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All Eternity

ALL ETERNITY

You asked how much I love you? This is all I have to say.
How deep is the ocean, how wide is the sea?
How many seeds in an apple, how many leaves on a tree?
If you add them all up, you will see.
Not only do I love you, you’re also my best friend,
And that’s why I will love you – over and over until the end –
Of all eternity.

BY
LENNY JAYNES

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A Shakespeare opportunity!

Shakespeare in Clark Park

The Taming of the Shrew, plus
The Tamer Tamed, by John Fletcher
Both on the same bill
July 27-31, 7 pm
4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Pay what you wish
These plays have separate directors, but interviewed separately, they are entirely in agreement that Shakespeare in Clark Park is a great forum for capturing the imagination of young adults who may not have been that much taken with the plays that they read in high school. Not to mention providing great entertainment for older folks. Shakespeare wrote to entertain everyone, not just the elite of his day, and SCP strives to keep that going for modern audiences
The Taming is particularly challenging, due to the misogynistic assumptions in the original. This dual presentation strives to adjust for that a bit, but retain the value of the originals. Tricky proposition. I will publish a further discussion in this space after seeing a performance. (Pandemic and heatwave frustrated my plan to see a dress rehearsal.)
Seating is in a grassy amphitheater, so take folding chairs or a blanket. Think about traveling by El and subway surface car so as to avoid a parking problem.  Check for rain instructions and other more detailed information at shakespeareinclarkpark.org. And tell your young friends.
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Who Can We Trust

WHO CAN WE TRUST

You can’t see me, I’m unseeable.
You can’t break me, I’m unbreakable, and who am I?
I’m the soldier of your wounded soul, fighting ignorance in a world gone wrong.
When one man can inflict so much pain, on families of children, and children not yet seen. In this world and another one.
Where can we lay the blame?
When People in power think only of themselves, knowing that big corporations will be behind them if they just give them a push.
So, I reiterate – who can we trust?

By
Lenny Jaynes

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Long Long Time

LONG LONG TIME

You said you would love me to the end of time,
You said you would love me if the Sun never shines,
You said you would love me if the Ivy stops growing on the vine.
So, tell me. Who’s holding the keys to these promises that you made, and who would be accountable if these promises were never paid?
Because loving someone forever, is not only in a nursery rhyme.
When you find that one you love, they’re keys and promises you’ll never find.
Because when you love someone forever, you forget about all of the struggles you left behind,
And just keep loving them until the Journey is over, in its own lustrous time.
Because loving someone forever, no keys or promises need to be made.
Because loving someone forever, will take to the end of their blissful days.
No keys or promises need to be made. “That’s called loving each other until the end of time.”
And believe me, loving someone forever – it takes a long long time.

BY
LENNY JAYNES

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Streets Work

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that street improvement work will occur in several sections of the city during the week of June 27th. The work schedule includes temporary, full street closures and parking restrictions.  Weather or special events in the area may alter the work schedule.

Streets listed below are scheduled for paving, a final phase in the resurfacing process. Operations for paving will be performed during the day hours, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The anticipated time to complete the paving of each street segment varies and is dependent on the length and width of the street. Work is being performed by City crews.

 

Hundred 

On Street 

From Street 

To Street  

Police Dist 

Phone 

4400

E Wingohocking St

Oakland St

Sellers St

15

686-3150

4300

E Wingohocking St

Adams Ave

Oakland St

15

686-3150

5200

F St

Marley Rd

E Tabor Rd

2

686-3020

5100

F St

Smylie Rd

Marley Rd

2

686-3020

5100

F St

E Roosevelt Blvd

Smylie Rd

2

686-3020

Unit

Farragut St

Ludlow St

N 46th St

18

686-3180

Unit

Farragut St

Chestnut St

Ludlow St

18

686-3180

600

Foulkrod St

Adams Ave

Tabor Ave

2

686-3020

700

Harrison St

Howland St

Whitaker Ave

2

686-3020

700

Harrison St

Claridge St

Howland St

2

686-3020

700

Harrison St

Tabor Ave

Claridge St

2

686-3020

600

Harrison St

Dead End West

Tabor Ave

2

686-3020

200

Longshore Ave

Martins Mill Rd

Shelbourne St

2

686-3020

400

Longshore Ave

Oakley St

Rising Sun Ave

2

686-3020

5100

Ludlow St

S 52nd St

S 51st St

18

686-3180

5000

Ludlow St

S 51st St

S 50th St

18

686-3180

4800

Ludlow St

S 49th St

S Fallon St

18

686-3180

4800

Ludlow St

S Fallon St

S 48th St

18

686-3180

4600

Ludlow St

S 48th St

Farragut St

18

686-3180

1900

N 57th St

W Oxford St

Lancaster Ave

19

686-3190

1800

N 57th St

Nassau Rd

W Oxford St

19

686-3190

1800

N 57th St

Jefferson St

Nassau Rd

19

686-3190

1700

N 57th St

Dunlap St

Jefferson St

19

686-3190

1700

N 57th St

Haddington Ln

Dunlap St

19

686-3190

1600

N 57th St

Stewart St

Haddington Ln

19

686-3190

1600

N 57th St

Hunter St

Stewart St

19

686-3190

1600

N 57th St

Lansdowne Ave

Hunter St

19

686-3190

1500

N 57th St

Media St

Lansdowne Ave

19

686-3190

1400

N 57th St

Master St

Media St

19

686-3190

1300

N 57th St

W Thompson St

Master St

19

686-3190

1200

N 57th St

W Girard Ave

W Thompson St

19

686-3190

Unit

N 59th St

Filbert St

Arch St

19

686-3190

Unit

N 59th St

Market St

Filbert St

19

686-3190

2000

N 61st St

Lancaster Ave

Lebanon Ave

19

686-3190

1900

N 61st St

Hazelhurst St

Lebanon Ave

19

686-3190

1900

N 61st St

Clifford Ter

Hazelhurst St

19

686-3190

1900

N 61st St

W Columbia Ave

Clifford Ter

19

686-3190

1200

N Alden St

W Girard Ave

W Thompson St

19

686-3190

1300

N Alden St

W Thompson St

Master St

19

686-3190

1400

N Alden St

Master St

Media St

19

686-3190

1500

N Redfield St

Media St

Lansdowne Ave

19

686-3190

1200

N Redfield St

W Girard Ave

W Thompson St

19

686-3190

6100

Newtown Ave

Stevens St

Devereaux Ave

2

686-3020

6100

Newtown Ave

Lardner St

Stevens St

2

686-3020

6100

Newtown Ave

Stearly St

Lardner St

2

686-3020

6100

Newtown Ave

Benner St

Stearly St

2

686-3020

6000

Newtown Ave

Higbee St

Benner St

2

686-3020

6000

Newtown Ave

Comly St

Higbee St

2

686-3020

5900

Newtown Ave

Howell St

Comly St

2

686-3020

5900

Newtown Ave

Van Kirk St

Howell St

2

686-3020

4500

Oakland St

Gillingham St

Orthodox St

15

686-3150

4500

Oakland St

Sellers St

Gillingham St

15

686-3150

4400

Oakland St

E Wingohocking St

Sellers St

15

686-3150

4200

Paul St

Ruan St

Church St

15

686-3150

4200

Paul St

Womrath St

Ruan St

15

686-3150

4100

Paul St

Torresdale Ave

Womrath St

15

686-3150

5100

Ranstead St

S 52nd St

S 51st St

18

686-3180

Unit

S Fallon St

Chestnut St

Ludlow St

18

686-3180

1700

Unity St

Hedge St

Waln St

15

686-3150

1600

Unity St

Orchard St

Hedge St

15

686-3150

1600

Unity St

Paul St

Orchard St

15

686-3150

1600

Unity St

Frankford Ave

Paul St

15

686-3150

1500

Unity St

Griscom St

Frankford Ave

15

686-3150

1500

Unity St

N Penn St

Griscom St

15

686-3150

1400

Unity St

Leiper St

N Penn St

15

686-3150

1300

Unity St

Elizabeth St

Leiper St

15

686-3150

1300

Unity St

Pilling St

Elizabeth St

15

686-3150

1300

Unity St

E Wingohocking St

Pilling St

15

686-3150

 

 

To complete the work, residents should expect parking restrictions.  Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity.  Residents are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary ‘No Parking’ signs are posted, so that vehicles are not towed.  In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location.  Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.

Residents can stay updated on the progress of their street using the PavePHL tool, the City’s web map paving tracker which allows residents to go online and view the progress of a street scheduled for paving. It is one of the several components housed on the StreetSmartPHL.phila.gov platform which allows the Streets Department to communicate to the public about some of its most prominent and visible core services – including paving and permitting.  Future functions of the site will include trackers for snow plowing and trash and recycling collections.

 

While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, residents are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas. The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets.

 

For more information on the City’s Paving Program, visit phila.gov/paving.  For information on all city services, call 311.  Residents are asked not to approach employees for information as they practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Keisha McCarty-Skelton

Communications Director

Streets Department

Planning and Public Affairs Office

(215) 686-5499

keisha.mccarty@phila.gov