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(The Lyft web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Lawmakers Regroup on Regulations For Ride-Sharing Services

A bill that would create a regulatory structure for ride-share services (such as Uber and Lyft) was scheduled for a state House committee vote today but was pulled from the agenda.

09/23/2014

Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella.  Photo by Lynne Adkins)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s New Artistic Director Hopes For A Great Leap Forward

Angel Corella has danced all over the world and now brings his experience and flair to Philadelphia with this new season.

09/23/2014

(Credit: Dan Wing)

‘Chromies’ Pack Parx Casino Track To Watch Derby Winner Race

Thousands made their way to Parx Casino in Bensalem Saturday evening to watch the 35th running of the Pennsylvania Derby.

09/20/2014

(The Lansdowne Theater marquee promotes a Sept. 20th fundraiser.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Lansdowne Theater Holding Fundraiser To Restore Its Historic Splendor

The money raised at the fundraiser will put the theatre one step closer to restoration.

09/19/2014

(California Chrome takes a turn around the track at Parx, in Bensalem.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Kentucy Derby Winner ‘California Chrome’ Warms Up For Pennsylvania Race

“This horse has no wasted motion,” co-owner Steve Coburn says proudly. The Kentucky Derby winner will run in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby, in Bensalem.

09/19/2014

(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

(NJ governor Chris Christie, in file photo.   Photo by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Welcomes Investors To Atlantic City — Even Donald Trump

Whatever the motivation, Christie says, if Trump wants in, no problem.

09/18/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher.  Photo by  Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Garden Fest, Reading Terminal Update & A High-End Food Truck

A fall festival, some new happenings at the Reading Terminal Market and a Four Seasons travelling food truck.

09/18/2014

The St. Andrews University building. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Home Of Golf And Whiskey

Americans have been fascinated by the tale of “Braveheart” William Wallace who wielded a broadsword instead of a ballot to wrest Scotland from the English. He failed, but American visitors flock to the site of his legendary Battle of Stirling Bridge.

09/18/2014

(Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian, at the Delaware County Press Club, in Media, Pa.  Photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Mayor Lays Out Red Carpet For Town’s Economic Recovery

Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian discussed his long-term goals for the shore town that has been wracked over the past few weeks by consolidation in the casino industry.

09/17/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, third from left, speaks with reporters at the Vatican.  Image from Vatican TV)

Planning Goes On While Awaiting Pontiff’s Official Word on Phila. Visit, Chaput Says

Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.

09/16/2014

(David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, stands alongside its historic marker.   Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wayne Hotel

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.

09/14/2014

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Expert Believes The Strong Will Survive In Atlantic City

For all the pain, one expert says things in Atlantic City are not as bad as they seem.

09/14/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, seen from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Shutdown Warning Letters Go Out to Taj Mahal Casino Employees

As expected, workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel in Atlantic City have received formal warning that their jobs may be gone by mid-November.

09/12/2014

(The "Visit Philadelphia" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency ‘Cooperating’ With DA Probe of Misappropriation

An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.

09/12/2014

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