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Fire Breaks Out At North Philadelphia Shelter

Approximately 100 people were evacuated after a fire at a shelter in Philadelphia early Monday morning.


(Left: artist's rendering of a light mast on the median of North Broad Street.  Right: a sample light mast installed on the campus of Temple University.  Images provided by City of Phila.)

City To Install Decorative Lighted ‘Masts’ Along North Broad Street

“The masts are 50-foot-tall, stainless steel columns, with a steel mesh, And they’re lit from the inside, ” explains Streets Department chief engineer Darin Gatti.


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UPDATE: Man That Violently Attacked 75-Year-Old Man, Robbed Female Victim Later That Day

Philadelphia Police say the suspect who violently attacked a 75-year-old man in a gas station, robbed an 18-year-old female one hour later.


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Police: Shooting Victim Crashes En Route To Hospital

Police say a man who was shot multiple times lost control of his pickup truck and collided with another vehicle while driving himself to the hospital in North Philadelphia.


(The Ionic columns once again gracing the front of Einstein Medical Center.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Decorative Columns Restored To Front Lawn of Einstein Medical Center

The columns stood by the entrance of Einstein for nearly 100 years, until a project to open access to the hospital from Broad Street forced their removal.


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High-Rise Dorm Construction Continues At Temple U. Despite Arson Fires

Officials say five small fire were intentionally set on floors inside what will be the residential tower of Morgan Hall, at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.


(Rabbi Yudy Shem Tov in a synagogue kitchen.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Kosher Cook-Off, Fresh Cheeses, and… Waffles!

Hadas Kuznits reports on a chef competition featuring kosher cooking, a New Jersey farm that’s making fresh cheeses in Reading Terminal Market, and a new Philadelphia food truck featuring waffles!


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Pa. Casino Board Solicits Applications For 2nd Philadelphia Gambling Hall

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is reminding prospective developers that the deadline to apply for Philadelphia’s second casino license is just three weeks away.


Eric Blumenfeld (credit: Kuznits)

Developer Eric Blumenfeld Has Big Plans For North Broad Street

More development could be coming soon to the North Broad Street corridor, by the developer who recently purchased the Divine Lorraine Hotel.


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Unity Festival In Logan Has Something For The Entire Family

The seventh annual Unity in the Community Day Festival is taking place in the Logan section of Philadelphia today.


(Maurice Connelly is wanted for the robbery of two Game Stop stores in Philadelphia.) (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Suspect Wanted For Multiple Robberies Of Video Game Stores In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect responsible in multiple robberies involving two Game Stop stores earlier this week.


Developer Announces Plan To Transform Philadelphia Inquirer Building Into A Casino

Developer Bart Blatstein has announced an audacious plan for the white tower on North Broad Street that currently houses the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.


(L-R: Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser, Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans, Pa. Sen. Larry Farnese, Pennsylvania Ballet executive director Michael Scolamiero.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Pennsylvania Ballet Fundraising Gets Lift From Commonwealth

The Pennsylvania Ballet has received a big contribution toward its planned construction of a new headquarters and a ballet school on North Broad Street.


(Kenya Drinks, left, takes part in a vigil for her husband, slain last month.  Credit: Tyler Dougherty)

Family of Man Slain at Broad and Girard Announces Reward For Killer’s Capture

Just a block from North Broad Street, at Girard and Watts, police say someone shot and killed 50-year-old Kevin Drinks on the evening of December 10th, in front of the furniture store where he worked.


(The Uptown Theatre, on North Broad Street near Susquehanna, in North Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Renovations Begin At North Philadelphia’s Historic ‘Uptown’ Theatre

The art deco-styled theatre opened its doors in 1929. It started out as a movie theatre, and by the 1960s it was the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s black entertainment scene.