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(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Smith Memorial Playground In Fairmount Park Celebrates Its 113th Birthday

A Fairmount Park playground celebrates a birthday.

07/21/2012

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Police Officer Injured In Crash In Fairmount Park

A Philadelphia Police officer was taken to an area hospital after colliding with another vehicle in the city’s Fairmount Park section.

06/15/2012

(Brian Jenkins providing testimony) (credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

City Begins Enforcement Of Ban On Outdoor Feeding Programs

The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland took effect on Friday.

06/01/2012

Body Of Dog Found Set On Fire In Fairmount Park

Officials with the Pennsylvania SPCA are investigating the discovery of a dog that had been set on fire.

05/22/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

3rd Annual ‘Art In The Open’ Is This Weekend In Fairmount Park

If you take a walk along the Schuylkill River this weekend, you’ll see 21 artists working outside.

05/19/2012

Smith Playground in Fairmount Park. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Smith Playground Holds Adults-Only Fundraiser In The Park

A gift to the children of Philadelphia, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse first opened its doors in 1899 through funding by Richard and Sarah Smith.

05/15/2012

Stigall Show Log 5.14.12

Chris asks why Saturday Night Live isn’t more critical of President Obama? He talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel coming off their series with San Diego, and Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/14/2012

(Setting up for the "Dad Vail" regatta along the Schuylkill River.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Kelly Drive Closed In Preparation For ”Dad Vail” Regatta

A rowing regatta that has been held in Philadelphia for 59 consecutive years takes place once again this weekend, along the Schuylkill River.

05/10/2012

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Police Hold Public Event To Help Identify The Fairmount Rapist

For nine years now, he’s been out there lurking. And for the last several years, police in Philadelphia have taken a day to remind people about the Fairmount rapist.

05/05/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Celebrates ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ Day

Philadelphia’s premiere children’s museum was celebrating what has come to be known as “Star Wars Day.”

05/04/2012

(Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Popular Tourist Bus Loop Back In A Phlash

The Phlash Downtown Loop returns for the 2012 season, beginning on Friday, with a couple of new destinations.

05/04/2012

Graduates of Ready, Willing & Able on stage in caps and gowns. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Homeless No Longer, 35 Men And Women Graduate From Jobs Program

Hundreds of reunited families saluted their at-one-time homeless loved ones at a graduation ceremony for Ready, Willing & Able of Philadelphia on Thursday.

05/04/2012

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Philadelphia Worker Dies After Electrocution, Fall From Building

Authorities in Philadelphia say a worker was electrocuted at a construction site in the Fairmount section of the city.

04/30/2012

Paula Davis and granddaughter Sydney (Credit Cherri Gregg).

Children Emulate Their Favorite Book Characters At Storybook Ball

Hundreds of children dressed up as their favorite book characters for the Storybook Ball at the Please Touch Museum on Saturday evening.

04/21/2012

(Rebecca Rhynhart testifies at a Philadelphia City Council budget hearing on the Parks and Recreation Department.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Budget Hearing Focuses On Parks Department’s Changing Fortunes

Supporters of Philadelphia’s vast Fairmount Park system packed City Council chambers on Tuesday, urging the lawmakers to restore park system funding that has been cut in recent years.

04/17/2012

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