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Councilman Mark Squilla criticized for regressive choices and anti-green agenda. One reader goes as far as to call the c...
05/01/2017
Squilla criticized for cutting green agenda | Philadelight

Councilman Mark Squilla criticized for regressive choices and anti-green agenda. One reader goes as far as to call the city council "short sighted, parochial, profit hungry, and likely still paid on the side."

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Inga Saffron criticizes Councilman Mark Squilla’s recent legislative choices as regressive. According to PlanPhilly, Saffron focuses on the measure that “exempts Society Hill from having to comply with a zoning incentive designed to encourage the construction of rain-absorbin...

BalletX presents Spring Series 2017 through May 7th.
05/01/2017
BalletX Spring Series 2017 at The Wilma Theater | Philadelight

BalletX presents Spring Series 2017 through May 7th.

From April 26th through May 7th, BalletX will present 13 performances of its Spring Series 2017 at The Wilma Theater on S Broad St. BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet and resident dance company of The Wilma Theater, has built a repertory of 61 world premieres since its 2005 inceptio...

Is Otis & Pickles Speakeasy the best Philly bar you've never been to?
04/21/2017
Otis & Pickles Speakeasy expands: brunch, kitchen, events | Philadelight

Is Otis & Pickles Speakeasy the best Philly bar you've never been to?

When we originally wrote about the long-awaited opening of Otis & Pickles Speakeasy, we were expecting craft beers and cocktails in an unassuming and intimate neighborhood bar. Following up on Otis & Pickles now, we see that this local South Philly bar has already expanded to offer so much more and…

East Passyunk's annual Flavors on the Avenue is returning and it's a street festival this year! Come out to South Philly...
04/21/2017
Flavors on the Avenue 2017 Festival | Philadelight

East Passyunk's annual Flavors on the Avenue is returning and it's a street festival this year! Come out to South Philly to enjoy the food, drinks, culture, and festivities!

Foodies, rejoice! On Sunday, April 30, East Passyunk Avenue is hosting Flavors on the Avenue: A Street Festival. This year, they’re out from under the big tent, and heading to the street for a neighborhood-wide street festival! Over two dozen of East Passyunk Avenue’s award-winning chefs and restaur...

Jefferson Health to expand in The Navy Yard of South Philadelphia - How will public transportation / Southeastern Pennsy...
03/12/2017
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Jefferson Health to expand in The Navy Yard of South Philadelphia - How will public transportation / Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) keep up with the constant Navy Yard expansion?

Otis & Pickles Speakeasy coming soon to Whitman, Philadelphia and Pennsport, Philadelphia South Philadelphia neighborhoo...
02/02/2017
Otis & Pickles Speakeasy reveals menu | Philadelight

Otis & Pickles Speakeasy coming soon to Whitman, Philadelphia and Pennsport, Philadelphia South Philadelphia neighborhoods reveals a dining menu that includes classic wings and things in addition to vegetarian and vegan options! This is one neighborhood bar that has locals really excited!

Pennsporter Whitman Council Page #southphilly #whitmanphilly #philadelight #phillybar #drinkphilly #veganphilly #craftbeer #speakeasy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Otis & Pickles Speakeasy, the new Whitman and Pennsport neighborhood bar, has a tentative opening date of March 3rd, 2017. The opening date keeps getting pushed back, but at least we have a tentative opening date and food menu now. In the next few days, the owners will be sharing their opening draft...

South Broad St median parking divides South Philadelphia residents more than ever: http://philadelight.com/2016/09/illeg...
09/07/2016
Illegal median parking battle divides South Philly residents | Philadelight

South Broad St median parking divides South Philadelphia residents more than ever: http://philadelight.com/2016/09/illegal-median-parking-battle-divides-south-philly-residents/ #southphilly #phillyparking #broadstmedianparking

Is your stance to enforce the ban on median parking like the local group 5th Square? Or do you support the continuation of median parking like our residents of Taking our South Philadelphia Streets Back? Kindly share your reasons to help shape our city!

Thriving new businesses brings hope to Oregon ave business district. Black Cat Tavern on 12th livens up Oregon Avenue an...
09/06/2016

Thriving new businesses brings hope to Oregon ave business district. Black Cat Tavern on 12th livens up Oregon Avenue and Lower Moyamensing, Philadelphia.

http://oregonave.farphilly.com/2016/09/black-cat-tavern-on-12th-finally-has.html

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Join us for Quizzo this Wednesday (9/7/16) @8pm for an EXTRA SPECIAL TOP PRIZE!!
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#Quizzo #QuizzoPhilly #BlackCatTavernPhilly #PhiladelphiaBrewing #PBC #beer #booze #thingstodoinphilly #black

Philadelphia's Indego bike sharing stations expanding throughout the city, but still missing essential South Philadelphi...
04/23/2016
24 New Indego Bike Share Stations Coming to Philadelphia | Philadelight

Philadelphia's Indego bike sharing stations expanding throughout the city, but still missing essential South Philadelphia neighborhoods. #bikephilly #phillyrides #phillybikes

Philadelphia city’s bike-sharing system, Indego, celebrates its first birthday last Thursday. Playing off its wide success from the first year in the city of brotherly love, Indego will implement 24 new docking stations throughout the city this coming year, including the inclusion of 300 brand new b…

Come September 2016, ShopRite of Snyder Plaza  will officially move from Snyder Plaza At Columbus Blvd to Whitman Plaza ...
04/18/2016
Shoprite of Whitman Plaza opens September 2016 | Philadelight

Come September 2016, ShopRite of Snyder Plaza will officially move from Snyder Plaza At Columbus Blvd to Whitman Plaza at 3rd and Oregon, where Pathmark once stood in Whitman, Philadelphia.

ShopRite is currently hiring employees for their new Whitman Plaza location, which boasts ample parking and is accessible by at least septa bus routes. There are hiring in all positions, including bakers, clerks, deli, loss prevention, etc.

#pennsport #whitman #philly #southphilly #shoprite #shopritewhitman #shopritesnyder #phillygrocery

Shoprite of Snyder Plaza will finalize its move to Whitman Plaza this Fall. When Shoprite purchased the bankrupt A&P’s Pathmark last year, they promised an opening in early Spring of 2016. It seems the building required a lot of renovations because the move and opening date is set for September 2016…

Fundraising Social at Irish Pub #phillysocial
04/04/2016
Irish Pub & VMCO Fundraising Social Event | Philadelight

Fundraising Social at Irish Pub #phillysocial

Vietnamese Medical Charity Organization hosts their annual Fundraising Social at Irish Pub to raise money for the Vietnam Medical/Pharmacy Mission, a healthcare mission led by Philadelphia’s Temple University School of Pharmacy students and staff. 100% of proceeds from the social admission and raffl…

Delaware River Cleanup via United By Blue | Philadelight
04/04/2016
Delaware River Cleanup via United By Blue | Philadelight

Delaware River Cleanup via United By Blue | Philadelight

Volunteers helped clean over 17,000 lbs of debris and recycables from the Delaware water and it’s banks during the last two events hosted by United By Blue. This year, the clothing and coffee retailer returns with a special Tuesday evening service project for staff and students of the Youth Voluntee…

Philly Spring Cleanup: April 9, 2016 | Philadelight
04/04/2016
Philly Spring Cleanup: April 9, 2016 | Philadelight

Philly Spring Cleanup: April 9, 2016 | Philadelight

This year’s Philly Spring Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 9th, between 9am and 2pm. You can participate in a local cleanup event in your neighborhood or find an existing event to volunteer. Additionally, you will have until April 1st to register your own event, apply for supplies, and ga…

Rebuild Philadelphia Parks & Infrastructure - and Free Trees | Philadelight
04/04/2016
Rebuild Philadelphia Parks & Infrastructure - and Free Trees | Philadelight

Rebuild Philadelphia Parks & Infrastructure - and Free Trees | Philadelight

Mayor Kenney recently announced his proposal for a potential bond issue which would provide updates to our Philadelphia’s park, recreation, and library infrastructure. The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is gathering petitions for their campaign to support the improvement the parks and recreation facili…

Is Oregon ave the next dumpsite for missed collection days or is the concern unwarranted? Help us find out!#southphilly ...
02/17/2016
Oregon Ave median strip becomes dumpsite; utility poles to fall | Philadelight

Is Oregon ave the next dumpsite for missed collection days or is the concern unwarranted? Help us find out!

#southphilly #oregonave #lowermoyamensing
Whitman, Philadelphia LoMo Civic Assoc Whitman Council Inc Marconi Plaza, Philadelphia Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge

Our editors received this neighborhood complaint from a concerned South Philadelphian last night. We are still trying to follow up and verify the issues brought up in this email. If anyone has any updates or information regarding the issue, please share. The source reports that Oregon ave, neglected…

01/24/2016
Bring Philly Street Cleaning Back, says Councilman Squilla & Mayor Kenney | Philadelight

Street cleaning may come back to #Philadelphia after all, thanks to Councilman Mark Squilla and Mayor Jim Kenney #philly #phillystreetcleaning #bringbackstreetcleaning #southphilly

Councilman Mark Squilla wants to make Philadelphia a cleaner and safer place. He wants to reintroduce a street-cleaning program and plastic bag fee bill again. “I still think we need a street-cleaning program,” said Squilla. “Now, my South Philly brethren will probably freak out about it. But I wo…

01/24/2016
Kenney in Office: end of City Hall Parking | Philadelight

Kenney in Office: end of City Hall Parking | Philadelight

On this cold Monday morning, Jim Kenney was sworn in to begin his role Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor. Major Jim Kenney’s first task? Kenney was quick to clear all parked cars from the north apron of City Hall. This public area was previously used by city officials to illegally park their cars. Council P…

Philly Teachers & Students Beg for Donation to Buy Books | Philadelight
01/24/2016
Philly Teachers & Students Beg for Donation to Buy Books | Philadelight

Philly Teachers & Students Beg for Donation to Buy Books | Philadelight

It’s no news that Philadelphia public school funding is sorely lacking. Many students and teachers in the Philadelphia school district have taken it into their own hands to gather funds for books and basic classroom necessities. The efforts these elementary school teachers must make to ensure their…

01/02/2016
Art & Craft Beer: Black Cat Tavern coming to South Philly | Philadelight

Art & Craft Beer: Black Cat Tavern coming to South Philly | Philadelight

Black Cat Tavern plans to open at 12th and Oregon, where Cheech’s Beef & Ale once stood. Owners Marlise Tkaczuk and Tom Ball reveal that their draft will include craft beers and the bar menu will be Polish inspired. Tkaczuk will also be utilizing her talent to curate art shows at the bar. Black Cat…

01/02/2016
Neighborhood civic group stealing money | Philadelight

Is your neighborhood safe? Where is your money going? #southphilly #philadelphia

Is your neighborhood civic group siphoning off money from residents? Neighborhood civic groups are made to empower residents and give them a voice in the community and city. Civic organizations are supposed to be nonprofit; money gathered should ideally go to support projects that benefit the neighb…

01/02/2016
Justino Jimenez sells Los Jimenez | Philadelight

Justino Jimenez sells Los Jimenez | Philadelight

In November, the Justino Jimenez sold Los Jimenez Mexican Cocin at Sixth Street and Oregon Avenue in the Whitman neighborhood. The loss of Jimenez, previously a Vetri chef, was a big disappointment for the residents of South Philadelphia. Under new ownership, Los Jimenez has been rebranded as San Mi…

Neon Lobster opens in South Philly | Philadelight
01/02/2016
Neon Lobster opens in South Philly | Philadelight

Neon Lobster opens in South Philly | Philadelight

Neon Lobster, a gourmet Seafood takeout restaurant, opens at 2101 S. 3rd St, on the corner of 3rd St and Snyder. Neon Lobster stands at the boundary of the Pennsport and Whitman neighborhoods, technically belonging in the latter. Last we heard, Neon Lobster was finalizing renovations and serving a l…

Philadelphia elementary school students and teachers must resort to begging for basic needs. How can we help? Jim Kenney...
01/02/2016
Philly Teachers & Students Beg for Donation to Buy Books | Philadelight

Philadelphia elementary school students and teachers must resort to begging for basic needs. How can we help? Jim Kenney #philadelphiaschools #philly

It’s no news that Philadelphia public school funding is sorely lacking. Many students and teachers in the Philadelphia school district have taken it into their own hands to gather funds for books and basic classroom necessities. The efforts these elementary school teachers must make to ensure their…

11/30/2015
ShopRite of Whitman Plaza Coming 2016 | Philadelight

ShopRite of Snyder Plaza officially moving to Whitman, Philadelphia in early 2016! #southphiladelphia #whitmanplaza #shoprite

Renovations are under way at Whitman Plaza. ShopRite has officially posted their banner on the old Pathmark store window at 330 W. Oregon Ave. No official dates have been announced, but ShopRite boasts an opening date in early 2016. Early could be as early as January, but sources say opening date is…

11/30/2015
Authentic Asian Dining in Lower Moyamensing | Philadelight

Authentic Asian Dining in Lower Moyamensing | Philadelight

Along the Lower Moyamensing neighborhood, Cambodia Town serves some of the most authentic asian food in South Philadelphia. None of these little eateries have the grandeur of Washington Ave or Chinatown restaurants, but they have quality and richness of authenticity. The loyalty of the locals who ha…

Fairmount Park Conservancy
11/07/2015

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Volunteer with your neighborhood park on Saturday, November 14th for the Love Your Park Fall Service Day: http://loveyourpark.org/

South Philadelphians! Join Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge neighborhood convening next Friday, November 13th for an in-...
11/07/2015
Neighborhood Convening at Playgrounds in South Philly | Philadelight

South Philadelphians! Join Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge neighborhood convening next Friday, November 13th for an in-depth presentation of CohStra’s research report, followed by round tables with local and international practitioners, combining their expertise to facilitate new imaginings of solutions to enduring problems. Whitman, Philadelphia Dickinson Narrows, Philadelphia East Passyunk Avenue Greenwich, Philadelphia Lower Moyamensing, Philadelphia Passyunk Square, Philadelphia Passyunk Post Pennsport, Philadelphia Council Whitman

Join the Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge neighborhood convening in South Philadelphia on Friday, November 13, 2015. The event will be hosted at on the 2nd floor of The Mill (2115 8th St.) and gather stakeholders and community members, local and international activists, planners, curators, artists,…

Never a boring moment when the library is open! Whitman Library - Free Library of Philadelphia offers many classes, even...
11/05/2015
Philadelphia Libraries are the new scene: Yoga, Meet up, Tutor | Philadelight

Never a boring moment when the library is open! Whitman Library - Free Library of Philadelphia offers many classes, events and fun activities for children and adults. Check our their calendar for new activities! #Whitman #Pennsport #SouthPhilly Whitman, Philadelphia #read

The future for the Free Library of Philadelphia is looking up a year after the big scare that promised the closing of 11 public library branches. The Free Library of Philadelphia was awarded a $26 million grant from the William Penn Foundation last year. Much of that money went into upgrading and re…

What's coming to 10th and Oregon Ave across from Oregon Steaks in the Marconi Plaza, Philadelphia neighborhood? Four sto...
11/03/2015
What's Coming to 10th and Oregon Ave? | Philadelight

What's coming to 10th and Oregon Ave across from Oregon Steaks in the Marconi Plaza, Philadelphia neighborhood? Four stories to construct... #MarconiPlaza #SouthPhilly #Philadelphia

What’s happening at the southwest corner of 10th St and Oregon Ave? The contractors have ripped down the old buildings, dug up the ground, and are amidst a new construction project. One of the buildings torn down used to house Candelaria Produce (2700 S 10th St). The building is in Marconi Plaza nei…

Good news! Breezy's Cafe is not actually closing! #southphilly #breezyscafe #pointbreeze #OFC #orifeibush
11/02/2015
Breezy's Cafe Not Closing Permanently | Philadelight

Good news! Breezy's Cafe is not actually closing! #southphilly #breezyscafe #pointbreeze #OFC #orifeibush

Philly Mag gave Point Breeze residents quite a scare when they announced in their headline that Breezy Cafe located at 1200 Point Breeze was closing. Kristin from Breezy’s Cafe was quick to ensure fans that they are looking for a new location to move to and will not be closing permanently. The build…

SEPTA Key rolls out this year or by 2016! Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) #philly #philadelph...
10/29/2015
SEPTA Key New Fare System Launches | Philadelight

SEPTA Key rolls out this year or by 2016! Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) #philly #philadelphia #SEPTA #SEPTAKey

The latest update from Septa reveals that SEPTA Key will be launched at the end of this year and by 2016 at latest. The new fare system, modeled after Chicago’s transportation system, will allow users to use their transit cards as debit cards. It will also allow riders to use debit cards to pay for…

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