5 hours ago

https://billypenn.com/2018/02/20/oscars-taver...

https://billypenn.com/2018/02/20/oscars-tavern-shut-down-temporarily-for-health-violations/

    Oscar's Tavern shut down for health violations
    Regulars hoping for a cheap beer and cheesesteak-and-a-half deal at Oscar's Tavern Tuesday night went home disappointed, as the popular Center City dive had been shut down by the Philadelphia Department of Health. A cease operations order was issued for Oscar's as of 1:30 p.m. on Feb.
    https://billypenn.com

5 hours ago

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/02/18/c...

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/02/18/city-seeks-restaurateurs-for-renovated-love-park-welcome-center/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5a8a332600bd470007bc90ed&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

    City Seeks Restaurateurs For Renovated Love Park Welcome Center
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The city is seeking restaurateurs to run the food concession at the Love Park Welcome Center once it's renovated. The 1960s-era Welcome Center, also known as the spaceship, has been closed for years. But the city, last week, allowed a half dozen restaurant operators to tour the circular, bi-level building as they prepared proposals for the food and beverage concessions there.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

7 hours ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/21/ube...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/21/uber-bringing-new-bus-like-express-pool-service-to-philly-stepping-up-competition-with-septa

    Uber bringing new bus-like 'express pool' service to Philly, stepping up competition with SEPTA
    On Thursday, Uber will expand its extra-cheap Express Pool service to Philadelphia, making it one of six cities to get the new bus-like offering that debuted in San Francisco and Boston last fall and introducing a new threat to SEPTA.
    http://planphilly.com

7 hours ago

In Center City,Near City Hall: Feeling nostal...

In Center City,Near City Hall: Feeling nostalgic? This Philly bar has a drink called 'The Obama' http://www.philly.com/philly/food/bar-code/474605273.html

    Feeling nostalgic? This Philly bar has a drink called 'The Obama'
    One first-time customer balked on the day of the Eagles parade, according to Augusta Mason, a manager who created the Obama cocktail when Parkside Beef & Ale opened a decade ago in a moment of yes-we-can optimism. "He said, 'It's the 'Trump Punch' now!'" Mason recalled.
    http://www.philly.com

7 hours ago

Opinion : https://billypenn.com/2018/02/21/pa...

Opinion : https://billypenn.com/2018/02/21/pa-rep-daryl-metcalfe-comes-out-strong-against-listening-to-teens-pleading-for-action-on-gun-control/

    Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe comes out strong against...listening to teens pleading for action on gun control
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.
    https://billypenn.com

8 hours ago

Crime: Until a few years , Captain Techner , ...

Crime: Until a few years , Captain Techner , whose Family roots run deep in Brewerytown , served as the PSA (Public Safety Area) Officer as a Lieutenant until his recent promotion: http://6abc.com/2-pistol-whipped-shots-fired-in-feltonville-home-invasion/3117805/

    2 pistol-whipped, shots fired in Feltonville home invasion
    Shots were fired and two people were pistol-whipped during a violent home invasion in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Police were called around 4 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of West Roosevelt Boulevard for the reports of gunshots. Philadelphia police say witnesses heard five to seven shots.
    http://6abc.com

8 hours ago

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/21/ppa...

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/21/ppa-fee-taxi-uber-lyft/

    PPA Proposes Fee for Regulating Taxis, Uber and Lyft
    The cash-strapped organization reportedly has only eight inspectors monitoring more than 20,000 ride-hailing vehicles across the city. The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to add a 50-cent surcharge to every taxi, Uber and Lyft ride originating in the city. The organization says the fee would go toward regulating the vehicles - which will hopefully ensure safer rides for passengers.
    https://www.phillymag.com

17 hours ago

Opinion: https://trib.al/qj913uc

Opinion: https://trib.al/qj913uc

    For Philly safe injection sites to be inclusive, start by allowing crack | Opinion
    Philadelphia's CUES should create and manage smoking spaces, similar to those created in Toronto - not just in Kensington, but across the city in neighborhoods like Center City, Point Breeze, Mayfair, and Manayunk. - Jillian Bauer-Reese, Sterling Keith Johnson, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

17 hours ago

http://6abc.com/business/acme-owner-to-buy-ri...

http://6abc.com/business/acme-owner-to-buy-rite-aid/3112968/

    Acme owner to buy Rite Aid
    The privately held owner of Safeway, Acme, and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every 10 shares of Rite Aid.
    http://6abc.com

17 hours ago

Philadelphia circa 1910. "Chestnut Street wes...

Philadelphia circa 1910. "Chestnut Street west from 12th." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Please click on the link below to see this photo in (High Resolution) http://www.shorpy.com/node/22712?size=_original#caption

    Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Chestnut Street: 1910 high-resolution photo
    Vintage photographs available as fine-art prints or digital stock images
    http://www.shorpy.com

17 hours ago

On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway : https://hi...

On the Benjamin Franklin Parkway : https://hiddencityphila.org/2018/02/at-parkway-central-stacks-cleared-to-make-way-for-public-space/

    At Parkway Central, Stacks Cleared To Make Way For Public Space
    The Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Branch is homing in on the needs of the 21st century patron with modern upgrades and robust public programming. Michael Bixler bids adieu to the grand library's massive book retrieval system that was recently dismantled to make way for three new centers of interactive social space.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

18 hours ago

http://www.phillyvoice.com/new-phone-line-all...

http://www.phillyvoice.com/new-phone-line-allows-philly-employees-discuss-sexual-misconduct/

    New phone line allows Philly employees to discuss sexual misconduct
    A new phone line is now open for city of Philadelphia employees to discuss any sexual misconduct they previously have experienced in the workplace, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart announced on Tuesday. The phone line - 215-988-8024 - comes as part of an audit Rhynhart is conducting to evaluate the city's sexual misconduct policies and procedures.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

18 hours ago

Ex-Philly Sheriff John Green's bribery trial ...

Ex-Philly Sheriff John Green's bribery trial opens with attack on his successor http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/ex-philly-sheriff-john-greens-bribery-trial-opens-with-attack-on-his-successor-20180220.html

    Ex-Philly Sheriff John Green's bribery trial opens with attack on his successor
    As federal prosecutors opened their bribery and corruption case Tuesday against former Philadelphia Sheriff John D. Green, defense lawyers said the case may come down to a battle of credibility - between the sheriff on trial and the one who followed him into the office.
    http://www.philly.com

40 hours ago

All Republicans: http://www.pennlive.com/news...

All Republicans: http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/10/nra_donations_to_congressional.html

    How much money has the NRA given to Pennsylvania lawmakers: report
    The National Rifle Association is never far from the din of debate over gun control and gun rights but in the wake of the nation's worst gun-related massacre, the gun advocacy group on Monday came under more stringent scrutiny than usual.
    http://www.pennlive.com

41 hours ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/video-super-bowl-vanda...

Crime: http://6abc.com/video-super-bowl-vandals-atop-septa-bus-stop-shelter/3108590/

    Video: Super Bowl vandals atop SEPTA bus stop shelter
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Philadelphia Police continue to search for people who took part in vandalism during the Eagles' Super Bowl parade. Surveillance video released Monday shows a group of suspects who climbed on top of the SEPTA bus stop shelter at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City.
    http://6abc.com

41 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 4 new photos.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the new congressional maps this afternoon. Make sure to check and see which district you now live in. Please share to let your friends know too.

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    Greater Brewerytown CDC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 534 likes · 35 talking about this · 357 were here. Non-profit community development organization
    https://www.facebook.com

42 hours ago

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/17/phi...

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/17/philadelphia-traffic-center-city/

    Gridlock: Center City's Traffic Apocalypse
    Philly is thriving like it hasn't in decades. Just don't try going anywhere. It's a good problem to have, all the experts tell me. A symbol of our growth and vitality. A sign of just how hot our city has become.
    https://www.phillymag.com

42 hours ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/pe...

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/pennsylvania-gerrymandering-supreme-court-map-congressional-districts-2018-elections-20180219.html

    Pa. gerrymandering case: State Supreme Court releases new congressional map for 2018 elections - Philly
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its congressional district map Monday to be used for the 2018 elections, the latest in an ongoing gerrymandering case. Republicans have vowed to resist the court's order. - Jonathan Lai, Liz Navratil, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philade...

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/north-philly-student-brought-toy-gun-school-reports

    North Philly Student Brought Toy Gun To School: Reports
    PHILADELPHIA - A 12-year-old student has been charged with possession of a gun, causing a lock down at Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School in North Philly, according to reports. However, those reports say the student was armed with a plastic pellet gun and not a real firearm.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

https://northeasttimes.com/history-takes-flig...

https://northeasttimes.com/history-takes-flight-7312de8bce72

    History takes flight - Northeast Times
    Emory Conrad Malick will most likely not be one of the first names the average person associates with airplanes, but it should be. In honor of Black History Month, last Wednesday, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network spent its monthly meeting focusing on learning about the life and career of aviator Emory Conrad Malick.
    https://northeasttimes.com

2 days ago

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute ...

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/china-franklin-institute-terracotta-warrior-statue-thumb-theft-20180219.html

    Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft - Philly
    Officials in China are giving the Franklin Institute two thumbs down for its handling of a partygoer who allegedly stole a digit off a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue. The director of the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center, a government-affiliated organization responsible for loaning out the statues, appeared Monday on CCTV, a Chinese TV station, accusing the Institute of being "careless" with the artifact, the BBC reported.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

In Old City, 'We all spent the night on the s...

In Old City, 'We all spent the night on the street watching our homes go up in flames' http://www.philly.com/philly/news/474415873.html

    Fire in Old City; dozens evacuated - Philly
    A fire that began before dawn Sunday in an apartment building in Old City has reached four alarms and has caused the evacuation of dozens. "We're going to be here for hours," Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told reporters just after 6:30 at the fire scene on Chesnut Street between Second and Third Streets, across from the new Museum of the American Revolution.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Police locate missing woman with dementia

Police say she is known to frequent the areas of 1700 North 25th Street and the 2400 block of Chadwick.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

Police say Nancy Johnson was last seen on the 8500 block of Temple Road at 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Police locate missing woman with dementia
    UPDATE: Authorities report that Nancy Johnson has been located and is in good health. The Philadelphia Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a missing 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with dementia. Police say Nancy Johnson was last seen on the 8500 block of Temple Road at 5:20 p.m.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

Police search for missing woman with dementia

Police say she is known to frequent the areas of 1700 North 25th Street and the 2400 block of Chadwick.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

Police say Nancy Johnson was last seen on the 8500 block of Temple Road at 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Police search for missing woman with dementia
    The Philadelphia Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a missing 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with dementia. Police say Nancy Johnson was last seen on the 8500 block of Temple Road at 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Johnson is described as 5'6 and 116 pounds.
    http://6abc.com

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4 days ago

One Last Look: http://www.philly.com/philly/b...

One Last Look: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/plcb-wine-spirits-sales-super-bowl-week-20180216.html

    Just how much did Philadelphia wine, spirits sales spike during the Super Bowl? - Philly
    Not surprisingly, the Eagles' run to the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 - and the victory parade that followed - was a boon to bars in the region, which usually see a post-holiday slump.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

An issue that is prevelant in both Brewerytow...

An issue that is prevelant in both Brewerytown and Fairmount: http://6abc.com/society/action-news-investigation-missing-mail/3092146/?sf182318730=1

    Action News Investigation: Missing mail
    Residents across the city said packages, bills and other mail has been delayed for weeks or in some cases not delivered at all. One resident even went as far as calling police after she says her postal carrier held her mail hostage.
    http://6abc.com

4 days ago

http://6abc.com/building-collapses-in-citys-b...

http://6abc.com/building-collapses-in-citys-brewerytown-section/3098902/

    Building collapses in city's Brewerytown section
    Inspectors from L&I are trying to find out what caused a three-story home to come crumbling down in the city's Brewerytown section.
    http://6abc.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/16/cou...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/16/councilman-kenyatta-johnson-to-introduce-bill-for-a-hearing-on-racial-disparities-in-the-philadelphia-home-loan-market

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to introduce bill for a hearing on racial disparities in the Philadelphia home loan market
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson plans to introduce legislation next Thursday calling for a hearing on racial disparities in the Philadelphia home loan market, according to a statement released by the councilman's office Friday morning. Johnson made his announcement following the Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal's report on nationwide racial disparities in home loans copublished by WHYY on Thursday with additional reporting by PlanPhilly.
    http://planphilly.com

4 days ago

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/16/kra...

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/02/16/krasner-big-pharma-marijuana-possession/

    Larry Krasner Sues Big Pharma, Drops All Marijuana Possession Charges
    With a little over a month in office, Philly's new DA is already further reforming the city's drug policy. On the same day a Philly.com op-ed was published in which Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (and Mayor Kenney) admitted the failure that was the "War on Drugs," in the 1980s and '90s, the DA's office announced that it is suing 10 pharmaceutical companies in connection with the opioid epidemic and is dropping all outstanding marijuana possession charges.
    https://www.phillymag.com

4 days ago

Opinion: First ,the purchasing of Street Drug...

Opinion: First ,the purchasing of Street Drugs or Opioids is Illegal : Does anyone care that 'safe injection sites' are neither safe nor legal? | Stu Bykofsky http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/attorney-general-josh-shapiro-cues-safe-injection-sites-illegal-opioids-stu-bykofsky-20180216.html

    Does anyone care that 'safe injection sites' are neither safe nor legal? | Stu Bykofsky - Philly
    Thank you, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, for giving me cover so I don't wind up being painted as the "worst person in the world," the label Keith Olbermann used on his TV show to hang on people he didn't like. I have been silent as the opioid epidemic raged because I had no clear-cut solution.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

Nearby: http://6abc.com/man-dies-in-hole-tryi...

Nearby: http://6abc.com/man-dies-in-hole-trying-to-rescue-dog-in-fairmount-park-idd/3085352/

    Man dies in hole trying to rescue dog in Fairmount Park ID'd
    Police have identified the 72-year-old man, who died after going into a hole to rescue his dog in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park section. The victim is Tony Farr from Philadelphia. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 4700 block of South Concourse Drive. According to authorities, the dog fell in a 2.5' by 6' hole.
    http://6abc.com

5 days ago

http://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/philly-...

http://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/philly-city-council-mayor-clash-over-school-board-dismissal-policy

    Philly City Council, Mayor clash over school board dismissal policy
    As the process to create a new board to oversee the School District of Philadelphia after years of state control gains momentum, some politicians immersed in the convoluted and politically fraught effort may be wishing that they left well enough alone.
    http://www.cityandstatepa.com

5 days ago

Opinion: Subsidized housing can change lives....

Opinion: Subsidized housing can change lives. Now it's facing deep cuts | Opinion http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/subsidized-affordable-housing-philadelphia-trump-budget-cuts-opinion-20180216.html

    Subsidized housing can change lives. Now it's facing deep cuts | Opinion - Philly
    The 2019 budget released by the White House calls for deep cuts, $8.8 billion or an 18.3% reduction, to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This would reduce the availability of subsidized housing and vouchers, like the Housing Choice Voucher Program that allowed Paloma to rent a home, even with her very low income.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

http://6abc.com/weather/accuweather-winter-st...

http://6abc.com/weather/accuweather-winter-storm-watch-ahead-of-weekend-snow/49644/

    AccuWeather: Winter Storm Watch ahead of weekend snow
    Meteorologist David Murphy says snow accumulation is likely on Saturday night, with the highest amounts earmarked for our northwest suburbs. A Winter Storm WATCH has been posted for many of the suburban counties in Pennsylvania and parts of central New Jersey. See the list of counties here.
    http://6abc.com

5 days ago

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewery...

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewerytown/spied-zoning-notice-handsome-building-near-29th-girard

    We Spied a Zoning Notice on a Handsome Building Near 29th & Girard - OCF Realty
    In October of 2014, we told you that the owners of the property had made an appeal to the ZBA to open a tattoo studio on the first floor of the building, but the case had been continued. The project went back to the ZBA in November, and was held for discussion, with a denial coming the next month.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

5 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/14/bil...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/14/bills-to-build-new-bike-lanes-advance-in-city-council

    Bills to build new bike lanes advance in City Council
    A trio of bills to expand Philadelphia's disjointed bike lane network advanced out of City Council's streets and services committee Wednesday. The legislation is expected to be introduced to the floor of the full Council Thursday and may be voted upon as early as next week.
    http://planphilly.com

5 days ago

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      2300 Block Master St. February 13, 2018 @ 2:13 p.m. Comment

5 days ago

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 2007, STANDARD 13R TO INCLUDE A 2-INCH DIAMETER SERVICE LINE AND BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY.

    2407 W OXFORD ST Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

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5 days ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_es...

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/philadelphia-police-headquarters-assessment-alan-domb-legislation-blatstein-20180215.html

    Plan for police HQ at Inquirer building prompts call for outside appraisals in city real estate deals - Philly
    Philadelphia officials say their agreement to pay $249 million to a developer for a new city Police Headquarters in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street is a good deal for the city. But that position is not backed up by an independent appraisal of the property's value, because none was completed.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

http://6abc.com/suspect-sought-for-armed-robb...

http://6abc.com/suspect-sought-for-armed-robbery-of-ne-philly-store/3089920/

    Suspect sought for armed robbery of NE Philly store
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Police report: Suspect confessed to Florida school shooting WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Police report: Suspect confessed to Florida school shooting Police have released a new surveillance video showing a man robbing a Northeast Philadelphia business with a large knife.
    http://6abc.com

5 days ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_es...

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/federal-mortgage-home-loans-racial-disparity-philadelphia-community-reinvestment-act-20180215.html?mobi=true

    Why white homeowners in Philadelphia can get federal mortgages meant for black neighborhoods - Philly
    Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income, and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated rowhouse in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that is historically African American. "It took about 15 minutes" to fill out the paperwork, said Jacobs, a career counselor.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/15/une...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/02/15/unequal-lending-keeps-redlining-alive-in-philadelphia-s-gentrifying-neighborhoods

    Unequal lending keeps redlining alive in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods
    Rachelle Faroul is a 33-year-old woman with a good credit score and a degree from Northwestern University. When she decided to buy home in West Philadelphia, near Malcolm X Park, Faroul, then earning $60,000 a year teaching at Rutgers University, didn't think to have her partner co-sign the loan.
    http://planphilly.com

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