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Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes First African Lion Cubs Since 1996

On Monday, the Zoo announced its four-year-old African lion, Tajiri, had given birth to four cubs.

07/07/2014

Ocean City, New Jersey. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Some Jersey Shore Businesses Feel Effects Of Hurricane Arthur

Everett is a cook at Johnson’s Popcorn, one of the more popular spots on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. He says, thanks to Arthur, what’s usually one of their busiest days of the year, was anything but.

07/05/2014

(A stereopticon image of the Statue of Liberty's hand and torch on display at the Philadelphia Centennial, in 1876.  Image provided by Library of Congress)

New Book Recalls Philadelphia’s Role in Bringing Statue of Liberty to U.S.

Author Elizabeth Mitchell says the iconic statue’s hand and torch made a trip to Philadelphia in 1876 to help raise fund for the project’s completion.

07/05/2014

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Atlantic City Rolls A Bus Through Philadelphia To Promote Shore Town

“It’s kind of a mobile billboard as well as a nightclub on wheels, but it’s also a social media generator,” says Jeff Guaracino of the Atlantic City Alliance.

07/05/2014

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Food, Fun, Family And Famous Faces Take Over The Parkway

Thousands of people packed the Ben Franklin Parkway Friday for 4th of July celebrations.

07/04/2014

(A fife and drum corps marches in the Independence Day parade.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Independence Day Parade Winds Through Old City Philadelphia

There was an abundance of music, costumes, and American flags, a celebration of the many cultures that make up this city.

07/04/2014

(Vice president Joseph Biden, alongside a large-screen projection of himself, speaks during July 4th ceremonies outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Helps Philadelphia Celebrate July 4th, Mark Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.

07/04/2014

(WISTFUL -- A few hopeful beachgoers find shelter under a gazebo in Sea Isle City, NJ as Hurricane Arthur brushes the coast.  Photo by Brad Segall)

With Hurricane Arthur Nudging NJ Coast, July 4th Is No Beach Day

Hopeful beachgoers were feeling the effects of the storm, with both rain and winds increasing in intensity as the storm passed well off shore.

07/04/2014

(conductor Larry Blank leads the Philly Pops in its traditional Independence Day concert, relocated indoors this year due to weather.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Spirits Are Sunny Even As Iffy Weather Forces Philly Pops Holiday Concert Indoors

Thanks to Mother Nature, the Philly Pops orchestra held its traditional Fourth of July holiday concert indoors at the Kimmel Center last night, instead of the usual spot outside Independence Hall.

07/04/2014

BeachGlow organizer Dane Kunkel and parents Heather and Gerard. (Credit: Carrie Hodousek)

Hear Philly: Wildwood EDM Beach Music Fest Drums Up Support For Red Cross

With an expected 6,000-7,000 people in the crowd, all proceeds will go directly to benefit the American Red Cross for its support of the Jersey Shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

07/03/2014

(The concert stage is set up in front of the art museum for Friday's "Welcome America" festivities on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Urging ‘Welcome America’ Attendees To Keep Cool, Keep Calm

City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.

07/03/2014

Fourth of July Celebration at Fonthill Castle in Doylestown
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3 Bucks County Towns Chosen As Among Best In Country To Celebrate July 4th

A popular destination magazine has singled out three local towns as the best places in the country to celebrate the holiday.

07/03/2014

(Amy De Paoli, at the Victory Brew Hall at Xfinity Live, with some of Victory Brewing's new beer-themed foods.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Food For Beer Nuts, and Chef Garces’ Latest

Hadas reports on a new Chef Jose Garces restaurant in Moorestown, NJ, beer-based foods being offered by Victory Brewing of Downingtown, and a beer-related cooking competition coming soon to Philadelphia.

07/03/2014

(A flagpole attached to a parking meter outside Borough Hall in Doylestown.  Photo by John Davis, used with permission)

Doylestown Officials Irked By Vandalism of Town’s American Flags

The flags are attached to parking meters throughout town, a sign of respect for one of the symbols that represent our heritage and freedoms.

07/02/2014

(Bathers enjoy the surf at an Ocean City, NJ beach.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

South Jersey Beaches May Limit Swimming If Oncoming Arthur Roils Surf Too Much

With seas of six to nine feet expected on Friday from Tropical Storm Arthur, even higher waves could be driven on shore, creating the danger of rip currents.

07/02/2014

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Caribbean Festival At Penn’s Landing

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