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(Artist's rendering of new condominium high-rise planned for 5th & Walnut Streets.  Cupola of Independence Hall is at lower right, surrounded by scaffolding.)

Developer Hoping To Appease National Park Service With Condo Design For 5th & Walnut

Because of its proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Park Service is getting involved in the project.

03/11/2014

Emilio Buitrago and other protestors near the Liberty Bell. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Violence In Venezuela Sparks Protests In Philadelphia

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.

02/16/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Liberty Bell Tapped As Part Of MLK Day National Observance

The Liberty Bell Center provided the backdrop in the annual “National Bell Ringing Ceremony” to mark MLK Day.

01/20/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The U.S.

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

2013 IN REVIEW: Government Shutdown Temporarily Closes Local Historic Sites

The October 2013 government shutdown cost the U.S. economy an estimated $24-Billion, including several million in lost tourist dollars when National Parks in the Philadelphia area closed.

12/28/2013

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

End Of Government Shutdown Brings Philadelphia’s Historical Sites Back To Life

The end of the government shutdown means Philadelphia’s historical sites are now open for business.

10/17/2013

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

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

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Nutter: Using State Dollars To Open Philadelphia Historic Sites Not An Option

Mayor Nutter now says using city dollars for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will not happen.

10/14/2013

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Philadelphia National Parks Closed As A Result Of Government Shutdown

Visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall is a history lesson but it’s unavailable due to another historic event; the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/01/2013

(Tourists were surprised to see a sign on the Liberty Bell Center that the facility was closed due to the federal government shutdown.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourists Caught By Surprise As Historic Sites Close

Many tourist were disappointed as sites run by the federal government were closed due to the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.5.13

Chris reviews yesterday’s 4th of July festivities in Philadelphia and the continuing political strife in Egypt. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Kevin Nealon, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/05/2013

(Young descendents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, accompanied by Mayor Nutter, rear left, and other officials, wear white cotton gloves to protect the Liberty Bell from their ceremonial finger-taps.  Credit: Daniel Reinherz)

Liberty Bell Gets Its Annual Ceremonial July 4th ‘Ringing’ By Young VIPs

Descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence participated in the annual ceremonial Independence Day bell tapping ceremony at the Liberty Bell on Thursday.

07/05/2013

(Mariela Castro speaking at Equality Forum Credit: John McDevitt)

Cuban President’s Daughter Visits Philadelphia To Participate In Equality Forum

The Cuban president’s daughter is in Philadelphia to participate in a panel discussion and to receive an award for her gay rights activism.

05/03/2013

A replica of the new $100 bill, set to be issued October 8, 2013. (Credit: United States Federal Reserve)

Former Counterfeiter Weighs in on Philly-Centric New $100 Bill Design

There’s a lot of Philadelphia in the new design, from Ben Franklin to Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell. But it’s really all about thwarting counterfeiters.

04/26/2013

(credit: Robin Culverwell)

Federal Employees Protest Budget Cuts On Independence Mall

About 150 federal employees gathered in the shadow of the Liberty Bell and the Federal Building at lunchtime on Wednesday to protest the across the board federal government cuts known as sequestration.

03/20/2013

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