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Center City Philadelphia

(A 1974 Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup championship ring.  File photo)

’74 Flyers Championship Ring Stolen in Center City Apartment Break-In

Philadelphia police say someone broke into the apartment of Heidi Watson, daughter of former Flyers’ defenseman Joe Watson, and stole the ring (similar to photo).

07/11/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Center City As A Vacation Destination

If a special event brings you to center city Philadelphia, why not make a night and day of it?

05/16/2013

(Tables outside The Plough and The Stars restaurant, on Second Street near Chestnut.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Center City Restaurants Rush The Season With Outdoor Seating

Tuesday’s chilly weather didn’t exactly have people fighting for outdoor seating at Old City restaurants.

04/23/2013

(Phila. PD photos)

Charges Filed In Tuesday’s Mass Disturbance in Center City Philadelphia

Four adults were charged with conspiracy, obstructing highways, failure to disperse, and disorderly conduct.

04/10/2013

(credit: Kristen Johanson)

Police Identify Body Of Burned CHOP Doctor Found Inside Center City Home

But, they say 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti’s body was on fire, found by her dog walker, in the basement of her row-home along the 1700 block of Naudain Street.

01/22/2013

(Traffic has been prohibited from turning from 16th Street onto Walnut Street since last Saturday's water main break.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Center City Retailers Eager To Get Their Street Back After Water Main Break

Foot traffic is flowing fairly smoothly near the intersection of 16th and Walnut Streets, but dump trucks and front-end loaders have yet to wrap up in the middle of the street.

12/13/2012

(Museum manager Candice Helgeson sits inside a climb-in replica of a Wells Fargo stagecoach at the bank's museum in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wells Fargo Museum

You may have walked by and never noticed it, but there is the coolest little museum at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.

07/01/2012

(A Septa bus, highlighted in center of photo, is surrounded by police cars after a man allegedly began choking the driver without warning.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Suspect Identified In Attack On SEPTA Bus Driver

Scores of police officers swarmed a SEPTA bus this morning in Center City Philadelphia in response to the desperate pleas of a driver being choked by a passenger who was armed with a knife.

06/27/2012

(credit: John Shearer/Getty Images for W Hotel)

W Hotel Could Be In Philadelphia’s Future

Katie Martin with the Mayor’s Communication Office confirmed on Thursday that there is talk of a W Hotel coming to the city.

05/03/2012

(Beverly White works at the 20th Ward polling place, at 10th and Oxford Streets, on Pennsylvania primary day.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Pennsylvania Voters Asked To Show ID Cards As State Prepares For New Law

Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary provided a “dry run” for the state’s new voter ID law.

04/24/2012

(Collins Park, in the 1700 block of Chestnut Street.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

A Tiny Urban Park Renamed To Honor A Prolific Philadelphia Landscape Architect

John F. Collins designed the tiny sliver of a park that was built in the 1700 block of Chestnut Street in the 1970s.

01/17/2012

(Bridgette Mayer.  Credit:  Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Art Gallery Owner Fulfills Her Dream

Ten years ago, Bridgette Mayer had an idea: open up her own gallery and show young artists. Of all the cities she had lived in, she picked Philadelphia.

11/13/2011

(The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's "pop-up" garden, in a lot at 20th and Market Streets.   Credit:  Mike Dougherty)

Horticultural Society’s Downtown Community Garden Going Fallow

PHS president Drew Becker says the urban oasis produced more than 600 pounds of food since it opened in June.

10/24/2011

(JFK Boulevard on Monday morning, looking west from 15th Street.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Market Street, JFK Blvd. Narrowed For City Traffic Experiment

Market Street West in center city and JFK Boulevard look a little different today. The city has begun a two-week test of reducing both thoroughfares by one lane.

10/10/2011

(The Phillie Phanatic toss an item to a thrilled Phillies fan.  Credit:  John McDevitt)

Phillies ‘Rally Trolley’ Fires Up Philadelphia Ahead Of Crucial Game 5

The trolley, with a police escort, made its way through city streets for about and hour and a half as beads, bracelets, cheer cards, and rally towels were tossed to pedestrians.

10/07/2011

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