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Fairmount

(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

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

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