2 hours ago

In first public duties, new Philly school boa...

In first public duties, new Philly school board gets an earful from community http://www.philly.com/philly/education/in-first-public-duties-new-philly-school-board-gets-an-earful-from-community-20180425.html

    In first public duties, new Philly school board gets an earful from community
    "I think our public schools should be viable options, and a lot of them aren't," one member of the public told the new Philadelphia school board during a listening session Wednesday night. "We need a new model, because what we have is outdated, obsolete, and it doesn't work."
    http://www.philly.com

2 hours ago

https://whyy.org/articles/project-home-unveil...

https://whyy.org/articles/project-home-unveils-new-housing-in-north-philly-for-those-in-recovery/

    Project Home unveils new housing in North Philly for those in recovery
    Bonita Pritchette is one of the lucky ones in a city with a dwindling supply of affordable housing. She was in North Philadelphia Tuesday to help celebrate the official opening of her new home, an apartment in the Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building.
    https://whyy.org

2 hours ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/26/phi...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/26/philly-fed-homeowners-in-gentrifying-neighborhoods-suffer-tax-delinquency-but-not-displacement

    Philly Fed: Homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods suffer tax delinquency but not displacement
    With gentrification comes an increased risk of delinquency on homeowners' tax bills, but in Philadelphia, the phenomenon hasn't resulted in a significant increase in displacement of owners, not even among those who are elderly or financially disadvantaged, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
    http://planphilly.com

2 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Philadelphia H...

City Hall construction began in 1872 and wasn’t completed until 1901. Of the buildings many statues, William Penn is obviously the most recognizable. To show him off, Alexander Calder fully assembled Penn and had him on display in the NW corner of City Hall courtyard from 1893 to 1894. He was then disassembled and brought to the top piece by piece. https://www.facebook.com/PhillyHybrid/posts/1710772659015652

    WILLIAM PENN STATUE: The curse, the history, the legacy
    How much do you know about William Penn? The William Penn statue sits atop Philadelphia's City Hall, a staple in Center City. Here's the history behind the statue - including the curse some believe it left on Philadelphia's professional sports teams.
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10 hours ago

10 hours ago

http://www.fox29.com/good-day/324454568-video...

http://www.fox29.com/good-day/324454568-video#/

    Good Day previews revamped Bourse Marketplace ahead of its summer opening
    FOX 29's Steve Keeley is live in Old City with more.
    http://www.fox29.com

12 hours ago

https://news360.com/article/451421381

https://news360.com/article/451421381

    PPA's Scott Petri says raise contractor parking permits - Philadelphia Business Journal
    Philadelphia Parking Authority's new leader is offering City Council another tactic to help drum up more dollars for Philadelphia and its chronically underfunded school system - upping the price of a contractor parking permit by 400 percent.
    https://www.bizjournals.com

13 hours ago

https://philly.curbed.com/platform/amp/2018/4...

https://philly.curbed.com/platform/amp/2018/4/25/17279098/historic-curtis-center-lyndon-luxury-apartments

    Take a peek inside the historic Curtis Center's new luxury apartments
    In recent years, industrial-style homes and apartments-with exposed heating ducts, brickwork and metal beams-have become a fixture on the rental market in Philly. But this year, amidst the booming popularity of that repurposed-factory vibe, come the newly-built Lyndon at the Curtis apartments-and they have something entirely different to offer.
    https://philly.curbed.com

13 hours ago

Ground is broken on Pod Philly micro-hotel in...

Ground is broken on Pod Philly micro-hotel in Center City http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/pod-philly-micro-hotel-19th-ludlow-philadelphia-20180425.html

    Ground is broken on Pod Philly micro-hotel in Center City
    Crews have started work at the 19th-and-Ludlow-Street development site where the city's first tiny-roomed "micro-hotel" is to rise. Construction of the 252-room, 11-story Pod Philly hotel began Tuesday with a ceremonial groundbreaking joined by leaders of the project's developers - Modus Hotels of Washington, D.C., and Parkway Corp.
    http://www.philly.com

13 hours ago

http://www.phillyvoice.com/parks-on-tap-2018-...

http://www.phillyvoice.com/parks-on-tap-2018-schedule/

    Parks on Tap 2018: Here's the full schedule for the traveling beer garden
    Parks on Tap, the traveling beer garden, will return for a third season this summer. The 2018 season will be the longest to date, running for 23 weeks from April 25 through Sept. 30. Each week, Parks on Tap will travel to a different Philadelphia park, staying there Wednesday through Sunday.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

14 hours ago

Crime: The Late Officer Robert Wilson served ...

Crime: The Late Officer Robert Wilson served and died in the line of Duty in the Philadelphia Police Department combined 22/23 District which includes Brewerytown: https://www.google.com/amp/www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/trial-delay-outrages-family-sgt-robert-wilson-iii-da-larry-krasner-20180328.html%3famphtml=y

    Trial delay outrages family of slain Sgt. Robert Wilson III
    The family of slain Sgt. Robert Wilson III said Wednesday that they are outraged at the way Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has handled the prosecution of Wilson's accused killers after the trial was pushed back until November 2018. - Chris Palmer, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

14 hours ago

Humor:

Humor:

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    Humor:
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16 hours ago

The Office of Property Assessment's 2019 asse...

The Office of Property Assessment's 2019 assessments are out, and many have noted some odd patterns in the land assessments. 5th Square volunteer Aaron Bauman created this interactive map of land assessments alone to help residents, journalists, and decision-makers continue to research the issue and fix Philadelphia's unfair land assessments. http://www.5thsq.org/map_philly_2019_land_assessments http://www.5thsq.org/map_philly_2019_land_assessments

    Map: Philly's 2019 Land Assessments
    Mapping the 2019 OPA land assessments
    http://www.5thsq.org

16 hours ago

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

Opinion: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/a-billionaire-ed-rendell-and-a-litigious-judge-how-power-and-influence-shape-meek-mill-case-20180126.html?utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&mobi=true

    A billionaire, Ed Rendell, and a litigious judge: How power and influence shape Meek Mill saga
    Meek Mill is no ordinary defendant. Genece Brinkley is no typical judge. And both have exerted power, status and resources to win advantages in court in ways that few others could - ways legal ethicists describe problematic. - Jeremy Roebuck, Mark Fazlollah, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

16 hours ago

http://www.phillyvoice.com/opera-singer-mario...

http://www.phillyvoice.com/opera-singer-mario-lanza-south-philly-home-apartments-bella-vista/

    Proposal to demolish Philly opera singer's home draws opposition from two sides
    Plans for a gated residential development project that would involve demolishing Philly-born opera singer Mario Lanza's South Philly home faces fierce opposition from two seemingly odd bedfellows: the Bella Vista neighbors association and the local Italian American community who wish to preserve the history Lanza's birthplace.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

16 hours ago

http://phlcouncil.com/Cindy-bass-property-ass...

http://phlcouncil.com/Cindy-bass-property-assessments-opa-audit/?platform=hootsuite

    COUNCILWOMAN CINDY BASS 'VERY CONCERNED' ABOUT PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS
    Councilwoman Cindy Bass (8th District) issues a statement on the most recent property assessments, which in some cases resulted in drastically increased property values. "I am very concerned about the most recent round of property assessments by the Office of Property Assessment, which resulted in sometimes sharply increased property values.
    http://phlcouncil.com

16 hours ago

Opinion: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion...

Opinion: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/where-are-the-conservatives-we-need-opinion-20180424.html

    Where are the conservatives we need? | Opinion
    We need a politics where the democratic left and right compete over who can most effectively and efficiently excise this social cancer from our body politic. Such a debate could be both instructive and productive. - E.J. Dionne, Philadelphia Washington Post
    http://www.philly.com

25 hours ago

Join us at Historic Strawberry Mansion for a ...

Join us at Historic Strawberry Mansion for a FREE Neighborhood Chamber Concert on Sunday, May 6! The concert, featuring a wind quintet and string quartet of musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra, will begin at 3 p.m. Come early for family-friendly activities at 1:30 p.m. and complimentary lunch at 2 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged at www.philorch.org/freeconcerts.

    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    Join us at Historic Strawberry Mansion for a FREE Neighborhood Chamber Concert on Sunday, May 6! The concert, featuring a wind quintet and string quartet of musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra,...
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25 hours ago

Opinion : http://planphilly.com/articles/2018...

Opinion : http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/25/love-park-more-like-loathe-park-criticisms-mount-as-jfk-plaza-slowly-reopens

    LOVE Park? More like loathe park! Criticisms mount as JFK Plaza slowly reopens.
    On Thursday, city officials gathered at LOVE Park to dedicate the southeast corner as Bank of America plaza and garden in recognition of a $250,000 donation from the financial institution. Jamie Gauthier, executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, had the honors of thanking and introducing the bank's regional president who would present the oversized fake check.
    http://planphilly.com

25 hours ago

Crime: http://6abc.com/police-begin-crackdown...

Crime: http://6abc.com/police-begin-crackdown-on-illegal-atv-and-dirt-bike-riders/3388259/

    Police begin crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders
    Almost like clockwork, the warmer weather brings out dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts across the tri-state area. Riding on the vehicles is perfectly legal if you are off road, but highly illegal on city streets. "There are no headlights, no tail lights, no brake lights and they're out there riding in the dark.
    http://6abc.com

26 hours ago

Only Celebrities may apply: http://www.cityan...

Only Celebrities may apply: http://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/meek-mill-released-study-shows-pa-parole-rate-highest-us

    Meek Mill released, but study shows PA parole rate highest in US
    Just hours after rapper Meek Mill was freed from prison over a controversial parole violation, a new study shows that Pennsylvania's parole rate is the highest in the nation - and it's a problem that's getting worse.
    http://www.cityandstatepa.com

34 hours ago

36 hours ago

https://philly.curbed.com/maps/philadelphia-g...

https://philly.curbed.com/maps/philadelphia-gardens-parks-green-space

    Secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Philadelphia
    The weather is finally warming up a little-well, at least the sun is out-and it's the perfect time to check out Philly's wealth of parks and green spaces. Sure, you likely know the four main public squares in the City of Brotherly Love: Logan, Washington, Rittenhouse, and Franklin squares.
    https://philly.curbed.com

37 hours ago

http://www.phillytenant.org/

http://www.phillytenant.org/

    PhillyTenant.Org - Resources for Renting in Philadelphia
    The information provided on PhillyTenant.org is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. For legal advice or representation, tenants should consult an attorney. Theme by Anders Norén
    http://www.phillytenant.org

40 hours ago

Breaking: http://6abc.com/meek-mill-released...

Breaking: http://6abc.com/meek-mill-released-from-prison/3387105/

    Meek Mill released from prison
    Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail.
    http://6abc.com

41 hours ago

Politics: http://www.politicspa.com/political...

Politics: http://www.politicspa.com/politically-uncorrected-why-the-gop-gubernatorial-primary-seems-so-crazy/87308/

    Politically Uncorrected: Why the GOP Gubernatorial Primary seems so crazy
    For many, national politics today seems bizarre. Indeed, viewed historically we are living through an abnormal moment, a chronically controversial president, deeply polarized political parties, bitterly divisive issues and an angry, frustrated electorate. But for truly aberrational politics, Pennsylvania is ground zero.
    http://www.politicspa.com

41 hours ago

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/eviction-ad...

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/eviction-admiral-court-dorsett-court-cls-west-philadelphia-gentrification-20180424.html?mobi=true

    Dozens ordered to leave West Philly apartments ahead of sale
    Dozens of residents in two West Philadelphia apartment buildings received letters April 9 telling them to move out by April 30 when the doors would be locked and utilities shut off. The letter said the city was ordering the landlord to cease operations. The city, however, said Tuesday that it issued no such order.
    http://www.philly.com

45 hours ago

Opinion: http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestre...

Opinion: http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet/2018/04/24/where-have-all-the-public-bathrooms-gone

    Where have all the public bathrooms gone?
    By Charles Ellison It's been 11 days since Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested for waiting while Black at a Rittenhouse Square Starbucks. In that time, the manager who called the cops on the two Philadelphia men left her job, the coffee-chain accepted blame for the incident, and most recently, Philadelphia Police Chief Richard Ross publicly apologized.
    http://planphilly.com

46 hours ago

http://www.philasun.com/local/city-council-pr...

http://www.philasun.com/local/city-council-president-clarke-seeks-to-ease-tensions-of-richard-allen-homes-residents-over-gentrification-realities-in-their-neighborhood/

    City Council President Clarke seeks to ease tensions of Richard Allen Homes residents over gentrification realities in their neighborhood - The Philadelphia Sunday Sun
    Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: City Council President Darrell Clarke poses with members of RANG. (Photo: Courtesy of RANG) By Raymond Jones On a chilly April evening, 50 people gathered at the John F. Street Community Center, located at 11th and Poplar Street, to ask Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke about the...
    http://www.philasun.com

46 hours ago

Crime: http://www.philly.com/philly/columnist...

Crime: http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/dominique-oglesby-penn-state-university-student-killed-jenice-armstrong-20180424.html?utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&mobi=true

    Help family of slain Penn State student find closure | Jenice Armstrong - Philly
    Philly, all of this killing over dumb stuff has got to stop. A bump, a look, some words, and the next thing you know, someone pulls out a gun and starts shooting. That's what happened with Dominique Oglesby, the 23-year-old Penn State student killed outside the Galaxy West Bar & Grill in West Philly in March.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Who would you invite to a gathering in our go...

Who would you invite to a gathering in our gorgeous ballroom? Legend has it, the room was built at the request of Alexander Hemphill, the eldest son of the mansion's second owner, so he could entertain the Philadelphia First City Troop. #ParkCharms #MyPhillyPark

    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    Who would you invite to a gathering in our gorgeous ballroom? Legend has it, the room was built at the request of Alexander Hemphill, the eldest son of the mansion's second owner, so he could...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Strawberry Mansion: At Everquest Studios, Hip-Hop is Both Art and Outlet

He was 19 when he went to Everquest for the first time. He grew up a few blocks from the Strawberry Mansion basement studio in the Johnson Homes on 25th Street and Ridge Avenue. Moody’s music is inspired by not only his experiences but the experiences of those around him.

    Strawberry Mansion: At Everquest Studios, Hip-Hop is Both Art and Outlet
    For Gary " Goliath Curtesy " Moody, hip-hop is about pain and healing. Moody has experienced his fair share of pain. When he was 16, his dad died of cancer. Moody found hip-hop as a way to express himself and his experiences, and reach others dealing with their own pain.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

2 days ago

https://trib.al/nMoovKd

https://trib.al/nMoovKd

    Philly airport has hundreds of job openings ready for takeoff
    More than 50 employers at Philadelphia International Airport are expected to participate in the job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Temple University Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street. Airlines, restaurants, car rental companies, retailers, and government agencies are seeking to fill hundreds of openings, according to the airport.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

https://billypenn.com/2018/04/23/this-map-mak...

https://billypenn.com/2018/04/23/this-map-makes-it-easy-to-compare-your-property-tax-change-to-your-neighbors/

    This map makes it easy to compare your property tax change to your neighbors'
    Updated 5:30 p.m. with a second map that has additional filtering tools Since the beginning of April, many Philly residents have opened their mail to find an envelope full of sticker shock. The city just rolled out new property assessments - officially called " Proposed Valuations for Tax Year 2019" - and while some home values decreased, many went significantly up.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

In Strawberry Mansion :

In Strawberry Mansion :

    Greater Brewerytown CDC
    In Strawberry Mansion :
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

‪⚡️DEADLINE APPROACHING⚡️‬ ‪Pennsylvania High...

‪⚡️DEADLINE APPROACHING⚡️‬ ‪Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is reminding students and families that the 2018-19 #PA State Grant application filing deadline is May 1st! ‬ ‪For more information go to pheaa.org ‬⬇️ http://www.pheaa.org/

    PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
    The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is one of the nation's leading student aid organizations, serving millions of students and thousands of schools.
    http://www.pheaa.org

2 days ago

Politics: https://philadelphianeighborhoods.c...

Politics: https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2018/04/21/politics-stemming-gun-violence-is-what-motivates-candidate-lindy-li/

    Politics: Stemming Gun Violence is What Motivates Candidate Lindy Li
    Lindy Li's decision to leave a successful finance career and run for Congress began with the tragic events of December 14, 2012, the day a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, and killed 20 children and six staff members.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

2 days ago

http://www.phillyvoice.com/creed-2-needs-you-...

http://www.phillyvoice.com/creed-2-needs-you-heres-how-you-could-be-in-the-movie/

    'Creed 2' needs you! Here's how you could be in the movie
    If you've ever wanted to be in a movie, then keep reading. There's a company called Heery Loftus Casting operating out of Philadelphia which helps producers fill roles for movies, television, commercials, and more. Heery shares information about casting calls for extras, speaking roles, and anything else that producers require to fulfill their needs.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

2 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/20/com...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/20/coming-soon-to-a-building-near-you-an-energy-upgrade-your-wallet-and-the-planet-will-like

    Coming soon to a building near you: an energy upgrade your wallet and the planet will like
    Philadelphia's building code is set to receive an update expected to reduce energy bills and shrink the city's carbon footprint. On Thursday, the Council's Licenses & Inspections committee gave the green light on a bill that if passed will mandate that the owners of commercial buildings comply with 2018 energy efficiency building standards set by the International Code Council, an industry group that establishes best practices for governments worldwide.
    http://planphilly.com

2 days ago

Now for something different New York City 19...

Now for something different New York City 1911: http://www.openculture.com/2018/04/immaculately-restored-film-lets-you-revisit-life-in-new-york-city-in-1911.html

    Immaculately Restored Film Lets You Revisit Life in New York City in 1911
    Other than one or two of the world's supercentenarians, nobody remembers New York in 1911. Plenty of living historians and enthusiasts of the city have paid intensive attention to that booming time period when the city's population fast approached five million, but none experienced it first-hand.
    http://www.openculture.com

3 days ago

Opinion: https://trib.al/bXupCc3

Opinion: https://trib.al/bXupCc3

    What's that smell? It's Harrisburg's political air | John Baer - Philly
    Perhaps you've noticed strange things emanate from your state Capitol. I mean apart from frequent whiffs of worthlessness, the occasional stench of mendacity. Well, a clash last week twixt two lawmakers shows how noxious Harrisburg can be.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/20/10-...

http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/20/10-philly-neighborhoods-reap-the-lion-s-share-of-construction-tax-break-benefits

    10 Philly neighborhoods reap the lion's share of construction tax break benefits
    Ten neighborhoods concentrated around Center City make up 59 percent of the properties receiving Philadelphia' controversial 10-year tax abatement, according to a report released Friday by City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart. The analysis looked at the tax break's geographical concentration, the distribution of its benefits and its impact on developer profitability.
    http://planphilly.com

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