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The Christmas Village opens to the public on Thanksgiving Day. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

LOVE Park Once Again Transforms Into Annual Christmas Village

For the sixth year, the Christmas Village will bring holiday music and shopping to LOVE Park in Center City beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2013

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Nutter: Bill To Sell Parking Garage Under Love Park Not Moving Fast Enough

Mayor Nutter on Thursday transmitted to City Council a bill to sell the underground garage to a Chicago firm called InterPark for nearly $30 million. But the measure was never formally introduced, and Nutter’s spokesman Mark McDonald says that pushed the deal to next year.

11/23/2013

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Top Tree-lighting Ceremonies In The Philadelphia Area

The holiday season just isn’t official until the trees have been lit downtown. Here are some of the area’s best tree lighting events and ceremonies.

11/22/2013

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Volunteers Provide Clothes, Food To Homeless In Center City

Members of the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club and Friendship Williams Masonic Lodge in Jenkintown were among those pitching in.

11/17/2013

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A Rubber Duck Dash To Raise Money For Dog Kennel Facility Repairs

It’s a ducky way to help a Philadelphia animal shelter raise $40,000 to replace a failed kennel drainage system.

10/16/2013

(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

State Representatives Announce Pa. Marriage Equality Bill In Philadelphia’s Love Park

Reps. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) made the announcement on the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.

10/03/2013

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kicks Off At LOVE Park

City officials, as well as those who work to serve those who face this heartbreaking situation, gathered at LOVE Park Tuesday afternoon.

10/02/2013

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Man Shot 8 Times After Robbery Attempt At LOVE Park Dies

Police say a man shot at least eight times following a robbery attempt in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park has died.

10/01/2013

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Local Musicians Urge Restoration Of Funding For Arts In Philadelphia Schools

While the R&B, rap and rock bands played on, organizers gathered petition signatures at Love Park Tuesday, urging that cuts to music and arts programs in Philadelphia schools be restored.

07/23/2013

(City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.)

Thousands Turn Out In Sweltering Heat For Councilwoman’s Birthday Bash For The Homeless

The sweltering heat didn’t stop thousands of people from attending City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s Annual Birthday Bash for the Homeless at Love Park.

07/19/2013

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Hundreds Upset With Zimmerman Verdict March Through Center City

A group of protesters took their message mobile, marching through the city streets to Independence Hall.

07/14/2013

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Protestors Gather At LOVE Park To Denounce Verdict In Zimmerman Trial

The “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman has sparked protests in cities across the country, including Philadelphia.

07/14/2013

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City Plans To Sell Parking Garage Underneath Love Park

“It was apparent that over time it made much more sense financially to sell the garage than to continue to own it and get that million or so dollars a year,” budget director Rebecca Rhynhart said.

07/11/2013

(Suzanne Erb, who is visually impaired, trains and supports disabled workers.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Center City Event Encourages Employers To Give Disabled Workers a Try

An estimated eleven percent of Philadelphia’s workforce has some kind of disability, and city officials are trying to spread the word that they make great employees.

07/09/2013

(SEIU members rally for immigration reform at Love Park in June.  Credit: Molly Daly)

SEIU Members Rally In Center City In Support Of Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Members of the Service Employees International Union held the immigration reform rally Saturday afternoon in LOVE Park.

06/15/2013

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