Apr 20

On 4/20 Chuck Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

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    On 4/20 Chuck Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana
    Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it's all about green. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.
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Apr 20

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

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    Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead
    Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask. It didn't slow him down. Embiid's playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia. The All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced matters, and the 76ers reclaimed control of their Eastern Conference first-round series by topping the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday night.
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Apr 20

Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches

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    Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches
    Not many people have the Mummers on their minds in April, but photographer Andrea Modica is not the typical Mummer photographer. Thursday, she is releasing "January 1," a book of photographs shot over 10 years, one day per year. It features formal, black and white portraits of wenches taken on Two Street immediately after the annual New Year's Day parade.
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Apr 20

Day of service, no walkout at Columbine on 19th anniversary

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    Day of service, no walkout at Columbine on 19th anniversary
    A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings.
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Apr 20

High holiday: 4/20 traces roots to these high school stoners

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They keep those records in a rented safe deposit box in a San Francisco bank where they also store other documentation, including postmarked letters they exchanged in the mid-1970s discussing 420. The San Francisco bank’s address, as it happens, is 420 Montgomery Street.

    High holiday: 4/20 traces roots to these high school stoners
    Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking. Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m. local time.
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Apr 20

Schooled: Season Two Trailer

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    Schooled: Season Two Trailer
    The Pulse focuses on stories at the heart of health, science and innovation in the Philadelphia region. Listen 1:30 John Wister Elementary is a tiny school in a Philadelphia neighborhood besieged by poverty. And it sparked a huge, citywide debate.
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Apr 20

Not everyone feels welcome camping out in ‘third spaces’ like Starbucks

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    Not everyone feels welcome camping out in 'third spaces' like Starbucks
    For years, Starbucks has described its stores as a "third space" - a quasi-public place, away from home or the office, where anyone is welcome to hang out. But the rules about that space are murky. They can vary from place to place, and even store to store.
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Apr 20

Apr 20

Delco man sentenced to 30 years for hiding warlord past

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    Delco man sentenced to 30 years for hiding warlord past
    A federal judge has sentenced Delaware County businessman Mohammed Jabbateh to 30 years in prison for lying to U.S. immigration officials about being a brutal warlord during Liberia's first civil war. The historic sentence far exceeds the federal guidelines - 15 to 20 months - for someone convicted of immigration fraud and perjury.
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Apr 20

Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’

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    Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'
    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and his chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.


Apr 19

Army considers 15 cities — including Philadelphia — for home of new Futures Command

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    Army considers 15 cities - including Philadelphia - for home of new Futures Command
    The Army says it's considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command, which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting.The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information.
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Apr 19

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

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    Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government
    Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career.
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Apr 19

Court finds Morris County violated N.J. Constitution in funding church repairs

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    Court finds Morris County violated N.J. Constitution in funding church repairs : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    Historic preservation advocates say a decision by New Jersey's highest court will make it difficult for churches to get the money they need to renovate their architecturally significant structures. The state Supreme Court has ruled that New Jersey's constitution prohibits using taxpayer funds to repair and restore churches.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

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    Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants
    Marketplace focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. It is noted for its accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance.
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Apr 19

Cosby drug expert on pills given to Constand: Not quaaludes

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    Cosby drug expert on pills given to Constand: Not quaaludes
    A drug analyst put on the stand by Bill Cosby's defense team testified Thursday there is no way the entertainer gave his primary accuser quaaludes. The analyst said the now-banned sedative was never dispensed as blue pills - which is how accuser Andrea Constand described the tablets Cosby gave her.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Rally in Philadelphia emphasizes help, hope for sexual assault victims

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    Rally in Philadelphia emphasizes help, hope for sexual assault victims : Community : WHYY
    Women Organized Against Rape staged a rally Thursday at Philadelphia's City Hall to demonstrate that there's help for victims of sexual assault. Kathryn Wylde, who said was abused since infancy, said she's constantly haunted by that abuse.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

SpaceX launches NASA satellite to search for alien worlds

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    SpaceX launches NASA satellite to search for alien worlds
    Updated at 8:40 p.m. ET SpaceX has launched NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS into outer space Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral. Tess - short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars. The satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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Apr 19

Black in Rittenhouse and designing for a diverse city

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    Black in Rittenhouse and designing for a diverse city
    One week ago, the arrest of two black men at a Rittenhouse Square Starbucks pushed a provocative idea about the racialization of urban space into mainstream conversation.
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Apr 19

PPD chief says he ‘failed miserably’ in addressing Starbucks arrests

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    PPD commissioner says he 'failed miserably' in addressing Starbucks arrests
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Associated Press Philadelphia's police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city.
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Apr 19

Christie commissions $85K portrait

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    Christie commissions $85K portrait
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Associated Press Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Meet the students who dreamed up Friday’s national school walkout

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    Meet the students who dreamed up Friday's national school walkout
    When Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, heard that 17 high school students and educators had been killed in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., she says she felt numb. To her, and so many others, mass shootings can feel all too common in the U.S.
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Apr 19

Small Pinelands wildfire is reminder that N.J. forest fire season is underway

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    Small Pinelands blaze is reminder that N.J. forest fire season is underway
    A quickly contained wildfire in Ocean County on Thursday morning is a reminder that New Jersey's spring forest fire season is underway. The small fire, estimated around five acres in size, broke out in a remote area near the Forked River Mountain in Lacey Township shortly before 10 a.m., according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
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Apr 19

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

Apr 19

‘Pharma Bro’ moves to New Jersey … for federal prison stay

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    'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey ... for federal prison stay
    The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix.
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Apr 19

As N.J. kills red foxes to protect shore birds, 80,000 petitioners demand killing end

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    As N.J. kills red foxes to protect shore birds, 80,000 petitioners demand killing end
    In a case of the birds vs. the foxes, 80,000 people have signed a petition asking the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife to end the practice of culling the red fox population. On the side of endangered shorebirds - including the plover - the DEP wants to control the fox population.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Planning officials put proposed community outreach rules on hold

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    Planning officials put proposed community outreach rules on hold
    On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Planning Commission put a hold on City Council legislation intended to overhaul community notification requirements about zoning changes. The proposed regulation was initially introduced as a public-safety minded response to a recent North Philadelphia housefire that killed four residents of a rooming house.
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Apr 19

New Jersey could require training, licensing for pet groomers

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    New Jersey could require training, licensing for pet groomers
    A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require training and licensing for pet groomers. Sen. Kip Bateman said his bill is a response to the death of three dogs in the past five months while in the care of groomers. "Dogs are members of people's families. They're loved ones.
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Apr 19

June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Wind...

June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Windgate ITE International Residency Program. All of us are excited to meet the 2018 Fellows but until then here's a look back at the 2017 Windgate ITE Fellows. To learn more about our Windgate ITE International Residency Program follow the link: http://ow.ly/savk30jzEmW

    The Center for Art in Wood
    June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Windgate ITE International Residency Program. All of us are excited to meet the 2018 Fellows but until then here's a look back at the 2017 Windgate ITE...
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Apr 19

Pennsylvania House searching for a response to Parkland killings

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    Pennsylvania House searching for a response to Parkland killings
    Pennsylvania House lawmakers have completed their final session in a two-week series of Judiciary Committee hearings on gun violence. They were inspired by the call for tougher gun laws in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Dynamite disappears from Pa. worksite; ATF is trying to find it

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    Dynamite disappears from Pa. worksite; ATF is trying to find it
    Authorities now say that 704 pounds of explosives were stolen. The Lebanon Daily News reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said an inventory confirmed that 16 cases of dynamite were taken. Each case holds 40 sticks of dynamite that weigh 1.1 pounds each.
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Apr 19

With end of Castro era in sight, Cuba prepares to pass power to new generation

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    With end of Castro era in sight, Cuba prepares to pass power to new generation
    Cuba stands hours from a watershed: On Thursday, for the first time since the Cuban revolution nearly six decades ago, the island nation will hail a leader outside the Castro family. President Raul Castro, 86-year-old brother of the late Fidel, expects to hand power over the Communist government to his handpicked successor - and with ...
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Even with jobs and plans for a future in Philly, some Puerto Rican evacuees face imminent homelessness

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    Even with jobs and plans for a future in Philly, some Puerto Rican evacuees face imminent homelessness
    It's been more than six months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Yet some of the 900 families who came to Philadelphia looking for refuge, are still facing homelessness. This weekend, about 21 families staying in city hotel rooms through Federal Emergency Management Agency's Temporary Shelter Assistance program (TSA) will have to find somewhere else to stay.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

The Museum of the American Revolution opened ...

The Museum of the American Revolution opened one year ago today! 🎉 The museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community on Thursday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with tickets (walk-up only) becoming available at 2 p.m. for 3 p.m. entry. There will also be festivities throughout the weekend. Congratulations, Museum of the American Revolution! 🎉

    Museum of the American Revolution offering free admission on one-year anniversary
    Last year on April 19, the Museum of the American Revolution opened to the public. On the one year anniversary, the history museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community. Inside, visitors can explore the history of how America broke free from Britain.
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Apr 19

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).


Apr 19

What brings a mosquito in for the bite?

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    What you learn when you put smelly socks in front of mosquitoes
    They made children wear socks until they got good and smelly. Later on, they decapitated mosquitoes. Those were two steps in an ... unusual ... study to learn why female mosquitoes (males don't bite) are more likely to feed on people with malaria than non-infected people.
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Apr 19

Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

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    Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives
    Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 19

Introducing, Broke in Philly

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    Introducing, Broke in Philly : Community : WHYY
    For the past decade, Philadelphia has been unable to shake its notorious distinction as the poorest big city in the U.S. More than a quarter of the city's residents live in poverty, meaning a family of four earns less than $25,100 per year.
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Apr 19

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

Give OUT day is the only national day of LGBT giving. In 2018, we are raising funds to replace our ragtag bunch of metal folding chairs. A new chair is just $26! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40


Apr 19

A primer for Philadelphia’s pop-up season

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    A primer for Philadelphia's pop-up season
    This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly. - After the sexy newness of a pop-up leaves town, can neighborhoods sustain the benefits for local businesses? It's a question I've been asking for years, pretty much since I moved to Philadelphia in 2009, just as the ephemeral art or retail installations were becoming a thing to do in cities.
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Apr 19

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

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    Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile
    So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability? Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and a good shot at being athletic, but who also is likely to run an above-average risk of bipolar disorder and lupus as an adult?
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Apr 19

As climate costs grow, some see a moneymaking opportunity

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    As climate costs grow, some see a moneymaking opportunity
    Predicting how climate change will alter the weather is becoming a flourishing business. The consumers are property owners and businesses that fear a rise in extreme weather - hurricanes, floods or heat waves, for example. Last year set a record for U.S. losses at over $300 billion. Rich Sorkin is seeking them out.
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Apr 19

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    FOR LEVEL II ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING TENANT SPACE ON THE 7TH FLOOR OF AN EXISTING BUILDING FOR USE AS A BUSINESS OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. WORK TO INCLUDE THE ERECTION OF PARTITION WALLS, PROVIDE FINISHES AND FURNISHINGS THROUGHOUT. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. BUILDING IS FULLY SPRINKLERED. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN ENGINEER PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL OTHER WORK.

    190 N INDEPENDENCE MALL W Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

Apr 18

Northern Liberties Recreation Center added 2 ...

ATTENTION: Baseball and Softball players aged 7 to 14. Show your skills at Samuel Rec on Wednesday, April 25th at 4pm. Fun competition. Please bring app with you. See attached page 1 and 2.


Apr 18

Gov. Carney signs law increasing Delaware sentences for gun crimes

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    Gov. Carney signs law increasing Delaware sentences for gun crimes
    It was one down and several more to go Wednesday as Delaware Gov. John Carney signed a law targeting the straw purchase of weapons - the ruse in which a buyer legally acquires a weapon for someone who is prohibited from possessing a gun. Sponsored by state Rep.
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Apr 18

Watch: President Trump hosts news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Abe

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    Watch: President Trump hosts news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Abe : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    Newsworks Tonight is a daily radio show that showcases the best reporting and storytelling from WHYY's talented staff of journalists and the work of partners such as NJ Spotlight, the Public School Notebook, PlanPhilly, and more. President Donald Trump hosts a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Wednesday at 6 p.m.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 18

Debate over Philly’s safe injection site plan gets personal

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    Debate over Philly's safe injection site plan gets personal
    When Darlene La Torre wakes up in the morning, there's a good chance her husband of five years will want to kick off the day debating how to address the opioid crisis. And whether Philadelphia's controversial proposal to open a supervised safe injection facility is a good idea.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 18

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

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    Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders
    The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump said his administration would "ban" bump stocks, which he said "turn legal weapons into illegal machines."
    https://whyy.org

Apr 18

UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site

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    UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site
    Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Wednesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims. Gunmen shot at the U.N.
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