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(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

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup

“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.

11/18/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

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Zagat Releases Annual List Of 50 Best Philly Restaurants, Gives Away Free Food

It’s no secret that Philadelphia has an amazing food scene, but what restaurants are the best of the best in the City of Brotherly Love?

11/18/2014

(A horse-drawn carriage at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Confirmation of Pope Francis’ Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into Overdrive

The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.

11/18/2014

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City Prepares For Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

As many as 2 million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a Papal Mass in September 2015 as Pope Francis becomes the fourth Pope to visit the U.S., only the second to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

11/17/2014

(Robert Ciaruffoli and Donna Farrell, president and executive director of the World Meeting of Families, respectively, listen as Mayor Nutter speaks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about the pope's upcoming visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Delighted With Vatican Announcement, Say They’ll Be Ready

It is expected that Pope Francis will take part in events on the Ben Franklin Parkway both Saturday, Sept. 26th, and Sunday, Sept. 27th.

11/17/2014

(Photo by Kim Glovas)

Dems Pressing Local Donors To Help Bring 2016 Political Convention to Philadelphia

Former governor Ed Rendell says he’s confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

11/17/2014

City Hall (File photo - credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphians Earn Not-so-hot Marks For Attractiveness

Travel + Leisure readers have no love for the City of Brotherly Love when it comes to looks…again.

11/17/2014

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Philly To Find Out Whether It Gets A Second Casino

State gambling regulators will meet this week to decide whether, and to whom, to award Philadelphia’s second and final casino license.

11/16/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Taj Mahal Casino To Close In December

KYW discussed the impact with a local gaming industry analyst.

11/14/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

(Opening Day at the Rothman Institute Ice Rink, at 15th and Market Streets.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Dilworth Park Ice Rink, at Phila. City Hall, Opens For Its Inaugural Season

The rink will be open seven days a week, through February 22nd, and will also be open on holidays.

11/14/2014

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