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Noël Zemborain; her husband, Alfredo Walker (nicknamed 'Catire'); and their four kids: Carmin, 2; Mia, 5; Dimas, 8; and Cala, 12. (Photo provided by the Walker family.)

From Argentina to Philadelphia, Family Takes Ultimate Road Trip for Pope’s Visit

In March, mom and dad ditched their jobs, drained their savings, and told their three girls and one boy that they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

04/07/2015

(Billie Holiday, in the early 1950s.  Photo by Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

At Last, Billie Holiday Being Nominated For Broad St. ‘Walk Of Fame’ Plaque

Singer Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago today, in West Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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

Harrisburg Diocese Chartering Dozens of Buses to Philadelphia in September for Pope’s Visit

Joe Aponick, a spokesman for the Diocese of Harrisburg, says they are opening bus ticket sales today for members of parishes within the diocesan territory.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

("New Jersey Collective's" Instagram web site.)

Instagram Account Shines A Spotlight On The Garden State

“Jersey Collective” is an Instagram account that showcases the beauty of New Jersey and the many talents of the people who live there.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

(The library of the Pearl S. Buck house.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Pearl S. Buck House

Looking to take a day trip in the Philadelphia area? Why not visit the Pearl S. Buck House, in Perkasie, Pa.?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/05/2015

(Sunday, August 31, 2014 was the last day for gambling at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.   The adjacent Taj Mahal is in the foreground.  Behind the Showboat is the Revel.  File photo by David Madden/ KYW)

After Revel, Developer Glenn Straub Wants To Buy Showboat Casino Site, Too

Two sources confirm to KYW Newsradio that Straub is talking to Stockton University about taking the former Showboat off their hands.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

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Judge OKs Sale Of Revel Casino To Florida Developer For $82M

Three years to the day after Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion Revel casino opened — and seven months to the day after it closed — a bankruptcy court judge approved its sale to a Florida developer for about 4 cents on the dollar.

04/02/2015

(Glenn Straub, leaving bankruptcy court in Camden in October 2014.  File photo by David Madden)

More Jockeying Over Future of Atlantic City’s Former Revel Casino Site

Florida-based developer Glenn Straub wants permission to move forward this weekend on his $82-million purchase offer for the Revel, so he can arrange for an alternate power source.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

The cell where the famous escape originated. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Famous Philadelphia Prison Escape Spotlighted At Eastern State

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the famous escape.

04/02/2015

(The elegant Princess Hotel, in Hamilton.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Recalling The Golden Age of Travel to Bermuda

With the spring cruise season on the horizon, we recall an age gone by, of elegant travel and legendary ocean liners.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Jon Myerow, inside his new Tria venue, on Fitler Square.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Philadelphia’s New Springtime Restaurants

Three new restaurants are opening in Philadelphia to welcome the change of season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Zip guns, shanks, and shivs are among the confiscated items on display at Eastern State's "popup" museum.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Exhibit Recalls the Dangers of Historic Eastern State Prison, in Fairmount

The temporary exhibit, called “Escape!,” features rarely seen artifacts such as confiscated “shanks” (homemade knives), handcuffs, and books of mug shots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Architect Paul Steelman, at lectern, describes his work on Blatstein's "Playground" project.  Blatstein is standing at right.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure Venue

As the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the “Playground.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Credit: Abdullah Pope/AFP/Getty Images)

Showdown Could Be Coming In AC Between Gov. Christie, Democrats

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling out Governor Chris Christie over how to help Atlantic City recover from imminent financial peril.

04/01/2015

File Photo (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Registration Now Open For One Of Philadelphia’s Biggest Races

Registration opened at midnight for this year’s Philadelphia Marathon.

04/01/2015