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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:  Lower Moyamensing 

LoMo Storm Drain Art Project with Ryan Psota

Last month the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association launched their Storm Drain Art Project with Philly artist, Ryan Psota. The project’s purpose is to “bring more attention to our watershed and (hopefully) discourage citizens from throwing trash into the drains,” says LoMo board member, Rachel Cox.

Lower Moyamensing Civic Association Storm Drain Art Project with Ryan Psota

SE corner of Broad and Snyder

With three storm drains already spoken for, LoMo is still accepting nominations for a fourth. Potential canvases should fit the criteria though:
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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Mamma Maria Ristorante Closing?

Mamma Maria Ristorante is just weeks away from celebrating 25 years of hand rolled gnocchi and homemade Limoncello, but a recent real estate listing, sent to us from a reader, is bringing an end to an era.  1637-1639 E Passyunk Ave is now on the market.

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For a negotiable $3,000,000 you’ll get a first floor restaurant with 4 residential units at the “Best location on Hot trendy East Passyunk Avenue!”
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Little Free Library at Passyunk Square

Saw this on Sunday at Passyunk Square. What a great way to encourage more reading!

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

#LittleFreeLibrary at #PassyunkSquare

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