Center City Philadelphia

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

Concrete Foundations For New Market East Project Poured Today

Thirty-five cement mixers have begun pouring the 350 cubic yards of concrete for what is the first phase of the project titled simply “East Market.”

07/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Wrangling Over Evidence As Exterminator’s Murder Trial Begins in Philadelphia

Jason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Artist's rendering of proposed 3D electronic advertising display for 12th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Nutter Will Allow Massive 3D Electronic Billboards in Center City, With Legal Tweaks

Nutter says he has reservations about the huge, sidewalk-level, LED signs, but rather than veto the measure, he struck a deal with its sponsor, Councilman Mark Squilla.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(The probable future site of a Wawa convenience store, at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Wawa Planning New Store for Broad and Walnut Streets

The location was home to Robinson’s Luggage for 29 years. Now, if all goes as planned, a brand-new Wawa store will move into that space.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Mickey Rowley shows off the 50th-floor view from his "Top of the Tower," at 18th and Arch Streets in center city.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Sky Brunch, Wine Week, and a Competition For Charity

A cooking competition by female chefs for the Philadelphia-based “Women Against Abuse” is among the events on tap in the next couple of weeks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin's Olde Ale House, with a "Dublin Donkey."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

A Center City Pub Readies For 2016 Democratic Convention With a Special Drink

Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin’s Olde Ale House, an Irish pub near 13th and Chestnut Streets, calls his newest concoction a “Dublin Donkey.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(The dining area of the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission will be open overnights until March.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Center City Shelter, Already Overflowing, Offers Overnight Seating to Homeless

One of center city Philadelphia’s longest-operating homeless shelters and soup kitchens is opening its doors as part of an overnight initiative to help get homeless men off the streets.

01/12/2015

(SHELVES NEARLY BARE.  Won Song, in his shop that is about to close down.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

End of an Era As Center City Shoe Repair Shop Goes Out of Business

“I’m sad now, but I don’t have a choice,” says Won Song, who has run Superior Shoe Repair, in the 100 block of South 15th Street, behind the Union League, for 32 years.

12/31/2014

(A traffic signal in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Begins New Traffic Flow Improvement Project in Center City

The Traffic Signal Improvement Project will be conducted in the northeast quadrant of center city, which runs from Callowhill Street south to Market, and from Broad Street east to Second.

10/27/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

New Department Store Opening in Former Strawbridge’s at 8th & Market

Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, there is new life for a legendary center city retail location.

10/24/2014

(One Commerce Square, and its adjacent plaza.  Photo provided by Brandywine Realty Trust)

Hill International To Relocate Its Headquarters From NJ To Center City Philadelphia

The global construction management firm has been based in Willingboro and, later, Marlton, NJ since its founding by Irv Richter in 1976.

09/22/2014

Suspect Milton Garcia (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Trial Ordered in Center City Home Invasion and Rape Case

Milton Garcia, a Honduran national charged with raping a woman in her Rittenhouse Square-area apartment this past June, has been ordered held for trial without bail.

09/11/2014

(Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Charter School Seniors March Through Center City To Celebrate and Inspire

Seniors from Freire Charter School made some noise with a noontime march, in celebration of their impending graduation and more.

06/11/2014

(Parking meters in Manayunk.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Rate Hike Proposed For Philadelphia Parking Meters

None of this affects the core of center city and University City, where multi-space kiosks are used rather than the old-style meters.

03/20/2014

(St. Patrick's Day at McGillin's, in center city.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Area Irish Pubs Pouring On The Hospitality For St. Patrick’s Day

McGillin’s Olde Ale House, on Drury Street, just off 13th and Chestnut, has been opening its door since 1860. On St. Patrick’s Day, the crowd starts early.

03/17/2014

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