3 min ago

Fun times ahead at our July Happy Hour at Hal...

Fun times ahead at our July Happy Hour at Hale & True and an August outing to the Philadelphia Phillies. Read all about it in today's newsletter.

    News of Bella Vista July 18
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
    https://mailchi.mp

5 hours ago

Thank you!

Thank you so much for these past years. Your site has always been very informative, and invaluable to the community. I do hope that Nexdoor will be keeping some of your format intact since much of their focus is not only very neighbourhood specific, but seems to be primarily personal posts, as opposed to news, events, listings, crimewatch, etc...that I have always turned to your site for. Thanks so much again for all the work you've done for the community. Cheers, and best of luck with your new ventures!

8 hours ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW BATHROOM WIRING: 2- NEW CIRCUITS, 3- RECEPTACLES, 3- LUMINAIRES, 1- EXHAUST FAN... PER 2008 NEC FOR A ONE FAMILY BUILDING

    1032 CARPENTER ST Issued July 16, 2018 Comment

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Today on our blog we check in with student Na...

Today on our blog we check in with student Nancy Shell, who was named a top 20 finalist in Let’s Connect: Philly Artists Take on the Barnes last month. Read on to learn how Fleisher classes John Sevcik allowed her to express herself more fully.

    From Frozen to Flourishing - Fleisher Art Memorial
    When Nancy Shell first started taking classes at Fleisher, she felt frozen. Shell, who is disabled, had recently lost her job and grew up in an abusive household in which pursuit of a job took priority over artistic exploration. Though she was intimidated by the talent she saw around her in Fleisher's painting studios, Shell was harboring a secret.
    http://fleisher.org

18 hours ago

Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Div...

Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Divine Providence today. Got to present our READYHome emergency preparedness program to a very interactive crowd. Interested in our free READYHome program? More info ➡️ https://bit.ly/2CNuluT #AreYouReady

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Great meeting the staff of Don Guanella & Divine Providence today. Got to present our READYHome emergency preparedness program to a very interactive crowd. Interested in our free READYHome program?...
    https://www.facebook.com

24 hours ago

Morning Glory pop-up beer garden for a cause

Where: Morning Glory Diner at 735 S. 10th St., 19147

    Morning Glory pop-up beer garden for a cause
    This cheery Bella Vista diner is opening its outdoor patio for a special one-night party with brews from PBC, champagne and punch plus snacks to benefit Refuse Fascism. Proceeds will go toward a "Handmaids Brigade" at the big protest planned when VP Pence is in town July 23.
    https://billypenn.com

24 hours ago

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

    https://member.everbridge.net

44 hours ago

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.

    https://www.facebook.com

46 hours ago

Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked

And last but not least, check out South Philly staple Isgro Pastries, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 366 reviews on Yelp. Established in 1904, the Italian bakery is known for its award-winning cannoli and other decadent desserts. You can find it at 1009 Christian St.

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Topping the list is Beiler's Bakery at 51 N. 12th St. in the Reading Terminal Market in Center City. The dessert destination, which offers doughnuts and more, is the most popular bakery in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,085 reviews on Yelp.

Old City's ICI Macarons & Cafe, located at 230 Arch St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery, which offers coffee, tea, macarons and more, five stars out of 158 reviews.

A La Mousse is another much-loved go-to. With 4.5 stars out of 393 Yelp reviews, this shop offers desserts, milkshakes, coffee, tea and more. Head over to 145 N. 11th St. in Chinatown to see for yourself.

    Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked
    Looking to try the best bakeries around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated bakeries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for fresh doughnuts, macarons, cannoli and other sweet treats.
    http://6abc.com

47 hours ago

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 ⬇️

    Part of the Plan: Heat and Home | Office of Emergency Management
    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.
    https://beta.phila.gov

2 days ago

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
    https://www.phillymag.com

3 days ago

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.
    http://www.bellavistaneighbors.org

4 days ago

  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE WITH BUILDING TO REMAIN VACANT.

    930 S 11TH ST Issued July 12, 2018 Comment
  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A 0.75 INCH FIRE SERVICE LINE AND AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AS PER NFPA 13D. ALL WORK SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS/HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS.

    763 S 13TH ST Issued July 12, 2018 Comment
  • DEMOLITION PERMIT

    FOR THE PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS (SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR PREVIOUSLY DEMOLISHED UNDER PERMIT #850825). STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED BY HAND AND WITH HAND-HELD TOOLS ONLY. PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION TO BE IN PLACE PRIOR TO START OF WORK AND TO BE MAINTAINED DURING ALL DEMOLITION ACTIVITIES. * A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. * 21 DAY POSTING AND NOTICE REQUIRED PER A-303.2

    930 S 11TH ST Issued July 12, 2018 Comment

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4 days ago

Darren LoPrinzi posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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5 days ago

  • ZONING PERMIT

    LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) LOT FROM THREE (3) EXISTING LOTS (1033 S 9TH STREET, 1035 S 9TH STREET, AND 1037 S 9TH STREET). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION.

    1033 S 9TH ST Issued July 11, 2018 Comment
  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    (1) INSTALL A MITSUBISHI A/C SYSTEM 2.5 TONS WITH ALL MATERIALS FOR A COMPLETE INSTALLATION.

    925 WASHINGTON AVE Issued July 10, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) LOT FROM THREE (3) EXISTING LOTS (1033 S 9TH STREET, 1035 S 9TH STREET, AND 1037 S 9TH STREET). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION. SEE A/P NO 881633 FOR PLANS.

    1037 S 9TH ST Issued July 11, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSPECT FIRE ALARM SYSTEM INSTALLED BY ANOTHER COMPANY AND CORRECT ANY ISSUES THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED SINCE SYSTEM IS NOW BEING SERVICED BY GATEWAY AS PER NFPA72

    910 S 10TH ST Issued July 11, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    LOT ADJUSTMENT TO CREATE ONE (1) LOT FROM THREE (3) EXISTING LOTS (1033 S 9TH STREET, 1035 S 9TH STREET, AND 1037 S 9TH STREET). SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS AND APPLICATION. SEE A/P NO 881633 FOR PLANS.

    1035 S 9TH ST Issued July 11, 2018 Comment

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    • Thefts

      1100 Block Montrose St. July 8, 2018 @ 2:01 p.m. Comment

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

Jul 11

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.
    https://mailchi.mp

Jul 11

Jul 11

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL CENTRAL AIR (2) 60,000 BTU OF HEAT 92% EFF 2 TONS OF AIR BOTH WITH DUCTWORK RETURNS AND FEEDS IN BASEMENT

    926 LEAGUE ST Issued July 9, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW CURB TRAP,F.A.I & RAIN CONDUCTOR-PA1#20181731151-"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"

    913 S 13TH ST Issued July 9, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE WATER HEATER

    927 S CLIFTON ST Issued July 9, 2018 Comment
  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL CENTRAL AIR 100,000 BTU OF HEAT 92% EFF 4 TONS OF AIR WITH DUCTWORK RETURNS AND FEEDS IN BASEMENT

    911 WASHINGTON AVE Issued July 9, 2018 Comment

Jul 11

Demolition of the historic Christian Street Baptist Church has begun

Welcome to your #worldheritagecity. Down comes Christian Street Baptist Church courtesy of @ocfrealty. 1020 Christian Street was built in 1890 for the congregation of the Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of...

    Demolition of the historic Christian Street Baptist Church has begun
    Developer Ori Feibush, who owns the property, has sold it to an unnamed buyer who wants it torn down.
    https://billypenn.com

Jul 10

PGW is replacing gas pipeline in our area. Se...

PGW is replacing gas pipeline in our area. See link for details.

    If you are a PGW customer , there will be a temporary interruption in your service on the day your home or business is connected to the newly installed gas main. A PGW contractor will leave a notice on your door stating the anticipated date of service interruption at your home or business.
    https://view.s7.exacttarget.com

Jul 10

RePoint Targets Preservation Crisis With Political Action

...added to the register received no opposition from the owners, Christian Street Baptist Church at 1020-24 Christian Street was vigorously contested by owner and developer Ori Feibush with support from a team of...

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...to historic districts. However, there was one instance, the Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home at 1918-20 Sansom Street, where a complete demolition was allowed to occur due to economic hardship...

    RePoint Targets Preservation Crisis With Political Action
    The pace of real estate development and demolition has reached a fever pitch in Philadelphia and so has the stakes for saving history. In response, RePoint Philadelphia, the city's first historic preservation-focused political action committee, was recently founded to counter a city at odds with preserving its culture and architectural character.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

Jul 10

Zoning meeting tonight.

Zoning meeting tonight.

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Zoning Meeting Tue., May 8, 7:30 Palumbo Rec. Center (10th & Fitzwater)
    https://mailchi.mp

Jul 10

Jul 09

Developer Ori Feibush begins demolition of Christian Street Baptist

...developer Ori Feibush entered into a $1.5 million purchase agreement for the property at 1024 Christian St., with a plan to demolish the church  and build six $800,000 townhouses in its...

    Developer Ori Feibush begins demolition of Christian Street Baptist
    After more than a year of controversy surrounding the fate of Christian Street Baptist Church in Bella Vista, the century-old building is coming down. By Monday afternoon, the cupola atop the building had been dismantled. Last week, neighbors who live in the fast-gentrifying neighborhood said they had seen windows being removed.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 09

Check out our event page below. Dear Fleisher...

Check out our event page below. Dear Fleisher, a biennial exhibition and sale Thanks Kees Holterman for vid. More to come!!

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Check out our event page below. Dear Fleisher, a biennial exhibition and sale Thanks Kees Holterman for vid. More to come!!
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