13 hours ago

Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branc...

Sadly, due to heat and small chance of rain at 6p, there will be no storytime tonight at Harrowgate Park. The next one will be Monday, August 13! Or, join us for storytimes/programs at other locations =). To sign up for text reminders for Baby/Toddler programs in and around Port Richmond, text @Portrichmo to 81010.* *Standard messaging rates apply.

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18 hours ago

Check out the Richmond Library events this we...

Check out the Richmond Library events this week. Be sure to keep an eye out for any potential closings due to the heat! Monday: Board Game Mondays 12:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read Play Café 2:00 p.m. Sensory Storytime 6:00 p.m. Yoga 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Preschool Playtime 11:00 a.m. Teen Tuesdays: Scary Movie 1:00 p.m. Wednesday: STEAM Wednesdays: Homemade Slushies 1:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Storytime 6:00 p.m. Book Club (adults) 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Open 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. A Wrinkle in Time Book Club (registration required) 2:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime 2:30 p.m. Friday: Construction Club 3:30 p.m.

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    Check out the Richmond Library events this week. Be sure to keep an eye out for any potential closings due to the heat! Monday: Board Game Mondays 12:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read Play Café 2:00 p.m....
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19 hours ago

Searching for deals on Prime Day? Support Fri...

Searching for deals on Prime Day? Support Friends of Hackett by going to smile.amazon.com before you start your shopping! https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/x-locale/paladin/email/charity/2018/1128157_us_amazon_smile_charity_pd18_contact_fb1_link_1200x627_1531437882._CB1531504841_.jpg


3 days ago

Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting

16. Redevelopment agreement with Brian Skoblar to allow for the use of an adjacent parcel at 2215 E. Harold Street as a residential side yard (New Kensington-Fishtown Redevelopment Area).

17. Redevelopment agreement with Theodore Marko to allow for the use of an adjacent parcel at 2217 E. Harold Street as a residential side yard (New Kensington-Fishtown Redevelopment Area). 

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10. Action Item: Bill No. 180601 “An Ordinance legalizing an existing stairway enclosure at 2048 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145, under certain terms and conditions.” Introduced by Councilmember Johnson on June 7, 2018 (Presented by Sarah Chiu)

...Item: Bill No. 180692 “An Ordinance legalizing an existing wood deck and ramp encroachment at 1338-1344 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140 (‘Property’), under certain terms and conditions.” Introduced by Councilmember Greenlee for Council...

...Bok LP (‘Owner’) to construct, own and maintain a proposed loading dock extension encroachment at 1901 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, all under certain terms and conditions.” Introduced by Councilmember Squilla on June...

14. Action Item: Bill No. 180702 “An Ordinance legalizing an existing garage extension encroachment at 1815 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, all under certain terms and conditions.” Introduced by Councilmember Squilla on June 21, 2018.

15. Redevelopment agreement with WPRE V, LP, to allow for the construction of a community center and twenty units of affordable housing on 3712-20, 3713-17, 3723, 3729-33, 3735-39, and 3846 Melon Street (West PhiladelphiaRedevelopment Area).

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting
    1. Action item: Approval of the Meeting Minutes for June 12, 2018. 2. Executive Director's Update. 3. Staff Presentation: Draft Philadelphia2035 Upper Northwest District Plan (Presented by Matt Wysong) 4. Action Item: Acceptance of Society Hill Neighborhood Plan (Presented by Ian Litwin, Rosanne Loesch, Society Hill Civic Association, & Laura Ahramjian, KSK Architects, Planners, Historians) 5.
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3 days ago

Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branc...

Join us at Powers Park on July 27 for some outdoor fun!

    Powers Park Conservancy
    The Powers Park Conservancy in partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society, the Richmond Branch of the Free Library, and Port Richmond Town Watch presents Eleanor's Secret. Movie starts at dusk...
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4 days ago

It's been pretty amazing seeing the community...

It's been pretty amazing seeing the community take advantage of Hackett's new playground. We're very grateful to all the neighbors that have not only volunteered their time to help out with watering plants and picking up trash. We're also encouraged by all those that have been keeping an eye on the grounds in general. To help protect this neighborhood resource, we are working with ORCA and the neighboring households to install security cameras on a some of the surrounding homes. You will see new signage in the upcoming weeks posting the schoolyard hours (7AM to 9PM when school is not in session). The new signage will not only post hours, but also clarify and expand some of the schoolyard rules. We're aware that there have been dogs on the grounds and often running off leash on the turf. While we know that the signage near the turf does not explicitly prohibit dogs (although the signage near the play equipment does), please note that dogs are not allowed. This will be clarified with the new signage. In the meantime, please spread the word.

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4 days ago

A Wrinkle in Time Book Club, today at 2 pm! W...

A Wrinkle in Time Book Club, today at 2 pm! We're discussing chapters 4-6.

5 days ago

Air quality in question following Kensington junkyard fire

The fire broke out Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m. in a scrap yard in the 2200 block of East Somerset in the Kensington section of the city.

    Air quality in question following junkyard fire
    The city has hired a private lab to test smoke samples from a blazing inferno that burned at a Kensington junkyard Tuesday night. Already, an environmental group who had air quality monitors in the area said the air was so bad that their sensors went off of the charts.
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5 days ago

The Kensington junk yard that went up in flames had been cited for multiple code violations

Firefighters battle a three alarm junkyard fire at Tulip and Somerset streets in Kensington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

    City says scene of Kensington junk-yard fire cited multiple times, taken to court
    The Kensington junk yard that was the site of a spectacular fire that burned out of control for three hours Tuesday night had been cited for code violations multiple times during the last 10 years and is the subject of a court case in which the city is seeking "strict" fines and penalties, city officials said Wednesday.
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5 days ago

WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT THE LIBRARY IS CLOSI...

WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 2PM. WE ARE STILL FUNCTIONING WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING! WE HOPE TO BE OPEN TOMORROW AT 10AM.

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 2PM. WE ARE STILL FUNCTIONING WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING! WE HOPE TO BE OPEN TOMORROW AT 10AM.
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6 days ago

Philadelphia firefighter injured in fall battling 4-alarm Kensington fire

The fire broke out at East Somerset and Tulip streets around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Phila. firefighter injured in fall battling 4-alarm fire
    A Philadelphia firefighter was injured battling a massive four-alarm blaze at a Kensington junkyard. The fire broke out at East Somerset and Tulip streets around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The smoke and flames could be seen for miles. Officials said one firefighter was taken to Temple University Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in a fall.
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6 days ago

Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association added 2...

2nd Alarmers and EMS rotating PFD memvers into a cooling bus during the 4 Alarm Fire in Port Richmond at Tulip & Somerset St.@PhillyFireDept @IAFF22

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6 days ago

Firefighters Battle Massive Junkyard Fire in Philly

The four-alarm fire started at the junkyard on Tulip and Somerset streets Tuesday night. Several crushed cars and tires are burning.

    Firefighters Battle Massive Junkyard Fire in Philly
    Firefighters are battling a massive fire at an auto salvage junkyard in Philadelphia's Kensington section.
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6 days ago

Huge fire on Port Richmond/Kensington border: What we know

A junk yard at East Somerset and Tulip streets broke out in flames at about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, per a 6ABC report

Frankford Avenue is blocked, north and south of Lehigh Avenue. The street is open at Frankford and Lehigh to go under the tunnel.

The scene a block or two away from the fire at Lehigh and Tulip

    Huge fire on Port Richmond/Kensington border: What we know
    Updated 11:13 p.m. A huge fire broke out at the Port Richmond/Kensington border Tuesday evening, and flames could be seen for miles by residents of Fishtown and Kensington. Regarding many of the details of the fire, it's too early to tell. At this point, firefights are still battling what looks to be a nasty blaze in North Philadelphia.
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6 days ago

Firefighters battle junkyard fire in Kensington

The fire broke out just after 8:30 p.m. at a junkyard at East Somerset and Tulip streets.

    Firefighters battle junkyard fire in Kensington
    Philadelphia firefighters battled a massive four-alarm fire at a junkyard in Kensington Tuesday night. The fire broke out just after 8:30 p.m. at a junkyard at East Somerset and Tulip streets. Smoke and flames could be seen for miles. Officials said one firefighter was taken to Temple University Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in a fall.
    http://6abc.com

6 days ago

4th Alarm with Special Calls at Large Junk Ya...

4th Alarm with Special Calls at Large Junk Yard at Tulip & Somerset St.

    Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association
    4th Alarm with Special Calls at Large Junk Yard at Tulip & Somerset St.
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6 days ago

Updates on the fire on Somerset and Tulip. ht...

Updates on the fire on Somerset and Tulip. https://billypenn.com/2018/07/10/kensington-fire-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont/

    Huge fire on Port Richmond/Kensington border: What we know
    Updated 11:13 p.m. A huge fire broke out at the Port Richmond/Kensington border Tuesday evening, and flames could be seen for miles by residents of Fishtown and Kensington. Regarding many of the details of the fire, it's too early to tell. At this point, firefights are still battling what looks to be a nasty blaze in North Philadelphia.
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6 days ago

LEARN HOW BEES CAN HELP SUSTAIN AND BEAUTIFY ...

LEARN HOW BEES CAN HELP SUSTAIN AND BEAUTIFY YOUR YARDS! CHECK OUT OUR NEW BEE HIVE! TOMORROW AT 6PM! RICHMOND LIBRARY!

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    LEARN HOW BEES CAN HELP SUSTAIN AND BEAUTIFY YOUR YARDS! CHECK OUT OUR NEW BEE HIVE! TOMORROW AT 6PM! RICHMOND LIBRARY!
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6 days ago

Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branc...

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    Powers Park Conservancy added a new photo.
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6 days ago

Learn how to make sun prints at STEAM Wednesd...

Learn how to make sun prints at STEAM Wednesday, tomorrow at 1:00 pm! We will be outside part of the time, so wear sunscreen!

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    Learn how to make sun prints at STEAM Wednesday, tomorrow at 1:00 pm! We will be outside part of the time, so wear sunscreen!
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Jul 09

Check out the Richmond Library events this we...

Check out the Richmond Library events this week: Monday: Board Game Mondays 12:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read Play Café 2:00 p.m. Spa Facials 5:30 p.m. Medicare Information 5:30 p.m. Yoga 6:30 p.m. Powers Park Conservancy Meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Preschool Playtime 11:00 a.m. CareerLink 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Teen Tuesdays: Scary Movie 1:00 p.m. Wednesday: STEAM Wednesdays: Sun Prints 1:00 p.m. Planting for Pollinators Workshop 6:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Storytime 6:00 p.m. Thursday: Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime 11:00 a.m. A Wrinkle in Time Book Club (registration required) 2:00 p.m. Friday: Construction Club 3:30 p.m.

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    Check out the Richmond Library events this week: Monday: Board Game Mondays 12:00 p.m. Read, Baby, Read Play Café 2:00 p.m. Spa Facials 5:30 p.m. Medicare Information 5:30 p.m. Yoga 6:30 p.m. Powers...
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Jul 09

Our friends at Philadelphia Federal Credit Un...

Our friends at Philadelphia Federal Credit Union were named one of the best credit unions in Pennsylvania according to Forbes! Congrats PFCU! forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2018/06/28/the-best-banks-and-credit-unions-in-every-state/#383741e84502

    The Best Banks And Credit Unions In Every State
    There were 18,000 commercial banks and savings institutions in the U.S. in the mid-1980s, but 35 years of massive consolidation and nearly 3,000 bank failures have cut the total by 70%. With the proliferation of online banks, it is even more important for local banks to demonstrate their advantages in regards to customer service, accessibility and financial advice.
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Jul 07

Jul 07

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    FOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

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    1-NEW 30AMP SINGLE PHASE CIRCUIT AND DISCONNECT FOR A FREE STANDING ELEVATOR AS PER NEC 2008 EAST DISTRICT

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Jul 06

EACH MONDAY! 6:30 PM (3.00 suggested donation...

EACH MONDAY! 6:30 PM (3.00 suggested donation)

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    EACH MONDAY! 6:30 PM (3.00 suggested donation)
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Jul 06

TUESDAY, JULY 10! 12-2PM RICHMOND LIBRARY!

TUESDAY, JULY 10! 12-2PM RICHMOND LIBRARY!

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    TUESDAY, JULY 10! 12-2PM RICHMOND LIBRARY!
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Jul 06

Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branc...

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    JOIN US ON MONDAY JULY 9!
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Jul 06

IT'S BACK! MONDAY JULY 9! Quick Fix Summer Sk...

IT'S BACK! MONDAY JULY 9! Quick Fix Summer Skin Care! 5:30PM Richmond Library! FREE! Please reply to this if interested in attending! We need a number count.

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    IT'S BACK! MONDAY JULY 9! Quick Fix Summer Skin Care! 5:30PM Richmond Library! FREE! Please reply to this if interested in attending! We need a number count.
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Jul 06

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Jul 05

THE RICHMOND BRANCH WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, FR...

THE RICHMOND BRANCH WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, FRIDAY JULY 6! 10AM-5PM

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    THE RICHMOND BRANCH WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, FRIDAY JULY 6! 10AM-5PM
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Jul 05

Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branc...

The Richmond Library will be OPEN tomorrow, Fri 7/6 from 10a-5p. Little Movers Dance Party is ON for 3:30p. Hope you can join us! Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for reminders.* *Standard messaging rates apply.

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Jul 05

JOIN US ON MONDAY JULY 9!

JOIN US ON MONDAY JULY 9!

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    JOIN US ON MONDAY JULY 9!
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Jul 05

Does your block need some cleaning up? Don't ...

Does your block need some cleaning up? Don't forget to request tools from our tool library with Olde Richmond Civic Association - ORCA! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4ef93wtQwLzZRmJjrQvsKYp2WeWOCLbiPUK2ChOmP5Ua7XQ/viewform

    EKNA/ORCA Neighborhood Cleanup Tool Library Request Form
    Please use this form to request tools from EKNA and ORCA for use for to request tools for block cleanups in the EKNA and ORCA service areas. This service is only available to EKNA/ORCA members that can prove residency and are only available Saturday 10am-2pm.
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Jul 05

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    INTERIOR DEMO REMOVE DRYWALL INSTALL NEW DRYWALL ON EXISTING FRAME ONLY. NON-LOAD BEARING WALLS. (SFD)

    2338 E HAROLD ST Issued June 27, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 200AMP MAIN SERVICE,INSTALL 40 CIRCUIT MAIN BREAKER PANEL,INSTALL ALL WIRING THROUGHOUT SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING WIRING WITH RECEPTS,SWITCHES,LIGHTS,FIXTURES,SMOKES,CO DETECTORS,PHONE & CABLE TV WIRING THROUGHOUT AS PER 2008 NEC (NORTH DISTRICT)

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    INSTALL 2 WATER CLOSET, 2 LAVY SINK, 2 BATHTUB, 1 KITCHEN SINK, 1 WASHER, 1 GARBAGE DISPOSAL - THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004 "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"

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Jul 04

Jul 03

Richmond Library is closed, but baby/toddler ...

Richmond Library is closed, but baby/toddler storytime is ON for Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 PM at Lillian Marrero Branch Library! Hope you can join us!

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    Richmond Library is closed, but baby/toddler storytime is ON for Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 PM at Lillian Marrero Branch Library! Hope you can join us!
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Jul 03

It’s another hot one out there today! Look ou...

It’s another hot one out there today! Look out for our July newsletter, hitting inboxes soon!

    East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA)
    It's another hot one out there today! Look out for our July newsletter, hitting inboxes soon!
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Jul 03

Jul 02

LIBRARY IS CLOSED!!! NO AIR CONDITIONING! WE ...

LIBRARY IS CLOSED!!! NO AIR CONDITIONING! WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN on MONDAY JULY 9! We are all sorry to close, waiting on the city of fix our A/C.

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    LIBRARY IS CLOSED!!! NO AIR CONDITIONING! WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN on MONDAY JULY 9! We are all sorry to close, waiting on the city of fix our A/C.
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Jul 02

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Reminder: due to extreme heat, Philadelphia has issued a heat health emergency. Stay cool, neighbors!

    Health Commissioner Issues First Heat Health Emergency of 2018 | Department of Public Health
    PHILADELPHIA - In response to forecasted maximum heat indexes over 100, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, MD, MPH issued a Heat Health Emergency in Philadelphia. This designation begins Sunday, July 1, at noon and is scheduled to end Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m.
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Jun 29

July First Friday!

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    July First Friday!
    Light up the sparklers and celebrate the summer with July's First Friday events! Check out our full First Friday schedule below: Enjoy a cigar - 18 and over only Vape Product Sale! | 11am-10pm -Buy 3 bottles of Naked get 4th for $1 - 10% off JUUL and BO - any 100ml bottle for $30 SCRATCH OFF LOTTERY GAMES AVAIALBLE IN THE STORE!
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