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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Proposed medical-marijuana dispensary coming to East Passyunk?

When Pennsylvania put the word out that licenses to grow, process, and distribute medical marijuana was being considered, hundreds of prospective entrepreneurs and  dedicated professionals responded. With only 12 grower licenses and 27 dispensary permits being issued state-wide, many would be denied. However, after passing a critical zoning hurdle on March 20th, Jesse Coscia was granted permission to proceed with a proposed dispensary at 1125 E. Passyunk Ave., just blocks from the Italian Market.

Proposed medical-marijuana dispensary coming to East Passyunk
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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup

The 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is upon us. Interested in volunteering?

10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup
Residents (and visiting friends and relatives I suppose) are encouraged to do so through the city HERE or consult your local civic association. Several have organized their own clean-ups including Bella Vista Neighbors Association, Center City Residents Association, Grays Ferry Civic Association and Newbold Civic Association.
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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

The story of the stealing of Mifflin Street

In 1984, someone stole Mifflin Street. Yes, as in they stone-by-stone took the street apart in broad daylight.

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Bob Laramie photo, via Philly.com.

How does such a thing happen? In Philly.com’s series of forgotten city history, this week the story revolves around the stealing of Mifflin Street.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Travel + Leisure thinks Philly (especially East Passyunk) is one of the best places to travel in 2017

When you think about ideal travel destinations, does South Philly come to mind? Travel + Leisure thought of our wonderful city when compiling a list of 50 best travel destinations for 2017.

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South Philly Barbacoa is one of South Philly’s restaurants mentioned in the article.

While the designation as a travel destination is for the city at-large, almost the entire Philadelphia description is about the East Passyunk area, including Townsend, ITV and South Philly Barbacoa.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Court rules that Point Breeze Pop-Up beer garden was operating legally when shut down in 2015

If you recall, during the summer of 2015, the Point Breeze pop-up garden was a hot-topic situation.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections shut down the garden at 1622 Point Breeze Ave. on multiple occasions. Now over a year later, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has decided that the pop-up was in fact legally operating on the site.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Kind notes and sidewalk art brings positivity to vandalism site

South Philly Co-op Playschool‘s parents and children, along with other area residents, have been taking to the Meglio Furs storefront at Broad and Wharton to spread positivity after last week’s post-election vandalism.

A photo posted by Erin Cosgrove (@erincsgrv) on

The playschool spent Sunday drawing chalk art at the location, while others have been using post-its to spread messages like, “I stand with you against hate.” Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Police seeking man responsible for pro-Trump graffiti

Yesterday we shared with you photos of pro-Trump graffiti seen around South Philly, on the former Meglio Furs location at Broad and Wharton, along with on cars and homes in Bella Vista.

Police have now released images of the unidentified suspect believed to be responsible for the vandalism. The suspect was caught on camera on the 900 block of 6th Street.

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