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Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plan To Redesign, Rebrand Center City Gallery Shopping Mall Moving Along

A plan is coming together to breath new life into the Gallery shopping mall.

04/16/2015

(credit: Stefanie Santo, The Franklin Institute)

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Science Festival Celebrates Five Years

For nine days, beginning April 24, budding scientists of all ages will have the chance to discover the science happening across the region at The Franklin Institute’s fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/15/2015

(File photo. Credit: Thinkstock.com)

Pa. House GOP Leaders Wary of Extending Barroom Serving Hours in Certain Areas

The idea would involve allowing bars in certain areas, such entertainment zones and/or center city Philadelphia, to remain open until 4:00am.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Latest Thorn For Video Companies: Copyright Theft Via Live Streaming

HBO has confirmed it sent takedown notices to the live video streaming service Periscope after several accounts were seen streaming Sunday’s premiere of “Game of Thrones.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(A page on the Phillies' web site promotes the Groupon ticket discounts.)

Amid Sales Slump, Phillies Turn to Groupon To Promote Cheap Game Tickets

It’s a far cry from the 257 consecutive sellouts the Phillies had between 2009 and 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Vincent Nogueira in action.  Photo by Earl Gardner, courtesy of Philly Soccer Page)

Philly Soccer Show: Union Beats NYCFC, 2-1, in First of Two

The Union picked up a last-minute win, 2-1, at PPL Park. The same two teams will battle next at Yankee Stadium.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(The Revel casino-hotel resort, on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  August 2014 file photo by David Madden)

New Owner Working To Get Electric Power Restored at Revel Casino-Hotel, in Atlantic City

Two generators and one backup have arrived at the site, and will be hooked up soon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

Brick Fest Live returns to the Philadelphia Expo Center late April (Credit: Brick Fest Live)

Hear Philly: Lego-Centric Extravaganza Returns To Philadelphia Expo Center

Everyone’s favorite colorful building toys take center stage April 25th and 26th at Brick Fest Live.

04/10/2015

File Photo (Credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Largest Collegiate Fencing Competition In The World’ Happens In Bucks County

Over 1,000 athletes from over 40 colleges and universities will take part in the U.S. Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs National Championship.

04/10/2015

(In the mayor's reception room at Philadelphia City Hall, DRWC officials displayed placards showcasing some of the summer activities along the riverfront.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Officials Roll Out Big Changes To Philadelphia’s Delaware River Waterfront This Summer

The wintertime ice rink, at Spruce Street Harbor Park, is being transformed into a summertime roller rink. But that’s not the only big change taking place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Members of the 1915 Philadelphia Phillies.  L-R:  catcher "Reindeer Bill" Killefer, second baseman Bobby Byrne, pitcher Joe Oeschger, outfielder George "Possum" Whitted, and Hall of Fame pitcher Eppa Rixey.  Photo courtesy Rich Westcott, provided by team)

Phillies Recall Team’s First World Series Appearance, 100 Seasons Ago

The 1915 team was the first Phillies team to win the National League pennant.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(A BUSHEL AND A PITCHER.  Enjoying local blue-claw crabs at a Chesapeake area dockside restaurant.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Ready For Springtime Crabbing?

Maryland crabbing season began April 1st! Why not catch yourself a dozen or two?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Kristin Caine, at Yards Brewery.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Beers, Spices, and a Strawberry-Themed Street Fest

Hadas reports on several entertaining food events coming up soon in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts

“It’s not only a new home but it’s a new chapter of collaboration with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” noted Joan Reilly (center), chief operation officer of Mural Arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes.  In the foreground are the versos of the Cézanne paintings.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum

The two sketches, on the backs of other works by the French master, were discovered when backing paper was peeled away during conservation efforts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015