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Concrete Foundations For New Market East Project Poured Today

Thirty-five cement mixers have begun pouring the 350 cubic yards of concrete for what is the first phase of the project titled simply “East Market.”

07/13/2015

Juliana Noone teaching children about gardening at The Please Touch Museum. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

The Please Touch Museum Debuts Gardening Program

Peppers, green beans and squash are just some of the veggies growing in this little garden outside the museum walls.

07/11/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

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Last US Airways Flight — Ever — To Land In Philadelphia

The farewell flight for US Airways will be a red-eye — Flight 434 is scheduled to leave San Francisco around 10 p.m. and land in Philadelphia after 6 a.m. on Oct. 18.

07/10/2015

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Mayor Nutter Upbeat on ‘World Heritage City’ Designation For Philadelphia

There are more than 230 World Heritage cities around the globe, but none so far in the US.

07/09/2015

(The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board holds a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the renewal application of Sugarhouse Casino.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Pa. Casino Regulators Hear Sugarhouse Request For 3-Year License Renewal

Management spoke about how the gambling hall has been a responsible neighbor in Fishtown while keeping more than 1,200 jobs in the city.

07/09/2015

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds mass in St. Peter's Square. File photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Grab A Taxi To See The Pope? Don’t Count On It, Warn Philadelphia’s Cab Drivers

If you plan on catching a cab to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September, you might want to prepare a backup plan.

07/09/2015

(Student chefs at the Culinary Institute of America.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Scrumptious Visit to That Other C.I.A.

Ever wonder who trains the world’s most amazing chefs? For many the answer is the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY.

07/09/2015

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Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old City

It was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.

07/08/2015

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

Union: Many Taj Mahal Casino Employees Don’t Have Health Coverage

The sampling of 500 Taj workers by Local 54 found almost half were still without insurance, even with a company stipend to help pay for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

07/08/2015

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Hear Philly: Family Fun And Wellness Returns To The Oval This Summer

This year’s summer series is different from previous years. In 2015, The Oval will be featuring artwork on the parkway by Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn of Baltimore.

07/07/2015

Co-counsel Jeff Goodman listens as Robert Mongeluzzi speaks with reporters about the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a duck boat at 11th and Arch Streets.  Photo by Pat Loeb

Lawsuit Filed in Death of Pedestrian Run Over By Duck Boat in Chinatown

“Three deaths in less than five years have proven that the duck boats are dangerous on the water and dangerous on the land,” said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.

07/07/2015

Beachgoers enjoying the water to end July 4th weekend in Ocean City. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Sharks Scare Off A Few July 4th Weekend NJ Beachgoers — But Most, No Way!

Experts have said sharks pose a little threat to swimmers at the Jersey Shore, but that didn’t stop some people from being extra cautious.

07/06/2015

Thousands flock to Margate at the end of June each year for Beachstock. (Credit: Margate Business Association.)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Thrilling Thursdays, Lifeguard Races and Margate Beachstock Take II

As the summer days heat up, so too does the fun and excitement in Margate.

07/04/2015

Thousands are in Old City to celebrate Independence Day. (Credit: David Spunt)

Philly Pops Play Free Concert To Celebrate July 4th In Old City

Thousands from across the world sat on Independence Mall Friday evening to celebrate the holiday weekend.

07/03/2015