1 hour ago



    SEPTA preps for a long night of snow removal
    In Philadelphia this year, March is going out like a lamb - covered in the white fluffy stuff. Just a few days before Easter, yet another snowy nor'easter is buffeting the region. That means another busy day and long night fighting to keep the trains and buses running for SEPTA.

1 hour ago



    At some Philly homes, toilets get flushed into the city's drinking water source. The underground detectives are on the case
    Within the next few weeks, workers will be fanning out in neighborhoods of Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Philadelphia to check for defects known as cross connections - essentially plumbing systems that were inadvertently reversed. - Frank Kummer, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

3 hours ago



    Philadelphia public, archdiocesan schools to open on two-hour delay on Thursday
    All School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools will open Thursday on a two-hour delay. Public school buses will operate on a delayed schedule and pick up students two hours later then normal, said the district, which asked parents and caregivers to be patient as certain yellow bus routes may experience moderate to significant delays in the morning.

3 hours ago

In Brewerytown Sharswood: http://planphilly.c...

In Brewerytown Sharswood: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/03/21/preserving-a-building-without-the-building-in-sharswood

    Preserving a building without the building in Sharswood
    A group of historic preservation advocates dedicated to preserving African-American artist Dox Thrash's legacy in Philadelphia are making strides to foster and repurpose the artist's home in Sharswood, writes Starr Herr-Cardillo, contributing to Hidden City Philadelphia.

3 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Cartoons Hub's...

Humor:Just saying! https://www.facebook.com/171060420119750/videos/236524146906710/

    Cartoons Hub
    Cartoon Logic

3 hours ago

The far Western edge of Brewerytown on the bo...

The far Western edge of Brewerytown on the boundary with Strawberry Mansion: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewerytown/apartment-building-planned-remote-brewerytown-property

    Apartment Building Planned For Remote Brewerytown Property - OCF Realty
    Baby boomers ran from cities in America, but millennials have embraced the urban living experience, if we may generalize. Ask a random baby boomer (and not an empty-nester that's come back to town in recent years) why they choose the suburban lifestyle, and they may tell you that the city is dirty, or that it's cramped, or that it's dangerous.

3 hours ago

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

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/woman-robs-burns-man-wheelchair-philadelphia-police

    Woman Robs, Burns Man In Wheelchair: Philadelphia Police
    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman suspected of robbing a man who uses a wheelchair and burning his legs in the process. Tanisha Woods, 35, is wanted for robbing a man on the 11000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday March 19, police said.

8 hours ago



    AccuWeather: Heavy Snow, Gusty Winds Today
    A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for our entire area until 2 a.m. Thursday. TODAY: Early mixed precipitation will give way to all snow during the morning and afternoon and some of it could be heavy. Meanwhile, our passing nor'easter will also produce gusts up to 30-50 mph which could bring down trees and wires.

13 hours ago



    How Philly can restore black communities torn apart by criminalized crack addiction | Solomon Jones
    The Kenney administration's forum on safe injection sites saw neighbors in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia raise their voices in opposition to drug use in their neighborhood. And make no mistake. Safe injection sites are places where addicts use illegal drugs.

21 hours ago



    School Closings by Name
    If your school number is not listed, our storm center has not been contacted by your school. Please contact your school, not us, for the correct school number. (Some schools have more than one number.) School closings, delayed openings and early dismissals for Wednesday March 21st.

21 hours ago

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House - facin...

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House - facing North from Poplar Street on North Broad Street - Circa 1915

21 hours ago



    Learn about the new Vision Zero Project on JFK & Market | Department of Streets
    The City just announced an exciting new project to improve roadway safety: a pilot project that will test an alternate roadway configuration between 15th and 20th Streets on both Market Street and JFK Boulevard. To reduce speeding and weaving, the pilot project will test reconfiguring the roadway from four traffic lanes to three.

21 hours ago

On the Boundary between Fairmount and Brewery...

On the Boundary between Fairmount and Brewerytown: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fairmount/snagged-renderings-upcoming-project-26th-poplar

    We Snagged Renderings For the Upcoming Project at 26th & Poplar - OCF Realty
    When we last updated you on the project a couple weeks ago, we told you that the plans called for 23 homes with "below grade parking," but even with that additional information, we weren't exactly sure what to expect. A couple of commenters attended the most recent community meeting, and provided us with some key intel.

22 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Matt Alba's vi...


    Matt Alba
    I've been looking forward to this park's opening for a while! The Rail Park is essentially Philly's version of the The High Line in NYC. The first part of it is scheduled to open July 1st!...

24 hours ago

'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State...

'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State senior killed while home on spring break | Jenice Armstrong http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/477441213.html

    'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State senior killed while home on spring break | Jenice Armstrong - Philly
    The family of Dominique Oglesby ought to be preparing for her college graduation from Penn State's Harrisburg campus in May. Instead, they are making plans for her funeral. Oglesby, 23, a senior home from school on spring break, was killed Sunday afternoon following an argument with an unknown female patron inside Galaxy West Bar & Grill at 52 nd and Market Streets in West Philly.

25 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Photo of speculative row houses on Pine Street between 15th and 16th Street. These lovely Italianate houses, many of which are still standing, were built around the 1860s. Hemple's Photographic Rooms, photographer (c. 1870).

25 hours ago



    DA Krasner's company owed Philly school district $130K in taxes
    When WHYY caught Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner with an unpaid $10,000 property tax bill on his former law office earlier this month, he called it "an oversight." But court records linked to two real estate companies Krasner has a stake in show that the city's top prosecutor is no stranger to tax delinquency.

34 hours ago

Independence Hall in 1950, looking north from...

Independence Hall in 1950, looking north from Walnut Street, in the area that would become Independence Mall.

35 hours ago

Happy first day of Spring! Celebrate by hoppi...

Happy first day of Spring! Celebrate by hopping on an Indego bike from one of our branded stations! Located at 19th & Girard, 31st & Girard, 29th & Diamond, and 34th & Mantua. Pedal safely!

36 hours ago

Philly's quietest, friendliest, safest areas:...

Philly's quietest, friendliest, safest areas: New service provides crowdsourced insight into local neighborhoods http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/residential/phillys-quietest-friendliest-safest-areas-new-service-provides-crowdsourced-insight-into-local-neighborhoods-20180320.html

    Philly's quietest, friendliest, safest areas: New service provides crowdsourced insight into local neighborhoods
    With more than 12,000 responses collected, real estate website Trulia is aiming to offer residents more than just property information and listings. The company's new "What Locals Say" service, launched this week, provides crowdsourced information about local neighborhoods. - Caitlin McCabe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

36 hours ago



    AccuWeather: Light Snow And Sleet Today, 4-8" of Snow On Wednesday
    A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for parts of the area from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Thursday.

36 hours ago



    Rage Against The Voting Machines - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Several years ago Lehigh professor Dan Lopresti bought voting machines from various states and counties. He paid a couple hundred dollars for each, finding most at surplus auctions and one off eBay, and among his purchases was a Danaher 1242. That's the same machine Philadelphia uses.

36 hours ago

Opinion: https://billypenn.com/2018/03/19/op-...

Opinion: https://billypenn.com/2018/03/19/op-ed-philly-deserves-a-more-public-school-board-structure/

    Op-ed: Philly deserves a more public school board structure
    This is a historic moment for the Philadelphia School District. On July 1, the state-imposed School Reform Commission (SRC) will be dissolved, and control of the district will finally be returned to the city after 16 years. But there's an unfortunate element to this much-awaited change: The school board is not being structured to give the public a real voice.

36 hours ago



    Get Free Rita's Water Ice, DQ Ice Cream Tuesday In Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA- There's one way to make the prospect of a first-day-of-spring snowstorm a little less painful: Free dessert. To celebrate the first day of spring, Rita's will be giving away free water ice from noon to 9 p.m. at all of its locations. Rita's has multiple locations in Philly.

37 hours ago



    1827 N NEWKIRK ST Issued March 14, 2018 Comment


    1950 N STANLEY ST Issued March 16, 2018 Comment

37 hours ago

46 hours ago



    Tensions flare at N.E. Philly meeting on opioid crisis
    Tensions rose between residents of Northeast Philadelphia and city officials at a community meeting Monday night on Philadelphia's plan to fight the opioid crisis - specifically the city's decision to green-light a safe injection site.

2 days ago

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia is h...

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia is holding a FREE utility clinic on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The clinic will help utility customers negotiate payment arrangements and obtain all available utility assistance. Check out the flyer below for details:

2 days ago



    Philly agency to seize dozens of Germantown Settlement properties
    A Philadelphia city agency is moving to take back hundreds of affordable housing units stuck in limbo by the scandalous breakup of a nonprofit nearly 10 years ago that is, improbably, still playing out. The nonprofit known as Germantown Settlement was dismantled in 2009 amid revelations its director, Emanuel Freeman, had mismanaged millions in city funds meant for affordable housing and other services.

2 days ago

Decorated for the 4th of July...... The Union...

Decorated for the 4th of July...... The Union League of Philadelphia, founded in 1862 as a Patriotic Society to support the policies of Abraham Lincoln, is today a private members-only club. Founded by Philadelphia society, it remains a bastion of the elite; among its 3,300 members are leaders in business, academia, law, medicine, politics, religion and the arts. Members gather to socialize, dine, network, attend events, exercise and relax in the 1865 Second Empire-style building. The club is ranked first on the Five Star Platinum Club list

2 days ago



    Federal Judges Won't Block Fix To Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map
    But the state Supreme Court only imposed its own map after giving lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf (D) three weeks to come up with their own plan. In Monday's opinion, U.S. Circuit Judge Kent Jordan and U.S. District Judges Christopher Conner and Jerome Simandle said frustration with that process was not enough for them to step in.

2 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Wawa Welcome America is seeking culturally diverse participants for the USA Independence Day Parade! Find the application and more info here:

2 days ago



    Philly NAACP President: How About Rittenhouse for Temple's Football Stadium?
    "The economic impact would be favorable for this area," Rodney Muhammad said. "We don't see that a stadium would greatly alter the character of the neighborhood." Did Temple University take the time to consider all of the alternatives before settling on the site of its controversial proposed football stadium?

2 days ago



    Philly Tow Company Ordered To Pay Thousands In Restitution After Being Accused Of Illegally Towing Cars
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A Southwest Philadelphia tow company is ordered to pay thousands in restitution after being accused of illegally towing cars throughout the city. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Monday that an investigation revealed that George Smith Towing, owned by Anthony D'Angelo, violated Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, the Towing and Towing Storage Facility Standards Act, and Philadelphia's towing ordinance.

2 days ago

If you’re feeling lost between the end of the...

If you’re feeling lost between the end of the #FlowerShow and the start of spring, picture Historic Strawberry Mansion’s gardens in bloom. This year we won a blue ribbon in the PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gardening and Greening Contest “For motivating people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.”

2 days ago

2 days ago



    Philly halts foster placements with 2 faith-based agencies shutting out LGBT couples : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    The city of Philadelphia is taking action against two foster care agencies with policies against placing kids with same-sex couples. Mayor Jim Kenney said he finds it unbelievable that the two faith-based agencies that had been contracted with the city discriminate against qualified same-sex couples.

2 days ago



    Latest forecast on the mid-week storm(s): some snow, then ??
    Weather models are hinting that significant snowfall is unlikely from a mid-week, two-part storm, but forecasters warned it's not out of the question.

2 days ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/family-ids-woman-kille...

Crime: http://6abc.com/family-ids-woman-killed-in-west-philly-shooting/3231617/

    Family IDs woman killed in West Philly shooting
    Philadelphia police said a woman is dead and two others are injured following a shooting in West Philadelphia Sunday. It happened just before 4:30 p.m. near 52nd and Market streets.

3 days ago

The countdown to the annual Philly Spring Cle...

The countdown to the annual Philly Spring Cleanup is underway! Join your community on April 7 for Philly’s annual event to help clean up and keep our streets litter-free! Help us by beautifying our City together, one block at a time! Volunteers may register now at PhillySpringCleanup.com.

3 days ago



    Elected officials seek to end area redlining
    Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson talked further about allegations of redlining throughout the city after an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) was released in February. Redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the ethnic or racial makeup of those areas.

3 days ago



    Inside the campaign to take down Penn Law prof Amy Wax - Philly
    Here's how the community mobilized when third-year law student Nick Hall found a video of Professor Amy Wax suggesting that black Penn Law students rarely graduated at the top of their class. - Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

3 days ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Urbanstead's e...

In Fairmount: https://www.facebook.com/events/432364680540125/?ti=icl

    Spring Plant Sale at High Point Cafe Fairmount


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