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Reasonably priced housing activists set up a new protest encampment in West Philadelphia, with at least 15 tents so considerably at the College Metropolis Townhomes

  • Just after canceling its federally sponsored housing deal, the UC Townhomes owner is offering the complex (est. price tag: $100 million), which was itself built 40 years ago to combat displacement by Penn and Drexel.

With 68 people about to be displaced, activists program to continue to keep the encampment up as lengthy as vital, reports BP intern Emily White.

Get completely ready to elevate your fond childhood reminiscences of miniature golfing, mainly because boozy mini golfing is in this article and the trend has landed in Philadelphia.

  • Libertee Grounds was 1st to marketplace, opening very last calendar year with a bar and restaurant on Girard Avenue that’s decked out with a 9-gap program and 32 faucets of neighborhood craft beer.

Now two national chains have declared considerably more substantial venues for the metropolis, Mike Greger reviews for Billy Penn — one in Kensington and a person at Liberty Position.

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Absolutely nothing in community for Mayor Kenney now. Just before the weekend he mentioned the coming of Eid al-Adha and supplied blessings to all commemorating the Islamic holiday.

🍺 BP Quizzo is at Hawthornes this thirty day period! Our pub trivia evening about all things Philadelphia lands at the Bella Vista beer cafe. Happy hour specials and prizes await. RSVP for totally free to be part of us. (6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21)

💵 Husband or wife function: Metropolis & State’s Range Summit invites little biz owners to link with essential organizations, reps, and contractors to get in on the lucrative government procurement method. RSVP here to go to. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14)

🎹 The Philly POPS delivers a Xmas in July live performance to the Comcast Heart plaza, where by a youth giveaway of 150 bikes will accompany the totally free clearly show. (10 a.m. Friday, July 15)

📯 Preferred brass-major band Snacktime hosts a release bash for their first-at any time album, “Sounds From The Street: Are living!” The Brooklyn Bowl celebration is $15 in progress or $20 at the door. (8 p.m. Friday, July 15)