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Ben Franklin Parkway

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Local Organization Welcomes Philly College Students

Philadelphia’s college students got a warm welcome Saturday afternoon along the Ben Franklin Parkway for Campus Philly’s annual College Day

09/29/2012

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Police: Graduate Student Raped On Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Ben Franklin Parkway, gateway to Center City along with art and cultural centers, was the scene of a vicious crime early Wednesday morning.

09/26/2012

Last year's Made in America Day 1 (Credit: Melony Roy)

Made In America Shines Positive Light On Philadelphia

The Ben Franklin Parkway is the focus of the music world this weekend as Jay-Z and friends rock the Art Museum steps with Made in America.

09/01/2012

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Security Issues Surface Hours Before Made In America Festival

In the first-of-its-kind Made in America Music Festival up to 50,000 people packed the Ben Franklin Parkway, but over the last 24 hours, police have scaled back the number of officers.

09/01/2012

Made In America - Day 1

Made In America Festival Underway

The two-day music festival is taking over the parkway and putting Philadelphia at the center of the music universe.

09/01/2012

Made In America Festival - Preparation

Possible Positive Economic Impact From Made In America

The true economic impact of the Made In America concert won’t be known for a few weeks, but the concert is already proving profitable for hotels in the city.

09/01/2012

Rapper Jay-Z. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Your Guide To Philadelphia’s ‘Made In America’ Festival

This Labor Day weekend, Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Music Festival will take over Fairmount Park right here in Philadelphia! Here’s your guide to the two-day event.

08/30/2012

Ben Franklin Parkway (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

As Parkway Transformed Into Concert Venue, Mayor Nutter Reassures City On Safety And Crowd Control

“This is a big thing, and we can do big things. We’ve done big things in the past,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on Tuesday, as he assured the public that the city is prepared for the concert.

08/28/2012

(Stage construction for Jay-Z's "Made in America" concert in 2012.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Stage Construction For “Made In America” Concert Underway

Stage construction on the Ben Franklin Parkway began on Saturday for next weekend’s concert and is expected to continue all week.

08/25/2012

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Artist Designs Light Show For Ben Franklin Parkway

Starting September 20th, the Benjamin Frankin Parkway is going to be lit up like never before.

08/08/2012

Park Towne Place Apartment Complex (credit: Jim Melwert)

Power Back On For Hundreds Of Residents At Center City Apartment Complex

Power has been restored to an apartment complex along the Ben Franklin Parkway that had been without electricity since 1 a.m. Friday.

08/03/2012

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Top Upcoming Summer Concerts In Philadelphia

This summer promises a series of musical events in every genre, from multi-day festivals to one-night shows.

07/26/2012

file photo of Jay-Z (credit: Jason Squires/Getty Images)

Jay-Z’s Music Festival Will Have Minimal Impact On Center City Hotel Bookings

It’s a little more than six weeks before Jay-Z’s “Made in America” two-day music festival arrives in Philadelphia. Huge crowds are expected, but hotels in Center City are not expecting to benefit much.

07/19/2012

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Local Religious Group Feeds The Homeless On The Parkway After Court Victory

Early Saturday evening, one of the religious groups that successfully challenged the City’s ban on serving food to the homeless outdoors offered thanks in the form of a meal on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

07/14/2012

(Mayor Nutter checks the weather as he emerges from the US Courthouse in center city Philadelphia, where he testified about the city's feeding ban.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Nutter Appears In Federal Court, Defending Homeless Feeding Ban

The ban is being challenged on constitutional grounds by religious groups who feed the homeless in center city Philadelphia parks.

07/10/2012

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