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April is #NationalVolunteerMonth, a time to h...

April is #NationalVolunteerMonth, a time to highlight those who selflessly give their time and talent to help others. We sincerely thank organizations and volunteers who continue to support Hurricane Maria disaster survivors who came to our city for help https://beta.phila.gov/2018-04-14-national-volunteer-month-recognizing-hurricane-maria-response/

    National Volunteer Month: Recognizing Hurricane Maria Response | Office of Emergency Management
    April 15, 2018 One of the most selfless acts individuals can perform is to give their most valuable assets, time and talent, to others to help them endure a tough time their lives. It is that desire to make a difference, compassion, and empathy for fellow humans that creates the foundation of volunteerism.
    https://beta.phila.gov

8 hours ago

4 Washington Square West apartments in pet-friendly buildings for $1,500/month or less

Next, there's this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment situated at 511 S 9th St., that's also listed for $1,495 / month.

Here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 931 Spruce St. that's going for $1,495 / month.

Located at 501 S 13th St., here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that's listed for $1,450/ month.

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Listed at $1,495 / month, this studio apartment is located at 1126 Walnut St.

    4 Washington Square West apartments in pet-friendly buildings for $1,500/month or less
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Washington Square West? According to Walk Score, this Philadelphia neighborhood is a "walker's paradise," is a "biker's paradise" and is a haven for transit riders. Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Washington Square West is currently hovering around $1,495.
    http://6abc.com

10 hours ago

ICYMI, this week's News of Bella Vista.

ICYMI, this week's News of Bella Vista.

    News of Bella Vista April 18
    Bella Vista cleans up Dozens of neighbors turned out last Saturday to help Bella Vista do its part in the annual Philly Spring Cleanup. The event also marked the kickoff of BVNA's much anticipated paid sidewalk and curb cleaning services.
    https://mailchi.mp

14 hours ago

After a months-long attempt to demolish a Bella Vista church, Ori Feibush searches for a preservationist to save it

...that time, Feibush filed for zoning permits allowing for demolition of the church, located at 1020-24 Christian St. He told the Inquirer and Daily News in November that he hoped to begin razing...

    After a months-long attempt to demolish a Bella Vista church, Ori Feibush searches for a preservationist to save it - Philly
    When the developer put the Christian Street Baptist Church under agreement, he intended to demolish the property and build residential units. Now, he is seeking a preservation-minded buyer to whom he can assign his contract. - Caitlin McCabe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

17 hours ago

  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR 3RD AND 4TH STORY ADDITION TO AN EXISTING FOR A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING ( FIVE(5) DWELLING UNITS) FROM SECOND FLOOR THROUGH FORTH FLOORS IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH EXISTING PREPARED FOOD SHOP AT FIRST FLOOR.

    1011-13 S 11TH 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.


27 hours ago

Free Services for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture

South Philly Community Acupuncture announces the grand opening of their third location at 519 S. 9th Street inside the Healing Arts Collective.

    Free Services for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture | Philly Chit Chat
    April 19, 2018 by HughE Dillon Free Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga and More for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture South Philly Community Acupuncture announces the grand opening of their third location at 519 S. 9th Street inside the Healing Arts Collective. Owner Lauren O.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

30 hours ago

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

33 hours ago

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).


34 hours ago

April 26: Neighborhood Happy Hour

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    April 26: Neighborhood Happy Hour
    As spring finally starts to set in (slowly but surely), we're happy to announce a special edition of BVNA's Happy Hour! Join us on the 26th at Acadia, a new Cajun-Creole restaurant bringing New Orleans to Bella Vista with colorful decor, dishes and cocktails. This month's happy hour will benefit the BVNA Sidewalk Cleaning Campaign.
    http://www.bellavistaneighbors.org

36 hours ago

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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Our volunteers have been hard at work, produc...

Our volunteers have been hard at work, producing the latest edition of our print newsletter. Please look for it under your door in early May. (If you are in a multi-unit development -- please contact us if you can help facilitate its delivery!) We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous sponsors who made it possible to cover the printing costs -- we couldn't do it without you! AcadiaPhilly Team Damis, Berkshire Hathaway FOX & ROACH Realtors Fante's Kitchen Shop Esposito's Meats 9th Street Italian Market Corner Dentistry Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP Society Hill Mail & Parcel Service Inc Parent To Child and Therapy Associates 3rd Story Philly Pit Stop HQ Kathy, Patrick & the Conway Team, Larry Levin Coldwell Banker, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens WAG: Whole Animal Gym @Law-Office-of-Alfonso-Madrid Hale & True Brauhaus Schmitz St. Peter's School


2 days ago

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

2 days 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


2 days ago

Street work is ongoing throughout the neighbo...

Street work is ongoing throughout the neighborhood. If you park on street, please check daily for posted signs to avoid getting towed. Tag @bvneighbors on social media to share parking restrictions. This sign is posted on the 1000 block of Carpenter.


2 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

Successful spring clean up in Bella Vista this past weekend!

    Civic and businesses groups come together for Philly's annual cleanup day
    Residents and businesses owners across Philadelphia took to the streets on Saturday. Armed with brooms, shovels, gloves and trash bags, they were united around a single cause: Taking out the trash. This weekend was the 11th Annual Spring Clean Up.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

3 days ago

Rocky (re)Runs opens at Da Vinci Art Alliance...

Rocky (re)Runs opens at Da Vinci Art Alliance - DVAA tomorrow.

    'Rocky' as art: Philly gallery explores Italian Stallion in new show
    Creed II officially kicked off filming in Philadelphia earlier this month, bringing Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone, back to the city for the Rocky franchise's eighth installment. Sly even stopped by the old Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a hit of nostalgia that Philly folks loved.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

    Civic and businesses groups come together for Philly's annual cleanup day
    Residents and businesses owners across Philadelphia took to the streets on Saturday. Armed with brooms, shovels, gloves and trash bags, they were united around a single cause: Taking out the trash. This weekend was the 11th Annual Spring Clean Up.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

3 days ago

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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