News Roundup June 2, 2017

Dottie's Donuts Philadelphia

Vegans, Rejoice! Dottie’s Donuts Is Opening a 2nd Storefront

Dottie’s Donuts has a very sweet gift for you on this National Donut Day, friends! The makers of delicious vegan donuts (think: rose-water pistachio, and chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-filled creations), who opened their first shop on West Philly’s Springfield Avenue last year, just announced they’ll be opening a second shop verrrrry soon. And the location kind of can’t be beat: They’ll be opening right next door to the all-vegan Blackbird Pizzeria on South 6th Street in Queen Village.

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Community engagement could end up being Rebuild’s most important outcome

It was late last year that we learned more about Rebuild, the city’s new six- to eight-year initiative improving its large swath of recreation centers, parks and libraries under Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration.

Among its set goals, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell said the $500M project would have a focus on “equity and leverage investment” for the communities it would impact.

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Blackwell library reopens in West Philadelphia

Looking for a good book? You can now find it at the Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library at 125 S. 52nd St. (near Sansom) in West Philadelphia.

The Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library reopened its doors after having been closed for 15 months for repairs and renovations.

The reopening of the popular library was a grand celebration attended by hundreds of residents, elected officials and visitors to the area who joined in the festivities which included food, entertainment, a tour of the facility and a host of other activities.

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West Philadelphia spot lands on '100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America' list

Got plans this weekend?

OpenTable, a website used for restaurant reservations, published its list of "100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America" earlier this month, and there's a familiar name on there.

West Philadelphia's Aksum, a Mediterranean cafe on 46th Street and Baltimore Avenue, was the lone Philly eatery to make its way onto the rankings.

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