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(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput chats with reporters about the planned visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Says He Knew of Pope Francis’ Planned Visit Early On

Archbishop Chaput is just back from meetings at the Vatican, where the pope confirmed a week ago he will be visiting Philadelphia at the end of next September.

11/24/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Still on Democrats’ Short List For 2016 Convention

DNC officials say the list of potential host cities for the 2016 nominating convention is now down to just Philadelphia, New York, and Columbus, Ohio.

11/24/2014

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Center City Mural Dedicated To Memory of Slain Officer Daniel Faulkner

The mural, at 235 North 11th Street, is on an outside wall of the 6th Police District headquarters, where Officer Faulkner reported for roll call each day.

11/24/2014

(American Airlines jets sit at a gate at O'Hare Airport.  File photo by Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Worried About Travel During Wednesday’s Snow? Hold Your Horses, One Airline Advises

If the weather is making you nervous about flying on Wednesday and you want to change your flight, it’s a bit too soon to say whether airlines would waive their change fees.

11/24/2014

(Clothing and accessories for runners was on sale at the Runners' Expo, a precursor to the Philadelphia Marathon.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kicks Off With Runners’ Expo in Center City

The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

11/21/2014

(Dr. Michael Ross gets a chemotherapy treatment while wearing a "semi-colon" shirt created for him.  Photo provided)

One Philadelphia Runner Participating In Marathon Weekend Amid Chemo Treatments

Two months ago, Dr. Michael Ross was diagnosed with colon cancer. This weekend, he’ll run the Rothman 8K.

11/21/2014

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Full Weekend Of Activities As Philadelphia Marathon Returns

It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.

11/21/2014

(The Hess Toy Truck Museum makes a stop at the Deptford Mall.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Hess’ Museum of Toy Trucks Rolls Into Deptford, NJ, Heading for Philadelphia

“We have all 50 years of the truck on display,” noted Mark DiConzo, mobile museum tour manager and spokesperson for Hess.

11/20/2014

(Wing Lam and his two brothers founded Wahoo's Fish Taco in 1988.  Today there are more than 50 locations.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Fish Tacos, Free Frozen Yogurt, and the ‘No Tipping’ Spot

This week, Hadas Kuznits reports on a West Coast cuisine coming East, an opportunity for a free snack during your holiday shopping spree, and a new Philadelphia restaurant where “no tipping” is their watchword.

11/20/2014

(Manmade snow piles up at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Winter Sports Season Opens

An arsenal of snow guns is blasting out literally tons of snow each night at nearby Spring Mountain. Can ski season be far off?

11/20/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Hear Philly: Running Of The Santas Is Coming To Town

Thousands of “Santas” will flood the streets of Philadelphia for the 18th year on December 13th.

11/19/2014

The Philadelphia Charity Ball (Credit: Sabina Louise Pierce)

Hear Philly: Dinner And Dancing For A Wonderful Cause Thanksgiving Weekend

The Philadelphia Charity Ball takes place November 29th at the Bellevue in Center City.

11/19/2014

(Misha Williams testifies before City Council's Commerce and Economic Development Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

As Strike Threat Looms, Phila. Lawmakers Press For Better Treatment of Workers at PHL Airport

One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.

11/19/2014

(TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy points to some of the items confiscated from air travelers.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

TSA: Knitting Needles And Ice Skates OK On Plane, But Fake Saws Should Stay Home

As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.

11/19/2014

Marnie Conley, Marketing Director of Longwood, accepts award from Cintas. (credit: Longwood Gardens)

Bathrooms At Longwood Gardens Voted Best In America

When you have to go, do it at Longwood Gardens.

11/19/2014

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