A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.
Folks packed onto Independence Mall to watch Opera Philadelphia’s performance of the Barber of Seville Saturday.
Peace Day, as established by the United Nations, is September 21. In Philadelphia there’s a week of lectures, service projects and concerts leading up to next Sunday.
Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.
“Get off your iPhone!” Doreen Taylor advises. “When I was a kid, my parents packed us all into a car, drove us cross country, and we saw every single national park that we could.”
Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.
Today at noon, Wawa will be giving out FIVE TONS of hoagies in honor of Wawa Welcome America Hoagie Day to “celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of deliciousness.”
It took a monumental effort to get the President’s House exhibit open on Independence Mall four years ago, and now advocates are promising another campaign to get it operating properly.
You can take a stroll through Philadelphia of decades past in a new book that sprung mostly from its author’s collection of old postcards.
Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.
Because of its proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Park Service is getting involved in the project.
Police in Philadelphia are starting to arrest a group of activists staging a protest over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Standing with Ukrainian, Polish and American flags, dozens of demonstrators took over the mall, protesting what is going on in Ukraine.
Violence in Ukraine is spurring a call for action from the local Ukrainian-American community.
Philadelphia’s Venezuelan community rallied on Independence Mall on Sunday to call attention to growing unrest in Caracas and the death of three student protestors there.