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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

City of Philadelphia to 2017 NFL Draft visitors: Park in South Philly

Next week is the 2017 NFL Draft which, if you didn’t already know, is taking place in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With an expected 200,000 fans coming through, road closures and parking logistics for area residents have been a nightmare.

City of Philadelphia to 2017 NFL Draft visitors - Park in South Philly
But the City of Philadelphia has a solution. Let them park in South Philly!
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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Methodist Hospital Gets High Grade in Recent Survey

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Methodist Campus brings home an “A” grade in a spring 2017 survey by Leapfrog Group, a Washington DC-based nonprofit watchdog organization.

Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia Gets High Grade in Recent Survey
View the full results of Methodist Hospital here, Philadelphia-area hospital results are here.

The score, graded on an ‘A’ through ‘F’ scale, is based on 30 performance measures, including responsiveness of medical staff, medical errors, staffing levels and infection control. To contextualize the grading system, researchers claim 33,000 lives would be saved annually if all U.S. hospitals performed at an ‘A’ level. – PhillyVoice

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Flavors On the Avenue Returns with One Huge Difference

Flavors on the Avenue returns for it’s 11th years with one huge change – this years event is moving from the big tent and into the street.

Flavors on the Avenue on East Passyunk Avenue - April 2017

“The past 11 years Flavors has been a neighborhood favorite and successful, so successful we could no longer accommodate all who wanted to participate. We outgrew the big tent! Making it a street festival allows for more people to attend while givingĀ  exposure to the Avenue as a whole and all that we have to offer,” according to Pam Zenzola, Executive Director of EPABID.
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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 andĀ  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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