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City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits Philadelphia

If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.

07/28/2014

Race organizers and riders at Winnie's Le Bus on the race route

Men, Women Riders On Equal Ground At Philly Cycling Classic

It’s different from years’ past, but once again the Philly Cycling Classic focuses equally on men’s and women’s teams, with equal prize money and separate races.

05/31/2014

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Top Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In Philadelphia

When your kids need a diversion from video games and Nickelodeon TV, check out these top kid-centric activities in Philadelphia that won’t break the bank.

05/23/2014

(Strawberry Mansion, in Fairmount Park.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Strawberry Mansion, Beautifully Restored

Strawberry Mansion, the largest of the seven historic Fairmount Park houses, recently underwent a restoration, and you’re invited to visit.

05/18/2014

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Mayor Nutter Orders All City Parks To Be Smoke-Free, Immediately

Under the order, smoking is prohibited in more than 125 Philadelphia neighborhood parks, including dozens in the sprawling Fairmount Park system, totalling 11,000 acres of public space.

04/29/2014

Andy Maunder, President and tour guide for Awfully Nice Tours poses next to private tour van. (Credit: Dan Majka)

Hear Philly: An Awfully Nice Way To Experience Philadelphia

Whether it’s a private driving tour, a walking tour or a day on a Segway, Awfully Nice Tours allows you to experience the finest Philadelphia has to offer, from the city’s great history to it’s food and culture.

04/23/2014

(Volunteers work on trees in a section of Fairmount Park.  Photos by John Ostapkovich)

Tree Surgeon Volunteers Spruce Up a Section of Fairmount Park

This was the “Arbor Day of Service” by the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (“ISA”).

04/23/2014

Crash on MLK Drive on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Police: 2 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On MLK Drive

At least two people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Fairmount Park Tuesday morning.

04/22/2014

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Kidcasting from the Cherry Blossom Festival

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park on April 13th, 2014.

04/14/2014

Cherry Blossom Festival

Top Parks In Philadelphia

When you’re ready to escape the chaos of the city, there are many parks located in and around Philadelphia that offer a relaxing break.

03/28/2014

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High School Student Charged in Burlington County Murder

Authorities say a 19-year-old Willingboro man was arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in a Burlington County park.

03/27/2014

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Group Opposes City Council President’s Plan To Put Restaurants In Love Park

A group of Fairmount Park advocates says that Council president Darrell Clarke’s plan to put restaurants in Love Park would turn that famed site into “a food court.”

02/10/2014

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In Fairmout Park, New Year ‘Countdown To Noon’ For The Young At Heart

The Countdown to Noon was accompanied by cheers as hundreds of parents and children crowded under the dome to watch the Please Touch Museum’s version of the ball drop.

12/31/2013

(Inside each "voting booth" at the Please Touch Museum was a "ballot box" and "ballots" to allow children to vote for their favorite book.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Please Touch Museum Brings Election Day Excitement To Younger Set

Kids at the Please Touch Museum were voting on their favorite book from among those read to them at story time.

11/05/2013

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UPDATE: Mayor Nutter Assists Bicyclist Injured In Accident On MLK Drive

A bicyclist was injured along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Philadelphia Thursday morning, and Mayor Nutter was one of the first to call 911.

10/31/2013

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