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June 2013

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July 4th Street Closures in Philadelphia 2013

Wawa Welcome America July 4th Independence Day Parade Street Closures

Old City Area
 

Welcome America July 4th Independence Day Parade
July 4th, 2013

Start Time: 11:00AM (5th & Chestnut Streets) End Time: 1:30PM (Front & Chestnut Streets)

Route: WB on Chestnut Street to 9th Street; NB on 9th Street to Market
Street; EB on Market Street to Front Street; SB on Front Street to
Chestnut Street; End & Disperse
“No Parking” Areas
Parking will not be permitted on July 4th from 6AM to 2:30PM on the following streets:
– Chestnut Street from 5th Street to Front Street (Both Sides)
– 5th Street from Market Street to Walnut Street (Both Sides)
– 4th Street from Market Street to Chestnut Street (West Side Only)
– Front Street from Market Street to Dock Street (Both Sides)
– Chestnut Street Viaduct
Parking will not be permitted on July 4th from 9AM to 2PM on the following streets:
– Chestnut Street from 6th Street to 9th Street (Both Sides)
– 9th Street from Market Street to Chestnut Street (Both Sides)
– Market Street from 9th Street to Front Street (Both Sides)
Street Closures
Beginning @ 6AM
– 5th Street from Walnut Street to Market Street
– Ranstead Street from 4th Street to 5th Street
– Ludlow Street from 4th Street to 5th Street
Beginning @ 7AM
– Chestnut Street from Front Street to 2nd Street
– Chestnut Street from 2nd Street to 3rd Street
– Chestnut Street from 3rd Street to 4th Street
– Chestnut Street from 4th Street to 5th Street
– Chestnut Street from 5th Street to 6th Street

*CROSS TRAFFIC ON FRONT, 2nd, 3rd & 4th CAN CONTINUE AT THIS POINT*
Beginning @ 10:45AM
– Chestnut Street from 9th Street to 6th Street
– Ranstead Street from 9th Street to 6th Street
– 9th Street from Chestnut to Market Street
– Market Street from 9th Street to Front Street
– 8th Street from Arch Street to Walnut Street
– 7th Street from Arch Street to Walnut Street
– 6th Street from Arch Street to Chestnut Street
– 5th Street from Arch Street to Market Street
– Front Street from Arch Street to Dock Street
– 4th Street from Arch Street to Walnut Street
– 3rd Street from Arch Street to Walnut Street
– 2nd Street from Arch Street to Walnut Street
– Strawberry Street from Market Street to Chestnut Street
– Bank Street from Market Street to Chestnut Street
**STREETS WILL BE OPENED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AS LAST PARADE ELEMENTS CLEAR THE AREA**

Please note that, in addition to the closures listed, Chestnut Street
will be closed between 5th Street & 6th Street at times on July 2nd
and July 3rd for the Pops on Independence Concert. See times below:
07/02: – 9:30am-3pm and – 7pm-11:59pm
07/03: – 9:30am-11:59pm
07/04 – 12am-5pm

The Art Museum Area

There will be no parking enforced from 7:00 PM July 3, 2012, to 7:00 AM on July 5, 2012 at the following locations:
2200-2900 Blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue-South Side Only
2300-2400 Blocks of Fairmount Avenue
20th Street from Callowhill South to Spring Garden
21st Street from Pennsylvania North to Spring Garden
2100-1900 Block of Hamilton Street
23rd Spring Garden to Broad Streets
1600-2000 Block of Arch Street
1500-1700 Block of J.F.K.
Pennsylvania Avenue south side must remain clear to prevent potential gridlock during the concert and fireworks.

The following street closures will be in effect at 4:00 PM on July 4, 2012:
Fairmount closes to westbound traffic at Corinthian, and will be diverted Northbound onto Corinthian.
15th, 17th, 19th, and 21st Streets will be closed to Southbound
traffic at Spring Garden and diverted Eastbound onto Spring Garden
toward Broad Street. (If you live in this area, you have to produce ID to prove it. If you’re going to a party, I believe they make you park outside the zone.)
Spring Garden Street will be closed to Westbound traffic at Broad
Street.  Callowhill Street will be closed to Westbound traffic at Broad
Street.
Hamilton Street will be closed to westbound traffic at 17th Street.
29th Southbound will be shut down at Poplar Street and will be diverted onto Poplar Street, East Bound or Westbound.
 SEPTA Public Transportation Information

July 4

        SEPTA
subway will run until 12:30 A.M. on July 5.

        PATCO
will run on its usual schedule of 24 hours/day at 15 minute intervals.

        The
Regional Rain will run to all 12 destinations.

        Trains
will depart from Suburban Station between 11:30 A.M. and midnight.

        Specific
departing times will be advertised in Suburban Station.  

        SEPTA
buses will be staged on 20th and 21st streets.

Philadelphia

FEDERAL DONUTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY -Free Fried Chicken for Life

“I GOT THE GOLDEN TICKET!”
FEDERAL DONUTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY
WITH 10 GOLDEN TICKETS, FOR PRIZES THAT INCLUDE
FREE FRIED CHICKEN FOR LIFE
(I finally found the Sansom St location the other day and took a photo. It kinda blends in with the old school dated 60s facade of the parking lot that it’s below.)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Saturday, July 6, Federal Donuts the trend-setting donuts-and-fried-chicken shop, will celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at its two locations in Center City at 1632 Sansom Street and in South Philadelphia at 1219 South 2nd Street by giving away 10 Golden Tickets
Distributed among chicken orders at both locations, the tickets will
entitle bearers to a variety of prizes, from t-shirts and complimentary
coffee beans and for one lucky person there will be a prize of Free Fried Chicken for Life
“As
Willy Wonka once said, ‘A little nonsense now and then is relished by
the wisest men’ – and in his honor, we’ve created these 10 Golden
Tickets to celebrate one of our favorite things: fried chicken,” says
co-owner Chef Michael Solomonov.  “Federal Donuts has been, from
the very outset, a slightly off-the-wall project, and that’s the spirit
of this National Fried Chicken Day ‘Contest’.”
Starting
at 11 a.m. on July 6, when Federal Donuts starts its chicken service,
every order of succulent, Korean-style fried chicken may contain one of
the ten Tickets.  Each will be redeemable for a specific prize,
including the grand prize of fried chicken for life.  That lucky diner
will win one complimentary order of fried chicken weekly for the
remainder of their days – and the envy of food lovers across the
country, who regularly travel to Philadelphia for Federal Donuts’
delectable birds and ‘nuts.
Restaurateurs Steven Cook and Solomonov, along with BODHi Coffee owners Tom Henneman and Bob Logue, and local food-and-drink expert Felicia D’Ambrosio opened
the first location Federal Donuts location in October 2011, and it
quickly became one of Philadelphia’s hottest meals.  The eatery has been
featured in The New York Times, where restaurant critic Pete
Wells wrote that, “At the moment…Philadelphia’s most dedicated eaters
covet no prize more than a red ticket [for chicken] at Federal Donuts,
with the possible exception of the morning’s last glazed donut.” 
Chef
Solomonov and his chicken and donuts have received national attention
appearing on VH1’s “Morning Buzz” and ABC’s “The Chew,” and have been
featured in Bon AppetitDetails, Afar, Everyday with Rachael Ray which included the spicy PB&J donut as one of “America’s Best Donuts” and Saveur which selected Federal Donuts as one of the “Top 50 Donuts in America.”

Both
Federal Donuts storefronts focus on take-out business.  They serve
seven days a week from 7 a.m. until they run out of food, usually in the
early afternoon.  Chicken is available beginning at 11 a.m. daily.  For
more information, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @federaldonuts, on Facebook or visit www.federaldonuts.com.

Philadelphia

PLEASE CALL TO UNCAP THE Pennsylvania Tax Film Credits -Call Leadership today to support uncapping the PA Film Tax credit.

 
It’s budget negotiation time again and we need your support to save the PA Film Production Tax Credit program!
 
This
year we are facing a particularly difficult budget negotiation with a
new administration and a very large state wide deficit.
 
 
Governor
Corbett needs to hear your message and understand the beneficial
economic impact the Film Tax Credit has on businesses in southwestern
Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth.
 
Please call the Governor and your local State Representative and State Senator. Tell them how the program has impacted YOU!
 
To make this process easy for you here are some helpful links:
 
Click HERE to find PA Senators and House of Representatives in your district.
 
Click HERE to find out how to reach Governor Tom Corbett.
 
You may use our SAMPLE LETTER to get you started.
 
The
film industry in our region needs the Film Tax Credit program for
continued growth. Please join us in saving this valuable program.