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(SIGN OF THE TIMES:  The sign at the former headquarters building of Philadelphia International Records is removed.  The property is being demolished to make way for condominium apartments and a hotel.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Famed Record Company Headquarters Readied For Demolition

It’s the end of an era at 309 South Broad Street, where the “Sound of Philadelphia” was born.

10/15/2014

(An artist's rendering of the ice rink being built on the west apron of City Hall.  Image provided by Center City District)

Dilworth Park’s Ice Rink, Alongside City Hall, Will Open Nov. 14th

The skating rink will be open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, until February 22nd.

10/15/2014

(A sports betting parlor in Nevada.  File photo)

New Jersey Tries Another Tack To Gain Sports Betting

This time, New Jersey lawmakers see a loophole, planning to partially repeal the state ban and allow casinos and racetracks to proceed without regulation.

10/15/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: ‘Lights, Camera, Bloom!’

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme harkens back to the Art Deco movie palaces of the 1920s.

10/12/2014

(Image provided by the Academy of Natural Sciences)

Yum! Traveling Exhibit About Our Favorite Treat Comes to Philadelphia

The “Chocolate” exhibit runs through January 24th, 2015, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

10/10/2014

(Malala Yousafzai, at the United Nations in August 2014.  Photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Winner of Next Philadelphia Liberty Medal Also Wins Nobel Peace Prize

In 2012, Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan for daring to pursue her education.

10/10/2014

(Michael Quinn, president of the future Museum of the American Revolution, gestures toward a "liberty tree" dedicated to philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, standing at left.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Tree at Future American Revolution Museum Dedicated to Visionary Founder

The tree was dedicated to the founding father of the museum, philanthropist Gerry Lenfest (at left in photo).

10/09/2014

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

Philadelphia Tourism Agency Gets High Marks For Social Media Usage

A new report by a global travel industry intelligence and marketing firm ranks Philadelphia as one of the world’s leaders when it comes to social media for September 2014.

10/09/2014

(Looking for "diamonds" on Cape May beach.  Photo by Spencer Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cape May Point, N.J. in The Fall

Want a relaxing, nature-seeking autumn getaway, close to home? Here’s one to the Jersey shore that includes diamond hunting!

10/09/2014

(Brian Bevilacqua, bourbonmaster at Bank & Bourbon.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Vegan Food, Whiskey Tasting, Old City Street Fest

Local food merchants are taking part in the Old City Fest on October 12th. A center city restaurant is hosting a whiskey expert for a “scotch class,” and a new vegan restaurant is set to open.

10/09/2014

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

Union Blocks Traffic To Protest Casino Givebacks

Casino workers plan to block traffic on an Atlantic City, New Jersey highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.

10/08/2014

(The Revel casino-hotel resort, on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  August 2014 file photo by David Madden)

New Owner of Revel Resort Sidesteps Rehiring of Laid-off Workers

Among the many provisions included in the $110-million deal for Brookfield Property Partners to buy the closed Revel Hotel and Casino is a statement that the company is not necessarily tied to rehiring Revel workers.

10/08/2014

Atlantic City's Revel Casino building, seen from the boardwalk. (File photo by Ashley Wolf)

Judge Affirms Sale of Revel Casino Over Complaints of Losing Bidder

Florida developer Glenn Straub, the only other major bidder in the auction, complained that the auction process, in its final hours, was rigged against him.

10/07/2014

(Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, left, and Rebecca Swanson, of L&I, at a meeting of Council's "Streets and Services" Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. L&I Pushes Back Against Councilwoman’s Plan For Street Vending

The city’s Department of Licenses & Inspections says street vendor spots are assigned by a neutral lottery, not by a neighborhood group, and L&I would have no way to control what could be subsequent chaos.

10/06/2014

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