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(New York deputy mayor Howard Wolfson, New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg, and George Hirsch, chairman of the New York Road Runners board of directors, hold a news conference on Nov. 2nd to announce the cancellation of the 43rd New York Marathon.  Credit: Timothy A. Clary/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Adds 3,000 Slots After Sandy Forces Cancellation of NYC Marathon

Officials canceled the New York Marathon on November 2nd, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction.

11/07/2012

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Festivities Begin To Take Shape

Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.

06/06/2012

(Philadelphia city representative Melanie Johnson is flanked by fashion models at today's City Hall press briefing.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Details of Philadelphia’s Annual Fashion Celebration Announced

The “Philadelphia Collection” — a celebration of all things fashion — kicks off next week in center city.

09/08/2011

(Michelle Shannon and Melanie Johnson at today's announcement.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s 2nd Annual Fashion Festival Set For September

The topic of fashion will be taking over the city next month with fashion shows, panels, even fashion-themed movies.

08/11/2011

WaWa Welcome America's Taste Of Philadelphia At Penn's Landing (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Wawa Welcome America’s Taste Of Philadelphia Is 3 Days Of Music, Culinary Treats And Fireworks

The Taste of Philadelphia is back in full effect at Penn’s Landing this weekend featuring big name artists such as Aaron Neville and Gerald Vesley.

06/25/2011

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Registration For The Philadelphia Marathon Opens Today

The Philadelphia Marathon is almost eight months away but city officials are expecting a huge response when registration opens today.

04/01/2011

(Warren Oree, on bass at right, and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, perform today for a press converence outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia Preparing For ‘Jazz Appreciation Month’ With Many Events

April is “Jazz Appreciation Month” in Philadelphia, and the city is holding a series of music events at a number of venues around town next month.

03/28/2011

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Kids Participate In Mini-Marathon On The Parkway

The Philadelphia Marathon takes place on Sunday but on Saturday afternoon the kids got a chance to run.

11/20/2010

PHA Board Votes to Put Director Greene on Paid Leave

The board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority voted this afternoon to put embattled director Carl Greene on paid leave as the agency investigates sexual harassment and other complaints against him.

08/26/2010

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