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Workers Back On Job As Area Historic Sites Reopen

The government shutdown was especially hard on people who don’t work for the government, but were still affected by the federal shutdown.

10/17/2013

Lead bartender at Red Owl Tavern, Paul Dellevigne. (credit: Red Owl Tavern)

Old City Bar Offering A Number Of ‘Shutdown Specials’

In light of the partial government shutdown, an Old City restaurant is trying to help both residents and tourists make the best of a bad situation.

10/02/2013

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Arrest Of Protester On Independence Mall Causes Stir Online

Video of National Park police arresting a protestor on Independence Mall, last Friday, is causing a stir online and helping the young woman raise money for her defense fund.

09/04/2013

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Syria Chemical Weapon Protest Held On Independence Mall

About 70 protestors with the Syrian American Council took to Independence Mall on Friday afternoon to protest the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on Syrian rebels.

08/23/2013

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Hundreds Pack Independence Mall For Fourth of July Tradition

Independence Mall was packed Wednesday night as many gathered for an annual Fourth of July holiday tradition.

07/03/2013

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Folks Throughout Region Enjoy Beautiful, Rain-Free Day

Many people were outside Saturday hoping the thunderstorms stayed away, which turned out to be the case.

06/29/2013

(A member of a precision skydiving team makes a pinpoint landing on Independence Mall.  Photo from National Park Service)

Philadelphia, Home of the American Flag, Pulls Out All Stops For Flag Day Celebrations

On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.

06/14/2013

(Flag Day ceremony in front of the National Constitution Center.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Americans Celebrate Flag Day and Founding of U.S. Army

And the flag is only part of the celebration.

06/14/2013

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Vietnam Vets Reenlist For a Day of Volunteer Copter-Building at Constitution Center

The Bell “Huey” is a helicopter that Vietnam vets are very familiar with. It will be part of the National Constitution Center’s exhibit about the year 1968.

05/31/2013

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Top Memorial Day Events In The Philadelphia Area

Celebrate Memorial Day in Philadelphia with these celebratory events.

05/26/2013

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Pot-Legalization Group Relocates Outside US Courthouse After 2 Arrests

About two dozen protesters raised signs and repeated chants this afternoon, calling for the release of Adam Kokesh and NA Poe, who were arrested at a marijuana protest near the Liberty Bell.

05/23/2013

C. Jackie Cheyney addresses the crowd prior to the start of the parade. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Early Childhood Education Advocates Host Stroller Parade On Independence Mall

A group of early childhood education advocates organized a “stroller parade” on Independence Mall Saturday afternoon to draw attention to the importance of learning before kindergarten, especially among children from low income families.

05/04/2013

(A previous "70x7" meal event, in Belgium.  Photo provided)

For Its 30th Anniversary, Mural Arts Program to Host a World-Traveling Meal Event

The Mural Arts Program has announced a new project that takes art “beyond the wall.”

04/25/2013

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Hundreds Attend 4/20 Protest For Legalization Of Cannabis At Independence Mall

At 4:20 p.m. on April 20th, nearly 400 folks lit their joints in unison at a protest to raise awareness about the social issues that are directly related to marijuana.

04/20/2013

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Trial Ordered For Portuguese Man Accused of Liberty Bell Bomb Threat

Carlos Balsas, 41, was ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from his January 26th comment.

03/08/2013

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