National Park Service
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.
Carlos Balsas, 41, was ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from his January 26th comment.
Philadelphia police say charges have been filed against a Tempe, Arizona man, who is accused of telling security officers he had explosives while visiting the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall Saturday morning.
The National Park Service has given two utilities permission to put power lines through scenic recreation areas popular with Philadelphia area residents, including the Delaware Water Gap.
Occupy Philadelphia obtained a demonstration permit, which prohibits sleeping at the site.
Chef Walter Staib says the National Park Service’s request for proposals “made absolutely no sense.”
Over the summer the National Park Service announced they were accepting proposals from other proprietors for the space currently occupied by City Tavern. The September 23rd deadline passed and there were no proposals.
The landmark City Tavern Concession contract will be expiring soon and as KYW’s Michelle Durham reports, the property is owned by the National Park Service and officials there have opened the bidding process on a 10 year lease on the property.
Since 1965, Pennsylvania has received more than $160 million from the federal government to acquire land that, according to the funding, must be used for public purposes in perpetuity.
A suburban Philadelphia collector believes he has a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence made through a 19th Century printing process that damaged the original.
If the federal government does shut down on Friday, some of Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions will be closed to the public.
Officials say sharpshooters have killed 600 deer at Valley Forge National Historical Park, or nearly half of the park’s estimated deer population.
Wednesday is Founders Day, the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service and there’ll be a special program held several times during the day to celebrate in Independence National Historical Park.
The National Park Service has launched a new program to get young people interested in the profession of park ranger.