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North Broad Street

(A pedestrian waits to cross Vine Street at Broad, as cars traverse the intersection.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

In Philadelphia, Crossing Certain Streets Presents Extra Danger for Unwary

The intersection of Broad and Vine Streets, for example: four lanes westbound and five lanes eastbound, including two that serve as the onramp to an interstate highway.

06/20/2014

The Divine Lorraine Hotel, on North Broad Street. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Divine Makeover On North Broad Street

Developer Eric Blumenfeld, president of Eric Blumenfeld Realty Management says construction work on the Divine Lorraine may have been dormant over the past year, but that doesn’t mean his company hasn’t been making plans.

06/13/2014

(With the former Inquirer headquarters as a backdrop, Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke announces formation of "Avenue North Renaissance."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Agency Formed To Promote North Broad Street Revival

A new agency is hoping to do for North Broad Street what the “Avenue of the Arts” has done for South Broad, according to City Council president Darrell Clarke.

05/14/2014

(Rabbi Eli Friedman, photographed at the Rodeph Shalom synagogue by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Biblical Brewoff, and Old City Night Market

A Philadelphia synagogue and a church engage in a friendly beer-brewing competition this weekend, and Old City hosts the first “Night Market” of 2014 next Thursday.

05/08/2014

(The former headquarters building of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Lawmakers Move To Scrub Area Near Proposed Casino

The possibility of a casino on North Broad Street, near Callowhill, is prompting a move in Philadelphia City Council to stave off new pawn shops, payday loan operations, and other shady credit businesses in that area.

04/21/2014

Fire

Fire Breaks Out At North Philadelphia Shelter

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

03/24/2014

(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.

11/19/2013

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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.

10/02/2013

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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.

06/02/2013

(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.

05/01/2013

(Credit: John McDevitt)

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.

02/13/2013

(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!

01/17/2013

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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.

10/24/2012

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.

10/18/2012

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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.

09/15/2012

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