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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

(Laurel Hill Mansion.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Built By A Woman, Now Preserved By Women

A group of dedicated volunteers keeps one of Philadelphia’s brightest jewels shining. It’s the Laurel Hill Mansion, in Fairmount Park.

04/15/2012

(A private landscaping company begins refurbishing the grounds around the Philadelphia Irish Memorial for the upcoming season.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Irish Memorial Fundraiser Run Is Saturday In Fairmount Park

It’s the fifth year the Irish Memorial 5K is being held.

04/12/2012

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Police Investigating Homicide In Fairmount Park

Police in Philadelphia are investigating the shooting death of a man in the city’s Fairmount Park.

04/07/2012

(File photo). (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Police Recover Dozens of Stolen Bikes During Dogfighting Raid

Philadelphia Police are trying to match up stolen bicycles with their owners, after a bust turned up more than 50 stolen bikes in the basement of a suspect.

03/28/2012

(File photo: Fairmout Park on a sunny day.)

Philadelphia Ranks Among The World’s Best Cities For Parks

The company behind some of the nation’s best-selling travel guides has just given Philadelphians a reason to be proud.

03/28/2012

(credit: Greater Philadelphia Gardens)

A Guide To Local Cherry Blossoms

Greater Philadelphia Gardens has put together a Cherry Blossom Guide to help you find them in the peak of bloom, before they blow away like pale pink confetti.

03/26/2012

Photo Credit: fairmountpark.org

Top Spring Break Stay-cations In Philadelphia

Don’t have a getaway spring break planned this year? No worries. Here is a list of great stay-cation ideas you can enjoy without traveling too far from Philadelphia.

03/17/2012

(A George Clinton concert at the Robin Hood Dell East, in Fairmount Park.  File photo)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Dell East Naming Honor for Georgie Woods

A city council committee proposes calling the open-air concert stage “The Georgie Woods Entertainment Center at the Robin Hood Dell.”

03/05/2012

(Although her son is a bit tentative because of the hubbub, Cindy Burstein is all smiles after being named the museum's two-millionth visitor.  Please Touch president Laura Foster is at right.   Credit: Michelle Durham)

‘Please Touch’ Museum Celebrates Its 2,000,000th Visitor

There was a big party at the Please Touch Muesum as the two-millionth visitor walked through the doors.

02/07/2012

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, outside a new Macy's window highlighting the police department's mounted unit.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Fundraising Underway For Reconstituted Philadelphia Mounted Police Unit

With no funds available from the city, the Philadelphia Police Foundation is launching a fundraising drive to build a home for the police department’s mounted patrol unit.

02/07/2012

Runners Of Fairmount Half-Marathon Can Refuel With…Beer?

It’s not your typical post-race beverage, but this half-marathon is not your typical race.

02/05/2012

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