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  • 22 Sep 2020 10:15 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Not unlike their season, the Sixers came up empty in their bid for a new 18,500-seat arena at Penn's Landing, as the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. selected the New York-based Durst Organization’s proposal for a $2.2 billion, 3.5-million-square-foot mixed-use venue. The Durst project plans 1,834 residential units, a 225-key hotel and 94,000 square feet of retail space, and requires no public subsidy.


  • 22 Sep 2020 9:47 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia’s top elections official is warning of electoral chaos in the presidential battleground state if lawmakers there do not remove a provision in Pennsylvania law that, under a days-old court decision, requires counties to throw out mail-in ballots returned without secrecy envelopes.


  • 21 Sep 2020 12:27 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Beginning on Tuesday September 29, the Philadelphia City Institute Library on Rittenhouse Square will allow the public to use computers during limited hours with advance appointments only.

    Appointments can be made at the front door or by calling 215-685-6621.

    Hours for computer access each week will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sessions will be limited to 30 minutes, and only three appointments will be made at a time.

  • 21 Sep 2020 9:52 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    This month's meeting has been canceled due to no cases being heard.

  • 18 Sep 2020 10:41 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The extension it granted will allow three more days to receive ballots that were mailed before polls closed. Democrats and their allies cited the prospect of postal service delays in invalidating huge numbers of ballots.


  • 17 Sep 2020 11:39 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Now available on YouTube is “Twelve Angry Men … and Women: The Weight of the Wait.”  This is a powerful play performed live for one night and filmed on the painted Black Lives Matter mural on Fulton Street in Bed-Sty.  The NYT said: “[A} bold and vital response to an emergency in progress—and to the infuriating question: Who do you call for help when the people meant to help are the ones who are hurting you?”  Streaming for free on YouTube  through November 3. Running time: 1 hr. 46 min.  Just search the title on YouTube. 

    Those with a Smart TV can download the YouTube app for free.  If you a Firestick or Chromecast you probably already have the YouTube app.

  • 16 Sep 2020 11:24 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    After more than 20 years, our historic (and hidden!) garden is reopening to the public on September 17.

     The Rosenbach’s garden is a 1,600 square foot green oasis tucked behind the Delancey Place townhomes that house the museum and library. The space is unique in that it is the last original garden left on the block. Others have been converted to parking spaces, building extensions, or never existed in the original blueprint when the townhouses were constructed in the mid-19th century. 

    The Rosenbach are pleased to offer free admission for the first month after opening - though our eager audience has already snapped up the first batch of tickets and slots are sold out through October 3.

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