniversary of the 1789 French revolutionary uprising — with a drag performance that concludes with 2,000 Tastykakes raining down from...

    Things to Do: Your Weekly Roundup for July 12-19, 2018
    The past few weeks, you may have noticed we're trying something a little different with our Things to Do segment. We're still telling you about events around the Philly region, but we know you're the real experts, so we've also been asking you - how are you spending your summer?
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    Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
    Around Washington Square, 10 AM Sat. 7/14/2018 https://www.facebook.com/preservationalliance/events/ Photo from Historic American Building Survey of N.W. Ayer & Company Building, 204-212 South...
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added 3 new pho...

On on July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel. Today we dip into our vault to explore the subject.

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    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added a new photo.
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5 days ago

Flower Child, Kamikaze Kids Owner Dies at 68

During her life, she protested the Vietnam War, taught special education and opened Kamikaze Kids, a punk children’s store on Fourth and South streets.

    Flower Child, Kamikaze Kids Owner Dies at 68 - Jewish Exponent
    Steven Krupnick remembers the first time he saw Susan Krupnick, the woman who, just two years later, would marry him. It was the spring of 1969. She was standing by a bench in the quad at American University, telling off some other students for taking food stamps when they didn't need them.
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6 days ago

Congrats to Ralph's Italian Restaurant on you...

Congrats to Ralph's Italian Restaurant on your new shop. Bella Vista is truly a food lover's paradise!

    Ralph's in South Philly opens a food shop 2 doors away
    Ralph's Restaurant, which bills itself as the oldest family-run Italian restaurant in the country, has something new two doors away: Ralph's Grab & Go, a shop selling made-to-order sandwiches ($9 to $12) and square pizzas ($13 to $16), as well as refrigerated South Philly-style prepared foods, such as sauces, mozzarella, roasted peppers, and entrees such as chicken Parm, eggplant Parm, lasagna, and manicotti.
    http://www.philly.com

6 days ago

News of Bella Vista, July 11 edition. Visit o...

News of Bella Vista, July 11 edition. Visit our website to subscribe to our weekly emailed newsletter.

    BVNA News July 11
    School news The Nebinger School playground (accessible from 6th Street between Montrose and Carpenter) is now open for summer hours, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day. For rules and more information, go here. The Andrew Jackson Home and School Association will be hosting incoming kindergartner play dates on Saturday (July 14) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Capitolo Playground, 9th & Federal streets, and on Saturday, Aug.
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