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Pop-up Park On The Delaware To Remain Open Through September

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced Wednesday that its summer-only floating park on the Delaware, Spruce Street Harbor Park, will continue to operate through September 28th.

08/27/2014

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Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League Heroes

And the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.

08/26/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City Accentuates The Positive Amid Casino Industry Downturn

“This is a milestone moment in Atlantic City, one in which consolidation in the casino industry must make way for new opportunities,” said mayor Donald Guardian.

08/26/2014

(Photo provided by Gregory Lattanzi, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ.)

Boy Finds Prehistoric Bit of Weaponry on LBI Beach

An expert at the New Jersey State Museum says the stone point was probably attached to the business end of a two-part paleo-Indian spear, from about 10,000 years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2014

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Sees Plenty of Donor Dollars Available For Philadelphia Mega-Events

One of Philadelphia’s top movers and shakers says there are more than enough deep pockets in the region to help pay for both a potential visit of the pope to Philadelphia next year and a Democratic National Convention in 2016.

08/25/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Atlantic City Progressive Slots Now Interconnected With Las Vegas Pool

It takes progressive slots to a whole new level — and across state lines. And with that, the progressive jackpots are growing.

08/22/2014

(Washington Memorial Chapel.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Fundraising Plan Being Formed For Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge

The chapel sits on Route 23, about a mile west of the park visitors’ center, on 26 acres of private land. It’s not part of the national park, so it doesn’t receive any federal dollars for upkeep and renovation.

08/22/2014

(A flyer from Laurel Hill Cemetery advertising the "Hotties" tour features a photograph of Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first "selfie."  Image provided)

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Inaugurates Its ‘Hotties’ Tour

“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.

08/21/2014

Varnana ("V") Beuria, owner of Chhaya Cafe, at their new space just before its opening.   Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Opening, Relocating, Opening Soon, Opening

Lots of new dining spots are coming to the Philadelphia area.

08/21/2014

The iconic Katz's sign. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: History And Luxury Meet On NYC’s Ludlow Street

As you enter Ludlow Street from Houston on the storied Lower East Side, you’ll spot a sign as familiar to New Yorkers as the Statue of Liberty. It’s Katz’s Delicatessen, the granddaddy of Jewish delis in America.

08/21/2014

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Atlantic City Community Hopes For City’s Rebirth As Prayer Vigil For Workers Gets Underway

“We want to make it clear this is a prayer service and not a funeral for the city,” said President of Unite Local 54, Bob McDevitt.

08/20/2014

(Workers put finishing touches on a section of Dilworth Plaza, now renamed Dilworth Park, in the shadow of Philadelphia City Hall.)

West Plaza of City Hall Readied For Reopening in Early September

The opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.

08/19/2014

(Medical marijuana.  File photo by David McNew/ Getty Images)

Atlantic City Casino To Offer Pot-growing Program

Oaksterdam University is offering the seminar – with potential for certification – at Bally’s casino from Aug. 23-26.

08/18/2014

Members of Drexel Dandiya perform Saturday at the Festival of India on Penn's Landing. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Diversity Of India’s Culture Celebrated At Penn’s Landing

The Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia held its annual festival at Penn’s Landing’s Great Plaza Saturday.

08/16/2014

(The Washington Avenue Pier.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nature Sanctuary Opens at Foot of Washington Ave. in South Philly

Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.

08/15/2014

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