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(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

(Credit: John McDevitt)

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

Car damaged in Fairmount on October 11, 2012 (credit: Jennifer Bernstein)

Out-Of-Control Car Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Fairmount

Residents on Poplar Street were startled shortly before midnight when a car lost control on and crashed into more than a dozen cars.

10/11/2012

Superintendent Dr. William Hite (center in suit) stands beside Tom Quinn and  Yvette Duperon. (credit: John McDevitt)

Elementary School In Fairmount Selected For Walnut Street Theater Outreach Program

It’s a 5 year commitment where actors and instructors from the theater will hold workshops and performances for the kids in grades K-8.

10/03/2012

(US Sen. Bob Casey, at Maternity Care Coaliton offices in Fairmount, speaking about his proposed legislation, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Sen. Casey Pushes For Better Legal Protections For Pregnant Workers

US Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is previewing legislation that he says would improve laws protecting pregnant women in the workplace from discrimination.

09/14/2012

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Police Officer Accidentally Shot By Partner Out Of Hospital

A police officer hit by gunfire in north Philadelphia during a confrontation in which a suspect was critically injured is out of the hospital.

09/12/2012

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Firefighter Injured Battling Fairmount House Fire

A Philadelphia firefighter was injured while battling a house fire early Monday morning.

08/06/2012

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Top Summertime Bars In Philadelphia

These bars have summertime offerings that will make you think twice about heading to the shore for the weekend.

06/14/2012

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Top Ethiopian Cuisine In Philadelphia

Ethiopian restaurants seem to have one overarching attitude that is exuded throughout multiple locations: friendliness. So bring a crowd, order some delicious dishes to share and enjoy this unique experience.

05/09/2012

(Kelly Otterson, Eastern State's tour program manager, stands under the lamp of an operating room at the former prison.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Two More Sections of Eastern State Penitentiary Being Opened To Public View

An exercise yard for Death Row inmates, and the prison’s hospital section, are being opened to the public for the first time as restoration work proceeds.

03/28/2012

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