Fairmount

(The empty lot that the Spring Garden Civic Association wants to turn into a dog run.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plan For Gated, Leash-Optional Dog Park Divides Spring Garden Community

A community organization in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia wants to acquire a vacant lot and turn it into a private dog park.

03/26/2014

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Millennials Coming To Philadelphia, But Not Staying For Long

There’s good and bad news about ‘Millennials’ in Philadelphia. They’re moving here and they like the town, but they apparently don’t want to stay.

01/26/2014

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Brotherly Love: Fashion at Home at Project HOME

Helping the homeless one sale at a time. That’s the mission of a thrift boutique in the trendy neighborhood of Fairmount.

01/14/2014

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Dozens Opt To Celebrate Christmas With The Homeless

Project HOME offers the homeless a Catholic mass, right at the main shelter in Fairmount, drawing people from all walks of life.

12/25/2013

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Frankford Water Main Break Impacts Neighborhoods, Businesses Across Philadelphia

The water main break Monday morning in Frankford had far reaching effects across Philadelphia.

12/23/2013

(Steven Cook of Zahav restaurant.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Thanksgivukkah and Other Foodie News

It’s a rare confluence of the Jewish and American calendars. Plus, food-related holiday gift ideas and dining suggestions!

11/21/2013

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Philadelphia Makes List Of Top Cities For Trick-or-Treating, Again

Within Philly city limits, Mount Airy was rated the top neighborhood to trick-or-treat in.

10/17/2013

(City and neighborhood leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon at Francisville Playground.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Refurbished Playground Puts New Sparkle on a Fairmount Enclave

City Council president Darrell Clarke says the $275,000 restoration project was completed in about a month.

09/25/2013

(Brett Bertolino, director of operations at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Historic Prison Site in Fairmount Now Available For Weddings

“It’s seems a little bit strange, but people really like this building,” says Brett Bertolino, director of operations at Eastern State Penitentiary.

09/06/2013

(Jeff Michaud, co-owner of Pizzeria Vetri.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Center City Restaurants, Vetri Pizza, and… Honey!

Pizzeria Vetri opens this coming month in Fairmount, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is September 6-8th, and Restaurant Week hits center city starting September 15th.

08/29/2013

Inside the halls of Eastern State Penitentiary. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Eastern State Penitentiary Puts The Spotlight On Prison Food

Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting “Prison Food Weekend” on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

06/04/2013

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Top Philadelphia BYOBs: Fairmount

In search of a great BYOB? Head north of Center City to Fairmount, where you’ll find several surefire bets for good eats and casual drinks.

03/23/2013

FILE PHOTO:  Mayor Michael Nutter speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine Has Mayor Nutter Asking For Investigation

The article, titled “Being White in Philly,” features a series of interviews with anonymous white residents from different areas of the city who share stories about their interaction with black residents.

03/15/2013

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Hundreds Strip Down To Their Underwear In Fairmount For Charity Run

Philadelphia is one of several cities in the country that held Cupid’s Undie Run Saturday benefiting a children’s charity.

02/09/2013

Wings at McCrossen's. (credit: Suzanne Woods)

Fairmount Tavern Blends Seasonal Favorites With Flair

This sleepy little tavern — hidden from the crowds thronging to the Barnes Museum or shopping at Whole Foods — is the latest creation by Chef Townsend Wentz and globe-trotting sommelier/GM Lauren Harris.

11/09/2012

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