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Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative...

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6

    The Wilma Theater
    Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6
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Severe roach infestation, crab legs stored in garbage bags close Philadelphia eateries

1008 Race St.

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1625 Chestnut St.

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19 S 60th St.

2401 W Allegheny

3000 Market St.

701 W Butler St.

5821 Germantown Ave.

5650 Ridge Ave.

3734 Germantown Ave.

3000 N 6th St

1363 N 31St.

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7201 Woodland Ave.

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    Severe roach infestation, crab legs stored in garbage bags close Philadelphia eateries
    Cats, dead mice, fly infestations, crawling roaches, missing sneeze guards and crab legs stored inside large garbage bags kept Philadelphia health inspectors busy in this round of Clean Plates. And what's with all those missing food safety certified people? Between July 1 and July 15, inspectors closed 33 facilities for various violations.
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Today we want to highlight the work of Jim Mc...

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim McElhatton, a freelance reporter and private investigator whose research in our civil case files contributed to his article “The Homeless Man who Made Alexandria Civil Rights History“ in the Alexandria Times which chronicled James Lomax and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. You can see his article at the following link (https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/), and see his description of his research here at the National Archives at Philadelphia below: Years ago, my family and I lived in an old rental house in Alexandria, Virginia across from a church where volunteers fed lunch to the homeless. Among the same faces I would see day after day was a heavyset African American man with a long gray scraggly beard. His name was James Lomax. He did not talk very much. But he displayed a quiet generosity that set him apart. When he must have thought nobody was looking, James sometimes set plastic bags by our front of our door filled with cast off toys and clothes intended for my young children. After a while, our family finally saved up enough to buy a house of our own and so we moved away. I would still see James in and around town once in a while. Then, I stopped seeing him altogether. I would like to be able to say I tried to find out what happened. But the truth is, life moved on. And I had not thought much about James Lomax in several years. But that changed suddenly not long ago when I visited the National Archives in Philadelphia. A few months ago, I was researching an old civil rights case, Jones v School Board of Alexandria, a 1958 lawsuit that desegregated public schools in Alexandria. As a freelance reporter for the local weekly paper, the Alexandria Times, I wanted to learn more about this case. After all, the old newspaper clips only told so much: Four years after Brown v. Board of Education, seven African American families petitioned Alexandria’s school board to let their children attend whites only schools. The school system refused. So the families and NAACP sued. I took off from work from my day job as a private investigator to have a look at the original case file. I did not know what to expect. I had never visited a National Archives facility. But within ten minutes of my arrival, I had researcher card in hand and the staff laid out original case files that had not been seen or touched in many years. As I paged through the exhibits, I noticed grades and report cards for the 14 school children plaintiffs. I scanned the names of the students then stopped, stunned, to read about a brilliant second grader named James Lomax. I couldn't be, I thought. But it was. It took a few weeks to confirm the student and homeless man were, indeed, the same person. I eventually found James in an assisted living center in Maryland. He had lost a lot of weight. He lay curled up on a bed. I re-introduced myself. He said he remembered me. Then, without a word, I handed him an old wire services newspaper article showing a photo of him as a second grade boy crossing a police barricade. It was the first time public elementary schools were integrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “Yeah,” he said. “That’s me.” I later wrote a story about James and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. Without the National Archives, though, nobody in Alexandria could have ever known, let alone imagined, that the homeless man we walked by countless times did more good by age 8 than most of the rest of us will do in a lifetime. Because that is the point of it all. You just never know. -- Jim McElhatton is a freelance reporter and private investigator; he can be reached at jimmcelhat@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/

    James Lomax desgregated Alexandria schools - he's now in a Maryland assisted living facility | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA
    For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves meals to the homeless. Heavyset with a long gray beard, he kept to himself and, at times, could seem a little surly. But he also displayed a quiet grace and generosity.
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44 hours ago

A wonderful example of neighbors helping neig...

A wonderful example of neighbors helping neighbors ... Pho Xe Lua Restaurant, 907 Race St has donated enough school supplies to fill 26 back packs! Community Relations Officer Jules Carp is spearheading a school supply drive that ends July 27. Please drop off donations at the District. Many thanks to those who have already contributed!

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Free and Exciting Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16 – 22

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

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...Pop Philly ~ July 16 – August 30 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ July 16 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ July 16 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions this weekend! ~ Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~

...Cinema ~ July 16 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 16 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 16 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...The Philadelphia Zoo ~ July 17 & 31 ~ From 6 pm – 9 pm at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue. Enjoy a special happy hour at the zoo! Guests will enjoy beers, cocktails & food, with...

Con Air At FringeArts ~ July 18 ~ FREE – Starting at 8:30 pm at FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Blvd. Enjoy Con Air, with food & drinks (pay-as-you-go). ~ Con Air At FringeArts ~

Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: Rocky ~ July 19 ~ FREE – Held at Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street from 7 pm to 9 pm. Watch The Sound of Music outside on the big screen. ~ Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: The Sound Of Music ~ 

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

    Free and Exciting Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16 - 22
    Enjoy the semi cooler summer temps this week while enjoying all of what Philadelphia has to offer! With the many museum exhibits, the Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains, Parks on Tap, Beer Gardens, Photo Pop Philly, Center City Sips, Schuylkill Movie Nights, the Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival and so much more, you might need a vacation after this week!
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5 days ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ University Dining Days, Bastille Day At Eastern State Penitentiary, Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival At Navy Yard and More!

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

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...Pop Philly ~ July 13 – August 30 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ July 13 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ July 13 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and...

...Cinema ~ July 13 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 13 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ July 13 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

Wine Garden At Collins Park ~ July 13 ~ From 4 pm – 9 pm at 1707 Chestnut Street, the Wine Garden at Collins Park offers wine and craft beer in one of Center City’s most picturesque parks. ~ Wine Garden At Collins Park ~

Liberty Lands Market ~ July 14 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ July 14 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ 

40th Street Summer Series ~ July 14 ~ FREE – Starts at 6 pm at 40th and Walnut streets. Enjoy Las Cafeteras  – Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras...

...to watch (pay-as-you-go) – 10 am – 5 pm outside of Brauhaus Schmitz at 718 South Street. The 700 block of South Street will be closed off for a huge World Cup...

...you-go) – 10 am – 5 pm outside of Brauhaus Schmitz at 718 South Street. The 700 block of South Street will be closed off for a huge World Cup viewing party. Seating is first come...

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ University Dining Days, Bastille Day At Eastern State Penitentiary, Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival At Navy Yard and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ July 13 - 19 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in or nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
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5 days ago

15 New Breweries And Cideries To Check Out In Philadelphia This Summer

Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton Street

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Kurant Cider, 436 E. Girard Avenue

Goose Island Brewhouse, 1002 Canal Street

Yards Brewing Company, 500 Spring Garden Street

Original 13 Ciderworks, 1526 N. American Street

Fishtown Brewpub, 1101 Frankford Avenue

Fermentery Form, 1700 N. Palethorp Street

Urban Village Brewing Company, 1001 N. 2nd Street

Where:Wissahickon Brewing Company, 3705 W. School House Lane

Where:Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, 8221 Germantown Avenue

Where:Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front Street

Where:Second District Brewing, 1939 S. Bancroft Street

Where:Brewery ARS, 1927-29 W. Passyunk Avenue

    15 New Breweries And Cideries To Check Out In Philadelphia This Summer
    A real beer drinker's town since the very beginning, Philadelphia has played - and still plays - a crucial role in American brewing. In the past year-and-a-half alone, small to larger breweries have tremendously grown Philadelphia's craft brewing scene. Philadelphia's well-established players have expanded into both exciting new digs ( Yards) and experimental upstarts ( Fermentery Form, Roy-Pitz Barrel House).
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5 days ago

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Che...

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

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    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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6 days ago

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Reco...

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Records Administration has records of aliens and UFOs in our holdings? If so, you’re in luck! Our colleague Joseph Gillette, an Archivist on a cross-training assignment in the National Archives History Office, wrote a series about the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The purpose of these projects was to investigate the increasing number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings throughout America and determine their nature and any potential threat. This blog posted, entitled “INVASION! (of privacy),” is the first in a three part series which explores the Project Blue Book and discusses records of UFOs in the holdings of the National Archives! You can find Part II, “UFOs: Natural Explanations,” and Part III, “UFOs: Man-Made, Made Up, and Unknown,” on the Pieces of History blog here: www.prologue.blogs.archives.gov https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/04/09/invasion-of-privacy/

    INVASION! (of privacy)
    Today's post comes from Joseph Gillette, an archivist on a cross-training assignment with the National Archives History Office. It is part of a series concerning the Air Force's Project Blue Book investigation. In the mid-1970s, the National Archives prepared to absorb the records of the Air Force's Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors,...
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6 days ago

An update to the investigation into the PFC c...

An update to the investigation into the PFC contamination at Ridge Run will be discussed today at a PADEP meeting in Sellersville with an opportunity for public comment. Please join us! When: 6:30 PM, Wednesday, July, 11, 2018 Where: West Rockhill Township Building 1028 Ridge Run, Sellersville, PA http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/padep-public-hearing-ridge-run-pfcs

    PADEP public hearing on Ridge Run PFCs
    DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Ridge Run PFC Investigation COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept.
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6 days ago

The sassy, hoagie-mouthed chef is back | Let's Eat

Evan Inatome’s roastery/tasting room could open as soon as this weekend at 315 N. 12th St.

...ago with its hidden gem, the hip bruncherie Café Lift tucked beneath the rails at 428 N. 13th St. (Lift, by the way, soon will open a branch in Narberth), followed by a gastropub...

...way, soon will open a branch in Narberth), followed by a gastropub at Prohibition Taproom (501 N. 13th St.), and a wood-fired pizza place called Bufad (1240 Spring Garden St.) that serves the...

...at Prohibition Taproom (501 N. 13th St.), and a wood-fired pizza place called Bufad (1240 Spring Garden St.) that serves the neighborhood well...

Many other places have also come online. From the bend of the park at 12th Street, you can look down and see Parada Maimon (345 N. 12th St.), a casual Dominican restaurant serving Caribbean comfort foods like pollo asado, pasteles, seafood, and stewed oxtails.

...Instagram-based pizzeria that bakes out of the funky W/N W/N Coffee Bar (931 Spring Garden St.), which has its own draws of good coffee, cocktails  (hello, Limón Pepino!), and bar...

...tacos might be in order, so head over to the tiny corner taqueria El Purepecha (469 N. 10th St.) to fill your belly with al pastor sopes before sliding next door for a quenching...

...pastor sopes before sliding next door for a quenching lager session at Love City Brewing (1023 Hamilton), a handsome retrofit of a 19th-century warehouse that is the latest piece of the...

...beer crawl, beginning at the new Boxcar Beer Garden, a picnic-style clearing at the 12th and Callowhill entrance to the park, set to open July 11 by the crew behind Morgan’s...

Also worth checking out nearby are the Roy-Pitz Barrel House (990 Spring Garden St.) and the vast, new Yards Brewery (500 Spring Garden) a little farther east. There are...

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...of Spice Finch, a casually stylish Middle Eastern-slash-Mediterranean bistro at the Warwick Hotel (220 S. 17th St.) — plopping a grown-up Carroll and her fiance, chef Billy Riddle, in the thick of...

10 S. Front St., 5-7 p.m. weekdays at the bar.

...nowadays, and Rubino family has gone two doors away to add Ralph’s Grab & Go (764 S. Ninth St., 215-627-6011). The name tells the story: Refrigerator cases hold Italian specialties (chicken and...

The crew behind White Dog Cafe has set up this Retro Nouveau charmer at the Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut St.

Michael O’Halloran says he could not absorb a rent rise for his taqueria at 7 N. Third St. He is hoping to relocate nearby.

Jose Garces’ Euro restaurant at the Western Union Building (1111 Locust St.) will wrap after brunch Sunday, July 15, as part of the bankruptcy sale of his company.

Jose Garces’ Italian concept at 2410 Walnut St. will shut down after business Saturday, July 14, as part of the bankruptcy sale.

    The sassy, hoagie-mouthed chef is back | Let's Eat
    Jennifer Carroll, the Northeast Philly-raised chef who made a national name for herself a few years ago on Top Chef and its spin-offs, just opened her own restaurant in Rittenhouse. Also this week, I share word of a West African/Caribbean BYOB in Montco, a new casual spin-off from the city's oldest Italian restaurant, and a farm-to-table wine bar with plenty of seasonal choices.
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Jul 11

Boxcar Beer Garden Is Now Open Underneath Philadelphia's New Rail Park

...12 AM, and Saturdays & Sundays from 1 PM - 12 AM, and is located right at 1129 Callowhill Street, next to the "Stamp of Incarceration" mural and the entrance to the Rail Park itself...

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The International, the latest project from the owners of Standard Tap & Johnny Brenda's, is now open at 1624 N Front St....read more ›

    Boxcar Beer Garden Is Now Open Underneath Philadelphia's New Rail Park
    The beer garden will be open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5 PM - 12 AM, Fridays from 4 PM - 12 AM, and Saturdays & Sundays from 1 PM - 12 AM, and is located right at 1129 Callowhill Street, next to the "Stamp of Incarceration" mural and the entrance to the Rail Park itself.
    https://philly.thedrinknation.com

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Jul 10

Mrs. Wu Achieves the American Dream

Mrs. Wu Achieves the American Dream Mrs. Wu has been a long-term client of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) since November 2015. She and her husband were newly-arrived immigrants when […]

    Mrs. Wu Achieves the American Dream
    Mrs. Wu has been a long-term client of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) since November 2015. She and her husband were newly-arrived immigrants when they first came to PCDC for assistance. Our housing counselors provided one-on-one housing counseling to teach Mrs. Wu the process of buying a home.
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Jul 10

PCDC Welcomes Summer Interns & Drexel Co-Ops

PCDC Welcomes Summer Interns & Drexel Co-Ops Jacky Wong Jacky, a public health major, is a rising senior at Drexel University interning at PCDC since April 2018. Jacky is interning […]

    PCDC Welcomes Summer Interns & Drexel Co-Ops
    Jacky Wong Jacky, a public health major, is a rising senior at Drexel University interning at PCDC since April 2018. Jacky is interning under Ping Ho Lee and supporting the family services program. He is organizing PCDC's annual EXPO event; this year marking its 10th year.
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Jul 10

PCDC Teen Club Takes on NYC!

PCDC Teen Club Takes on NYC! On June 22nd, members of the Teen Club went on an adventure to the Big Apple. A total of 15 people attended, 12 students […]

    PCDC Teen Club Takes on NYC!
    On June 22 nd, members of the Teen Club went on an adventure to the Big Apple. A total of 15 people attended, 12 students and 3 chaperones. It was a exciting adventure, they visited New York University and Columbia!
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

The Rail Park now has a beer garden, thanks to the folks behind Morgan's Pier/Parks on Tap

The new Rail Park in Spring Garden has a new neighbor: Boxcar Beer Garden (1129 Callowhill St.), whose official opening is July 11.

Boxcar Beer Garden, next to the Rail Park entrance at 12th and Callowhill, is a tailgate-style pop-up bar with a mobile food and beer truck. It...

    Boxcar Beer Garden sets up next to new Rail Park
    It's a tailgate-style pop-up bar with a mobile food and beer truck. It has picnic-style seating for up to 200 people, twinkling lights, and backdrop of the "Stamp of Incarceration" mural on one side and the Rail Park on the other.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 10

Boxcar Beer Garden sets up next to new Rail Park

The new Rail Park in Spring Garden has a new neighbor: Boxcar Beer Garden (1129 Callowhill St.), whose official opening is July 11.

Boxcar Beer Garden, next to the Rail Park entrance at 12th and Callowhill, is a tailgate-style pop-up bar with a mobile food and beer truck. It...

    Boxcar Beer Garden sets up next to new Rail Park
    It's a tailgate-style pop-up bar with a mobile food and beer truck. It has picnic-style seating for up to 200 people, twinkling lights, and backdrop of the "Stamp of Incarceration" mural on one side and the Rail Park on the other.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 10

Philly 311

Philly 311 Works! Find Graffiti? Contact Philly 311 for removal! They respond! Along the neighborhood in Chinatown, ubiquitous graffiti welcome visitors: they are sprayed on the wall, the pavement, the […]

    Philly 311
    Find Graffiti? Contact Philly 311 for removal! They respond! Along the neighborhood in Chinatown, ubiquitous graffiti welcome visitors: they are sprayed on the wall, the pavement, the lampposts, the doors... On June 11 th, PCDC was again informed the presence of newly- painted graffiti by the $1-a-Day cleaning crew.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

Eastern Tower Community Center “Topping Out” Celebration

Eastern Tower Community Center “Topping Out” Celebration On June 21, Hunter Roberts Construction Group along with development team PCDC and JNA Capital, Inc. hosted a topping-out celebration  at the Eastern […]

    Eastern Tower Community Center "Topping Out" Celebration
    On June 21, Hunter Roberts Construction Group along with development team PCDC and JNA Capital, Inc. hosted a topping-out celebration at the Eastern Tower Community Center construction site. This celebration marked the last pour of concrete at the very top of the structure, which will be the tallest building in Chinatown at 20 stories tall and host Chinatown's very first community center upon completion.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

REAL ID

REAL ID What does REAL ID mean for me? The REAL ID Act makes requirements for licenses stricter for those who want to board domestic flights or enter a federal […]

    REAL ID
    What does REAL ID mean for me? The REAL ID Act makes requirements for licenses stricter for those who want to board domestic flights or enter a federal facility that requires ID. Beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver license, ID card, or another form of federally acceptable ID for these three purposes.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

Language Access Philly

Language Access Philly Language Access Philly is a city wide program designed to bridge the access gap by making it easier for residents with limited English proficiency to obtain essential […]

    Language Access Philly
    Language Access Philly is a city wide program designed to bridge the access gap by making it easier for residents with limited English proficiency to obtain essential public information and services. Under Language Access Philly, all city departments will designate a language access coordinator charged with overseeing the development of a language access implementation plan.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

July Teen Events and Opportunities:

July Teen Events and Opportunities: Important Announcements: The July practice SAT will be on July 28th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at 901 Wood Street. Please contact Rosaline […]

    July Teen Events and Opportunities:
    Important Announcements: The July practice SAT will be on July 28th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at 901 Wood Street. Please contact Rosaline to reserve a seat. Teen Club Visits College Visits Teens must have completed their intake forms to be able to go.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

On Lok Service Center

On Lok Service Center On Lok Social Service Center has an opening for a part time service coordinator position. 20hr/week. Bachelor degree in Social Science or equivalent working experience required. […]

    On Lok Service Center
    On Lok Social Service Center has an opening for a part time service coordinator position. 20hr/week. Bachelor degree in Social Science or equivalent working experience required. Must be able to speak/write English and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese). If interested, send resume to onlokhouse2002@yahoo.com. On Lok Social Service Center has an opening for a director position.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

And just a reminder that the #PADEP will be h...

And just a reminder that the #PADEP will be holding a public hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11th, 6:30pm, regarding the Ridge Run PFAS HSCA site in East and West Rockhill Townships. Among the topics for discussion is a recent proposal by the DEP to install whole-house filtration systems as an "interim response to address the contamination of private drinking water wells associated with the Site." Public hearing: Wednesday, July 11th, 6:30pm West Rockhill Township Building 1028 Ridge Rd Sellersville, PA 18960

    Ridge Run PFC Site
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Jul 10

Coming Soon: Chinatown YèShì Night Market

Save the date: Chinatown YèShì Night Market 2018! Thursday, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM, October 11th, 2018 (10th and Race Street). Since 2011, PCDC has provided Chinatown visitors and residents with the family-fun […]

    Coming Soon: Chinatown YèShì Night Market
    Thursday, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM, October 11 th, 2018 (10th and Race Street). Since 2011, PCDC has provided Chinatown visitors and residents with the family-fun experience of the Chinatown YèShì Night Market. 'YèShì' or 夜市is the Chinese word for 'night market'. Night markets are popular outdoor bazaars that often focus on foods and goods.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

PECO Offers Relief on the first Day of Summer

PECO Offers Relief on the first Day of Summer Senior Citizens gathered at PCDC on the first day of summer to get a free box fan. PECO’s Senior Fan Giveaway […]

    PECO Offers Relief on the first Day of Summer
    Senior Citizens gathered at PCDC on the first day of summer to get a free box fan. PECO's Senior Fan Giveaway program could not have come at a better time. It was warm and humid on June 21st, when On Lok Senior House and Social Service Center and PCDC joined PECO Corporate Relations Director Romona Riscoe Benson and the PECO volunteers to distribute one hundred box fans.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

No Butts in Chinatown

No Butts in Chinatown PCDC’s Cigarette butt-free pilot program started in June with the installation of four cigarette butt boxes in Chinatown. The installation of these boxes was the culmination […]

    No Butts in Chinatown
    PCDC's Cigarette butt-free pilot program started in June with the installation of four cigarette butt boxes in Chinatown. The installation of these boxes was the culmination of a community coming together to solve a problem. Starting PCDC's $1-a-Day cleaning crew identified cigarette butts as a constant source of litter.
    http://chinatown-pcdc.org

Jul 10

'Occupy ICE' protester sues Philly police officer for striking him, using 'excessive' force

Demonstrator Anlin Wang said Gress hit him when police were removing activists from the encampment outside an ICE building at Eighth and Cherry streets on July 3. The protesters, who oppose President Trump’s immigration policies, were trying to shut down the office.

    'Occupy ICE' protester sues Philly police officer for striking him, using 'excessive' force
    An activist has filed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia police officer for allegedly using excessive force against him at a protest last week at a local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The officer, William Gress, has been sued at least four times before over police misconduct, according to the protester's attorney.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 10

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In ob...

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In observance, we are sharing this photograph of a three-legged calf from our Rural Rehabilitation Loan Case Files from West Virginia. The Rural Rehabilitation Division of the Farmer’s Home Administration was established April 1, 1934, by authority of the Federal Emergency Relief Act, to make loans to destitute farm families. This three-legged cow belonged to B. H. Young of Webster County, West Virginia. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. You can find this photograph in NARA's online catalog here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/12043705 Today’s post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. #nationalcowappreciationday #cows #farms #food #history #archives #nara

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In observance, we are sharing this photograph of a three-legged calf from our Rural Rehabilitation Loan Case Files from West Virginia. The Rural Rehabilitation...
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Jul 10

Kenney meets with advocates as Abolish ICE protests mark one week

The meeting came as the Abolish ICE demonstrators marked one week since the group first set up camp outside the ICE field office at Eighth and Cherry streets, and then — after police broke up the encampment Thursday — on the edges of City Hall.

    Kenney meets with advocates, demonstrators as Abolish ICE protests mark one week
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney met Monday evening with a group of immigrant advocates, as well as members of a protest encampment decrying the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and calling on the city to end its data-sharing contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    https://whyy.org

Jul 09

ICE protestors outside City Hall battle heat, loss of electricity

...at the City Hall camp, although some injuries were reported following the forced eviction at 8th and Cherry Street...

    ICE protestors outside City Hall battle heat, loss of electricity
    The Abolish ICE protestors have been living on the street on Center City for almost a week now. They stuck it out through last week's heat wave and are gearing up to do the same for this week. How are they staying safe?
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 09

Mayor Kenney to meet with 'abolish ICE' protester, immigrant advocates Monday

Ending the information-sharing agreement is one of the top demands made by activists who set up an encampment outside an ICE building at Eighth and Cherry streets last week. They’ve also called for ICE to be abolished.

    Mayor Kenney to meet with 'abolish ICE' protester, immigrant advocates Monday
    In a victory for activists, Mayor Kenney is meeting Monday with immigrants' rights advocates and at least one protester who recently tried to shut down a local office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Erika Almiron, executive director of the immigrants' advocacy group Juntos, confirmed the 6 p.m. meeting.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 09

Watch: Here's what we witnessed in the tense 15 minutes before Philadelphia police raided the Occupy ICE camp

Moments before dozens of Philadelphia Police officers with bikes burst into the “Occupy ICE” camp at Eighth and Cherry streets Thursday, the mood was tense, but civil.

    Watch: Here's what we witnessed in the tense 15 minutes before Philadelphia police raided the Occupy ICE camp
    The issue with last week's raid, Mayor Kenney said, "was that the actions of the police were recorded but not the warnings that were given prior to the action being taken." Our video sheds light on the confusion preceding the raid.
    http://www.philly.com

Jul 09

We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and arch...

We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and archivist John Anderies for celebrating their birthdays this year with online fundraisers to support the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center. We are fortunate to have such passionate, creative, and diligent stewards of Philadelphia's LGBTQ+ histories in Bob and John. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who contributed. Together, you raised over $2,000 for the archives(!), helping us collect, preserve, and share your one-of-a-kind stories. Want to know more about the Wilcox Archives? You can follow their lively Facebook page above; visit us now in person for an exhibit on LGBTQ media (on view daily in the archives gallery); see a special exhibit at the Liberty Bell Pavilion on Gay Rights and the Courts (more about that here: http://www.waygay.org/pr-sofe); or check out our new online exhibition here: https://sofe.wilcoxarchives.org/. We look forward to making (more) history with you this year!

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and archivist John Anderies for celebrating their birthdays this year with online fundraisers to support the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT...
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