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  • 18 Jul 2022 1:07 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Our production will be returning to the neighborhood to film for our fourth and final season of Servant. The scenes scheduled for Tuesday, 7/19 and Friday 7/22 will involve an intense storm (taking place on Panama Street between 23rd & 24th and in Fitler Square Park). This will require the use of equipment to create wind and rain effects on the street. Panama Street will be closed to vehicular and non-resident pedestrian traffic during filming. Dedicated staff will be on-site to assist with resident ingress and egress on the block. During non-filming hours, the street will be open. Please also note that we will be filming late into the night/early morning on Tuesday 7/19 and Friday 7/22. We will make every effort to be as nondisruptive as possible as it gets late in the evening. Below outlines the current schedule for set-up, filming, and wrap-out. Please note that the dates will remain the same, but the times are approximate and subject to change.

    Street Closure Times for the 2300 Block of Panama Street

    · Tuesday, July 19th, 3:00 PM to 12:00 PM

    · Friday, July 22nd, 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM

    Please call us at the number below with any questions & concerns. We will do whatever we can to assist. We are grateful for all of the support the neighborhood has shown us during this season of filming, and also previous seasons.

    Please note that S. 23rd Street at Spruce and S. 24th Street at Spruce will also be intermittently closed to Vehicular Traffic during filming hours.

    Streets will be permitted as NO PARKING zones in order to support our equipment and production vehicles. We kindly ask that residents move their vehicles prior to our arrival. Any vehicles not moved will be relocated to another street in the neighborhood by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Below are the dates and times of the NO PARKING zones:

    PREP PARKING

    Sunday, July 17th, 6:00 PM to Saturday, July 23rd 6:00 PM

    EXT. FITLER SQUARE

    · East side of 24th St, between Delancey Pl and Pine St

    · North Side of Pine St, between 23rd St and 24th St

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    SHOOT DAY PARKING

    Monday, July 18th, 6:00 PM to Saturday, July 23rd, 6:00 PM

    FITLER SQUARE

    · Both sides of 24th St, between Spruce St and Pine St

    · 23RD St, between Delancey Pl and Panama St

    · 23rd St, between Pine St and Lombard St

    EXT. NEIGHBORING STREET (COFFEE SHOP)

    · Lombard St, between 23rd St and 24th St

    · Lombard St, between 22nd St and 23rd St (3 spaces closest to 23rd St)

    · 23rd St, between Lombard St and South St

    As we have during past shoots, we will be offering resident displacement parking on the North side of Locust Street between 20th and 23rd Streets. We have also expanded the displacement parking to now include the North side of Pine Street between 20th and 22nd Streets (parking in the Bike Lane). This parking will be available beginning Sunday, July 17th at 9 AM and last until Sunday, July 24th at 9 PM. Please Park per the resident displacement parking signs, avoid parking on corners and, avoid truck and bus turns.

    To ensure our shoot is completed safely, and with minimal impact to the neighborhood, our production is working closely with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (215.686.2668). In order to safeguard the public as well as our cast and crew, we are working under the protocols determined by the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health, film industry COVID-19 specialists, and our own Health & Safety Advisory team. All of our crew will be tested for COVID-19 prior to filming in your neighborhood. Symptoms will be monitored daily.

    If you should have any questions or concerns about our filming, please call, or look for a Location Department representative on set. As always, we look forward to filming in your neighborhood. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    The Locations Department

    --

    "Servant" Season 4 Locations Department

    Uncle George Productions, LLC

    (484) 823-0021


  • 18 Jul 2022 1:05 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Police are investigating a rape at a SEPTA subway station early Monday morning and are searching for the suspect.


    Philadelphia Police search for man accused of rape in SEPTA station (inquirer.com)

  • 14 Jul 2022 1:52 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Updated COVID Protocol for Worship

    Thursday, July 14, 2022

    Hello CHT Community, 

    As of yesterday, COVID Act Now has Philadelphia County in the medium risk category. According to our Covid-19 protocols, which can be found by clicking the purple button below, high-quality masks will be required for in-person service Sunday, July 17. As always, we have plenty available for use up in the narthex if you need one - just ask! 

    For those who feel more comfortable worshipping from home, we still offer Livestream services every Sunday at 11 am on our Facebook page. The services will also be available to view at any time afterward on our Facebook, Youtube, and Video pages. 

    With this shift, we encourage all to remember that COVID-19 will continue to be a fluid situation. In many ways, we need to trust each other to act safely and lead when things change. Please do your part to stay home when sick (even a sniffle), and utilize testing resources - Curative is still just outside our front doors at no cost!

    Stay healthy and safe, and we'll see you Sunday! 

    COVID Protocols


  • 13 Jul 2022 11:28 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Starbucks is closing more than a dozen stores across the country, including a Center City Philadelphia location. The store at the corner of 10th and Chestnut streets is among the planned closings due to unsafe or challenging incidents, according to reports. NBC10 Miguel Martinez-Valle reports.

    Philly Starbucks Among 16 US Stores Coffee Giant Is Closing for Safety Issues – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

  • 05 Jul 2022 12:03 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    BREATHE PRODUCTIONS, LLC

    Thursday, June 30th, 2022

    Dear Residents and Business Owners,

    Our production will be filming scenes for the upcoming film, “Breathe” in the neighborhood on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022.

    To support our equipment and production vehicles, streets will be permitted as NO PARKING zones. We kindly ask that residents move their vehicles prior to our arrival. Any vehicles not moved will be relocated to another street in the neighborhood by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Below are the dates and times of the NO PARKING zones:

    Tuesday, July 5th, 6:00 AM to Friday, July 8th, 6:00 PM

    • West side of Broad Street, between Spruce St. and Pine St., the half-block closer to Spruce

    Tuesday, July 5th, 6:00 PM to Thursday, July 7th, 6:00 AM

    • North Side of Pine Street, between 15th St. and Broad St., the half-block closer to 15th St.
    • West side of 15th Street, between Spruce St. and Pine St.
    • North side of Spruce Street, between 15th St. and Broad St.
    • North Side of Spruce between 16th St. and 15th St., the half-block closer to 15th St.

    Please note, on both Pine Street and Spruce Streets some crew vehicles will be parked in the bike lanes for the duration of our filming day on Wednesday, July 6th.

    To ensure our shoot is completed safely, and with minimal impact to the neighborhood, our production is working closely with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (215.686.2668). In order to safeguard the public as well as our cast and crew we are working under the protocols determined by the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health, film industry COVID-19 specialists, and our own Health & Safety Advisory team.

    If you should have any questions or concerns about our filming, please call, or look for a Location Department representative on set.

    We look forward to filming in your neighborhood and thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Breathe Productions, LLC

    Breathe Locations Department

    (267) 282 – 1339 c.

    EMAIL: nicolas.l.montoyan@gmail.com


  • 29 Jun 2022 10:53 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    People who live or work in Philadelphia are about to see a very small boost in their paychecks. Mayor Jim Kenney just signed a bill Tuesday afternoon to lower the city’s wage tax.

    Mayor Kenney Signs Bill To Lower City’s Wage Tax, Giving Very Small Boost To Paychecks – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

  • 23 Jun 2022 4:04 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    US health officials ordered the vape company Juul to stop selling its popular electronic cigarettes on Thursday, the latest blow against the tobacco industry by the Biden administration.

    E-cigarettes: FDA bans market-leading Juul in blow to US tobacco industry (msn.com)

  • 23 Jun 2022 2:32 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    From PAX:

    Apple Studios, LLC. will be filming scenes for an TV Series in your neighborhood from Wednesday, June 29th to Friday, July 1, 2022.

    As a necessary part of the filming process, we will need to park our equipment trucks and production vehicles on the street. We will be permitting these streets as “NO PARKING” zones. We kindly ask that all cars be removed by the posted dates and times. The following lists the dates, times and locations where “NO PARKING” will be in effect:

    PREP

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 8:00 PM to Friday, June 24th, 8:00 PM

    ● Southside of Locust St. between 15th St. and Broad St.

    ● Westside of 15th St. between Locust St. and Spruce St.

    Sunday, June 26th, 8:00 PM to Saturday, July, 2nd, 7:00 AM

    ● Southside of Locust St. between 15th St. and Broad St.

    ● Westside of 15th St. between Locust St. and Spruce St.

    SHOOT

    Tuesday, June 28th, 8:00 PM to Saturday, July 2nd, 7:00 AM

    ● Westside of Broad St. between Walnut St. and Spruce St.

    ● Southside of Spruce St. between S. Hicks St. and 13th St.

    ● Westside of 15th St. between Locust St. and Pine St.

    ● Southside of Pine St. between 15th St. and Broad St.

    ● Northside of Latimer St. between 15th St. and 16th St.

    WRAP

    Monday, July 4th, 10:00 PM to Wednesday, July 6thth, 8:00 PM

    ● Southside of Locust St. between 15th St. and Broad St.

    ● Westside of 15th St. between Locust St. and Spruce St.

    If your car is not moved by the regulated time it will be relocated by the Philadelphia Police Department to another street in the area. If you have any questions or special concerns, such as handicap access or deliveries, please contact the Location Department or see one of our representatives on set and we will assist you as best we can.

    Apple Studios looks forward to filming in your neighborhood. If you have any questions or concerns while we are working in your neighborhood, please feel free to contact one of our location.

    representatives at 267-405-6395. Please note that we are working with a permit from the City of Philadelphia and with the support and under the guidelines of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Philadelphia Police Department.

    Sincerely,

    The Location Department

    PAX

    (267) 405-6395


  • 22 Jun 2022 2:46 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    A new fireworks bill in Pennsylvania could result in sentences of up to 10 years in prison for fireworks. The bill would also come with other restrictions that can be set by individual municipalities.

    PA Senate reviewing bill that could result in prison time for setting off fireworks (fox29.com)

  • 21 Jun 2022 1:23 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Visitors said the event, now in its second time outdoors, was head and shoulders above last year’s edition.

    Philadelphia Flower Show photos: FDR Park event hailed as success - On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)


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