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  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACEMENT OF AN EXISTING CURB TRAP PA20180171065 (COMMERCIAL)"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"

    1216 CHESTNUT ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment
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    INSTALL (1) NEW ATS-1 150AMP 3POLE 208V, INSTALL (1) NEW GENERATOR GEN-1 30KW-37.5KVA-208/120V 3PHASE. ALL OTHER PANEL BOARDS AND TRANSFORMERS ARE EXISTING AS PER 2008 NEC (CC DISTRICT)

    1305-11 WALNUT ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment
  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT SPRINKLER RELOCATION (NFPA 13)- FOR THE RELOCATION OF SPRINKLER HEADS AS PER ATTACHED STANDARDS. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    123-51 S BROAD ST Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

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Economic Outlook 2018 Featuring Michael J. Angelakis

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Economic Outlook 2018 Featuring Michael J. Angelakis - 1/19/2018
    Learn about the upcoming economic trends that will affect our regional business community at the of Chamber members as well as a 20th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, presented in partnership with Firstrust Bank. The program's three-part agenda features results from the Federal Reserve Bank's economic forecast survey panel of regional business leaders spotlighting the key economic trends that will shape our region in 2018.
    http://www.chamberphl.com

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This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared E.M. Stant...

    E.M. Stanton Elementary School
    Today at Stanton Dr. Hite and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson handed out awards to kindergarten students with perfect attendance and encouraged families to register students for Kindergarten for the...
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7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 21 to 27

8 p.m. Chris’s Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., $10, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com

7:30 p.m. Verizon Hall (additional performances Wednesday and Friday, 300 South Broad St., $37 to $134, 215-731-3333, kimmelcenter.org

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8 p.m. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad St., $39.50 to $125, 215-336-3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com

6:45 p.m. FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard, $29 general admission, 215-413-9006, fringearts.com

8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, additional performances through Feb. 25, Arden Theatre Company, 40 North 2nd St., $15 to 52, 215-922-1122, ardentheatre.org

    7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 21 to 27
    Lana Del Rey and Kali Uchis Headline Rey brings her dreamy pop sound to the Wells Fargo Center. Her performances are both whimsical and sly, so expect to forego the theatrics in favor of something simpler. Opener Uchis is a Colombian-American singer-song writer with R&B chops.
    http://www.philly.com

11 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Dr. Pickle...

Perfect for big Championship game! This Saturday, either print out this coupon or save it to your phone, bring it to the market, and save $5 on purchases over $20 at the Doc Pickle stand. Gonna be a great market, and an epic weekend for Philadelphia!

    Dr. Pickle
    As a thank you to all our wonderful customers, enjoy $5 off your next purchase over $20! Valid only in person at any of our Winter 2018 markets.
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12 hours ago

SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link

...concourse network that the public could use to enter the adjacent Girard Trust Bank (at Broad and Chestnut). The underground passage was on the same level as vaults in the bank’s basement...

...Street Tunnel’s south-side pedestrian concourse provides an entrance to SEPTA’s Headquarters at 1234 Market Street. A connecting tunnel between the concourses on either side of Market Street was once accessible...

...Subway mezzanine, since the Broad Street Line crosses perpendicularly over the PATCO Hi-Speedline at Broad and Locust...

    SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link
    The future is looking bright and shiny for SEPTA's dingy underground lair. Dubbed "Downtown Link," the project is essentially a contemporary rebranding of Center City's weather-protected underground pedestrian concourse network. If you haven't already, you will soon see large signs for this directional and wayfinding system on the walls of transit stations and the many passages interconnecting those stations throughout Center City.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

12 hours ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

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Updated Jan. 18, 2018

Feb. 12- Phila. Young Republicans host Cocktail Party at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 6-9 p.m. Featuring former Philly YR & Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Members $50, Nonmembers $75, Silver $125, Gold $250, Platinum $500. For info: PhillyFYR@gmail.com.

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Jan. 25- Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Taking nominations for 2018 City Committee. Free & open to public. For info: (215) 843-4256.

Jan. 30- Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Reception at Ernest Bock & Sons, 2800 Southampton Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Gold $2,000, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500, General Admission...

Feb. 10- State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Black Vets from all wars at Grace Bapt. Ch., 5942 Germantown Ave., 2-4 p.m.

Feb. 11- 8th Police Dist. hosts Vendor Fair at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Rd.

    Updated Jan. 18, 2018
    Jan. 20- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Roxborough Mem. Hosp., Wolcoff Audit., 10 a.m. Discussing the failure of the State budget and the impact of the national administration on State policy. For info: (215) 482-8726. Jan. 22- State Senate candidate James Williams hosts Campaign Kickoff at N.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

14 hours ago

Tiger Players: Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists present its first full production

...It runs January 24-February 4, 2018, at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street...

    Tiger Players: Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists present its first full production
    Founded in 2016 to "enhance and strengthen the presence of Asian Americans in the Philadelphia theater community", Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) has produced several one-off events showcasing local Asian American talents. This month, PAPA seeks to solidify its presence in the city with its first full production, Tiger Style!
    http://phindie.com

14 hours ago

Love, literature, and libraries: is there any...

Love, literature, and libraries: is there anything more romantic? We're warming up to the theme with a month of affectionate offerings, from love letters to literary couples.

    Romance at the Rosenbach
    Love is in the library: over the holidays, two visitors got engaged while on a tour of the historic house. Admittedly, some of us were in on the plan. One of our artistic staff members created a library display case with a copy of the bride-to-be's favorite book, Jane Eyre, opened to the page with the famous line "Reader, I married him."
    https://rosenbach.org

14 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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15 hours ago

Here’s what $475K buys across Philly right now

...beds, 2 baths)—Here’s a condo available in the Center City One building at 13th and Spruce. The 1,209-square-foot unit is spacious and has been recently updated. The showstopper...

    Here's what $475K buys across Philly right now
    Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. This week we're looking at homes for sale asking around $475,000. Francisville (3 beds, 2 baths)-In Francisville, $475,000 buys you the penthouse in this condominium development in the heart of the neighborhood.
    https://philly.curbed.com

15 hours ago

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20...

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20 list of Amazon HQ2 cities.

    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    https://www.amazon.com

17 hours ago

Next week, celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Ro...

Next week, celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music. https://rosenbach.org/events/burns-night-at-the-rosenbach/

    Burns Night at the Rosenbach
    Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music. In the event of inclement weather, the Rosenbach will announce any closures on rosenbach.org. Please call 215-732-1600 x0 if you have questions about program status.
    https://rosenbach.org

17 hours ago

Throwback Thursday video--don't forget that K...

Throwback Thursday video--don't forget that Kindergarten registration is now open!! Stop by the school to enroll your child.

    Chester Arthur Kindergarten Confessions 2014
    The 2013-2014 kindergarten class at Chester Arthur Elementary has a lot to say about how much they love their school in Southwest Center City, Philadelphia. Find out more at our open houses every month. Take a tour of the school (20th and Catharine Streets), meet the staff and ask questions of the principal, Ms. Kimberly Newman.
    https://www.youtube.com/

18 hours ago

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Res...

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Restaurant Week and skating at Dilworth Park, and we couldn't agree more! #CCDRW

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

19 hours ago

William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006,...

William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006, Photogravure, etching, drypoint and letterpress on abacá paper, Courtesy of Sue Gosin On view, two exhibitions: Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications through April 21, 2018. Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné was co-curated by John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center and Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Director of the MFA Book Arts and Studio Art MFA Programs, The University of The Arts. It brings together prints and artist books created collaboratively at Dieu Donné, known for its creation of contemporary art using the process of hand-papermaking. The exhibition features work by Polly Apfelbaum, Chuck Close, Lesley Dill, Ann Hamilton, Eliza Kentridge, William Kentridge, Abby Leigh, Michele Oka Doner, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Do Ho Suh, Mark Strand and Ursula von Rydingsvard. By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications is The Print Center's second exhibition dedicated to new photo publications and the artworks that inspired them. The exhibition includes books and artworks by Saleem Ahmed, Tim Carpenter, Julianna Foster, Nicholas Muellner and Public Collectors. http://printcenter.org/100/

    The Print Center
    William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006, Photogravure, etching, drypoint and letterpress on abacá paper, Courtesy of Sue Gosin On view, two exhibitions: Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and...
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19 hours ago

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On vie...

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On view through March 28, 2018 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to announce Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow, from a record 1,313 applicants. Artists submitted work from all 50 states as well as Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Congratulations to The Print Center's Gallery Store artists Marianne Dages and Qiaoyi Shi and former exhibiting artist Derrick Adams and to all the artists whose work is on exhibit! When you are in New York check out this exhibition! https://www.ipcny.org/edgingforward/

    The Print Center
    Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On view through March 28, 2018 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to announce Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel...
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A Musical Adventure in the British Isles

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    A Musical Adventure in the British Isles - 1/18/2018
    The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.chamberphl.com

26 hours ago

Cybersecurity: Battling the Threat to Your Company

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Cybersecurity: Battling the Threat to Your Company
    The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.chamberphl.com

26 hours ago

JumpStart-Before You Start

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

WHERE: Women's Business Development Center, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    JumpStart-Before You Start
    The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.chamberphl.com

30 hours ago

Morris Animal Refuge added 4 new photos — at ...

Some of the awesome adoptable dogs waiting for you at the Refuge this January! Continually updated. Want to give one of the these great dogs a home? Get in touch, stop by, or apply online!

    Morris Animal Refuge
    Some of the awesome adoptable dogs waiting for you at the Refuge this January! Continually updated. Want to give one of the these great dogs a home? Get in touch, stop by, or apply online!
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31 hours ago

Jennifer Summerfield performing her one-woman...

Jennifer Summerfield performing her one-woman show "Mary Shelley" at The Rosenbach.

    Matt Black
    Jennifer Summerfield performing her one-woman show "Mary Shelley" at The Rosenbach.
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34 hours ago

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is...

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking for a Public Relations Associate. For full details and information, see below. http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/PDF/Jobs/PublicRelationsAssociate.pdf

    http://www.phila.gov

34 hours ago

Brush up on your hair art knowledge with Atla...

Brush up on your hair art knowledge with Atlas Obscura for the "Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" exhibition opening tomorrow night! Purchase tickets to the opening here: ow.ly/5H7L30hKh4K!

    The Intricate Craft of Using Human Hair for Jewelry, Art, and Decoration
    In 1867, a man named Mark Campbell published a 276-page book called Self-Instruction in the Art of Hair Work, Dressing Hair, Making Curls, Switches, Braids and Hair Jewelry of Every Description . That long title is just the tip of the iceberg: After pages and pages of instructions and illustrations, he writes, "there is much more to be said on this subject ..."
    https://www.atlasobscura.com

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