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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.

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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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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Newbold 

Spotted: Trump-related graffiti in South Philly

The outcome of the 2016 presidential race brings us a new president-elect, Donald Trump. With the election of this new leader for the country, South Philly is seeing some Trump-related graffiti, including a swastika spray painted onto Meglio Furs and other acts of vandalism around the city.

“Trump Rules” and swastikas are just some of what has been appearing on cars, homes and storefronts. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Get to the polls today, South Philly

Today is finally the day: Election Day. From 7 a.m. through 8 p.m., you have the opportunity to let your voice be heard in what has been a crazy campaign for presidency.

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While the presidential candidates are the obvious ones, who and what else do you need to know before hitting the polls today?

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Spotted: East Passyunk Community Center has a new sign, official name

For 25 years, the community center at 11th and Mifflin was run by Tolentine. In the summer of 2015, it was decided by the city that their lease would not be renewed.

The center then went through some changes, both in appearance and programming. After a year of changes, the center finally has a new sign and an official name.

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