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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Escape To Gettysburg On Papal Weekend

As prices head upward at some of the most popular papal weekend getaway destinations, perhaps looking westward is a good option.

08/20/2015

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

Locals Getting Frustrated, Wondering What’s Next At Revel?

Some locals are now beginning to wonder what, if anything, Glenn Straub will actually do with the property?

08/15/2015

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Mayor Nutter Addresses How Businesses Will Cope With The Pope’s Visit

Mayor Nutter said the City Commerce Department has developed an online “business resource center” just for the Pope’s visit that will be on the city website beginning Monday.

08/13/2015

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Popular Haunted Tours Put On Hold During Weekend Of The Pope’s Visit

“Terror Behind The Walls” is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Eastern State Penitentiary historic site.

08/13/2015

Unna the hippopotamus. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Zoo Throws Birthday Celebration For Hippo

Zoo visitors sang Happy Birthday to Unna the hippopotamus.

08/13/2015

Fitzwater Station Canal  (credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Unforgettable Deck Bars On The Water

Summer getaways capped off with a water view at a lively deck bar leave indelible memories.

08/13/2015

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Bridge Commission Votes To Increase Two Delaware River Bridge Tolls

The new rates will kick in September 15th.

08/12/2015

Brian Shapiro conducting a training session Monday at Philadelphia International Airport. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PHL, Hotel Workers Brush Up On Hospitality Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

Hospitality workers in Philadelphia are getting a refresher course in….hospitality!

08/11/2015

Moses Smuckler at the Reading Terminal Market. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Reading Terminal Market Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of Their Amish Vendors

Sarah Levitsky, marketing and event manager at Reading Terminal Market, says the merchants first opened shop here in 1980.

08/07/2015

Gupta on right chats with a market vendor. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Famed Reading Terminal Market Still Unsure Whether To Remain Open During Pope’s Visit

For Anuj Gupta, General Manager of the Reading Terminal Market, the Pope’s visit is a chance to market vendors to the world.

08/07/2015

(An amusement in Ocean City, NJ. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

New Roller Coaster Slated To Open In Ocean City In 2016

A new roller coaster is coming to Playland’s Castaway Cove in Ocean City, New Jersey and is expected to be open in 2016.

08/06/2015

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Ticketing System Being Explored For Pope Francis’ Speech At Independence Hall

With safety and security key priorities, the Archdiocese says it’s in discussions with the U.S. Secret Service, the National Park Service, and the City of Philadelphia to explore the possibility of a ticketing system for the Pope’s speech at Independence Mall.

08/06/2015

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Hershey A Sweet Option For Papal Weekend Getaway

Nostalgia is the key in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And it’s within two hours of home.

08/06/2015

The mural in the City Hall courtyard. (Credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

City Hall Courtyard Mural, Worn By Years Of Foot Traffic And Rock Salt, Is Restored

Artist Nathaniel Lee with the Mural Arts program is leading a team of volunteers in restoring the mural.

08/05/2015

File photo: Toll booth. (Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Tolls Could Double On Burlington-Bristol And Tacony-Palmyra Bridges

The Burlington County Bridge Commission is proposing toll hikes for the first time in 15 years.

08/04/2015