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(Philadelphia Museum of Art director Tim Rub, at the base of Rodin's "Thinker," today.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum Shows Off New Exterior Renovations

Restoration work has now been completed on the exterior and gardens of the landmark Rodin Museum, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street.


(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Philadelphia July 4th Fireworks Too Late For Youngsters, Some Complain

“There’s no reason why they can’t do it at 9, when it gets dark,” says one woman we spoke with.


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Wawa Welcome America Festivities Kick In To High Gear Over Next Two Days

The Welcome America bandwagon keeps rolling. Sunday’s events promise to satisfy almost any appetite.


Andrew Stewart, director of marketing and public relations for the Barnes Foundation, stands outside the museum's Merion facility. (Credit: Karin Phillips)

One Last Look At Barnes’ Merion Galleries Before Move To Parkway

The Barnes Foundation will close its Merion galleries July 3rd in anticipation of moving the collection to the Parkway next spring. KYW Newsradio’s community affairs reporter Karin Phillips took one of the last tours through the Merion galleries.


(Helen Diemer, president of The Lighting Practice, is among those welcoming her industry's convention to Philadelphia for the first time.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Lighting Design Industry Tries A Philadelphia Convention

More than 20,000 of the people who light up your life — literally — are in Philadelphia this week for a huge convention.


(Photos by John Ostapkovich)

Makeover Begins For ‘Sister Cities’ Park, Just Off Logan Circle

Philadelphia’s “Sister Cities Park,” on Logan Square, is getting a facelift, designed with the “wow” factor in mind.


(Renee Freeman, at KYW studios on Thursday.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Party Honoring Organ Donors Is Friday Night On Ben Franklin Parkway

“It is to raise awareness and to raise funds so that we can go into the community and dispel myths, educate the public, and raise awareness for the critical need for organ donation,” says Renee Freeman, cofounder and executive board chairman of the group “Donors are Heroes.”



3+ Years In Prison For Temple Student In Parkway Hit-Run

Nicholas Hasselback, 23, was sentenced on Monday for smashing into pedestrian Tony Foltz — coincidentally also a Temple student — as Foltz crossed the Parkway with friends.


(The flag of Cambodia.  Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Flags Of 19 More Countries Added To Ben Franklin Parkway

Now, 19 additional countries are being recognized with installation of their flags along the Parkway, bringing the total to 109.


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Philadelphia Shell Show Is Second Largest In U.S.

The largest shell show in the northeast is being held this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences.


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Man Pleads Guilty In Near-Fatal Benj. Franklin Parkway Crash

Nicolas Hasselback, himself a Temple student at the time, has admitted that he was driving the speeding car that hit and nearly killed 25-year-old Temple law student Tony Foltz.